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Meet Your Merchant: Kids Shuttle helps busy parents

Dawn Manges Sutton
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Meet Your Merchant

Name of business: Kids Shuttle

Description: A fully insured and licensed child transportation company

Owners: Dawn Sutton and Margaret Manges

Address: 2701 Midland Avenue #511, Glenwood Springs

Phone: 970-319-8424

E-mail: dawnsutton92@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.kid-shuttle.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kidshuttle

Date business opened: July 20, 2015

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How did your business start?

Being a parent myself, I worried about how I would get my child to and from school or to their extracurricular activities when my work schedule didn’t allow for flexibility. Who could I trust to get them there on time? The stress was overwhelming, but I soon realized I could do something great for my child, myself and other families facing the same issues. Our main focus is to get your child to and from day care, school, private or public after-school functions, or any other place your children may need to be.

What do you sell?

We provide door-to-door transportation services for children.

Why do you like what you do?

Knowing that children can play or do whatever they want because options are now available is everything to me.

What strategy do you use to hire good people?

Currently we are a family-owned and -operated business, but we are planning on offering our service to the rest of the valley shortly. When we do expand we will use the local newspapers and social media to help initiate the hiring process.

What is your strategy for growth in the next year?

We will be expanding to Carbondale and Basalt within the next few months. We feel there is a real need for this service, and we are happy to help.

What is the best thing about running a business here?

I’m lucky, I grew up in this valley and have such a great family, friends and community support system that I wouldn’t have been able to even begin to start without them.


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