Before going to university, I knew I wanted to be my own boss. I went to university to have something to fall back on if running my own business didn't work out. While studying Accounting & Financial Management at Sheffield, I wanted to have my business in the finance industry. That's when a few friends suggested looking into franchises to get all the training and support needed.
I started looking into buying a franchise and what options were available for me and realised I need money to buy the franchise. This was a major problem for any university student, with the high debts every student has.
The solution: I stopped going out and started saving up. By the time I finished university I still didn't have enough money to buy into a franchise and therefore continued working for a while to save up. Then I saw a new franchise called Accounts Assist, and took interest in it straight away. My parents supported my ambition by matching whatever funds I had to be able to buy into the franchise.
I realise now that I should have started saving up a long time ago. However, now that I have finally started the business, I am realising the difficulty of being in business and managing everything by myself. My attitude has helped me secure clients in a short space of time and all the people I meet love what I am doing at such a young age. I know it's going to take time to build the business properly and I have the patience and the motivation to make this a success.
If you're reading this and you don't have any experience running your own business, franchising is a great way to go. They will give you all the training and support you need to help you get off the ground.
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