Starting a group home can be a rewarding way to make a living. With a group home, you have a chance to make a real difference in the lives of disadvantaged children and adults. In return, you receive love from your residents and the satisfaction that you made a positive difference in their lives. When you like caring for people, then a group home business will be fun and a perfect fit for you.
The demand for group homes is growing. Often, new group homes fill up as soon as they open. This trend is true for just about every type of group home. For example, group homes for disabled adult children are much in demand. Why? This is because their parents are from the baby boomer generation and they are now retiring… and the baby boomers need to be sure that their children are cared for after they are gone. We are seeing similar increasing demands for maternity homes for pregnant teens, shelters of all types, foster care homes, hospices, senior care, juvenile delinquency, released inmate half way houses, sober homers and mentally ill adult homes.
Given the high demand, this is one of the few good businesses to start right now during the current economic downturn. With housing prices dropping dramatically, owning a group home is affordable and can be a great second career opportunity during these depressed economic times.
But here’s the problem.
People wanting to start their own group homes have so many barriers to overcome. First, there are many rules and regulations when starting a group home. It can all be so confusing. Do you register with the state or with your local government? Do you have to become certified? Is your home inspected? And, if so, who does this? It all seems so complicated and overwhelming.
Besides the legal issues, you know that you must take good care of your residents. You just don’t plunk them down in front of the TV. This leads to so many more questions … Such as: What chores are suitable and how should you divide these up? What should you feed your residents? What skills training are best for your home? What do you do when you have an “incident” with a resident? How do you get referrals and how do you get paid? … and so on. Like the legal issues, thinking about “day-to-day” issues can seem overwhelming, too.
The next barrier is the “hyped-up” income claims that you see out there. I’ve seen articles and books on the Internet saying that you’ll make a small fortune owning a group home. While it’s true that you can make a decent living from owning and running a group home, it’s unlikely that you’ll become a millionaire from it. So, if you see websites and advertisements claiming that you’ll get rich quick from owning a group home… Just don’t believe it.
One more thing. There is just not much information available on how to start a group home. What’s available is expensive and incomplete. Even the expensive books and start up packets don’t give you clear-cut procedures, they don’t give you good advice and they don’t tell you everything about running a group home.
Because of all of these barriers, so many people dreaming of helping others through owning a group home just give up. They just don’t start because it all seems so hard and they can’t get any good information.
This doesn’t have to happen to you. When you want your own group home, you can start with confidence and without anything stopping you.
Let me tell you how.
My name is Sarah Johnson. I wrote the Group Home Guidebook to help new people entering the group home business get over these barriers. This is the #1 guidebook with step-by-step procedures for starting your own group home. It tells you exactly how to turn your desire to start a group home into reality. Because it tells you the whole story, this is the best product for discovering how to start a group home, where to find start-up money and how to overcome any fears you may have about owning a business. After you have started your group home using these step-by-step procedures, you will make a better life for yourself and your family.
Now let’s get to specifics. When you get the Group Home Guidebook, I recommend that you first read it from beginning to end. You’ll then have a complete understanding of my group home start up philosophy. Next, you start with the first step of my procedure. Then, you just go from step one to step two to step three and so on. And, before you know it, you’re opening your group home and welcoming your first resident. This will be the best day of your life. This is the happy day when you’ll find out what it’s like to be a self-sufficient business person.
My Guidebook takes you by the hand through the often confusing world of group home startups. Each step is easy to follow and everything is in manageable chunks. With my Guidebook, you are never overwhelmed and you stay on track for a successful opening of your group home.
Since I know you want this information in a hurry, the Group Home Guidebook comes to you as an e-book that you’ll download immediately after ordering. This means that you can start right away reading the manual and taking the first steps in your new group home business. The e-book comes in standard PDF format and uses the Adobe Reader which you probably already have on your computer. And, when you don’t have it, you can download the Reader free from www.adobe.com. I send an instruction e-mail after ordering that tells you how to download the Adobe Reader free if you don’t already have it.