Being your own boss is more attainable than ever. With social media and crowdfunding,  one developed idea can resonate with thousands of people instantly and turn into a phenomenon. If you’re not quite ready to take the risk of starting your own business, becoming a franchisee is the perfect opportunity. There are many benefits of being your own boss within a franchise, here are just three.


Less risk

Owning a franchise opposed to venturing into the unknown of starting your own business reduces stress and risk. Start-up failure rates are high, so having the expertise of other franchisees (as well as their past books) directly benefits your business’ success. Owning a franchise feeds your craving for independence, while also providing you with the security of being a part of an established, successful company. You’re statistically more likely to succeed running a franchise compared to an independant business.


Opportunity to learn

If you’re passionate about someday opening and running your own business, there’s no better place to learn than within a franchise. Any good franchised company will have proven guidelines set in place for you to reference. You’ll be able to learn from the company’s years of experience and their successful business model. Through this experience, you’ll be able to determine what may or may not work for your business. Franchisors offer guidance and allow for a safer space for you to learn and grow your ideas. Through your learnings, you’ll also develop business confidence that can help you succeed further.


Strength in numbers

Although the company you are franchised under will most likely have ultimate control over design, store fronts, and general operations, there is a lot of creative control opportunities as a franchisee. You will have be able to hire your own team, create schedules, and set employee standards and expectations. Depending on the size of the company, you may be able to input ideas on certain operations to improve functionality, customer experience, or ideas to increase your return on investments (ROI). When you are a franchisee, you are a part of a team. The support and guidance you’ll find as a franchisee is difficult to duplicate in your own single business. There’s power in numbers and the ability to bounce ideas off your co-franchisees and franchisor.     


If you’ve been thinking about opening your own franchise, now is the time to buy. Within the last decade, franchises have become more and more commonplace. In fact, been estimated by the  Canadian Franchise Association that there are over 1,000 active franchises in Canada with over 78,000 franchisees representing them. Before you commit, it’s important to shop around and see which businesses are franchising in your desired field. If you’re hoping to enter into the world of cosmetic laser and skin care treatments, there’s an exciting opportunity for you at Enlighten Laser and Skin Care Clinics.


Enlighten Laser and Skin Care Clinics is Canada’s fastest growing chain of laser and skin care clinics. As Canada’s only laser and spa franchise system, offering the latest in advanced laser treatments, clinical aesthetic services, and specialized relaxation equipment, Enlighten franchise opportunities are one of a kind. The first Enlighten doors opened in 2008 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. With a high demand for the services in Halifax, Enlighten’s founder, Aimee Avery, decided to open the next location in Airdrie, Alberta. Expanding in Alberta and then Ontario, Enlighten Laser and Skin Care Clinics currently stretch across Canada with eight locations.


Franchising with Enlighten Laser and Skin Care Clinics is a wonderful opportunity for entrepreneurs interested in cosmetic procedures and advanced laser treatments. If you’re passionate about empowering others to feel confident daily, you are in the right place. With us, you have an opportunity to work with an experienced franchisor to learn how to deliver exceptional service to a grow a client basis. We also offer a unique membership model that ensures a steady income from the very beginning. Our franchise system removes the stress of creating your own business from top to bottom. We offer the expertise needed to ensure proper design, construction, and set up. By combining your input and our knowledge of what works, a great deal of the risk is removed. Proper training and support is provided to help you understand the operations of the business, as well as our various systems and products. We want our franchisees to succeed and thrive within their unique communities, and we are prepared to do whatever is necessary to get them there.


If you’re interested in owning your own franchise, visit our franchise page. We’d love to have you join the Enlighten Laser and Skin Care Clinics family. To learn more about how you could be apart of a new and exciting franchise opportunity, click here.