iTrip Vacations South Florida Franchise Owner Enjoys Business Success
An entrepreneurial spirit was all Vivian Alfred needed to make a life-changing career move. She did just that in 2013, when she decided to leave the corporate world and start iTrip Vacations South Florida.
“I’m an entrepreneur at heart, and I was tired of working for someone else,” Alfred says. “I loved the iTrip Vacations business model and knew right away it was the right franchise for me to partner with. I consider the iTrip founders my friends.”
The iTrip Vacations South Florida franchise allows Alfred the freedom of owning her own business, while providing the best vacation rental management and travel services in the area.
“We are a small boutique company backed by a national leader in vacation rental management,” Alfred says. “I enjoy helping our owners increase their rental income, and I love helping our guests plan their vacations, weddings, birthdays, etc.”
The iTrip Vacations system gives Alfred everything she needs to successfully operate and build her business, allowing her to focus on delivering a personal touch not found with other vacation property management companies. This one-on-one attention paired with state-of-the-art technology and proven processes have enabled iTrip Vacations South Florida to rapidly grow in only a few years.
Networking Helps Franchise Growth
Fueled by the need to connect, networking has become one of the most effective ways to build business. In fact, 85 percent of small business owners prefer in-person interaction, as it allows them to build stronger, more meaningful business relationships.
“I was able to acquire more than 30 properties through a variety of methods, including networking,” Alfred says. “I’ve made business connections at parties, through friends’ referrals and by joining the local chamber of commerce. The most important tool that an iTrip franchisee needs is a friendly and sincere personality and excellent follow-through skills.”
The iTrip Vacations franchise model positions owners to rapidly grow their vacation property management company. Each iTrip franchise owner is backed by a national leader in vacation rental management and online travel services. The corporate team employs experts in business development, sales, software, marketing, content, SEO and other specialized fields.
“The iTrip value proposition program sells itself, and all you need to do is follow up to close the deal,” she says.
Business Owners Can Have It All
In addition to financial growth, entrepreneur freedom and support, the iTrip Vacations model also allows owners to live and work in their ideal location – whether by the beach, in the mountains or in a vibrant city center such as South Miami.
“Miami has an international flare as reflected in the vast restaurants and other businesses located here,” Alfred says. “We have amazing beaches, nightlife and clubs, museums, parks, shopping, and much more. The Florida Keys are just an hour away if you want a slower-paced lifestyle with fishing, snorkeling and diving as the primary pastimes.”
The area also ranks as one of the top Florida vacation destinations in the world, as Miami welcomed more than 15 million visitors in 2015, surpassing the previous recording-breaking year. Guests flock to this area for its international flair, shopping, world-class beaches, attractions, and arts and culture.
“My family moved to Miami in 1975, and I grew up in Miami,” she says. “Miami is an amazing little city with all the big-city amenities and a small-town feel. I love this city,” Alfred says.
Contact Vivian with iTrip Vacations South Florida to learn more. The team serves guests and owners in Key Largo, Islamorada, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, South Miami and Melbourne.