“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there” is a quote I heard years ago.  There is a lot of truth in this little saying, and it applies to business and to life!

I talk to people all of the time who fall into complacency by just sitting still where they are content with whatever is happening to them,   not budging to improve or move forward.  Hey, I have caught myself doing the same thing from time to time and when I do, it scares the heck out of me!  I also know it is true that there is no such thing as really staying still.  You  are either moving forward or we are moving backward, staying still is just an illusion.  And, especially in business with changes occurring at record speed all around us… every business owner must consistently be getting better and better at his/her craft or indeed, someone will eventually run right over them.

I applaud people who decide to invest in their very own track by owning their own business.  They got off the track of the corporate world in order to pursue their own dreams.  This is a choice that took courage and also a choice that has many rewards that impact financial and personal goals.

People who choose a business format franchise have a great advantage.  Franchising is about being in  business for yourself but not by yourself, there is always a support team working on behalf of the entire system to improve best practices and to keep the brand fresh, alive, and moving forward.  The synergy of a great franchise system also serves you well because you are motivated by the energy of your franchisor and by fellow franchisees to stay on top of your game.

Great brands like Archadeck, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, and Mosquito Squad never rest on their laurels.  These systems are passionate about their drive to excel and in building for an even better tomorrow!  If you are fortunate enough to be involved with them, congratulations!  If you are looking for a fabulous franchise opportunity, I highly advise you to consider an Outdoor Living Brands concept.