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Your Post-Career Career: Why It's Never Too Late to Become an Entrepreneur 

Not every retiree is interested in rest and relaxation. Some need the drive of work to keep them entertained and engaged with life. Though seldom discussed, there are many options for people who aren’t interested in a monotonous and unstimulating post-career life.

According to this study, 47% of retiree's say that they have worked, or planned to work in retirement, and 72% of pre-retirees age 50+ say they want to continue working into retirement. But  51% of employed American's are actively looking for a new job. Retirees are often continuing their current job, even one they may not love or may be overqualified for, simply because they aren't aware that there are other options out there.

Many think that by the time you’re considering retirement, you’ve past the point of being able to open a business, but 

                                 it’s never too late to become an entrepreneur

Franchising a business is a perfect option for those getting near to the end of their career, or just those looking to reinvent their lives. The feeling that franchising a business is out-of-reach is outdated and untrue, on the contrary, it’s not too hard to get started.

There are different levels of involvement for different types of franchises. There are franchises that you can run in your spare time, for example, Naturals2Go. Owning this type of franchise means owning a vending machine full of healthy snacks. This is an easily scalable business that can expand with your interest, and how much you put into it. A perfect opportunity for those looking to simply diversify their business holdings.

Other franchise options are more committal, something you’d need to invest much more time and energy into. For this second avenue of franchising, it’d function like a second career. A restart for those with the hunger to work hard and devote more time towards the success of their business. This would be more like a Dickey’s Barbeque Pit®. This is one of many examples of restaurant franchises that are available for franchising.

Owning a franchise is one of the most promising post-career careers out there. Instead of a drab life of endless repetition, you could run a business all of your own. If and when the business gets to be too much for just you, involving your family and friends could prove a great long term solution, for you and for them. Or maybe you step away from one business, because another franchise is waiting for you just around the corner.


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10 Marketing Terms Your Audience Hates

This just means you follow the best methods in your industry. But in some industries, those methods are not even defined. Plus, it reeks of pretentiousness – and that’s reason enough to eliminate it from your marketing vocabulary.

Quantifying Yelp's Impact on the Restaurant Industry

Luca studied the effects of Yelp ratings on the revenue of restaurants and discovered several interesting findings. Studying the relationships of restaurants' revenues to their Yelp reviews in Seattle over a period from 2003 to 2009, he found a significant relationship between a restaurant’s average rating and revenue. One star’s worth of improvement on Yelp leads, he found, on average to an increase of between 5 and 9 percent in revenue. The average rating is more important than the review, as many Yelp users are overwhelmed by the sheer number of reviews on manyrestaurantpages and find it easier to consult the star rating. Luca also found two features which exacerbate the effect on revenue Yelp has. First, the more reviews a restaurant has, the more impact an increase in its Yelp rating will have on its revenue. Second, the more reviews by Yelp “elite” members, the more impact; “elite” reviews have almost twice as much impact as other reviews.

How to Handle the Bad Apple Employees On Your Team

In line with my 3-Ts (Train, Transfer or Terminate) philosophy, let me outline what I feel are some of the key things a prudent manager / leader needs to do to try to turn this sort of worker around.