Travel Dreams Inc.
Published 12:13 pm Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Name of person Featured: Cindy Ferguson
Name of Business: Travel Dreams Inc.
Address: 1200-F Armory Drive, Franklin, in front of Domino’s Pizza
Phone number: 569-9250 or (800) 868-1069
Operating Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
E-mail address: email@example.com
Nature of Business: Full service travel agency/tour operator
Principle OWNER: Cindy Ferguson, (pictured)
Year Founded: 1985. We were formerly Art Jones Travel of Franklin. In 1999, Cindy purchased the agency and renamed it Travel Dreams.
Number of employees: Three full-time inside sales and two outside sales employees
How’s business? Very, very busy since we came back from the Christmas holidays
One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: Our service is free
Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: An agent actually answers our phones. You won’t talk to a machine during office hours.
Advice to young entrepreneurs: Go to school and get good grades. Be honest, dependable and willing to work
Your first job: JCPenney in Richmond
Your role model: Oprah Winfrey
The key to a successful business is: Treat everyone with respect and “love what you do.”