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Health Taxi

No more car excuses; give patients a reliable way to get to their doctor or dentist check-ups.

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Health Taxi

Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Franchises Available? No
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Starting a health taxi service in yourcommunity may be the unique new business enterprise that you’ve beensearching for. The business concept is simply this: Purchase, lease orrent a suitable mode of transportation such as a passenger van.

Set upaccounts with local doctors, dentists and health professionals in yourcommunity to provide their patients with a way of getting to and fromthe doctor’s office or clinic via your health taxi service. The doctorswould pay a flat fee for every patient that your service taxied to thedoctor’s location.

Not only will the patients benefit form a free taxiservice, but the doctors will also benefit by ensuring that patientscan get to them to receive proper medical care. Be sure to check outall the legal aspects of the business in terms of liability insuranceand special driving permits prior to establishing a health taxi servicein your community.

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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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Organic Hair Care Products

Cater to the organic-minded with natural hair care products.

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Organic Hair Care Products

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

Have you always dreamed about starting yourown successful business that can be operated from home? If so, considerstarting a venture that specializes in developing and producing naturalhair care products. Create, manufacture and sell natural hair careproducts, such as shampoos and conditioners made from 100 percentorganic ingredients.

Of course, there will be a steep learning curve interms of developing the hair care products. However, using researchtools such as libraries and the internet should prove quite useful inthis endeavor. The hair care products can be sold to specialtyretailers on a wholesale basis, or they can be sold directly toconsumers via mail-order advertising, the internet and renting saleskiosks at malls.

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