According to a 2018 study
, around 62% of Americans want to start their own business. If you’re one of them, you might be wondering if now is the right time.
A great choice for making your dream of business ownership a reality is to invest in a franchise business
, such as commercial cleaning
, rather than starting from scratch. If you’re looking for a business opportunity, but not quite sure you're ready, continue reading. We will help you understand and spot the signs that tell you if now is the time to make your move.
You work for someone else, and it’s time to change that
When you’ve spent years working for someone else, you might feel ready to work for yourself. As you’ve been working, you’ve been gaining valuable skills. Regardless of your current industry, chances are you’ve learned a lot, including specific tasks as well as sought-after “soft skills.” You can put that knowledge to work in a new way when starting a franchise business.
Ask yourself if you’ve noticed the following four ideas popping up in your life lately.
Signs you’re ready to start a business
- You want flexible hours. If you’re tired of the 9-to-5 work week, or you want to be there more for your family, you can gain that flexibility with a franchise business. Business owners enjoy putting in the time to build their dreams, but they get the benefit of creating their schedule around their lives—not the other way around.
- You want to work for yourself. Sometimes, even if you like your boss, working for someone else brings you down. You might feel that all your hard work and good ideas simply make money for somebody else. It’s hard to stay inspired. When running a franchise business, you will know that every minute of your hard work affects nobody’s bottom line but yours.
- You want a new career without starting from scratch. Often, people wish to change careers but cannot afford to start at the bottom. As you go through life gaining more responsibility, and perhaps a family, it can feel impossible to return to an entry-level job. Some people choose to pursue a college degree in their desired new field, but not everyone wants to sacrifice the time and the money to do so. A franchise business with an established, trusted brand puts you ahead of the game with proven practices, training and marketing support. And you don’t need a degree: just 26% of independent business owners have a college degree.
- You want to make hiring decisions. You already know what it’s like to submit resumes, go on interviews, and prove yourself to hiring managers. If you dream of being on the other side of the table, empowered to make smart, fair choices about who to hire, you are ready to run a business. Owning a franchise business allows you to create jobs in your community and to work with talented, deserving people who you choose to employ.
Franchise business opportunities present the chance for a whole new chapter in your life. Sometimes, the signs line up and tell you it’s time. Start by reaching out to Coverall to learn more about starting your own commercial cleaning franchise
. Coverall can train and guide you. They provide a proven roadmap and support that can give you the opportunity to achieve the dream of business ownership.