All too often, when movies portray an entrepreneur, he or she (OK, let’s face it, it’s usually a he) is young, unkempt and dressed in jeans and a hoodie. This Mark Zuckerberg-inspired stereotype is just one part of the entrepreneurship story, however.
In a recent post, Entrepreneur.com asks, “Think You’re Too Old To Be An Entrepreneur? Think Again,” and backs up the claim by pointing to an insightful infographic titled “LOST IN LIFE? – People Who Took an Indirect Path to Success.”
We at Sintel Systems found this of particular interest, as it matches the momentum we’ve witnessed in mid-life career changes and older entrepreneurs entering into the franchise sector — a major area of our POS expertise.
Entrepreneur.com writes, “Many entrepreneurs don’t even think about launching their own business until they are in their 30s, 40s, and even 50s, after years of work experience.”
The post singles out Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald’s, who sold paper cups and milkshake mixers until he was 52; and also Mary Kay Ash, who sold books and home decor objects until she was 45 before founding Mary Kay cosmetics.
So there’s still time! “Fret not if you are over 40 and have yet to start your own business,” they write. “And chances are, if you’ve worked a while, you’ve learned a thing or two about life and business that will be helpful, too.”
Regardless of your age, if you’re considering starting a franchise business, you might not realize how important it is to choose the right POS provider for your long-term success.
Sintel enhances our customers’ success by turning POS data into strategic decisions, allowing larger franchises to grow and providing startups the foundation for future growth from the very beginning by acting as a franchise incubator, nurturing their businesses for the long haul.
Don’t wait until late in the game to plan for your POS system. The benefits of establishing an early relationship with your POS company are many — not just in demystifying the process and determining the optimal system, but even before you decide on a franchise direction.
Sintel Systems is the only direct to end user full-service provider of tailored Point of Sale systems across retail, restaurant and service industries, including frozen yogurt shops, pizzerias, sushi restaurants, cafés and retail stores.
As a single source for business solutions, our experienced, knowledgeable team negotiates the complex POS landscape for you to enable you to find the right POS system for your business and budget. Hardware – Software – Support