The main advantage for me as a mother of two young children is the flexibility that working for myself provides. Whilst I need to ensure that I respond to clients’ queries within a reasonable time frame I do have some scope to choose my working hours. I work from home so this saves the time and stress of commuting but does however require the discipline to sit down and work when necessary. It can also be difficult to ‘switch off’ when there is no segregation between work and home.
I have built a strong business without doing any of my own marketing and while I am currently happy with the status quo I also know that there is scope to expand my business as my family grows up.
Having a network of fellow franchisees that I can turn to for help and advice is very useful rather than going it alone.