How reviews can help your childcare business by increasing registrations.

 

Why reviews?

Asking for reviews as a business owner can help boost your sales. We all know that a happy customer can do wonders for our child care center’s reputation. Happy customers love spreading the word to others looking for childcare.

How can you best use reviews to serve your childcare business? I'll walk you a few things you can put in place to facilitate the collection of reviews. 

But first let’s chat about why collecting reviews is important:

Fun facts:

According to the website  www.vendasta.com

Reviews are a great way to boost your website’s SEO and grow that like-trust factor we all want to have with our customers. In fact, here are a few fun facts about reviews and their power: 

  • More than 88% of online shoppers incorporate reviews into their purchase decision.
  • 68 % say that a positive reviews helps them trust a local business
  • 80% trust reviews as much as a personal recommendation
  • 92 % of consumers read reviews online
  • 61% are more...
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Increase registrations as well as your childcare center's quality by adding these 3 strategies in 2020.

 

When operating a childcare business, as the business owner, the quality of your service must be your top priority. Quality goes down, so do registrations. It’s that simple. 

Going forward in 2020 I thought I'd start the new year by sharing 3 strategies to implement in your childcare business this year that will boost the quality of service. Whether you are operating a childcare center, home daycare or preschool you can definitely implement these strategies.

Allow me to emphasize that you may be already doing one of the three but please read on as there is always room for improvement.

Strategy #1

Start a Facebook group for childcare center's parents: you can set up a private page for your customers where you can engage with them. It’s a great way to allow your customers the chance to get to know each other as well as get to know you. Linking this directly from your business page is ideal. It's also easier for your customers to request to join. This can be done by...

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How to set up your childcare business for success in 2020.

2020 goals year in review Dec 18, 2019

How to make sure you are setting yourself and your childcare business up for success in the new year.

With another year about to end, I like to take some time to reflect on the year past and set my intention for the new year ahead. 

I started doing this professionally as well as personally. It allowed me to evaluate my goals as well as my personal growth and gave me the confidence to change things accordingly. 

Here are a few things you can do in your childcare business to make sure you are operating a thriving center in the year ahead.

It’s important to note that these tips I will share with you today can be incorporated whether you are operating a childcare center, preschool, home daycare or specialized program.

Business flow audit 

Day to day operations  

Start by reflecting on the last 12 months and write down any events or situations that came up where you were not happy with the outcome. Focus on the flow of the center, meaning the day to day...

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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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