Dadpreneur Uses Military Training to Sell Travel

After 26 years in the U.S. Army, Master Sergeant Mike Hanlon traded in his military gear for a suitcase and became a travel franchise owner in 2015. As a stay-at-home dad, Mike knew he wanted a franchise opportunity that would give him the ability to have a career, take care of his daughters and support his household.

When deciding what type of franchise to own, Mike believes you have to make sure the choice is right for you, and not anybody else. Mike loves what he does and that is why owning a home-based travel agency franchise was the right decision. He conducted much research and called many other franchise owners prior to purchasing his franchise.

Mike says he wanted the ability to decide what his involvement was with his post-military career. He loves the idea that he is his own boss and can decide on his degree of involvement and success. Mike says, “The leadership and management training skills I gained during my military service have given me the ability to succeed in life which now includes owning my franchise. Owning your own business takes self-discipline, a strong trait for those of us who have served.”

Another contributor to Mike’s success is the resources and support provided by Dream Vacations. He says, “Our company has the total package. I cannot say enough about the support we have from our leadership team all the way down to our technical support team. I have attended every National Conference since I purchased my franchise. I love the networking ability that it provides us each year, as well as the interaction with the many vendors that we use on a daily basis.”

Mike’s Dream Vacation is a world cruise.

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Dream vacations is Consistently awarded a top military-friendly franchise

  • Franchise Business Review Best In Category Travel & Hospitality 2018-2019
  • International Franchise Association 5 Star Franchise 2018-2020
  • USA Today Top 50 Franchises for Minorities 2017
  • Royal Caribbean 2019 Presidents Award
  • Entrepreneur Top Home-Based Franchise 2020