If you are a follower of my blog, you will know that my hubby's been out of work for over 10 long months. He has tried over this time to find a job in his field of engineering to no avail. We have both prayed for GOD's leading in our lives and for the path that HE would have us take. During this time we began investigating the possibility of some type of Franchise. Now...not all franchises are in the Food industry. We worked with a Franchise broker who had us do a profile and then found a number of franchises that worked best for us. Many we nixed right away due to the type of franchise it was. We finally began the *Validation* process with a franchise that involved the IT world. Our conclusion was this was technology based and technology is NOT going away.
On Monday we flew to Austin, Texas to meet with the Home Office of this franchise. We were so impressed with the behind the scenes people and support that is already in place. They shared what we were to expect and so much more. Once we were home, we needed to make our decision to move ahead or stop this process. With much prayer and discussion, we have decided that we are moving ahead with this Franchise.
We are staying in Michigan and we will be able to run this out of our home for the time being. If it grows we will then decide next what to do. Without confusing anyone, the franchise is in the Information Technologies (IT). We would provide a service to small business of 5-100 people, with what is called managed type services...anywhere from back up systems, to hardware and software installations...and there is so much more that I don't even know of yet.
I have a PEACE that I know is from GOD. I believe he has directed us down this path and know HE will help us to succeed. We are not making a rash decision, we have talked many hours with current franchiser, prayed and now feel that GOD has not put any road blocks in our way and this IS where we are going to proceed. It is such a relief for meI I am cautiously excited and also scared, I know this comes with any new venture in our lives.
We head back to Austin in 2 weeks, for 2 weeks of intensive training that will ready us to go home and Jump into our *New* job. My hubby will be doing the bulk of this job and I'll be the Admin behind the scenes. I have actually enjoyed being involved in every step of the process. We both have grown through this and it exciting to know we now have something in place. It means 5-10 more years in Michigan, my daughter being able to graduate hopefully from her school and on to college in the area after that. This is a big burden off of this momma's shoulder!
I want to give those who have prayed a HUGE, THANK YOU! I am so blessed by your LOVE and prayers. I know that this is why I have a PEACE that passes all understanding. Again, THANK YOU!