Storytime! In 2004, I decided that I was ready to start my childcare business. I was 24 years old. I was extremely young, filled with excitement and hope and a vision of what my startup would be like.
BOY WAS I WRONG!
I decided to start asking local childcare centers if they would allow me to visit and ask them some questions about running a childcare business. The responses were extremely negative. No one had the time to meet with them. No one wanted to answer the questions I had.
I would go online on google for hours to try to find solutions to my problems and what I would get was as anyone can guess hundreds of different solutions to that one question.
The problem was I didn't know these people. I didn't know their background. I didn't know if they were real or if it was somebody just writing a blog post and that was really really scary because I really felt alone.
I really had to hang on to my business partner and really just try to figure things out on my own and I made a lot of mistakes.
I hired out of desperation. I spent way too much money. I screwed up with my policy handbooks.
Fast forwards 16 years later!
Over the years I had grown as a business owner. I had seen it all. I had tried things and failed at them and tried it again and finally figured it out to run a profitable childcare business that permitted me to raise my kids in the process and eventually I grew it to the point where I had more freedom.
One of the reasons I decided to start this blog was because I was getting messages about running a childcare business.
how do I start a child-care business?
what happens when I hire someone if they don't show up?
how do I write a policy booklet?
do you know anything about Facebook ads?
how do I do that how do I write an email to subscribers on my email list?
how do I start an email?
I started my consulting and helping other childcare business owners. My clients gained the knowledge I had gained in my 23 years of experience in a fraction of the time.
All I could think about what " I wish I had a coach help me out when I first started!"
Having a mentor is going to prevent you from asking a question in a FB of complete strangers and then get 1000 comments back, most negative than not
Having a coach can help you save time on learning everything from scratch because they’ve gone before you
Having a coach can give you someone that’s always on your corner, no matter what cheering you on
Having a coach can help you grow as a professional
Having a coach means that you’re surrounded by like-minded business owners that genuinely want to be the best leaders they can be
I launched Elevated Childcare CEO and never looked back! It's an online membership community that focuses on:
All things that successful child care business owners embody.
I would have jumped at the chance of being around a community of like-minded people that love their job, want to learn, and are always looking at how they can serve their clients on a bigger scale.
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