Franchising has traditionally been a man’s world. In 2015, an article in Entrepreneur Magazine stated that 71.9% of franchises are owned by men while only 28.1% are owed by women.” In analyzing franchising trends, experts believe women are quietly rising to the top of the franchise world. What is changing? Are women gravitating toward a specific brand? Have you missed the fast-moving train?
I can’t tell you how many times in my 14 years of franchising people open the conversation with “I’ve always wanted to own my own business”. The frustrating thing is that a lot of those people end up taking yet another job that they will burn out on, get laid off from, or grow out of. Here are 5 steps to finally getting off the “job treadmill” and on to becoming a BUSINESS OWNER.
As CEO of the largest franchisor of swim school brands in the U.S. (SafeSplash, SwimLabs, and Swimtastic), I often get propositioned by developers to add swim schools to their retail centers. In 2017, there seems to have been a marked increase in the propositions. The question is why are swim schools such a sought-after tenant in retail centers these days? Here are my top 5 reasons:
Safesplash swim school is poised to capitalize on the momentum and success it has garnered with sights set on further development internationally. Streamline Brands CEO, Matt Lane, sat down with Inc. Editor-at-Large, Leigh Buchanan to discuss SafeSplash's strategy for international expansion.
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