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Manicure/Pedicure Salon

Get your feet wet with a pedicure and manicure salon.

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Manicure/Pedicure Salon

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

Calling all pedicurists that are tired ofworking for someone else; the time is now to take control of yourfinancial future and start creating profits for yourself by launchingyour own pedicure service business. A pedicure service is a greatbusiness to start and manage from a homebased location, while operatingthe service on a mobile basis.

In terms of gaining clients for theservice, seek out unusual opportunities’go to people who can’t come toyou. Clients can include busy professionals, residents of nursing andretirement homes, long-term hospital patients, and just about anyoneelse looking for a terrific in-home or office pedicure service.

Providing your clients with exceptional service will guarantee you avery comfortable income and repeat clientele for many years to come.Potential income range is $25 to $40 per hour, plus the potential tosell foot care products.

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Skin Care Products

Anti-aging has never been hotter. Capitalize on this market unlikely to dwindle anytime soon.

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Skin 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

Creating and marketing your own skin careproduct line is a fantastic business venture to set in motion. With somuch emphasis on ‘natural’ these days, a skin care line devoted toall-natural ingredients would definitely be a wise decision in terms ofproduct marketing and consumer acceptance.

The starting point for thebusiness will be research, and this can be accomplished with assistancefrom the internet, the local library and even the local cosmeticscounter. Most cosmeticians will be more than happy to explain thebenefits of their products, including what certain ingredients will dofor your skin.

To keep business startup costs to a minimum, initiallystart with basic skin care products (cleanser, toner and moisturizer),and expand the skin care product line from there. Good advertisingmedia to promote and market skin care products would be the internet,promotional fliers, newspaper ads and home shopping parties, but yourbest advertising will be by way of word-of-mouth referrals. This typeof business enterprise is well-suited for a home based businesslocation.

To jump-start the business, offer free skin care analysis tocustomers along with free samples of the natural skin care productsthat you sell.

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Personal Care Product Vending

Start a vending business and give people an easy and convenient way to get personal care products in public locations.

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Personal Care Product Vending

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

Starting a vending business that specializesin personal care products is a great choice for a new business venture.The vending machines can be located throughout the community inlocations such as public washrooms, restaurants, factories and allother high-traffic community gathering places.

Products sold caninclude condoms, aspirin, feminine hygiene products and even disposablebaby diapers. The key to success in the vending industry is to securegood locations for the vending machines and to make sure you carefullywatch wholesale product costs. The profit potential is excellent inthis kind of vending business, and each machine could easily produceyearly sales in excess of $5,000.

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Tanning Salon

Give people that bronze glow all year with a bulb or spray-on tanning salon.

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Startup Costs: $100,000 +
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Every day more and more people are giving up natural sun tanning infavor of artificial salon tanning because of the convenience andability to tan before taking a tropical vacation. So here is youropportunity to open your own tanning salon and cash in on the craze.

Salon location will be one of the more important issues to address whengetting started. You can operate from home, but doing so will mean thatyou will miss out on pedestrian and motorist traffic. We suggestrenting a storefront in a busy strip plaza with lots of parking andgreat street visibility as the best option.

You will also need topurchase tanning beds and related equipment, which are not cheap butcan be rented or leased if your investment budget is tight. This is acompetitive industry, so careful research and planning will be needed.The majority of tanning equipment manufacturers and distributors alsoprovide training and other support to new salon owners, so you will notbe totally on your own. To help boost revenues and profits, alsoconsider selling sun protection, bathing suits, and sportswear.

The Market

People who are looking for the convenience of tanning on their own schedule, no matter the weather.

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