Successful franchise owners share several important qualities.
There is no one formula guaranteeing success as a franchise owner. However, there are characteristics that successful business owners share, whether they’re working at an indoor amusement franchise like FUN BUS or somewhere else entirely.
These are not qualities you need mastered to get started — instead, these are traits owners strive for day in and day out on the job. Here are five of the most important behaviors franchise owners need across the board.
No matter how much preparation and training you receive to do your job well, situations arise requiring you to think on your feet and problem-solve. The best franchise owners don’t see these changes in plan as a perpetual irritation, but as an opportunity. If you’re able to think on your feet and come up with solutions that satisfy employees and customers alike, then the challenge of being creative as a business owner might be incredibly fulfilling and even fun for you! Life as a business owner is not boring, and great franchisers are those that look for creative solutions that meet the specific needs of their customer base.
Even with creative problem solving skills, running a business can be a lot of work. Especially as you ramp up your company and establish a reputation in your community, you can anticipate that there will be setbacks, frustrating days and difficulties to overcome. Great franchise owners are resilient. They look forward to the future and plan for what is to come. When things are difficult, these owners can focus less on what is out of their control and focus instead on what they can do to reach their long-term goals.
Successful business owners are not only resilient, they are also motivated to do their best. These owners are driven to meet their goals and willing to do the work it takes to get there. Of course, this doesn’t mean that they sacrifice their entire lives. After all, many people go into franchising so that they can enjoy greater flexibility in their schedule to pursue activities and hobbies away from work. However, as the owner of a company, it is also important that the owner has the discipline required to do their job well. Especially when a business is new, owners often need to put in long hours. With no one else setting the schedule, it is important for owners to have the discipline required to do the job.
Curiosity might kill the cat, but it saves the business owner! The most successful owners are willing and ready to learn. Most franchises have ongoing training on the latest and greatest techniques owners can take advantage of. Additionally, great owners also seek to learn from their employees and customers on what they like or don’t like, what’s working and what isn’t, and what changes might be made to improve the overall experience. Great owners are those with a mind toward continued learning and improvement.
The pressure of business ownership can be lessened when an owner is a great collaborator. Outstanding owners know the value of delegating responsibilities to others, consulting with their team to solve problems, and finding new ways of connecting to customers.
As an indoor amusement franchise, there are a few specific traits that help our owners find success. For instance, our owners generally have a great love for children! As a franchise solely focused on bringing fantastic, fitness-based activities to kids, our owners are generally people who enjoy spending time with and around young children. They find joy in seeing kids develop and gain skills and confidence. What’s more, our owners often care about the health and wellbeing of their communities. They know that the work they do is valuable, so they bring their passion for healthy lifestyles with them on the job. While FUN BUS provides owners with a wide range of lesson plans and activities to choose from for each customer, those plans only come to life under the skilled delivery of our owners and their employees. Our ideal candidate is one that cares deeply about helping children and their families in their communities through active play. If you love working with kids and are passionate about helping others, FUN BUS might be the perfect opportunity for you. Contact us today to find out more!
When asked if I'm loving FUN BUS, I always answer: Definitely! My passion is for connecting with people, especially kids, and providing positive reinforcement and building self-esteem. FUN BUS is perfect for that.