February 8, 2017
OK, so franchising opportunities may not be the first thing you think of when someone mentions football. But there is a lot in common with the sport. In keeping with the momentum of the recent Super Bowl history made last weekend, we thought we'd compare the two. Keep these similarities in mind when searching for a business to own.
- Focused Preparation
Like the preparation that goes into a game; reviewing tapes, stamina training and running plays, you need to be thorough before starting a business venture. You can start by narrowing down your search on Franchise.com
, inquiring to companies which appeal to you most and reviewing their Franchise Disclosure Documents. To complete the process, you can conduct interviews with current and former franchisees which will give you a clearer understanding of that given industry or business.
- Transferable Skills
Football players, like entrepreneurs who own their own business, have the drive to succeed. They understand it takes long hours, sweat, hard work and following a plan to achieve their goals. Just as players on a football team must follow a playbook, franchisees must follow an operations manual for that business model to be successful.
- Solid Coaching
Think about how much smoother a game goes when the players are trained, coached and supported. Without a play to follow and the best defensive and offensive coordinators to coach them, there would be mayhem on the field. Make sure you choose an established franchise which offers comprehensive training and on-going support. Franchises support their owners in many ways which may include many of the following:
- 24 hour call center
- Assistance with site selection and property negotiation
- Lead generation
- Human resources
- Advertising and marketing campaigns
- Proprietary software or products
- Talented Teammates
Franchising is a team effort. To insure the money invested in a business does not go to waste, a good owner must surround themselves with strong team players and smart coaches; those who are also vested in the business and strive to help it grow.
Want to get started and enter the big league of business ownership? Find the right franchise for you at Franchise.com
About the Author - Kerry Crocco
Marketing Coordinator for Franchise Solutions and Franchise.com; conduct email marketing campaigns, web page management and trade show coordination. Mother of two, wife and Young Living Essential Oils representative.