The Last Straw – a Look at Why Some People Choose Entrepreneurism

At FranNet, we truly hope that you never come to a breaking point where entrepreneurism is seen as the only way out. We’d rather you reach a decision of this magnitude after a period of calm, cool and collected thought. But, as we all know, it doesn’t always happen that way, does it? During today’s edition of the FranNet blog, we’re going to look at a few scenarios in which people (finally) chose entrepreneurism as the solution for becoming their own boss.

Almost all the clients we assist come to us with a preceding act. Perhaps it was a 20-year career with the same company. Or maybe it was someone affected by round after round of layoffs and corporate downsizing. Not everybody gets to pull the ultimate Johnny Paycheck song on the way out the door, but the lyrics sure do strike a tone for desk jockey daydreamers:

Take this job and shove it

I ain’t working here no more

My woman done left and took all the reasons

I was working for

You better not try to stand in my way

‘Cause I’m walkin’ out the door

Take this job and shove it

I ain’t working here no more…

When do you think you’ll know it’s time to consider the entrepreneurial path in life? Do you have a proverbial red line that, once crossed, would push you to explore owning a franchise of your own? What might those scenarios look like?

We hear about taking care of yourself mentally much more than we ever have before. And that is a good thing. In the past, things such as your work-related mental stability wasn’t openly discussed, but any shame in relating your situation to others is now regressing. And that’s to the benefit of society in general. If your current income-producing job has you feeling marginalized in any way, perhaps it’s time to reflect upon the fact that you do have a choice. Even if it doesn’t always feel like it.

There is more than one true way to structure your life. We read and hear about it all the time. The 60-hour-a-week stockbroker who became a travel blogger. The QSR manager who one day would open their own QSR. Perhaps one of the finest examples of famous people is the late Anthony Bourdain, whose hit show “Parts Unknown” aired on CNN for a decade. Did you know that before he made it big, he had—by his own admission—given up on his dreams of ever becoming a top-rated chef and world traveler? He was 44 years old when he got his big break. Though he tragically left us this year at the age of 61, he proved that it’s never too late in life to succeed.

People choose entrepreneurism as a path in life for many complex reasons. Every story we hear from our clients is unique. It’s our job to discuss your current frustrations, your entrepreneurial hopes and dreams and create a plan and pathway for you to succeed through franchising.

Best of all, it’s free and you’re under no-obligation to FranNet. We’ll pair you with a qualified representative right in your area. Give us a call and you’ll see why we call our initial contact the Roadmap to Success.

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!

Oct 15, 2018