It’s a common misperception that franchise ownership opportunities are limited to fast food restaurants. FranNet’s CEO even co-authored a book about it. While it’s true that the most recognizable quick-service restaurants (QSRs) do franchise their operations, there are literally thousands of other concepts from which to choose. You can become your own boss with franchised businesses such as mobile pet grooming, nail salons, window cleaning services, tree trimming operations, fitness centers, senior care, and even junk hauling.


While at first glance, these options may seem strange compared to a career spent in another particular area, it’s a crucial mistake to dismiss their potential for improving your lifestyle and earning capability. That’s why FranNet of Canada wants you to know that your ideal franchise might be different than you imagined.

Business Ownership is Exactly What it Means

A few months back, a FranNet client shared his thoughts on transitioning from a successful executive career to owning a Modern PURAIR duct cleaning franchise. Some of his friends and colleagues couldn’t get past the superficial details of his new career choice. “They wondered why I would leave my old job behind to own a residential and commercial air quality cleaning service,” he recounted. “I explained what they weren’t seeing. I’m not the guy making the service calls, I’m the guy behind the scenes, driving the marketing and coordinating my team of trained technicians, leveraging the skills I’ve built in my corporate career to now run a successful business of my own.” Not only is his income potential now unlimited, but he also has the flexibility to come and go as he pleases, setting a schedule that fits his lifestyle and needs—not someone else’s.

Leave the Emotion Out of It

Most people are of the belief that they have to have a passion for the work they choose. Yet if that were true, there would probably be a few less ditch diggers and sanitation workers. The truth is that you don’t have to love a product or service to capitalize on it. Entrepreneurs should think of franchise ownership as the vehicle that gets you to the lifestyle goals that matter. Such as your earning potential, your level of freedom and flexibility, and making decisions for your own future. To achieve this mindset, you have to remove the emotional connection to business ownership. Because successful franchise owners are wrapped up in the business of running the business.

Having a background in accounting doesn’t mean you should expect to own a tax-preparation franchise. Narrowing your focus to a certain sector of franchise concepts, just because they’re familiar, is an ill-advised strategy. A key tenet of the franchise investigative process is to keep an open mind and be willing to embrace the unfamiliar if it aligns with your business ownership goals.

If you’re ready to explore business ownership through franchising, let FranNet of Canada show you why keeping an open mind could lead to an opportunity that exceeds your expectations. All of our services are no-cost and no-obligation. With consultants serving every Canadian province, there’s a FranNet of Canada representative near you, who also lives and works in your area. Find out who we are by selecting Canada on the FranNet Franchise Consultant Directory page of our website