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Dollhouse Manufacturing and Sales

If you enjoy small-scale construction, you can make kids’ dreams come true by building and selling dollhouses.

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Dollhouse Manufacturing and Sales
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Manufacturing custom designed dollhouses is a great part-time home based business to set in motion. The dollhouses you build can be sold through retail accounts, flea markets, craft shows, mail order, the internet and mall kiosks. The only requirement for this business to succeed is you ability to manufacture a good, high-quality dollhouse. Design plans are available at any hobby shop for dollhouse construction, or you can create your own custom designs. The potential profits this business can produce are varied. However, a well-established dollhouse manufacturing business should have no difficulty generating annual sales in excess of $500,000 per year.

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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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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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