Totally awed and humbled that I’ve been granted “Superhero” status thanks to the folks at Batchbook. In honor of National Small Business Week, they selected me as one of their customers they feel deserved this award because of “my unflinching work to make the small business universe a better place.” Although I’m not in the same league as The Avengers (as my sons pointed out, since I do not have a cool suit like Iron Man or Black Widow and I did not gross a bazillion dollars last weekend), I try my best to make my community a better place by connecting families with local happenings and fun things to do with their kids offline. I first learned about Batchbook shortly after I launched Kidoinfo and realized I needed a better way to manage the myriad of people I meet on the playground, around town, and online. Thanks to Batchbook, I have made many new friends and business connections and am able to manage these connections to better run my business.
From the Batchbook blog
Superhero Contest Winner: Kidoinfo
Our Superhero of the day is our longest running Batchbook customer (not counting my own account and my mom’s). Anisa Raoof, founder and Editor-in-Chief of Kidoinfo.com, first learned of Batchbook at our alpha launch in May 2007 at the local Providence Geeks meeting. And she has been helping us build, brainstorm and improve our product ever since.
You may have noticed that we are honoring Superheroes who not only are pursuing a life passion, but who have been successful in building a sustainable business around that passion. It has been a joy watching and benefiting from never ending stream of useful information that Anisa’s Kidoinfo website and events generate. Started in 2007, Kidoinfo.com is an online parents’ guide to Providence, R.I., brimming with information, creative ideas, things to do, places to go and links to local family resources. It is the go-to resource for the Providence kid-friendly scene and now the trusted partner of the local children’s and art museums.
Anisa and her Kidoinfo family have created an exciting community here in Providence dedicated to sharing information and creative ideas for families of all shapes and sizes. Her business has become an invaluable resource for families and is a critical tool for local venues to get the word out about the offerings they have for the Providence community. She works with an army of well versed parents to gather information and share it with the community. The mother of 10 year old twin boys (who produced and directed Batchbook’s one and only commercial film), Anisa has built an amazing business around her family, her community and her love of both.
Superhero: Super Hip Mom
Superpower: Work/life consolidation
Headquarters: Her imagination
Sidekicks: The wonder twins
Motto: Make parenting easier, fun and cool.