I'm David and have decided to do a complete career change. I have owned my own businesses for over 20 years all in the IT/Software space and I have now decided that I need a change plus im totally bored?!. I am only 48 yet for most of my life I have lived behind a laptop computer and been involved in the corporate world. I've decided now is the time for change.
After spending ages thinking 'what to do next' i realised that one thing i loved is mowing my lawn! I also realised that i like getting out, meeting people, being in the fresh air, keeping fit.
I have already being looking at starting up on my own, pretty easy for me as ive own businesses before. website, marketing all that stuff is second nature to me. Yet i did some research and saw some pretty experienced people in this trade. For instance, a website called lovethatlawn. I found that truly inspiring and thought to myself, yes - I would like to build to that level in 5 years time (maybe sooner).
I am in two minds, start small with my business acumen OR... work alongside some old school experienced people as i have run 3 businesses, i am not totally motivated to start another one yet.
I think their is part of me that would like to work alongside experts in this field and actually have the opportunity to learn from someone else for a change and maybe just enjoy being part of a team?
I live in berkshire, nestled between ascot, windsor, maidenhead.
I guess i am just throwing this out there to see if this is of interest to anyone.
My initial research showed up franchises (i have zero interest in that), i have looked at online courses for lawn management which actually looked interesting as well.
I would ideally be looking at part time/flexible work as i dont really need to work full time and i have other commitments.
My first post on here and so will be interested to hear from you all.