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Curiosity about franchising led Christy Wilson Delk to a 15-year career as a franchisee of an early childhood education business. After losing a corporate job (more than once, she points out), she decided she wanted to do something for herself.
Matching your lifestyle
At the time, she didn’t know anything about franchising, but when a friend mentioned the concept to her, she decided to explore options and opportunities. As the mother of a young child, it was important to her to find a job that matched her lifestyle requirements.
Christy’s natural curiosity paid off in more ways than she could have imagined. She not only didn’t know about franchising, but she had no idea that franchise opportunities existed for people who preferred early childhood education.
Franchisor adds confidence
Without a franchisor, Christy doubted her abilities to operate an early childhood education business. Where would she locate it? How would she structure the business? How about hiring staff members and creating curricula? She was pleased to discover that a franchisor could help her make all those decisions, and many more.
Moneylenders like franchising
Her intended early childhood education franchisor also led her to a couple of moneylenders who were familiar with the franchise network and had financed other franchisees. With a small amount of money down, she borrowed more than $1-million.
During her successful stint as an early childhood education franchisee, Christy not only earned significant income year after year, but she also had the opportunity to engage with her community. Most importantly, she developed a business that made sense for her personally.
Some years ago Christy decided to sell her franchise and after taking some time off she decided to pursue a career as a public speaker. She now helps other franchisees improve their businesses.Tags: Buy a Franchise, Early Childhood Education Franchises, Podcast
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This post was written by Dr. John Hayes