In 1994, my life changed for the better and in many unexpected ways when I opened my first Celebree School (at the time, called Enchanted Child Care). For over 25 years, the company has cared for and significantly impacted the lives of children in Maryland and Delaware. I’m in awe of our team and students every day, year after year. As Celebree grows, I am also blown away by the ambition and dedication of our new franchisees.
November 17 marks National Entrepreneurs’ Day, which focuses on raising public awareness about the importance of entrepreneurship. I am grateful for the entrepreneurs who came before me, like my mom who also ran her own early childhood education center, and those who will lead the companies of tomorrow.
Becoming an entrepreneur takes work, dedication, and commitment but there is a heightened sense of independence and fulfillment that is simply unmatched.
Being a good entrepreneur also means being innovative.
Over time, it is clear how critically important it is to focus on learning and staying up-to-date with the latest trends, technologies, and industry news. Continue searching for ways to improve and evolve both professionally and personally. Highlight the value of your service or product, not just based on performance, but how it actively and meaningfully makes a positive impact for others.
I am thankful Celebree School can make a difference in the lives of families and am awestruck by a new generation of entrepreneurs who are helping to grow the brand. To all my fellow entrepreneurs – those just starting out and those with years of experience – keep pushing forward. The world is a better place because of your ability to roll up your sleeves and put in the hard work.