Kelsey Judge-Porter – Really Awesome Coffee Sutton Coldfield
Kelsey says ‘My favourite part about the business is just being in complete control of my own life. Working on weekends because I want to and because it pays off, and taking time off when I need it.’
Here she tells us more on how it has been going since she launched her Really Awesome Coffee van in Sutton Coldfield.
Please tell us a bit about yourself and what you were doing prior to becoming a Really Awesome Franchisee?
I used to be a live-in carer for ladies with special needs. I loved my job but I was away from my family far too much and I wanted something where I could work more normal hours and have more control.
Why did you decide to run your own business and why Really Awesome Coffee specifically?
I wanted to work without a boss! Work for myself and build something I’m proud of. Doing something I enjoy. I’m a friendly person so I wanted to work with people, chatting and socialising all day.
I love hard work and Really Awesome Coffee promises you’ll get out what you put in, so I knew it would work out great for me.
Tell us a bit about your training at Head Office and your business launch.
Training was great, I wasn’t nervous for training but I was for my business launch. Worried about making stupid ditzy mistakes (which I did!) But all resolved easily enough.
I’ve had so much help and it’s definitely cemented how hard this would have been without Really Awesome Coffee behind me.
How have you found the ongoing training and support?
Vik – my Franchise Development Manager(FDM) is always reachable. Very professional and helpful.. I feel that Really Awesome Coffee has helped me to make the best decisions for my business while also giving me the freedom to make it my own.
What is the most invaluable piece of advice you could give someone looking to invest in their first franchise?
It doesn’t matter what you want from the business, it’s going to be difficult either way! But all obstacles are worth it that first day on your own, driving to your first ever stop. Amazing feeling.
If you would like to find out more about franchising with Really Awesome Coffee and enquire about our exciting franchise opportunity, call us on 0800 043 0271, send an email to email@example.com or book onto one of our upcoming Virtual Discovery Presentations here.