Originally published on January 31st by ThurstonTalk.com. Read Original →
It’s every working parent’s dream – a clean facility, caring teachers, and engaging play. But, sometimes finding the child care center that is best for your children can be a challenge. Enter Michelle Glacken and the Kiddie Academy.
Glacken is a certified teacher that was ready to try something new. She recognized the need for child care in the Lacey community and jumped on the chance to open her own business. The Galaxy Way drive building will be the third Kiddie Academy franchise in Washington.
To get the financial backing she needed to start the new business, Glacken turned to Anchor Bank and Kasandra Jaquez, a connection that she made on BoeFly. Anchor Bank’s lending decisions aligned with Glacken’s business plan.
“When Michelle contacted me, it was an easy decision to finance the business,” says Jaquez. “We are a relationship bank that wants to help business owners from the beginning. Our goal is to make sure they succeed all the way through.”
Glacken echoes Jaquez’s comments. “I’m glad that we found each other. I totally agree that Anchor Bank is a relationship bank. Kasandra told me to call her at home or on the weekend and has stopped in a few times during construction,” adds Glacken.
With the aid of the Kiddie Academy, Glacken presented a complete loan package including a solid business plan. Anchor Bank used a SBA 7a backing to help Glacken with the loan.
“When a start-up business succeeds, we all succeed.” adds Jaquez.
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