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Women in Franchising: Why Now Is A Great Time to Join a Franchise

With more women than ever entering the world of franchising, there has never been a better time to start your own cleaning franchise business.

In the UK women account for almost 25% of franchisees, with 17% of franchises being owned by men and women working as partners. According to FranNet, female franchise ownership increased considerably by 83% between 2011 and 2017, meanwhile there was only a 13% increase in male franchise ownership.

Having What it Takes

Women are known to be financially pragmatic when it comes to running a business, which reduces the chance of financial issues, and also tend to be more realistic and aware of risk.

This may encourage many women to opt for opening a franchise, rather than starting a business from scratch, due to the lower costs involved and an already established brand behind it, making it the more promising choice.

As well as financial nous, women tend to have excellent communication skills – a desirable trait for franchisees. This effective communication helps with networking and gaining support from people within their chosen industry.

This encourages a more collaborative approach to working too, as the idea of opening an already established franchise can mean working for yourself, but within a larger team. Therefore, you know you are surrounded by support and people just as motivated and passionate as yourself.

The advantage of flexibility is also attractive to female franchise owners, allowing them to fit their work around their home and personal life. The freedom to be in charge of your own schedule takes the pressure away from trying to juggle multiple responsibilities and can pave the way for a more balanced lifestyle.

Becoming a Franchisee

At MCS Franchise we provide professionals with the opportunity to become their own boss by running a commercial cleaning franchise. As well as the financial rewards, becoming an MCS franchisee will also offer you control over your life, flexibility and the chance to develop new skills and meet new people.

For further information on our franchising opportunities, get in touch with a member of the MCS team today.