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Is It Possible to Own a Franchise After Years in the Workforce?

By: Jania Bailey


Is It Possible to Own a Franchise After Years in the Workplace

In a word, yes! However, you’re the only one who can convince your stubborn, scared self that it’s possible. Spending years in corporate America or working for other small/large businesses doesn’t have to cripple your franchise ownership dreams. In fact, the experience and knowledge you’ve gained to this point will prove to be very useful! At FranNet, we want you to know that it is certainly not time lost—look at it instead as time preparing for this new path.

Think about your current social circle and the activities with which you are involved. Slowly start to transition it all toward your new franchise goals. Look for local franchising events; they will provide opportunities to become acquainted with the right people who will then refer you to the right places, provide you with resources and contacts as well as give valid advice.

Do your research and look for a consultant to guide and help you toward a field that is right for you. See what’s out there and get to know the players. Your current skill set will without a doubt align with a franchise. You may watch online seminars and read several blogs by current franchisees and discover where your budget and needs will fit into the industry.

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Keep moving forward. The only guaranteed roadblock that will stand in the way of owning a franchise is you. Don’t continue to sit and wait with the expectation that it will someday change. There is an appropriate amount of due diligence and testing that comes with the process, but ask for help and afterwards go through with it. Can you really own a franchise after years in the workforce? Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! The real question is: where do I sign?

Published: August 21, 2015

Source: FranNet

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Jania Bailey

Jania Bailey is president/COO of FranNet, North America’s most well-respected franchise consulting firm. Bailey sits on the board of directors for the International Franchise Association (IFA) and is a certified franchise expert. Her background includes over 25 years experience in the banking and franchise industries.  Bailey also authored the book, “Thriving – The Journey to Success in the Business World.” 

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