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Tag: Small Business


INA Board Spotlight: Megan Metzger

As we continue our series spotlighting your INA Board Of Directors, we are getting to know a little more about Megan Metzger. As a member of the Board, she along with the other Board Members work to support our association and industry. What is your board member position?   2nd Vice President and Chair of the Agency… Read more »


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September is Safety Month! Baby and Child Safety Tips for Working Nannies

As a working nanny, safety is undoubtedly among your top priorities. It’s tough to make sure that young children avoid everyday dangers, let alone unexpected natural disasters like hurricanes and house fires. Keeping the kiddos safe is a year-round endeavor, but in light of September’s National Preparedness Month and Baby Safety Month events, here are… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | September 18, 2017

INA Board Spotlight: Cortney Gibson

As we continue our series spotlighting your INA Board Of Directors, we are getting to know a little more about Cortney Gibson. As a member of the Board, she along with the other Board Members work to support our association and industry. What is your board member position? For the first time in 7 years,… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | September 11, 2017

INA Board Spotlight – Greta Schraer

The INA is excited to introduce you to Greta Schraer, a member the INA Board of Directors. Greta has answered a few questions for us so that you can get to know her a bit better. As a member of the Board, she along with the other Board Members work to support our association and… Read more »


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5 Tips for Saving Money with an Irregular Income: For Nannies, Newborn Care Specialists and New Business Owners

  Working as a nanny, a newborn care specialist, or starting your own business will reward you with a variety of skills and experiences that don’t come with a regular 9-to-5. In these positions, you may be offered a certain level of flexibility as well as the ability to control your working hours.  However, this… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , | June 11, 2017

INA President’s Report to Membership

May 2017 By Marcia Hall – INA President It was my pleasure to see so many of you at our Annual Conference in Chicago, May 18-21. I hope you had a wonderful time. For those of you that were not able to make it, I hope that we see each other soon. It has been… Read more »


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6 Tips for Hiring the Support Staff That Will Grow Your Business + Make You An Industry Leader

Finding the right support staff is critical to building your business for so many reasons. While you might already offer services independently, hand-picking the right people to passionately deliver those services on your behalf is another story. In this blog post, we’re going to explore six ways to hire the best support staff that will… Read more »


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Conference Workshop Spotlight: If You Cannot Read your Scorecard (Financial Statements), You Do Not Know the Score

Speaker: Miranda Kerns Topic: Finances “Finances are the groundwork of any business…” Today we get to know a little more about Miranda Kerns.  Ms. Kerns is a licensed CPA and works as a Financial Statement Auditor with RS US, the 5th largest public accounting firm in the US. She will be presenting a workshop entitled… Read more »


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Conference Workshop Spotlight: Nanny Hacks and Finding the Best Nannies

Speaker: Jaclyn Burke Topics: Be the Best Agency by Finding the Best Nannies – 5 Nanny Hacks   “There is a revolution coming I think in terms of understanding the role of caregivers in our society…”   Let’s get to know a little more about Jaclyn Burke.  Ms. Burke is the author of “The Nanny… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , | May 4, 2017

Trends in Social Media for Nanny Agencies

Small business owners wear many hats, and have so many competing demands on our time that we often don’t know where to focus efforts for the biggest benefit to our bottom line. Social media is a big hot button, and I for one struggle with knowing which platforms to invest in, how to message, and… Read more »


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