We are SO excited to introduce you to Dominique Jackson – Stacey Horton’s daughter, a Major Cheer coach and a cheerleader extraordinaire! Enjoy this Q&A to learn more about Dominique’s involvement with Major Cheer and how this sport has impacted her life.
How has your mom impacted your life? How has being involved in Major Cheer together affected your relationship as mother & daughter?
My mom is always supportive in anything that I want to do. We are very close already but being in the same business gives us something else to talk about and we can help each other if needed.
How has cheerleading impacted your life?
I was a cheerleader from the time I was in second grade to my senior year of high school. Cheerleading helped my self-confidence and brought me out of my shell when I was younger. Growing up, cheerleading was my main form of exercise and still is to this day.
What made you decide to get involved in the business aspect of Major Cheer?
After I graduated college, I still didn’t know what I wanted to do. Starting my own classes felt like the most obvious step for me. I participated in the program as a child and assisted my mom while I was in college. It was a bit scary being on my own at first, but with all my hands-on experience, it came naturally to me.
How has this decision impacted your life?
Starting my own business has had a positive impact on my life. I am financially stable, and have everything I need. I have the financial freedom to fund my other passion, which is animals. I have a small farm and try to give as many animals as I can a home. Because I work from home and only leave for a few hours a day, I have the time to take care of all 75 of them.
What would you say to someone interested in becoming a franchisee? Or getting involved in a sport of any kind?
I would say go for it. If you like cheerleading and love kids, it’s the perfect job! You are your own boss and only leave your home for about 3 hours a day. I make the same amount of money working a few hours a day as some do working 40 hours a week. Being involved in sports is an excellent way to make friends and it gives you a sense of belonging. My students are always so excited to see each other at practice.
Who do YOU think would benefit or love being a franchisee?
I think someone just out of high school or college that doesn’t really know what they want to do would make a good franchisee. Maybe college isn’t for you. For what it costs for a college education, you can have your own business. If you’re stuck but are a hard-worker and know you want to be successful, it’s a very good opportunity. You definitely have to be a self-starter and motivated to make stuff happen. Someone that cheered in high school, college, or at the professional level and still wants it to be a part of their life…this is the best way!
What are the best things about this program? What, if anything, has been a huge surprise?
As an owner/franchisee: You get to work from home and only for a few hours a day. You are your own boss. It’s a very active job and you don’t have to sit at a desk all day. Classes are typically outside and you get fresh air and different scenery.
As a parent/student: Classes begin right after-school. It’s very convenient for parents as they don’t have to pick up their children from school and drive them across town to attend a class. It’s also inexpensive compared to other programs. Students get A LOT out of our structured classes. We are learning/working/practicing the entire class.
Dominique, from all of us at Major Cheer – we are SO excited you’re a part of the team and a huge part of WHY Major Cheer started!
Interested in learning more or joining the Major Cheer family? Contact us today!