In todays complex world, PlatinumSitters is here to simplify childcare. They believe in connection, accountability, transparency, and feedback. As a mother of two and having moved to a new city, owner, Stephanie Keefer quickly realized the need for a strong network - go-to sitters that she could trust and rely on when and where she needed them.
Like many moms, Stephanie thought she did have a great list of sitters who would be her go-to, but when a last minute meeting came up, the list came short. Her list went from my "go-to" to my disappointment. What now? I asked myself. Thus, her endeavor for a babysitting company that provides prevetted and experience babysitters at an affordable price became what is now PlatinumSitters.
Describe yourself in 3 words:
Motivated, Hardworking, Approachable
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
Becoming an entrepreneur, creating and implementing a new concept.
What are your professional goals for the next six months?
In the next six months, Id like to expand the company to multiple cities and grow at least 20% within our current cities.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
I would love to study architecture one day.
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
As the owner of a babysitting company, I often use PlatinumSitters. My husband and I have date night at least once a month, sometimes two if we are lucky. I make it a point to put down the phone on the weekends, to give 100% to my family as well as being there during their after school activities. My nights tend to be long because of this, but I am very much involved as a mother and can say that my children and I would not trade our time together for anything.
What websites do you visit every day?
social media, platinumsitters.com, WRAL, Triangle Moms, Wall Street Journal
What are your top three favorite people/places/things to do in your city?
trying new restaurants in Raleigh, going to Duke gardens, NC symphony/ballet
What is your goal for retirement?
My husband and I would like to one day retire at the beach.
Do you have any advice for women who'd like to start their own company?
Perseverance and passion will get you far, but being focused and having completed tasks (even if it is just one per day) will push the company a step closer to its goals.
Any final comments?
We love Raleigh Housewives in the City as it represents our target market and the ones who really need PlatinumSitters. Hopefully we will be able to help these women, whether it's to bring a better work life balance or an extra set of hands as a stay at home mother. Hoping this company will truly help families where and when they need it in the Raleigh area.
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Hello! I'm Carli, a girl originally from Ohio, who could not be more proud to call Raleigh home the last 12+ years. By day, I work at SAS Institute but when I'm not working, I'm a mom to an amazing boy and 2 dogs. In my free time, I love to stay active working out, playing sports, traveling, crafting, attending a sports game/concert, or shopping!