It’s not that you regret taking the plunge into franchise ownership. In the beginning, it was exhilarating! But now you’re past the first flush of excitement. You’ve got a bit of experience under your belt, and no matter how hard you work, or how many hours you put into the business, you just can’t seem to break through the ceiling that’s keeping you stuck at your current level.
You’re making some money, but it’s getting increasingly frustrating not earning what you expected.
After all, you’ve invested A LOT. You’re putting in the hours. You’ve done tons of marketing.
So where’s the ROI?
Whether it’s uncertainty in the economy, employees not performing at the level you want them to (if you’re lucky enough to even find employees), or your franchisor restricting you to their standard practices...You’re wondering if things are ever going to improve.
You see other franchisees in your system doing well, so you know it’s possible. But because it’s not happening for you, you can’t help but ask yourself whether all the blood, sweat, tears, missed family time and lost sleep are really worth it.