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How Franchising Helps Women Achieve a Better Work/Life Balance

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 30, 2019 8:25:00 AM / by Benetrends posted in franchise, women entrepreneurs, buying a franchise

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As a female franchise owner, is work/life balance possible? Are the competing demands of business and family too vast to realistically expect there to be a way to maintain control of both?

Surprisingly, many women franchisees say it is the move into franchising that has allowed them to find and maintain the sought-after work/life balance most of us aspire to.

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How to Research a Franchise Opportunity

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 19, 2019 1:47:00 PM / by Benetrends posted in franchise, women entrepreneurs, buying a franchise

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Are you thinking about buying a franchise? For female entrepreneurs, buying a franchise is a great way to become a business owner, but knowing how to research the many available options can be daunting. 

Below are some steps to take on how to research a franchise opportunity and questions to ask before investing. As seen in the recent post, Women in Business: Is Franchising in Your Future?, franchising has many advantages. Making an informed choice helps entrepreneurs to choose the right opportunity.

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Can Women Get SBA Loans to Finance a Franchise Opportunity?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 15, 2019 6:42:00 AM / by Benetrends posted in women entrepreneurs, small business funding, sba

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Women looking to buy a franchise can leverage government-sponsored programs to provide for start-up funding. While these programs can provide some assistance to get a franchise up and running, many female entrepreneurs find they need additional financing options to meet their start-up needs.

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Women In Business: Is Franchising in Your Future?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 9, 2019 12:02:00 AM / by Benetrends posted in women entrepreneurs, buying a franchise, franchise funding

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While women franchise owners have been an often overlooked sector of the small business economy, recent signs point toward positive opportunities, growth, and resources available for female entrepreneurs.

Here is a closer look at some of the trends and what still needs to change to give women small business owners a seat at the franchise table

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7 Top Tips for Senior Women Entrepreneurs

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 6, 2018 11:00:00 AM / by Benetrends posted in women entrepreneurs, business startup, senior entrepreneurs

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Women over 50 have the skills, experiences, and talent to be successful entrepreneurs. As seen in the recent post, The Senior Startup: Tales from the Second Act, there are powerful stories of women who have made the leap to make their entrepreneurial dreams a reality.

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Women Entrepreneurs Then and Now: A Twenty-Year Perspective on Funding

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Molly Klein posted in women entrepreneurs, small business funding, business startup

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Women have made meaningful strides when it comes to entrepreneurship during the past 20 years, according to data released from the latest Kauffman Index study of startup activity. However, having access to capital to start and grow businesses continues to be a challenge for female entrepreneurs.

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Should You Register Your Business as a Women-Owned Business?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 15, 2018 12:00:00 AM / by Benetrends posted in women entrepreneurs, small business funding, business startup

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Women-owned businesses can leverage financing options and preferred-vendor status with various federal departments by registering as such. Taking advantage of these opportunities, depending on the industry, can open up major perks for women looking to start or grow their own companies.

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6 Things Women Entrepreneurs Should Know

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 12, 2018 4:04:25 PM / by Molly Klein posted in women entrepreneurs, small business funding, business startup, women owned businesses

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Women business owners face a different set of challenges than their male counterparts. In a prior blog, the hurdles range from societal obstacles and misperceptions to a lower rate of acceptance for small business loans.

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Expert Interview Series: Dequiana Jackson of Entrepreneur-Resources.net About Women Entrepreneurs & Succeeding in Small Business

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 4, 2017 12:00:00 AM / by Molly Klein posted in women entrepreneurs, small business funding, business startup

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Dequiana Jackson is the CEO of Inspired Marketing, Inc., where she helps women business owners find their life's purpose and turn it into a profitable business, and the owner of the award-winning blog Entrepreneur-Resources.net. We had a chance to chat with Dequiana about how she helps women start and grow their businesses.

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6 Ways to Overcome the Challenges That Face Women Entrepreneurs in 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 1, 2017 12:00:00 AM / by Molly Klein posted in women entrepreneurs

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Entrepreneurs are proud of their success in no small part due to the myriad challenges they must overcome to make their dreams a reality. For women entrepreneurs, the challenges are magnified.

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