Be prepared for hard work with franchise opportunities
People who are involved with franchising will often speak of how much easier it is to achieve success with a franchise than with an individual business start up.
But that doesn’t mean that working for a franchisor is easy. In fact, it can be a lot of hard work; particularly in the beginning of your new business venture and that is something that you must be prepared for before you begin to look at franchise opportunities.
Very often, when you take on a franchise, your hours will become very unsocial, for a time at least. The future of the business is in your hands and for this reason, you will find that you very rarely stop working at 5pm and you might even be working for six days a week to begin with, while the business gets up and running.
Franchising is a great way to achieve a work/life balance that suits you but you must stay in control of this as it can be very tempting to let one take over the other when you are not restricted by a manager.
So before you begin looking into franchise opportunities, you should consider whether you have the ambition and determination to work very hard in order to make it a success.