It took some time for Les and Brooke to find a work-life balance. "Leaving work is a huge challenge. You spend 50 hours a week at work, and that's one-third of your life. During the first year, I thought this marriage was doomed for divorce," said Brooke. They've solved the demands placed on their time due to building a business several ways. They take many mini-vacations, such as days off in the middle of the week or on weekends. They watch movies, take time off to travel and refuse to check-in on the business or take phone calls when they're away. Having a strong support staff has been key to helping them maintain the boundaries they've set.
Emphasize independently owned and operated.Les and Brooke try to emphasize that they are independently owned and operated. The fact that they run a franchise as a couple helps. Les shared, "Customers relate more to us as a husband and wife team, and it gives them the feeling that we are trustworthy." At the same time, they work hard to show the market that their business is not just a mom and pop relocation business. They assist with moving large homes, large businesses and corporate relocation.
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