Your youngest child just left home to blaze their own trail in the world. Give yourself a high-five for a job well done! You have spent the last 20 years or more, creating a stable and nurturing environment to raise your family. Now that you have room to stretch out and enjoy that release of obligation, what comes next? Your children are grown, but is this the end or merely a new beginning?
Shake things up
With just you on your own like when you were young so many years ago, it might be time to shake things up and try something new! Look at how much you have learned over the years, from your career to your experience as a parent raising your little lambs into contributing citizens. That wisdom has value – but where to use it?
Try something new
While some empty nesters might embrace a new hobby or try something entirely different and maybe even a little crazy, others want a change, but something with promise. Owning a business as a new empty-nester is excellent timing now that there are fewer demands at home on your time. Fewer mouths to feed (and boy can a teen eat) make for decreased household costs as well. Perhaps you may feel comfortable taking a small risk to start your own business. If you feel like there is something more you could be doing, why not focus that attention into something fruitful?
Looking forward to the future, a new business venture could pave the way for earlier financial independence. Think along the lines of picking up your pace for a short burst right now so you may ease back in the near future, step back, and enjoy the fruit of your efforts.
With the wish of a burst of effort for lasting independence, you may not be interested in the spikes and valleys of learning the trends of a new business. A franchise provides a roadmap of what to do, what to expect, and fills in all of the details in-between as a proven model for your success. A franchise eliminates much fear of the unknown because the franchiser has experienced and overcome all of the common challenges already. They prepare their franchisee with what to expect and how to muscle through it all.
Work a little or work a lot
Selecting an interactive franchise is fun at first, but you do want to think about stepping away eventually. Doing so later does not have to be as stressful with a trustworthy manager to run the day-to-day operations for you. Keep that thought in mind if you find yourself drawn to high-energy businesses, so you are not deterred.
If you like the idea of a slower pace as you approach your retirement years, you may love the design of semi-absentee franchises. These businesses can literally run themselves with as little as seven hours of work every week. You can start small and expand to match your comfort level of activity.
Experts are at your service
One of the best benefits of opening a franchise is all of the help you receive along the way to be successful. The franchisers provide you with a consultant like Hundred Acre Consulting to lead you through all of the details of an acquisition. Next, the franchiser steps in to train you in every aspect of the business, from operations to bookkeeping and everything in-between. No matter what type of company you pick, you will find yourself embraced by an entire team of professionals vested in your success.
What are you waiting for? Contact us, and let’s start talking about the next chapter of your future.