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Home-based day care businesses: Where to start

An increasing number of parents want to be able to juggle both their careers and parenthood, which has led to an ever-higher demand for child care over the years. With this comes a competitive market for both affordable and high quality child care. Kindergartens on private establishments with high rent often mean extremely high prices, as well as the danger of inadequate care for children. Many parents are now turning to home-based child care, which can be more affordable than kindergarten alternatives, and has the potential to offer more personal, family-style care for the child.

Turning your ice cream passion into a business

Although the ice cream industry used to be a seasonal business reaching a peak in the hot summer months, recent years have seen an increase in the popularity of year-round ice cream parlors and frozen yogurt restaurants. It's becoming easier than ever to set up your own small ice cream business or even a franchise.

What's a C Corporation?

If you're in the process of forming a business, you've probably heard the term "C corporation," as it's one of the legal structures that will be available to you as a business model. If you choose to form your business as a C corporation, specific tax rules will apply to your business. As such, before you choose this model, you may want to familiarize yourself with this structure, it's potential benefits, and whether it's right for you and your needs as a business owner.

Options for incorporating your personal training business

If you've gone through the effort to become a certified personal trainer, it's likely that your intention is to go into business for yourself. You might be wondering what type of corporate structure is most ideal for this industry though. For the purpose of this analysis, we're going to compare the pros and cons of setting up a Limited Liability Company (LLC) versus a Sole Proprietorship (SP).

How do I start my own eBay business?

There are many stories of people managing to quit their 9 to 5 job in order to pursue the successes of their eBay selling or other e-commerce selling tools. But the road from a casual stream of income to a fully fledged online business can be a confusing one.

How to start a massage business

If you have an education in massage therapy, you may want to take your passion to the next level and start your own business. Being a massage therapist can be a lucrative career option, especially because there does not need to be many overhead costs to get it started. If you work remotely at clients' homes, it means that you will not have to rent out a vicinity for your business.

Registering your business as an app developer

Paying taxes can seem daunting, and although there is a great deal more work in freelance app development, many developers avoid quitting their day job because they are daunted by the prospect of registering their business and doing their own taxes.

Starting a dog walking business

You may be passionate about your hobby of dog walking and see potential to turn it into a business. You may also receive interest from your local community. It's a great idea to turn your passion into something that can support you financially, but you must first consider the practical aspects of starting a business to ensure that it has a bright future.

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