Women of Neighborly: Advice for Women Looking to Start a Franchise

Throughout the Neighborly family of brands there are women franchise owners setting the standard for success and achieving major milestones. If you’re a woman looking to start a franchise, it always helps to hear from others who have once been in your shoes. Listen to some of the advice these female franchise owners have for their fellow entrepreneurs.

Question: What advice would you give to other women looking at starting a franchise?

Sherry Dawson, Mosquito Joe Franchise Owner:

“Be patient with growth in the beginning. Have a plan and be flexible. Don't give up when you feel like you have put too many hours of your time and sacrifices in your life because success is around the corner if you can persevere. Always remember the ‘iceberg.’ Where everyone sees success above the water, but never sees the time, commitment, sacrifice, persistence, rejection, and hard work below the surface. If it was easy, everyone would have their own business.”

Megan Deas, Dryer Vent Wizard Franchise Owner:

“Take the jump! Join a franchise if you are able to - the system is already laid out. Don't be afraid to get into a business you know nothing about- just hire great people who do!”

Kris DeWald, Rainbow International Restoration Franchise Owner:

“Our women business owner network is huge and growing each and every day! There are only obstacles if you put them there yourself. We have avenues for business loans and business incentives available for any woman who wants to be a successful business owner. “

Jo McCabe, Mr. Handyman Franchise Owner:

“Don't be afraid to ask for help and surround yourself with successful owners/people.”

Kim Owczarzak, Mr. Handyman Franchise Owner:

“Go for it! There will be challenges, hard work in the beginning, but the payoff is so personally rewarding. It is totally worth it!”

Cindy Parks-Talley, Mr. Handyman Franchise Owner:

“Don't worry about if the business you are considering is a "male dominated" field. As long as you have a supportive franchisor, it doesn't matter. And, you don't have to know everything about a field to be a franchisor in that field. Make sure your franchisor has a system in place to teach you what you need to know about your field. I personally don't do much handyman work. I build and support a handyman team.“

Every success journey begins with the first step. Are you ready to launch your own high-quality home services business or interested in learning more about a potential franchise opportunity? Contact the Neighborly Franchise Development team today!

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