We can debate all day whether entrepreneurs possess something like franchising DNA, but any time I hear someone say “Franchising is in my blood”, I sit up and take notice.
Tom Heath, who pens the Value Added column in the Washington Post, has wrote a very engaging story about two women’s journey in franchising.
"Franchising is not for everyone, but it is in my blood. We are passionate about our business and have a fabulous partnership. We help people realize their dream of business ownership. And we have fun. What's better than that?" says RoseMarie Hartnett.
Hartnett is the co-founder of Abrakadoodle, which provide “art classes, camps, parties and special events for children ages 20 months to 12 years old”. Hartnett and her partner in business, Mary Rogers, bring a love of art and an entrepreneurial spirit to their business venture and there are now 66 Abrakadoodle franchises and the franchise made more than $1million last year.
The two women provide a frank explanation of their experiences in franchising.
"I'm not rich, but I'm comfortable. I love what I do. When you look at the average small-business person, they make an average amount of income and they take a huge amount of risk,” Rogers said at the beginning of the story. It’s clear that their pure love of their business drives them forward.
Read this story to understand exactly what starting a franchise can do for you if you love what you do.