10 Years of “Operation Vetrepreneur”: 2017 Winner Nick Johnson-Moyneur

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To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the “Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General” business plan contest, Dream Vacations is highlighting one winner from each of the past 10 years.

In 2017 Navy Veteran Nick Johnson-Moyneur made his business dreams become reality when he entered the 6th annual Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General contest. Here’s a brief Q&A with Nick.

1. Why did you enter the Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General contest?

I have always had an entrepreneurial dream, but my wife Julie would always bring me back into reality when I would come up with an idea. One day, I stumbled across the Operation Vetrepreneur: Become your Own General contest and told my wife about it. She had been a travel agent for many years before staying home with our youngest child. She agreed, and so we worked on our entry as a team with her experience and my dream. 

2. What do you like best about owning a Dream Vacations travel agency franchise?

I enjoy helping clients plan their vacations and having the ability to work when and where I want.

3. What is the best part about the support you get from Dream Vacations?

The free mailer marketing programs and our Travel Planner tool for quotes and itineraries are great. It is also very helpful having the ability to contact Support Services for assistance.

4. How do your military skills translate into franchise ownership?

The military made me ready to adjust at a moment’s notice and there have been times when that has been necessary, especially in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 5. What’s your dream vacation?

My dream vacation would be to travel to Europe, mainly London, Paris, and Italy. I would love to spend a month traveling around taking in all of the sites…and food!