Welcome to the Women In Franchising section on www.FemaleFranchise.co.uk. This is a monthly series of special features including interviews and profiles of leading females in the franchising industry. Showcasing Franchisors, Franchisees or specialists in the franchise industry, these articles seek to present articles on franchising highlighting female involvement.
Welcome to the Women In Franchising feature page on www.FemaleFranchise.co.uk.
This page is dedicated to a monthly series of 'Women in Franchising' special features including interviews and profiles of leading females in the franchising industry. Showcasing Franchisors, Franchisees, specialists in the franchise industry and relevant women in business, these articles seek to present articles on franchising highlighting female involvement.
This month we hear from Southampton Franchisee Elena as she talks about her Nationwide Cleaners Franchise. Nationwide Cleaners is a home-based, flexible Cleaning Business. This is a management franchise which provides high earning potential and flexible working hours.
"I recommenced work earlier this year after a long break for many years while looking after children. The hours are very flexible and a call centre can take the incoming phone calls if I am busy with the children or domestic tasks. I then ring the clients back when I am free.
I set my own hours which would not be something I could hope for from a conventional employed position. Denise in Newcastle also runs her part-time business around her young son, so I knew it would work.
I do not live in Southampton, but the contact with staff and clients is by phone and email so this has not proved to be an issue. There is very little travelling involved and it is a home-based business.
Obviously the role is different from traditional employment as I am responsible for every area of my work and it relies on my own motivation. There are a wider range of challenges than in a 9 to 5 office environment and I have to be prepared to do whatever is necessary to keep clients happy and to hire good staff.
There is always support available from head office and other franchisees. I now have a decent income from regular clients. There is a money back guarantee for the franchise fee I invested in order to join the company providing sufficient marketing is undertaken and I am helped with this a lot by head office who want me to succeed."