10 Business Ideas for Retired Couples


Property Management

This industry is similar to the bed-and-breakfast business, except property managers work on site at a property owned by another person or company. As the title suggests, these professionals oversee the day-to-day operation of a commercial or residential property. In exchange, employers offer rent-free living and utilities, as well as a salary, and sometimes benefits. Property managers don't necessarily have to work for someone else: About 46 percent are self-employed [source: Bureau of Labor Statistics].

Many of these jobs are designed specifically for couples. Trailer parks, campgrounds, small hotels and apartment complexes (including those for seniors) often provide live-in management jobs for couples only. Job search engines like Indeed.com and SimplyHired.com have pages dedicated solely to property management and other jobs for couples.