Most of us didn't grow up saying, “When I grow up, I want to be an entrepreneur!” Even if you have always fantasized about owning your own business, most people never take any action on doing so. In fact, a lot of people will turn to some type of service like the military before even thinking about getting into a franchise.
Did you always know you wanted to be an entrepreneur? Most people say no to this question. Some may have harbored a dream to one day start their own company, but franchising specifically is not usually among the list of childhood ambitions. In fact, a lot of franchise owners have ventured into this line of work as a second career. Our group of experts, in particular, started in the military before choosing their franchise path. Keep reading to learn about the road that led them each to becoming an entrepreneur.
It is interesting to see the path some entrepreneurs decided to take before going into business for themselves.
“Was starting a business your first thought when you got out of the military? If not, how did you end up as an entrepreneur?”
Here’s what they had to say:
No, and while I still hold a full time job I became a franchise owner partnered with my wife as she was the driving force behind becoming a small business owner.
Have you ever thought about building a small business that would give back to your own community?