I am looking to move my career into learning how to become an investor/owner of small businesses and real estate (that's likely secondary to business investment). I have worked since I was 15 when I worked for a small business soap company through college. In my professional career I have worked in finance, marketing, and operations in Fortune 100s, early stage tech startups, social enterprises and government contracting. I have learned a plethora of skills, and it is time for me to move on from my current role where I have led the operations of a $300M line of businss for the past 2 years.
I have always known I am a generalist prone to wanting to learn new things vs. become a subject matter expert. I excel at operations, organization, developing systems and efficiency, but what I have learned about myself is that I am great at building and crerating efficient operations around simple industries. What I mean by that is that I currently work in healthcare and it's not my strength as I have no clinical background, regulations out the wahzoo etc. I am more skilled at executing on what I consider "simple" things - while complex, real estate is easier for me to understand. I have recently come across social media folks who own RV parks, laundromats, power washing businesses etc. These are the types of opportunities where I can add real value - help bring efficiencies to simple but necessary businesses, help grow someone's business who may be looking to retire and keep people employed.
Does anyone do this (or have contacts who do) that would be open for a chat? Or know of any resources?