Want to be a Franchise Owner? Here’s How to Start Your Year

Don’t look now, but it’s 2018! Are you ready? At FranNet, we sure are. And as an exercise to kick things off the right way, we’d like to offer you some advice to get your year off on the right foot. Want to be a franchise owner in the not-so-distant future? Here’s how to start your year primed for success

If you’ve been thinking about it, pondering it, wondering exactly how you’ll get all the moving parts and pieces together, now is the time. And you can do it. We’re talking about the quest to become your own boss. Maybe it’s something you’ve dreamed about in the past year. Perhaps you’ve been preparing for this moment a long time ago. Either way, your future is truly in your hands. So what ways can you effect this new motivation to change? Here are three tried and true examples to get up, get moving and get yourself out there: 

Past, Present, Future…

To begin this introspective exercise, let’s take a look at the past year that was 2017. What type of personal and professional progress did you make? Are you where you thought you’d be today? In addition to ruminating on your accomplishments, it’s just as important to delve into areas where you didn’t feel like you succeeded. Because these are the areas, with improvement, that will end up making the difference. Take stock in what you’ve accomplished in the last 365 days. Write it down if you have to. Check your current status, and get ready to plan for an exciting future with you at the helm of your own destiny. 


If this is going to be your year when you finally take the proverbial leap of faith into entrepreneurism, you’ll need to ramp up your communication efforts. Becoming your own boss through franchising is going to take a lot of advice. We know because we quite frequently get to dole it out. If you’re serious about making a run at owning your own business, we want to hear from you. And since we’re not mind readers, you’ll have to seek us out. Be sure to talk to as many people as you can about your plans. Seek your family’s approval, as this will be a real key. Solicit advice from friends or others you know who already own a business. Find out from them what works, what doesn’t and how to get from point A to point B in this game. Now’s not the time to be bashful. Pick up that phone and make some calls! 

Mind Your Budget

When we advise you to mind your budget, we aren’t just talking dollars and cents, although that is of supreme importance. You’ll need to budget your time as well. The franchise investigative process can be an intense undertaking and we want to make sure you’re as prepared as possible. We’ll work closely with you to craft a schedule which keeps your regular life intact. So, check those finances. And just as importantly—check that calendar. 

As we saw in 2017, life comes at us all pretty fast. We want you to make 2018 as impactful as possible. If you’re just beginning to consider a life as your own boss, we’re ready to have an exploratory conversation. If you’re already down that road, we can catch up to you at the next exit. At FranNet, we just want to be a catalyst for your success. And if that means becoming a franchise owner, we have decades of experience in guiding you.

Happy New Year! FranNet wishes you a blessed, prosperous and successful 2018. Let’s go do this!!!


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!

Jan 3, 2018