10 Business Ideas for Retired Couples


These days it seems that just about everyone is a consultant: doctors, marketers, mathematicians, bankers; even the ever-present, always nebulous management consultants seem to have outnumbered the persons they actually consult. The term consulting simply means to provide advice in a certain area in which a person has expertise. Retirees have years of skills and experience that can benefit people, companies and even entire industries around the globe, and they might as well get paid for it.

In 2011, the global consulting industry is expected to generate roughly $366 billion in revenues [source: Plunkett Research]. Like tutoring, blogging and a number of other retirement jobs, the beauty of consulting is that retirees can do what they did before they retired, but on a much more flexible schedule. While anyone can start a consulting business, if you have an existing business, you also have the benefit of a built-in client base.

These are just some of the post-retirement business opportunities available for couples. Check out the links on the next page for more information.

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