Many entrepreneurs looking for a new business venture choose to invest in franchising due to the proven systems, demonstrated success and support that a franchise system can offer. However, being a franchisee isn’t for everyone – this type of business ownership requires a unique mix of qualities, skills and aspirations in order to succeed.
Franchisees must follow the processes and systems that a franchisor has in place, which is why candidates who possess the traits of a dedicated employee are often approved. Veterans in particular excel in franchising, as their military training often enables them to be mission-focused and to run their business with respect for and understanding of rules and regulations.
But those looking to invest in franchising should also be able to give direction and handle the responsibilities of management, delegation and leadership, as franchisees own and run their own franchise location. As a franchisee, you are in charge of your own business, but you will still benefit from the support of a franchisor, meaning it’s important for franchise owners to have a mix of skills typically held by an employee, and also a boss.
At Homewatch CareGivers, we consider candidates with variety of experiences and backgrounds, and we seek franchisees who will be a strong representative of our brand. Homewatch CareGivers franchisees who own the most successful offices in our home care franchise network often share these similar qualities:
- Willingness to follow a proven system
- Experience in management, and preferably managing a variety of individuals
- Looking for an active role in their business
- Passion for giving back to the community in which they live and work
- Willing to collaborate on best practices with our support team and franchisee network