Former Teacher Secures Small Business Loan to Open Kiddie Academy in Lacey, Wash.

Jessica SarterSmall Business Lending

Kiddie Academy

BoeFly connects former teacher and her husband with a lender for a Small Business Administration (SBA) start-up loan to open an education-based childcare franchise

Michelle and Steve Glacken, husband-and-wife franchisees of Kiddie Academy in Lacey, Wash., secured a Small Business Administration start-up loan through a connection made by BoeFly to open their education-based childcare center.

Owning a Kiddie Academy center seemed to be a natural fit for the Glackens’ backgrounds: Michelle taught first and second grade for 11 years, and Steve owns and operates Glacken Fabrication LLC, a sheet metal company in Lynnwood.

“I have devoted the past decade of my life to childhood education as an elementary school teacher, and it is extremely rewarding to now be able to own and operate an educationally focused childcare center,” said Michelle Glacken. “This would not have been possible without the help of BoeFly’s platform, which helped us secure start-up financing quickly and easily.”

“With my experience as a business owner and Michelle’s background as a teacher, we knew Kiddie Academy was the perfect business for us to get into, and now that we have overcome the financing hurdle, we are excited to move forward and open up,” said Steve Glacken.

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