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Author: The Staff of Entrepreneur Media
Publisher: [Irvine, Calif.] : Entrepreneur Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The experts at Entrepreneur provide a two-part guide to success. First, find out what it takes to start a family-style child-care center in your home, a large center at a commercial site, or a niche business like child transportation. Then, master the fundamentals of business startup including defining your business structure, funding, staffing and more. This kit includes: - Essential industry and business-specific  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: The Staff of Entrepreneur Media
ISBN: 9781613083178 1613083173
OCLC Number: 948035827
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed April 25, 2016).
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Contents: Copyright Page; Contents; Start Your Own Child-Care Service; Title Page; Preface; Chapter 1: Introduction; How Did They Start?; Who's Running the Centers?; Who Is Your Market?; Before 9 and After 5; First Things First; Buying an Existing Child-Care Service; Evaluating a Company; Outlook for the Future; Chapter 2: Services and Policies; Services; Policies; Confidentiality and Access to Records; Fees; Hours of Operation; Holidays; Vacations; Absences; Transportation; Chronic Misbehavior and Other Adjustment Issues; Care of Sick Children; Late Pickup; Meals; Emergencies; Health Issues. Smoking, Alcohol, and DrugsRelease of Children; Cell Phones; Other Policies; Admission Procedures; Safety Standards and Policies; Children with Special Needs; Administering Medication; Chapter 3: Running Your Child-Care Business; Children's Records; Incident Reports; Management Records; Purchasing and Inventory; Programs; Accreditation for Family Child-Care Centers; Are You on a Mission?; Chapter 4: Structuring Your Business; Naming Your Company; Choosing a Legal Structure; Licenses and Permits; Trademark and Copyright Issues; Insurance; Accident Insurance; Liability Insurance. Professional AdvisorsCreate Your Own Advisory Board; Chapter 5: Startup Economics and Financial Management; Startup Costs: How Much Do You Need?; Building Banking Relationships; Setting Prices; Labor and Materials; Hourly or Weekly?; Increasing Your Revenue; Forms of Payment; Collection Procedures; Keeping Records: Start Right, Stay Right; Getting Free Supplies and Services; Chapter 6: Locating and Setting Up; Choosing a Commercial Location; Improving an Existing Facility; Indoor Space and Equipment; Playground and Outdoor Areas; Walkways, Stairs, and Railings. Health, Safety, and Sanitation PracticesSetting Up a Homebased Center; Childproofing Your Home; Pets; Chapter 7: Furnishing and Equipping Your Center; Specific Rooms; Lobby/Reception Area; Office; Classrooms; Choosing the Right Toys; Toilet-Training Equipment; Playground Equipment; Audiovisual and Computer Equipment; Inventory; Classroom Supplies; Cleaning Supplies; Health and Safety Standards; Chapter 8: Kitchen and Laundry Facilities; Kitchen; Ventilation; Food and Beverage Supplies; Good Nutrition and Mealtime Behavior; Laundry; Design and Equipment; Buying Used Equipment. Chapter 9: Office EquipmentTelecommunications; Keep Your Customers Out of Voice-Mail Jail; Office Supplies; Chapter 10: Transportation Services; Driver Requirements; Vehicle Requirements; Training; General Policies; Children Will Be Children; Starting a Transportation Service; Setting Prices; Hiring and Keeping Drivers; Before the First Ride; Chapter 11: Parent Relationships; Encouraging Parental Involvement; Keeping Parents Informed; Helping Parents Understand Your Bond with Their Children; If You Have a Problem; When a Parent Has a Problem; When Parents Are Chronically Late.
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The experts at Entrepreneur provide a two-part guide to success. First, find out what it takes to start a family-style child-care center in your home, a large center at a commercial site, or a niche business like child transportation. Then, master the fundamentals of business startup including defining your business structure, funding, staffing and more. This kit includes: - Essential industry and business-specific startup steps with worksheets, calculators, checklists and more - Entrepreneur Editors' Start Your Own Business, a guide to starting any business and surviving the first three years - Interviews and advice from successful entrepreneurs in the industry - Worksheets, brainstorming sections, and checklists - Entrepreneur's Startup Resource Kit (downloadable) More about Entrepreneur's Startup Resource Kit Every small business is unique. Therefore, it's essential to have tools that are customizable depending on your business's needs. That's why with Entrepreneur is also offering you access to our Startup Resource Kit. Get instant access to thousands of business letters, sales letters, sample documents and more - all at your fingertips! You'll find the following: The Small Business Legal Toolkit When your business dreams go from idea to reality, you're suddenly faced with laws and regulations governing nearly every move you make. Learn how to stay in compliance and protect your business from legal action. In this essential toolkit, you'll get answers to the "how do I get started'" questions every business owner faces along with a thorough understanding of the legal and tax requirements of your business. Sample Business Letters 1000+ customizable business letters covering each type of written business communication you're likely to encounter as you communicate with customers, suppliers, employees, and others. Plus a complete guide to business communication that covers every question you may have about developing your own business communication style. Sample Sales Letters The experts at Entrepreneur have compiled more than 1000 of the most effective sales letters covering introductions, prospecting, setting up appointments, cover letters, proposal letters, the all-important follow-up letter and letters covering all aspects of sales operations to help you make the sale, generate new customers and huge profits.

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