Setting up your own business can be scary. There's a lot of things to consider, and a lot can go wrong. But for many people, the chances of success and what that brings will be far more enticing that sticking it out in a nine to five that might not have much more chances of success.
To be sure, most jobs aren't guaranteed anymore. The idea that starting your own business is risky while staying in a comfy office job is not is starting to become less and less true. When you take some hard look at the facts, staying in an office job more than a few years can actually be a death sentence for your career. Unless you change and grow with the times, you could end up on the unemployment line. And with governments around the world going broke, that might not be a good place to be.
So starting your own business is looking like a better option. The question is, what do you do? Sure, if you're good at something, and have a decent set of skills, you can do pretty well. But sometimes it's hard to figure out what to sell on the marketplace. Since you've either got to hit the ground running, with a marketable product, or start off with a huge budget, doing some research can be helpful.
That's why people like getting a franchise. A franchise is a great way to tap into an existing brand while being in control of your own destiny. You can operate your own budget, hire your own people, do your own marketing and sales and pretty much write your own ticket.
Some of the richest people around got their start in well known franchises. This doesn't mean that it's guaranteed, far from it. You still need to do your research. Plenty of franchises expand too fast, too soon. You've got to be able to tell the difference between a business that's popular because it's a fad, and the latest thing, or because it really is fulfilling a need on the marketplace.
The smart thing to do would be to save up as much money as possible, while doing as much market research as possible. In the beginning, leave no stone unturned. Look into all possible business opportunities. Don't make any commitments unless you feel you have a strong chance of success based on hard numbers. Don't make the mistake of starting a business based on hope.That's why many businesses fail.