Why Franchising is a Great Alternative to Retirement
Whilst many of us dream of retiring and relaxing somewhere faraway and tropical, or quiet and peaceful, retirement isn’t for everyone and boredom can set in quickly! Many retirees soon find themselves looking for a new challenge to take up some of their newly found free time.
Increasing numbers of people who retire early are now looking into franchising as a new challenge and a great way to achieve the income to really enjoy their retirement. Let’s look at some of the key reasons why soon-to-be or recently retired individuals are considering a commercial cleaning franchise.
Franchises are great for people who retired too early
Whether you were forced into early retirement by circumstances or felt that it was the right time to retire, buying a cleaning franchise is a great way to stay productive and make some money whilst you don’t feel like slowing down. To start with, there’s no doubt that franchising can require a lot of time and effort, but once you have developed a client list and hired good staff to delegate to, you can be as busy as you want – it’s your business after all.
A franchise is a good investment
Providing you’ve done your research and found a franchisor with a successful record, over a few years, a franchise can generate a good return on investment and regular income. A commercial cleaning franchise is in high demand, so by choosing a franchise partner with a proven business plan, that provides all the support you need, you stand to be a great success, providing you put in the work.
You’re the boss, so you can’t face redundancy or downsizing
As a franchisee, you are the master of your own destiny. Whilst everyone is concerned with job security, it’s easy to bounce back when you are younger, should you lose your job through no fault of your own. Whilst franchising is no picnic, it’s liberating to know that you are in control of your own financial future, rather than someone else.
Franchises are well suited to individuals with experience
In many cases, the most successful franchisees are those who have developed a lot of life experience and expertise. Having worked for many years, whether it be in one career path or many different jobs, experience helps you develop good business sense.
Franchises can provide new skills and experience
Whilst life and work experience are important, some retired people may feel less comfortable with certain aspects of running a business, such as digital marketing and social media. Franchisors can provide important support in all aspects of running your business, helping you get up to speed on anything you need to know.
To learn more about running a commercial cleaning franchise business, you can contact MCS today by calling 0800 612 0437, or if you prefer, leave us a message online and we will be happy to call you back.