Many businesses have come and gone in the Lane County district, but one of many have tested the times and survived by remaining open. Head Start of Lane County has had an Executive Director (Annie Soto) for 24 years, and I had a chance to interview her during normal business hours and went through the many services offered at her location. Annie Soto is an astonishing person to be in charge of so many employees that love and care for children’s needs. As she stated she “helps children get ready for school and get ready for life” by quality educational services.
Head Start Provides A Variety of Services
They also screen children for hearing, vision, height, weight and provide an assessment. These are indicators of where the children’s strengths are for areas of growth. Head Start doesn’t just help the children, but also the parents get help back into the community by getting to go back to school and get better jobs in the community. And for immigrants, they help them with getting drivers licenses and such. All of these services are provided by state funding and the office of Head Start. Annie Soto is very knowledgeable about the history of Head Start of Lane County and was admiring the fact that this establishment was started in 1965 for children and their well-being. Ages run prenatal through age 5. There are 22 locations of Head Start and approximately 51 classrooms all in the Lane County district, these locations teach children of these ages the many things in life they need to get them ready for life. Head Start works with Lane County Dental to make sure the children’s teeth are treated and cleaned as well as seen by Well Child Services for the medical examination. Including up to date shots, these doctors and dentists get the children up to date medically for entering school.
Leveraging Social Media for Community Awareness
When I was interviewing Annie Soto, I brought up the topic of social media and her reaction was that social media has brought more awareness to her programs, and plans on keeping the awareness throughout the community, as we all know social media plays a big part in today’s business. Creating the awareness and support for many businesses to stay alive in tough economy’s, this program also delivers meals prepared in Head Starts Large complete kitchen to different schools in the community regulated by Head Start. Challenges that were faced by Annie Soto through the years have been that the program is funded to families and parents in the poverty levels in accordance with low incomes, and the increase in state minimum wages and sometimes parents in these levels are not eligible for the services anymore.
CSK Dynamic Ventures Supports Head Start of Lane County
These types of programs are very much regulated and micromanaged by the government but this facilities executive director feels that she is always in a learning state of mind to help families and children get through her open doors, and get the education or care needed to live a happier life in the real world. When I had brought up the topic of what would you have done differently over the years and she replied that keeping a hold on staff due to other programs has had its challenges. I had a great interview with Annie Soto, as she demonstrated great knowledge about her business and the community and the well being of children that she comes in contact with.
Every business has to grow, every year is a more demanding and challenging time for a business owner. Businesses start as small as a donut shop, as the business develops and grows with the economy demands for product become higher. This growth in business is usually called beginners luck, since the demand is higher and sales are taking off, the demand for expansion is noted. Only a few business owners carry enough (cash out loans) to expand and start growing their business. Now, let’s say I own a dealership, I expect every manager in the dealership to be providing me as an owner, a profit, from service to sales to general manager and on up in the establishment. So, as I see a need in the economy for growth in my business, I will start opening more locations expanding my business name all over the country, this is called growth. My income will increase, but, there I am again at a stopping point in my efforts to gain a profit.
A business always demands growth; I as the owner want my name on everything. If I max out my potential in every location, what must I do to start generating cash flow again? Yep, you guessed it; I must expand the business at every location to generate more profit. See, most businesses look at a business and demand more sales through all of their locations of establishments. This is concerning for the business and causes stress within the establishment. Profitability comes in many fashions within a business, but when you have exceeded your output of generated sales due to the size of the establishment, there is no more a manager can do depending on the type of business. Sure sales can keep selling vehicles but your service department can’t handle anymore business without being back logged. This is where a business must expand the current businesses location. This process of manageable space versus profit will always occur in business!
Crecimiento de su negocio
Toda empresa tiene que crecer, cada año es un momento más exigente y desafiante para el propietario de una empresa. Los negocios comienzan tan pequeños como una tienda de donas, a medida que el negocio se desarrolla y crece con la economía, las demandas de productos aumentan. Este crecimiento en los negocios se suele llamar suerte de principiantes, ya que la demanda es mayor y las ventas están despegando, se nota la demanda de expansión. Solo unos pocos propietarios de negocios tienen suficientes (préstamos en efectivo) para expandir y comenzar a hacer crecer su negocio. Ahora, digamos que tengo una agencia de autos, espero que todos los gerentes de la agencia de carros me proporcionen, como propietario, una ganancia, desde la gente que da brinda el servicio, hace las ventas, el gerente general y más allá del establecimiento. Entonces, como veo una necesidad en la economía de crecimiento en mi negocio, comenzaré a abrir más ubicaciones expandiendo el nombre de mi empresa en todo el país, esto se llama crecimiento. Mis ingresos aumentarán, pero ahí estoy nuevamente, en un alto en mis esfuerzos por obtener ganancias.
Un negocio siempre exige crecimiento; Yo, como propietario, quiero mi nombre en todo. Si maximizo mi potencial en cada ubicación, ¿qué debo hacer para comenzar a generar flujo de efectivo nuevamente? Sí, lo adivinó, debo expandir el negocio en cada ubicación para generar más ganancias. Como podrá ver, la mayoría de las empresas exigen más ventas a través de todas sus ubicaciones de establecimientos. Esto es preocupante para el negocio y causa estrés dentro del establecimiento. La rentabilidad se presenta de muchas maneras dentro de un negocio, pero cuando ha excedido su producción de ventas generadas debido al tamaño del establecimiento, no hay más que un gerente pueda hacer dependiendo del tipo de negocio. Seguro que las ventas pueden seguir vendiendo vehículos, pero su departamento de servicio no puede manejar más negocios sin que se registre. Aquí es donde una empresa debe expandir la ubicación actual de la empresa. ¡Este proceso de espacio manejable versus ganancia siempre ocurrirá en los negocios!