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Saunas

You want a hot business? It doesn’t get much hotter than this.

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Saunas

Startup Costs: $50,000 – $100,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? Yes

Business Overview

Designing, manufacturing, and wholesalingcustom-built you-assemble sauna kits is a fantastic business venture toset in motion. You can design, manufacture, and package the saunascomplete with assembly instructions for delivery all around the world.Parts such as the heater boxes are available on a wholesale basis.

Additionally, milling your own cedar boards for the sauna constructioncan be an effective method in keeping manufacturing costs to a minimum.In addition to establishing accounts with national retailers to stockand sell the sauna kits, you can also sell the sauna kits directly toconsumers by displaying the saunas at home and garden trade shows,Internet malls, and by setting up a sauna display on weekends in busycommunity malls.

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Pedicure Service

Enjoy flexible hours while keeping people’s feet looking great with a pedicure service.

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Pedicure Service

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 tired of working forsomeone else, the time is now to take control of your financial futureand start creating profits for yourself by launching your own pedicureservice business. A pedicure service is a great business to start andmanage from a home based location while operating the service on amobile basis.

In terms of gaining clients for the service, seek outunusual opportunities. Go to people who can’t come to you. Clients caninclude busy professionals, residents of nursing and retirement homes,long-term hospital patients and just about anyone else looking for aterrific in-home or office pedicure service. Providing your clientswith exceptional service will guarantee you a very comfortable incomeand repeat clientele for many years to come.

Potential income range is$25 to $40 per hour, plus the potential to sell foot care products.

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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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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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