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Ask Yourself These Questions before Starting a Daycare Business

Shahram Warsi
Shahram Warsi May 09 2019 - 3 min read
Ask Yourself These Questions before Starting a Daycare Business
Like any other industry, the daycare segment is full of challenges that entrepreneurs and franchisors need to deal with in order to run the business smoothly and successfully.

Do you like spending time with children? If yes, then you could consider starting your own daycare business that could help you to cater to the children along with generating a handsome income.

The constantly evolving Indian education industry is assumed to generate numerous business and employment opportunities within the daycare market in India. In fact, educators and education investors believe that by the end of 2020, the daycare industry in India is going to be a thriving one, attracting numerous entrepreneurs and franchisors that are willing to start their own business.

Therefore, investing in this segment now could prove profitable, eventually helping you to become one of the major players within the daycare sector in India.

But, like any other industry, the daycare segment is full of challenges that entrepreneurs and franchisors need to deal with in order to run the business smoothly and successfully. Therefore, it is recommended that you ask yourself a few questions and get the answers before stepping into this industry.

What are the Licensing Requirements in your Location?

Remember that a daycare business is more tightly regulated than any of the other businesses. Therefore, it becomes necessary to understand and know the various licenses required in setting up your own daycare business.

Count money, time, and cost for acquiring all the permits and licenses, balancing them against your projected profits.

Do you want to start an Independent Daycare Business or a franchised one?

Indian has emerged as a favourable playground for the establishment, both for independent and franchised businesses. So, before you step into the daycare industry, ask yourself whether you want to go with an independent business model or a franchised one.

Look in your personal and financial goals before finalising a business model for your daycare business.

Are you Prepared with your Budget Model?

A successful and effective budget model should include factors like rental, staff salaries, administrative costs, and other key operational procedures. A well-designed budget model could help you understand how much costing is required in order to start your daycare business.

In fact, your budget model could also help you in getting funds from investors and banks.

What will be your Role in the daycare Business?

It is very important to understand your role before starting with a daycare business. You might be educated and well-trained, which could help you in guiding children towards a brighter future while, on the other hand, you might have in-built entrepreneurial skills and  like kids, therefore being able to turn that affection into a thriving daycare business.

The early you realise what your role/s you could play in the business, the more effective and exciting your operational journey would become. You could then analyse the areas where you will be requiring help along with backups.

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