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Driving School

If you’re looking to make the world a safer place, what better way than to start a driving school?

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Driving School

Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Franchises Available? No
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Training new drivers how to be good driversis a multimillion-dollar industry in the United States. The mainrequirement for starting a driver training school is to be–or have onstaff–professional driving instructors.

Many driving instructionschools now subcontract out the driving instruction to trainedprofessionals who supply their own cars, insurance and gas in exchangefor a percentage of the revenue paid by their students. Using this typeof operating format can be a terrific way to reduce the overall startupand operating costs for the business. Currently, revenue split ratesrange from a low of 60 percent for the instructor and 40 percent forthe driving school to 75 percent for the instructor and 25 percent forthe school. This is a very competitive industry and the only way tosucceed is to secure contracts with high schools providing drivereducation courses for students. The contracts for this service areusually awarded on a tender-for-service basis every one to three years.

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Sales Training Service

Train others with your sales and management expertise.

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Sales Training Service

Startup Costs: $50,000 – $100,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Are you a sales professional who isrecognized as a top producer in your industry? If so, in addition toyour six-figure yearly commission earnings, you can add another$100,000 simply by training other sales professionals to also becomeperennial top sales producers.

The sales training can be taught at theclient’s site or in a home based classroom atmosphere. The coursecurriculum can be developed by amassing your sales experience,techniques, trade secrets and methodology into a study guide. Gainingclients for the classes can be as easy as creating a marketing package.This promotional package should describe the sales training program,highlight your own personal sales achievements, and explain thebenefits and value that this type of focused and specialized coachingcan have in terms of turning sales order takers into sales ordermakers. The marketing presentation can be presented to business ownersand corporations that rely on a direct sales team to drive businessrevenues and profits.

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Educational Day Camps

Field trips still exciting to you? Make a business out of it.

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Educational Day Camps

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

Business Overview

Math, grammar, computer training and artsand crafts can all be included in the curriculum of an education daycamp for kids. The camps can be held in day-long format on weekendsduring school months and throughout the week in summers.

The main focuson this type of specialized kid’s day camp business is to provideparents with an alternate choice for additional education as opposed toeducational tutoring. The day camps can be run as an independentbusiness or in conjunction with a community program or communitycenter. Startup costs for this kind of business will vary as to theoperating format and size of the business and will range from a low of$5,000 to a high of $25,000. Be sure to seek legal advice in terms ofregulations and certifications that may be required to operate abusiness specializing in educational day camps for kids in yourcommunity prior to establishing the business.

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Energy Management Consultant

Got tips on saving energy? Teach others how to be frugal with facilities as an energy management consultant.

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Energy Management Consultant

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

Corporations and homeowners combined spend billions of dollars annuallyon energy to light, heat and air-condition their homes and buildings.

Imagine how much healthier the environment would be, as well how muchmoney each of us could save every year, if we could all reduce ourenergy consumption by a mere 10 percent? The aforementioned is thefocus of this incredible business opportunity. Working as an energymanagement consultant from a homebased office you can teach homeownersand business owners practical and useful energy management tips aboutreducing consumption and waste. Successfully activating this businesswill require a great deal of research, planning and perhaps training.However, with energy cost continuing to soar, the need to take care ofthe environment and save money is becoming a major concern for mostpeople. This type of venture should have a very favorable future.

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People who want to learn how to save money on their monthly utility bills

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