Name: Tara Bailey
Opening Date: September 4, 2012
Territory: Marietta, GA
Tara Bailey has worked in the retirement industry for over eight years, helping hospitals and school systems set up retirement funds for individuals who work for them. Tara is now a Right at Home Franchisee.
How did you learn about the brand?
I started working with a franchise broker. After I was presented the option of Right at Home and compared it to the other opportunities available to me, I found Right at Home to be the most appealing and one that would align with my previous field of work and background.
What makes your business different?
We take a very hands-on approach with everything we do. A business is only as good as the people behind it – we truly make it a priority to get to know the community we serve and the people we work with.
What challenges have you overcome to get where you are now?
The main challenge in starting the business was not knowing where to start looking for an opportunity that fit me and my skills and not knowing the options out there so going to a franchise expo was good for me. I even used my retirement funds to start the business. I used my 401k without any penalties through FranFund – something my Right at Home Development Director educated me about.
Also, specific to Right at Home, my husband and I have been through the experience of watching loved ones care for our grandparents. Both of our grandfathers had cancer and Alzheimers near the end of their lives which took its toll on our family. We are so happy to have the opportunity to give back to our community and help those in need.
What are your expansion or development plans?
Right now I’m focusing on building this business and providing jobs. I would like to have up to 75 employees by the end of 2013. Right now I have five employees.
Do you have any other interesting hobbies or passions?
I love to travel and I also have two small children.