It’s an important question for franchisees who are trying to grow a business. After all, knowing where you are going is how you plan and grow!
Having spent decades in the franchise industry - including as a franchisee for many different brands - I have identified clear patterns that almost all franchisees go through. In my experience, as well as from what I’ve seen with other franchisees, the process of growing a new business isn’t so different from our own real-life individual human development. With the exception of a lucky few, we’ve all had our growing pains, awkward years and rough times. And just like in real life, sometimes it can seem as if we’re the only ones struggling.
If you’re struggling to build a successful franchise business right now, I understand how you feel. I’ve been there - we ALL have.
Maybe you’re finding that franchise ownership isn’t what you thought it would be - and maybe you’re starting to even regret your investment. Or perhaps you’ve had pretty good luck building a profitable business, but you can’t quite achieve the breakthrough growth you’ve been striving for.
The key thing to remember is this: whether in real life or business, we all run into hard times now and then - it's part of the process, it's part of LIFE. It’s how we respond and work through these hard times that really counts.
Moving Through the “Stuck”
When you feel stuck as a franchisee, you may find yourself asking yourself the following questions:
“Why is this so difficult?”
“What is going wrong here?”
“What am I supposed to do now?”
Just remember - what you’re experiencing is typical - most other owners will (or have) gone through the same thing! You will have progress. You will get stuck. You will have problems. Nothing is easy! Most people don’t talk about these problems, maybe that’s human nature?
What it boils down to is the choices you make, conscious choices about what you need to do next in your business.
If you’re stuck and you’re not sure how to move ahead, my Franchise Lifecycle coaching program can help. This program walks you through the four phases I’ve identified in each franchisee’s growth journey to help you excel at each point in the process. This includes the behaviors, attitudes and situations you need to be aware of and stay focused on if you are to execute well and move forward into the next stage successfully.
I’ve used this process to move through the feeling of “stuck” in my own franchise businesses - and now I want to help you, too. I want to make it easier for you than it was for me!
With that said, I am granting discounted access to my unique Franchise Lifecycle program, the most powerful and efficient strategy I have used to help hundreds of franchisee clients increase their performance, productivity and growth for the long-term results they’ve always wanted. This is applicable to ANY franchisee in ANY franchise brand! This program will help you move ahead, no matter where you are today. You can find out more and register here.