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To BEE or Not to BEE a Franchisee

To BEE or Not to BEE a Franchisee


Over the last several years, we’ve had the honor of talking with people from all over the country who are considering opening a Bee Organized Franchise in their community! We love these conversations because they help us better understand why people are eager to start their own Franchise—and what roadblocks are standing in their way.

Many people daydream about opening their own business because they are feeling stuck and discouraged in their current jobs. In fact, the Harvard Business Review reported that job dissatisfaction is at an all-time high, with 60% of workers feeling “emotionally detached” from their jobs. We know that several of our Franchisees opened their businesses because they needed to make a meaningful change in their work lives. We hear from others that they were motivated by a desire to try something outside of their comfort zone—that they needed a fresh challenge at this point in their lives. And some of our Franchisees made the leap because more than anything else, they love the feeling of pride and joy that comes from helping people transform their lives, one cluttered space at a time.

Opening a Franchise is not the right choice for everyone, but it most certainly is the right choice for some of you! So how do you figure out whether this is the right path for you? Our WannaBEE Franchisees tell us that there are three main reasons why they are hesitating to make the leap.

1 Fear of Failure

Thinking about failing is scary. After putting so much time, energy, and hope into taking the leap, the idea of failing can be so overwhelming that it keeps one from trying in the first place.

Our advice to you is to acknowledge that fear—sometimes things can happen that are out of your control that will lead to failure. But at the same time, you need to be honest with yourself about all of the reasons why success is more likely than failure for you. With a Bee Organized Franchise, you are not alone on this journey. You have a wealth of support, knowledge, and best practices from seasoned and experienced Franchisees who have successfully launched and scaled their own organizing business. You will do the research, talk with experts, and have the Bee Organized branding and reputation to lean on. Fear is a critical part of every new business venture—it’s what helps you sharpen your planning and what drives you to make smart, research-based decisions

2 Financial Risk

Starting a new business—especially when you are walking away from a career to start it—is most certainly a financial risk. Especially during the first couple of years, the financial rewards of starting any sort of business can be a bit of a rollercoaster. It takes time to build your business and to grow your base of regular customers. You can’t collect dozens of heart-felt Google reviews and word-of-mouth references all in one day!

Unlike many Franchise options, a Bee Organized Franchise has a low financial entry point and you can begin your business from your own home—no need to rent expensive retail space, buy professional equipment, or hire multiple employees out of the gate.

When you buy a Bee Organized Franchise, you’re buying a system based on years of organizing, running, and managing a successful business. Plus, you’ll have access to a whole HIVE of experts to help you every step of the way. You’ll have the opportunity to speak directly with the founders and existing franchise owners to understand what it’s like to go through the transaction, learn firsthand about capital, selecting the right partners, organizing your affairs, and what to expect from pre-launch to taking flight.

3 Lack of Confidence

One of the roadblocks standing in the way of some of our WannaBee Franchisees is a lack of confidence. But as renowned organizational psychologist Adam Grant reminds us, “You don’t have to build confidence before taking action. You build confidence by taking action.”

What does that action look like? Scheduling an informational call with our co-founders so that you can pick their brains. Talking to friends and family and mentors about your exciting idea. Reading every single page of the Bee Organized website to learn more about every aspect of the mission and business. Meeting with your financial advisor or bank to plan a financial strategy.

Our Franchisees learned how to run a successful business by leaning on our expertise and resources. The last part of the Adam Grant quote we mentioned above is just as valuable as the first part: “Never let doubts about your ability undermine your faith in your ability to learn.”

We know that making the decision to purchase a Bee Organized Franchise may be your biggest decision yet. If you’re feeling the nudge for change, take the next step and schedule a call today—it might BEE the right choice for you. The only way to find out for sure is to get the conversation buzzing!

Learn how our co-founders, Kristen Christian and Lisa Foley, came to BEE!