Good morning and thanks in advance for any guidance.
I have been a successful entrepreneur for most of my life (61 yrs) At this point, I could retire but I enjoy being productive and challenging myself.
I think that I would enjoy the challenge of outside sales. I am focusing on green technology, perhaps solar energy, since I am passionate about the environment.
While I don’t have much history working directly in sales, if you know anything about being an entrepreneur, you know that it involves some type of sales 24/7.
My biggest concern is that I don’t want to kill myself with long hours-I want to enjoy a varied life at this point. And while I am a US citizen, I may want to spend some time (winters?) each year in Latin America where I have a home and friends.
I am guessing that a company looking to hire in sales will not look favorably upon my desired lifestyle due to their financial outlay, so I am leaning towards being an independent rep.
While I know that my maturity, experience, and integrity would be an asset to a business, I wonder how just how crazy are my plans? Does anyone have suggestions of how to proceed?
Thanks again for all help!