History of Labor Day and Why You Should Rethink Your Part in It

Today, we as a country celebrate Labor Day. For a great many of us—maybe not so much franchisees—it’s an extra day off, making a beautiful three-day weekend to herald the end of summer and the unofficial beginning of autumn. It’s also a time of reflection for both workers and bosses.  So, in this edition of FranNet’s blog, we wanted to delve into the history of Labor Day, as you—the prospective franchisee—dream of becoming your own boss.

Labor Day is celebrated the first Monday of each September. The first Labor Day was celebrated in NewYork City in 1882. The first state to make Labor Day a holiday was Oregon and it was President GroverCleveland who signed legislation making it a national holiday, doing so in 1894. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s website, the holiday is “a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.” Labor Day is a “yearly national tribute” to the “contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and wellbeing of our country.”

However, the history of labor in this country is one full of strife. It took generations of time, protracted strikes and sometimes even tragedy to bring about the changes we see today which offer protection to the working class in our country. But it’s something for every American to be proud of. Many countries across the world, including influential global leaders, do not offer the same type of protections for their workforce. And the economic freedoms we enjoy today are often the direct result of the sacrifice of many to bring attention to labor strife.

In light of Labor Day’s past, we pose several questions for you to consider. Up to this point in your life, how have you personally contributed to the labor of this country? Have you always worked for Corporate America? Do you see yourself as an integral part of the current employment you enjoy? And most importantly, have you ever wanted more for yourself?

Our value proposition is this: you don’t have to continue contributing to the labor pool of this country. Instead, you can contribute to a labor pool of one—yourself. Through franchising, FranNet wants you to know that it is OK to be your own boss. A central point to this argument holds that all labor contributions going forward should be to your own benefit—not someone else’s. 

How do you get started on a path to business ownership? By putting your trust in one of the franchising industry’s most trusted names, FranNet. For over three decades, our qualified consultants, who both live and work in the communities they represent, have been helping clients navigate their way on a personal entrepreneurial journey. And we can do the same for you. Simply get started with our Roadmap to Success guide and your franchise investigative journey will begin in earnest. 

If you’re considering an entrepreneurial journey into the world of franchising, we’ll want you to reflect on the many contributions you have made to the labor pool of this country. Many of our candidates come from backgrounds in which shared contributions led to the success of the company they represented. We want you to think about putting that same effort into a company represented by you.

And that’s our Labor Day Takeaway. 

Let’s chat! There’s a local FranNet consultant right in your market who knows that market inside and out – knows the personality of the market – knows the competitive landscape. FranNet has a great track record of assisting individuals on their path to entrepreneurship, and one of our franchise experts would love to provide you with guidance free of charge. Sound like something you might be interested in? Get started here and find your local consultant right now!

Sep 3, 2018