San Diego, California (PressExposure) July 17, 2009 -- By Steve Goble Vice President of Marketing Communications Annex Brands, Inc.
With baby boomers getting set to retire, and with unemployment at levels unseen in decades, many are looking to the next season in their lives. One option with growing interest is taking more control of oneâs future through small business ownership, specifically with franchising as a career.
But why franchising?
Edgar Harris, a PostalAnnex+ postal & shipping franchise owner in Oceanside, CA explained: âWhen I retired from the military, I knew I had the skills to try my hand at owning a business. But I didnât want to learn from scratch. Franchising offered me the great opportunity of small business ownership without having to do it all on my own.â
1 out of every 7 private sector jobs in America owing to Franchised Businesses
According to an economic impact report published by the International Franchise Association (IFA), in 2005, the latest year of government data available, more than 900,000 franchised establishments in the U.S created 11 million jobs and generated over $880 billion in economic output. And when you add in jobs that support franchising, such as durable goods manufacturing, financing and construction, another 21 million jobs and $2.3 trillion have been created. That's more than 1 out of every 7 private sector jobs in America owing to franchised businesses.
Harris investigated several franchising concepts before deciding on buying a PostalAnnex+ franchise, a mail and parcel, business services franchise. âI knew I didnât want to go home smelling like grease and have to manage a large staff, so this postal franchise was perfect for my personality.â
Steve Goble, vice president of marketing communications for Annex Brands, Inc., the franchisor of PostalAnnex+, said Harris found a great fit for his personality and skills. "Edgar really enjoys coming to work each day, and he cheers up everyone who visits his packing and shipping franchise store," commented Goble. "Even his wife Dori has joined in the family business, and now they have two business services franchise stores. Their customers love them, the neighboring businesses love them and the community loves them.â
About PostalAnnex+: PostalAnnex+ is a one-stop support center for packaging, shipping and office supply needs. Headquartered in San Diego, California, and founded in 1985, there are more than 275 locations operating nationally and internationally. All PostalAnnex+ locations are owned and operated by licensed franchisees. For more information on services or for franchising information, visit http://www.postalannex.com.