When I was pregnant with Emma, we looked around at daycare facilities because my husband insisted that I return to work after my leave of absence was over. After taking one of the tours, I cried. And no, it wasn’t hormones or contractions. That place was plain awful.
While it came highly recommended from a friend whom I respected, I just took one look around and noticed the dirty changing table, the dingy rooms, and all of the infants plopped into swings and jumpers amusing themselves. This wasn’t the care I wanted for my newborn daughter; It wasn’t up to my standards. Which is why I relate so well to Angie and Rafael’s story so much.
Angie and Rafael Monreal were disappointed with their own childcare options before they decided to open up their own Kiddie Academy franchise in Miama, Florida. Angie used her business know how from working in the financial sector and combined it with the passion she felt for her own childcare needs, and she and Rafael have managed to create a successful business as a result.
For them, their greatest challenge was being new to the area. Getting the word out can be tough, but they ran their establishment so well, that referrals started rolling in. Now they’re successful enough to give back through charity work.
I always say that if you’re passionate about your career, you will find success no matter what. While patience is not my strong suit, my husband seems to have an endless amount of it and is great with kids. If he were looking to go into business for himself, this would be a great fit.
But I’d have to work somewhere else. Would you ever work with your significant other?
This post is part of a compensated campaign for Kiddie Academy. All thoughts and opinions above are my own.