There are a wide variety of opportunities for women entrepreneurs, and some statistics show that female entrepreneurship is steadily on the rise.
Currently approximately 25% of franchises are owned by women (IFA) and this is an encouraging statistic for every aspiring business woman out there. Bearing this in mind, many franchises are now being exclusively catered towards women and this is great for many women who were discouraged when the thought of starting their own business arise.
If you’ve been wondering what the top 10 franchise choices for women are currently, then keep reading this post. This should at least give you some ideas if you are willing to start your own business, yet were always tentative about exactly what go for.
This is a great opportunity for women, and companies such as Focalpoint are the proof. People in business are always looking for advice or a way to improve their services. This consultation opportunity is an ideal transition for the babyboomer generation to set their foot firmly in the coaching field, providing a smooth way to move into a post-corporate venture.
Companies like Brightstar, which is currently the number 2 women-led company in the US, are a testament that healthcare is a great opportunity for women. This could include anything from providing advice to a variety of clients, to staffing services for the medical field, families and more. This also includes care for the elderly of course.
Beauty products like make-up or accessories are always a profitable venture to get into, and there is ample space for women entrepreneurs to undertake such opportunities. Men are more fashion and beauty aware than in the past, and these kind of opportunities do not have to be specifically aimed at women, even if they are women-led businesses.
This is an interesting venture and may not appear to be as profitable as the others. A company like Bark Busters though would prove otherwise, founded and led by Sylvia who has ensured the brand’s success over the years.
This is a sector, like beauty, which could potentially see great success from women entrepreneurs. This is also ideal for women who like to spend more time among their family, or at home in general, since the management staff can usually take care of matters in a 24/7 fitness centre.
There are plenty of coffee franchises available, but this does not mean that they are any less profitable. This type of business caters to a varied demographic, and even to people who wish for a healthier lifestyle.
Setting up a cleaning business can prove to greatly successful if done right, and it is a great opportunity for women anywhere. “Ecomaids” is owned by women and provides a great example of how a successful women-led cleaning business operates. There is also room for innovation in this sector, and maintaining an eco-friendly approach will undoubtedly ensure a greater long-term success.
It is rather generic to suggest a restaurant as an opportunity which offers great potential for women, but food remains a highly profitable business. Whether fast or slow food, it is a sector which can be enourmously profitable for women anywhere. Creativity is good, and ideas are always welcome.
Internet (Writing – Translation – Freelancing)
Women form a large part of the online freelance working world (i.e. WAHM forums) and setting up an online franchise with this in mind can be great. It could be something related to translation services, or a freelance writing site. This is a rapidly growing industry and is proving fruitful for both men and women.
Massage and Therapy
There are a great number of therapeutic services which could form the basis of a franchise, and something like the women-led “Zen Massage” is a testament for women’s success in this business. The SPA industry has seen a steady growth, and setting up a business in this sector could prove fruitful for women entrepreneurs.
We hope you have enjoyed reading about these top franchises for women, and that they have provided some ideas for your future endeavours.
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