Summer is Over: How to Jumpstart Your Entrepreneurial Journey

There’s just one week left in what is commonly referred to as “meteorological summer,” which follows set calendar dates as opposed to the actual equinox, set to occur this year on Saturday, Sep. 22. In fact, if you’re like most folks in the country—at least judging by Facebook posts—you’ve already sent your kiddos back to school. Rounding out the cryptic signs, we’ve also just completed August’s full moon, which the Indians called the “Green Corn” moon. Why is that? Because it appears at the time of harvest. According to their lore, it’s a time of ‘…community building, rekindling friendships, reconciliation, purification, restoring balance, making new beginnings, and giving praise and thanksgiving to God.’ 

We at FranNet think these signs are trying to tell you something. Something specific. Playtime is over. You have more time to yourself. This is a time of community building and restoring balance. And most of all—making new beginnings. It’s a a good time to plant the seeds of future. Is this the time to jump start your entrepreneurial journey? Hate to borrow a phrase from the Magic 8-Ball, but “…All Signs Point to Yes.”

When you’re ready to make a bold change in your life, you don’t have to feel overwhelmed. There are countless resources available to you to help you through the planning and decision process. In fact, that’s what we, at FranNet, specialize in on behalf of our clients. 

You’ll hear a lot about being of the right mindset. Many of our clients who come to us for consultation have been thinking about owning their own business for years. Others, maybe just a few weeks. Sometimes, the decision gets made for them in the form of a downsizing or layoff from their previous job or career. We want to caution you that entrepreneurism takes real contemplation and is not something that should be rushed or forced. You should be thinking exactly how owning your own business will change your circumstances. And be ready to consider all possibilities, be they positive or negative. 

Another big piece of kicking off an entrepreneurial journey involves mentorship. At FranNet, you’re likely to find just that. And even better, your FranNet consultant will be living and working in your area or community. It’s one of our key differentiators. We understand the local landscape. It’s also OK to seek mentors who already own their own businesses and would be willing to share their experiences with you. Hearing their inspirational story may help you during a critical phase of your own journey.

Next, let’s get you organized. If you want to begin an entrepreneurial journey—especially with FranNet, we need to know what your current situation looks like. Be ready to take an inventory of the statistics which make up your life to this point. Prepare paperwork that shows exactly where you stand financially and in other areas. While the over 4,000 different franchise concepts we can show you are quite varied, so are the associated investment levels. Our finest specialty is matching you up with your perfect business fit and a franchise you can be proud of.

Lastly, you may not be the type that has ever set goals before, but if not, now is the time. Even if you pull out a blank sheet of paper and write, “Six months from now, I will be my own boss.” Work backward and set achievable milestones. If franchising is the route you’d like to go, pencil us in at the top and we can help fill out the rest together. 

We’ve done it countless times before, but the feeling never grows old. Here’s to your future grand opening. Here’s to watching your entrepreneurship sprout.

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

Aug 28, 2018