Women Owned Businesses Take Focus with New Infographic

August 26, 2013 / BLOG POST Women Owned, Entrepreneur Statistics
As a tool, infographics can bring data and images together to create a useful look at key issues affecting small and large businesses, including within franchising.  A recent release by the National Women’s Business Council offers a detailed look at women owned businesses in the U.S. with the help of an eye catching infographic.Some of the key points emphasized are women owned vs. women led bu... Read more.

Research Tools for Potential & Existing Women Franchise Pros

May 15, 2013 / BLOG POST Starting Your Own Business, Women Owned
Why are women and franchising an excellent combination? Statistics continue to show that more and more women are turning to franchising for career prospects in various fields, and franchisors are seeking them out.  Reasons for this include key ways that franchising suits women, flexibility and opportunities outside of a 9-5 career, and increased incentives for entrepreneurial minded individuals ... Read more.

Women Owned Operations Expand in Franchising With Support Available

March 22, 2013 / BLOG POST Franchising Industry, Franchise Regulations, Starting Your Own Business, Managing Your Business, Women Owned
One of the greatest concerns for female business owners is acquiring the support and industry play time necessary to make a healthy business last, which means access to funding and mentoring support to increase total industry sales alongside competitors.  Naturally these aspects of running a business are important for any business operator regardless of gender, yet women business operation is ... Read more.

Happy International Women's Day From Franchise Direct

March 8, 2012 / BLOG POST Blogroll, Franchising Industry, Identifying Business Opportunities, Women Owned
It's International Women's Day today and we'd like to take an opportunity to celebrate the role that women play in our lives, especially in the world of franchising.It's impossible to fully capture the huge contribution women have made to the evolution of franchising in one blog post. Whether its the head of franchise organizations like Caterine Monson of FASTSIGNS and Dina Dwyer-Owens of the... Read more.

The Search For Quality For Franchise Information

May 6, 2010 / BLOG POST Women Owned
Many people are curious about franchising, but purchasing a business can be such a daunting proposition that few know where to begin. Google is the first place many people start. It was where Demetra Navab Talghani began for her article this week on franchising in the Kansas City Star. Talghani writes a column for hybrid moms in the paper, and recently dealt with the question of mothers... Read more.

Franchising for women beats entrepreneurship

July 9, 2009 / BLOG POST Women Owned
Earlier this week we discussed the advantages of franchising versus entrepreneurship. We’d like to continue this discussion, just from a different angle. A leading American university has conducted a very insightful study on the effect of gender stereotypes in molding entrepreneurial opportunities, and the study supports our feeling that franchising offers women (and men) the best path to s... Read more.

Natural born franchisees?

June 16, 2009 / BLOG POST Women Owned
Can humans be born with the hard-wiring to be successful at franchising? Is it a genetic intelligence that makes some people more successful than others at running a small business? These are some of the questions that tantalize us. We were fascinated to read a recent article explaining why women are natural born franchisees.Allbusiness.com recently ran an interview with Mary Ellen Sheets, who... Read more.

Franchise Update: June 2nd, 2009

June 2, 2009 / BLOG POST Women Owned, Green Businesses, Franchise Videos, Franchise Update, Enterpreneurship Courses
In this week's Franchise Update, we are bringing you news on the IFA's upcoming MinorityFran seminars, as well as news on the latest addition to Franchise Direct's online family: Franchise Direct Canada! Click here to download this week’s Franchise Update, or watch in the player below: [flv]http://video.franchisedirect.com/8abd8b5f4db40aad0c1a3c087815d51b.flv[/flv] The IFA have announced d... Read more.

Women and franchising: the social media link-up

May 20, 2009 / BLOG POST Women Owned
We’ve all witnessed the rapid and remarkable rise of Twitter and Facebook over the last year or so. Social media has quickly become part of the fabric of our lives, but it’s also bringing franchisors and franchisees together.And as analysts crunch the numbers, an interesting portrait of social media use is beginning to emerge, especially where women are concerned. A recent study by women’s blog ne... Read more.

How to be a successful Mompreneur

May 13, 2009 / BLOG POST Women Owned
It’s time to introduce a new kind of entrepreneur: the Mompreneur. She is a woman who, on top of tackling the challenges of raising children and keeping a house in order, is out there starting a business. It’s not as impossible as it sounds, as one franchising Mompreneur is currently proving. Lisa Druxman is a mother of two and the founder of Stroller Strides, the fitness franchise for new mot... Read more.
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