Starting a Second Career from HOME!

As we’ve all heard (approximately a trillion and a half times), this last year and a half has been… tough, to say the least. Transitioning to work or school at home, throw in a layoff or two, then whatever is happening now, we’ve all had employment whiplash. It has been grueling, and I believe many of us are in desperate need of something fresh.

Continue to working from home!

Working from home was easily the best part of the pandemic. Not having to put on slacks?! SIGN ME UP! Why does working from home have to end? You can consider a home-based business. You don’t have to give up your work to life to using your own bathroom balance! A home-based business would allow you to become your own boss for a low starting price and continue your commute from bed to your in-home office. Couple all the benefits of working from home with those of becoming your own boss.

Beginning your second career is an opportunity to do something you’ve never done before. Challenge yourself in new ways! Polish skills you never knew you had, and prove how much more you can do! Some things come easier than others and understanding your strengths and weaknesses can really identify what is going to be a good fit for you! When purchasing a High Touch High Tech franchise, we identify your skillset and support you in the things you aren’t as comfortable with. You can be most successful, most challenged, and most rewarded through out franchise opportunity!

Make the best career change for you!

It’s estimated that people change jobs an average 12 times in their life, but how can you make this career change stick? A new job should be something you’re interested in, something that makes you feel content. High Touch High Tech offers franchise opportunities to people with a plethora of interests including STEM, working with children, or just having fun! Rebrand yourself as an entrepreneur!

When starting your second career, you need to properly vet all your options to find the perfect fit. Remember how many times that glass slipper was tried on until it fit Cinderella? Speak with us today about our franchise options and see how well you would fit into our franchise system! Our current franchisees love their business, and you could start to love your career again too as a High Touch High Tech franchisee!

Sources:

Amanda Augustine. (July 2021) “Career Change Tips: How to Make a Shift.” August 2021, TopResume, https://www.topresume.com/career-advice/conquering-career-change

To Franchise or Not To Franchise

 

Should you buy a franchise, a business opportunity, or go it alone? Don’t leave this important decision to chance!

Do you want to be an entrepreneur. Just how do you get started? This is the question facing almost anyone looking to get into their own business, and there are basically three answers: Buy a franchise, invest in a business opportunity, or start an independent business from scratch.

Franchises appeal to those who need more structure and support when they get started, and who is looking for an established business name and mode of operation. Quick success comes with buying a franchise. One of the most exciting franchise opportunities is High Touch High Tech Science Made Fun. 

Business opportunities are more for those looking to ease into a business–something that can be started as a sideline and that comes with a set of instructions on how to begin. Independent startups appeal to more self-sufficient and aggressive people–folks who know they like to do things their own way, right from square one. Each option offers different advantages, but the key to making the right choice is to “know yourself first.”

By knowing yourself, ask what is my passion? If you want to impact young minds and run a profitable business, then a High Touch High Tech Science Made Fun franchise is for you.

As the president of the Venture Association of New Jersey, a business-networking group, and a senior partner with the Morristown, New Jersey-based Trien, Rosenbergaccounting firm, Jay Trien has been both an entrepreneur and an advisor to many small businesses. Turin says that those more independent in nature are best served by independent startups, which are essentially riskier but give a bigger potential payoff, while those more cautious and bound by the rules are more likely to succeed if they play it a little safer by investing in a franchise. One of the biggest growth sectors in the franchise industry is the child related services. Among those franchises, High Touch High Tech Science Made Fun has emerged as a leader in this area. To learn more about getting started with franchising, it’s simple, and straight forward.

“The classic example is the two guys who started a personal-computer business; did they know they would build Apple Computers?” Trien says. “The opportunities are unlimited with an independent start-up, but you’ve got a lot more at risk, too, because you’ve got to learn everything on your own.” 

Interestingly, Turin says that potential investors are often attracted to independent startups because of the nature of entrepreneurs who start a business from scratch. He says that people starting their own business are often attempting to prove themselves right about an idea, and the enterprise becomes an outgrowth of that personal process.

“Their business is an extension of their personality or their emotional needs rather than just a way to make a lot of money,” Trien says. “Most venture capitalists I know like those types of entrepreneurs better than the guys who just want to get rich quick. If the energy of someone who wants to prove their idea is right, this can be harnessed to the basic business disciplines, that enterprise can be very attractive to investors.”

Sometimes it is best to follow your heart. If you are ready to make money and impact lives then a High Touch High Tech Science Made Fun franchise is right for you.


To learn more about franchise opportunities with High Touch High Tech, visit us online at ScienceMadeFunFranchise.net.

High Touch High Tech is the leader in innovative hands-on science and nature experiences for children, serving over 4 million children annually with 27 franchise locations across the United States, Canada, Turkey, Singapore and South Korea.

Top Reasons to Buy a Franchise

So recently, we learned, “What is a Franchise.” In today’s blog post, we’d like to identify some of the advantages to investing in a franchise. With the help of Ask.com, we have compiled a list of the top 10 reasons why we think buying a franchise is a good idea. We invite you to review this list and share your feedback.

Buying a franchise can be a life-changing experience. Here are some reasons to consider buying a franchise…and maybe this will help you understand why a franchise could be a great investment.

1. Quick-Start Business
There are many entrepreneurs that have exactly what it takes to run a successful business but don’t have what it takes to get their business up and running. Whether it is financing or even the confidence it takes to quit their job and start their own business.

Buying a franchise eliminates all the hard work. When you buy a franchise you are buying a complete turnkey business.

2. Proven System
When you buy a franchise you buy a system. All franchises have an already-established system in place that you must follow. These systems are designed to improve the overall productivity and increase sales of each franchise. Having a proven system already in place eliminates the guesswork and errors a common business owner would normally face.

The High Touch High Tech – Science Made Fun franchise system has a 20-year proven track record of success! Find out more at ScienceMadeFunFranchise.net

3. Increased Probability of Success
Buying a franchise is very different from starting a mom-and-pop business. Since there is an already established system in place, there is a higher likelihood of success. If you follow the system the franchisor has put in place, you should be on your way to running a very successful business.

4. Corporate Image and Brand Awareness
If you buy into a franchise system that is already established the corporate image and brand awareness is already recognized. Customers are usually more comfortable purchasing items they are familiar with and working with companies they already know and trust.

With 27 locations across the US and around the world, the High Touch High Tech – Science Made Fun brand is easily recognized and valued by parents, teachers and the local communities in which we serve.

5. Easier to Obtain Financing
Lenders are usually very comfortable financing the purchase of a franchise because they already have a proven track record. Bankers usually look at successful franchise chains as having a lower risk of repayment default and are more likely to loan money based on that premise. In addition, some franchise systems even provide in-house financing and/or leasing options.

Learn more about SBA loans and the High Touch High Tech – Science Made Fun in-house financing program.

6. Training
Most franchise companies offer a multi-day/week training program that is usually held at their corporate offices or at an actual franchise location. This is what makes franchises stand out from every other business or business opportunity. The franchisor will train you to run your franchise exactly the same way their other franchise locations are run. This will ensure that you are running your business efficiently and will help to eliminate any common mistakes a new business owner usually faces.

Spend a week training with High Touch High Tech – Science Made Fun in beautiful Asheville, NC to learn all the in’s and out’s of being a franchisee. We’ll make sure you are equipped with all the tools you need to start up your successful business!

7. Ongoing Support
When you buy a franchise you are never alone. You will always have the support of the franchisor and the support of knowing you are part of a growing family. You will always be able to pick up the phone and ask questions to the franchisor or even to other franchisees.

High Touch High Tech is committed to providing our full support and resources with ongoing communication, conferences, program development, technological advances and more! We’re here for you….just a call or click away!

8. Marketing
There is usually no need to worry about advertising your franchise. The franchisor usually takes care of handling all of the marketing. If the franchisor does not handle the marketing, they will typically have branded materials that you can easily modify and reproduce to meet the demands of your local market.

With branded print marketing templates, branded e-newsletters and as slicks, we’ve got your marketing needs covered.

9. Exclusive Territory
When you buy a franchise you are also buying an exclusive territory in which to do business. Franchisors will only allow a certain amount of franchises to be open within a certain geographical region. You will be entitled to a certain area and no other franchises (within your franchise system) can be open within that area.

The standard High Touch High Tech franchise territory serves a population 1.5-1.8 million. All territories are protected and exclusive.

10. Own Multiple Locations
Being a part of a franchise system will always offer you more opportunities to grow within the system. Once you have become a successful franchise, owner the next step is to become a multi-unit franchise owner.

After you have one successful franchise open with a great management team you can focus time on opening a second location. Multi-unit franchise owners manage more than one location and are able to sometimes double their income by taking on more than one location. Owning multiple franchise locations can be very lucrative.
The decision to invest in a franchise is personal, emotional and involves the support of family and friends. You need to ensure your business ideas align with the franchise opportunity that interests you most.

For more resources on the Basics of Franchising, visit Ask.com.

For more information on High Touch High Tech – Science Made Fun franchise opportunities, visit ScienceMadeFunFranchise.net

High Touch High Tech is the leader in innovative hands-on science and nature experiences for children, serving over 4 million children annually with 27 franchise locations across the United States, Canada, Turkey, Singapore and South Korea.