Can You Rock as a Franchisee?

Got what it takes to be a badass franchisee? Learn the traits of the best.

Can You Rock as a Franchisee?

Many people believe franchise ownership is for the classic entrepreneur — the type A personality with the desire to blaze new trails in the business world.

The truth is actually quite different. Franchising is all about following a proven system in order to replicate the success of the original business. That’s why ‘Steady Eddy’ types who are willing to trust the system make better (and happier) owners than ‘Disrupter’ types with independent streaks.

Besides the ability to follow a system, there are eight personality traits common to most successful franchisees. You can determine whether franchising is right for you based on whether you see yourself in these descriptions.

Can you cut it?

1. Motivated by results

You’re known to: Focus on production

  • Create benchmarks
  • Meet goals
  • Evaluate results

You understand that action is not achievement. You revere the value of benchmarks and are always evaluating the process in order to achieve results. If a certain course isn’t working to meet goals — you immediately change the plan to find an approach that will work better for you.

2. Big thinker

You’re known to: Imagine the future

  • Recognise necessary tasks

You know that even though working long hours or doing a dirty job may not be the ideal situation at the moment, it will pay off in the long run. You imagine the possibilities for the future as a long-term result that motivates the day-today activities. You keep your eye on the prize.

3. Chief cheerleader

You’re known to:

  • Make business happen
  • Care about success
  • Recognise efforts

Sitting back and expecting business to just come to you is not your game plan. You’re always out there grafting, and you recognise others who exhibit a similar work ethic.

4. Optimist

You’re known to:

  • Look forward
  • Create solutions
  • Stay positive

You always call the glass half-full. Solutions and opportunities are more obvious to you than problems or hindrances. You take care of problems by solving them instead of wasting time on how they happened.

5. People person

You’re known to:

  • Relate to clients
  • Keep good morale
  • Succeed at networking
  • Be a voice in the community

You are quick to understand that regardless of what business you’re in, customers and employees are always the most important thing for achieving success. Building relationships and keeping in good graces comes naturally to you.

6. Seatbelt enthusiast

You’re known to:

  • Like direction
  • Want a safety net

You take grand precautions in your everyday life. You always look to mitigate the risks involved in activity and want a proven track record in what you participate in. You’re not blazing trails while running with scissors – you want security.

7. Resilient

You’re known to:

  • Trust in the future
  • Keep setbacks in perspective

You can’t be held down in pessimism. Challenges excite you and you know that things will always get better. You keep bouncing back from adversity, stronger than ever.

8. Cool and collected

You’re known to:

  • Stay consistent
  • Keep composure
  • Address issues

You know what is happening around you, but don’t panic or cause a scene. Focusing on the essential and important tasks keeps you unruffled and gives your customers and employees peace.

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