As we begin to think about returning to the office and a more normal working environment, there are many things to look forward to:
- The endless commute
- The myriad of meetings
- The lack of time with your family
Obviously, none of us are looking forward to any of these – in fact, most of us are dreading the return to work, even if we love our job. But it doesn’t have to be this way, there is an alternative and if you’ve been re-thinking your work/life strategy during these strange times, then the good news is that there are things you can do to change your way of working.
If you’ve always dreamed of running your own business, and being in charge of both your income and your work/life balance, then now could be the right time for you to make this a reality.
To help you decide if the time is right for you, we’ve put together a personal checklist that will help you decide if you are ready to run your own company.
By answering a list of 11 simple questions you’ll have a much better idea of how to plan your future and work out the pros and cons. If your answers tell you that now is the perfect time for you, we’ve also provided some guidance as to the various things you need to think about when considering the type of business you want to run. DOWNLOAD HERE
Many people have some idea of the type of business they would like, but there are many who don’t know how to go about setting up a company, the legalities, the finances and how to start generating an income.
That’s where a franchise business can be a great solution. Not only will you receive training and support in setting up your company, but you’ll also get access to a network of individuals who will mentor and guide you. Joining a franchise is like being part of a family, you’ll always know that there is someone to turn to who can give you advice and that much-needed leg-up when you need it.
If this is something you are considering, then here’s an overview of the things that a franchise business can give you:
Structure and Set-Up
The key difference with a franchise business is that all the potential issues have already been addressed. When you invest in a franchise, you’ll get a tried-and-tested business model that will set you up, get you started in generating income, and protect you from any legal or financial mistakes.
Any franchise will have an established and respected brand name, which means you don’t have to start at the beginning in educating your potential customers about what you have to offer, and the quality of your products or service.
Ongoing help and support
Full training programmes and first-hand support will be in place right from the start. Your franchisor will help you find and retain customers, and have processes and systems in place to assist with each stage of your journey in growing your business.
Defined & dedicated territory
One of the main factors that attracts people to franchising is that you can choose the location of your business territory to gain the largest possible amount of custom, and to protect you from having another identical supplier encroaching on your sales region.
Greater access to finance
Franchisors will have a recommended bank that is positioned to provide financial support to their franchisees. A bank that knows about the franchise structure, the potential financial rewards, and the options for raising capital if this is something you need to get started.
The Shuttercraft franchise offers award-winning training and products. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact us.Posted On 2021-04-09