The Short of It
A New York City teen started her babysitting service, Nannies by Noa, after feeling underwhelmed by her own, personal childcare options. Now the company makes more than $300,000 a year, and she had to hire a CEO to keep up with the demand!
Noa Mintz is not your average 15-year-old. The high school student and junior entrepreneur now boasts a company that employs 100 part-time babysitters and 50 full-time nannies. Nannies by Noa counts 190 families as clients.
Her inspiration for starting the babysitting firm in 2012 was simple: she didn't like the sitters her parents hired and she thought she could do better.
"It's not that I wanted to be a babysitter. I just recognized what the potential of a New York nanny should be, so I gave it a shot, and it got big very fast," Mintz told ABC News.
So she can focus on her studies, the teen has even hired a CEO to run the daily operations of the company. Allison Johnson, 26, was a social worker who applied to be a sitter, but now she'll help Mintz take the business to the next level.
Mintz has big aspirations for the future of Nannies by Noa.
"I want to continue to see the business grow geographically with the number of clients and investors. I want to become the nation's leading child care agency," she said.
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