As we roll into a holiday workweek, the country is poised to once again celebrate the 4th of July, Independence Day, if you prefer. For those needing a quick brush up on the origins, the good folks at History.com remind us:
“On July 4th, the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence, which had been written largely by Thomas Jefferson. Though the vote for actual independence took place on July 2nd, from then on, the 4th became the day that was celebrated as the birth of American independence. The Fourth of July – also known as Independence Day or July 4th – has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.”
Let’s pause for a moment to appreciate both the sentiment and similarities of how this momentous occasion is intertwined with franchising. It comes down to one word: independence. Will franchising one day be your personal Independence Day?
While it’s not true in every single case, a great deal of our clients come to us for the sole purpose of seeking their own independence. To free themselves from the shackles and constraints of working for someone else. And, if you think about it, it takes an actual declaration to do that, too. “I’m going to become my own boss.” This statement, above all else, signifies your readiness to explore franchising as a way to illuminate a future you can call your own.
Think about how worked up the former Colonies were to declare independence from England. They were outnumbered, outgunned, outmatched and divided. Yet still they persevered. As a budding entrepreneur, you may think you’re facing a similar situation. You may be thinking of all the risks you’ll have to take to declare your own independence. Questions about income stream, insurance, security. We hear it during every consultation. But we’re here to let you know that we’ve navigated these waters before. And we’ll keep doing it—all for your benefit. FranNet truly believes that franchising offers the most viable path to business ownership and true personal independence.
Take a cue from our forefathers, who managed to get almost everything right with their declaration of independence. They created the document together. They sought input from a wide array of knowledgeable people. They made a sound decision. And they put their names to it. Does this sound like an exercise you and your support network could accomplish together? Remind yourself of this key takeaway. “With great risk, comes great reward.” Do you know who said that? It was Thomas Jefferson, literally the author of the Declaration of Independence.
If you’ve got a budding entrepreneur inside of you and you’re ready to declare your own independence, we’d like to get on your radar screen. Our FranNet consultants, all of whom live and work in the areas they represent, are standing by to hear your grievances and why now is the right time to make your move.
Tomorrow is July 4th. Independence Day.
From all of us in the FranNet Family, we wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday!
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