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Senior Citizen Clothing

Make shopping more convenient for seniors by taking the clothing to them.

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Senior Citizen Clothing

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

Are you searching for a unique clothingretail business that can be operated on a mobile basis and managed froma home office? If so, consider starting a business that retailsclothing to residents living in retirement and senior citizen homes.Simply build alliances with clothing manufacturers and makearrangements with operators of retirement homes to put on a monthlyfashion show for the residents.

Additionally, models for the fashionshows can be the residents of the homes, and at the end of the show youcan take orders for clothing purchases with delivery to follow within afew days. This could prove to be not only a profitable business tooperate, but also a very fun business that provides clients with theconvenience of easy shopping as well as a little bit of entertainmentat the same time.

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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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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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