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Women should consider franchises after taking career break

By: Deborah Bates
02 February 2011

Women who have taken a career break after having children or to get away from the rat race should consider investing in one of the UK's business franchise opportunities.

That's the opinion of experts Sarah Cresswell and Moira Holden, who spoke to The Franchise Magazine about their thoughts.

"Running around after children and being at the head of a busy household requires a very organised approach to life. Mums learn to prioritise and know just how valuable very minute of the day is," Holden claimed. "Mums factor in after-school activities, birthday parties and work out transport logistics when there's a clash of events."

"These are vital skills in the business world, particularly in the franchise sector. A mum's work doesn't revolve around a 9-5 schedule, so this makes her far more adaptable to the flexible yet systematic attitude needed in running a franchise."

Cresswell, a successful franchisee who started her own businesses in 2002, added: "Investing in a franchise means you have a tried, tested and reputable business, which you can enjoy growing from day one, with exactly the right type of support and network around you."

"What I love about the franchise model is that, if you find the right one for you, it can make the dream a secure reality. I believe the true value of investing in the right franchise is in being part of a team who really understand you and you business, and who will support you through each step of your business growth and development."

Their opinion has been echoed by many business experts, with Tom Endean telling "Time and again, franchising has greatly out-performed other start-up businesses. [Its] robust business model, fuelled by dedicated individuals, encompassing many different skills and backgrounds, opens up countless opportunities for people looking for a new start."

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