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1230 TWC Women Really Can Have it All

Press release August 4, 2009 Business

1230 TWC Franchise provides an opportunity for business women to run their own time-flexible, supported business

Women Really Can Have it All....

Fed up with the juggling? Wish you didn’t have to keep asking your boss for time off? Looking for an alternative where your life is in your control?

It seems that it is indeed possible to run an exciting part-time business and still be able to do the school run, go to a nativity play and have a life with your kids.  Women can run a profitable franchise and meet all the needs of their family.

“Franchising can be the answer for women looking for a flexible working life which generates a good income” say Penny  Denby,  an Ambassador for  “Encouraging Women into Franchising“ advisory group.  The advisory group has recently been set up in response to the realisation that franchising is a fantastic career option for women.

Penny is also co-founder of 1230 The Women’s Company, an organisation which is directly involved in supporting women in their business ventures. 1230 TWC is a dynamic network of meetings and events where like minded business women help and support each other to grow their businesses. “1230 TWC meetings generally take place at lunch-time, hence the name” says Penny, “Business women meet, chat, make friends and do business, it really is mixing business with pleasure”.

1230 TWC has also recently launched their own franchise, which looks like the perfect business opportunity for professional women. It is particularly of interest to women who want to run their own business alongside all the other commitments of a modern woman’s life. “Our franchisees are sociable, energetic women who run 1230 TWC meetings and events in their local area” says Jackie Groundsell, Penny’s business partner and co-founder of 1230 TWC.  Jackie adds “Through running networking events for other business women, our franchisees also create a profitable business for themselves”.  

1230 The Women’s Companyis the leading business women’s network. “Being part of 1230 TWC is like being part of a family, they really understand the challenges of working mothers” adds Alex Morgan, 1230 TWC franchisee for the Swindon area. “Franchisees receive all the training and on-going support they need to run their own networking meetings and events, and the real beauty of 1230 TWC, is that the meetings are at lunch-time. The rest of the business I can run from home around the children, I feel incredibly lucky”.

Meetings take place in local restaurants, and these “ladies that lunch” really mean business. They actively help each other to grow their businesses by generating ideas, contacts and new sales leads.

Business Networking has become a very popular and fruitful way to generate new business.  However most networking groups operate at breakfast time, ruling out working mothers doing the school run, and business women with other early morning commitments. Some networking clubs restrict membership to certain types and numbers of businesses, however 1230 TWC welcomes all types of businesses, large or small, giving a diverse membership base and widening the networking and joint venture possibilities between members.

Two women who are members of 1230 TWC are Maxine Lake of Beach Glamour and Paola Bagnall of Inner Power  - “We are so pleased with 1230 TWC and have used it so much and made some good contacts."  says Maxine, and for Paola  “it is the best thing I have done to get my business going! I have met so many interesting people."

A 1230 The Women’s Company Franchise, provides an excellent return on the initial £4,000 investment. “It is possible to earn over £30,000, by working part-time around your other commitments” says Jackie Groundsell of 1230 TWC. “The business is yours to grow at your pace, and we will be right alongside you, giving you all the help and support you need. Some of our franchisees even run other businesses alongside their 1230 TWC Franchise, the business is incredibly flexible and fun.”

To find out more contact Jackie at 1230 The Women’s Company on 020 8650 8015 or email her at  [email protected]