Why more women are choosing franchising
People choose to franchise for a variety of reasons. From being unable to reach your full potential in your current career, lack of flexibility in the workplace, or simply wanting to be your own boss using a tried and tested business model. Women deciding to go into self-employment are increasingly more drawn to franchising as they are able to start a business confidently with the ongoing support and training from an established brand.
The number of women in the UK in self-employment is increasing at a faster rate than men with now around 1.5 million women self-employed, an overall increase of 300,000 since the economic downturn. Women who choose self-employment are more in control of their own work-life balance and have a far higher job satisfaction than employees working for a large company. With the financial security provided by franchising, women are able to work and earn at a level which reflects their true skills and experience in a career they feel passionately about.
Rush franchisee Nicola Keith-Jopp comes from an experienced hairdressing background and decided to pursue her passion and opened her own Rush salon in 2009. Nicola has worked across all areas at Rush from a stylist to hair consultant, to an educator with Rush’s training academy to a member of the elite workshop team. Her salon continues to be hugely successful and her hard work and dedication has been recognised by the British Hairdressing Business Awards, earning her a nomination for franchisee of the year 2015.
Rush’s marketing team were brilliant when I opened my salon, we were fully booked for 2 weeks”
Investing in a franchise allows you to start your business confidently where all the tools, training and support needed for a successful salon is provided. By being your own boss you have greater flexibility and creative freedom in a career you are passionate about. Starting your own business is a huge life decision and can be daunting without the right support. When investing in a Rush franchise, you have the backing of an established brand name customers value and recognise, ongoing training and support from a business model that works.
Like Nicola, Rush encourages growth for all employers and look to work with ambitious people passionate about hairdressing. Get in touch with us to start your franchising journey with Rush