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Puppet Shows

Get kids away from the TV by putting on puppet shows.

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Puppet Shows

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

Jim Henson’s puppet creations made himmillions, so why can’t yours? Starting a children’s puppet show serviceis a fantastic way to own and operate your own business. Children can’thelp but be fascinated by puppets. Spending a few dollars to purchaseor make your own puppets and a portable stage can be the beginning of arewarding and moneymaking business venture for you. To get business,simply design some fliers and distribute them to local children’sstores and daycare centers. Try to stay with current and popularchildren themes for your puppets and puppet shows, such as spacecreatures and dinosaurs.

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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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Children’s Personal Safety Courses

Good with kids and know how to keep them safe? Make a business out of it.

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Children’s Personal Safety Courses
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

Of course, we always hope that our children aren’t victims of criminal acts. Criminal acts can be in the form of personal attacks on our children or in the form of having children involved in a criminal act. This scenario can be the basis of your new business. You can hold courses for parents and children on how to prevent, react to and understand criminal behavior.

The courses can be conducted in a group environment or in an in-home ‘one on one’ basis. A great method for marketing these services can be to tag on to similar children’s courses in your community. For example, if a business, association, or group is holding neighborhood watch meetings, you can attend as a guest speaker with the focus of your presentation aimed at promoting your service.

Additional methods to market this service include using press releases about the business to gain interest and establishing alliances with police services and home alarm companies. Also, you will want to design a complete child personal safety guide that can be included in the cost of the course or consulting visit. The guide can become an invaluable marketing tool for promoting your business. Promote the guide as ‘professional’ and ‘exclusive’ to your business. Furthermore, a police, military or psychology background would be recommended for this business.

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Online Nanny Service

Help busy mommies conveniently locate relief from the little ones.

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Online Nanny Service

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

Operating your own home based nannyplacement service can be a magnificent way to build a prosperousbusiness. Nanny services are in high demand, and busy parents oftenhave no choice but to pay the costs associated with having a nanny carefor their children. There are three major roles to be filled by a nannyservice. The first, locating parents who are seeking the services of aprofessional nanny. The second role is that of an employment screener.

You will want to carefully look at all the nannies resumes and carryout reference and background checks to make sure they’re suitablecandidates. The third role is simple: place qualified nannies withparents who seek their services. There are various ways to charge fornanny services. The simplest and most straightforward is a one-time feepaid by the parents. There are other options, such as a percentage ofthe nanny’s wages, but this can be complicated and even lead topotential liability situations.

Additionally, by far the best way tobring these parties together is to operate this business as an onlineventure. Nannies and parents seeking nannies would meet via chat roomson the site and discuss their qualifications and needs. This servicewill require careful planning and research to develop a user-friendlysite that can return profits.

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