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10 Business Ideas for Retired Couples


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Catering
Love to cook? Try your hands at catering. Start with small jobs to see if it's something you and your partner enjoy.
Love to cook? Try your hands at catering. Start with small jobs to see if it's something you and your partner enjoy.
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If you and your mate are handy with a spatula, there are many hungry souls out there who believe you owe it to them to share your passion for making delectable, mouth-watering meals. There's probably some money in it for you, too.

The U.S. catering industry includes about 8,000 companies with combined annual revenue of about $7 billion. The good news for newcomers is that no major company dominates the market since the top 50 companies account for less than 15 percent of total industry revenue [source: Hoovers].

Like most of the businesses on this list, catering allows couples with varying interests to work together while splitting responsibilities in accord with each other's strengths and ability. One cooks, the other cleans. He bakes, she bills. Jill marinates, Jack, well, you get the point.


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