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 ...Read More about 3 Reasons To Refresh Your Office/Home Office Space To Keep You Excited About Childcare Success!
Introducing my all-new office upgrade using Kate Spaded designs as inspiration. It’s so important that when you begin your process to upgrading your life and your business that you look to your interests for inspiration. My interest at this point in my life for inspiration was Betsy Johnson and Kate Spade. I would walk into the stores, and I just loved their designs. I love their handbags, their office goods, their jewelry – all things Betsy Johnson and Kate Spade. It truly inspired me to want to bring that part of inspiration into my surroundings. I decided to bring the Kate Spade upgrade into my office. To begin my journey, I remember going out of town on my anniversary vacation and walking into a TJ Maxx. When I walked in, I saw this lovely Kate Spade bag. It was regularly $300, but in TJ Maxx, it was less than half ...Read More about Using Designer Labels To Upgrade Your Childcare Business
What a wild time we had at the Andrea Ignites Childcare Orland tour stop, Fill My Summer Enrollment Program. This year, for the Ignite tour stop, I decided to work based on a theme. I decided to give childcare business owners exactly what they will need in order to go back in their business and implement strategies right away. Every tour stop offers a different strategy for the different season and different time of business in the childcare industry. I wanted the Ignite Tour Stop to be very specific, and to be very helpful for childcare business owners. It’s more than your normal motivational prosperity teaching. It’s practical, proven information for that season that childcare business owners are in in their business. For example, when we first started our January Ignite Tour Stop, it was all about understanding how to set you goals for enrollment growth and using that ...Read More about Andrea Ignites Childcare Orlando Tour Stop Reveal!
I believe that Mondays are the beginning of greatness in your childcare business, but knowing exactly how to manage yourself, your time, and your childcare program on Monday is what really matters. There’s a key secret to having a productive week, and it all starts from how you plan your week on your Monday. Mondays are key to you manifesting the success that you want in your childcare business. Many times as childcare business owners, we take our Mondays too lightly, and we treat our Mondays as if they’re any normal day but Mondays are truly not. Mondays are your opportunities to create what you want to see happen in your life and business. I call it, Money Manifestation Monday because I can think about ways to take my business to the next level on Monday. I want to give you a few key points that, I believe, you should ...Read More about How To Have Successful Monday’s In Your Childcare Business
I’ve been working in the childcare industry for well over 10 years now and it’s always been a hustle and bustle up unto this point. Just recently I’ve been able to get away for a week and enjoy life with no worries. I felt like I needed that time to get away and celebrate my own success. As a mentor/coach, business owner, mother and wife I’m always lifting others and sacrificing my time to help others succeed but I know that by taking time away it is vital to renewing your body, mind and spirit plus your business ideas. I took time to rest by the water and feel the breeze hit my face and the cool water rush over my toes! Being outside in such a gorgeous environment which provides me with a serene peace that made me feel close to God. While resting there, I ...Read More about How Time Away Will Help You Focus
As long as I can remember I have honored my nudges to have a beautiful office space. Even when I started over again and had a group childcare program in my 700 sq. ft house that was licensed for 12 children, I set up an office space to support my dreams and goals. Although things were tight for me, like interviewing staff during nap time, storing portable chairs for interviewees plus staying organized in such a tight space, I managed to do it. I never let my dreams and goals go! I have always had a nudge that I deserved a nice, neat, organized space to do business. I worked diligently to follow my dreams too! I kept what I had together and worked towards what I wanted. As my daycare business began to grow and I started my nanny agency, Kids Care Everywhere. My nanny agency was created to allow my ...Read More about 6 Steps To Creating An Environment To Support Your Childcare Dreams and Goals
The best way for people to find out about you and your childcare business is to for you to extend an invite for them to visit you for lunch with a purpose! Of course those who attend would need to know you and have a relationship with you or the luncheon would need to benefit them somehow. For me and my childcare business, my husband and I hosted a luncheon to introduce our mentoring and creative arts program to several non profit organizations in the community. We wanted to garner up their participation for our new ideas for the 2015 year. I believe that the best way to improve community awareness is to take your business to the community. It’s so important that you realize the importance of getting out of your business at least one time per week for about 3-5 hours that day to network and ...Read More about My Secrets To Hosting Network Luncheons For Childcare
What I great time I had planning such a fun event for my community partners and the children in the inner city of my town. Planning to add the WOW factor within my childcare marketing strategy was the highlight of my day. My mind was buzzing with thoughts of giving children loads of fun and adventure as we came together to play with our community in such an inviting way. We gave back to the children and we put all of our hearts into making our booth stand out from others and for us to have fun. I told my team that I wanted to be different and offer something different for the attraction to our table. Normally we carry loads of information with us about our program and offer a few pieces of candy. But this time I didn’t want the fun to stop! I wanted children to surround ...Read More about Setting Up My Vendor Booth To Attract Parents and Children
I wanted to share some of my most favorite center time areas and toys from my childcare program, Akeba Academy Daycare and Party Center. My childcare pogram is located in Brunswick, Georgia and in my area within Brunswick Georgia there are over 300 providers/childcares/ family homes or group centers. After doing my research I realized that if I was going to be competitive and authentic that I needed to make my childcare program stand out and be different. In order for me to do that I decided to focus in on my learning spaces because my childcare program stands for learning, education, quality and development. Furthermore, creating learning spaces within the childcare program that stood out and was inviting for the children was sure to make me a known hit to children and to parents. To introduce the first a-list toy, I added the YES Wall. These wall toys were added to invite ...Read More about My A-List For Toddler Toys That Every Childcare Business Must Have