Monthly Archives: February 2014
By Beth Ewen
“That filter is a cruel, cruel taskmaster,” says Scott Griffiths, the CEO of 18/8 Fine Men’s Hair Salons.
He’s talking about technology tools that screen out job applicants—the background check, the credit report and perhaps the cruelest of all, the check-off box on applications asking about criminal convictions.
More and more women are starting their own businesses, and many of them are becoming franchisees. While franchising is still dominated by men, women are getting a foothold in the action by either opening a franchise or becoming co-owners of franchises.
Why is franchising so attractive to women? Well, one of the reasons is the sense of communi...