The University of Cumbria in Carlisle offers a wide range of degree courses. Carlisle has a rich culture of art and history and music and theatre, in fact in 1880 Her Majesty’s Theatre was the first to be lit by electricity.
In 1823 a canal was built to link Carlisle to Liverpool but this was short lived as the canal operators ran out of money and it was filled in to build a railway.
Carlisle has great train and bus links and a new bypass to take traffic away from the city centre and the closest airport in Newcastle is approximately 55 miles away. With a population of over 100,000 people there are boundless business opportunities and franchises to fill any niche role and gaps in the market.
Work from home opportunities
With many opportunities to invest in home based options or an online business, dependent on the individual’s interests, skills and budget there is an investment level to suit virtually any business minded person looking to invest in their own Internet type.
It is possible to work from a home office environment with property and estate agency. Search for a real estate opportunity and you will see that property management will focus on the management of properties for landlords covering leasing and legal requirements.
You may need some time on the road with viewings but generally to manage that relationship professionally between the tenant and the landlord as you will be the shock absorber between the two.
A cleaning business franchise can be a very lucrative business, travelling locally and growing your business name and reputation within the community.
A brand owner will teach you all the successful methods of getting your business out to the local community and the beauty of having a recognisable name is that your name will appear higher up on an internet search when a customer is looking for cleaning types.
Research cleaning service opportunities and see what is available. Another home based internet business, as far as marketing and taking bookings is investing in a van franchise.
There are options for a van delivery like pet food delivery or other van types like plumbing or offering other household services. Back to pet types, there are options such as dog hotels or dog walking services.
Prepare your business plan and work out your budget for the initial investment fee or fee, and 3 or 4 months working capital. Don’t forget that often there will be a monthly royalty payable from the turnover.
Having mentioned these fees, statistics show it is much more likely that one will still be in business in 5 years, over a stand-alone business, so it seems prudent to pay the fees and invest in a proven business model rather than delve into the unknown?
Finding the right franchise is vital, not only to make a wise investment decision but to ensure that the business you choose achieves all the motivations you have for investing in your own business.
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