Many people take stock of their life and their work while they are on holiday over the summer; and lots of them decide to look into going self-employed and starting up a business of their own when they get back from their trip.
Setting up your own business from scratch is very hard work. The idea of doing it all yourself is seductive but the raw practicalities of starting a business can put a lot of people off. What if all the groundwork was done for you, and you could buy into a ready-made business doing something you love?
Being your own boss really does give you a tremendous sense of accomplishment and pride – here are ten reasons you should seriously think about going solo…
- You can work wherever you want
With a franchise like Learn Play Grow, you’re free to find places to work, schools, nurseries and community centres. The choice is yours – and you can do all of your admin from home.
- You’ll enjoy your job more
If you hate your job, your negativity will spill into your personal life, and life is too short to waste doing a job you hate. If you love working with kids, and want to make a difference to their lives in a positive and healthy way, a Learn Play Grow business gives you fun at work, a rewarding career and a sense of achievement at the same time. Win-win-win!
- You can create jobs yourself
You have the option to recruit your own coaches to run sessions and parties for you or with you – so not only are you working for yourself, you’re also helping other people find careers they love at the same time. That’s a really great feeling.
- You get to decide how much money you want to make
If you haven’t had a pay rise for years, you might feel resentful and fed up with your job. By starting your own business, you get to earn as much as you like. You could decide to just make a little bit extra to supplement another job, or throw yourself into it, recruit coaches and get as many Learn Play Grow classes up and running as possible, and make much more than you would have done if you had carried on working for somebody else…
- You don’t have to answer to anyone
No more bosses undermining your work, telling you when you can take holiday or generally being a pain. If you work for yourself you don’t have to answer to anyone except for the people who are buying your services, and with a franchise like Learn Play Grow, the happy smiling faces and testimonials from delighted parents should tell you everything that you need to know. When you work for yourself, you call the shots, which makes you more likely to be creative, determined and motivated.
- You learn to be resilient
Even though the research is done for you and you’re supported all the way, if you want to make a success of a franchise, or any business, you need to learn how to push through the setbacks. Over time, you get to work out what works and what doesn’t, and this sense of resilience and strength also affects your personal life.
- It helps build your self-discipline
The fact that being your own boss is so flexible also gives it the potential to be TOO flexible if you don’t have the discipline to work when you don’t really feel like it and do things you might not want to do, to make the business a success. With no set start time, you can decide not to work at all on quiet days when you could be looking for new venues or working on your social media. Don’t fall into that trap – set yourself a working routine as if you were in an office and you can beat the productivity vacuum some self-employed workers fall into.
- You can live a more meaningful life
A real sense of work-life balance tends to come from doing more meaningful things with your working day. We can’t all work for good causes but at least if you work with kids, you get to play your part in shaping their futures.
- You will develop business sense
It’s easy to sit back and do what you’re told in a routine day job, and you never get to see what goes on behind the scenes. If you’re working for yourself, suddenly you have to take on that responsibility. Even though you’re given full support with a Learn Play Grow business, you still need to get your head around the business side of things.
10. You get to leave a legacy behind
You get to build your own future, create a business you can pass on – plus it’s all a great fun and challenging adventure. You get lots of stories to tell, hopefully get to influence the lives of lots of children (who will remember you in years to come) and have fun along the way.
So, what are you waiting for? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you a free information pack about becoming a Learn Play Grow business owner…start your adventure…