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‘The School run was my motivation’

by Janine, May 2017

Every person that buys a Well Polished franchise has a different story and a different motivation for why they want to be their own boss.  This week, we’re having a chat with Emma who bought our Wrexham / North Wales franchise earlier this year.

Emma is 26 and lives with her boyfriend, Callum and their little girl, Orlagh – who is 3 years old. And it is this little bundle of energy who was Emma’s number 1 reason for taking a leap into the unknown and starting up her own business!

“Orlagh starts School this September, and honestly all I want is to be able to drop her off at the gates at 9am and pick her back up at 3pm!  Having a 9-5 job takes that away from me, so I started thinking about what I could do to change it.”

Having never been self-employed before, Emma admits she was scared at the prospect of going it alone.

“A couple of people questioned my decision to buy a franchise, rather than just do it myself, but as I said to them, the benefits of going with a ready made business are endless. It wasn’t just the website, and the management software – but it was the funded Google adwords campaign that generated all my enquiries for me in those crucial first few months!”

As with any new franchisee, the mum of one came to the initial 3 days of Well Polished training feeling apprehensive of what to expect – but was soon put at ease by our company trainers.

“Janine & Ashleigh really helped in building my confidence. For me, it was great that they were a similar age to me as I realised – well, if they can do it, so can I!!”

Emma’s franchise has been building from strength to strength and we have no doubt that she’ll be achieving her target before September when those early morning School runs start!

“I just can’t tell you how much I value the extra time I have with my daughter – she’s the main motivation for everything I do and buying this franchise has made her life better as well as mine!”