What inspired you to own your own Caci clinic?
I’ve been a Caci customer for many years and wanted a change of direction after 22 years working with a Government Agency. I looked for a business with a successful reputation that would have a positive return on investment, as well the work/life balance I’ve always wanted. I also liked that at Caci, we can help people with a range of concerns and help clients to look and feel more confident.
What stood out to you most about owning a Caci and made you decide to make the investment?
There were three things that stood out for me - the brand’s reputation, the professionalism of the Caci team and the positive reputation of the Franchisor; they have a solid support system to back the Franchisees right from the start. Together, this made Caci a really attractive business option.
How did you find the opening process?
When my husband and I first met the team at Caci support office and the Franchisors; we felt comfortable, like we were right at home. I was a bit apprehensive to start with as I don’t have a beauty therapy background, but with all their support, my questions were answered. We clicked with the support team straight away and the extensive training gave us the confidence to get started.
What do you enjoy most about owning your own Caci?
I love seeing new clients become part of the Caci family and helping them overcome their concerns to walk away feeling confident. I have experienced this feeling first hand and truly believe in what we do at Caci, it’s so rewarding to see others achieve great results too.
How has your lifestyle changed since owning a Caci?
I love my lifestyle; I work close to home, set my own hours (although still some long hours, but it’s because I choose to!) and I have a wonderful experienced team who are a pleasure to work with.
I find being my own boss very liberating and each time I have a success as a new business owner, it really builds my confidence.
What do you enjoy most about being part of a business focussed on women’s confidence?
I really enjoy being part of a business that is focussed on women’s confidence, although we have lots of male clients too, and they’re always welcome! My previous profession was dominated by men, and since opening Caci I’ve a joined a local women’s business network and really feel like I have gained a group of new friends rather than just business contacts.
What would you say to someone thinking about opening a Caci?
If you have the commitment, leadership, management skills and most importantly a passion for the industry - do it! It does require hard work but then anything worth doing does.
Interested to learn more? Our Franchise Development Manager, Fleur, can help you learn more and answer any of your questions.
Territories currently available are: Taupo, Blenheim, Christchurch, Timaru, Queenstown and Dunedin.