Meet Sarah Heduan
Sarah is one of our amazing travel consultants who was looking for a new opportunity and wanted to change her life. The thought of an uncapped salary and the freedom to work from home was a massive appeal to her and she made the decision to join The Travel Franchise. Sarah tells us more: “I’ve always wanted to have my own business, but after six years of working in fashion, I realised that wouldn’t be the industry I do it in. So I decided to look for other opportunities and travel is something that really stood out to me. I didn’t want to be just a regular travel agent, as the salary wasn’t great and I didn’t want to be so restricted.
The thought of an uncapped salary and the freedom to work from home naturally appealed to me, so they were the key selling factors for me when joining The Travel Franchise.” Sarah currently works on a part time basis (in addition to her other job) but this has not held her back when it comes to securing those all-important bookings. “I work part-time Monday to Wednesday at my other job, so I tend to try and squeeze in some bookings and enquiries in my lunch hour and after work on these days. But on the days when I am working solely on my travel business, I usually plan my day the night before with a checklist to ensure my day is as productive as possible. I also try to network at a range of different events each week in London.
I attend BNI meetings, breakfast and lunch socials and also seek out meetings with inspirational people I’ve met along the way so I can continue to learn and evolve my business.” Being a franchisee with The Travel Franchise has really helped build Sarah’s confidence. She explains: “Networking really helped to build my confidence and talking to friends and family really encouraged me to go out and find more customers. The support and training provided by The Travel Franchise is second to none, and it really is a close family community where everyone encourages one another to succeed. I have also had some great opportunities to travel since becoming a Travel Consultant and I’ve attended two Millionaire’s Retreats and the Sandals Ultimate Educational which was hosted in St Lucia & Antigua. My advice to anyone who is thinking about staring their own business is to be confident and do it. The business model is simple yet effective, and with a little hard work and dedication, you’re guaranteed to succeed!”
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Are you looking to start your own business in travel, but want the support of an established multi award-winning brand behind you? At The Travel Franchise, we give you all the training, resources and support you need to take your business to the next level. To find out more, visit our Discovery Site or give us a call on 0800 084 8128.