"This comprehensive guide contains all the necessary tools and strategies you need to successfully launch and grow your business."
--Dallas Business Journal (Dallas, Tex.)
"I highly recommend reading the How to [Start] a Home-Based Business series. Each book in the series acts as your personal guide to starting and running a home-based business."
--Steve Rubel, Mac Home Journal
From the Back Cover
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own home-based day-care business? Have you been hesitant to put your plans into action? This comprehensive guide contains all the necessary tools and strategies you need to successfully launch and grow your business. Author Shari Steelsmith, former editor of Parenting Press, knows what it takes to start from scratch. She offers down-to-earth advice to help you get your day-care business off the ground, manage your cash flow, and stay profitable once you are in business. First-hand testimonials from day-care providers - along with handy worksheets, checklists, and forms - help you achieve your goals in a realistic way.
Whether you plan to care for newborns, toddlers, preschoolers, or a mix of all three, this guide can help you experience the satisfaction of establishing and building your own home-based business.
Learn all about: Becoming a Successful Day-Care Provider; Working Out of Your Home; Setting Policies and Procedures; Fostering Good Social Skills; Planning Activities for Children; Solving Common Problems; Using Discipline and Guidance Techniques; Getting Paid.
Use these special features and workbook pages: Personal-Skills Inventory; Sample Medical-Consent Form; Sample Advertisements; Sample Day-Care Policies; Profitability Worksheets; Sample Menus.