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Red Carpet Service

Make a business out of giving parties the Hollywood treatment. Red carpets, valet service and emcees are just some ideas for this event planning service.

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Red Carpet 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 red carpet service includes individual services such as valet parking, ushers, event planning, and professional emcees all wrapped up into one service for clients. The market for a red carpet service is huge in every city across North America, and clients can include event and wedding planners, business owners hosting special events, seminar and trade show companies, and even political and sports organizations for award ceremonies. Once established, this is the type of business that will be kept very busy by way of repeat clients and word-of-mouth referrals. As there are numerous variables, the profit potential for the business will fluctuate. However, even on a part-time basis the business is capable of $20,000+ per year.

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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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Flier Distribution Service

Help clients distribute fliers with this low-cost advertising method.

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Flier Distribution 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

Not only is a flier delivery service a veryeasy business to start, it also has the potential to generate afantastic annual income. Companies have used promotional fliers fordecades as a low-cost highly effective advertising method. Starting aflier delivery service requires no more than a telephone and a goodpair of walking shoes.

Currently, flier delivery services are chargingdelivery rates in the range of 7 to 15 cents per hand-delivered flier.As a method to increase your delivery workforce, consider hiringretirees and students to deliver fliers during busy times.

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Personal Assistant

Busy executives and business owners can use your help with everything from answering phones to purchasing gifts.

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Personal Assistant

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

Independent personal assistant services arebecoming extremely popular and widely utilized by business owners andcorporate executives that occasionally have a need for a personalassistant, but not on a full-time basis.

Duties performed by a personalassistant include everything from booking appointments to returningtelephone calls and, in some cases, even picking up dry cleaning.

Additionally, most personal assistants are required to have computerskills as well as their own computer equipment and often travel isrequired to accompany the client to trade shows, business functions,and out-of-town business appointments.

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