At first glance, does this week’s blog title about starting a business seem to be a little too biased? At FranNet, we’re never inclined to think so, but we do understand a healthy dose of skepticism when we see it. However, if we look at employment in the starkest of terms, there really are two types of people—those who work for themselves and those who work for others. Both have their pros and cons, but in this week’s blog edition, we’ll focus on defending the argument that starting a business has its merits over the rigors of the dreaded Corporate America machine.
As an employee working for someone else (and we know you’re out there), a majority have felt the stinging loss of a livelihood—often at a moment’s notice. They call it being laid off, downsized, furloughed, or even fired. In one instant, everything changes in a rush of nightmarish scenarios consisting of unpaid mortgages, missed car payments and worse yet–a loss of health care benefits. Most of the time, you’ll have dependants that suffer in addition to your level of confidence. Sadly, this outcome has even become a cycle for far too many employees. Job board tales abound, littering the Internet message boards with one frustrating episode after another.
It’s at that moment that some people decide they’ve had enough and, if they are in a position to do so, follow through on the exploration of entrepreneurship and business ownership. Is it really that much riskier to take this route? Not according to some citable facts from Lendio, a leading provider of small business loans. Their infographic depicting positive growth pie charts and graphs might leave the impression that, when looking into starting a business, you really can check your anxiety at the door.
Want more proof? Take a look at this in-depth Forbes article which examines 16 Surprising Statistics About Small Businesses. Pay careful attention to the number of US businesses created each calendar year and the breakdown of percentages regarding “Non-Employer” job creation and growth.
Remember this—when you explore starting a business for yourself, you’re creating your own destiny. When you remain at the mercy of Corporate America’s love affair with shareholder satisfaction rates, you’re merely contributing to the destiny of others. And often doing so on borrowed time. Perhaps the time really is now to investigate whether starting a business is safer than remaining in your cubicle. The choice is yours, including your own infinite future of possibilities.
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 & NY 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.