BYOB? Yes, Please! 5 Lifestyle Benefits to Being Your Own Boss
Freedom. Responsibility. Autonomy. Risk. Flexibility. Sure, there are both advantages and disadvantages to being your own boss. But when you do your due diligence to choose the right setup for you, the pros can far outweigh the cons. Read on and see for yourself some of the biggest benefits of being your own boss (BYOB).
5 Perks of Being Your Own Boss
1. You have flexible work hours.
Owning your own business allows you the freedom to determine your own working hours. Not a morning person? No need to start work at 9. Are you most productive on Saturdays? Great! No one can stop you from creating a schedule where work fits into your life — not the other way around. Plus, you’ll enjoy more free time in your daily life since you won’t be glued to a desk for 8 hours at a time.
2. You enjoy higher income potential.
When you work for someone else, your paycheck amount is determined by, well, someone else. When you work for yourself, though, the possibilities are endless. As a small business owner, you can use your creativity to create a business model that maximizes your earning potential in new ways. Plus, when buying a franchise business, you have brand awareness on your side — which can turbo boost your sales.
3. You have more autonomy — in work and in life.
Ever heard the saying “Don’t live to work; work to live”? Being your own boss lets you do just that. You’re the decision maker in your business, and you get to structure your work around the things that matter most to you, like family, hobbies, and general enjoyment. Be the boss of your work, and you’ll be the boss of your life, too.
4. You create your own workplace culture.
No one — including you — deserves to be stuck in a toxic work environment. Maybe you’ve had your share of sticky situations from a subpar workplace culture, and you know there has to be a better way. Or maybe you’ve been inspired by previous bosses and colleagues, and you want to pay it forward and pour into others.
Established businesses can easily get stuck in a rut with workplace culture. But starting a franchise business gives you the freedom, resources, and opportunities to create a positive, rewarding environment for yourself and others.
5. You choose what educational opportunities to pursue.
Gone are the days of mandatory company-wide continued education, or obligatory company conferences that threaten to put you to sleep. You can choose to enhance your skills in any way you choose, whether that’s taking a local marketing course or attending a workshop to learn how to use new IT tools in your business.
Plus, Painting with a Twist offers training and support to all our franchise locations and owners — and it doesn’t stop after your grand opening, either. For things you don’t know much about yet, you can always call on the Painting with a Twist franchisee support team or attend one of the weekly webinars for extra help. Get the knowledge you need, and don’t waste your valuable time on what you don’t.
Be Your Own Boss… With a Twist
Are we painting a picture of the life you want? It’s time to BYOB, pick up a brush—or, you know, a franchise location of your very own—and craft a business you can grow and enjoy for years to come. Learn more about the advantages of franchising with Painting with a Twist today!