Can a business coach help you with your childcare business?

business coach Dec 12, 2019

Here are a few things to keep in mind if you are contemplating on working with a childcare business coach to help you open your 

  1. Time saver

Learning from someone that's gone ahead of you and that has gotten the results that you want is always a win- win situation. Just  imagine all the heartaches that you won't have to go through because someone that has already made those mistakes has taught you all about them!

Imagine feeling empowered and confident knowing what's up ahead in your business.

2. Say bye to your comfort zone 

When you're working with a business coach, you will feel yourself growing and learning every single day. Here's the thing, you won't be able to get to where you want to be if you don't push yourself to get uncomfortable. A business coach can help you push your personal and professional limits.

3. Accountability-support

You will be given all the tools you'll need to make sure you hold yourself accountable. A business coach can also be your...

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What type of childcare business is right for me?

Uncategorized Dec 07, 2019

Read this first to make sure you chose the right type.

The first thing you’ll need to get clear on is your vision. You need to make sure that you are aligning your business with your values and your belief system. What does all that mean? It means that before you venture off and open a business, you need to get real with yourself!

It’s better to do the work now and make a good decision then rush into it, only to open a center that is not successful or even worse, unaligned with your message.

Step 1. Start from then end first.

Vision crafting is everything!

What is your role in your center? Are you working in the classrooms or in the office? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? When are you planning on opening your center?

Do you want to stay home and raise your kids as you earn extra money maybe you have something specific you want to teach to offer a service in your community?

There are so many ways you could go about this but one thing is for sure that before you...

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5 excuses holding you back from opening your childcare business.

Uncategorized Dec 06, 2019


Opening a childcare center can feel scary! 

What's even scarier is the amount of centers NOT opening due to limiting beliefs.

Today i'm sharing the top 5 excuses we allow ourselves to believe.

1.“I don’t have enough experience”

This fear based belief or excuse is quite common. Starting something new is scary stuff. But you know what? It shouldn't stop you from doing something small every singe day that will bring you close to your dream. Here's the thing, you will never have ALL the experience you need to take on something new! Once you begin to take small steps into your childcare business then that will cause a snowball effect that hopefully will inspire you to keep going! 

2.“I don’t have enough money saved up to start my business”

Guess what? If every business owner waited until they had every single penny they needed to start their business then no one would actually open a business! There are ways you can find the capital to...

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Tips on how to begin creating systems in your new childcare business.

business childcare systems Nov 21, 2019

Any new business requires the set up if systems. This will ensure your business run smoothly. What happens when you are a new childcare business owner and you haven't got the slightest clue how to ago about this? Creating policies and procedures in your new childcare business will allow you to create an environment where everyone is on the same page.

Here are a few tips I shared in this week's video blog.

1. VISION: start with creating a mission statement, vision and goals for your business. Ask yourself the hard questions. Once you think about where you want your business to go, then its so much easier to create systems that will get you there.

2. Start from the beginning by writing everything down that you do. For example first time you register a child, first person you hire... write down all the steps you took. Go back and evaluate.

3. Proactive: If you haven't opened your doors yet, get proactive and start thinking about situations that may arise in the future. How would...

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How to open and operate a succesful childcare business

start up Nov 15, 2019

In this week's video blog, I walk you though a simple roadmap I have put together to help guide you through the process of operating your own childcare business.

PHASE 1: Prep work

PHASE 2: Policies and Procedures

Phase 3: Marketing

Link mentioned in this video



Christina Rizakos

Daycare business mentor and strategist

Places you can find me

YouTube and online community

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Strategies to increase your childcare center's registrations.

Uncategorized Nov 06, 2019

Opening a daycare center is such an exciting time in any aspiring childcare business owners life! You’ve put in the time, resources and energy to create the vision, policies and procedures that align with your beliefs.

Fantastic work!

Now it’s time to make sure you increase your childcare centers registrations and this video blog will help you create a strategic plan that will not only boost sales but will teach how to increase customer satisfaction by  adding value daily.


Strategy #1: Eyeballs on your business  --get social--


Unless you‘re operating a childcare center on planet Mars competition is everywhere…


Step 1: Create an optimized website with local keywords to make sure your ideal audience can find you! 

  • Ask parents to review your business on your site. Sites like yelp or even on your facebook business page does wonders for a business.
  • Facebook pages and IG accounts are also a great way to be seen. Encourage...
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What I wish I knew before I opened my daycare center.

start up Oct 30, 2019

This week's video blog is a bit different.

I take you back ….15 years back and share what I wish I had know then about running a daycare center that I know now.


Here are my main talking points

1. Having a clear knowledge on budgeting and operating expenses

2. Doing mindset work and crafting out a vision and educational mission statement

3. Not comparing myself to other childcare business owners

4.Creating policy booklets for my staff, business and the educational foundation.

5. Having more confidence to feel good about the things that felt right to me.

6. Learning to delegate, automate and outsource tasks

7. investing in a business coach to help me through the hard times.


Starting a new business is no doubt a very exciting time in any entrepreneurs life!  I hope that I can inspire you to operate the childcare business you've envisioned for yourself.


That’s it for me!

See you next week.


Christina Rizakos

Daycare business mentor and...

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How to make sure your childcare center educational program is high quality!


As a childcare business owner, creating your educational foundation will help you decide on so many things when operating your center: budget, hiring, interventions ….


It’s so important to take the time and create an educational program you can be proud of.




Here are some key ways on making sure you can do that


Before you write your educational booklet:


  1. Do not compare yourself to other centers
  2. Do not copy or buy another philosophy
  3. Take the time to do a mindcheck: values, beliefs, vision, why
  4. Research philosophies, books and thought leaders that you respect


When writing your educational booklet:


  1. Simplify the booklet in sections: do not focus on activities only….
  2. Write your educational mission statement
  3. Interventions and guidance techniques and methods
  4. Other topics that you should include and that do relate to your educational program: nutrition,...
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Childcare Business Hiring Procedures


Hey there! Join me this week as I discuss an important element in your team handbook: your hiring policy and procedures.

Key points:

  1. Job description: write a detailed job description
  2. Marketing plan: where are you going to place your add?
  3. How to apply: fax, email, in person
  4. Who can apply: selection process: certifications, time availability, repelling those who do not fit your team culture
  5. Interview process: Strengths test, questions ready, set time and place, take notes, example of work
  6. Once hired: 3 month trial basis with 3 month contract
  7. Once 3 months is up, permanent, resign contract

Make sure you download my FREE cheat sheet all about hiring like a boss. 

Strengths finder test click here

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How to market your new childcare business.


Hey there! Today I discuss all about simple ways you can create a marketing plan for your new childcare business before you open.


Some tips are free others are not.


Steps mentioned: 

  1. Knowing your audience
  2. Website creation
  3. CRM
  4. Facebook ads
  5. Networking
  6. Open houses


Training on websites: watch episode


Websites and services mentioned in the video:

NAMECHEAP to buy your domain name

Wordpress to build a simple website

Caley Bell, Childcare center website creator



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