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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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Perfume

Make the world a better-smelling place by making or selling perfume.

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Perfume

Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? Yes

Business Overview

Creating, packaging and distributing yourown perfume line can make you rich. Developing your own perfume orperfume line will take some careful planning and research. However, thehard work could really pay off, especially if you can secure nationalaccounts with well-recognized specialty retailers.

In terms of the typeof perfume your business develops, consider an all-natural approach tothe ingredients, as all-natural products are the biggest trend rightnow. The perfume can be sold to retailers on a wholesale basis,directly to consumers via the internet, or by establishing a perfumesales kiosk set up in high-traffic community gathering places. Formail-order sales, advertise the perfume in specialty publications.

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Mobile Foot Massage Service

Get a kick out of your work and relieve some sore feet by starting a mobile foot massage service.

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Mobile Foot Massage Service

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

Business Overview

It is a proven medical fact that footproblems that are not corrected early can result in additional medicalproblems later down the road. And this creates terrific opportunity forthe budding entrepreneur to capitalize by starting a mobile footmassage service. The target market for a mobile foot massage service isobvious: people who spend a lot of time on their feet.

In the spirit ofbeing unique, consider the following method of marketing to gain newclients and generate business revenue: Prepare a full marketingpresentation that highlights all the benefits of foot massages, such ashappier workers equals increased productivity. Once the marketingpresentation is complete, set up proposal meetings with mid- tolarge-size companies in your community that have employees who are ontheir feet for most of the day.

The pitch to the business owner of whyhe or she should consider starting a foot massage program for workerswill of course be the increased productivity and the possibility offewer missed work days as a result of foot-related health problems.Once established, an income level of $30 per hour or more should notprove difficult to achieve.

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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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