Women's Franchises

She Works Hard for the Money

Over 8.6 million female-owned businesses generate over $1.3 trillion annually

Women Getting Stronger

Between 1997 and 2013, the number of women-owned businesses increased by 59 percent

A Growing Force in Franchising

Over 20% of franchise owners are women. This number continues to grow

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Women's Franchises Industry Description

Summary

More than 20 percent of franchise owners are women, and this number continues to grow as franchises are making a concerted effort to reach out and bring in more women as franchisees. Women, on the whole, tend to have certain characteristics that make them excellent franchisees, including strong people skills and the ability to network.

What do women want?

While women can run any kind business, the two categories that attract the most female franchisees are home-based businesses —which appeal particularly to women with young children—and franchises that target women as customers.

Speciality industries

Franchise areas dominated by female customers include salons, spas, clothing stores and women’s fitness centers. These industries are a great starting point for women entrepreneurs looking to get into business.

She works hard for the money

There are more than 8.6 million female-owned businesses, which generate more than $1.3 trillion annually. It’s not just a flash in the pan—between 1997 and 2013, the number of women-owned businesses increased by 59 percent.

Featured Franchises

Available Franchises

Tru Blue Total House Care

Joining TruBlue means that you’ll be providing a single home maintenance offer that includes maid services, handiwork, and a variety of other household chores. As the Baby Boomers get older, there’s a major demand for versatile home services. Low start-up costs and overhead!

$45,000
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Scout & Molly's

Do you have an eye for fashion? Scout & Molly’s provides the opportunity to combine your passion for fashion and entrepreneurship in an excellent franchise opportunity! Scout & Molly's is a fashion boutique for women 25-55, featuring unique fashion lines not found elsewhere.

$225,000
Liquid Capital Required
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Kumon Math & Reading Centers

Kumon is the world's largest after school learning program with an emphasis on math and reading. Kumon focuses on franchisees with a passion for education and a minimum of a four year college degree (background in teaching not required). Kumon was recently ranked #40 on the Entrepreneur 500.

$70,000
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Marilyn Monroe Spas

Marilyn Monroe Spas is a national company that transforms traditional spa and salon concepts under the iconic Marilyn Monroe brand. We provide superior standards of service, cleanliness, organic and vegan products, customer environment and service to our growing clientele.

$150,000
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Home Helpers

Home Helpers provides medical, non-medical and personal care services for seniors and others needing short or long term care. Home Helpers offers franchisees marketing and public relations expertise, comprehensive training, a national accounts program, and personalized support.

$150,000
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British Swim School, USA

British Swim School is an educational franchise teaching children how to swim. The model is designed for ease of operation: classes are held in rented pools and as a franchisee you hire the swim instructors. BSS requires franchisees to be operators for the first 12 months, after which semi-absentee ownership is permitted.

$50,000
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SMS Masterminds

SMS Masterminds is a mobile marketing system that helps local merchants build customer loyalty and repeat business. The software automatically texts the right offers to a business's best customers at the best times. SMS Masterminds' support team will train you, book sales meetings, and pitch and close your first sales with you.

$29,900
Liquid Capital Required
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The @WORK Group

@WORK is a staffing franchise named by Staffing Industry Report as one the Top U.S. staffing firms. @WORK has the unique ability to offer a customized staffing program to fit the needs and demands of markets with four different offerings as well as back office support for franchisees.

$100,001
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BeBalanced

BeBalanced is a hormone weight loss center helping women optimize their hormonal balance. Combines two lucrative industries - weight loss ($61b) and hormone replacement therapy ($3.6b in next 5 years). BeBalanced is looking for individuals with a passion for health and wellness and strong sales skills.

$100,000
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Mathnasium Learning Centers

With more than 700 centers – and an average of two more opening each week – Mathnasium is rapidly growing around the world. We provide neighborhood environments where humanity combines with math expertise.

$60,000
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360 Painting

360 Painting is a full-service residential and commercial painting franchise that can be run from home. As a franchisee, no experience is needed and you'll never pick up a brush: you'll hire painters, run sales and marketing, and manage operations. 360 Painting competes in the $300 billion home improvement industry.

$75,000
Liquid Capital Required
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EmbroidMe

EmboridMe franchisees provide customized apparel and promotional items (shirts, uniforms, bags, mugs, business gifts, etc.) to help companies promote their brand. Ideal for those who enjoy working with business owners. Entrepreneur has named EmbroidMe the leading full-service garment printing concept for over 10 years.

$49,500
Liquid Capital Required
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