How a Corporate Job Prepares You for Franchise Ownership
You’ve spent your career in a corporate job that gives you an income and predictability. But is that all you want out of your career? Have an idea you want to implement? Ask your boss. Need to take time off? Ask your boss. Want a raise? Ask your boss.
Does your passion lie in working in the corporate world the rest of your life, or do you feel your entrepreneurial spirit at work within you? You’ve always been curious about running your own business. But now you wonder if all the time you’ve spent working for someone else limits your ability to be your own boss.
The years you spent in corporate America weren’t wasted, assures Jeff Brazier, Kiddie Academy’s Vice President of Franchise Development. “The skills you learned in your corporate career – things like time management, teamwork, management of staff, communication – are many of the key experiences that will directly apply to your time as a business owner. These skills are all transferable and they put you in a great position when you’re ready to run your own business.”
Here are just a few of the advantages your corporate experience provided you:
Credibility – Building a successful career in the corporate world gives you instant credibility when you step out to go into business for yourself.
Culture – You’ve seen firsthand the importance that creating a positive culture with good chemistry plays in maintaining a positive workplace. You can use many of the same culture-building practices you saw in the corporate environment and put them to work for your business.
Process – The list of important processes you’ve been exposed to while working for others gives you an enormous advantage in running your own business. This includes skills such as time management, budgeting, sales, collaboration, strategic planning and attention to detail.
Management – Your experience managing others provided you with valuable practice in hiring the right people, building and supervising a team, setting professional development goals and mentoring.
In addition to the skills you bring, investing in a franchise also helps make the transition from the corporate world to business ownership a smooth one. A franchise provides you with a proven business plan and a system of support, both from the corporate office and your network of fellow franchisees. We invite you to read some of our recent blog posts about the benefits of investing in a Kiddie Academy franchise. You’ll learn about the advantages of investing in a franchise as opposed to starting a business from the ground up; how franchise ownership is a great way to achieve harmony between your work and personal lives; and why the rapidly growing need for educational child care makes this an ideal time to invest in a Kiddie Academy franchise of your own.
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If you’re looking to make a life-changing business decision, call 866-296-2535 or fill out this request to receive more information about owning a Kiddie Academy franchise.