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How Much Down Payment Money Do I Need To Buy A Childcare Company?

  Unfortunately, the answer to this question is one that many people learn the hard way.  We can make it easier for you here.  The amount of down payment required for your purchase of a childcare company or school is determined primarily by the following four factors: 1.  Your credit score. 2.  Your occupational background.… Continue Reading

How Do I Use Social Media To Improve My Childcare Company or School?

  Social Media is an extremely inexpensive and useful tool for finding, engaging and retaining clients and staff.  In today’s world, we go on line whenever we want find or research most anything.  Using social media raises your visibility.  Parents, teachers and potential business allies look for you on line, and that is where social… Continue Reading

Is my multi-unit childcare company or my chain of schools worth more if I sell multiple centers simultaneously instead of one location at a time? (Part 2 of 2)

This is part two of a two part blog post. CLICK HERE to read Part 1. 3.  Timing a transaction. In today’s market, timing can be absolutely crucial.  Here are a few timing factors that can influence the results of your transaction: a.  Is the buyer changing financing sources?  Whether the buyer utilizes funds from… Continue Reading

Is my multi-unit childcare company or my chain of schools worth more if I sell multiple centers simultaneously instead of one location at a time? (Part 1 of 2)

The answer is Yes, as long as your company “makes sense” for the prospective buyer(s).  The closing sales price can be as much as 60% higher for a small chain of centers or schools when compared to the sales price for selling a one or two center company.  This math is not the lottery version… Continue Reading

How To Reduce or Control Expenses In Your Childcare (Part 1 of 2)

  Controlling and reducing the expenses of your childcare company or school starts with knowing what the expenses should be.  Many company owners, presidents and CEOs started in this business with a somewhat vague knowledge of expense levels and an entrepreneurial spirit that told them they would figure it out.  Approximately 20% survive the early… Continue Reading