OTTAWA WOMAN BREAKS GLASS CEILING OF FRANCHISING

Date: JUL 5th, 2008

Topic: Franchise News

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OTTAWA / Concierge Home Services became the first woman owned Ottawa company to successfully franchise her business with the recent sale of the Hunt Club-Riverside territory to a local mother.


New franchisee Jennifer McFee says “After much time spent researching franchises over the past four years, I am thankful that I chose Concierge Home Services as a partner in business. I  could not ask for a better Franchisor than Rebecca Page.  Her enthusiasm, integrity and business sense is contagious! She has built a company that everyone is proud to be a part of.”
There is a growing trend of woman business owners, but few are taking on the expensive challenge of franchising their company.

New franchisee Jennifer McFee says “After much time spent researching franchises over the past four years, I am thankful that I chose Concierge Home Services as a partner in business. I  could not ask for a better Franchisor than Rebecca Page.  Her enthusiasm, integrity and business sense is contagious! She has built a company that everyone is proud to be a part of.”There is a growing trend of woman business owners, but few are taking on the expensive challenge of franchising their company.


The cost of franchising ranges from $50,000 to $200,000, pushing it out of reach of most small businesses. Finding local specialists experienced in establishing franchise systems was difficult. Owner Rebecca Page commented “Ottawa has a well established high tech sector but doesn't have a lot of support for new franchisors.”


Concierge Home Services, a member of the Canadian Franchise Association (www.cfa.ca), worked with a Vancouver-based franchise consultant to prepare legal documents, manuals, and marketing strategy.


Concierge Home Services is a household management company founded in 2001 to provide a full range of cleaning and pet sitting services. They serve a   niche market of homeowners who prefer quality, not quantity; and service, not speed.