Dr. Iris Hunter to Host Grand Opening of FirstLight HomeCare Tomorrow

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Entrepreneur Still Has a Heart for Service After 20-Year Nonprofit Career

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Dr. Iris Hunter, Owner

It's important to me that my work makes a difference in the lives of others.

For Dr. Iris Hunter, a job is more than just a way to make money; it’s an extension of her life’s mission. Her extensive experience in the nonprofit sector, coupled with her latest venture as the owner of FirstLight HomeCare, make it clear that Hunter’s mission is to serve others.

“It’s important to me that my work makes a difference in the lives of others,” Hunter said. “Additionally, I’ve always harbored an entrepreneurial spirit, so after much research, I felt ready to start on this journey as a FirstLight owner.”

FirstLight HomeCare provides affordable, non-medical home care services to people of all ages who need assistance with daily activities. Whether delivering support to seniors, new mothers or those recovering from surgery, FirstLight’s home care professionals offer regular company and conversation to clients, in addition to meal preparation, light housekeeping, laundry services, and shopping and errand services. Clients can also opt in to a 24/7 personal emergency response plan.

“As a business owner, you must have a personal love and respect for the service you provide,” Hunter elaborated. “I believe that [owning FirstLight] is my mission work.”

To finance her new venture, she turned to small business financing firm Guidant Financial. Utilizing their signature 401(k) rollover service, she leveraged her retirement funds to invest in her business without taking a taxable distribution.

“The initial process in itself was detailed, but Guidant provided professional support from beginning to end, and they still do,” she said.

In addition to serving others, Hunter also takes pleasure in being able to control her own destiny as a business owner. When she’s not working, she enjoys reading, writing, singing, traveling and supporting the arts, specifically theater and film.

The grand opening of the new FirstLight HomeCare location, located at 7217 Lockport Place, Suite 100 in Lorton, is scheduled for tomorrow. For more information, visit firstlighthomecare.com/home-healthcare-springfield-alexandria, email ihunter(at)firstlighthomecare(dot)com or call (703)982-7646.

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About FirstLight HomeCare
FirstLight HomeCare creates a new standard in non-medical home care by combining best practices with innovative approaches to make the franchise an emerging market leader in a fast-growing industry. Services can be provided at private residences, assisted-living facilities, retirement communities, nursing homes, adult-family homes or group homes. Clients might also include new mothers, individuals recovering from surgeries and others. To learn more, visit firstlighthomecare.com.

About Guidant Financial
Guidant Financial helps people create the life they want through innovative small business financing. They are the premier provider of rollovers for business start-ups (ROBS). Guidant's services allow people from all walks of life the freedom to purchase small businesses and franchises using their retirement funds without taking a taxable distribution or getting a loan, in addition to offering traditional funding options such as SBA loans and unsecured credit. Visit Guidant on the Web at guidantfinancial.com.

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