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?You've decided to take a leap and open a franchise. There is an abundance of franchise opportunities available, whether they are in the retail or service sector. Most businesses fall under one of these headings, with one providing a tangible item to purchase vs. a business that provides some type of service. Many times the determining factor will lie within your own personality and educational background. Many franchise services that help you find a match will perform a personality test. Leadership style, time management, customer service, and many more qualities are looked at. Some are natural born sales people, while others prefer to manage employees. Or perhaps you are a behind the scenes worker-bee, instead of a front of the line, aggressive leader who motivates others. Some personality qualities are more behavioral rather than skill-based. Some qualities are based upon level of education. An entrepreneurial type is often thought of as being highly driven, with a strong Type-A personality. Many franchise owners are simply hard, disciplined workers who may have a higher level of follow through. While failure is not an option for some, a strong leader is also one not immune to it. A level of street smarts is also important for a person to want to succeed with a franchise, helping to understand the customer better. The most important personality quality for an entrepreneur to possess is a high level of initiative, and the ability to make things happen. Regardless if you are the only one involved with the business, vs. a team of employees, you are the one that drives the ship. Your educational background will also play a strong role in the type of franchise that fits your personality. Some businesses require a minimal level of education, typically a high school degree. However, the more advanced your education is, the higher the level of skill that can be applied to a franchise opportunity. Leadership skills are developmentally based upon your personality to a point, but are honed dramatically based upon levels of education. There is a franchise opportunity out there for everyone, and the possibilities are limitless. Your personality and educational background will help direct you in the right direction, and consider utilizing a test that helps you make the best fit. If you think you have the knowledge and skill set to start your own business, consider some of the popular franchise opportunities available today. About Author: Natalie Nutter has worked as a adviser for Small Business Franchise for the last 4 years, helping others to get Dry Cleaners Franchise and business.
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