START YOUR OWN CHILD-CARE SERVICE AND GET PAID TO CARE FOR KIDS As the number of working parents grows the number of children who need quality childcare grows along with it. That need is creating a tremendous entrepreneurial opportunity for people who love children and want to build a business caring for them. This guide has the latest trends, facts, and figures, along with an updated list of resources to help you create a stable and enriching environment for child development, as well as a sound and profitable business. Learn how to: Choose the type of child care program and services to offer Acquire the right licensing, permits, insurance protection, and state-specific child care licensing Analyze the market, asses the needs of the community, and match services to fit those needs Find the right location, or decide to operate from home Comply with safety regulations and child-care provisions of the Disabilities Act Consider zoning laws, space requirements, and legal determinations of offsite properties Calculate startup costs, get funded, manage finances, create a business plan, and account for the day-to-day operating costs Stay competitive in the market with low-cost marketing tactics Find, hire, and keep good employees
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