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make_family_time_all_the_time_with_small_business_ownership.jpgThe holiday season is a time for family. For many, it is one of the rare opportunities each year to spend quality time with those you love. If your time with family and friends this holiday season makes you wonder how you can create more special memories with them on a more regular basis, perhaps it is time to consider a major lifestyle change. Although a bold step, one way to accomplish this is to open your own small business.

A small business can be demanding. You may even work more hours than you do in your current job. But you also have more control over your schedule. As the boss, you determine when you are going to take time off. You can make sure you are available for special events and family time. You may find yourself working side by side with your spouse. Depending on the age of your children, they may be jumping in to help or end up working in the family business as well.

Many bakery café owners in the Great Harvest system have told us that this is exactly why they chose to open their store(s) . . . and are glad they did! 

Karl Bovin, owner of the Burnsville, MN bakery sums it up this way:

“Best of all, the bakery has allowed me to create a lifestyle that fits well with my family.”

Give yourself and your family a truly meaningful gift this year! Consider opening your own small business. For more information on Great Harvest franchise opportunities, click here.

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As the Director of Franchise Sales & Development, I enjoy working with individuals who are realizing their lifelong dreams of owning their own business. My roots are in agriculture – growing up on family ranches and actively participating in 4-H and Future Farmers of America. Early in my career, I began working for JobTRAK Corporation, an entrepreneurial start-up. A few years down the road, JobTRAK was purchased by what is now Monster Worldwide, a much larger dotcom start-up. I worked in various roles at JobTRAK and Monster.com for over 15 years, gaining experience in a fast-paced corporate environment. When the opportunity arose to return to Montana to work for a company that fused my passions for agriculture and entrepreneurial endeavors, it was a perfect fit. I'm proud to work for an organization whose mission and values align closely with my own.