As today’s older population proves, there is no such thing as being “too old” to take advantage of a franchise opportunity.

Retirees are living an increasingly more active lifestyle, and more of them than ever are entering into post-retirement jobs for a variety of reasons. Dan and Mary Ann Jones became bored after retiring from their corporate jobs and considered a franchise as a way to “have fun and build something,” the couple told

Alternately, some individuals, such as Don Salatich see a franchise as an opportunity to ensure a secure retirement after being laidoff. He described his franchise as an investment that “will provide us with what we need in the future so we can retire comfortably.”

Getting a late start can actually be an advantage - older buyers have more experience, are more realistic and have been in the business world for decades longer than their competitors, the magazine writes.

On the other end of the spectrum, more recent college graduates are investing in and opening their own franchises. Because of their age, these business owners bring a particular set of advantages, such as a unique understanding of young consumers, the Web site reports.

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