Franchising As A Lifestyle Choice

Living in Canada is pretty great. Whether it's our stable economy, access to free healthcare, the amazing scenery or getting to see some pretty incredible wildlife that drives you, we should definitely count ourselves lucky to live where we do.

But living somewhere so incredible isn't quite as exciting if you're tied to a desk job that you can't escape when the weather is good or your kids are off school ill or on holiday. For some, the lure of a guaranteed monthly salary is enough of a draw to keep them in mainstream employment. For others, however, the call of the wild hits them, and this is why more people are choosing to be their own boss, run their own business, and fit their work around their lifestyle.

Having the ability to work flexibly is one of the greatest benefits of being a franchisee. It's up to you to make the business pay but you have all the tools, marketing materials and expert advice to help you do so. You can fit your business around your hobbies, family, and other interests.

Many franchisees even select their preferred franchise based on its relevance to their hobbies and interests, meaning that every time they go to work, they are actually making money doing what they love.

As with all major life decisions, giving up the rat race to become your own boss will bring challenges and risk as well as opportunities, but if you're in a financial position to be able to make the change and willing to accept help and advice from those who have been before, there are very viable businesses out there just looking for new people to take the helm.

There is lots of help available, and you should definitely engage the services of a franchise consultant and experienced attorney when drafting up the paperwork. However, if you're thinking that perhaps a change of career is what you need to make your work/life balance tip more in your favor, now is the time to act.

With such a huge choice of franchising opportunities available, there is something for every person from every walk of life. You just have to be prepared to put into it what you want to get out of it. If it's something you love, you'll find that it isn't "just a job" but a real lifestyle choice.