There are plenty of reasons to be optimistic in 2021, starting with one basic fact. It’s no longer 2020. We’ve been through an unimaginable year that most, if not all, will be more than happy to forget. A global pandemic, a battered economy, the fight for social justice and a bruising election gave us all we can handle. But now, with the advent of three highly effective Covid vaccines, one can begin to see that a return to normalcy is not only possible, but probable.


2021 is here. Are you ready for it? Last year left us plenty of time to reflect on our lives, our jobs, our outlook and our work-life balance. But contemplation is one thing, taking action is another.

Is Now the Time to Strike?

We now know for a fact that 100,000 restaurants have permanently closed in the U.S. But isn’t it also a fact that this could present a huge opportunity? Who will replace each and every one of these dining establishments? A large number of restaurants are no longer operating in the marketplace—which happens to be driven by our appetite for food. Has that waned? This one example gets to our main point—there may not be a better time to choose the entrepreneurial path to own a business of your own.

Here’s a good pep talk for you:

Getting Started

Deciding to go out on your own and seek an entrepreneurial future is supposed to be a difficult decision. They don’t call it a “Leap of Faith” for nothing. But countless numbers of new franchisees are looking back on their own journey to business ownership, confident that they’ve made the right decision.

To begin your no-cost, no-obligation entrepreneurial journey with FranNet, simply use our consultant directory to find the representative who lives and works in your area. Each has a landing page of their own, with their full contact information.

To get a head start on your free consultation, you can also access and find your Entrepreneur Readiness Profile. It’s a brief, but fun, exercise that will tell us a little about who you are, what type of franchise concepts interests you, and additional sections where you can provide your preferred budget range and lifestyle goals.

2021 could be the year that changes everything for you and your family. And it costs nothing to have FranNet assess your particular situation, to see if you’re a good match for franchising your way to business ownership. We hope you’ll take us up on the offer.

This is the final blog edition of our “Thriving through Covid” series. If you’ve been a regular fan of our content, we appreciate your interest. We have a full slate of brand-new editorial content to share with you this new year, all of which can help educate you on the entrepreneurial benefits of becoming your own boss.

We’re rooting for you.

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“Thriving through Covid” is FranNet’s new series of inspirational articles featuring positive news, business owner profiles, success stories, and educational updates—all of which demonstrate the resilience of the franchising industry. We want you to know that even during this uncertain time, franchising can offer you an alternative path forward—and a new opportunity to achieve success through business ownership.

Check back with FranNet twice weekly for new articles and let us know when you’d like to begin an entrepreneurial journey of your own!