Aug 6, 2015
If you were born between 1981 and 2000, it might surprise you to learn that you (and the 80 million other Millennials in the U.S.) have all the traits needed to succeed as a franchise owner. Even if you’ve never thought about becoming a franchisee, here are a few ideas that may help you rethink your future!
You’re worth trillions
Your generation wields more than $1.4 trillion in spending power, which means you have huge influence on national and local businesses. As a Millennial yourself, you know exactly what your generation wants and you understand the power behind a good brand. This kind of insight is extremely valuable to anyone running a business.
You’re a digital native
You were born into a digital world. As a kid, you most likely mastered Xanga, Myspace and Facebook. You witnessed the birth of Twitter, Instagram and Vine. And now you have a keen understanding of how today’s social outlets can help drive Millennials toward a brand.
As a franchise owner, this kind of digital prowess gives you a huge advantage in the market, especially if you’re a 7-Eleven Franchisee. We understand the huge potential for convenience in the digital world, which is why we offer our Franchisees innovative digital promotions and marketing tools to help drive traffic and increase sales.
You know how to take the lead
You may not realize it, but you’re better equipped to run a business than your predecessors were. Studies show that Millennials are the most educated generation. From an early age, you’ve been taught the kind of leadership skills needed to succeed in the business world. Millennials are also self-reliant, self-driven and very goal-oriented. Your confidence and self-expression also make you open to new ideas – common traits found in successful entrepreneurs.
Be the boss of you
As a franchise owner, you can chart your own progress and see the benefits of all your hard work. You can also create that fun, positive and productive work environment you expect from a career. When you’re the boss, you can make your business everything you want it to be!
Whether you’re finishing up your senior year of college, or out in the real world looking for a career opening, consider franchising with 7-Eleven. To learn more about available financing options, training and what it’s like to franchise with the world’s #1 convenience store, listen to a franchise webinar. They’re free and available throughout the week.
Click one of the links below to find a store near you, or to register for a webinar or seminar. Our webinars are free and available throughout the week, and we probably have an upcoming seminar in your area: