Laura Lewis, Multi-unit franchise owner in Idaho
Women are changing the franchise industry. According to FranNet opens in new window, female franchise ownership is on the rise and has increased by 83 percent between 2011 and 2017. Women are drawn to the franchise industry, and for a great reason - they are excellent franchise owners. They’ve got the drive, a desire to be well connected, a craving for work/life balance, and the business acumen to join a well-oiled machine.
Taking Charge & Answering to Themselves
These days women would much rather take control of their destiny rather than have it decided for them. The ability to take charge of their career and watch it flourish leads many women to entrepreneurship.
A Strong Community Connection
Women business leaders are often well-connected individuals who enjoy networking with like-minded people. By becoming franchisees, they are positioned to not only take on a more active role in the community, but they will also join a network of existing franchise owners. Female entrepreneurs also excel at building a strong community within their business. They understand that relationships are as valuable as results.
The Work/Life Balance Myth
Women can have their career, and family too. Franchising is ideal for women entrepreneurs who seek something beyond the typical nine-to-five. Let’s face it: life isn’t predictable. Franchising allows you the flexibility that’s absent in most workplaces.
Why Reinvent the Wheel?
Women are calculated risk takers. They understand that you don't need to reinvent the wheel. A proven, trusted business model with a history of success means they can jump right into the system and put it to work. Joining a franchise offers the benefit of an already well-established set of procedures, policies, and tactics in place. It's what drew Laura Lewis, a Batteries Plus Bulbs multi-unit owner to the organization.
I was reaching the end of my time in the corporate world and decided that I needed to change career paths. I wasn’t certain I really wanted to work for someone else. Working for myself seemed like a good idea, but I didn’t want to do it all myself. Purchasing a franchise felt like the perfect solution to me."
Laura Lewis, Multi-franchise owner in Idaho
Women Owners Wanted!
There are numerous reasons women are flocking to the franchise industry in great numbers, and we're excited to see our female Batteries Plus Bulbs owners succeed. We're always looking for strong, enthusiastic women to join our Franchise Family. To learn more, please fill out this form, or call 866-855-8577.