Shoestring Startups

Baby-Proofing Service

For a toddler, home can be a dangerous place. That's why many new parents hire baby-proofing services to locate and correct potential hazards. You'll need some basic tools, including screwdrivers, wrenches and a small drill, plus a good selection of latches and safety devices. Personal networking, referrals, advertising and letters to pediatricians can alert parents to your services.

Start-Up Cost: $1,500

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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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