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Free Small Business Consulting for SMC Child Care Centers

Jun 18, 2024    |   Local News & Resources

The San Mateo County Office of Education is partnering with The Acceleration Project (TAP), a nonprofit that provides pro-bono customized consulting services for small businesses that are at a critical inflection point. TAP is offering a pilot program, in which it will provide business consulting to five child care centers in San Mateo County. The pilot will begin this summer and run for 8-10 weeks.  Interested? Keep reading to learn more and fill out the brief interest form below by June 24th.

Criteria for Child Care Center Providers

Centers must…

  • have been in business with an active child care license and generating revenue for at least 3 years
  • Have no pending litigation or probation status with licensing 
  • Be funded primarily through family tuition and 4Cs vouchers, not state/federal contracts
  • Be located in a Child Care Partnership County Priority 1 zip code – pilot will  include 5 businesses spread throughout the county 

Business owners must…

  • Have the time and commitment to engage with the consultants 
  • Show potential and open to change and improvement
  • Commit to conducting Zoom/in-person meetings in a quiet space on a computer/laptop (not a cell phone) 

If you meet the criteria above and are interested in joining the pilot, please complete this short interest form by June 24th

Questions & More Information

Review this flier to find more detailed information about the program. Contact Sarah Kinahan at the San Mateo County Office of Education with questions at skinahan@smcoe.org.   

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