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.

What to consider when looking at funding. 

Guest Blog: Hitachi Capital Franchise Finance. Your business is doing well, you want to grow further, but investment is problematic. Is this a real issue, or are there ways you can overcome it, and successfully scale your business?

Women can grow a business, too!

We also know it’s hard to imagine yourself at the top of the ladder, when there are so few women to inspire us to make it. Franchising is filled with incredible women from all walks of life, who have taken their dreams, like you, and turned it into their own success story.

Jayne Aspin-Mayne
Franchisee – McDonalds

Working in a male dominated industry, this mum of 2 knew that she wanted things to change. Whilst she enjoyed the challenge of her work, she needed a better work-life balance. Becoming a Franchisee was the best career move she could have made!

Lisa Dickson
Franchisee – The Creation Station

For Lisa Dickson, owner of The Creation Station Falkirk, the support of her franchise network enabled her to provide online resources during the pandemic, and saw her business grow from strength-to-strength.

Debbie Mitchell
Franchisee – Razzamatz

For Debbie Mitchell, the excitement of the birth of her son, combined with the challenges of the pandemic, led her to do some soul-searching around how she ran her theatre school business.

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.