The child care industry is a growing market. As the number of working parents climbs, more families require child care services. Child care businesses come in all sizes, from small child care homes to large commercial centers. If you are interested in starting a child care business, follow these steps to help you plan and manage your business.

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In today's lawsuit-averse culture, it seems most companies in nearly all industries have or will receive a complaint or investigation inquiry at some point. However, only 5% of applicants for our 2010 small business award have ever received a complaint or been the subject of an investigation. They all happen to have decent workplaces, which is no coincidence when it comes to this statistic. Read More
Gaming businesses are highly regulated, however, there continues to be confusion on the laws that regulate the industry. To help small business owners that deal with gambling or gaming operations, or are considering joining the field, we've provided a basic list of resources that will help you understand these regulations. Read More
Wondering whether or not you should incorporate your business? Here are the three things you should consider. Read More
Aside from the economy and your knowledge and operational skills as a business owner, certain outside factors will affect your business’s success – some of which are based purely on your business’s location. Each state has different laws that regulate the types and amount of business taxes you pay, the regulatory cost of business operations, employer health insurance requirements, and other stat Read More
Home improvement contractors, maintenance professionals, and child care facilities face new environmental standards this month.
The EPA’s Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting (RPP) program has issued a regulation that affects contractors, property managers, and others who disturb painted surfaces in facilities built before 1978. The rule is aimed at protecting against the lead-bas Read More
Most business owners dedicate countless hours of time and money to ensure that their business is in compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations - but what about the businesses you work with? An essential aspect of running a business is verifying that your vendors and suppliers are up to par, since their standings can affect your operations and reputation. This fact sheet provides g Read More
There's lots of fear about the possibilities of considerable costs for some small businesses in the new healthcare legislation, and costs certainly will be based on what we've seen in terms of estimates of how the new rules will work. But one columnist says the healthcare law shouldn't put anyone out of business, just cost your business an awful lot more. Read More
The new healthcare law recently passed will affect even many small businesses in very significant ways. The law will be phased in gradually over the next several years but knowing the specific implementation can be extremely important in operating your business. This breakdown of the law by the National Federation of Independent Business gives details and a time line for implementation plus a lin Read More
Considering selling your business? Did you know that there are many steps that you can take right now to maximize your profit potential and minimize business disruption? Read More

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