Feeling like quitting and giving up on your childcare business? Well if there’s any part of you that is in between quitting and staying in the game, try this first. Refreshing your office space can provide a lot of benefits to you and your employees. In this blog post, we are going to offer a few reasons why an office refresh is a great idea.  Did you know that something so subtle as your workspace can either drain your energy or boost your momentum? So now ask yourself, when was the last time you’ve freshened up your work space, your childcare area or even your desk drawers?  Truth be told those small unkept areas in your childcare business and ultimately in your life is a major cause for burnout and demotivation. If you can look at your space and it look the same it did at the beginning of the ...

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Wow! How exciting it is to be in the New Year with new opportunities available to me.  One of my secrets to accomplishing so much in my life and in my business is by creating a vision board and posting it up before me.  Vision board writing and planning takes time but it’s fun! It literally takes me about 8-10 hours to go through the process of creating my vision boards.   But it’s so worth it! It’s a time where I can think to my self in peace and quietness with pictures and words that are speaking to my inner heart’s desire to achieve so much more in my life and business. Daily I mediate on my future and listen to the scenes play out in my mind knowing that it’s already done. I literally hear clients, see clients, and feel the results of having coaching clients. It’s a ...

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I love operating my childcare programs off systems that help propel me into greater success in my childcare business and in my life overall. During this time of the year I have two main focus, teacher preparations and flipping the center. I usually begin my process in November so that I am ahead of the industry by the end of the year. Teacher preparations are very important to me and to the success of my childcare business. I have a genuine interest in my staff being successful both at home and in my program. Because I love seeing my staff grow and succeed, I stress the emphasis on helping them succeed with ease. To help them succeed I provide staff performance evaluations, 10 week teacher trainings, lesson plan instructional coaching, staff quarterly planners and bi-weekly staff trainings. I never want to say that I can’t have the childcare business of my ...

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Scarves, Mittens and Hats are a great way to express one’s personality during the Fall/Winter months. There is a special gift that we all have within us when it comes to managing a childcare business and being able to wear multiple hats at the same time is one of them. As the owner and CEO of my childcare programs I must be capable of doing every job in my business even if I am not the one doing it. Does that makes sense to you? Wearing many hats in my childcare business comes along with my title as the CEO. Just like the physical hats that I wear during the different seasons of the year so are my hats that I wear during different times of the year in my childcare. As the year starts coming to an end, I immediately put on my financial hat . With this hat, I spend ...

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If You Manage The Childcare Business That You Love, You Will Love The Childcare Business That You Manage My experience as the Build It Big Conference Host and Creator was full of excitement. For me, hosting the 2 Day conference was a major accomplishment. When I started coaching childcare owners, I wasn’t sure what that really required.  I knew I wanted to help childcare owners take their childcare to the next level but determining how I could make that happen took me about two years to accomplish. I can recall like yesterday when inspiration to take action hit me, July of 2014. I set down with a few business friends of mine and I asked them, what can I do to take my childcare to the next level, and the answer was to go on tour.  While out on tour I sold tickets to attend my 2 day Live Build ...

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“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” ― Bruce Lee Preparing to look my very best when I go into my childcare business is very important to me. It’s important to me, because I want parents and staff to view me as a professional. Therefore, I put serious thought into my attire and my accessories. I remember times when I wouldn’t prepare myself for the next business day, my morning dress up routine would take an additional 30 minutes. I had to try on  about 3 different outfits just to achieve the fit that I was looking for! After about a week of 30-45 minutes of my mornings wasted on “trying to find something to wear”, I had to put an end to it. Honestly couldn’t afford not to have a prepared morning anymore. I was losing out on productivity and profits ...

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Owning a childcare business is much more than the normal routine for me, it’s actually my dream. Everyday I wake up,  I have the opportunity to pursue my goals and my dreams with passion and excitement.  Because I am so excited about my dreams, goals and desires I dress with excitement every single day. My children at my daycare always say to me, you so pretty Mrs. Dickerson (especially the girls) and I have the chance to hug and reply back to them with the same compliments. I pride myself for dressing in my business attire while I am working within my childcare facilities, I give school age girls and preschoolers a vision of what being a lady looks like. Plus my business attire sets the tone for professionalism for my staff.  Therefore, when  I arrive in my childcare businesses looking and feeling like a BOSS and with the mindset ...

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I love being able to express my creativity in my childcare business. Creative expression is very important to me and my children who attend my childcare. One of my favorite brands to work with in my childcare business is crayola. I love the ability to express myself through using bright colors. crayola even inspires my dress attire.  Adding colors into my dress keeps me positive and happy!  I’m excited to wear clothes that express my personality and lends to educating others on how to treat me.  So many times as a plus size women, black is a common attire, but crayola inspires me both personally and professionally to be my best and to be BOLD with color.  I tell my staff and parents that we are the best therefore I pride myself on using the best in my business and crayola helps me do that. Another reason why I use  Crayola ...

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