Amanda Knapp is the founder and CEO of Sitting Made Simple. Amanda started her career as a nanny right out of high school in 1999. Over time, as her nanny career evolved and changed and she moved, she lived in Columbus, Ohio and realized that there was a huge need for childcare. That is where Sitting Made Simple all started. She worked from her home basement, scheduled everything on pen and paper and took appointments over the phone. In 2011, just 3 years into the business the demand for the services were rapidly increasing and Amanda made the decision to go full time with Sitting Made Simple.
Sitting Made Simple connects local families with Sitting Made Simple babysitters. Whether you need a sitter for before or after school care, part time or full time, evenings, or weekends they have you covered with reliable, screened, CPR certified, background checked, and interviewed sitters.
Amanda has such a fun personality and you are going to learn about her vision for her business and her journey as an entrepreneur!
What we talked about:
4:00- Getting to know Amanda, and the business that she has created, Sitting Made Simple
8:55- How each of the franchises are locally owned
16:40- Difference in moms versus dads booking sitters
23:20- Babysitters being required to be 18 and older on Sitting Made Simple
28:00- Running the business through the pandemic
30:30- How to set expectations with babysitters
43:20- Turning 40
49:40- End of podcast questions
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