“Age discrimination remains a significant and costly problem for workers, their families and our economy.” (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 2018)
One sure cure for age discrimination is to be your own boss. At any stage of life, as an independent franchise business owner, you can create the work life that you desire. For over 27 years, Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) has been helping aspiring entrepreneurs of all ages to build successful, thriving franchise businesses throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Home Franchise Concepts doesn’t age discriminate
As parent company to four exciting franchise brands in the home improvement/home services industry, the HFC franchise network has approximately 1,800 franchise territories across all brands: Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living®, Concrete Craft®, and AdvantaClean®. One of the largest franchisors in North America, HFC franchise owners incorporate the full age spectrum from Millennials to Baby Boomers in a dynamic franchise network of enterprising individuals who share the dream of being their own boss. Start building your business as early as you want and work as long as your want, it’s up to you with franchise ownership.
Age is not an issue when evaluating potential franchisees; character, commitment, and determination are much more important. Here are four critical attributes of franchise ownership that we look for in potential franchise business owners, and none are age-related:
One: An entrepreneurial spirit and drive to succeed
With a strong desire to own a business, franchising will get you to success quicker than starting from scratch. The business model is proven, target audiences are defined, our products and services are in high demand, marketing strategies are in place, and business systems well established. You don’t have to spend time and energy “finding the way,” it’s already been done. You step into the system, set your goals and strategies, and apply yourself.
Two: Self-starter abilities
Even with stepping into an established system, the success of your business still depends on you. With a supportive infrastructure undergirding every phase of your business, you determine the scope and scale you want, and you make it happen. You can’t sit around waiting for someone to tell you what to do. If you can be focused and decisive, willing to work hard, and consistently track and measure your goals, you’ll build a business to be proud of.
Three: A passion for customer service
All four HFC franchise brands are dedicated to helping people live happier, more beautiful lives. People are our business, so if you enjoy working with people, and especially helping them solve problems, you’re halfway there. The consultative sales process involves pinpointing clients’ needs, explaining all their options, and providing innovative solutions. Your goal should always be a satisfied customer, so you’ll want to build a team of employees who shares that objective.
Four: A collaborative workstyle
Success in a franchise business means working within the system, not looking for ways to change it up. You have tremendous latitude to run your business the way you want, while adhering to the specified rules and regulations in the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). A good working relationship with Home Office and support teams will keep you on target and up to date with everything that’s going on. Be sole owner, partnership, or a family business. Be as hands-on as you like, or manage a team of salespeople, designers, or admin in the office. If you have installers, oversee and monitor your crews to be sure they’re current with the latest techniques and products.
Work the way you want with franchising
At any age, franchise ownership can be the path to fulfilling your dreams and goals. If you’re just starting out, you can skip those years of multiple job changes as you climb the ladder to success by taking charge of your destiny now. Or, if you have a long-term career behind you and you’ve been “early retired,” you can keep on working for as long as you want with your own business, even trying something totally new. Men, women, seniors, Millennials, corporate-fatigued, and military Veterans have all found satisfaction and success as a franchise business owner within HFC’s family of brands. Call 1-800-420-5374 today or go online to Home Franchise Concepts to learn more about how franchise business ownership may be the perfect solution to your career dilemma.