Lucie Shaw’s story is becoming an increasingly common one — a sign women are slowly making strides in entrepreneurship, especially in franchising.
Frustrated by trying to find home health-care services for her in-laws, she decided to leave her operations manager job at Air Canada during its restructuring to open a home care franchise in early 2009.
Her Mississauga, Ont., location made buying into a Nurse Next Door franchise a reasonable financial commitment that let her pursue a passion for being a caregiver. “I was blown away by the core values and the passion of the business,” Ms. Shaw says. More.