Achieve Real Work-Life Balance Through Franchising

One of the most sought-after workplace benefits is the ability to work flexible hours and/or from home. This desire stems from the overwhelming interest to maintain a work-life balance. Particularly among the new generation of employees, achieving a work-life balance has become not only extremely desirable but somewhat of a necessity. Because of this, flexible hours and being allowed the opportunity to work from home are two huge deciding factors in career choices.

With the overwhelming presence of technology, those generations savvy enough to fully understand and make use of these technologies, no longer see or understand the need to work a 9-5 office job. Although many companies are becoming attuned to this and making small moves to stray away from this traditional job structure, in a normal employee role, achieving real work-life balance may still be quite hard. For you to fully immerse yourself in flexible hours and a life that does not seesaw towards work, you may want to explore business ownership, and more specifically, franchising.

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PA Brothers Gutters Franchisee, Jimmy Olang.

One of the main reasons why franchising is more likely to help you achieve the ultimate work-life balance (and more quickly) than a startup is the systems and support team. As a franchisee, you are essentially given an already fine-tuned and successful business model. With that also comes an already familiar and reputable brand and a support system. For these reasons, success is often much quicker than you’d see from a startup. Did you know that our PA Brothers Gutters Franchisee doubled his revenue in just his second year of business?

With a quicker rate to success, and a decreased chance of your business failing, your path to freedom and balance is often much shorter than it would be as an employee or entrepreneur. As a franchisee, you are given training systems, recruiting methods, business models, marketing accessibility and guidance, and much more ongoing support.

At this point, you may be wondering just how long it takes to get to this freedom stage, and exactly how to get there. The answer to this question relies heavily on you. How much time and effort are you willing to put into your business initially? Will you follow the systems as they were meant to be? Will you hire the right team? At The Brothers that just do Gutters the Franchisors, Ken and Ryan, have replaced themselves within the headquarters of the business with their successful systems and a team of people. In doing this, they can dedicate themselves to their franchisees and support them continually with the goal of each franchisee also replacing themselves, like they have. When you begin to replace yourself within your business this it truly when you will begin to see your life balancing, allowing you more time for family, vacations, and yourself.

When you’re able to replace yourself within your business you’ve likely already reached the goal of a work-life balance and/or are very close, but let’s talk a little more about your road to this freedom. As we mentioned earlier, the two most desirable workplace benefits are flexible hours and the ability to work from home. As a Brothers Gutters Franchisee, you can have both even before you’ve replaced yourself! When you purchase a Brothers that just do Gutters franchise system, there is no brick-and-mortar necessary.

work-life balanceTo begin, all you will need is:

  • A box truck
  • A gutter machine


  • Your startup costs are cheaper
  • You can run your business from your home
  • Your hours can be flexible

So, what we are saying is that you can have the desired freedoms you’ve been looking for at the start, while also working to build your future and retirement plan, not your boss’s. Depending on your success, your seesaw may even begin to tip in the other direction, pushing life higher than work.

When discussing work-life balance, it is important to understand that it is a process and may not be immediate. But, as a franchisee, your success rate is higher and your ramp up is faster, meaning that you can get to this balance much quicker. You can be the one to sculpt the path, and dictate what needs to be done to get to your ideal balance.

A work-life balance may mean different things to different people. Because of this, the first step towards entering the correct path to achieving your ideal balance, is to define what exactly the balance is for you. Once you’ve done that, you can take the steps necessary to begin your journey. If you are ready to work from home, have flexible hours, and begin climbing the ladder towards that ultimate and desirable goal of freedom, take the next step today and climb on board as the next Brother! Come on, what’re you waiting for?!

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