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James and Susie CarpenterAccording to the Small Business Administration, starting a business with your spouse can be convenient and lucrative, or couples can easily end up in a money disaster. It takes strategic planning, a lot of trust, and excellent communication skills to make sure your marriage thrives with your work and vice-versa.

James and Susie Carpenter, husband and wife team, have launched three successful daycare companies in Stanly County—J&S Blessed Daycares. Two are located in Albemarle and one in Troy. Together, the companies have 14 employees on their payroll and are the first in the area to offer 24/7 daycare services. James earned his Early Childhood Education degree at Stanly Community College in 2013 and Susie graduated this past May with the same degree. Both agree that choosing SCC for their education made sense. “I chose SCC because of the convenient online classes. This was a way for me to still work and go to college at the same time,” said Susie. James confesses that completing the online assignments on time was very difficult for him. “It was hard for me to stay committed to my online assignments when I was at home. Staying focused was hard,” said James.

Unlike most other husbands, James works with school-age children and also cares for infants and children from ages one to four. “I love what I do! It’s very rewarding to meet the parents from different backgrounds who entrust me with their most valuable gift. I enjoy teaching and taking care of the children. It’s a great feeling when parents thank me for teaching their kid something new.” Trust is a big advantage when working together for this couple. “Trust and commitment are very important in a partnership, whether it’s marriage or business,” noted Susie. “James and I trust each other with all aspects of the business.”

Most entrepreneurs encounter difficulties when running a business and this seasoned husband-wife team face issues all the time. “Keeping up with the new rules and regulations and staying on top of the different tax laws associated with daycare centers can be extremely challenging,” said James. Nevertheless, despite the challenges, more couples such as the Carpenters are entering entrepreneurship together and becoming very successful at it.

Both agree that earning their degree at Stanly helped them understand the fundamentals needed in the childcare field and have increased their income substantially. “Earning our degrees has given James and me a sense of accomplishment,” said Susie. “What a great feeling it is to look back on our education and know that we’ve spent our time well and have discovered new opportunities through this journey.”

James and Susie Carpenter

James and Susie Carpenter, husband and wife team and Stanly Community College alumni, have launched three successful daycare companies in Stanly County—J&S Blessed Daycares.

 

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You have a Bright Future at SCC! Get ready for Fall Enrollment!

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Electrical Lineman
Students climb sky high in our new electrical lineman program… check it out on page 17!

Welding
Are sparks in your future? Read about our new Welding Apprenticeship program on page 3!

CNC Machinist
Read how you can become a CNC Machinist on page 14!

Read the latest student success stories in the latest Connections magazine!

   

Bright Futures

You have a Bright Future at SCC! Get ready for Fall Enrollment!

Dates: July 17 – 18 (on campus)
July 17 – 29 (online thru WebAdvisor)
August 6 – 12 (on campus & online)

Check the latest schedules here.

Electrical Lineman
Students climb sky high in our new electrical lineman program… check it out on page 17!

Welding
Are sparks in your future? Read about our new Welding Apprenticeship program on page 3!

CNC Machinist
Read how you can become a CNC Machinist on page 14!

Read the latest student success stories in the latest Connections magazine!

   

Bright Futures

You have a Bright Future at SCC! Get ready for Fall Enrollment!

Dates: July 17 – 18 (on campus)
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Check the latest schedules here.

Electrical Lineman
Students climb sky high in our new electrical lineman program… check it out on page 17!

Welding
Are sparks in your future? Read about our new Welding Apprenticeship program on page 3!

CNC Machinist
Read how you can become a CNC Machinist on page 14!

Read the latest student success stories in the latest Connections magazine!

   

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