SHIFT 2018 - San Diego Conference


We created this Master Class series on "Staff: the Good, the Bad, and the...Help! Where Do We Go From Here?!" for YOU to take a deep dive into the financial dynamics associated with hiring and managing costs appropriately. During the year we will have guest speakers who are having great success in being innovative with staff, creative avenues with the search and hiring process, cultivating an “all-in!” environment and culture, and so much more! Are you struggling with how to control labor costs in today's demanding world? Join us Thursday, March 8th at 1pm Eastern.Click here to REGISTER TODAY and hold your spot for our next Master Class series!


Our team includes former key decision-makers of multi-site organizations with years of experience in acquiring, selling, operating and transitioning successful earl education companies. Whether representing buyers or sellers, tenants or landlords, we have managed many transactions like yours and we understand the nuances of selling independently operated businesses.


We provide unmatched experience and guidance for your real estate needs in the education industry, whether you own or lease your property. For both owner-occupied and net-leased school investment properties, we facilitate the complexities of education-oriented transactions nationwide and, when necessary, work in cooperation with other real estate professionals to expand the range of opportunities.

Early Education Business Advisors

Why Choose SSGA

  • Team of experienced child care operators, financial experts, and brokers
    with over 65 years combined industry experience
  • Network of nationwide buyers developed from years of building relationships
    and managing successful closings
  • Creativity, flexibility and integrity that creates results
  • Knowledge of every major market in the country
  • Success with a wide variety of closed transactions
  • Special care given to confidential marketing

Founder & Managing Partner Kathy Ligon

Kathy Ligon is more than a business broker, she is really the Investment Banker for the child care industry. Kathy gathered all potential buyers and did a great job with the financial information. She mediated between all the parties when needed and knew when to step back. She did a great job for us."
Robert Orsi,
Owner, Sunrise Preschools
Phoenix, Arizona

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