The population is predicted to decrease in certain areas of Cumbria over the next few years as people move away to other parts of the country, although the population of Carlisle is set to increase by 1.5 per cent, according to an ITV report in May 2016.
The population now sits at just over 100,000 people which is not a huge increase all things considered from its 1801 population of just under 33,000. Construction began in 1868 for the 72 mile railway journey from Settle to Carlisle and was completed for goods traffic in 1874 and passengers in 1876.
It is reportedly one of the most scenic railway journeys in the United Kingdom. Amongst other historical facts about Carlisle’s railway, the first cardboard railway ticket was invented and used in Carlisle.
Opportunities in Carlisle
Speaking of travel in Carlisle there are travel franchise opportunities for sale in Carlisle and it is possible to start your own work for home travel business for less than £5,000.
If you do not have any travel agency experience, investing in travel and leisure niches is still an option with some sales skills, as the company owner will offer training and ongoing support. Once the sale is made, the after sales process will be handled by the team of expert travel consultants at head office.
If working from home is the reason for this search then there are many options to invest in internet or a home based computer version, including tour and travel types.
Another option is researching b2b franchises. The supply of services and products to other businesses is viewed by many entrepreneurs as a more secure and lucrative option than selling a service to retail customers.
Often with the best b2b business opportunities in Carlisle it is possible to create ongoing contracts thus guaranteeing a continuity of revenue.
Home and garden
For those looking for them, working outside of the home or a combination of both, then consider gardening where all the marketing and sales would be done online in a work from home environment, taking the bookings, invoicing and back of house administration.
Then of course you or a hired hand could be on the road with your mowing vehicle on display for all to see. Or consider gardening ones including going into office buildings or hotels or dental surgeries supplying and maintaining their plants.
Another lucrative area to investigate is a fitness niche. More and more people are using a 24 hour fitness opportunity to fit in with their busy lifestyles.
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