When is a job not a job? When it's a job franchise!
As an alternative to seeking future employment, consider the idea of owning a job franchise. There are more than a thousand franchise opportunities available in the UK and it's estimated that more than half of these can be described as job franchises.
A job franchise is not just a job. You are building an asset (the business) in addition to your day-to-day income. This business can usually be sold on at a later date, providing you with a lump sum should you decide to move on to something new.
As a job-franchise "franchise owner" you are also your own boss and can often set your own hours and make decisions about how to grow and build your income, whilst operating within the proven franchise system.
These include vehicle based businesses, where you offer a product or service under the franchise brand. Examples in the automotive sector include tyre fitting, mobile vehicle valeting and on the spot repairs.
Resettlement advisors and job centre managers are now encouraging people to consider the idea of owning a franchise as a better alternative than employment for people that have some capital and the desire to be their own boss.