Brandon Phillips is a minority business owner and a New York firefighter. Read his story here.
Owning a franchise is one of the most profitable entrepreneurial opportunities available on the market today, with leading brands like The UPS Store seeing continued success thanks to a growing base of driven franchise owners across the country. One of the fastest growing sectors within this market is minority franchises, with minority-owned businesses accounting for over 15 percent of total franchises today. A great example of this can be seen through New York City The UPS Store franchise owner Brandon Phillips, who juggles small-business ownership with his established career as a New York firefighter.
“The benefit of having your own franchise, I believe, is having control of your own business, of your own destiny so to speak, you can make the decision on how far you're willing to take that...” – Phillips
Like many hard-working professionals with full-time careers, Phillips was initially skeptical of the time he would be able to commit to starting a new business and the franchise costs involved. During his experience with The UPS Store, Phillips quickly realized that one of the many benefits of owning a franchise is the ability to build your business at your own pace, without having to sacrifice other important responsibilities in life.
“I believe The UPS Store franchise has a lot to offer because it's a resource center for small businesses, and because we’re locally owned and operated, it maintains that home feel like you're in a comfortable place to conduct your own business.” – Phillips
When you own a franchise with an industry leader like The UPS Store, you are confidently backed by the brand’s continued dedication to providing new and innovative services to your customers. The UPS Store franchise model goes far beyond simple courier services, offering mailbox services, print, freight and packaging solutions to ensure you can provide your market with the utmost in quality customer service.
“I just love the feeling of bringing everyone home because the town that I live in didn't have anything like that, there were no similar businesses in our area.” – Phillips
The growing market of minority franchises has helped connect local communities across the country like never before. To see what ownership opportunities are available to fit your personal and financial goals, contact one of our franchise development representatives today.