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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.

The Market

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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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 Coach Service

A children’s coach service makes everyday like recess.

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Children’s Coach Service
Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

A parent’s worst nightmare is their child will become a victim of crime or even worse–abducted. This fact creates a very strong argument for parents to utilize a childrens’ coach service within their community. Basically a childrens’ coach is a taxi service that exclusively specializes in moving children safely from point A to point B. These specialized services include picking kids up at home and taking them to school in the morning and delivering them home safely after school.

Your services can also provide trips to the mall, a sporting event, to meet friends, and just about any other time parents are too busy to personally pick up and drop off their children for any occasion. Beyond reliable transportation and a communication system, the main requirement for getting this business going will be a taxi or limousine license and permit. These permits can be difficult to acquire, however. Be sure to plead your case to community officials, as this service is focused on the well-being of kids, and benefits the community as a whole.

The Market

Busy parents

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Pony Rides

Almost every child wants a pony. Give them the opportunity to ride one at fairs, carnivals, charity events and other locales.

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Pony Rides

Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

This is definitely not your typical children-related businessopportunity. However, there is a time-tested formula here: ‘place kidsand animals together and your business cannot fail.’ Mobile might bethe key ingredient to this business. Being a mobile business willenable you to travel to where the demand is greatest for the service.Logical locations include malls, fairs, festivals, flea markets andcommunity parades. You will also want to establish a workingrelationship with other related businesses that can help support yourbusiness. These types of businesses will include carnival companies,kids party services, property managers, clubs and associations.

Additionally, be sure to associate yourself with all the charity eventsin your area as your service is unique, which can help generateinterest for the charity event and profits for you. Furthermore, togain additional revenue, add a photograph or video service. What parentcan resist purchasing a picture of their child on a pony?

Needed Equipment

There is a long list of requirements for starting and operating achildren’s pony ride business including, but not limited to, thefollowing: transportation, boarding space, liability insurance and ofcourse the ponies. Additionally, you’ll want to familiar with poniesand their needs and requirements.

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