How is Owning a Franchise Different from Owning Your Own Business?

Rob Lancit


Mar 09, 2017

The United States is full of business opportunities. If your family owns a business, you can join it or go your own way. Of course, you can also start your own business. Or, you can browse a site like and choose from a countless number of franchise opportunities available from big brands or up-and-coming ones.

However, how do you know what's best for you - owning a business or being a part of an established network through owning a franchise?

To help you decide whether being a franchise owner is for you or if getting into business on your own is the better idea, here is a short rundown of what you should expect if you choose to be a franchise owner, or set up shop on your own:

Owning a Franchise

One of the biggest advantages of buying a franchise is that it allows you to be a part of an already established business model. Some evidence has even shown that franchise owners have enjoyed more success than those who start from the ground up. Other benefits of owning a franchise is that you have ongoing support from the parent company and a large-scale marketing plan in place to help your franchise grow. This option is also great for entrepreneurs who want to help an established brand expand to other towns and cities across America.

Owning a Business

One of the benefits of starting your own business is that it allows you to take your ideas and make them a reality. You don’t have to worry about following the guidelines of an established brand, and you can sell and market your products or services any way you want. Lastly, owning your own business allows you to break out of the 9-5 routine because you’re the boss, and you can set your own hours.

No matter which option you choose, it will take money and time to grow your franchise or personal business.

If you think that owning a franchise sounds like the perfect option for you, just browse our site to see all of the options we have available. In fact, you’ll find franchise opportunities available from many established businesses and organizations all over the United States and Puerto Rico. To begin your journey of becoming a franchisee, please visit our Homepage, and select the industry you’re most interested in!

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