By: Herschel Forester
There comes a point in many business owners’ careers where they take a step back and determine if they want to continue along the path they have trudged or spur off onto a new course.
I came to that point last year with the business I’d been running for the past 19 years, Forester Pool Service. After years of being a private business owner, I decided to make the switch to being a franchisee, eventually choosing America’s Swimming Pool Company to partner with. The decision didn’t happen overnight, though, and took a lot of careful consideration.
Being in business for yourself can have a lot of ups and downs, and the day-to-day decisions you make can impact the future greatly. Throughout the years, as I ran the company myself, I’d always think about how great it would be to have a business partner. I saw other businesses run by fathers, sons and brothers, and I thought how nice it would be to have someone help me make those tough business decisions.