Many people nurture a dream that they would like to open a
daycare center. Some of these individuals may work in a
day care center and believe they could do a better job with
the added benefit of becoming self employed. There are
many who are stay at home parents and wish to supplement
their income. And lots of people are just straight tired of
nine to five working for a boss who doesn't care about
them. So they dream. However, most of these people never
succeed in doing so due to the funding that is required.
However, there is hope and this article will introduce you
to ideas on how to obtain the financing required to start
a day care business.

The first method that is involved in obtaining financing
when you want to open a daycare center at home is to
develop an effective business plan. Your business plan
exposes the building blocks of your child care business.
Every business has to have a plan, even if it is a business
that will be operated from home thus providing you with the
methodology behind your daycare business. Essentially, your
plan will be a professional presentation of your research
and diligence which is vital when you approach any
financial institution for loans. It may include the general
purpose of your daycare, how you plan to separate your home
life from your business life, how you will use your home
effectively to operate the child care services that you
will provide, as well as how much money you expect to gain
from your daycare at home.

Structuring your business effectively is incredibly
important When looking to obtain financing for your day
business. Detailing all costs involved in getting your day
care open is vital so that there are no surprises, from
research phase to supplies to actually opening the doors.
You will need to factor in the recurring expenses entailed
in the daily operations of your day care. These are the
unavoidable and necessary running costs and will include
utility bills, equipment, food costs and wages (because
even it is only you, you still need to pay yourself).

Every lender will want to see you put your money where your
mouth is so you will need to be prepared to invest a
certain percentage of your own funds in your day care
business. This will make lenders more likely to
provide you with the money that you are requesting for your
new child care business. Remember, from the financial
institutions point of view you are a huge risk, many new
businesses fail every year so if you believe enough, and
have committed to saving towards opening your day care then
they will be more likely to entertain your application.
Essentially if you are willing to make the commitment of
investing your own money in your day care business then a
lender is going to be more willing to provide you with the
funds you request.

The fourth method in obtaining financing in opening a
daycare center at home is to offer some sort of collateral.
This is a huge and risky step and requires a lot of
consideration and professional advice. This is a very
important, yet risky step. You must be certain that you
are confident in your ability to own and operate a daycare
at home prior to handing out items for collateral. This is
critical as many of these items are extremely valuable such
as property and vehicles. However, many lenders are
comfortable in financing a business if they have a promise
of something in return if the home business fails.

Author's Bio: 

Fiona Lohrenz has been running her own day care for
the past 10 years and is the founder of a childcare
website that offers articles and resources for
child care providers and parents. She has also produced
'Start a ChildCare Business' DVD found here
Fiona can be reached at her website here: