Name: Travel Dreams Inc.

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Address: 1200-F Armory Drive

Phone number: 757-569-9250

Operating Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

E-mail address:

Nature of Business: Full service travel agency

Principle owner/manager and title: Cindy Ferguson

Year Founded: Formerly Art Jones Travel of Franklin, founded in 1984

Prior Location: Next door to The Tidewater News. Now located in front of Domino’s Pizza

Number of employees: Three inside sales, one outside sales

How’s business: I love my job and love waking each morning to come to work. Every day is great, as long as I help someone and learn something.

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: We are free. Our knowledge and experience is free — the only “service charge” we have is for airline tickets only because the airlines don’t pay us anymore. But the prices are the same and we save clients time and money plus are able to offer our expertise.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: A smile, good customer service and I have great employees who love their job, too.

Advice to young entrepreneurs: Stay in school, get your education

Your first job: JC Penney’s

Your role model (in business or in life generally): Walt Disney, Oprah Winfrey, Arthur E. Jones

The key to a successful business is: Great employees and customer service