From The the blog at FranChoice.com
If you’re interested in owning a franchise but don’t want to devote full-time hours to it, consider semi-absentee franchise ownership. This model appeals to people in a variety of situations. Some want to keep their day job while growing a business on the side, while others are looking toward retirement and want to build an asset they can pass to their children. Some people want to grow a business as part of a portfolio of businesses. All of these scenarios are compatible with the semi-absentee ownership model.