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Cosmetics Retailing

With even men and children becoming more interested in cosmetics, this large market is one worth considering.

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Cosmetics Retailing

Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Franchises Available? Yes
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

The sales of cosmetics generate billions ofdollars every year worldwide, and starting a business selling cosmeticsis just about as straightforward as a new business venture can get.There are numerous ways to sell cosmetics and make a profit.

However,in the spirit of being unique, we’ll analyze one segment of thecosmetic sales industry that can generate huge profits in a fewdifferent ways. The business can be set in motion for less than a$5,000 initial startup investment.

Locate a manufacturer of cosmeticproducts who doesn’t have representation in your community, state oreven country. Negotiate an exclusive contract to represent anddistribute their cosmetic products in the desired area. Once thedistribution contract has been secured, the cosmetics can be sold toretailers on a wholesale basis.

Or you can hire a direct sales teamwhose main focus is in-home sales of the cosmetics. Both approacheshave the potential to generate enormous sales and profits.

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Wigs

Hospitals and medicals centers are among the growing consumer opportunities for wig businesses.

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Wigs

Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Many surgical procedures and medicaltreatment result in patients losing or having their hair removed. Whilethe hair loss is generally short term, many people still turn to wigsas a way to provide a solution to the problem.

The first step inestablishing the business is to secure a wholesale or product supplysource for the wig, and this should not be difficult as there arethousands of wig manufacturers worldwide. Marketing the wigs can be aseasy as establishing alliances with hospitals and medical centers toact as a referral source for the business.

The wigs can also be solddirectly to consumers via the Internet. Once established, this uniquebusiness can generate a very substantial profit.

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Massage Oils

Help people work out the kinks by providing them with massage oils.

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Massage Oils

Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Like developing your own perfume line,developing your own massage oil line also has great potential. In fact,the two products could be developed together and wholesaled to the sameretailers. Given the current popularity of all-natural products it’d bea wise decision to develop the massage oils from all-natural andorganic ingredients. Seek out joint venture business opportunities withestablished companies that can assist in the development, marketing anddistribution of your products.

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Massage Salon

Knead away people’s cares, and they’ll probably be back for more.

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Massage Salon

Startup Costs: $50,000 – $100,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Starting a massage salon or a career as anindependent masseuse requires professional certification or staffmembers with professional certification. However, the training tobecome a certified masseuse generally takes less than one year andcosts less than $10,000. There are a couple of ways to operate amassage therapy business.

The first is to work from a fixed location ormassage salon, and the second way is to operate the business on amobile basis, where you go to the client. Both approaches to operatingthe business have their pros and cons. A mobile massage therapybusiness is by far less costly to establish and operate, but alsogenerates less revenue than a salon.

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