It has become increasingly common in households with two parents for both to work. Even though overall residential income may increase in these situations, dual working parents often have little time and energy to enjoy the fruits of their labor with their family.
Since 2002, 42 percent of employees surveyed reported “some” or “a lot” of work-family interference in FWI’s Time and Workplace Flexibility Study. Furthermore, employees are more likely in 2008 than in 2002 to report feeling deprived of time for themselves and much more likely to report feeling deprived of time with children—now reported by 3 in 4 employees. Specifically, women’s work-life conflict has increased from 34 percent in 1977 to 43 percent in 2008.
The attempt to spend more time at home and with the family means an increased interest in home business options that allow parents to work from home. For many mothers who wish to spend more time near their family and at home, franchising is an effective, flexible, rewarding and supportive business option. There are many benefits to operating your own franchise opportunity from home:
- Time Flexibility
- No Commuting To Work
- Job Satisfaction/Ability to Manage Schedule
- Business Support and Training
Perhaps one of the biggest benefits of investing in a home-based franchise is the opportunity it provides mothers to not only stay at home and spend time with their children, but also to re-enter the workforce. For many work-at-home moms, franchising offers rewarding and highly satisfactory opportunities in a variety of industries.
Child-related franchises and specialty retail franchises are two common choices for stay-at-home moms, though there are many franchise systems focused on recruiting individuals seeking a new personal work-life balance. Find one that is compatible with your interests and abilities today!