Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Right Outlook is Vital for Franchise Success





One of the most common misconceptions that both young adults and older individuals have is that the only way to make something of themselves is to dive right into entrepreneurship. The reason this misconception is so prevalent is because it's something that the media constantly reinforces with stories of outliers like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg.
                                               
While it's truly incredible what people like that have been able to do, what those stories don't tell you is for every Gates, there are tens of thousands of people who have tried to do something completely new and failed miserably. So while there's nothing wrong with deciding to swing for the fences, it's important to understand that striking out is what's most likely to occur.

Putting Your Success in the Right Perspective

Because the thought of becoming the next Steve Jobs, Gates or Zuckerberg can be so enticing, many people end up making decisions like dropping out of college or quitting their job. Although it's true that college and most jobs are far from perfect, that doesn't mean suddenly giving up on them is the best option.

There are two reasons that type of hasty plan usually doesn't work out. The first is both college and professional jobs can provide a lot of valuable skills. Just because you're working for someone else doesn't mean you're failing to learn. On the contrary, work experience is arguably the best way to develop the skills needed to eventually find success on your own.

The other issue with this plan is that starting a successful business of any kind is much harder than people expect. Since failure is unfortunately a very likely outcome of starting something from scratch, hastily diving into this type of endeavor can quickly lead to disaster.

The Smart Way to Build a Successful Life

Although there are a lot of potential downsides that go along with striking out on your own, that doesn't mean the outlook for this type of path is all doom and gloom. The key to finding success is looking at all of your options before diving into something.

And since one of the goals of looking at all your options is to minimize risk, going the route of becoming a franchise owner can be ideal. With franchising, you're able to eliminate the uncertainties that go along with starting from scratch.

Instead of being forced to learn through trial and error, there's a much clearer path for you to follow. And because you won't have to worry about learning everything, you can focus your energy and skills on the areas where you can have the biggest impact.

If you like the idea of what franchising has to offer, be sure to read more about what makes a great handyman franchise owner. Or call us at 1-888-598-5297 if you have any further questions.

Do Families and Franchises Mix?





Making the decision to become a franchise owner isn't the same thing as deciding to start a new job. While there can definitely be an overlap between the skills used as a franchise owner and those required by a job, becoming an owner signals a much bigger transition.

Because going down this path marks a major milestone in anyone's career, it's important to take everything into account. From the outlook you have for your future to what you expect in terms of daily quality of life, franchise ownership is not something you want to rush into doing. Instead, this possibility is the perfect opportunity to take a step back and look at the big picture.

During your reflection, one of the factors you need to take into consideration is the relationship you currently have and want to have with your family. One of the most common reasons that people want to go the route of franchise ownership instead of continuing down another career path is they don't feel like they have enough time for their family.

Since being your own boss does come with more freedom than being an employee, taking the franchise route can seem like the ideal solution for creating more quality time with family. While things can work out that way, it's important to have a realistic perspective on what life looks like as a franchise owner.

Commitments and the Possibility of Working with Family Members

With a franchise model like House Doctors, you're not the one out making service calls to homeowners. But a common misunderstanding about this type of model and others is that the work required is very minimal. Since a franchise is a business, it shouldn't come as a surprise that owner involvement is vital during the early stages of growth.

Because an owner needs to be involved in order for a franchise business to really take off, it's common for people to work harder in the beginning than they did when they were an employee. As a result, having tons of free time with family during the early stages of a franchise may not be a realistic goal.

That reality leads to some people considering the possibility of working with their family members. Although factors like trust can make this an appealing option, it's vital to understand that working with family members will change the existing dynamic. It is possible that this type of working relationship can lead to far more stress and drama than would normally exist in a business.

While there's no cut and dry answer for every person, the most important takeaway is to give yourself enough time to figure out what you truly want from you life. Once you have those answers, you'll find that it's easier to fill in the other blanks.

Interested in a House Doctors Franchise? Contact us by filling out this form about House Doctors franchises, or call 1-888-598-5297.

Understanding the Importance of Involvement and Processes





If you consider yourself an entrepreneur and a leader, there are many different paths that you can follow. One of the paths that more and more people are discovering is franchising. While franchising is by no means a new concept, a big part of why it's receiving more attention than ever before is the result of what people have learned over the last six years.

Although there was a time when people thought that working hard and getting a great job was the recipe for long-term success, the financial crisis proved that securing a great job doesn't ensure long-term success. Additionally, many of the jobs touted as the best options for people who want to make a lot of money require a major quality of life sacrifice.

For people with ambition and the right set of skills, being confined to that type of path isn't required. Instead, it's possible for someone to create their own success through franchising. And because franchising helps people avoid the pitfalls that sabotage many businesses which are starting from scratch, it can act as an accelerator to get where you want to be.

Life as a Franchise Owner

As you start looking at different franchise opportunities, it's important to look at yourself as well. The reason is that different franchises ask different things from their owners. For some franchises, the majority of the work is done by the owner. And for others, the owner manages other people who do the services that the franchise provides.

House Doctors is a franchise that falls into the latter category. Our owners aren't out in people's homes swinging hammers. While an ideal House Doctors owner does have a good grasp of the home improvement industry, our owners are focused on tasks like marketing, financial management and customer service.

A Commitment to Success

As you may have guessed, getting a franchise off the ground requires quite a bit of work. That's why people who are looking for a free ride to riches are never going to be happy with franchising or any other type of business. While franchising provides multiple advantages over starting a business from scratch, it's still a business.

What that means is in order to find success, an owner has to be willing to put in work. As long as an owner is willing to put forth this type of effort, they will be able to put their franchise on the right track and begin reaping all the benefits that go along with finding success.

Since there's a lot that goes into making the decision to become a franchise owner, we encourage you to contact us. Doing so is the best way to get all the information you need to begin looking into the possibility of becoming a proud House Doctors owner.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Key to Finding Success as a Franchisee





One of the most common questions that potential franchise owners have is how they can find success as a franchisee. To fully answer that question, it's important to address it in two different parts.

The first part of the equation for a successful franchisee is making the right choices. While there's a seemingly endless number of franchise opportunities available, that doesn't mean they're all equal in terms of what they offer. On the contrary, the quality of franchises varies greatly.

And even when a franchise does present a solid opportunity, that doesn't automatically mean a specific person is the right fit for it. In order to make the optimal choice, it's crucial for potential franchise owners to evaluate themselves just as critically as they do the actual franchise.

Although researching a franchise for weeks may seem like a waste if you ultimately decide it's not the right fit for you, those weeks are nothing compared to the years that some people spend trying to make a flawed franchise work for them.

What It Takes to Succeed as a Franchise Owner

If someone takes the time to find a great franchise opportunity and ensure they're the right fit for it, they will already have a major advantage over people who go through this process too quickly. However, properly matching a franchise with an owner is just the start of this process.

In order for a franchisee to find lasting success, they need to be willing and motivated to get very involved in their business. One of the most common myths about franchises is they're a type of passive income. While franchising offers a lot of advantages over starting a business from scratch, becoming a franchisee still involves starting a business.

As a result, it's not realistic for an owner to think that they can sit back and watch the money roll in. Instead, they need to stay on top of their operations. Although an owner may not be providing a franchise's services (for example, House Doctors franchisees function in a managerial role instead of working as a handyman), they still need to know exactly what's going on every single day.

From employees' performance to customer satisfaction, these are the types of issues that can make or break any business. If a franchisee only has a vague idea of these metrics, it's going to be very hard for them to find the level of success they want.

On the other hand, if a franchisee is willing to stay focused and willing to do the hard work whenever it's needed, they will be able to reap all of the benefits that franchising has to offer. So if you're thinking about becoming a franchisee, choosing the right opportunity and always being willing to do the work that's needed will ensure you find the success you desire.

If you're interested in being a House Doctors franchisee, please click the Request More Info button below or call 1-888-598.5297. 

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