Franchise Opportunity - Questions To Ask The Franchisor - #45

 


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Finding The Right Franchise

Whether it’s hamburgers, pizza, telecom, coffee, Internet, muffler parts, or seniors’ services, there are Franchise opportunities available to evaluate. There are great Franchise systems, good Franchise systems, and bad Franchise systems. The challenge is to ask the right questions to find the right system that will fit your goals and dreams. The key is to ask the questions – and listen closely to the responses. Only then can you determine if the Franchise opportunity is the right fit for you. So whether it’s food services like burgers or coffee, professional services like telecom or IT, or manual services like cleaning or oil changes, ask the questions and record the answers.

What’s The Challenge?

Do you look forward to Friday afternoon or Monday morning? Perhaps that’s the true litmus test of happiness. If you’re thinking about the fact that there’s only one day to go before the weekend, when you just got back from lunch on Wednesday, it may be time for a change. Maybe your day-to-day activities simply aren’t all that fulfilling. Maybe you’re in a rut, and it feels like you have to crawl up the side of the Chrysler building to get out.

I seem to carry a certain amount of guilt on weekends because I’m always looking forward to Monday morning. I know the next challenge resides there. Although I certainly enjoy my leisure time, it seems that I’m always looking for the next opportunity to rev up, and meet the next challenge of being in business. It is my belief that the vast majority of us, all members of the same realm of humanity, miss the opportunity of feeling that motivation in our work.

On average, each of us gets about 3 billion heartbeats. We all have to determine what to do with them. If you’re suffering through 35 to 40 hours a week in a job that offers no challenge, perhaps alternatives need to be examined. Perhaps that’s a lot of blood being pumped nowhere.

Now that’s not to say that many jobs don’t offer that challenge. Many of society’s best producers are employed, and through that employment, they help their companies achieve great things. If that’s you, then these humble thoughts don’t address your situation.

On the other hand, if it seems like it’s just past a million o’clock, and it’s really just before your morning break on Tuesday, then it’s probably time for a re-think. Speaking of breaks, I think the last formal break I took was in 1977. I find that breaks aren’t as much fun as the business at hand, so why bother? Now that’s got to have some psychoanalysts seeking me out to slather some wisdom on me like cocoa butter on a sunburn. That’s the price of loving what you do.

To receive a free copy of an E-Book titled ‘Franchise Opportunity – Making The Right Decision’ by Dennis Schooley, email that request to corp@schooleymitchell.com.

Dennis Schooley is the Founder of Schooley Mitchell Telecom Consultants, a Professional Services Franchise Company. He writes for publication, as well as for schooleymitchell. blogging.com and franchises. blogging.com, in the subject areas of Franchising, and Technology for the Layman. http://www.schooleymitchell.com , 888-311-6477, dschooley@schooleymitchell.com .

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