Description: A child care education franchise that puts you in partnership with a leader of more than 30 years standing. Opportunities: Single and multi-unit franchises available throughout the United States. Business Type: Franchise. Minimum Cash Required: $200,000. Financing Assistance: Yes, through a third party. Training Provided: Yes. SBA-Approved: Yes.
David Willis: Investing in the Future
From accounting to child care: bringing professional expertise to business ownership in a new industry
If you had told Steve Ahrens 20 years ago that his future was in child care, he probably wouldn’t have believed you. After having spent ten years as a CPA, Steve was right in the middle of a successful career as a corporate chief financial officer. But somewhere along the way something changed, or rather, something clicked. Steve analyzed the opportunities, took a leap into a new industry as a franchise business owner, and never looked back.
“My knowledge in accounting gave me the background I needed to evaluate franchise opportunities from a business model perspective." he said. "It also comes in handy for the record-keeping and accounting for the business. In business ownership professional skills always translate somehow, regardless of industry.”
There were some pleasant surprises in store for Steve as the owner of a child care business.
“Accounting is traditionally a profession for introverts, because you really don’t talk to people all day long. I was really surprised to see how much I enjoy talking to parents and building relationships as a business owner.”
If you’re interested in learning more about owning a child care franchise, don’t hesitate to contact Kiddie Academy with your questions.
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