A Franchise opportunity could be the perfect way to cope with the many responsibilities you have when returning to work after having a baby. As well as child care, school and nursery runs and one off events such as school parents evenings and parties you will have a house to run and clean and now to add to all that there is the addition of a job.
A lot of employers are now able to offer some quantity of flexibility in their job offers. This is largely due to a couple of developments over the last 20 years, the first one being technology. With the introduction of the internet and broadband services it has become easier for people to work off site and possibly even to work from home and this, when available, is a great help to working mothers. The second is the 24 hour society that has arrived, meaning that shops, including supermarkets are open late into the evening and even all the way through the night now. Both of these developments open up flexible opportunities for women returning to employment after having children but the majority of jobs created do not offer much career development or room for advancement.
A Franchise Opportunity could well add this extra element. Franchises usually provide a very flexible opportunity which is locally based and that is in fact designed so that the franchisee can work at home. This is obviously ideal for the working mum who then has no travelling time adding to her day and is close to schools and nurseries for dropping off, picking up and in case there is an issue.
It also offers a chance to run your own firm meaning that you are in control of your work load, your income and nearly all of decisions made about the business. Although this may seem a little frightening at first, particularly when you have not been in a work setting for a while the franchise is ideal again. The whole idea behind a Franchise For Sale is that it repeats a successful business model over and over again in different localities. This therefore means that you are provided with a business template in which all the issues and problems have already been conquered. The marketing strategy has been tried, tested and proved and the opportunity should simply require some hard work and dedication from you to make sure of a success. Certainly there will be a lot of effort needed at the beginning of the process but over the first few months as your network spreads and the business keeps coming you will find that things can be run with a little less input, giving you more time with the family.
Of course a couple of other main benefits to this kind of opportunity are that the income generated will be greater than most of the typical “return to work” type jobs and secondly that the job satisfaction will be massive. Confidence in the workplace is a problem for a lot of women coming back to work and it does mean that very few of them choose a franchise opportunity but if they can be convinced to have a look at the possibilities out there it may just be the ideal role for them and the rest of the family.