We’re here to help our lovely ladies promote their businesses – we’re shining the spotlight on one of our members each month!
This month we caught up with Jackie Burton, Business Owner of 3 businesses!
What do you do?
I own 3 businesses! The one I am most known for is my Vodafone franchise, I own the Vodafone shops in Wigan and Leigh.
The second business that people know me for, is a joint venture with my wife, Zowie. Together we own a coffee van. Zowie does the day-to-day graft, driving to people’s places of work and serving freshly ground coffee, I do the marketing and bookkeeping.
Then my 3rd business, which is less well known as it is my newest venture, is another franchise with Business Sales Plus. I value, market, and sell businesses across Greater Manchester.
How long have you been doing it?
I have owned my Vodafone store for just over 3 years now. We’ve had the coffee van since October 2021 and my Business Sales Plus franchise also started in October 2021. However, I have only been able to dedicate any time to it since January 2022, so watch out for more info on this! 😊
What kind of projects are you working on right now?
My main focus at the moment is getting my Business Sales Plus franchise off the ground. I have taken on an apprentice to help with following up on leads, which I am really excited about.
What is your favourite part of your job?
Personal development and challenging myself. Once I have become an expert in a field I start to look for my next challenge. Although I can honestly say, I think 3 businesses is my max! Some days I think I am mad, but I don’t like being bored.
In my Vodafone stores, I have 2 great teams. I love watching them grow their skill sets through coaching and support. I like to have a workforce that feels like family.
What do you enjoy doing outside of your job?
Free time? What is this? – Joking! I have a 4-year son who is my world. Over the past 3 years, I have learned how important it is to have time to switch off and be present for my family. Sunday is family day and dedicated to him. Arts and crafts, play centers, zoos. Covid stopped us doing as much with him as we would have liked, so now the world seems to be going back to ‘normal’ we are trying to do as much with him as we can before he starts school in September.
Why do you attend Fubhub?
Being a business owner can be a lonely place at times, so I love being surrounded by people who get it! After a Fubhub meeting, I feel re-energised. It’s such a great bunch of people who all support each other. Relaxed and soooo much fun!