Franchising Stronger Together

We’re all at different stages of our career, so what’s next on your to-do list?

If you’ve always dreamt of running your own business, or have a business which is ready for expansion, now is the right time to turn your dream into an achievable goal. At EWiF and the bfa, we love supporting women with their career goals through franchising.


We believe you can have it all – whatever “it all” means to you.

If “it all” involves the goal to run a successful business which you can grow beyond your wildest dreams, we know this is an attainable one! We’ve seen many women tick it off their lists, fully supported by the franchise industry.

Discover how franchising can help you take control of your career

There are some identifiable barriers which hold us back from pursuing our dream. When it comes to running a business, these include:

  1. Overcoming feelings of risk-avoidance/anxiety
  2. Funding a franchise business / growing a franchise network
  3. Building a business around family commitments
  4. Dealing with a negative mindset when preparing to start a business

Over the coming months we’ll explore them together, and see how you can take steps to overcome every single one of them… and become the success you aspire to be.

Knowing your options can help you take control of your career

Research has shown how women often don’t run their own business because they don’t know where to start. If you knew what opportunities were open to you, we think you’d soar as the owner of your own business.

The biggest barrier for female entrepreneurs: Finance

When you think about barriers holding you back from starting your own business, how high up the list is finance? For some, it’s the lack of funds, for others, it’s the fear of not having a regular income, or having to borrow money.


Building a business around your family commitments. 

There are many similarities between running a business and managing a family. No matter how old your children are, there are opportunities open for you to start your own business, right across the franchise industry. 

Dealing with a negative mindset 

So, one of the first steps to reaching your desired goal, is to change your mindset… easier than it sounds, right?! We recognise we live through experiences which shape how we perceive ourselves and could hold us back from pursuing our career goals.

Role models who inspire us

At EWiF, we recognise the power found in women working together: #WeAreStrongerTogether. 

But, did you know franchising is filled with incredible women from all walks of life? Women who took their dreams, and made them a personal success story. We hope, as you read their stories, you’re as inspired by them as we are.

Maybe even inspired enough to start your own franchising story.

Suzi McCafferty

Platinum Wave

Tapping into your past experiences for a better future

Julie Maxted

The Pets, Homes & Gardens Company (PHG)

Overcoming fear to excel in business

Denise Hutton- Gosney


Growing a business around managing your child’s health

Lucy Fernando

Fantastic Services

Leaving my comfort zone helped me mature and grow as a woman

Pam Gordon

Franchise Consultant at The Franchising Centre

Discover the joy of flexible working around your family


Kate Markham


When life is turned upside-down, you don’t have to stay there

OK… I think I can do this! What’s my next step?


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Let us explore this next stage together. Contact us at the bfa and at EWiF to see if we can connect you with someone as you find your tribe and start your own franchise journey.

Through the bfa: We’ve developed free educational courses for prospective franchisors and franchisees. Hosted online, they’re designed for your convenience, so you can access it whenever it suits you. Register for free.

Through EWiF: EWiF host free Regional Meetings throughout the year. Speak to real franchisees, franchisors, and service providers, as you discover more about the benefit of franchising for yourself. Find the next meeting in your area.