I love my job. Really I do. . . but some days I dream of owning my own business and being my own boss (I’m sure I’d be horrible at it – but I dream nonetheless).
So, Dave and I were perusing some franchise opportunities over the weekend and thinking about how cool it would be to own a frozen yogurt shop (fattening, but fun), or a car dealership. Seriously – I used to work for car guys – that’s where the money is, and we’d never have to worry about paying full price for repairs! Anyway, we did find this cool site, FranchiseOpportunities.com and it was really awesome. We found some franchises that don’t cost much to start. It’s nice, because you can search by startup cost, industry and location.
So, since we love to travel and we don’t have a lot of money to put toward a franchise, we looked for those that were $20k and below in TN. . . and y’all we may have found the perfect one! We could be cruise planners – seriously, getting to research fabulous vacations all day everyday? Sign me up – I’m sure we’d get some sweet kickbacks and free trips along the way.
In all seriousness though, of all the entrepreneurs I know, it seems like owning a franchise is the best of both worlds. You don’t have to put up a ton of capital, you have a great strategy in place that is already working and most of the early start up research and grunt work has already been done for you. Why do you think so many famous people own franchises – because that’s where the money is, without too much thought.
So, who’s to say I’ll never own my own business one day. I’ll keep this site in my back pocket – and 20 years from now, maybe I’ll work up the courage 😉