The Right Franchise Can Be Your Ticket to Career Freedom
Published on December 2, 2019
By Craig Derene, Certified Franchise Advisor
Find Your Next Opportunity with the Right Franchise
We’ve all been there - a tough day on the job that makes us eager for a new opportunity. Those periods at work can be frustrating, leading our minds to wander, longing for the American dream. Whether you’re stuck in a cycle of routinely sifting through job openings or you’ve just come to the conclusion that you need a fresh start, the idea of becoming your own boss is a refreshing thought. It’s common and OK to be dissatisfied with corporate America, feeling like you’re meant for so much more. A new opportunity might be on the horizon for you, so let’s explore the reality of opening a small business and how a Franchise Consultant can help guide you to a successful investment of your time and resources.
Choosing the Right Path: Why Owning a Franchise is the Right Move for You
The Truth About Starting a Small Business
Many people looking to make a professional transition turn to starting their own business. Those who start a brand-new business offer unique products and services to the market, but the advantages of being an entrepreneur are usually exceeded by an overwhelming number of financial woes and time constraints.
While we definitely admire the drive and passion needed to start your own business, this might not be the most fruitful avenue for you, as shown in these facts of the reality of starting a small business:
- Nearly 50% of new businesses close their doors after five years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Less than half of small businesses are profitable, according to Small Business Trends.
- Entrepreneurs typically work odd hours, exceeding 40 hours per week, according to Business News Daily.
Starting a small business might not be a practical option for you to invest your time and resources into, but there is thankfully another way: franchise ownership.
Investing in a Franchise
With a successful model and established brand in place, aspiring business owners can find success by becoming franchisees. Not only is franchise ownership successful in terms of finances in many cases, but it is also beneficial for your overall happiness and satisfaction with your career, as shown in these stats as reported by Small Business Trends.
- 90% of franchise owners enjoy their business, and 85% positively support their franchisor.
- Nearly 75% of franchisees would choose this path again if given the option.
- Nearly 80% of franchise owners would recommend franchising with their brand to others.
If you’re a pizza lover, then you might think that owning a nationally recognized pizza chain will be the perfect opportunity for you, but that isn’t always the case. Your professional strengths and desires might be calling you to own a business in a different industry. Guidance in finding the perfect brand is where a Franchise Consultant can help.
Making the Right Choice: Working with a Franchise Consultant
Your next step should not be a guessing game. Owning a franchise will be an investment of your time and money. When working alongside a Franchise Consultant, you’ll get intuitive advice and insight on what option is best for you and your family, factoring in your ideal schedule, income, and industry. A Franchise Consultant will carefully contemplate and evaluate your drive and passion, taking into consideration factors such as when you want to work, where you want to work, and what line of business you want to be in.
Pairing you with a franchise that’s the best match for your personal and professional needs, a Franchise Consultant will work alongside you to make the most of your next career path. And, much like working with a realtor to shop for a new home, working with a Franchise Consultant is no cost to you!
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Partnering with my wife, Sue, it’s my passion to link professionals to a franchise perfect for them. As a Certified Franchise Consultant, I am passionate about helping people like you find their best match.
For insight on your next step, feel free to give me a call at 770-366-0715 or send me a message on LinkedIn. Connect with me on LinkedIn to stay up to date with the latest trends and more.