Finding Investors for your Childcare Center with Kangarootime
Within the early childhood education space, many owners have dreams of growing their centers but are hesitant about taking on investors.
Oftentimes, their skepticism stems from the fear of their vision being compromised by a loss of control and misaligned values.
And while this is a valid concern, it’s also misplaced.
Taking on an investor isn’t like hiring a boss. It’s not about handing over the power to the person with the most capital.
Instead, working with an investor is like building a partnership. The goal is to find a person who understands your vision and shares your values, so they can help you build your legacy.
In this week’s podcast episode, I’m sitting down with my long-time collaborator and friend, Scott Wayman of Kangarootime, to chat about how to change the narrative surrounding investors and funding in the early childhood education space.
Join us for a conversation about:
- Scott’s journey in building his business as someone from a modest background
- His experience finding Kangarootime’s first investor
- What you should look for in an investor
- How to prepare your business for seeking out capital funding
- The latest exciting updates from Kangarootime
If Scott and I want you to take anything away from this week’s episode, it’s that partnering with an investor doesn’t have to be scary. In fact, as long as you take the time to find the right one, it can be one of the most exciting steps forward for you and your center.
In addition, if you like what you hear during the podcast and want to learn more about Kangarootime’s amazing work, you can visit their blog that targets childcare owners and leaders. Or, if you want to find out more about their childcare platform, you can schedule an online demo with one of Kangarootime’s team members.
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Speaking of partnerships, this year I’m collaborating with Kangarootime by participating as a speaker at their annual Bounce conference for childcare owners and leaders. I’ll be one of many experts and business owners presenting on topics related to the industry. You can find out more about the conference and grab your ticket here.
P.P.S. Capital funding and investment partnerships are just one aspect of building your legacy. Through our Owner’s Only HQ and Director’s Inner Circle membership programs, you can join other leaders who are working toward creating schools of excellence and gain access to tools, resources, community, and coaching that will help you achieve your goals.
More about the show:
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