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Headhunter Service

Help find ideal candidates for companies as a headhunter.

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Headhunter Service

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

Unlike an employment agency, a headhuntingservice does not wait for potential employees or career seekers to sendin a résumé for a job listing; a headhunter goes out and activelysearches for the ideal candidate.

This usually means the first stop isthe client’s competitors. Securing clients for a headhunting service isvery straightforward, simply due to the fact that the clients only payfor the service if and when the ideal person is located and hired.

Feesfor the service are paid by the client that is seeking to fill anemployment position, and are typically 4 to 8 percent of the employmentposition’s annual salary.

In addition to competitor companies,potential employees can also be located at business networkingmeetings, and even some small business owners can be lured back intothe corporate world if the offer is lucrative enough.

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Errand Service Business Opportunity

Help busy people get through the day by providing an errand service.

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Business At A Glance

  • Business: Errand Service
  • Start-up Costs: Minimum
  • Home Based: Can be operated from home.
  • Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
  • Online Operation? Yes

Business Overview

Let’s face it; today’s busy lifestyles mean that a lot working people just don’t have time for even the simplest of errands, such as taking the family pet to the veterinarian for a routine checkup, buying AuntSue a birthday present, or picking up the kids after school.

Which is great news if you’re a multi-tasker looking to start your own simple,inexpensive, yet potentially very profitable business. An errand service can be operated with nothing more than a cell phone and reliable transportation.

Land clients by networking and by creating a simple marketing brochure explaining the services you provide along with your contact information.
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The brochures can be pinned to community bulletin boards, hand-delivered to homes and businesses and distributed with the local newspaper.

A few promotional items such as pens and memo pads emblazoned with your company logo, name and telephone number given out to potential customers will go a long way as a daily reminder of your fast, reliable and affordable errand services.

This is the kind of business where growth is fuelled by referrals, so customer service and satisfaction are the most important goals.

The Market

Busy individuals who need a little help getting their day to day errands done. You can also market your services to small business owners.

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Showroom Props

Help customers stage the perfect show by renting the right props.

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Showroom Props
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 retailers use props for store displays as opposed to the real product. Using props enables the retailer to keep costs down when establishing or updating a showroom. It also reduces the financial loss in the event of damage or theft of the showroom displays. There are two options in terms of initiating a business that sells showroom props to retailers: The first option is to design and manufacture the props; the second is to purchase the props in bulk on a wholesale basis from established manufacturers and add a profit percentage for resale. While both options are viable, the second option is far less costly to start and operate. However, the profit potential is also greatly reduced for the second option of operating. Careful research and planning will indicate the preferred method for starting the business for you.

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Site Sign Installation Service

Temporarily install company site signs in front of customers’ homes being worked on by renovation or other improvement companies.

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Site Sign Installation Service
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Here is a terrific business to start and operate in conjunction with a door hanger service. Company site signs are temporarily installed in front of a customers’ home telling people in the neighborhood who the company is that is performing the work, as well as what business they’re in and how to contact the company. Most construction, renovation and home service companies realize the value of installing site signs. However, time restrictions usually mean the sign never gets installed. Thus, the free advertising benefits never get realized. This is a wise choice for a new business venture. And when combined with a door hanger service, clients will get a double whammy for their advertising buck.

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