Moving from Corporate America to Entrepreneurship

When it comes to the term “moving”, most people begin to envision empty cardboard boxes, a U-Haul truck, bubble wrap and even packing tape. But these items are associated with physically moving in the civilian world. What images are invoked when one thinks about moving on in the business world? Perhaps the cardboard box is still visible (albeit with your name plate and desk lamp), but a transition from Corporate America to entrepreneurship involves a vision of the future that could be yours if you’re willing to devote the time and effort necessary to be your own boss.

At FranNet of NJ & NYC, we deal with the type of clientele that is ready to act upon that vision. And usually, an amazing transformation has taken place. It comes down to a change in mindset. Successful people that are willing to delve into thoughts on entrepreneurship not only have this vision for a brighter future, but they’re also much more likely to reflect upon the past. They’re taking stock of their career up to this critical juncture. And perhaps they are ruminating on a crucial point: what exactly has Corporate America done for me, anyway? Did it offer me security? (No) Did it offer me every chance I wanted/needed to advance? (No) Was I able to take the reins of my own unlimited future? (No, again).

Clients of ours who go on to lead successful entrepreneurial businesses following their stint in Corporate America all have one thing in common…they reached a point where the risk vs. reward factor evened out. In the end, making the move from Corporate America to entrepreneurship didn’t have to be a difficult choice. As humans, we’re hardwired to look for security, stability and ease in our lives. Corporate America provides that. Until it doesn’t. And it’s in that moment where our clients begin to envision what the future holds for them.

What we’re really trying to say is that entrepreneurship doesn’t have to be a gamble. While there’s no substitute for confidence in your own success, we like to think that the juncture where preparedness and opportunity intersect can be yours for the taking. And when you do arrive at that moment of reflection, be ready to seize upon it and investigate where you want to be (entrepreneurship)—not where you’ve already been (Corporate America).

Like the famed poet Robert Frost once wrote: “Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled. And that has made all the difference.” Moving from Corporate America over to entrepreneurship should be seen no less than in these terms.

Do you feel that you’re ready to get started? If this article has inspired you to investigate a franchise opportunity, perhaps it’s time for a free consultation with a qualified and experienced franchise consultant. As it turns out, FranNet of NJ & NYC is just the place! As a franchise consultant company with a great track record of assisting individuals on their path to business ownership, make arrangements to speak with one of our representatives today.

Sep 25, 2014