Fall in love with your career againMay 22, 2018
Take the leap from corporate America into entrepreneurship by with a Fantastic Sams hair care franchise
Owning a top hair salon franchise could be the most satisfying thing you’ve ever done, and how many people can say that? In this country, only about half of workers are satisfied with their jobs. According to a 2017 survey by The Conference Board, a non-profit research organization, job satisfaction surpassed the 50% mark for the first time since 2005.
But, let’s put that in perspective. While job satisfaction has improved over the past six years, it’s still far below the 61.1% of American workers who said they liked their jobs in 1987. The report claims job satisfaction is unlikely to reach that level again anytime soon. Entrepreneurs like those who own Fantastic Sams franchises are thrilled to be able to create their own job satisfaction.
Barbara Hurst is a full-time accountant who also happens to own a Fantastic Sams salon in Doylestown, PA. She could not have foreseen that owning a haircut franchise would provide that something special to her professional life. But she wouldn’t change it.
“Accounting can become very dull and boring; it’s the same thing over and over,” says Hurst. “Getting involved in the salon, I’ve learned a lot. I’ve educated myself on hair. Plus, you’re always interacting with people. I enjoy it. It’s not a place that I don’t like to go.”
A top hair salon franchise that allows ‘absentee’ ownership
From accountants to autoworkers, every Fantastic Sams salon owner has a unique past. Many came to Fantastic Sams with a desire to make a significant life change. They didn’t have salon experience, but they had the necessary drive and business background to steer them toward success.
For some franchisees, it wasn’t even necessary to say goodbye to their corporate lives entirely. They found ways to incorporate their careers into business ownership.
“For my previous job, I worked seven days a week, 65–80 hours a week. You have no life with that type of job,” says Hurst. “Having accounting as a background, I knew that if I went into a company where I was working for them, I wouldn’t have that flexibility. As a Fantastic Sams owner, if you want to look at your numbers late at night, you can… I wanted to be home when my children got home. I wanted them to have the same type of upbringing that I had.”
Make a move toward satisfaction
If you’re considering a major career change, you’re not alone. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the youngest Baby Boomers (those born between 1957 and 1964) held about 12 different jobs between the ages of 18 and 50. Younger generations appear to be changing jobs even more frequently. A study by networking site LinkedIn found that more recent college graduates (those who graduated between 2006 and 2010) averaged three different jobs within the first five years of getting their diplomas.
With Fantastic Sams franchise, you can be your own boss, create your own schedule and be rid of workplace politics. And your job satisfaction may not be so elusive any more.
According to an Intuit study in the United Kingdom, 65% of self-employed workers who used to be salaried employees say they feel better off in terms of life satisfaction. Two-thirds say they are either financially the same or better off than they were before. They even report working fewer hours than their salaried counterparts.
Prospective Fantastic Sams owners can rest assured knowing they will be given a helping hand. We offer new franchisees the tools they need to open their salons and carve out a path toward success. Every franchisee receives comprehensive training and ongoing business support, not just to get their salons up and running, but to keep them running.
Learn more about our salon franchise
Are you ready for more professional satisfaction? We invite you to explore our research pages to learn more about the Fantastic Sams franchise opportunity. You can start a conversation with one of our franchise development representatives by filling out the short form on this page. We look forward to hearing from you.