The path to becoming a franchise owner is unique. It’s not like that of a dentist, doctor, teacher or any other mainstream job. There is no cut and dried system that says you have to graduate from high school, get a degree in a specific field of study, shadow or student teach and then start working in the profession you’ve been setting up for and planning for years. Franchising is unique in the sense that anybody who knows how to work hard, has passion and is willing to learn can ultimately be successful.
Consider these examples showing just how diverse the road to becoming a franchise owner can be.
Some franchise owners start out as employees and work their way up. The second half of this article shares the story of a young man who started working at a Subway when he was 16. He eventually became the store manager and opened his first franchised store in November.
Many franchisees are former veterans who come home and turn the skills they learned in the military to business. This gentleman was a part of the U.S. Navy for 20 years; he now owns a company that creates customized energy-management plans.
Many franchise owners are people who started with nothing more than a simple hobby. This lady loved helping her friends and family sell things on the internet so much that she found a franchise company that already did this, purchased one and became very successful!
Another road to owning a franchise is the road of experience. Many older and more experienced people who have already worked for years and years in different careers find themselves turning to franchising at an older age for a variety of reasons. This article may be a few years old, but its many examples of successful franchisees over the age of 50 are relevant today.
The road to becoming a franchise owner is diverse! No matter what their background is, with hard work, passion and a willingness to learn, anybody can be successful!