Flexibility, Resources and Networking: Tips from Females in Service Based Franchises
Over the years, the franchising industry has seen an increase in women interested in pursuing new opportunities. At BELFOR Franchise Group (BFG), we’re able to provide the flexibility, support and network for those interested in starting their own business. With BFG’s family of brands – which include 1-800 WATER DAMAGE, Chem-Dry, Delta, DUCTZ, HOODZ, N-Hance, Blue Kangaroo Packoutz and Z PLUMBERZ, there are opportunities to obtain an adjustable schedule and workflow in owning and operating service based franchises. Female entrepreneurs who may be balancing family or non-work-related priorities, can run their own business with support from a reputable brand with established franchises across the U.S. and the globe.
BFG’s network of female leaders and owners have compiled a few pieces of advice for women who might be considering a career in franchising or have just started on their entrepreneurial path.
Identify unique strengths.
“Even with viable resources, women have inherent skill sets and traits that diversify us in any industry or work role. Working in a male-dominated industry has brought out skills and traits for me such as commitment, integrity, and honesty, which I’ve used to my advantage in building my kitchen maintenance franchise.” – Carol Tippett, Owner of HOODZ of Clackamas
Knowledge is key.
“It is important to know your business inside and out, especially your customers and how to market them. Knowledge has been key to my success. My fellow BFG franchisees are often my best resources because they have seen many unique situations in the industry that are not translated from initial training.” – Patty Clisham, Owner of DUCTZ of West St. Louis
Develop a strong support group.
“A strong support group and great internal relationships will go a long way, especially for women who own and operate service-based franchises. Female franchisees should be confident in their ability to run successful businesses, be leaders to their teams, and contribute to their communities. Developing an inner circle of support and collaboration among family, friends, employees is beneficial for overall success.” – Melanie Parker, Senior Vice President, BELFOR Franchise Group
If you’re interested in learning more about how you can become a franchise owner, please reach out to our BFG team here.