Every year, thousands of people make the switch from having a job to operating their own business. Franchising is a well established way to get up and running sooner than starting from scratch. Within the franchise sector, there are many business models and categories to choose from. There are restaurants and auto repair and retail and so many other concepts which are bricks and mortar and selling items. There are also options in the service sector.

Many people who feel stuck with the 9-5 routine or limited by corporate politics consider entrepreneurship for more freedom with their finances and lifestyle. Switching tracks from having a job to growing a business is a big adjustment, and isn't for everyone. Franchising has many advantages and benefits which may fit your goals, if you are considering making the change. Here are 9 reasons to buy a franchise mid-career.

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