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First-Aid Training

If you have a passion for helping people and you have the skills, first-aid training is always in demand.

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First-Aid Training

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

Make no mistake, starting an instructionbusiness that focuses on teaching first-aid training has the potentialto generate profits in excess of $100,000 per year. Best of all, thebusiness can be managed from a homebased office and started for lessthan a few thousand dollars.

Clients can include constructioncompanies, warehousing and distribution companies, and clubs andorganizations. Furthermore, the first-aid courses are best taught onthe customer’s site in a group-training format, as this can keep thecost per student to a minimum while keeping business volume and profitsto a maximum. Additionally, be sure to offer all clients yearlyrefresher courses for their employees. The first-aid refresher coursescan be slightly discounted as a method of ensuring a 100 percent yearlyretention rate. Marketing first aid training services is as simple asdesigning a high-quality presentation brochure and setting appointmentswith potential customers to explain all the benefits to their firms byhaving employees receive occupational first-aid training.

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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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Licensing Specialist

If you know your product branding and licensing laws, this business has your name all over it.

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Licensing Specialist

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

Acting as a licensing specialist, you canseek out opportunities to secure the exclusive rights to use a popularname, product, service, or operating system or formula, and sellsublicenses to qualified business owners wishing to utilize the licensein a business venture, product, or service.

An example of a licensingsituation is as follows: a popular motorcycle is being manufactured andyou secure the master license to use the name of the motorcycle inquestion to promote products and services. You sell a license to aclothing company to use the motorcycle name, image, and logo on theirclothing line and charge a one-time fee plus on-going royalties basedon the success of the clothing line. You sell a license to acorporation that wants to establish a chain of restaurants using themotorcycle’s name, logo, and image. These are only two examples; thereare literally hundreds if not thousands of ways to profit as alicensing specialist.

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Stop Smoking Clinics

If you like to help people, and maybe if you were once a smoker yourself, you can be of service to others.

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Stop Smoking Clinics

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

Business Overview

According to the U.S. Department of Healthand Human Services, 29 percent of Americans smoke cigarettes. Thatmeans a whopping 80,000,000 potential customers for a stop smokingclinic in the United States alone.

Even with the assistance of stopsmoking aids, such as nicotine patches, gums, and pills, smokers oftenneed additional guidance and support to be able to kick the habit.Starting a stop smoking clinic or counseling service is not difficult.The classes can be conducted in a group format or a one-on-one in-homeconsulting basis. The business is obviously best suited to be startedby an ex-smoker, as they can better understand their clients’situation. The best way to approach this type of instruction businessis to develop a course manual: a ‘guide to quit smoking.’ The manualcan be the basis of the stop smoking program that is offered to clients.

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