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Back-to-School & Business Ideas for September

by Mary Emma Allen on August 31st, 2008


With Labor Day weekend in the United States, the summer vacation season comes to an end.  Children are back in school and home business owners get into full swing for fall and the upcoming holiday season.  Even if their business isn’t holiday related, this seems the month when businesses become energized and take stock of where they’re going.

Throughout September, we’ll be featuring various businesses.  My co-blogger, Yvonne Russell, will present a series of posts about daycare with guest, Debbie Yost, who has visited us before.  This time, Debbie will be going through the steps of setting up an in-home daycare business.  If you’re involved in this business or have thoughts of starting one, you won’t want to miss any of these posts, which begin September 2.

Do you have a home business you’d like to tell us about?  Perhaps to have us feature at Home Biz Notes.

Someone also suggested, “Mary, you should mention how you juggle your home based business along with doing substitute teaching, helping with grandchildren, and caring for an ill daughter.”  I hadn’t thought much about this…it’s something one just does.  However, perhaps some of my stories will help others.

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Tags: back to school, business and family, end of summer, , , Labor Day,

POSTED IN: Business Ideas, Home Business Opportunities

2 opinions for Back-to-School & Business Ideas for September

  • Lindsay
    Aug 31, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    I was chatting with a gal at the dog park who makes a lot more than you’d think for walking dogs. She picks up 6-8 dogs around lunchtime each day, takes them to the dog park for an hour and a half, then takes them home. She ends up making more than $100 a day for 2-3 hours of work (minus the cost of gas).

    Of course, in Seattle you’ve got a lot of folks with money willing to pay $20+ a day for dog walking–results will vary for your location :) Also, I know some dog parks set limits on how many pooches you can bring at once.

  • Mary Emma Allen
    Sep 1, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Lindsay, thanks for sharing this business idea. I’ll have to write a post about it! There also are people who do dog and cat sitting on a regular basis.

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