Franchising commands a staggering 43% of the nation's total retail sales and service dollars. It is an employment engine on fire, and produces wealth right through economic decline! You don't need an MBA to succeed, and everyone is in it together to win. Franchising is the profitable muscle machine that plows through challenge and persistently produces success. And, it consistently achieves record growth across the nation and around the world. Today's modern method of franchising is a powerhouse for investing.
Shop 'til you drop! Retail chains keep booming! There have been more than 129 new franchise brands added to the retail category since 2002, representing a 137 percent growth in number of concepts unveiled. Clothing and accessories represent the industry with the most new brands between 2002 and 2006, with 16 new concepts introduced.
Nationwide, female entrepreneurs have found increasing satisfaction and fortune in owning their own business. Research shows that women across the world are starting new businesses at increasing rates. Women are no longer sitting by idly and waiting for the glass slipper to fit, nor are they hunkered down in some corporate giant, looking up through a glass ceiling. They are heading up companies, sitting on boards and foundations, and turning their passion into a paycheck that works for their lifestyle.
Baby Boomers and franchising are a combination that is growing increasingly more common in this generation to opt for the working route rather than the retiring route. Many of these baby boomers have become disillusioned with their corporate life and want a form of safe self-employment that they will sell when they are ready to pass it on to their sons and daughters.
Entrepreneurs are becoming more averse to risk and investing in low cost opportunities with low overhead like businesses that they can run from home or with relatively few employees or inventory.
Who is our ideal franchisee? We want women with passion. We want women who understand the meaning of 'serving.' We want people who understand the value of a dollar and what it takes to make it work! We want individuals with experience in business that have a strong work ethic, an exciting personality, and the ability to be a world-class communicator and salesperson. They need to be a superstar who can bring more to us than franchise fees. We want them to make an immediate and positive impact on our company and the community in which they live.
The perfect franchisee would be a polished professional who is well known and admired in the community, who has a positive outlook on life, has endless energy, is unencumbered with a need for financing, and has a craving to serve and build a business that is the "first-of-its-kind" social franchise for women!
Lillians will grow exponentially over the next 10 years as women trade the interstate shopping centers and strip malls for the charming and bustling main streets that offer this unique four-day occasional craze, where 'what you see is what you get, so get in early!' Women are throwing down their expensive designer bags and loading up on this concept where looking hip and chic doesn't cost you much at all, when you shop once a month at Lillians. Owning a Lillians franchise is like no other!