Is it your dream to run your own business? Opening a small business requires you to have more than a great idea so you need to ask yourself some tough questions before you start making your dream a reality. You need to consider how prepared you are to make tough decisions, work hard and show commitment to making it work, even when things slow a little. And you need to consider whether to opt for a franchise or to create your own business model. A franchise could be the perfect way to start your own small business if you’re not sure where to begin. With a franchise, you’ll retain control of many aspects of daily running, as would be the case if you built from scratch yet you benefit from the expertise of an already established and trusted brand. The bonus of opening a franchise opportunity with us at The Design Print Distribution Group is that we have been there before and built our successful business from scratch, so you don’t have to lay the initial groundwork.
However, whether starting a business with your own new idea or buying into an existing franchise, you need to be prepared to stick at it.
Do You Have What It Takes To Run A Small Business Franchise?
Below, we explore some of what you’ll need to make it as a small business owner:
- Energy – This shouldn’t surprise you; although if you franchise with us we provide you with everything you need to begin trading, only you can bring your ‘A’ game. This means harnessing your energy, drive and ambition to make it work. You will be responsible for recruitment, sales, and marketing, after all, so your business success is in your hands. We can, of course, offer suggestions, but ultimately you have to put the work in to make it happen. Like any small business, you will be able to take responsibility for many of the day-to-day decisions, even when working as a franchisee.
- Confidence – Bring it on – that is the attitude we feel works well in business. If you don’t believe in yourself and the business model, neither will prospective clients. Our business requires excellent client relationships, and it is this which will see you enjoy the success from recruiting new clients and seeing old ones return time after time for your help with marketing campaigns. You must believe you can do it for others to follow. Having confidence in your brand is crucial. Build your reputation for quality and service and you will see the success we enjoy.
- Resilience – All business owners need to be able to take the rough with the smooth. As a franchise owner, we can’t promise you every day will be sunny, some days may seem a little challenging, but we are sure with commitment and determination, you’ll have more sunny days than bad ones.
Get A Small Business Head Start As A Franchisee
Do you think you have what it takes to make a small business work? If so, why not consider franchising with us. We give you our tried and tested business model along with business support, so you benefit immediately from our industry experience and knowledge, which could give you a great head start over starting a small business from scratch. So long as you have what it takes to commit to your small business, we’re sure you’ll enjoy success with us.