Running a franchise is a great opportunity to build a legacy for yourself and enjoy a lucrative career. But owning a franchise is about more than just making money. It’s a priceless chance to be a valued part of your community and make a positive impact on those around you. Franchise owners who are active in their communities tend to have higher life satisfaction, as well as better long-term revenue.
Here are some ideas to help you get connected to your local area:
1. Meet your neighbors
No matter where your shop is located, you likely have a handful of other businesses around you. Take time to go introduce yourself to other shop owners and employees, and let them know who you are and what you offer. Start building friendly rapport within your little part of the city.
2. Sponsor an event
Sponsoring an event is a great way to meet people as well as market your store. There are lots of opportunities to donate to or become a vendor for events like school functions, classes, church celebrations, local charity events, or social group gatherings.
3. Support a local charity
Undoubtedly there are some great causes in your neighborhood that would appreciate your support. Consider donating a portion of your profits to a specific organization or fundraising effort, and feel free to change this around on a monthly or even weekly basis.
It always feels good to give back. Even though running a pizza shop may be a lot of work, take time to volunteer with an organization you believe in. Show up and be a positive influence, and bring along your business cards, in case you have a free moment to network. Look around at soup kitchens, animal shelters, local charity races, and other events.
The more people know you, like you, and respect you, the better your business will be and the more life satisfaction you’ll have! Make sure you prioritize building relationships and connections in your community.
Learn more about running your own Rosati’s Pizza franchise today—get in touch to speak with our team!