Franchise Biz Consulting is all about my personal philosophy as to why I do what I do.
I spent four years in the military from 1968 to 1972 as an electronics NCO. I learned at an early age that one must survive in this world. However, when I was discharged I knew that working for someone and helping them fulfill their dreams by stifling mine, was not the road I wanted to travel. However, I worked as a lighting consultant, got married and started a family. I had taken the easy road and worked for someone else.
But as time progressed I found myself in a very interesting catch -22 experience. My boss put more demands on me regarding, time, energy and production.
While my wife and children put equal pleas on me to do the same. It was like I was in a tug of war and I was the rope! In this familiar scenario, typically, the boss wins because he awards the money that ultimately keeps the family running. However, the family and I suffered due to lack of an enriching life style.
I did something about it.
Knowing that Franchising is the Fastest and Surest Way to Financial Success on My Terms, I researched franchises for over three year. I looked at every possible franchise opportunity. I read books, periodicals, and corporate reports, business practices of franchising, both large and small. I went to lectures and took night courses, all in an attempt to pick out the best franchise for me and my family. Well, I did. I picked a Dunkin’ Donuts franchise. I chose the location, utilizing my home work as I had learned it over the years. And then EURICA! I hit success.
I was the number one franchise in the country. However, there was something missing. I was still missing something. I had success but I was working 24-7 and my family still suffered because I was never home. My income had certainly improved, however, my life style was not true happiness. Now, I have nothing to say bad about that franchise. The people, support and product were beyond reproach. It just was not for me. I sold the business and retired at age 35 only to go into the Arabian horse business in Kentucky. Of course, that is another story.