Sara and her husband had been members of Tradebank for ten years when they made the decision to purchase the York North Franchise in May 2015. They launched the market in June 2015.
According to Sara, "Knowing how my life has improved with Tradebank, I was very excited at the opportunity to bring the benefits of barter to York. I like that I can help people save money on their business expenses while bringing them new business. I get to act as the face of their business, recommending them for both trade business and to non-tradebank members simply because I know the quality of service they offer. I love the feeling that I am helping my clients; I get to introduce them to the same lifestyle I have enjoyed and help their business as well. I love meeting new business owners every day and learning about the wonderful people in this community."
Prior to obtaining the Tradebank franchise, Sara spent 9 years as a travel agent, and has lots of experience servicing client needs and multi-tasking. During her time as a travel agent she attained the rank of Million Dollar Consultant at Flight Centre.
Most of her time outside of Tradebank is focused on my family. Sara has been married to her wonderful husband for 8 years and they have two adorable and intelligent children. She is also a member of the 100 Women Who Care York Region. This group donates to local charities every 3 months, with a goal of being able to give $10,000+ every three months to a local charity voted on by the members.
In her first year of operation, Sara managed to grow the franchise to 87 active business members and is continually in the top 5 in individual sales each month.