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7 Ways To Establish And Improve Your Brand

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My husband and I just got back in town from a trip to beautiful Destin, Florida.  We stayed at the Hilton Resort and it was gorgeous.

In fact, I picked the Hilton because for their Brand and I can always expect excellence from the Hilton Brand.

In fact, as I was on vacation; I was inspired to reflect on my very own Child Care Business Brand and make necessary changes when I returned to the Business.

My experience was excellent and a time to remember. Furthermore, I believe that every Business Brand should provide an experience that customers will never forget!

Let’s take a look at how your brand affects your Child Care Business….

Your Brand is Everything that you do in Business and the experience that you give to your customers!

If your business practices or the experience that you offer to parents is in question at any time, during any transaction, with any person interacting with your  business, your brand is both in question and in jeopardy!

Just in case you are wondering, what does your Brand have to do with Marketing;

Your Brand has everything to do with marketing of your Child Care Business. In fact, how you carry yourself and the practices in your childcare business is a great marketing tool.

I have discovered this: It takes years to build a trusted Business brand and only a moment to destroy it!

 

Here are seven ways to Establish and  Improve your Brand:

  1. Always be polite to your parents and their family members.
  2. Strive to improve any practices that are not satisfactory.
  3. Get your parents feedback on a regular basis, because if parents are not happy, this could affect your brand.
  4. Ask your parents the following question: When you think of my daycare; what words come to mind? This is a great indicator of what type of brand you have established for your business.
  5. If you have encountered  a negative situation with a parent, be sure that your last conversation with the parent is on a positive note.
  6. Be sure that you have a logo on any literature that goes home, on your website and on marketing brochures
  7. Require that you employees always look nice from their uniform to their hair.

That was only a few branding tips, however, I want you to know that you are your Business Brand, so be sure that you reflect your brand with your appearance, how you answer the phone, be mindful of what you post on social media, etc.

Be sure that your behavior and business practices reflect your Business Brand!

To Your Success,

Shiketa

For more Marketing or Branding ideas, check out my Marketing 101 toolkit.

 

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Educating and Partnering With Parents

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When parents choose you as a childcare provider, they trust that you are the professional and the best person to care for their child. Also, parents want their children to have access to educational materials while in your care and they may have ideas.

Be open to receive educational ideas of the parents and be sure that the suggestions are age appropriate the age of the child. ( See Developmentally Appropriate Practices)

For example: You may have a mother to request that her 1 1/2 year old use work sheets. Research shows that a toddler loves to put things in his or her mouth and learn from his or world through exploration. So I suggest that you educate your parent about your curriculum and what educational activities are appropriate for children, as you consider implementing their ideas.

Moreover, when parents have a better understanding of what is appropriate for the age of their child, their educational ideas will seem more realistic.

Every year I hold a PTA Conference call with my parents to listen to their ideas for our curriculum theme and many of the parents simply want their children to be prepared for Kindergarten.

I look forward to your feedback….

Shiketa

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