Business Idea Center: Children's Businesses

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Arts and Crafts Instruction

Take your love for crafts and teaching and bring them together as an arts and crafts instructor.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Baby-Sitting Referral Service

Calm parents' fears and match people up with work with a baby-sitting referral business.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Bouncy House Rentals

Supply the life of the party with a bouncy house rental business.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Bronze Baby Shoes

Solidify your customer's greatest memories.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Camping Classes

More than ever it's important for people to get outside and take a breath of fresh air. You can show them how to make the most out of the great outdoors.
Category: Recreation
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Camps For Children

If you love kids, running a children's camp could be as sweet as as toasted marshmallow.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Cardboard Playhouses

Create an engaging setup for make-believe with cardboard playhouses.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Child Care Service

Love working with kids? Start a child care business.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Childproofing Service

Help parents feel good about letting their children loose in their homes.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Children's Book and Software Store

Revisit those sweet reading days by opening up a children's bookstore.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Children's Books by Children

Try this unique publishing concept: books for children, by children.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Children's Coach Service

A children's coach service makes everyday like recess.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Children's Designer Clothing

Got an eye for design? Find your niche in making kids look hip.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Children's Party Planning

Create great parties for both kids and parents to enjoy.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Children's Personal Safety Courses

Good with kids and know how to keep them safe? Make a business out of it.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Children's Toys

Never grew out of playing with toys? Make a business of it.
Category: Recreation
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Cloth Diaper Service

People still use cloth diapers and they still need them cleaned.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Coloring Books

Use your artistic creativity to develop custom coloring books children will love.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Costume Rentals

Dress up your business with a costume rental shop.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Custom Play Sets

Get paid to make children's playground dreams come true.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Day Care Center

Create a safe space for kids to play away from home with a day care center.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Doll Making

Hand-crafted dolls can bring joy to children and profits to your business.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Dollhouse Manufacturing and Sales

If you enjoy small-scale construction, you can make kids' dreams come true by building and selling dollhouses.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Educational Day Camps

Field trips still exciting to you? Make a business out of it.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Educational Toys

Help kids learn with educational but fun toys.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Home Schooling

More and more curriculum gets packed into the school year. Home schooling is a great low-cost business opportunity.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Home Tutor

Use your brains to help students pass their classes and appease anxious parents.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Kids' Taxi Service

Kids need to get places too, and Mom and Dad can't always take them. This is where you come in.
Category: Autos/Transportation
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Kite Building and Sales

Build and sell beautiful hand-crafted kites for others to enjoy.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Mini Train Rides

Set up a mini train ride at a park, mall or zoo and watch the profits pull into the station.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $100,000 +
Franchises Available? No

Nanny Placement Service

Ease concerned parents' fears with quality childcare professionals.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

New Parents School

You know what they say: There's no manual on how to be a parent. Well, at least you can offer a class.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Online Baby Names

Many parents want a less-than-common name for their baby. Help them out with this online service.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Online Children's Camps

Help parents find the right camp for their kids with an online directory.
Category: Online Businesses
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Online Coloring Books

Take a favorite childhood pastime online with an online coloring book.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Online Home Schooling

As more and more curriculum gets packed into the school year, help those learning by connecting through the internet.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Online Nanny Service

Help busy mommies conveniently locate relief from the little ones.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Paintball Games

Aim for clubs and associations looking to build camaraderie to paint this business front.
Category: Recreation
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Personalized Story Time Books

Are you a pro at creating sentimental items for families? Look into personalized story time books.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $50,000 - $100,000
Franchises Available? No

Petting Zoo

Make a business out of this memorable kid-friendly attraction.
Category: Pet Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Pinata Sales

Add an element of fun and color to people's celebrations with pinatas.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Pony Rides

Almost every child wants a pony. Give them the opportunity to ride one at fairs, carnivals, charity events and other locales.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Puppet Shows

Get kids away from the TV by putting on puppet shows.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Sandbox Manufacturing

Use creative carpentry skills to perfect playgrounds.
Category: Manufacturing
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Shopping Mall Play Centers

Few kids love a long day of shopping. Give parents some much-needed relief with a play center.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Sport Coach Training

More parents want their kids to succeed. And to do that they're willing to spend the extra bucks to hire a specialized coach.
Category: Sports
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Sports Camps

Keep your eye on the ball of this business--it can cater to kids or adults.
Category: Sports
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Stuffed Animals

Still remember your first stuffed animal? Kids may love technology, but a handheld game system isn't very cuddly.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Survival Training

If you have past military or survival experience, this business offers an opportunity to share your skills.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Talent Agent for Children

If you like working with kids and can spot talent, helping children get their big break could be the business for you.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Theme Bunk Beds

Kids seem to sleep better inside a racecar or firetruck. Go ahead, help them catch their Zs.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Theme Toy Boxes

Design one-of-a-kind toy boxes that are both functional and visually appealing.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Treehouse Kits

Create cool, treetop hideaways for kids.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Used Baby Equipment

Make the best of expensive baby products the original owner no longer needs by reselling them.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Used Children's Clothing

Help parents out of financial hardship by selling used children's clothing.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No
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