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Scheduling service for families with kids

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There are few things more gratifying to us here at Springwise than seeing an idea we write about get picked up and used to create other new businesses. But that’s exactly what has happened to Cozi Central, the online weekly planner for families that we wrote about late last year. BusyBeesNYC is a new service that uses Cozi Central technology to offer busy New York City parents a fully customized calendar service to schedule their kids’ activities. For an annual membership of USD 499, BusyBeesNYC will create a schedule of classes and activities for a family’s children that combines free, paid, scheduled, drop-in and sometimes lesser-known events while accommodating the kids’ eating and sleeping routines. Run by two parents, BusyBeesNYC has scoured the area spanning Murray Hill, Kips Bay and Gramercy Park for the best kid activities available, and can recommend a wide variety of things to keep kids busy and learning. Four starter packages are available focused on music, sports, crafts or languages, but BusyBeesNYC can also mix and match as necessary to suit a family’s needs. Once the parents approve the schedule, all they need do is actually sign up for the relevant activities (BusyBeesNYC always makes sure there is room first). Thanks to the Cozi technology, the plan for each day is viewable online from anywhere, with color-coded indications of where everyone needs to be. It can also be printed out for distribution to babysitters, nannies and others. So that’s New York City covered; who will bring a Cozi-based service to busy families in the rest of the country—and the world? Spotted by: Jay



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