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We are most proud of the opportunities we have been given to help our community. We have been able to help those within our community by providing jobs, as well as those who we have been blessed to have as clients.
Shadow has a bachelor's degree in nursing and in biblical studies. He has worked as director of nursing at a state prison and in a behavioral health unit. Rebekah has her master's degree in health education, in addition to a bachelor's degree in athletic training. Rebekah worked at a local high school an athletic trainer.
Time management. Balancing family life, volunteering, FirstLight, and other businesses we own can get a little hectic.
FirstLight Home Care has felt like a family since the first day we walked into their corporate office. They embrace the same morals and ethics that we do as a family. They provide us with a business model and support system to help us be successful business owners.
FirstLight Home Care offers its state-of-the-art quality-of-service business model across the country to entrepreneurs interested in offering comprehensive, in-home, non-medical, and personal care services to seniors, new mothers, disabled adults, and others. Learn More About FirstLight Home Care here.
Not sure of any HUGE mistake we've made. The franchise's business plan and assistance helped us miss those BIG MISTAKES.
Shadow loves podcasts by Tim Ferriss to help hack his life in business and outside of it. He also recommends "Good to Great." "The 4 Hour Work Week" and '"Rich Dad, Poor Dad."
Both Shadow and I grew up in Grayson, Kentucky. We have both been surrounded by family, friends, and a community that has supported us every step of the way. Giving back to our community has been a priority for us since we began discussions of owning a business. We want to see our community grow and prosper, helping future generations to become successful adults, and help the elderly in our community who have helped shaped our town.
We give back by both serving as Rotarians (Shadow is the current president of our local club). Shadow is also on Chamber of Commerce board of directors and on the Grayson Commission for Aging and Special Needs Citizens.
Rebekah is a court-appointed special advocate for children and works with Carter County Youth Leadership Program.
The biggest challenge we have faced has been related to staffing. Caregivers have been quitting to file for unemployment, and hiring has been more difficult. Most seem content drawing on unemployment insurance as opposed to working. Addressing this, we are continuing to push forward with hiring, and making sure to show our gratitude to our current caregivers.
FirstLight Home Care offers its state-of-the-art quality-of-service business model across the country to entrepreneurs interested in offering comprehensive, in-home, non-medical, and personal care services to seniors, new mothers, disabled adults, and others.
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Photo credit: Jen Short Photography (https://jenshortphotography.com) Kristen Martyn describes herself as a fifth-generation entrepreneur, so it’s no surprise that she and her husband, Cameron Hogarth, have been successful as owners of a family-owned Wild Birds Unlimited franchise.