run (one's) own show

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run (one's) own show

To have complete autonomy or authority over something; to do something according solely to one's own inclinations, desires, opinions, etc. You can tell that the manager, so used to running his own show in the office, is finding it hard to adjust to having a boss of his own just a few doors down. The CEO's son really ran his own show in here for the last few years, until he was finally busted for fraud and removed from the company.
See also: own, run, show
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IF you don't have your own idea for a new business, franchising can help you start and run your own show.
This is great news, for when you run your own show, you cannot be made redundant as so many unfortunate employees have found to their cost over the last six years.
Make the decision to run your own show, whatever that means to you, and then follow through on that decision.
Sometimes it's a long-held ambition to run your own show, but other life events, such as redundancy, can also force the issue.
YOU'VE decided you want to run your own show and take on a franchise.
You have the freedom to run your own show but get the specialist training, advice and support from those who have already made a success of being in business for themselves.
YOU'VE decided you want to run your own show and that a franchise could be the way to achieve this.