You’re interested in making the leap into franchise ownership, but are worried it will be too much for you. You wonder if you can really handle the stress that goes into running your own business. Below, we talk a little about the emotional aspects of being a franchisee – and some of them may surprise you.

Fewer working hours mean less stress

Instead of being chained to a desk 9-5, working for some huge corporation, a franchise owner can set their OWN hours. And no one expects the owner to be at the franchise 24/7. You may find yourself spending only a few hours a week there, while the rest of your working time involves networking with the community and planning for the future of your business. Sounds more exciting than stressful, right?

Loving equals less stress

Have you ever heard the expression “love what you do, and you’ll never work another day in your life?” Nothing could be truer when it comes to franchising. If you worked at your previous job because you saw no other options, but didn’t truly enjoy it, that’s a jail sentence. Working at a franchise that does something you love, whether it’s selling automotive parts or running a pet shop, adds a bit of that “vacation feeling” to every day!