Job burnout can sneak up on you like the slithery blob in a horror movie. You think you’re safe in your humdrum job and–WHAM—you’re a goner! Suddenly the thought of going to work ruins your whole day, your attitude and your life. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when the good feeling about work died, but it’s definitely gone.

Does a new work day make you feel: happy, bored or like blowing raspberries?

Job burnout is real

Some people diss the idea of job burnout as a real, actionable issue. But since working takes up 50 percent of your waking hours (eight to sleep, eight to work and eight for everything else), if your work is putting a negative spin on your life the results can be serious. Classic burnout symptoms:

  • Lack of motivation or enthusiasm; what you do seems pointless
  • Exhaustion at the end of the day; too tired to care about anything
  • Dreading Mondays, living for the weekend
  • Depression, mental fatigue, physical problems
  • Moodiness at home
  • Insomnia

If you see yourself in this list, maybe it’s time for a change. It might be the ideal time to pursue that half-forgotten dream of being your own boss, creating a work/life balance that makes going to work a pleasure again.

Owning a franchise business puts you in control

Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) is home to three direct-to-consumer franchise opportunities in the growing home improvement/home services industry. After 25 years of franchising, HFC has over 1,400 independent franchise business owners across its franchise network in the U.S. and Canada, encompassing Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living® and Concrete Craft®. And repeatedly, HFC’s brands show up in the Franchise Business Review’s annual Best of the Best: Top 200 Franchises report where the rankings are based entirely on franchisee satisfaction with their businesses. There’s nothing subjective about being in the top 200! Key features of the HFC business models that generate such high franchisee satisfaction include:

  • You can determine the scale of your business
  • Set your own hours and schedule
  • Select and train the team of folks you work with
  • The sales model is shop-at-home consumer convenience
  • Benefit from residential and commercial property revenue streams
  • You receive extensive training and corporate support, no experience necessary
  • Each well-known, established brand has coordinated national and local advertising
  • HFC stays current with the best technologies to make our franchisees more productive
  • Flat rate royalty fees let you keep more of what you earn
  • We offer substantial discounts to veterans entering the franchising world

Meet the brands

All three HFC franchise brands involve helping people live more stress-free lives by enhancing home and business environments with beauty and functionality. No two days are ever the same as you meet clients in their homes, discover innovative solutions for their needs, and design exactly what they’ll love!

Budget Blinds – custom window coverings, including blinds, shutters, shades and drapery styles for indoor/outdoor application, for residential and commercial. Our new, exclusive Inspired CollectionTM offers natural shades, fabric blinds, custom drapery and luxurious bedding you can’t get anywhere else.

Custom window treatments can solve problems and transform rooms into comfortable, stylish places

Tailored Living – the largest home organization franchise in North America, helping homeowners and businesses de-clutter and maximize space with custom storage solutions for closets, home offices, pantries, laundry rooms, garages and more, including industry-tough PremierOne® flooring options.

Be a hero to every client with storage and organization solutions for home, garage, and commercial spaces

Concrete Craft – provides custom decorative concrete overlays, including stained, stamped and resurfaced concrete for indoor and outdoor floors and hardscapes. Walkways, driveways, pool decks, patios, entryways and even vertical surfaces are changed from ordinary to extraordinary.

The stamped and custom-stained cobblestone driveway and hand-cut flagstone patio look like the real thing, but both are beautiful, durable decorative concrete

If job burnout is coloring your world a dreary gray, or BB King’s blues lament, The Thrill Is Gone, keeps playing in your head on the way to work, change your world. Call 1-800-420-5374 today to speak with a Franchise Licensing Advisor or go online to Home Franchise Concepts to learn more about franchising with HFC and see if it’s the right career move for you. There is no one profile for success with HFC, our franchise owners come in all ages, from all backgrounds, men and women, single owners or business partners sharing a dream. You should fit right in!

HFC offers a proven and respected franchise system. You can check out the individual brands and see which one is the best fit for you. If you’re a veteran, click here to learn about discounts for qualified veterans to become independent franchise business owners.