Working Mother Solves the "Find a Babysitter" Problem

BlogHer Spotlight

Finding a reliable babysitter is an ongoing challenge for working parents. Referrals are great, but unless you have one at your disposal, it can be a search in the dark for someone to care for your most precious cargo. Luckily one woman chose to do something about it and created a multi-million dollar business in the process.

You may remember advertising your babysitting services on local bulletin boards or light poles around town but now there’s a more sophisticated way to go about it thanks to Genevieve Thiers. In college, she started a business from her dorm room connecting parents and babysitters with $120 her father loaned her for the domain registration. now has over one million registered caregivers and 70 full-time employees working to help them connect with parents in need.

Read the full post on Woman Creates Multi-Million Dollar Babysitting Business With $120 on The Mary Sue.


Credit Image: jemsweb via Flickr

Read more from Working Mother Solves the "Find a Babysitter" Problem at The Mary Sue


In order to comment on, you'll need to be logged in. You'll be given the option to log in or create an account when you publish your comment. If you do not log in or create an account, your comment will not be displayed.