Family Commitments

Building a business around your family commitments

There are many similarities between running a business and managing a family. Which is why many of our Ambassadors flourish as owners of their own franchise.

But running your own franchise is about more than just managing your workflow, customers and employees. When you hire the right team around you, the flexibility with which you can operate your business as you grow, is a big attraction. Especially as some employers are not choosing to incorporate flexible working into their employment packages.


You can be both mum, and boss!

No matter how old your children are, there are opportunities open for you to start your own business, right across the franchise industry. We’re not saying it’s easy. What we are saying is the goal is not beyond your potential.

To find out more about what is potentially involved in running a franchise, download our free Guide to Franchising.

You’re a mum; but can you
run a business too?

Many of you who are mums have been quietly slipping into the role so naturally and easily, you’ve not even realised how awesome you are in your new role. Did you know there are similarities between raising your child/ren and running a business? No? We didn’t think so. Which is why we want to shout about the skills you have gained, and how it would correlate with running your own business.

When working for someone else doesn’t work around your family commitments

Have you found yourself at the mercy of your boss, or your work’s rota schedule when you needed to be somewhere for your family?

According to Carers UK, over 3 million people juggle caring for a loved one, with work. This is in addition to the 75% of mothers who are working. Many women report feeling guilty, like a failure, or suffer with increased stress, from trying to meet all demands.

Discover the realities of running a business, with children

Deborah Dudley
Franchisee – PACK & SEND

Deborah Dudley was a woman with a dream. A single mother who often had to work two jobs to support her disabled children, she was determined to, one day, have her own business. After years of working in the corporate sector, her time finally came in 2014 when she bought a PACK & SEND franchise. With no previous experience in the postal and delivery sector, but with the full support of her franchisor, Deborah rapidly grew her business.

Jayne Aspin-Mayne
Franchisee – McDonalds

As a senior manager at a manufacturing site, in a male-dominated industry, this mum of 2 young children and with another 30+ years left of her working life, found herself out of the house 12 hours a day, continuously going the extra mile. She knew that she wanted things to change. Whilst she enjoyed the challenge of work, she needed a better work-life balance.

Still not sure?

How about a free 30 minute chat with an EWiF franchise mentor?

Sometimes, having a conversation with a real person can help to bring clarity, as you try to make sense of exactly how franchising can work for you. Just complete your details in the form at the bottom of this page, and let one of our EWiF Ambassadors help you discover the joy of franchising, for yourself.

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


Fill in your details for our free “Guide to Franchising”

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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.