According to the study undertaken in times of crisis, performed by the UOC Business School about 300 Spanish companies launched between 2008 and 2011, more than one 30% was directed by women. This is the case of the sisters Marina and Maribel Corpa, and Marina Assir, three entrepreneurs who in 2009 began the expansion of the Temple of the massage franchise, teaches of centres specialising in therapeutic and relaxing massages and beauty treatments. It was in this year when opened its first franchise in Madrid, being the second establishment of the chain, after four years during which put to test the viability of the business concept. As responsible of the central franchise, provide an opportunity to those who are considering make the leap to be your own boss in a solid and proven business, similar to made them. Today this is not trivial, since in recent years the environment for entrepreneurship by women has depleted. This is one of the conclusions of the latest report GEM on entrepreneurial activity, prepared by the project in Spain of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor.
And it is that, in the opinion of the experts consulted by the Agency, in five years it has declined almost 20% the perception of equality of opportunities between women and men in creating a business in our country. The same trend is of Spanish society as to encourage women to self. However, for these same experts ability and motivation who have now is the highest in recent years, five points above the European average. On the other hand, our country is situated away from the rest of the European Union developed in terms of the valuation of the reconciliation of professional and family life, socially OK that women start businesses as a self-employment option, in that they are encouraged to do so and, finally, that have equal perception than men in terms of business opportunities. In all these aspects is not only Spain under the spectrum of countries of the same economic environment both in Europe and other continents but that, in addition, valuations do not reach the approved experts. Against this trend fight responsible for the Temple of the massage, we give our franchisees a business designed and tested, and in addition we are always at your side. For us the most important thing is our commitment and honesty with our customers and partners.
Our team is committed to the franchisee, with comprehensive support in all your needs, from the choice of local to the processes of selection and training of staff and management of the centres. Once underway, in addition, we continue advising on decision-making, constantly measure the quality and update work systems. We have all very well defined processes for the franchisee to deal with caring for its clients, explains Marina Assir. For those entrepreneurs interested in joining the Temple of the massage, the initial investment round lose 20.070 euros (excluding civil works requiring the local), with a 6,000 entry fee and a monthly royalty of 500 euros. The contract is for an initial period of 10 years. On the necessary accommodation found at street and have a minimum 50 m2, preferable in areas of more than 100,000 inhabitants with an income per capita average, in neighborhoods consolidated commercially and, if possible, in commercial and/or business areas with pedestrian traffic and ease of parking.