Top Franchise Ideas for a Working Mum

If you have children but still want to be a business owner, there is no doubt that you will be able to find the perfect franchise that you can run from home or fit around your schedule!

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With thousands of different franchises to choose from, there is going to be something that you can be passionate about. Most importantly, however, most of them can be very financially rewarding.

Read on to discover some of the best franchise ideas for working mums!

Tutoring franchise

When it comes to tutoring, there are a lot of very successful franchises. The brand that accompanies these businesses will bring a sense of trust for the customers.

Although you might have some experience with tutoring from helping with your children’s homework, you don’t need any specific skills to become a tutoring franchisee. What you will need is determination and an entrepreneurial spirit.

You will be provided with training and support throughout your journey!

Your schedule will also be flexible as you will be able to work from home and choose how many customers you want.

Children’s entertainment franchise

Franchises that cater to children’s entertainment or childcare of some sorts are also a great idea for mums! If you decide on this kind of franchise, however, you will probably need to work weekends. Your evenings, however, will be free.

Depending on your schedule, you will need to pick the right franchise. Find one that you can fit into your life so that you can really commit to it.

There is a high demand for out of school entertainment, activities and tuition for children so this sector can prove to be very lucrative as long as you are self-motivated.

Tech-based franchises

Ultimately, technology has really expanded when and where we are able to work. This opens a lot of doors for parents who want or need to work. Within franchising, there are several internet-based options for you.

Most franchisors in this sector will provide you with the training that you need. This is an industry that will keep growing and so it will pay to invest in it.

The options for you are endless as there are countless companies that are looking to outsource tasks and plenty of franchises that cover this need. Depending on your skills, though, you will need to pick the right franchise. Some of them will provide more support and training than others.

Cleaning franchise

Within franchising, there are multiple cleaning business options. Although it may not seem like it, these are businesses that you can run from home.

Most cleaning franchises are structured in a way that allows you to fill a managerial position from home. Your role will be mainly administrative while your employees will travel to location.

There are a lot of different niches within cleaning like beer line cleaning or office cleaning from which you can choose.

This industry is competitive which is what makes franchising such a great option. Running a business with the support and branding of a well-established company will give you the security that you need to do well.

If you are a mother that is looking to get back into work or you are simply looking for a more flexible option, franchising is the perfect choice. There are thousands of business that will give you flexibility and a better work/ life balance if you find the one that is right for you.

By Jo Thornley, Head of Brand and Partnerships at Dynamis. Joining in 2005 to co-ordinate PR and communications and produce editorial across all business brands. She earned her spurs managing the communications strategy and now creates and develops partnerships between, and and likeminded companies.

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