Austin Kid’s Directory is celebrating it’s 18th year of publication! For #tbt take a look at our very first cover from May of 1997. We’ve come along way baby:) Our Publisher, Debbie Tye, is a “hands-on” owner and publisher as most of you are probably aware. From sales to invoicing to distribution to coordination with press to social media and everything in-between, she is actively involved. We know the small business owners we work with can relate! Debbie went to work for the Austin Kid’s Directory in 2005 and purchased the business from the original owner (and a wonderful business mentor) Bart Stephens in 2009. Previously she had worked in the mental health field, worked for a small local business, and helped to launch a parenting publication called Our Kids. She loves the Austin area and the sense of community she and her family have as a result of her job. She feels fortunate to get to be the Publisher and work with such a great team and so many amazing small businesses!