On November 28, 2014, I Moved into my Dream Location. That was a very emotional yet exciting day. That day, I Moved out of a 1600 square foot building into a 6,600 square foot building.
I’m sure you are thinking, thats a big move. Yes, that was a big move and I did it by Faith and with the support of friends and Family.
Where you are today prepares you for that next level.
I opened my first childcare center in April 2003. When I opened my first center, I had very little leadership experience and no experience managing staff at that time.
In fact, the struggles that I faced as a center owner prepared me to Grow as a leader and as I grew as a leader, my desire to grow the business increased year by year.
There’s no Perfect time to Expand
Several months before my husband and I expanded the center, we were struggling financially. In fact, before the expansion, we could barely pay our bills and to be quite honest, I was ready to close the business.
Then in August 2014, I received a phone call about a empty building that was about 10 miles away from my first location.
Don’t Give up too soon!
When I went to go look at the building, the size of the building intimidated me. In fact, fear struck me like a brick. The thoughts that ran through my mind were the following:
- My rent is going to increase
- Where am I going to get 99 children
- I’m gonna have more employees
- Where do I get the money for this building.
Those were all self sabbatoging thoughts, but I’m glad I didn’t listen to any of those negative thoughts. I pushed forward by Faith and asked a family member for the security deposit and the rest worked it self out.
Once I focused on what was possible l began to see this move as the INCREASE that we needed!!
Furthermore, it took 3 months to get our new location licensed and the day we moved out the old location, I cried because we created so many memories in that building. However, an old season ended and a new season had begun!!
Seven years later, I have no regrets, I’ve just had lots of success and and I’m so glad that I didn’t listen to those self sabbatoging thoughts.
Have you been thinking about expanding your childcare business? If so, what stopping you from expanding?
You may not have found your center, but I want to encourage you to get prepared now. There is nothing worse that an opportunity presenting itself and you are not prepared.
It’s time to Live Your Dream!
Your dream of owning a center or having multiple locations can be a reality, if you would just start getting prepared today.
Do you need help? If so, I want you to know that I am just a phone call away for expansion coaching.
Schedule your session today and come into 2022 with a Business Growth plan!