Business Name: Pediatrics Plus

Location: Club Lane

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Date opened: Aug. 20

Number of employees: Approximately 25 at this location.

What type of business is it? Developmental preschool and therapy services for children with special needs. Also in this location are two specialty classrooms specifically for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Social Emotional Issues.

What specifically does your business do? Provides PT, OT, SLP, and preschool services to children with special needs.

Owner OR Manager Name: Amy Denton; Owner, Patty Nelson, Director; Amy Bailey, Assistant Director

Why did you decide to open this business/location? We had a very long waiting list for our services in our current location and this allowed us to expand our program.

What is the best part about owning/operating this business? Seeing the children we serve change and improve every day. Seeing them smile when they accomplish goals!

What has been the biggest surprise that has happened since opening this business? Things actually are running really smoothly!

What is the best piece of advice you received before going into this business? Well since this is an expansion, we’ve been serving children for a long time. But what I was told 10 years ago, still holds true today: Be flexible, learn from your mistakes, and never compromise on quality.

What is the most important piece of advice you would give to someone starting out in business? Can’t settle on one: Provide excellent customer service and do what you say you’re going to do!

What makes your business unique to Conway and Faulkner County? We offer very specialized services for children with special needs, using state of the art facilities, equipment, and training. We focus not only on the children we serve, but on their families as well, working with the entire family to ensure the best possible outcomes.