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 –
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.
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:
- Start & Run a Home Daycare by Catherine M. Pruissen
- Starting a Child Care Center: The Indispensable Guidebook for Starting a Day Care or Child Care Business by Millicent Gray Lownes-Jackson
- Opening & Operating A Successful Child Care Center by Dorothy June Sciarra
- The Business of Child Care: Management and Financial Strategies by Gail H Jack
There are plenty of free informational resources out there. Here's just a handful: