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Children’s Books by Children

Try this unique publishing concept: books for children, by children.

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Children’s Books by Children
Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? Yes

Business Overview

Starting a publishing business that specializes in publishing children’s books written by children is a unique and interesting business enterprise to set in motion. In addition to the books being available in print, they can also be on CD-ROM as well as in an e-book format. The books can be on numerous topics and subjects such as puzzles and games, short stories and comics. Marketing the books can be by way of establishing wholesale accounts with retailers, and this should not prove difficult purely due to the unique nature of the product. Furthermore, establishing an alliance with a children’s charity group can also be used as an excellent marketing tool, as well as assisting the charity by way of donations on total sales volume.

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Children’s Party Service

Pros at making children laugh and play wanted for this startup idea.

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Children’s Party Service
Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Every day thousands of children have birthdays, graduate to the next grade, or just deserve some fun, and all of these events are a very good reason to celebrate and have a party. The main consideration for starting this type of party service is whether the business be operated from a fixed location or on a mobile basis? Once you have established the base of operations, you can begin to market the party service.

A great starting point will be a well-designed and colorful marketing brochure describing your service. These brochures can be circulated to daycare centers, kids sports association meetings, and recreation centers. Remember not to overlook elderly groups and associations as this can be a very lucrative market to tap into. After all, grandparents love to spoil their grandchildren. Try to make the party service a one-stop shopping experience, and include items such as a location for the party, theme, party favors, activities, transportation, food, entertainment, and prizes. It’s not a bad idea to include some educational value too, if you can make the kids think it’s fun.

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New Parents School

You know what they say: There’s no manual on how to be a parent. Well, at least you can offer a class.

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New Parents School

Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

According to the U.S. Department of Healthand Human Services, almost four million babies were born in the UnitedStates last year. While many second- and third-time parents completelyunderstand how to care for a newborn baby, there are hundreds ofthousands of first-time parents who could certainly benefit from alittle support and guidance on how to be a new parent.

Ideally, theperson who starts a consulting business teaching first-time parentsmethods and tips on practical child care will have a nursing orchild-care background. The business can work as an independentconsulting firm or can be established to work in conjunction withexisting hospitals and social service programs. Once established, theowner of this type of consulting service can easily generate an incomein excess of $50,000 per year.

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Nanny Placement Service

Ease concerned parents’ fears with quality childcare professionals.

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Nanny Placement Service

Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? Yes

Business Overview

Operating your own nanny placement service can be a magnificent way tobuild a prosperous business. Nanny services are in high demand, andbusy parents often have no choice but to pay the costs associated withhaving a nanny care for their children. There are three major roles tobe filled by a nanny service. The first is locating parents who areseeking the services of a professional nanny. The second rolse is thatof an employment screener.

You’ll want to carefully examine thenannies’ resumes, and carry out reference and background checks to makesure they’re suitable candidates. The third task is simple: placequalified nannies with parents who seek their services. There arevarious ways to charge for nanny placement services. A one-time feepaid by the parents is the simplest and most straightforwardrenumeration option. There are other options, such as a percentage ofthe nanny’s wages, but this can be complicated and even lead topotential liability situations.

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You will need to attract both nannies and parents to your service. Your service will likely do better in an affluent area.

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