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

Generation Z: Harnessing the Entrepreneurial Spirit

Who is Gen Z?

Millennials, or Generation Y, born from 1982 through 1993 have been rumored to be the most entrepreneurial generation. Yet, Generation Z or the ‘Next Gen,’ who were born between years 1994 and 2010 are positioned to become the most entrepreneurial generation ever seen. Gen Z is the “Internet Generation,” they are tech savvy, self-educated, connected. A recent study of Gen Z’ers concluded that 72% of them wanted to start their own company, utilizing entrepreneurship to have control over their lives, become debt-free, and to choose a purposeful life.

Entrepreneurs can create their own schedules, creating the work-life balance many seek. Many studies have concluded that people who leave little time for themselves after working long hours have a 33% higher risk of stroke and a 13% higher risk of heart disease. Work-life balance is more than enjoying vacations and having free time, it is a health risk. Gen Z’ers may be the generation to break free of restrictive 9-5 schedules to prioritize their health and family, and entrepreneurship is the key.

Why are Gen Zers turning towards entrepreneurship?

Generation Z is the most optimistic and purpose driven generation. Two-thirds of Gen Z’ers say they are optimistic about the future, while 55% say they believe they place emphasis on whether their work has a purpose. The upcoming generation wants there to be an end goal, an objective for the reason they are working, wanting to improve the world through the work they do. Generation Z wants work to be more than profit, and there is no better brand for them than High Touch High Tech. For the optimistic Gen Z’er, High Touch High Tech is improving the world through STEM education, leaving a lasting impression on the 16 million students we reach each year. Our franchisees have the satisfaction in knowing their work has meaning and benefits our world.

Generation Z can take their work life into their own hands through entrepreneurship. By becoming your own boss, your earnings are a direct reflection of your hard work; you can choose when you work, and what you are doing. For the novice entrepreneur, franchising is an excellent way to branch into business ownership. Franchising allows someone with no entrepreneurship experience to launch a business with a proven successful concept, offering support to guide your business in the right direction. High Touch High Tech is a purpose driven franchise, leaving a lasting impression on the students, teachers, and parents we serve. If you are ready to take your life by the reins, inquire about a High Touch High Tech franchise today!  

Why You Should Buy A Franchise Instead of Starting Your Own

Please read the article below for tips on the plus side of buying a franchise rather than starting your own from scratch. 

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Most people don’t tend to have the natural ability or expertise to be efficient at all aspects of running a successful business. That’s where it becomes important for a franchisor’s experience to come into play.

When you buy into an established franchise system, the franchisor offers a structure for launching, operating and growing a business.

The franchise organization model offers the franchisee the ability to grow under a specific brand and share in the benefits of a larger franchise network. Though each business is independently owned and managed, all franchisees share in the collaborative benefits of the company through the support and oversight of the corporate office. These benefits include:

  • Owning your own business and making day-to-day decisions yourself, guided by the experience of a successful  business enterprise.
  • The ability to sell your services to markets that company-owned outlets have difficulty serving because of higher operational costs and lower motivation of employees in company-owned outlets.
  • The benefit of recognized and proven service marks, trademarks, proprietary information, patents and/or designs.
  • Training from successful business operators.
  • A lower risk of failure and/or loss of investments than if you were to start your own business from scratch.
  • Operational support from the franchisor, both before and after launching your business venture, in areas such as financing, accounting, employee training and operational procedures.
From the franchisor’s prospective, this collaboration:
  • Offers the franchisor a method of rapid expansion.
  • Spreads the brand awareness over a large network of franchise owners.
  • Allows the franchise owner community to grow due to a duplicable system and support.
  • Features increased buying power for goods and services due to higher volume with suppliers.
  • Enables new products and services to be developed in the field with more testing and input.
  • Provides a steady cash flow to the franchisor to facilitate overall growth of the system.
  • Can fund the brand recognition effort to grow nationally and globally.
Franchising offers a better chance to succeed
According to studies on the economic impact of franchisees, franchise businesses account for approximately 9 percent of nonfarm private output in the United States. Government research has indicated that the success rate for franchise-owned endeavors is significantly between than the rate of non-franchise owned small businesses. 
 
The three common elements that individuals seek when choosing a franchise include flexibility, money and status. They are important for a variety of reasons. The flexibility for entrepreneurs who exchange the stability of a “real job” for the freedom that comes with being their own boss is key. Money is always a factor but a lot of the time isn’t the most important. Status is a category that includes not only titles and position, but more important, the feeling of purpose one has and being a part of something significant.
 
All in all, owning a franchise can provide you with all three of these elements!
For more information regarding becoming a franchisee with High Touch High Tech, please visit our website: https://sciencemadefunfranchise.net/index.cfm

 

7 Tips for Starting Your Own Business

1.Be Clear on Why You want to Start a Business
While the idea of starting a business may be daunting, the fatigue of looking for a job may be even greater. Taking control of your working life by venturing out on your own may be scary, but doing nothing can be worse. That said, don’t start a business because you’ve run out of options. If you’re truly interested in doing your own thing and you’re ready to go for it with gusto, then small business ownership can be the most frustrating and the most freeing avenue—with the possibility of the greatest financial security. A great business to start and do your own thing, is working with children. Within this industry, one franchise stands out, High Touch High Tech.

Business Opportunity & Demand

2.Determine Your Business Type
You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. The best idea for you may be tried and true with your personal twist. Look into franchising. It’s a great way to start a business with the help,  leadership and experience of the franchisor. Franchisees are people just like you, that found a franchise they could relate to and get passionate about. This leads to lots of satisfaction with your business.

Meet Our Franchisees

3.Create a Simple Business Plan
Most new aspiring businesses owners think they’re supposed to sit down and write a detailed and lengthy business plan, making all sorts of wild assumptions about how much money you’ll make in five years, and so on. Some people worry so much about dotting every “i” and crossing every “t” until their plan is just perfect, they never start their business. For a basic business, I favor a one-page business plan that covers what you offer, who you’re targeting, how much you’ll charge and what you’ll do to make it happen. It’s a fluid process that will change once you dive in, so keep it simple at the start. If you consider a franchise, you learn the successful business plan from the franchisor, during your training.

Curriculum

4.Nail Your Target Customer
Determine exactly who your customers are with great specificity. If you’re creating a skin cream, don’t say “all women” or “everyone with skin” could buy from you. Is it targeted to women who visit a dermatologist for monthly facials or to women who grab anything from the drug store aisles? Your ingredients, process, packaging and pricing will all determine who the customer is. Be specific: I’m going to provide bookkeeping services for restaurants; I’m going to create social media campaigns for self-published authors. The more you can pinpoint your targeted client, the more focused your marketing efforts will be to reach them. You’ll be able to ask for the right referrals and you’ll know who and what to search for on the Internet.

Marketing

5.Perfect Your Pricing
Your pricing shouldn’t just cover your costs; it must also generate a profit for your business. Don’t undervalue your time and talent, which is a classic mistake. One option is to work the numbers from the top down: What are you looking to make annually? How does that break down monthly and weekly? How many products must you sell or how many clients will you need to bring in to meet those numbers? What are all of the costs associated with delivering that product or service? None of this requires fancy charts or advanced accounting skills. Play around with the numbers so you know what’s realistic as you get going—and revisit your numbers monthly. Pricing however, is not the only path to success. It turns out it matters what you do. Try to help people in some way.  A business that helps children is very rewarding.

Why High Touch High Tech

6.How to Find Start-Up Money
Until you start bringing in sales, you must keep costs down. Think creatively: it would be great to rent a fancy commercial kitchen to bake those cupcakes, but use a cheap or free church or community kitchen in off-hours instead. I worked with a woman to launch a series of art classes for kids, but she didn’t have money for supplies. The solution: she required parents to purchases the supplies and pay for the courses upfront. Forget hiring a full staff; ask friends for help and train interns. Barter for key services.

If tapping personal savings isn’t an option or if you need a more creative financing option, one of the fastest growing now is crowdfunding, which allows your network of friends and family to contribute to your start up costs if they like you and want to support your small business idea.

Another avenue is franchising. Many franchisors have their own financing that you can arrange with them. This financing is really helpful, and you pay the loan back with your profits!

Financing

7.Go Out and Get Customers
This is where the magic happens. Nothing else matters if you don’t have customers. The majority of your time and effort must focus on sales. Having a smart marketing plan to attract interested people, and then convert them to customers is your number one priority. Don’t get overwhelmed about how to dive in: just start where you are. Create a list of 50 potential prospects that you’ll go after and begin making calls one by one. Build a serious social media presence for your business where you can engage directly with your target market.

Dreaming about how fabulous your business can be is good; but doing something to get it there is sensational. It’s all about the hustle: the decisions you make and the actions you take each and every day – that’ll get you where you want to go. Take that dream and look at all your options with franchises. Does any of these franchise opportunities resonate with you? Try to find a franchise opportunity that you can be passionate about. This is the path to success.

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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.