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How to Be Your Own Boss and Build a Successful Business

The American Dream is achieved when you realize your personal version of success. For many, that accomplishment is defined by building and growing a personal business, where you can be your own boss.

According to a recent report by FreshBooks, “27 million Americans are expected to leave corporate America in favor of self-employment by 2020. Another report reveals that three in five, or 62%, of Americans want to own a business.”

Empowering statistics, but every one of those dreams needs a foundation -- a structure to support its future growth. 

Be Your Own Boss with a Franchise

The most compelling argument for franchise ownership is that a franchise represents a proven model. At Visiting Angels®, for example, our name is synonymous with compassionate senior care. Our franchise offerings allow dedicated entrepreneurs the opportunity to own their own business, find fulfilling work, and have a positive impact on their community.

What makes our franchise offering such a popular opportunity for entrepreneurs? As a company, we have:

  • Established and proven processes and procedures

  • Created websites and robust social media platforms

  • Promoted our mission via both traditional and digital marketing methods

  • Established a reputation that attracts high caliber caregivers

These fundamentals support a franchise owner’s goals of helping seniors retain independence and dignity while also running a profitable company. These are also essentials that take time and expertise to create. Poor execution in any of these areas can result in the failure of a business.

When you invest in a franchise, you should purchase a turnkey solution. In addition to knowledge and infrastructure, you receive on-going support of the people who started it all, as well as those franchisees who have come before you. They’re the ones who know what potential challenges you may face and how to resolve them. 

You, therefore, have all the benefits of a solid team to stand behind you while you independently own and operate your location. It is the best of both worlds! 

Is the Franchise Model for You?

The proverb “the grass is always greener on the other side” says it best. If you’re working in a corporate job and dreaming of the freedom self-employment offers, it’s easy to idealize it.

Whether you’re running a franchise or starting a business from your kitchen table, it is hard work. To be your own boss takes fortitude. Therefore, it is essential you are passionate about the industry you choose. That passion is the motivator that will allow you to bring your best every day.

One of the biggest questions you’ll need to answer is: Will the franchise model work for you and your goals? When you choose franchise ownership, there is some conformity to standards and procedures to which you must adhere. However, that doesn’t mean you’ll need to act like a corporate drone! At Visiting Angels, we welcome your personality, compassion, and ideas to make your franchise location unique to your local community.

To be your own boss and be a part of a bigger solution is a two-way venture. As you invest in us, we have a vested interest in your success. Together we can do great things.

Is it Time for Visiting Angels? 

If providing support to families in your local community and helping seniors enjoy independent living is important to you, a Visiting Angels franchise may be the right fit for your next career endeavor.

The next question is: Are you ready to be your own boss?

Learn more about how Visiting Angels can be the kind of business you want to own by calling 800-365-4189 or by requesting information online.