Sanna Shere’s father immigrated to the U.S. in 1978 with the dream of owning his own business. She says he came here with only $5 in his pocket hoping…Meet Sanna Shere
Just as each business is unique, so is franchising. Franchising can break down roadblocks and navigate barriers to ownership while providing equitable opportunities to uplift our families and neighbors—regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation. Diversity, equity and inclusion makes our franchising community stronger by elevating owners, providing essential jobs and infusing additional support in our local community programs. A successful entrepreneur in franchising can be anyone from anywhere with the right system and support. No matter a person’s background, franchising represents what is the same in all of us— the desire to earn a stable living, provide for our families by building generational wealth, and to contribute to something bigger than ourselves. Together, we are Open for Opportunity.
Black-owned franchises earn 2.2 times more than Black-owned independent businesses on average
Companies with stronger ethnic and cultural diversity were 22% more likely to out-perform companies lacking ethnic and cultural diversity
Franchising offers a unique entrepreneurial avenue for under-resourced people of color across the country, with nearly a 26% minority ownership rate as compared to just 19% of non-franchised small businesses