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Franchise Opportunities: How Owning a The UPS Store Franchise Could Change Your Life

Franchise Opportunities: How Owning a The UPS Store Franchise Could Change Your Life

Some people are completely satisfied working a 9-to-5 job at a corporation. It’s a steady paycheck, and if the company is large or experiencing success, there’s often room for growth.

Some people are completely satisfied working a 9-to-5 job at a corporation. It’s a steady paycheck, and if the company is large or experiencing success, there’s often room for growth. But unless you own your own business, there will always be someone above you calling the shots. While this may be fine for a large portion of the working population, it may not be ideal for those looking for a more rewarding career. Though it may be necessary in order to pay the bills, for many, going to work every day is the least enjoyable part of their lives. If this sounds like you and you’re ready to make a change, consider starting your own business.

Owning a business is both exciting and liberating. It gives entrepreneurs certain freedoms and independence, as well as the opportunity to take their career and financial futures into their own hands. But building a business from scratch is difficult and expensive, and with all the challenging tasks startup owners face – operations budgeting, accounting, marketing, hiring, training and building a business model, among others – many are forced to close down their businesses before they ever get a chance to start making money.

Nevertheless, don’t let that deter you from pursuing your entrepreneurial goals. You can run your own business and enjoy all the perks of being your own boss by taking advantage of a different opportunity: opening a The UPS Store franchise.

Franchise opportunities allow you to pursue entrepreneurship with the help of a proven business model and a respected brand name. If you put in the work, you can run your own store and grow your location to heights that exceed your expectations. Joining The UPS Store franchise network can set you down the road to success and ultimately change your life for the better.

In addition to becoming your own boss and gaining the ability to make your own decisions, owning a The UPS Store franchise brings a number of other benefits that can impact your life outside of work. From a potential boost in income, to the limitless potential, to the emotional satisfaction, working as a The UPS Store franchisee is a great way to take control of your future.

Financial Benefits

When you are starting a business, financial success is never a guarantee. Building a thriving company takes a lot of time, commitment, work, and drive, even when opening a franchise business. From the second you start your venture, to years down the road when you are perhaps trying to grow into multiple-unit ownership, you must fully invest yourself in order to reach your financial goals. That said, once you’ve obtained the knowledge and skills provided through the extensive training The UPS Store provides, you have the potential to make a comfortable living after just a few years. Plus, having this sort of financial stability can give you the ability to do things you’d like to do outside of the business.

Making money is a key reason for starting any business, but as an entrepreneurial pursuit, opening a The UPS Store franchise can also save you money. Buying a center does require an initial investment, but instead of going to a bank on your own to get a loan to cover the costs, The UPS Store offers financing options to help you get started. This particular perk can be a game changer because it means you may not have to put off opening your business due to insufficient startup funds. That means you can get out of that job you don’t like now, even if your bank account isn’t booming.

It may not seem like a life-changing benefit, but don’t underestimate the value of helping people. When you open a The UPS Store franchise, you’re providing a valuable service to small business owners. In many cases, the location you select to open your center may not have ever had the print and small business services you’ll be providing. This makes your entry into the market easier because it’s a much-needed one. Anyone looking for business services likely has a mile-long to-do list, and knowing you can simplify or outright solve many of their problems can be extremely satisfying. The goal of The UPS Store is to make the lives of business owners easier, and your location will provide the convenience and tools necessary to do just that.

Freedom and Independence

Being your own boss, naturally brings all new levels of freedom. While franchise opportunities require following brand guidelines and the proven business model of the franchisor, you do have the flexibility and opportunity to set certain specifics for your own center. You get to determine, work schedules, how many employees to hire, specific expectations for services, and more. No one is ever in your store on a day-to-day basis telling you what to do and how to do it. The UPS Store provides the basic framework for success and then gives you the liberty to implement policies and procedures in a way that makes your store thrive.

In addition to running your own daily operations, being in charge means you control your own work-life balance. When opening a franchise business, it is common in the first year or so to spend a lot of time building your business, which can potentially take you away from personal activities. However, once you establish a successful, smooth-running ship with employees you trust, you will have more flexibility and can adjust your schedule to ensure you are enjoying an adequate home life.

Unlimited Potential

As mentioned earlier, working for another company may eventually lead you to a position in which you have nowhere left to go. You probably won’t have the opportunity to replace the company’s CEO, but it is possible to climb high enough to a position where you get to make major decisions. However, you will never have final say unless you are the business owner. If you have countless ideas and a drive to always keep improving, owning a The UPS Store franchise is a career opportunity with few boundaries.

Franchisees who are experiencing success with one location are encouraged to open a second or third center. Additional franchise opportunities including non-traditional locations based within other businesses and ones in underserved rural areas allow owners to extend their expertise to different types of centers. If you have a great idea for growing your business and taking your career to the next level, The UPS Store franchise network is available to support and guide you in the right direction. Because the success of every individual franchisee is a reflection of the success of the corporation as a whole, The UPS Store encourages the suggestion of innovative and potentially profitable ideas.

Becoming a business owner is a huge step no matter how you go about it. Opening a franchise business with a partner like The UPS Store is a wise decision, as it offers many benefits that can truly impact your quality of life. If you’re ready to give up working for someone else and experience the wonderful returns business ownership can offer, consider joining The UPS Store franchise network and changing your life for the better. To learn more about our franchise opportunities,  contact our franchise development team, join one of our weekly webinars or attend a live event in your area.

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Participating partners with the VetFran program, The UPS Store offers qualifying veterans $15,000 off their franchise fee to start their new business. To learn more, contact The UPS Store Franchise Development Team.

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Kristin Howard

Franchisee, Michigan

The reason my husband and I decided to go into franchising and specifically with The UPS Store, is the different opportunities we're given with the business. The UPS Store has name recognition as well as opportunities to expand.

Debbie Adams

Franchisee, Kentucky

What I enjoy most about being a The UPS Store owner is working with my customers. We are the solution specialists for our customers.

Jim George

Franchisee, Illinios

My favorite part about The UPS Store network is the camaraderie with other franchisees. Everybody loves to help everybody else. You’re really part of a family.

Greg Murray

Franchisee, Florida

The interesting thing about The UPS Store is that when a customer walks through the door there's an extremely high probability that they're coming there to do something that is important to them. So at the end of the day, what we do for customers is very important and they are trusting that we are going to do it well.

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Mariana Huberman

Franchisee, Washington, D.C.

One of the things that I love about The UPS Store franchise system is that you're not ever in this by yourself. The franchisees of The UPS Store network are great.

Heidi Morris

Franchisee, Colorado

The thing I enjoy most about being a The UPS Store franchisee is I get to get up, go to work and know that I'm helping other business owners succeed in what they're doing.

Bob Brown

Franchisee, Tennessee

Owning a The UPS Store franchise has changed my life because it's finally given me the opportunity to engage my customers and my staff and be able to take real pride in what I do. As a franchisee, we get faced with solving peoples' problems every day and we do everything we possibly can to try to help.

Marie Jensen

Franchisee, Oregon

My favorite thing about The UPS Store is the variety. I love the variety of customers, I love the variety of services; getting to know the customers, meeting their needs, finding out how we can help them accomplish what they need to accomplish and seeing how happy they are. That makes me ecstatic.

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Tad Mollnhauer

Franchisee, Florida

With the products and services that The UPS Store provides we can make a difference in people's lives and that is the best reason for being a The UPS Store owner.

Joy Batchelor

Franchisee, Idaho

What makes being a The UPS Store franchisee worthwhile at the end of the day is the customers. The customers treat us like we're family.

Paul Erchinger

Franchisee, Texas

One nice benefit of owning a The UPS Store franchise for me has been that it gives me the opportunity to be more involved in the community. As I make relationships with others it seems like no matter what the environment is, in one way or another business comes out of that and that's not my objective—it's been a secondary benefit to being involved in the community.

Chris Reminder

Franchisee, Ohio

There are several things that I really enjoy about being a The UPS Store franchisee. First and foremost it allows me to get to know the people in the local community and that is a lot of fun. We get to see people on a regular basis. We get to know their life stories. That's a lot of fun.

Bruce Jones

Franchisee, Kentucky

Since we have joined The UPS Store, our life has changed by just having more time to spend together as a family. We've been very fortunate with the stores that we have and we have a great staff that looks out for our best interest and we look out for theirs.

Lonnie Williams

Franchisee, Oklahoma

What makes The UPS Store so successful is it gives each individual an opportunity to grow with the network and just meet the challenges that are brought to them on a daily basis. Every day gives us a new opportunity to help another person, to help another small business, to answer a question and to solve a problem.

Jeff Graham

Franchisee, Alabama

I love my customers. I love my employees. I love every person, every face that comes into my store. I enjoy every day going into work and I can't see doing anything else for the rest of my life.

Stacie Stigar

Franchisee, Alaska

I think that this franchise is so successful because of all of the resources that are available to us as center owners—we have marketing materials, we have so many different opportunities for help from the home office, and it just really makes for a great franchise.

Don Pollard

Franchisee, New Jersey

I think the thing that makes this franchise successful is a number of things. First of all we have an outstanding system, we have a great product, a great brand, and we're able to attract dynamic people to run these centers and run the business. So I think when you put all that together it really provides for a winning combination.

Mary Ellen Nichols

Franchisee, Tennessee

The thing I love about the franchise is that you have the UPS name backing you but yet you also have the autonomy to make your own decisions to promote.

Laura Griffin

Franchisee, Florida

In the eight short months I've owned my The UPS Store it has really changed my life. I've gone from being an employee of someone else to being an employer of my associates. It's a big responsibility but it's exciting every day.

Sandy Scandrett

Franchisee, Wisconsin

Being a The UPS Store franchisee has improved every aspect of my life. It's very rewarding financially, professionally, and emotionally. I have a large number of regular customers who are really, really appreciative of everything we do.

Kristie Robison

Franchisee, Alabama

I would say owning a The UPS Store location has changed my life to where I have more time and flexibility. In owning your own business you get your store up and running and you get employees that you can trust that are going to help keep your store running. This allows me to attend my two boys' ball games and also travel and do things with them so it has really changed my life for the better.