New Study – Why People Who Run Franchises Are Happier
For more and more people, Sunday no longer feels like the weekend.
A recent Monster.com poll reports almost 60% of Americans report that they get the Sunday Night Blues "really bad."
So what happened to Sundays?
In short, as professional unhappiness rises in America, it's creeping into your weekends.
Let’s look at a typical weekend to see what happened to the happy Sunday: After a Friday night of resting up after a long week of work, you just had an amazing Saturday. Whether it is a day playing with the kids, seeing friends you haven't seen in a while, or eating at your favorite restaurant, for most people Saturday is still a great day.
Even Sunday got off to a good start, but then come those Sunday Night Blues that 60% of Americans feel.
The good news is that another study has shown how people are reversing these Sunday Night Blues.
According to a quarterly survey by Vistaprint, "the vast majority of micro business owners are optimistic about running their own businesses, with 78 percent reporting that they are either happy or very happy."
This makes sense, as one of the proven keys to happiness is to be a part of something greater than yourself. For many franchise owners, this is the reason why they start a small business in the first place.
They know that the way to take back your Sundays is to take control of Monday – Friday!
So what do you do if you are interested in taking control of your work life but do not know where to start?
Opening a franchise is one way that people are becoming their own bosses and becoming part of the 78% of people that are making their lives more enjoyable. A great place to start is by following the steps below to see if there is a franchise that fits your lifestyle:
Step 2: Select a few franchises that you think would be a good fit for you
Step 3: Get started toward shedding those Sunday Blues!
Home Helpers Earns Endorsed National Provider and Provider of Choice Honors
Home Helpers, the leading brand in in-home care, has been named an Endorsed National Provider and a Home Care Provider of Choice by Home Care Pulse. Home Care Pulse is the industry’s leading firm in satisfaction research and quality assurance, serving hundreds of home care businesses across North America.
Choosing Between a Product and a Service Franchise
There are basically two types of businesses that can be offered by an individual. They can offer Products to their customers which are tangible goods meant for the customer's consumption or they can offer them Services which are intangible and work to make the life of the consumer easier and more convenient. With technologies advancing rapidly and the global demands of consumers changing there is a very thin line dividing the service and product segment of the consumers demands. An example of this can be the purchase of a car from an auto dealer. The dealer not only offers the vehicle at a competitive rate but now has to offer different services as well, such as financing options, after-sales services, ready documentation and other non- tangible services. This kind of merging has made it very difficult to draw a clear line as to the service and product industry but for the sake of argument we will consider a theoretical perspective where you have to choose a traditional product franchise or a service franchise.
Where to Find Financing for Your Franchise
If you decide that you do want to obtain financing for your franchise business from external sources, you should: