Would you do it?
Would you strap a parachute on, wait until the airplane is at what the pilot deems to be the right altitude, and
Peter Shankman does. His tweets @Skydiver made him stand out when Twitter was still young.
Now… you can follow him here. He’s hilarious.
(He always remembers my Birthday, too)
Would You Jump Into A Franchise Business?
I wouldn’t. But, not for the reason you think.
I wouldn’t jump into a franchise because I’ve been there and done that.
I wasn’t a good fit for franchise ownership.
That’s because I don’t like rules. Or politics. Or, BS.
But, still…being a franchise owner was a great experience.
And, I still love franchising…and all of it’s possibilities.
I just want to make it better for everyone that’s involved in the industry, so the industry can become even better than it already is.
I only want the right people to buy the right franchises at the right time in their lives.
I want franchisors to only award franchises to candidates that are right for their systems, right for franchising, and who have enough money to make it through the ramp-up time.
Buying A Franchise?
If you’re thinking of buying a franchise, you need to make sure that you’re ready to become an owner.
Business ownership can be a bit scary.
From my good friend, Rieva Lesonsky:
“If you’re thinking of starting a business, the idea probably scares you at least a little bit. You wouldn’t be human if you didn’t feel a bit nervous at the idea of starting a business and making such a big change in your life. But what if you don’t feel scared at all? Great news, right?”
So, what can you do to alleviate your fears?
What can you do to avoid feeling like you’re about to jump out of an airplane?
She has the answers.
Top image by ephotography, on Flickr
Middle image by hoboken condos on Flickr
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"I was pretty focused on a particular franchise opportunity when I reached out to Joel Libava. In the course of a 1-hour conversation, Joel was able to provide direct advice to help clarify the process for me and help guide me through the next steps in my vetting process. He even put me in contact with other professionals who were able to help educate me further in my particular industry. The time and money were well spent."
- Brian Grayson, Franchise Buyer, Cincinnati