Are you looking for a career to suit your lifestyle? Be your own boss! Take the plunge and pursue an Australian franchise opportunity.
Are you interested in finding a new career? You’re not alone. People seek to change careers for many different reasons; perhaps your career goals or lifestyle values have changed since you joined the workforce. And that’s ok! No matter how long you’ve been working, changing careers reflects a desire to change, to grow, and might just be the most refreshing thing you’ve ever done for yourself. But now comes the hard part – choosing what to do next!
We’re here because we think buying a franchise is the best way to successfully change your career for the better. As a franchise owner, you’ll be able to work your own hours, be your own boss and earn as much money as you’re willing to work for. But before you decide, it is important to take the time to evaluate your situation, explore career options, determine if your career needs making over, and choose a job that will be more satisfying for you. What do you want to do with the rest of your life? Are you ready to make a change and buy a franchise? If the answer is yes, let’s explore some of the best franchise opportunities in Australia.
Enjoy an outdoors lifestyle
Are you an outdoorsy person? Do you love getting outside and getting your hands dirty? If so, you could easily find a franchise opportunity to suit your lifestyles, such as a gardening or lawn mowing franchise! As a mower and gardener, you’ll spend your days maintaining the gardens of your clients in the outdoors environment that you love.
Maybe you love cars. Great! Mobile car detailing franchises across the country are enormously successful, especially these days when much of the population has shifted to working from home (and therefore don’t drive past a car wash on their way to and from work).
Here’s another great outdoorsy franchise opportunity: a pool maintenance franchise! Working in pool maintenance not only allows you to work outdoors but is a highly stable career as there are many pool owners too scared or inept to handle the chemicals for their own pools. Many, also, are too busy.
Not the outdoors type? That’s ok; there are plenty of other franchise opportunities out there!
Something to tickle your fun side
If you’ve spent your career in a boring job, maybe you’re looking for a new career that will bring a bit of fun into your working day. How about:
- A dog wash franchise. Imagine getting to spend your day smooching cute poochies and sending them back to their owners buffed and fluffed to a high shine! If you’re a dog lover, this, or a dog walking franchise, might be for you.
- A jumping castle or party hire franchise. You’ll spend your days fulfilling the dreams of every little kid (and the big adult ones, too!) on the most special day of their year! Yes, you’ll probably have to work weekends, but the promise of sausage rolls and fairy bread might just be enough to make up for it.
- A mobile cafe. Whether you’re attending a sporting event, concert, market, festival or workplace, your love of coffee and engaging with your community makes a mobile coffee van one of the most fun and rewarding career changes that you could make.
Not quite a career change…
Maybe you love your profession, but you don’t really like your job. You might already be a skilled professional, but you are ready to be your own boss. A franchise opportunity might be the right next step on your career ladder. Some of the most successful franchises are those backed by skilled leaders in their industry who have been given a chance to be their own boss, such as:
- Property conveyancers;
- Financial advisers and accountants;
- IT professionals; and
But, who will you franchise with?
What some people don’t realise is that many of the companies that offer franchise opportunities have different values and levels of success, so it is important to research carefully to ensure that their values and outlooks align with your expectations. When you know the type of business you want, you can then start researching the companies that offer these types of franchise opportunities.
Find a company that is honest, genuine, and can prove that its business model is successful. After all, this company will be your partner in success, and their brand will affect your business and income, so you want to be sure you can trust this company with your career objective and reputation.
So, what’s the best way to ensure that you choose the right franchising company?
You recognise their name
Brand recognition is one of the most important keys to a successful franchise. If you recognise the name (for all the right reasons!), it’s likely that many others will think of this brand whenever they need a particular service completed.
Is your income guaranteed?
If the company is able to guarantee your income from day one, you know they have a successful business model as they are happy to back it with real money. If a company won’t or can’t guarantee your success, they don’t believe in their own business.
Current franchisees are happy
Current franchisees are an invaluable resource. They will be able to provide insight into the day-to-day running of their business and how well they work together with the company. An open and honest business will be happy to refer you to a franchisee to speak with and will offer you the opportunity to spend time on the job as you investigate your options.
The company provides ongoing training
A company that provides a full training program and offers ongoing training and support is a company that wants its franchisors to thrive. After all, a bad franchisee reflects badly on their reputation. If the company you are investigating is dedicated enough to the success of its franchisees to provide plenty of training and support, you know they have a business model that will ensure you succeed.
There truly is a franchise opportunity for everyone. To find out more about franchise opportunities with Jim’s Group, click here. Or, to get some advice about what kind of franchise would suit you, call our friendly service team on 13 15 46 today.
We have regional franchisor opportunities and some pre-loved franchises available Australia-wide.
Select from the drop-down box what division you are interested, and one of our team will call you to discuss the options available for you.
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