Are you ready for a change? Want to wake up every morning holding your own success in your hands?
Countless numbers of Americans dream of the opportunity to be their own boss, to own their destiny. Our country’s heritage is built on the backs of small business owners. You can’t look at American history without studying the innovation and success of Henry Ford, Hershey, or Ben & Jerry’s stories of regular, everyday people fulfilling their dreams one step at a time. It is this heritage that defines Americans; it is this heritage that drives each generation forward. But, are we losing our heritage? Today, our shopping malls and main streets are cluttered with large chain stores and corporate mega marts. Why? Because, we as Americans have forgotten how to dream!
We would rather give up our destiny for the false security of a 401K. We tell ourselves that we don’t want the responsibilities of owning our own business; instead, we work 80 hour weeks in hopes of an annual bonus or maybe even a promotion. We have shoved aside the very core of what makes us American so that we can climb the corporate latter, and maybe someday buy the house on the hill. In doing so, we have lost our identity. Instead of community gatherings, we have corporate picnics; instead of neighborhood Christmas parties, we have company holiday potlucks; instead of defining ourselves through our community, we find our meaning in the logo on our polo shirts.
Imagine with me an America once again built on the backs of everyday Americans. Imagine with me a county defined by the innovation and successes of local businesses, rather than by the failures of “corporations too big to fail.” Together we can rebuild our heritage, but the question is: are you brave enough to join the ranks of innovators or would you prefer to hope that by chance your 401k will pay out in the end?
We are excited to announce that Junga Juice Bozeman has been remodeled. The new look was unveiled in Bozeman Montana on Monday October 19 and the public has loved it. The Bozeman store went through phase 1 of a 2 phase project. Phase 1 included new paint colors, softer lighting and a HDTV located in the lobby, among other exciting changes.
Phase 2 will consist of new bamboo flooring and leather lounge chairs perfect for relaxing and enjoying a Junga Juice Smoothie.
If you live in or around Bozeman Montana you have got to check out all the new changes and keep your eyes open for the additional improvements coming soon!
Is America ready to make a comeback? Today the Dow passed 10,000 for the first time in a year! This is great news and can be seen as an indicator of better times to come. But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves. The economy still needs you, the small business owner. The time of large corporations ruling over the American Economy is over. The time to get back to the American roots of progress through industry and small business is before us.
Junga Juice is helping lead this charge by offering great franchise opportunities that allow Americans to successfully operate a small business. That is not to say that Junga Juice is here to save the day (we are not that conceited) but it is our true desire to see the American small business economy flourish and we want to do everything that we can to help promote the American Revival. Ultimately, the success or failure of the American Revival falls on the backs of the everyday American, as it should. Our nation was built on the sweat and sacrifice of everyday people and the responsibility to rebuild the strength of our nation is now our duty.
As the smoke begins to subside, the reality is that we still have more people looking for jobs than there are jobs, we still have a banking system overloaded with debt, and we still have a lot of work to do. But, do not be dismayed for when there is a need, there is an opportunity. If we continue to stay frozen in the fear of uncertainty, then there will certainly be no progress. But if we take this opportunity to strap on our boots and roll up our sleeves, we can reawaken a movement of American prosperity. We can come out of the ashes stronger than ever before. Unfortunately, talk is cheap. We can discuss an American revival all day long, but it will not come about from blogs, committees, and tableside discussions unless those discussions turn into action. Whether you end up with a Junga Juice franchise or running for office in your local community, the point is that we must move forward. Progress will only be made if we are moving forward. Standing still is no longer a luxury that we can afford. Will you help us? Will you rebuild America with us? Come on: we have work to do!
The last few posts have followed a discussion about the American revival. We will return to this theme in the upcoming posts, but a recent conversation with a potential franchisee got me thinking about the franchise industry in general.
The question was asked “does owning a franchise force me to think inside the box”. In relationship to Junga Juice’s desire to help people become “free” through our own franchise opportunities I had to pause to think about this question. The short answer is a resounding NO. True, there are many franchises in the industry that simply allow people to purchase a job. I sincerely believe that the Junga Juice Franchise Opportunity is different. Our goals go beyond simply opening stores. Our very concept is outside the box in relation to other smoothie franchises. Our smoothie lounge concept is an industry first. We have taken the smoothie to a whole new level of sophistication, taste, and quality. We have taken our franchise opportunity and made it available to the average American, not just the wealthy.
Our outside the box concept does not stop with our store design and quality product. Our outside the box thinking allows us to see each individual franchisee as a person with individual dreams, goals, and desires. We do not sale a franchise we sale a lifestyle. A lifestyle that gives people the opportunity to succeed, a lifestyle that allows people to let the individuality come out. Sure our franchise opportunity comes with guidelines, and standards, but these are tools, not limitations. They do not limit your success, nor do they discount your innovations. The truth is that we live and breathe our franchise opportunity every day. We have figured out what works and what does not. The structure that we have built is not designed to reduce each individual into a mold but was created as a foundation upon which our franchisees can build their own dreams.