I always feel for people who have to work on the weekends and on holidays. They miss out on weddings, birthday parties, and other gatherings with friends and family when everybody else is enjoying their days off. But if you’re in the entertainment business it’s pretty much unavoidable.
Dwight Wilkinson was in a similar situation. He owned a Haagen Dazs Ice Cream Shop, and was missing out on the time he could be spending with his wife and daughters. He wanted a Monday to Friday business, with reasonable hours, and he found just what he was looking for with his Kiddie Academy Franchise which he opened in 2003 at 1020 Horsham Road in North Wales, Pennsylvania.
For a while, he knew he wanted to go into the child care business. His skills matched well since he had a management background combined with a love for children. Kiddie Academy appealed to him for both its caring ambiance, and the support that he’d receive as a franchise owner from a company with a vested interest in his success.
By focusing on educational excellence, Dwight has achieved success with his franchise. He looks for ways to improve his business by adding new educational tools and skilled professionals to his team. This has paid off for him, and his academy was recently licensed by the Department of Education and accredited by AdvancEd, which no other child care facility in his area can lay claim to.
As with any business, he finds challenge with finding the right communication tools and growing enrollment. His business goal is to be successful enough to open a second franchise in the near future.
Above all, he’s found success in a business which also allows him to enjoy living the personal life he wants, and that’s a win-win.
What do you think about working on the weekends? Do you or would you?
This post is part of a compensated campaign for Kiddie Academy. All thoughts and opinions above are my own.
I would not be able to do it, but if I had to I would! I prefer the normal 5 day a week job, even if it does mean some weekends or evenings spent working from home!