Eve Tahmincioglu from MSNBC.com had an interesting article concerning the growing number of laid off workers who are buying franchises to continue their career. In When Career Turns Down, Franchising is Option she reports, “more and more laid off workers are considering franchising as an alternative to working for someone else, according to experts in the industry”. How do you know if franchising is right for you? One factor that is often misunderstood is that the ideal franchise owner should not be too entrepreneurial. Although all franchise companies vary in their requirements, a franchise owner has a proven business plan in place that the franchisor will want followed. If in previous employment you found yourself constantly debating the best way to operate the business, franchising may not be for you. Of course there are many advantages to getting a working franchise concept, and you may consider employing a franchise broker to find the right franchise for you. In any case, whether you turn to franchising, open your own business, or take the more conventional employment route, one thing remains the same – your success will depend on your common sense and hard work.