Not deterred, I started to research online to see whether there was any way that I could be involved in the travel industry whilst working from home. I discovered that there are opportunities to run a travel business from home as a franchisee. Knowing that the right franchise can be an excellent way to start a new business, I set out to learn more.
Having researched several companies thoroughly, two stood out to me so I had conversations with them both, The Holiday Franchise company being one of them. I immediately felt good about them with their friendly, open approach. It felt like they were answering my questions honestly and there was no pressure to sign up and no promises of great fortunes to be made overnight. I did some more research before going to visit them for a chat. I left their offices feeling that this could genuinely be something which I could do, which was very exciting, (if slightly nerve-wracking).
After a business planning meeting to see whether we both felt that it was a viable partnership, I felt very confident that this was the path I wanted to take. So, I decided to take the plunge by changing career and am currently in the final planning stages of building my business and will be ready to launch Zephyr Travel in early Spring 2020.
The training and support I have received from The Holiday Franchise company so far has been excellent. They have been very helpful and flexible fitting one-to-one training around me whilst I wind down my current business. I feel very confident that their ongoing support combined with my enthusiasm for travel will enable my new business to thrive.