“To franchise, or not to franchise?”
Have you been asking yourself this question for some time now? Well don’t worry, that is a big decision to make. You’ll be owning a business soon, and that’s no joke.
There are a lot of things to consider before jumping into this kind of ocean. Some people even make a list of the things they’d need before talking to a franchise broker. And those lists could go on and on, and not all of them would be checked. Don’t waste your time writing lists. The most basic questions to ask are these:
Why do I want to own a business?
Just like doing anything else in this life, you should have a purpose and reason. Evaluate yourself on why you want to do this. Your answer to this will not only be your foundation but also your motivation to be successful from day one.
Am I financially ready?
This is a given. Not only do you have to make sure that you have the funds for it. You also have to prepare yourself for going into debt, just in case that happens. You should answer this questions from all sides. Not only the side where there’s money, but also that side where you can lose it.
What franchise fits my personality?
This is a very crucial question to ask because of the saying, “Don’t do something because you have to, do it because you’d love to.” That’s the only way to be successful in this endeavor. You must choose the business that you want to do. Something you know would make you happy for a very long time.
These are the first three stepping stones to making one of the biggest decisions in your career. Put them at the top of your list.