Well we've officially been open a year as of this week, and while we've been doing really good in the past couple of months, lately we are barely surviving. My mom and I own the DC together and have 3 PT employees that work 10-20hr/week. We have 10-12 kids a day. We were doing really good until one thing after another went bad. First we found a water leak, then mold, then we had to be closed for 8 days. I'm so sick of it and ready to start making some money again. Mom and I couldn't even pay ourselves this week
I guess the main reason we're struggling is we're in the process of building a second daycare on the same property where I will live in the upstairs and the downstairs will be for 3-5yr olds and this DC will be for 6wk-3yr olds. So while we're building mom and I have to go shopping for stuff (doors, windows, roofing, siding, flooring, etc) which means we have to give the girls some more hours. I wish we could do it with less help, but I don't see how anyone does this alone! We got a rough group with kids from 6 months to 10yrs (now that school's out) and gotta have 2-3 people here most of the day to keep our sanity.
Does anyone have any advice? I just cannot wait to open the Preschool, call all the people on our waiting list, fill up both DCs, and make some money! Not to mention have a place of my own to live! (I'm 28yrs old and have been either living in my mom's basement with my husband and 1yr old or have been sleeping in the back room at the DC with all my stuff at my mom's.....not ideal for my marriage BTW)
So any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!