The phrase “Be Your Own Boss” gets thrown around a lot, but what exactly does it mean? For us here at 10BUCKSAROOM.com, being your own boss really means taking control of your life. There are so many ways where we, as people, forget what it’s like to make our own choices. Perhaps we never even made life choices for ourselves at all! We are looking for 300 people nationwide to take the reins and become their own boss and discover themselves along the way!
If you’re like me, you most likely set upon a path that was already laid out for you by your parents, peer groups and educational institutions. It’s unfortunate that entrepreneurial skills are not recognized, honed, or sharped in our youth. But even if you thought you would never be a business owner, here are a few reasons why you should consider it, especially if you are not having any luck in the private sector.
Make your own hours
Who wouldn’t love the flexibility of creating their own schedule? I, for one, am not a morning person at all. I can start my day at 10:00 A.M. if I want now! It’s absolutely liberating! Are you a night owl? Do you prefer to stay up in the wee hours of the morning? This industry is made for that as well! Being able to create your own hours really gives you control over a work-life balance. This is great for those of us with family obligations such as taking care of children or elderly parents. You can schedule your work days around what works best for you! No one will tell you that you aren’t working enough, or guilt you into staying late because “if you were a loyal worker, you would commit your life to X Company!”.
We are so over that.
Choose who you want to work with
This is the fun part! Do you prefer to work solo? Or do you have a best friend, brother, sister, mother, or significant other that you would love to work with? If you are growing your business rapidly and need to hire someone, that’s no problem! YOU get to decide who would fit your goals and culture. YOU get to choose what standards you expect (as long as you are following basic 10BUCKSAROOM.com protocol) from your employees. If an employee doesn’t fit the bill, you have the power to decide who stays and who goes. As a 10BUCKSAROOM.com franchisee, we want you to be in total control of your business.
Give Back to the Community
Not only will you be a business owner in your community, you can choose to give back in many ways. You can organize events, participate in your local Chamber of Commerce, sponsor a little league team and so much more! People love supporting small businesses in their community. Show how much they mean to you by giving back whether it’s by volunteering, helping with referrals or organizing fundraising events. Helping your local community will give you a sense of purpose and accomplishment. But most of all, have fun! You can also gain some great PR while you are helping others which is always fantastic for your 10BUCKSAROOM.com business!
Connecting with Your Customers
There are few things that get entrepreneurs as excited as when they get to interact with their customers. Rather than hiding behind a series of automated greetings, small business owners thrive on dealing one-on-one with their best clients – or making the decision to get rid of those customers they don’t like. As a franchisee with 10BUCKSAROOM.com, this is the mentality we want you to have! You get to interact with your customers and they will get to know you. Your customers will get to see YOU as the face of the company. This business is intimate in nature, so get comfortable! You’ll be able to better meet the needs of the customers you have, and in some cases, get rid of the ones who don’t mesh with you and your business. That is the power of being the BOSS!
Take PRIDE in what you do
One of the biggest differences in owning your own company and being your own boss, as opposed to working for someone else, is the sense of pride you establish in building something of your own. Not only are there benefits from such self-actualization – you also get to brag about what you do. People are always interested in background stories. Don’t hesitate to share it with them! Take pride in what you build within your community. Take great care with your business and customers. If you put in the time and care in your business, it will be GREAT to you!
If this list got you thinking that you need a change, MAKE ONE! Don’t wait and spend your life working for someone else. Create your own goals and watch them become a reality as a 10BUCKSAROOM.com franchise owner. Remember, support at the 10BUCKSAROOM.com Home Office is always available to our franchisees!