Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Starting a Business Series: I Want to Open a Daycare

The best routes to take are to research the process of starting a business as well as the industry you're interested in.

I recommend checking out the Small Business Administration
, Entrepreneur, Start Up Journal, Wall Street Journal & Nolo’s Starting a Business –
Resource Center. All four are great informational resources for the new/small business owner.

Associations may be a good avenue to explore. These organizations will address many of the thoughts, questions and concerns you'll inevitably have as well as many you haven't anticipated yet.

National Association of Childcare Professionals

National Childcare Association

USA Childcare

To find licensing information for your state, check out the National Resource Center for Health & Safety in Child Care.

Research, research, research – this cannot be stressed enough. Read as much as you can about the industry. Here are some book titles that are relevant:

There are plenty of free informational resources out there. Here's just a handful:

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