There are many reasons to start a diaper business, it is a great small business idea. Due to the desire for having cloth instead of synthetics close to a baby’s skin, many moms are wanting to have the cloth diapers but they do not have the time for the laundry. People have less and less time, a working mom will surely appreciate someone supplying clean and soft diapers for their baby. If you have access to the required equipment for this business and like to help young moms in the raising of their children you may do quite well in this startup type of business.
Daily Routine for your Business
- Review and plan deliveries
- Check machinery and vehicles to ensure they are in good condition.
- Washers and dryers to be sanitized and deodorized
- Marketing with flyers and cards.
- Deliveries and pickups
Who is Your Customer
What your customer, specific to this business needs:
The customer that you will be dealing with is typically a young mom who will appreciate the time savings involved in using your service. She will be expecting a product that will not cause allergies, will be clean and fresh and sanitized. The client will also expect that your delivery service will be prompt and regular so that she needs not worry about having a supply of diapers for the child.
Sources of Business
Some Suggested Markets for your business:
Of course you will have a supply of business cards and flyers to distribute on a daily basis. You may have to re introduce the concept of cloth diapers to your clientele as there has been such a shift in recent years to disposable diapers.
Other sources of business that you can contact are
- Pre-Natal groups
- Doctor offices
- Clothing stores for newborns
Equipment and Other Items Needed
These are essential to your business and well worth the time and energy required to complete them.
- Business Plan
- Marketing Plan
- Bookkeeping System
- Appropriate Licensing
- Tax Department Licensing.
- Flyers and Business Cards
Specific to this business:
- non allergenic soap
- a selection of cloth diapers to offer to clients
- Sanitized wrapping materials for your deliveries
- pager, cell phone, answering service
- stain treatment
- specialized bookkeeping to account for customer advance payments
Sources of Financing
It may well be that your small business is going to need more financial resources than you have at this time and that you are going to require outside financing. You also may want to lease equipment or to factor your accounts receivable. You may want to learn about small business loans or you may wish to find suitable business credit cards.