Monique Beaulieu had successfully managed and run daycare centers for others for years and was ready to take the leap and do so for herself. The process of determining value, negotiating and purchasing an existing business and real estate, however, was daunting. She worked closely with Maine SBDC at CEI Business Advisor Raynor Large to explore a myriad of options – starting from scratch, buying existing centers of various sizes, to leasing. The tight real estate market proved to be another hurdle, with multiple opportunities falling through in the negotiating process. Throughout it all, Monique kept her eyes on her goal – being the Director of her own Center, so that she was truly the beneficiary of her hard work and care.
Finally, she found the right spot, and closed on a small existing practice and building that she knew had promise and opportunity, matching her skill set perfectly. Pumpkin Patch Preschool & Child Care is now open for enrollment in Baldwin! For more information or to follow this Maine business visit their website or Facebook.