What has lockdown taught you?

Has it taught you that you actually hate your job?

Has it taught you that you want more from life than binge-watching Netflix?

Has it taught you that it’s time to chase your dreams?

For many, the time spent away from their regular routines has been clarifying. It’s made them realise that they are ready to bite the bullet and chase after their dreams; especially when those dreams involve owning a franchise. You, too, could own your own business, and lockdown is the time to consider your options.

If there is one thing that your new business idea should never be about, it’s money. Money cannot make you happy – it’s just something that can assist in it. The goal of owning your own franchise should be to wake up every morning with a smile on your face, knowing you are heading out to do something that you love for a change. It’s refreshing to know that you have your dream out in front of you, and you are working hard for it. If you want to do well in your own business, you need to do something that you love – which is precisely what finance franchising can do for you.

You can stop working in a job you hate. You can stop waking up every single morning, wishing you were somewhere else. You can be the person who smiles on the way to work. Money may not make you happy in the long term, but access to franchise financing will make you happy in the short term: it’ll get your new business idea off the ground. The money will open up more possibilities than you could ever have dreamed, and even if you decide to go it alone, you need to consider how you get there.

It’s natural to think about a brand new business, get excited and then deflate when you consider the cost. The thing is, while an investment in a franchise is a must to be able to get going, it’s all a part of a much bigger picture. The initial costs of your own business shouldn’t put you off: if you’re willing to invest your time, you must be willing to invest your money for those longer-term goals.

However, money is just a piece of the puzzle. You still need to be able to answer whether you can see yourself owning a business and loving what you do. You need to answer the question surrounding what you would need to continue to survive, and you need to answer what your business could do for you. Money? Well, that investment just kicks you off: it’s a piece of the puzzle, remember?

Many things need your consideration when you are hoping to own your own franchise, from the initial financing to your current savings and credit rating. You also have to have an idea of what you would need to earn from your business to make it a viable solution for you. The good news is that we have a process that can help you to address and answer those questions, but we don’t waste much time on them. The critical thing here is that you must decide what you NEED before you aim for what you want. Start simple: workout your current expenses to the penny and be as precise as you can. Once you do that, you can see exactly what you must earn to meet your basic needs. Then, we can assess precisely what franchise financing you need to give you the best chance of being successful. It’s simple, isn’t it? Considering those numbers ensures that you make the best possible decision here, and if you’re considering going it alone once lockdown has lifted, you need to look at your figures first.

Be honest with yourself and don’t assume any numbers: you must get this bit right. You may have to compromise on a few luxuries to ensure that your business works, and you have to be willing to be flexible while you build something that could last. Starting your own business may be tough, and a lot of them fail. However, with the right franchise, the results are steady, and we want to see you succeed. It’s for this reason we ensure that you get the best opportunity to do exactly that.

Are you ready to get started? See if a Pestforce pest control franchise might be right for you and call 03335 670561 and speak to Gayle or email gayle@pestforce.co.uk today.