Australian Skin Clinics franchisee George Zhou saw a business opportunity in a beauty franchise. Here he responds to six key questions from Franchise Business about buying a business and what it’s like to be your own boss.
“What was the biggest challenge moving from employee to franchisee?”
As a new franchisee, the biggest challenge for me was learning how to introduce my ideas and principles to the clinic and ensuring that they filtered down consistently to all team members.
“How difficult was it to make the leap to being your own boss – financially, and emotionally?”
Purchasing your first franchise is a big investment. I resigned from my previous permanent employment to focus on the business, so I felt some pressure financially and emotionally at the time, however I am now seeing the benefits of this focus and commitment. Having the backing of a brand such as Australian Skin Clinics has also helped to fast track the clinic’s growth.