UPDATED — Two things are prompting Gretchen Franz, who already has a full-time job, to start a side business.
One, she’s never met a stranger. Two, she doesn’t want to sit around at home in her off time. She’d rather be out meeting people.
So she’s starting To Your Door Tanning, a mobile spray tan business. Franz says the tagline is “Beauty delivered.”
“It’s kind of like a social event,” she says of visiting people in their homes.
Franz hopes to have tanning parties, too.
She will take a private tanning tent to someone’s home and set up in any room of their choosing.
“That way, they are already in the comfort of their own home,” Franz says. “It’s just more fun that way, too.”
Customers can then don a robe or bathing suit afterward, which she says should help their tans last longer instead of getting fully dressed in street clothes again.
Franz is a registered sleep tech with the Sleep Medicine Center of Kansas. She says she’s not giving up that job, in part because she’s not sure how the tanning business will go.
“I’m a little bit worried that it might be a little bit seasonal.”
When Franz was considering a second career, she mentioned it on Facebook, which is the initial way she’s going to promote this business.
She got lots of suggestions for being a salesperson for existing companies, but she decided against that.
“I thought, no, I want my own thing … and grow it the way I want to grow.”