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Photo ID Service

Each year, millions of dollars worth of property are stolen out of homes and offices. With a photo ID service that burns proof of property onto a CD, this service really does take care of business.

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Photo ID 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

A photo ID service is a terrific homebasedbusiness venture to set in motion, and has the potential to generate asix-figure income per year once established. The business concept isvery straightforward.

Each year millions of dollars worth of personalproperty such as TVs, stereos, home computers, and other householditems are stolen from homes and businesses.

The photo ID service issimply taking digital pictures of a client’s personal property andstoring the images on a CD-ROM. Clients receive one copy of the CD-ROMwhile a second copy is archived in storage.

Should the client’s home orbusiness be burglarized and questions arise about the property stolen,the client would simply produce a copy of the CD-ROM for the police andinsurance company featuring the items that have been stolen, leaving nodoubt as to the type and value of the stolen items.

The service couldbe provided both to residential homeowners as well as business owners.A fantastic way to market this type of unique service is to establishalliances with companies that sell and install home alarm systems.

Thealarm companies could offer this service as a free added-value fortheir clients or charge only a small fee for the service. A jointventure such as this would be a win-win-win situation.

The home orbusiness owner would receive a terrific service that could potentiallysave them thousands of dollars or result in the stolen items beingreturned.

The alarm company would have a sales and marketing toolsecond to none for promotional use, which would definitely separatethem from their competition, and you would benefit by establishing asuccessful business that is being marketed and promoted by a team withgreat built-in contacts and resources.

Once again, a photo ID serviceis very simple to establish and does not require a great deal ofphotographic skill. However, some computer and software skills will beneeded to successfully transfer the digital images to the CD-ROM

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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: 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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Temporary Help Agency

Connect qualified workers with businesses in need of temporary help.

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Temporary Help Agency
Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? Yes

Business Overview

Outsourcing, downsizing, and consolidation are buzzwords in today’s business world, and all have helped to make the placement of temporary workers a thriving industry. In short, when businesses and organizations need temporary or seasonal help, many turn to the services of a temporary help agency to fulfill their manpower needs.

It often costs less and is more convenient than having to run help wanted ads and interview candidates. In starting your temp help agency, we suggest that you specialize in supplying qualified workers in one particular industry or area of expertise, such as the construction industry, retail sales, home care, domestic work, office work, or warehouse staffing. Recruiting workers prepared to work on a temporary basis should not prove difficult. Just target students, early retirees, homemakers, and even other homebased business owners seeking to earn extra income periodically.

The Market

Marketing can be as easy as creating an information package describing the service and your available work force, and distributing it to businesses and companies that occasionally rely on temporary workers. You can network for clients at business and social functions, and use the Yellow Pages and newspaper classifieds for advertising.

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Mediator

Help opposing sides find common ground.

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Mediator

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

In most areas of the United States amediator is not required to be licensed or have certificate training,making this an excellent choice for a new business venture.

The dutiesof a mediator are to bring two opposing sides together and find commonground. A mediation service should not be confused with an arbitrationservice as a mediator does not rule in favor of either party, butremains neutral.

The purpose of mediation is to reconcile differencesbetween parties before litigation or arbitration is required to settlethe dispute. Securing clients for a mediation service is bestaccomplished by building alliances with lawyers so the lawyers canrefer your service to their clients.

Mediators generally bill by theday for mediation services, and the rates average out to approximately$80 to $100 per hour. web resource: www.mediatorindex.com AmericanArbitration Association.

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