Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Structuring Your Child Care Business


One of the most important decisions that you will make in the start-up process is choosing how you will structure your childcare business. 

In fact, the way that you structure your childcare business will be a determining factor in how you will pay your taxes or if you will pay more or less taxes.

Moreover, your business structure that you choose will help to reduce your personal liability or expose you to being personally liable for business debt or even a lawsuit.

One year into owning a family home childcare business, my license specialist inspired me to change my business structure to protect my personal assets such as my home and other personal assets.

After I changed my business structure, it slightly changed the way that I filed my taxes, however I was relieved of the thought of being personally responsible in the event of a lawsuit. In fact, my name was even removed from the license and the new company name was placed on the license after I changed my business structure.

According to the Internal Revenue Services, “the most common forms of business are as follows:
  • Sole proprietorship
  • Partnership
  • Corporation
  • S corporation
  • A Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a relatively new business structure allowed by state statute. Legal and tax considerations enter into selecting a business structure.”

For more information on how to choose a business structure that is right for your Child Care Business, get your copy of the 10 Steps to Starting a Child Care Business Today!

To Your Success,



  1. It is essential that you run a business with a structured plan of action. It will serve as a guideline for the operation your business. Also, create an organizational chart that displays the hierarchy of teachers, parents, and others involved in running the child care business. This clearly determines where each role falls in the overall structure of the day care center. Primarily, parents are on top of the chart, followed by the board of directors, and so on and so forth.

    Clint Shaff

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