From the very beginning of launching the JUNIOR EXPLORER CLUB, my vision was always hyper focused on the big picture of possibilities. I never
stopped short by dreaming small.
What could this do for my community? For parents? For kids who need more adventures? For job creation? How can I make this affordable for families while also creating a profitable business model designed to empower employees with opportunities and not just a job. The possibilities never
I have weathered many storms as a small business owner. Celebrated every milestone, albeit briefly as I was already moving on to achieving the next one. When faced with a challenge, my focus was to find a solution, not dwell in the problem. I was determined and I was not
I embraced the obstacles and the speed of running a small business and there was no stopping me.
Until March 2020. When everything in the world came to a screeching
People stopped going shopping. Stopped going out to dinner. Stopped getting together. Stopped going to work.
It was the first time since I started this adventure that I too, was faced with a
When you run a small business you are at the mercy of time. Stopping is not an option. For comparison, it's like building a house. Your business plan is your solid foundation. Every employee hired, every milestone achieved, equals a brick. Over time, you collect your stockpile of bricks, however, placing them together is always a work in progress.The JUNIOR EXPLORER CLUB has a solid foundation. We have collected an impressive stockpile of bricks in a short time.
Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a team of people to build a house. I am working behind the scenes utilizing the tools provided by the Small Business Association and Ohio Unemployment to keep our foundation strong, but I too am at the mercy of the
As a small business owner, and as a parent, the temporarily absence of my compassionate, hard-working staff and loyal JEC families has been the hardest loss. Whereas these thoughts weigh heavily on my heart, they also serve as the driving force behind my determination to keep moving forward.
And as I struggle with having to temporarily close my doors during this time, I know that it won't be for long. Because from the start of my business, I never stopped short by dreaming small and I'm not about to lose focus now due to a temporary