We all love a business success story and in this case there are five of them to celebrate.
Carolyn Dufton principal of franchisingplus consultancy knows a thing or two about franchising. She started the hugely successful Hire for Baby back in 1988, sold it on to one of her franchisees and now consults back to the current Franchisors who boast over 90 franchises Australia wide.
Carolyn has a history of working with successful women but even she is amazed at the number of women who have taken the mammoth leap of franchising their businesses.
" My last six franchise development clients have all been women and they're all saying the same thing. They have so much business that they can't handle it themselves and want to share their great businesses through franchising".
Dufton predicts that there is at least one 2014 Telstra Businesswoman of the year in her current exciting crop of franchises.
The choice of franchises on offer is diverse. The common denominator is females and mothers with impressive business experience.
Blush Brides is a Bridal Hair and Makeup business headed up by Kim Mc Gann. Kim has fast built a reputation as a Bridal Beauty Expert with her work, and the work of The Blush Brides team, gracing the pages of many bridal magazines and women's national selling magazines.
Kim is keen to recruit skilled makeup artists or hair stylists to help service their many NSW clients and grow the brand nationally.
Melissa Sanders partner of IC Print and Design already has four national franchises on board and is aiming to expand the franchise further in 2013. This franchise is home based and a flexible business making it perfect for a family focussed individual or couple. Full training is provided.
Dawna Leung had potential franchisees queuing up for an All Language Stars (ALS) franchise before the paperwork was finalised. Within a month of franchise documentation being completed four franchisees were signed up and ready for training. Mandarin is one of the many languages taught by ALS. Franchisees do not need to teach a language themselves and can run a language school with full training and ongoing support provided.
Something Fabulous creates wedding invitations and stationery and is currently interviewing for their first franchisee. This business is headed up by Lynn Crow an accomplished business woman with marketing and Public relations expertise, a great support for any franchisee in this system.
All of these franchises offer flexible working conditions and will appeal to women and men seeking accommodating business and lifestyle choices.
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