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Factory Tours

Are there lots of factories in your town? If so, you may be sitting on a tour business goldmine.

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Factory Tours

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

Do you live in a highly industrialized city or region of the countrythat has many factories? If so, you could be sitting on a tour businessgoldmine and not even realize it. Factory tours have become extremelypopular in the past decade, as more and more people are seekingdifferent and interesting ways to spend their hard-earned vacationdollars. The first step in establishing a factory tour business is tofind companies that’ll permit tours of their factories. This isn’t hardto accomplish as the companies can be compensated by way of shared tourrevenues. Often factories will sell their manufactured goods to thetourists at wholesale or factory-direct prices.

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Home Schooling

More and more curriculum gets packed into the school year. Home schooling is a great low-cost business opportunity.

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Home Schooling

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

Thousands of parents each year in the UnitedStates are making a decision to remove their children from the publicschool system in favor of home schooling their children. This factcreates a fantastic opportunity for an individual with a teaching oreducation background to start a new consulting business that assistsparents in establishing a home-schooling educational program for theirchildren. The home-schooling programs can be designed to specificallymeet the educational needs of children at various stages of developmentand age, as well as feature subject testing, suggested educationalfield trips, and recreational and social interaction activities.

Thebusiness can focus on developing and marketing home-schooling programsfor children and parents. Or, the business can focus on in-homeconsulting on a one-on-one basis with parents to specially design ahome-schooling program for their individual children. This type ofunique consulting service is best marketed directly to parents who areat presently home schooling their children or who are considering it inthe near future. The best way to gain access to this market is to joinhome-schooling associations and utilize the associations’ membershipsor roster lists as a basis for a direct mail campaign for yourhome-schooling consulting business.

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Online Language Instruction

The world is getting flat and we need help communicating. If you’ve got the language skills, the internet is the perfect medium to share them.

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Online Language Instruction

Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? Yes

Business Overview

The world has become a smaller place, thanksto the introduction of the internet, and starting a cyberventure thatteaches students around the globe various languages may be the newbusiness opportunity you have been searching for. Design and constructa Web site featuring foreign language instructional classes that arebroadcast over the internet. Students would simply log onto the siteand choose the language they wish to learn.

The teaching segments couldbe filmed using a digital camera and later entered into the correctcategory on the website. All courses could be taught by qualifiedprofessionals who provide their teaching service in exchange for apercentage of the revenue that is collected from the students whoenroll for their specific language training program. Charging studentsa monthly membership fee for joining one of the foreign languageinstruction programs would generate revenues. Additional income couldbe earned by selling advertising space on the website, as well asselling related instructional books and programs. Ideally, themarketing of the business could be directed at large internationalcorporations who have an international sales staff that must bemultilingual.

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Woodworking Class

Teach others the craft of working with wood. It could turn into a nice stack of paper.

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Woodworking Class

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

Calling all craftsmen and woodworkers. It istime to put your woodworking skills to work for yourself and start aninstructional business teaching students how to use woodworkingequipment and complete woodworking projects.

The business can beoperated from a home based workshop or from a small industrial rentallocation. Woodworking classes can be taught in a group format or aone-on-one basis. Additionally, you can provide various levels ofwoodworking instructional classes ranging from a beginner level all theway to an advanced course for the serious woodworker seeking to masterthe required skills to complete more complicated woodworking projects.Additional revenues for a woodworking instruction service can be gainedby providing students the option of purchasing wood for their projects,as well as purchasing woodworking tools once they have completed thecourse.

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