Franchise Business Review (FBR) has just released its 2020 list of Top 50 Franchises for Second Careers and Budget Blinds®, the largest custom window coverings company in North America and one of Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) franchise brands, is on the list!
Second (and even third) careers can offer an exciting change when work or life has lost a bit of its zing:
- The empty nest is way too quiet
- Your job is no longer interesting or challenging
- Unwelcomed retirement is just around the corner
- It’s been a long time since you had a new adventure
- The dream of owning a business and being your own boss is still alive and well
Second careers are about more than resisting retirement
While second careers commonly fall in line with postponing retirement, that’s not the only reason that people decide to strike out on a different and new path with a career change. At any stage in someone’s work life, they can opt for a new job and a second career move. Here are five reasons that motivate people to change their world by changing their work lives.
One: A more rewarding profession
We’ve all heard the term “busy work,” and many jobs can begin to feel like that. Work gets done and you have an income, but it doesn’t add value or meaning to your life for all those hours invested. It may be that just having a paying job isn’t enough anymore. You need more meaning from your work beyond the reward of the paycheck; you want to make a difference in the world, your community, or individual people’s lives with what you do.
Two: A new challenge to excite your passion
Even if you’re content with your job, it’s possible to get bored if everything becomes too easy or routine. If a new challenge gets your adrenalin pumping and your mind excited, tackling a new career can energize your whole life. Get out of that comfort zone and push yourself to gain new knowledge and skills that will help you really stretch and take your work life to the next level.
Three: Be your own boss
Owning a business opens up opportunities for career satisfaction and growth for those with an entrepreneurial spirit. As an independent franchise business owner with Budget Blinds (or any of the Home Franchise Concepts brands), you’ll have flexibility, freedom, and a renewed sense of purpose. You set your own business goals, pick the employees you want to work with, determine the hours you want to work, and build the business you want with no limit on what you can make.
Four: More job security
Some industries are known for turnover and layoffs and working in such an environment can be stressful. If you feel that you’re in a dead-end job with no real future or security, additional training, schooling, or pursuing a new profession can help you have a more secure future by making yourself more marketable. Changing values, concerns, and priorities might mean a career change is in order and since many job skill sets are transferrable to different roles in different industries, you may not be as locked into your current job as you think.
Five: All work and no play make Jack a dull boy
Work is an important part of life, but if your job is taking over your life, it’s time for a change. Maybe long workweeks met your needs in the past but, as life evolves, so do needs and wants. Marriage, kids, health, and family issues—any of these can make you take stock of how your time is being spent. Perhaps you wish you had more time to dedicate to your family or to a favorite hobby or volunteerism you never have time for. What about the dream to travel and see the world? A new career could give back precious time with fewer hours worked or be in a field or industry where your passion resides.
Franchise ownership checks off all the boxes
One option to take control of your work life and your future is as an independent franchise business owner. And as a second career, franchise ownership can check off all those boxes, plus one more.
- You can find meaning by doing a job every day that makes a difference in people’s lives.
- Pick a franchise opportunity that lets you do something you enjoy and are excited about.
- Be your own boss and create a work environment that lets you work how you want and with the people you choose.
- As a business owner, you have job security for as long as you want to work and, with a franchise, an endgame to sell.
- Create a work/life balance that allows you to spend time on what is important in your life around building a successful business.
- No age discrimination; franchise owners with HFC range from Millennials to Baby Boomers.
If a second career move is long overdue to energize and improve your life, check out the opportunities of becoming an independent franchise business owner within the HFC family of brands. Call 1-800-420-5374 today and speak with an HFC franchise licensing advisor who can answer any questions you have or go online to Home Franchise Concepts to learn more about franchising and HFC’s four exciting brands, Budget Blinds, Tailored Living®, Concrete Craft®, and AdvantaClean®. See if franchise ownership is the right career move for you and which of our brands will best help you meet your goals.