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Dragon's Den expert Rachel Elnaugh, talks to FemaleFranchise about franchising and motherhood

Press Release: February 03, 2010

In an interview on www.femalefranchise.co.uk Rachel Elnaugh, Entrepreneur in Residence at the British Library, high profile business woman and mother of 5, gives her views on life after the Den, franchising and the entrepreneurial opportunities open to women.

FemaleFranchise.co.uk initially spoke with Rachel Elnaugh, high profile business women and mother of 5, in late 2007 before the birth of her fifth child. FemaleFranchise.co.uk caught up with her to find out how she is managing the balancing act of business and family and what new projects she has been working on.

Rachel started her working life as an office junior, at the age of 24 she created the market leading experiences brand Red Letter Days on a shoestring budget from the front room of her home. Red Letter Days went on to generate over £100million in turnover in the 16 years that she ran it, and in doing so pioneered the UK's £250 million experiences sector.

Then, in early 2005, Rachel was asked to become one of the original Dragons in BBCs cult business show Dragons Den.

After the well-publicised crash of Red Letter Days in 2005, which followed the ill-advised expansion of the business three years earlier, Rachel stepped away from the media spotlight and has been working in the small business sector ever since, inspiring, motivating and empowering entrepreneurs on their journey towards success.

Rachel says Now is a brilliant time for women to be in business. Theres so much flexibility to build an enterprise around family commitments, theres lots of government encouragement and support for female entrepreneurs - plus consumers love dealing with and buying from zeta style businesses.

The interview is available now on www.femalefranchise.co.uk a dedicated franchise resource for women considering starting their own business through franchising. Resources include links to specific resources for women in business and female business communities. Franchisors featured are especially seeking female franchisees and there are lots of female franchise case studies, features and news to help.

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