The Old Greenwich based small business The Nanny Trainers attended the 2016 American Small Business Championship in Washington D.C., earning the title of Small Business Champion. Nanny Trainers owner Emily Barrett received a $ 1000 gift card from Sam’s Club.
Attendees were also invited to take part in a training event lead by Chief Performer Optimizer Giselle Chapman and David Bobbitt, President of the Score Foundation.
Emily Barrett, owner of The Nanny Trainers, is thrilled with the recognition.
“Owning a business isn’t easy,” she said. “I decided to make a living out of my passion rather than having a 9 to 5 job with a secure wage.”
Barrett said that receiving recognition on a national level confirmed her the risk was worth taking.
Many families in Connecticut and New York rely on external help for childcare. In most situations, the nanny or au pair spends many hours with the children, Emily noticed these child minders lacked resources, so Barrett developed a way to be the source of information.
Barrett provides information on many subjects as different activities to stimulate the children’s development, where to go on a rainy day or how to juggle household work with caring for the children.
The Nanny Trainers works out a training plan specific to each family and their needs.
“I have been looking into laser printers, so I can upgrade the quality of our training materials,” said Barrett. “The $ 1,000 from Sam’s Club will come in handy!”
“We are honored to work with Sam’s Club for the second year in a row to recognize these Champions’ efforts,” said Ken Yancey, CEO of SCORE. “Our hope is that winning the American Small Business Championship will help them envision and achieve the next dream for their companies. These Champions embody the passion, determination and drive of America’s small business owners.”
“We saw stories from wide variety of businesses and each one was truly unique and inspiring — from bakery owners to photographers to financial advisors,” said Tracey Brown, Senior Vice President and Chief Member Officer for Sam’s Club. “Sam’s Club is committed to helping small business owners overcome obstacles by providing resources and helping them save money and time. We look forward to seeing all of the Champions take their business to the next level so they can grow and realize their dreams.”
Since 1964 SCORE has helped more than 10 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year, SCORE’s 10,000+ volunteer business experts provide free and low-cost small business mentoring, workshops and education to 500,000+ clients in more than 300 chapters. In 2015, SCORE volunteers provided 2.2+ million hours to help create over 45,000 jobs and 55000 small businesses.
For more information about The Nanny Trainers, go to www.thenannytrainers.com or call 203-800-1508.