Thread: Raising Rates?
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biglou 10:44 PM 10-06-2012
there is nothing wrong with charging different rates as long as you have a system that can withstand some formal scrutiny should someone challenge you about it. Of course, rates cannot be based on illegal items like race, creed, or religion. All contracts for daycare service should have a start and end date. Your rates and fees should be expressed in the contract. Of course, the contract will expire and at that time you can and should change services, the terms of the services and any fees for the services. As such, your client's fees should be different based on these conditions alone. A second benefit of this system is you are free to "test" the waters on how high you can price your services without jeopardizing your relationship with all your clients. There is no reason why a family starting with you today should be paying the same rate as a family that started 6 months ago. Costs have gone up and we all know it.

best,

Big Lou
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