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The company, which was founded in 2006 by business partners Jacqueline Rogers and Louise Heasman, teaches women the art of networking and is looking for dynamic, enthusiastic and inspirational businesswomen to become franchisees.

The franchise package costs from £5,000 plus VAT and provides franchisees with an exclusive four group territory. No previous experience is required as full training is provided and franchisees work with a dedicated personal mentor.

'The Athena Network is expanding rapidly, and Louise and I have used our experience and resources to develop a simple, effective business model which gives women that crucial work-life balance,' said Jacqueline Rodgers, The Athena Network Franchise Director. 'Athena franchisees have a ready made business, the flexibility to work the days and hours they choose, with the added security of expert advice and support from our fantastic Athena team.'

Louise Heasman, The Athena Network's Networking Strategist and Trainer, adds: 'Key to the success of the Athena Network is the support and help that members give and receive from one another. Our existing franchisees are passionate about Athena and pride themselves on running successful, motivational groups, which inspire fantastic business relationships and build friendships. Athena's fun yet focused networking meetings give members the opportunity to develop networking and business skills with the ultimate goal of expanding their business.'


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