Deborah Freeman is the owner of the Douglas County, CO franchise. She has been the owner of that event since January of 2010. Her sale is a top achieving sale that has grown and developed with her fresh leadership.
Deborah attended her first Just Between Friends sale as a consignor and volunteer when she was nine months pregnant with her 3rd child. During her breaks, she sat and marveled about what a great event it was for her community. She also thought about how, if she were an owner, the seasonality of Just Between Friends would allow her to work from home except when she was having her sales. Having three kids under the age of 3, she couldn’t afford daycare to work a job outside of the home.
Deborah contacted the Just Between Friends Corporate offices to see what territories were available. During that time, she talked with an owner of a Just Between Friends sale, to what being an owner was like. As it just so happened, the owner she spoke with was considering selling her franchise. And the rest is history! Deborah purchased that territory and she couldn’t be prouder of the example she is providing for her daughters, as a business owner, a boss, giving back to the community and for establishing and building such a great support network.
Deborah loves being able to put money back into the community and empowering other moms to be able to provide for their families. She feels a great sense of pride walking those consignor checks out to the mailbox. Her payday means that lots of other moms get a payday!
Her favorite part of her JBF events is the First Time Moms Presale! It is so exciting for Deborah to watch the first time moms, dads and even grandparents coming together to be a part of the celebration. She loves watching them “ooh and aww” over everything. Deborah feels honored to be a part of something that makes these shoppers so happy.
JBF has become a connecting point for many small businesses in Deborah’s community. Family oriented businesses have formed relationships, finding out about each other through her JBF events. Deborah and JBF have helped to cultivate those small business relationships. She has noticed companies that she has connected through JBF, carrying out activities in the community that would have, otherwise, never happened.
In visiting with Deborah, I sensed that she feels JBF blesses her, her family, and her community. She is a proud JBF owner who has taken what she has been given and nurtured it into something wonderful that she shares with those around her.