Why reading is the key to owning a franchise
“Reading is the key that opens doors to many good things in life. Reading shaped my dreams, and more reading helped me make my dreams come true. ” Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Many people who want to own their own business dream of owning a franchise. Franchises offer a proven business model with an existing brand name and customer base.
However, as with any business, starting and running a successful franchise can be challenging.
There are several things you can do to increase your chances of success, including reading books about running a business and franchising. Reading books about franchising will help you learn about the different aspects of owning and operating a franchise, from choosing the right franchise to marketing your business.
I’m all about saving time where I can, so I am an avid listener of audible books. I listen while driving, walking, and even cleaning my home. If listening sounds good to you, check out audible books. I even offer a free trial here when you purchase Franchising Without Fear audio book and sign up for a subscription.
A few of my favorite books on business and franchising:
Franchising without Fear is a guidebook to buying a franchise. From working through the fear of making this monumental change in your life to opening your business. The book also includes the history of franchising, the steps to choosing a franchise, making decisions, and running your business. This book will help you with the knowledge you need to choose a profitable franchise.
Who Not How by Dan Sullivan and Dr. Benjamin Hardy — Explains why business owners need to find someone to do the tasks that keep them from growing their business. As a solopreneur, I am very guilty of trying to learn how to do everything myself, which takes me away from growing my business.
Unhackable by Kary Oberbrunner — One of my mentors. Kary Oberbrunner wrote this book that focuses on how to become ‘unhackable’ in business and in life. By working through the book, you will understand how we are ‘hacked’ everyday by technology. Technology is useful when it helps us, but much of it is designed specifically to take us away from the things that are important. This keeps us from being who we were meant to be and excelling in our purpose.
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight — Great read by the founder of Nike. Phil Knight explains his journey from fledging start-up to a world-wide brand.
The Educated Franchisee by Rick Bisio — Explains how to be an educated franchisee before buying a franchise.
The Success Principles by Jack Canfield — A life book, that provides guidance on how to be successful in business and life. You may want to buy the workbook too.
You may also want to check out a few of the many podcasts available on business and franchising.
Contact Trish for more information and to assist you in your search for the perfect franchise fit
Keep following my Blog for more insights into fantastic franchise options. Remember owning a business is about matching your skills with the right business that meets your personal and professional goals. My 6-step process will guide you to the right business for you and get you introduced to opportunities that work for you.
What are you waiting for?
Trish Benedik owner of Select Franchise Consulting will help narrow your options and find the franchise that is the right fit for you saving you time and frustration. Our consultation will help you make an informed decision. There are thousands of options in franchising, find the one that is a good fit for your business and lifestyle goals.