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Shopping Mall Play Centers

Few kids love a long day of shopping. Give parents some much-needed relief with a play center.

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Shopping Mall Play Centers

Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Millions of parents go to shopping mallsevery day, usually with their children in tow. While shopping can be aterrific family outing, sometimes a break from the children whileshopping can also be a pleasant experience. Starting a shopping mallplay center business can fill a couple of demands. The first, ofcourse, gives parents a fantastic place to drop off their childrenwhile shopping, the second is that the business can be built into asuccessful and profitable venture, which is exactly what you want tohear if starting this type of business is a consideration for you.Establishing a children’s play center in a mall will take carefulplanning, especially for legal and liability issues. However, there isa real potential to generate a six-figure yearly income from a shoppingmall play center for the owner-operator of the business enterprise.

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Stuffed Animals

Still remember your first stuffed animal? Kids may love technology, but a handheld game system isn’t very cuddly.

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Stuffed Animals

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

There are a few different approaches thatcan be taken when considering starting a business that focuses onselling stuffed animals. The first approach is to design andmanufacture the stuffed animals yourself. The second approach is topurchase stuffed animals on a wholesale basis and resell them for aprofit. The third approach is to purchase antique stuffed animals andresell them for a profit.

All three approaches have great opportunityfor business success, as stuffed animals new or old will always be inhigh demand by collectors and consumers alike. The profit potential isoutstanding, especially if you can locate a good source for antiquestuffed animals, as it is not uncommon for antique teddy bears to sellfor as much as $1,000 each.

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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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Talent Agent for Children

If you like working with kids and can spot talent, helping children get their big break could be the business for you.

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Talent Agent for Children

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

Are you searching for a low-investment homebased business opportunity that has the potential to be a lot of funand potentially very profitable? If so, perhaps you should considerstarting a talent agency for child actors. This type of business is avery easy to start and there will certainly be no shortage of potentialclients as many children dream about hamming it up for the camera.

Currently, agents for child actors are charging a commission rate ofbetween and 10 and 20 percent of their client’s earnings. Many agentsalso represent children in this modeling profession as well thoseinvolved in voiceover work for radio and TV. To gain exposure toproducers and directors for the business, start an e-mail, letter andpersonal visit campaign promoting your talent agency, clients andservices.

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