Is Franchise Ownership For You? 10 MUST Have Attributes!
Ever wonder if franchise ownership is for you?? Many have but unfortunately, not everyone is cut out for it. Shewww… The wondering can be so exhausting guys. Are you asking yourself do you have what it takes!?
Check out the 10 Attributes you must have before diving in.
#1 – Team Player – you can’t do everything but sometimes you will have to. You can’t say “I’m too good for that”. Sometimes you will have to step in where others can’t or don’t – you have to be ok with that. Be okay with the fact it’s okay to say no. always be super-duper clear to avoid misunderstanding.
#2 – Positive – No one likes a “drip” and no one likes to work for one either. Are you the type who sees the glass as half full instead of half-empty? Optimistic? Franchise ownership may be for you….read on.
#3 -Sincere – Are you a fake or phony? Man Oh Man, your employees will see right through it. Being genuine is the key to becoming a successful franchise owner.
#4 Curious – Are you a question asker er? People who ask and truly want to know the answers to tough questions see more success with their franchise. Questions to your staff like, “what do you like about working here”, “what do you dislike about working here” or even “what would you suggest we do to make this business rock”? Questions to your customers like, “what do you like about our store”, “what would you like to see more of”, or even “what would you like to see less of”? Be open to “constructive criticism” always be willing to improve where you can. Nobody likes a “Debbie Downer” y’all…
#5 Like to manage – Are you a perfectionist that can never let go? Are you ok with delegating to others? Do you enjoy seeing employees succeed? Are you ok with having the “hard” conversations to encourage your employee’s success? If you enjoy managing and working with people….read on.
#6 Conceptual Thinker – Are you ok with abstraction, reflection, creative thinking as well as problem-solving. Then you are a conceptual thinker and on your way to successful franchise ownership.
#7 Linear Thinker – On the flip side do you enjoy “straight line” thinking? Rolling up your sleeves and seeing what is real? Looking and analyzing the numbers? Can you develop a process, systems or streamlining so your business will be more efficient? An important skill to have to make your business hummmmm! AH! Such a sweet sound folks.
#8 Perseverant – Do you have a “do whatever it takes” attitude? There will be some things that need to be done despite their difficulty or delay that may come in achieving success.
#9 Calm – Do you stay unruffled, composed and steady when others don’t. There will be many opportunities to feel like “the sky is falling”. If you are good at “keeping your cool” then franchise ownership may be for you.
#10 Agree about money – Are you considering a business partner? Maybe your spouse is jumping in with you? There are so, so many money decisions that will be made each and every day. Here’s just a few:
Big expenses like:
- Business space
Everyday expenses like:
- Temperature setting
- Quality level of supplies
- How much water is used
- Office decorations
The list goes on and on
Knowing and understanding how you make money decisions and confirming a way to talk about your differences will save many a headache. We have seen so many businesses fold because there was so much money tension between owners and it just got to be too much (boo hoo)!
Listen up, folks! Did you know that you have 2 out of the 5 Money Personalities, a Primary and a Secondary…Pretty fascinating, right?!! And hey, your potential business partner does too. We bet you’re wondering if your Money Personalities are the best for franchise ownership!? What about your partners?
Learn your Money Personalities NOW…
And hey, feel free to email us at [email protected], let us know the Money Personality combinations between you and your partners and we will be happy to give you some pros and cons as you consider the dive into franchise ownership together.
Well – there you have it..pretty cool tips huh!!!!! Do your research, go in with eyes wide open and have fun determining if franchise ownership is right for you.
Again, feel free to reach out, we want to help in any way we can. [email protected]
Scott and Bethany