If you’re a female entrepreneur looking for a new business opportunity, you’ve definitely come to the right place. Congratulations, you’ve taken your first step towards success!

Women are rightly taking their place among franchise ownership, owning 25% of today’s franchises. As that number continues to climb, more and more franchisors are specifically targeting franchises for women, just like you, to take the helm.


As you consider launching your own business, here are a few of the best franchises for women that we suggest looking into. Whether a seasoned professional, or a ‘mompreneur’ looking for a home-based business to earn a little income, there’s something for everyone.

Gigi’s Cupcakes

Gigi’s Cupcakes is the largest and fastest growing franchise bakery system in the United States. Previous baking experience is not necessary for franchisees. Instead, Gigi’s Cupcakes looks to work with franchisees who have retail experience and are excited to get involved in the cupcake business. Gigi’s desserts are cooked with fresh ingredients each morning. Gigi’s Cupcakes changes its menu each day so customers can discover new, exciting flavors on a regular basis.


Growing quickly among franchises for women, BeBalanced is an innovative natural hormone balancing weight loss program that has helped thousands of women. BeBalanced Centers are the only franchise to provide solutions that directly address the problem for women (age 35+) struggling to lose stubborn weight and deal with other hormonal issues, like insomnia, hot flashes, and anxiety. An owner of a BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Center, you can be proud to offer a program on the cutting edge of natural health, which deeply impacts the lives of women.

Kumon Math and Reading Centers

A Kumon franchise gives you a proven and scientifically structured program that provides math and reading instruction to young children. The goal is to help each student with the basics of math and reading comprehension and to equip them with a joy for learning. Such a franchise is perfect for a mother who has school-aged children, as she can take care of administrative tasks in the morning, and then monitor the tutoring site in the afternoons.


With an ever-growing demand for quality math instruction, Mathnasium Learning Centers has become one of the fastest-growing educational franchises for women in the world. Mathnasium offers highly effective and fun mathematics instruction for children and is the perfect franchise for women seeking a meaningful business opportunity. Their specially designed, proprietary Mathnasium Method, derived from more than 35 years of research and development, helps math make sense to kids. When math makes sense, their grades improve, excitement grows and the doors of educational opportunity open! There are now more than 450 locations worldwide, with two new centers opening each week.

Blossoms Fresh Fruit

Headquartered in Canada, Blossoms Fresh Fruit Arrangements provides a healthy and fresh alternative in gift giving, nourishing and delighting everyone they serve with healthy lifestyle choices. Blossom’s fruit arrangements are great for every occasion, holidays, get well, birthdays, sympathy arrangements, Mother’s Day and are a favorite on Valentines day.

Snap Fitness

A Snap Fitness franchise is designed to be a clean, no-frills type of fitness center with modern exercise equipment, but without the major expense of a more traditional full-service club. Customers are granted around the clock access to the facility, which is located in a convenient neighborhood building, making it extremely easy to get to. This is one of the best franchises for women who want to be home early enough each day to spend that quality time they crave with their family.

Bark Busters

For the dog lovers out there, this is a great franchise that was actually started in Australia back in 1989. The business is focused on home dog training, so it provides women with a flexible schedule that can integrate well within the context of their existing lifestyle.

Drama Kids International

This is a franchise that is made for any woman who has a passion for working with children and also has a strong desire to be an entrepreneur. Drama Kids is designed to be an after-school theater program that enables kids learn various creative type games and activities that teach real-life lessons while also promoting the arts. Women enjoy running this franchise because of the limited hours it requires away from the home, and the added possibility of bringing their children along with them to the ‘office.’

Apricot Lane Boutique

Founded in 2007, Apricot Lane Boutique is one of the only specialty retail franchises for women offering branded fashion apparel, jewelry, handbags, accessories and gifts in unique styles and fast fashion arrivals customers look for. It’s the kind of brand that appeals to consumers but also to those mothers and daughters looking to get involved from the business ownership side as well.

Painting with a Twist

Since 2007, Painting with a Twist has been providing art-filled fun for guests young and old. They’re ranked the #1 franchise in the paint and sip category for a reason—from their stellar corporate support team to our innovative technologies and processes. In just five years, Painting with a Twist, along with its 236 franchise locations, has produced and owns the copyright to over 3,500 pieces of art.


MassageLuXe is a fast-growing massage company providing massage services to clients, primarily through national area developers multi- unit and single-unit franchises. Our spa revenue is driven by a membership revenue model that assures a significantly higher level of consistency than other spa revenues and profit on a year-round basis. The MassageLuXe concept was designed to achieve and deliver the highest standard in the massage membership business. MassageLuXe is focused on being the leading provider of massage services to clients in every marketplace where they open spas. Their mission is to deliver the highest quality massage while providing a comfortable, relaxing and luxurious environment to our clients.


Led by Lisa Druxman, a recognized expert in the field of fitness and health for moms, FIT4MOM is the largest fitness program for moms as well as one of the fastest-growing franchises for women in the nation. FIT4MOM is the fitness franchise that offers Fit4Baby, Stroller Strides and Body Back. With three different franchise models, they make it easy for you to start a business that works for your lifestyle.

Lil’ Angels Photography

Formed in 1998, Lil’ Angels LLC takes portraits of thousands of children from infancy through school age each year. Their franchise owners provide services in venues like schools, child care centers and pre-schools, and on occasions such as sporting events, cheerleading events, dance festivals, fairs and more — anywhere that families come together to celebrate or just have fun. As a Lil’ Angels franchise owner, you will receive complete training, including field training, brand new professional photography equipment, a brand new laptop loaded with several pro software packages and unending support from our corporate team and our network of franchise owners.

EcoMaids Green Cleaning Services

For women who desire to operate a franchise that incorporates environmentally friendly business concepts into their operating structure, this is a great opportunity that should be explored. This is a cleaning oriented business that takes a fresh approach to the industry. EcoMaids uses only safe and all-natural cleaning solutions that are biodegradable. The franchise can easily be run from home, and as it grows the owner can focus more on marketing and scheduling of staff, freeing up time with the family.

Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids

Take control of your future with a proven business and turn your dreams into reality with Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids. They are the fastest-growing chain of children’s hair salons in the United States, Europe and Canada, and they are seeking enthusiastic entrepreneurs to join the family. You don’t need to be a licensed cosmetologist or have previous hair-care experience to become a Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids franchisee. The most important requirements are a great attitude and work ethic; a passion for interaction; a willingness to listen, learn and lead; and a desire to make your Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids salon the very best it can be, each and every day.