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N2 provides the opportunity for a franchised territory. The rest is up to you to prove you a) can manage your territories, b) learn new skills if needed c) you have the capacity stay focused on the health of your business operation. N2 for its part does what it's supposed to do a) manages its brand, protects the culture, and provides training and support. But make no mistake this is a business partnership that requires you to live up to your end of the bargain. You need to protect the culture and integrity of the brand, and you have to deliver what you say you can deliver to you customers. N2 is also your largest vendor, of many of the services you will need to establish your business. N2 could have very well established its own territories, its own staff, and not franchised the business. But then N2 would then be like so many other media companies. Ultimately what will make your business is you. Your relationships, and customer service. Your work ethic and belief in your product. And patience and being practical. Many successful business people know that achieving financial goals takes time. Don't expect "unlimited income" overnight. Manage your expectations, and believe in yourself and you will be successful with this business opportunity.
It takes a little getting used operating in a franchise model. Most independent business owners have their own bylaws, and use their own vendors. Working with N2 you don't have the same customer service relationship like you would with an independent business. You both have to abide by the terms of the agreement. You're also not an employee. But in a lot of respects, and those of us that have been in leadership, or rather be their own boss not being an employee has its freedom, and benefits.
Advice to Management
As the company grows management will face issues of long-term retention of its franchise directors. I expect them to roll out programs that encourage long-term ownership to stem attrition and loss of market share. The more of us out there with successful business operations the stronger we are. This management is very unique, and worth getting to know.