Ford Motor Company founder Henry Ford once said, “The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” Ford’s own destiny was one that would have a profound impact for generations to come. He brought cars to businesses and families, and in doing so made the world a little more accessible for everyone.
You have decided to follow your dream and own your own business. You opted to buy a franchise concept. Now you have to decide if it is going to be your full-time job or your gig on the side. You know the gig economy is in full swing today with more than a third of Americans working within it.
Embarking down the path of franchise ownership will change your life. It can also be daunting. With over 4,000 franchise concepts available and 759,236 franchise locations out there, how can you go about choosing the one that fits your personality, wants, business style, and support requirements?
You hear about franchising every day. Chances are, you spend money in franchised businesses every day as well. Just how big is the franchising way of doing business in 2016 America? In terms of sheer numbers—jobs, revenues, dollars in the economy, people employed—it’s massive.
By Pete Gilfillan, best-selling author of HIRE YOURSELF: Control Your Own Destiny through Franchise Ownership.
Financial security. Career stability. On the most basic level it’s what we all work for—the ability to hit the pillow at night knowing we are, and will continue to be, able to provide. It’s easy to think that once you’ve got a corporate job and a substantial paycheck, you’re set. But in this day and age, that’s a myth.
The fact is, the kind of career and financial stability provided by corporate employers gets more fickle and fleeting with every passing year. As a franchise consultant who’s worked with countless candidates who got caught unprepared by corporate moves that pushed them down or out, I know from experience that if you want true career and income stability, you might want to start thinking about building it for yourself.