If you’re considering franchising, you should prepare yourself for the highs and lows that come from running your own business. Creating a successful franchise is more complicated than just finding one you fancy and footing up some cash.
What kind of life are you looking to live?
It’s time to jump off the hamster wheel and ask ourselves the burning question – how we could live this kind of life all the time?
Working for yourself can give you a chance to do this. To get the freedom and achieve your goal of a great work/life balance, but how do you find a business model that suits you?
Dividing your time so it works for you
A work/life balance that gives you more time with your family, on your hobbies, and more opportunity to relax. The chance to enjoy your free time and still earn the income you want all while doing something you love.
Arrange all your skillsets and then consider the goods or service you want to offer. It all seems so daunting that most of us don’t even bother to look or investigate the options.
That’s when buying a franchise can be a great solution. A franchise model is tried and tested and provides all the support and advice you need to get going from day one.
Finding the perfect business venture
Once you’ve decided the type of business you want to run, you can then research franchises. A franchise can deliver all the expertise you want as well as the training and professional setup of a viable business opportunity.
The Shuttercraft business model has been built for people just like you. People who want to run their own business and work hard but also have the freedom and flexibility to spend quality time doing what they enjoy.
A business model with opportunities
We are confident that our business model can give you the income you want while our award-winning training will give you the skills you need. However, don’t take our word for it, here’s what our franchise partner in Somerset, Simon Moody said about his experience of running a Shuttercraft franchise:
“I just knew I wanted to get out of being employed and being tied to a desk, but I was terrified of working for myself, had no idea about setting up a business or how to fit shutters! But what appealed to me was the ability to take control of my own destiny and at my own pace in a growing market.”
“Building my Shuttercraft business was not solely about money for me, it was about lifestyle,” added Simon. “I’m earning more than I did when I was employed, and I have complete control over getting out what I put in.”
Watch his full testimonial here: https:/youtu.be/re5zBaAFhng
Do you dream of a more flexible lifestyle?
Working for yourself is a career change that allows you to structure your routine and live a flexible lifestyle. If you are looking for a work-life balance, becoming self-employed be perfect for you.
There a many opportunities and business models in the realms of working for yourself, it is just finding the right industry and role that suits you.
Summer’s here and the living is easy, or so the song goes. Despite the difficulties with travel and trips abroad, the summer break gives us all a chance to reset our minds, spend time with our loved ones and relax.
If you’d like to find out more about how you can transform your life, find out more about the Shuttercraft franchise.
Do your research
There are often franchise basics that people are not aware of such as the requirement to spend a designated percentage on national marketing, which is allocated by Head Office and not within the franchisee’s control.
Be sure to visit the website of the British Franchise Association (bfa) – www.thebfa.org. The website provides a wealth of information on franchising in general plus profiles of all its members.
The bfa describe themselves on their website as follows:
“The British Franchise Association (bfa) is the voluntary self-regulatory body for the UK franchise sector. Franchise businesses must pass a standards-based accreditation before they can become a bfa member. The Association promotes ethical franchising practice in the UK and helps the industry develop credibility, influence and favourable circumstance for growth.”
As a franchisor, I cannot recommend the support of the bfa enough. There is no one better to help you decide if franchising is right for you. If you want to run your own business, but don’t want to do it without the aid of a safety net, start your exploration into a new future with franchising.
This feature was brought to you courtesy of Shuttercraft, a management franchise which specialises in high-quality interior shutters and blinds. It has provided top-class window treatment services across the UK for the past 20 years.