the company once I learned that Stork Vision was added to the SBAâ€™s approved vendorâ€™s list, a criterion which helped my franchise become eligible for a $67,000 loan from the SBA. I used [additional funds from other sources] to reach the $85,000 needed for the franchise fee and expenses.
Has owning a franchise been easy?
Iâ€™m juggling the business, my family, and Iâ€™m also working at another facility until things pick up with the business. We all know that with any start-up business you canâ€™t just open and bring in all of the money you need to do everything.
Currently, Iâ€™m making $2,000 to $2,500 per month at the Stork Vision franchise in Port St. Lucie, but I still drive two hours to work 16-hour shifts on Sundays and Mondays at Mount Sinai Medical Center, a hospital in Miami Beach. I try to schedule Stork Vision appointments in the evening from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and all day on Fridays and Saturdays so that my husband can watch our child.
Iâ€™m starting off fresh and new in Port St. Lucie and no one knows me.Â I am a pretty well-respected sonographer in the Miami medical community, but they donâ€™t know that here in Port St. Lucie. In the medical community, itâ€™s all about reputation. Although my business is still in the growing stage, business is picking up steadily.