I found an article recently from the SBA that you might find interesting. Although it focuses more on independent business ownership rather than franchising specifically, it is a good read for anyone thinking of business ownership. For those of you looking for a reason to not go into business for yourself (you know who you are), you’ll find the answer here. But, those looking long term will find it valuable. At the end of the article they say,

“It’s true that there are many reasons not to start your own business. But for the right person, the advantages of business ownership far outweigh the risks.”
– U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Read the entire article here.