Qualities That Can Take You Far with Franchising
You don’t have to know everything or be perfect to own your own business, but these qualities are indicative of successful franchise owners.
In the world of franchising, you don’t always have to be an expert in the industry you’re investing in to make a good business owner. Instead, being a business-minded, savvy individual is a good baseline barometer for the types of qualities of successful spa franchise owners.
But that certainly isn’t the only quality that benefits spa franchise owners.
When it comes to owning a Marilyn Monroe Spas franchise, we believe our franchisees have the potential to meet both their own goals, and those of our corporate initiatives. And while we provide stellar support through our excellent franchise training and support system, it’s on our franchisees to take the initiative to turn their franchise unit into another one of our rockstar salon and spa locations.
Here are a few of the ideal qualities our franchisees possess.
Commitment to Your Spa Franchise Location(s)
Occasionally, franchisees prefer to be the hands-off type of owner who delegates most of their responsibility and takes on only certain tasks as they see fit. And in some industries, that might work.
But at Marilyn Monroe Spas, we’re selecting the best of the best to open one of our salon and spa locations, and so we look for owners who can be fully committed to running their business. In short, we seek owners with a can-do attitude that like all aspects of running the business, including operations, marketing, and human resources, to name a few.
A Communicative “People Person”
This ranks as important a quality of successful franchise ownership as anything else. Understanding people is a critical skill, and utilizing it properly makes you a better leader, owner, boss, manager, and employee. Plus, keeping open lines of communication regarding tasks and responsibilities, especially in the workplace, is always extremely important. Whether working with someone above you, at the same level, or with a direct report or lower, communication is key.
A Motivated, Self-Starter
The never-satisfied go-getters are the types of people that thrive when running a business. Anything short of excellence won’t cut it for a motivated, self-starter, and you’re always a step or three ahead looking at the next move while making sure – or entrusting to valued staff – that the task at hand is done well and efficiently.
Success as a Multi-Unit Franchise Owner
In addition to having the qualities mentioned above, we’ve identified some key traits of successful multi-unit franchise owners that we like to see in our potential franchisees. And with a bit of a different job description than a single-unit owner, we think having or adopting these characteristics is important to the success of our spa franchise owners.
Some of those traits we look for include:
- Ability to focus on the big picture
- Willingness to delegate responsibilities to a qualified staff and management team
- Perspective on the long-term
- Ability to network
For more information on the qualities of successful spa franchise owners and franchising with Marilyn Monroe Spas, download your FREE copy of our Franchise Brochure in the side column and contact us to speak with a representative today!