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Stork Stories with Stork Lady partner John Janicky of Shreveport, LA

Updated: Oct 7, 2018

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The Janicky Family SB Storks Stork Rental Business Shreverport and Bossier, LA

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I’m excited to share today’s Stork Stories post because I believe it will be especially interesting & informative for our newest partners. John & Courtney Janicky have  been Stork Lady partners since July 2012.  They are the proud owners of SB Storks and serve Shreveport and Bossier, LA  and the surrounding area.   In 7 months they’ve experienced a lot of success and are well on their way to a busy stork rental business.  They both work full time and have three beautiful children aged 2-7.  John & Courtney always wanted a rewarding profitable business for their family and have found it with the Stork Lady opportunity.   I can attest to the fact that John had a laser-like focus on their business right from the start. He began by writing other partners to introduce himself, ask questions and talk about marketing ideas. Almost immediately John had a website made and two days after it was live they received their first rental for twins!

Let’s hear from John…

Stork Lady (SL):    Why did you decide to start a stork rental business?

John:  Naturally, we wanted to earn some extra money for our growing family.  Our goal was to find a company with a proven track record and a good network of partners.

SL: What made you decide on stork signs as your home business versus other opportunities?

John:  We used a stork service when our middle son was born.  We loved the idea then.  When our third child was born we were unable to find someone locally who provides this service.  So we thought what a great opportunity.

SL: How much time do you spend on your business in a normal week?

John: With a busy work schedule and family life we probably only spend about 5 total hours a week.  We let our website and signs speak for themselves and we have been averaging two signs or more a week.

SL: What advice would you give someone starting out as a Stork Lady partner?

John:  The best advice would be to get a website going.  It gives you credibility with your customers and also allows you to showcase your services.  In addition use social media and local businesses to help develop and grow your business.

SL: Tell us about partnering with some of your local businesses.

John: We’ve done well partnering with other businesses in the community. With three children of our own we have built relationships with many of these businesses over the years. We have placed flyers, business cards and brochures with all of our partners.  Some of the businesses we’ve partnered with are 2 children’s boutiques, an ultrasound company that specializes in 3D & 4D prenatal ultrasounds,  a hospital gift shop and 2 florists. We reciprocate by promoting their businesses on our website and by word-of-mouth.  

SL: How has being in this business affected your life thus far?

John:   Our business is so rewarding both financially as well as personally.  Our kids love helping make the bundles and deliver the signs.  We love the family time that we get to spent while bringing such joy and happiness to our customers.

storks, baby, newborn
storks, baby, newborn

SL: What do you like most about being in this business?

John: The thing that we love the most is the personal relationships that we have built with our customers.   

SL: How have you used the income generated in your business?

John: We have used the income for everyday expenses.  We have added money to our savings account and have also started a vacation fund for Disney World.

SL:  What advice would you give someone who is looking for an affordable home business opportunity?

John: The advice we would give would be to find a company and partner that is willing to stand behind their product.  There are so many companies that will sell you something and afterwards you are on your own. 

SL: Do you have any other advice for someone just starting out in the stork rental business?

John:   Yes, the best advice we would give is to never give up.  As with anything in life you will only get out of it what you are willing to put in it.  Ensure that you are available for your customers and provide outstanding service.

 SL: What is your most memorable Stork experience?

John: The most memorable moment would be the first order we received.  We could not believe how fast we got our first order and that it was for twins.  We will never forget it.  We are still connected with that family and are friends with them on facebook.

SL: Please tell me a bit about your experience as a Stork Lady partner.

John: Our experience as a Stork Lady partner has been great.  The start-up cost was very reasonable, and we have enjoyed sharing ideas with other partners and networking to build our business.

SL: What personal qualities does a person need to be successful in this business?

John: The best qualities to have for this business would be organization, dedication and a positive attitude. 

Thanks John & Courtney!

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