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Making The Leap From Corporate America

The corporate world can be an arena for great business success, but the boardroom isn’t for everybody.

Some entrepreneurs simply don’t have the DNA for the 9-5, the commute, the travel, the corner office. There is a breed of businessmen and businesswoman who simply yearn to be out on the coal-face, watching a business’s evolution at the most micro level. One of the exciting things about following the franchising is discovering stories of entrepreneurs who find their true calling with a franchise.

Erin Dillon is one of these people. She worked in finance, but when she lost her job of 33 years, she decided to go it alone with a franchise. She found a business model she liked with AdvantaClean and has not looked back.

"It's not pretty work, and it's labor-intensive," Dillon told the Columbus Dispatch. "But I'm in control of my own destiny and am no longer at the mercy of corporate America."

There are many entrepreneurs in Erin’s situation who have taken the exact same step. According to a survey from Career Builder, 26% of workers who lost their job in the past six months and are still out of work are considering starting their own business.

Erin’s story is proof positive that there is a second life for entrepreneurs outside of corporate America. All it takes is finding the right franchise for you.

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