Fri 23 Apr, 2004 12:43 pm
I want to eventually get out of my current career and start a business, and I know there are some businesses that can give me some freedom not to have to do a lot of marketing and thinking about new ideas constantly (like laundromats, for instance). What other businesses could I start someday that would be relatively easy to run? I know it will be tough to run a business, no matter what it is, but I am just looking for ideas on decent businesses that don't need a lot of TLC constantly, and maybe some advice, suggestions, or commentary from people who do run their own business. Is being a franchise-owner a good way to go?
for your 1st attempt why not try the oldest profession -- open a brothel.
Funny! But for once, I'm being serious. I want real input, if that's possible.
With a franchise, most of the decisions will be made from the top. E. g. if you own a KFC (fer instance), the chicken, the sodas, the spice mix, the napkins, the cash registers, the decor, etc. are all dictated by the home office and probably provided by them. Essentially, what you do is handle the variables, such as hiring local people. I doubt there is much creativity in these businesses but at the same time, as you require, there is little need for TLC, like there is with a non-franchise restaurant.
My understanding, though, is that these do require a large outlay of capital.