Were you aware that a bad economy could drive franchise sales? It is true. There are statistics that indicate a rising unemployment rate can generate a surge in purchases of franchises and for every 0.1 percent increase in the unemployment rate, can add 150,000 prospective franchise buyers to the marketplace.

These statistics opens the door for purchasing franchises and being among those who want to be self-employed. Over the year, job seekers send out hundreds of resumes only to be continually discouraged by the competition, age factor, or having too many skill sets for a particular position.

Forget trying to get the same salary prior to the loss of you job or retirement. Forget hoping that benefits will make up for the drop in salary. It does not take long to realize that the only way you can come close to recovering that lost salary is to go into business for yourself. However, then you worry that you will not be able to afford the franchise or even hope to get financing for it.

People laid off from their job are often left with only their 401k or a severance pay or both. Now is the time you need to really look at a business plan of your own and make a decision about your future.

The reality is, that Cruise Planners/American Express Franchise can have you self-employed and running your business from your own home for less than $10,000. You do not have to finance the business; you can draw from your severance or 401k and start with a clean overhead.
They provide the training through Cruise Planners University, where they teach you all the ins and outs of the Travel Industry. They back you up with Executive support and if you think about it, you already have the advantage of having the established brand backing of American Express.

The only way to be in control of how you make your money, choose the work you do and live the lifestyle you want, is for you to have your own business. Today’s economy is allowing you all the opportunities to recoup financially by investing in a franchise.

You have nothing to lose by contacting Dan Hicks, at Cruise Planners/American Express and having the discussion with him. The investment in the travel industry is your lifeline to income, benefits, low cost overhead, taxes, and office space. Perks? Who doesn’t want to sit at the beach in the Caribbean while your work!