In the first quarter of 2021, Laci Trude had an idea to buy a used bus and replace all the seating with mats, pads, tunnels, bars, swings, puzzles, and other recreational and educational items for pre-school age children. She would then take this bus from one pre-school day-care center to another to allow groups of children to board the bus and play in a fresh, safe, and tactile environment for 30-minute periods. On March 2, 2021, she brought this idea to the Tarleton-SBDC and less than 2 months later, on April 28, she opened for business and held her first session for a local day-care center. Now, just one month later, the Kidz Party Bus™ is already profitable with 68 paying clients that use her service every week, and she is poised to have roughly 3 times that number by the end of the summer. She expects to buy another bus and hire a full-time driver in 2022.