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Why the New Year Is a Good Time to Consider Franchising

The new year is often associated with a refresh or new beginning, but what about a new career? Many people want change at the start of the year, which is one of the reasons why the Google search volume for terms related to franchising  increases in Q1, as many are seeking a change from their traditional 9-5 corporate job.

If you want to change careers or are considering a new way to bring in extra income, here are some reasons why the new year can be a great time to consider franchising.

Influx of Franchising Ads and Opportunities

The internet is in full-on holiday mode at the end of the year. From Black Friday to Boxing Day, you’ll likely see many ads pertaining to retail sales. Because of this, many franchise systems hit the brakes or significantly reduce the number of ads they run. When the holidays pass, the new year offers a new window to reach interested audiences, and franchise businesses often boost their franchise-related content accordingly.

This is great news if you are considering franchising, as you can expect to see a surge of informative content, which can help you decide on the type of franchise business and industry you want to pursue. This can also give you a better idea of which franchise businesses are seeking new franchisees to add to their network.

Fulfill New Year’s Resolutions

With freshly made resolutions, many will have variations of “start a new career” or “be my own boss” at the top of their list. Franchising can offer that fresh start to those with an entrepreneurial spirit seeking a reliable support system to help guide them toward success. This time of year can often inspire and motivate those seeking out new career opportunities.

If your new year’s resolution is to break away from the traditional working environment and confining structure so you can be in business for yourself, the new year a great time to explore the possibilities.

Increased Franchise Networking Events

The new year brings a new calendar of events and conferences. Attending these events and meeting people from different industries can give you a better understanding of what’s happening in the franchising world while providing excellent networking opportunities with like-minded professionals and prospective franchisees like yourself. Attending such events may even open new opportunities that you might not have considered otherwise.

Reassess Your Investments

When the holidays are over, many often take time to reassess their financial situation and budget for the year ahead. Understanding your desired investment range before you start your franchising journey can help you avoid overspending or considering franchise businesses that are not feasible. With a financial game plan in place at the start of the year, you can move forth with an idea of what franchises to consider.

Discover Trending Franchises

Certain franchising industries tend to be more popular depending on the year. By considering franchising opportunities in the new year, you have a wealth of data from the previous year at your disposal. You can uncover what’s trending and which markets are projected to perform well in the years ahead, which can be invaluable information to move forward with. Equipped with this knowledge, you can then begin to narrow down the industries you’re interested in, which can set you up for success not only for that year but for years to come.

Franchising with The UPS Store

If you are ready to step into a new career opportunity in the new year with The UPS Store, be sure to check out our How To Become A The UPS Store Franchisee page for a breakdown of what you can expect. Our FAQ page also contains pertinent information and answers to our most common franchising questions. If you’re ready to take the next step, please fill out our convenient online request form, and our team will reach out.

About The UPS Store

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With over 350 franchised locations, The UPS Store is Canada’s largest network of print and copy centres. The UPS Store offers complete business support services such as digital colour and black and white printing, full document finishing, worldwide shipping and packaging services, mailbox rentals with 24 hour access, mail forwarding, package/mail and fax receiving, and mail fulfillment. The UPS Store operations in Canada are owned and managed by Oakville, Ontario based MBEC Communications L.P. The UPS Store name is used in Canada under a master license by The UPS Store, Inc., a UPS company.