work-life balance

30 11, 2022

Alternative Funding in a Changed World

2022-11-30T15:29:58-05:00November 30th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

In the past two years, the world has changed in ways it never has before. COVID-19 changed many perceptions of what work and life balance should be. Many people have realized that they are tired of being a “hamster on a wheel,” working for a large corporation or a private company. By Chris Fuller

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30 08, 2022

Franchisee of the Month: Teri Brewer, 30 Minute Hit: Making a Dream Job a Reality

2022-08-30T14:53:44-04:00August 30th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

After an impromptu visit to 30 Minute Hit for a dynamic workout with her friends, Teri Brewer fell in love with the boxing and kickboxing concept and signed up for a membership. Although she had never boxed before, Brewer was drawn to the boutique fitness franchise and, in 2010, she opened her 30 Minute Hit location in Burnaby, British Columbia. By Elice Morgenson

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31 07, 2021

Network In Action: A Calling to Lead

2021-07-31T20:17:10-04:00July 31st, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Entrepreneurs with a vision for changing their community will find a perfect fit as a Network in Action (NIA) group leader. Scott Talley, the founder of NIA, stated: “Everything we do is built around adding value for our members, as opposed to just putting on a show for the guests.” By Elice Morgenson

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30 05, 2021

Daily Jam: Mimosas and Fresh Ingredients Make a Menu Unique

2021-05-30T21:02:09-04:00May 30th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

At Daily Jam, the innovative brunch concept that serves omelettes, pancakes, breakfast sandwiches and more, you’ll find seven different types of mimosas. Infused with strawberry and basil, or steeped in grapefruit and sage, the flavorful champagne-based beverages are made with locally sourced fruits and other high-quality ingredients. By Jessica Jones

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2 09, 2020

A Day in the Life of a Jabz Boxing Franchisee

2020-09-02T18:37:36-04:00September 2nd, 2020|Tags: , , |

As a busy mom of three, wife, and Jabz Boxing franchisee, Jennifer August knows all about finding a work/life balance. Prior to becoming a Jabz owner, August had dedicated 10 years in law enforcement to the city of Philadelphia, until she and her husband agreed that one of them should be home more for their family. By Cindy Charette

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31 05, 2020

A Day in the Life of a FASTSIGNS Franchise Owner

2020-06-01T14:52:41-04:00May 31st, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

For more than a decade, Brent Walker worked as a contract ICU nurse, traveling from Michigan to Southern California, offering his services in 14 different hospitals. He was burned out and looking for a career transition when a friend started talking about an entrepreneurial opportunity. By Jessica Jones

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31 07, 2019

August 2019: Dream Vacations

2019-08-01T12:04:38-04:00July 31st, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Jumping in Feet First

by Rose Mango

Tiel McKee

Tiel worked for a Dream Vacations franchise as a way to earn extra income. She began to build her business on a part-time basis for two years. Her company began to take off, and she was at the infamous crossroads of change. Faced with making a pivotal decision, she mulled over remaining as a teacher or building her part-time business into a full-time career. She leaped and retired from teaching to develop her own franchise alongside her husband Jeff. That has proved to be an intelligent decision as her sales have tripled to over $1 million annually.

Tiel has spent her life traveling. In college, she was asked by a friend to take her to Costa Rica. Tiel and her family lived in Puerto Rico until she was the age of seven. Her family then moved to Costa Rica and spent five years there. When they discussed a trip together to Costa Rica, something clicked in Tiel. She began to think of ways she could do what she loved, which is to travel the world and make a living doing it.

With a Masters in Education and being bi-lingual, Tiel knew that she could do more than teaching. She knew she could build a business for those who want to see the world and assist both English and Spanish speaking travelers.

In February 2016 Tiel and her husband Jeff jumped in feet first, and with unshakable confidence, they purchased their own Dream Vacations franchise. Tiel already knew the franchise well and had no doubt the Dream Vacations franchise would support her and steer her to a successful business. She mentioned the support is incomparable. It is 24/7 and they answer any and all questions immediately. Tiel applies the same principle for her own franchise offering 24/7 support for her own clients. She wants to make sure they are supported during their travels and makes sure she answers the call. That is one of the benefits of partnering with her travel agency, Dream Vacations. If you come into a problem, she is there to guide you through it. Tiel hopes to help those who have booked their own vacations and have had less than a beautiful experience. She also wants people to know that “If you can dream it, we can make it happen.” With her life long traveling experience, Tiel and her husband know first hand what you need and equip you with it assuring that your vacation will be a Dream Vacation. Owning a Dream Vacations franchise has allowed them to raise their children and show them the world all the while spending as much time with them as possible. Dream Vacations has turned out to be their dream job.

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Jumping in Feet First

by Rose Mango

Tiel McKee

Tiel McKee, Co-Owner of Dream Vacations, was a former elementary school bilingual teacher for ten years.

Tiel worked for a Dream Vacations franchise as a way to earn extra income. She began to build her business on a part-time basis for two years. Her company began to take off, and she was at the infamous crossroads of change. Faced with making a pivotal decision, she mulled over remaining as a teacher or building her part-time business into a full-time career. She leaped and retired from teaching to develop her own franchise alongside her husband Jeff. That has proved to be an intelligent decision as her sales have tripled to over $1 million annually.

Tiel has spent her life traveling. In college, she was asked by a friend to take her to Costa Rica. Tiel and her family lived in Puerto Rico until she was the age of seven. Her family then moved to Costa Rica and spent five years there. When they discussed a trip together to Costa Rica, something clicked in Tiel. She began to think of ways she could do what she loved, which is to travel the world and make a living doing it.

With a Masters in Education and being bi-lingual, Tiel knew that she could do more than teaching. She knew she could build a business for those who want to see the world and assist both English and Spanish speaking travelers.

In February 2016 Tiel and her husband Jeff jumped in feet first, and with unshakable confidence, they purchased their own Dream Vacations franchise. Tiel already knew the franchise well and had no doubt the Dream Vacations franchise would support her and steer her to a successful business. She mentioned the support is incomparable. It is 24/7 and they answer any and all questions immediately. Tiel applies the same principle for her own franchise offering 24/7 support for her own clients. She wants to make sure they are supported during their travels and makes sure she answers the call. That is one of the benefits of partnering with her travel agency, Dream Vacations. If you come into a problem, she is there to guide you through it. Tiel hopes to help those who have booked their own vacations and have had less than a beautiful experience. She also wants people to know that “If you can dream it, we can make it happen.” With her life long traveling experience, Tiel and her husband know first hand what you need and equip you with it assuring that your vacation will be a Dream Vacation. Owning a Dream Vacations franchise has allowed them to raise their children and show them the world all the while spending as much time with them as possible. Dream Vacations has turned out to be their dream job.

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