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Fashion Design School

If you are a fashion designer, teach others how to do the same with this glamorous business idea.

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Fashion Design School

Startup Costs: $50,000 – $100,000
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Starting a fashion school is verystraightforward. However, there certainly is one main requirement. Youor your instructors must be fashion designers. There are manyapproaches that can be taken when considering a fashion school as a newbusiness venture.

The first approach is to start a full-service fashionschool that is recognized by fashion designers and clothingmanufacturers. A less costly and less complicated approach to startinga fashion design school is to target students who have an interest instarting their own fashion label or clothing manufacturing business.The training provided could be over a shorter period of time and couldbe less costly than traditional fashion school courses. Additionalrevenues can be created by selling the fashions designed by thestudents through your own fashion shows, as well as over the Internetvia your own Web site. This type of business is costly to establish.However, the potential to generate a six-figure yearly income iscertainly within reach for the hard-working entrepreneur.

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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 Home Schooling

As more and more curriculum gets packed into the school year, help those learning by connecting through the internet.

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Online Home Schooling

Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? Yes

Business Overview

Take home schooling into the high-tech worldby developing a home schooling website. The website can featureinformation and services that can be used by parents wishing to schooltheir children at home.

This can include home schooling programs inprint format, an online chat forum for parents to discusshome-schooling issues and articles submitted by parents on homeschooling topics. In general, the site could become an online supportand information service for parents schooling their children at home.Income can be earned by selling textbooks and home schooling programsand guides that outline suggested curricula and social activities.

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Stunt School

Sick of putting your neck on the line? Make a business out of teaching others to.

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Stunt School

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

Like a buskers school, a stunt school isalso a very interesting business opportunity to start. However, unlikea buskers school, the market for this type of specialized training isvery limited and would only include students that are truly seeking totrain for a career as a professional stunt person.

Ideally, a stuntschool should be formed as a joint venture with professionals withinthe stunt industry or with a production company within the filmproduction industry. Gaining clients for a stunt school should notprove to be difficult, even though the potential market is limited, asthe TV film and movie industry as a whole is presently riding a wave ofpopularity not seen since the heyday of Hollywood in the 1920s and’30s. Additional considerations in terms of establishing the businesswill include liability insurance, operating location, training staffand course curriculum.

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