It’s the middle of 2021 and to be completely blunt, people are exhausted. After 15 months of a world-changing pandemic, many child care leaders are burnt out, frustrated, and ready…
As my fellow childcare professionals know, an engaged parent is a happy parent. However, keeping parents “in the know” about each child’s progress and daily activities can be tedious and time-consuming. Until…
Bobby Franzo, Co-Founder and team lead of PB&J TV, joins the show this week. Bobby and the PB&J team are leading the charge of this industry, using state of the art technology and cutting edge services. Bobby talks about why he and his brother founded PB&J, what he learned while growing the business for over 10 years, and how having cameras in the school can set you apart from your competition. He also talks about how cameras empower both the schools and teachers while giving parents peace of mind, the technology trends he sees growing even more in the future, and the key dos and don’ts when looking to use cameras.
Troy Howard, the co-founder of the customer review and referrals system SoTellUs, joins the show to talk about his passion for combining technology and marketing and how it led him to become an entrepreneur and industry disruptor in the online review space. He and Kris talk about creating social proof, why reviews are so important to us in marketing, how to handle negative reviews and the most powerful elements inside a review.
When I first heard Kris Murray talk about building assets in your business, it made me HOORAH out loud. You see, before I started my first business, I made my way through university paying for books and tuition as an investor. A stock broker once said to me on the phone, “Wow, you’re trading short-term in-the-money options on highly volatile stocks… you’re insane.” When you’re young, your tolerance for risk seems to be infinite, so it took many years for a very important lesson to be hammered into me, from repeated huge wins and huge losses (ask me how I made 1.4 million dollars in a day, starting with just 4k and how I lost it not long after…). The key lesson I learned is understanding the true nature of an ASSET. Assets pay you day after day after day. You do the work once, you maintain it over time, and it’ll do the heavy lifting for you. When applied to a business, assets pay you back in time, energy, and actual dollars.
Working in the child care business means working in a very fast pace environment where information is constantly changing and misconstrued as it goes down the chain of command. This constant change of information makes communicating with your staff quickly get out of control, leaving you and your staff feeling unorganized and left out of the loop
In today’s episode, Kris features Ron Spreeuwenberg. Ron is the co-founder and CEO of HiMama, an app for daycares that allows parents to better connect with their children during the day. Ron is a heart-centered leader serving the early childhood education industry with technology and interconnecting his community. He talks with Kris about what inspired him to get into early childhood and create the HiMama app, the balance between visibility and empowerment, the innovation of his benchmark survey, his own adventures in podcasting, and how he is committed to the vision of helping childhood education get more support and resources.