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Kathleen Friend-CharlesSmall Business Owner
“I am such a friendly and outgoing person that it made sense to call my child care business L’Ami, which means “friend” in French.
Every parent that uses my center knows that their child is in a friendly, positive and nurturing environment.”
“I attended the Business Development Center’s Woman-to-Woman Mentoring Program in 2000 because I knew I needed help with my management systems. I have been working with alt.Consulting for several years now to streamline my financials and expand the business which I did in 2002. In 2006, I was also approved for a small business loan for working capital.”
“The current child care environment is tough because of competition from new businesses and other programs that offer free child care. But I am not giving up! I continue to improve my center by offering a great curriculum, wonderful staff and great service.