Your Career Revolution “Learning the Art of Business Ownership”

Learning the Art of Business Ownership with Andrew Yonkers and Jamie Allen Season 2 Ep 206

Andrew Yonkers ImageAndrew Yonkers joined the United States Air Force in 2002 after high school graduation. He started his military service in aircraft structural maintenance, primarily working on F-16 fighter jets. Andrew planned to work for a military contractor after he retired from the service. However, the job offers did not meet his financial expectations, so he started to hunt for alternatives. That is when he met Jamie Allen, a Career Ownership Coach™ with The Entrepreneur’s Source® (TES), who contacted him. They both began the exploration of the business ownership opportunities available to Andrew.

This Podcast covers their journey together. Both gentlemen had military backgrounds, and Jamie knew he could guide Andrew through discovering the possibilities.

image of Jamie AllenAbout Jamie Allen: As a Career Ownership Coach™ at The Entrepreneurs Source®, I help people build rewarding careers, take control of their lives, and create the income, lifestyle, wealth, and equity they seek. With over 40 years of combined experience as a business owner, CEO, board member, and career Air Force officer, I have the skills, knowledge, and passion to guide you through discovering and evaluating alternative career options outside the traditional job market.

According to Andrew, You know, honestly, it was just, it’s been something I’ve been thinking about for years. And, ultimately, in the end, I thought about it, I’m like, you know, I’ve done the military for this many years. And really, I want to be my own boss; I want to make my own schedule and not have to go out there and, you know, line things up with everybody else. So that’s ultimately one of the biggest decision makers, the other one, with the particular brand I went with. My wife was an architect. So, it made sense for us to go the route that we went.

Jamie adds: Andrew chose to complete his military career. Now, it’s time to go to Career 2.0. And it’s all positive, but it’s completely new, and his options are many different types. He has a lot of leadership and management skills. And the first thing I heard in his voice was I want to use those. I want to be my own boss; Andrew learned a lot throughout his military career, which resonated with us both. And I want to use that I want to use it for family, and I want to use it for our community, and I have a vision of where I’m going and be in charge of that vision. Early in our conversations, he talked about being a multi-unit owner with multiple territories and possibly multiple franchise brands to diversify. So, he was already putting out a vision of what he wanted to do. Now, he wanted to discover how to get there. What are his options, and the franchising piece really connected with him,

According to Tamara: And really, that is a gift that you, Jamie, and all of the coaches here at The Entrepreneur’s Source® can give our seekers the right to help them reimagine something they hadn’t even thought about before. Because we often have these limiting beliefs based on our experience or just what we’ve been told that I cannot do, I cannot have the flexibility to have a job, create an income, and create a future for my family. And what we’re doing is pausing the reality for right now. And that’s just a dream-like when we’re a kid, and when everything is possible, and then let’s explore the vehicles out there to help you create the life you want to do. And I think Andrew said, you know, he just realized that the traditional job market would not be exciting enough for him. So, you helped him venture outside of that, and what else could it look like? You discovered together that it might be business ownership. Maybe it was going to be franchising. Perhaps it would be bigger than just a franchise; I think you talked about multiple territories. Andrew definitely had a big vision and dream of what was possible; he just needed somebody to show him how to make that vision a reality.

Jamie closes: So many people put in so many years of employment and often have had excellent jobs, and they’ve built some good skills. The question comes typically when they come up in that mid-career range: Now that I have the skills, I have the confidence, so do I need to stay employed? Or is it time to consider entrepreneurship? The lifestyle piece that’s so important to people. They want to work, but they want more time to focus on their family and achieve a much better balance.

“People want to work but with more time to focus on their family and a better balance.”

Host Bios

Tamara Loring HeadshotTamara Loring, Brand Ideology for The Entrepreneur Source

For over 20 years I’ve had the great privilege to work with Franchise Business Owners here at The Entrepreneur’s Source, helping them launch and ramp up their businesses and to equip them with the tools and resources they need to coach those who have a strong to very strong desire to be self-sufficient. I believe everybody has a dream worthwhile pursuing and a coach can help you explore what is possible.

The Entrepreneur’s Source helps individuals achieve their Income, Lifestyle, Wealth, and Equity goals through Career Ownership. With almost 40 years of experience, we have helped hundreds of thousands of individuals explore self-sufficiency and reach a point of clarity about their professional future.

mike toper imageThe Entrepreneur’s Source, led by Visionary Founder Terry Powell captures over 33% of the billion-dollar coaching/advisory market. The Entrepreneur’s Source Career Ownership Coaches™ provide education, coaching and resources to individuals who have the desire to achieve their dream of becoming self-sufficient through career ownership. This allows our clients to explore career options that meet their goals, needs and expectations utilizing our unique Discovery Experience.

Mike Toper, Podcast Host
Syracuse-native happy to never shovel snow again since moving to Raleigh, North Caroline. Retired sports reporter who is enthusiastic about telling stories and helping companies stand out. “If we’re not discussing marketing and great PR, chat me up about hiking or craft beer.”



Your Career Revolution book coverAbout Your Career Revolution

Our mission is to help individuals explore self-sufficiency as an alternative career.

We help them define their Income, Lifestyle, Wealth, and Equity goals and provide education on the best ways to achieve them. We don’t sell franchises – we help people achieve their dreams of self-sufficiency through business ownership. The approach is different, the experience is different. And it works.

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We dedicate this book to the tens of thousands of clients who have allowed us to guide then through their Journey of Discovery – courageous people who have made their dreams come true by taking the path less traveled. You inspire us every day. May you, the reader, also achieve your dreams and may this book empower you and assist you in your journey.
—The Entrepreneur’s Source Career Ownership Coaches


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