If you own the real estate for your early education company, all of the following improvements can be made with just one change. Increase your profits Increase the market value of your business Lower your occupancy cost Eliminate or reduce your debt Increase your cash holdings Decrease your taxes Increase the number of buyers qualified

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Many of us need money from other people to start and grow companies. The money comes from banks, partners, investors, venture capitalists, equity funds…and/or our closest friends and family. No matter what the source is, understand two things. One, there is always a cost to using someone else’s money. Two, the cost can vary greatly

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We spend a lot of time focused on improving our centers and schools. You have to be driven to be successful in this industry. Whether it’s daycare, childcare, preschools, Montessori or private elementary, when you do it right, the impact you create is probably much bigger than you know. Here are some things you should

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Lawsuits in the United States are sometimes referred to as an epidemic.  I’ve seen many lawsuits in our industry, and I’ve been asked to serve as expert witness in many of those cases.  While it’s true that anybody can sue anybody, many lawsuits can be avoided.  Here’s the how and why of some of our

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Here’s why.  “Montessorians”, like many good teachers of all types, believe in their work.  They believe in their founder and her principals.  Dr. Maria Montessori, the first woman medical doctor in Italy (1896), was also learned in biology, psychiatry and anthropology.  The attention of her accomplishment lead to an appointment by Italy’s Minister of Education,

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Notes: Most US tax payers overpay their taxes. The 2015 IRS tax code has 74,608 pages, and it is constantly changing. You should always pay your tax bill. You should never pay a bill that isn’t yours to pay. Here’s how it works. Don’t just send your numbers to your CPA firm and wait to

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