Shoestring Startups

Children's Party Planner

Two-income parents rarely have the time or energy to plan memorable birthday parties for their children. That's why they hire you, the party planner, to bring decorations, cake and ice cream, clowns, games and entertainment. The key to party planning is knowing where to get everything at a discount.

Start-Up Cost: $400

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This article was originally published in the April 1998 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Shoestring Startups.

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