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Flower Arranging Classes

When guests walk into your house, do they comment on your flowers? If yes, you may have a skill you didn’t know could be a business.

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Flower Arranging Classes

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

Thanks in part to craft gurus like MarthaStewart, flower arranging and dried flower products have becomeextremely popular as home decorations, gifts, and as a hobby.

Startinga flower arranging instructional business can be fun, and easilyoperated from home. The business requires only a minimal investment toget things rolling. Students are currently paying as much a $50 to $75for one three-hour course, making this a potentially very profitablebusiness venture. Building alliances with flower shops, garden centers,and retail gift stores is a great way to market the business initially,as these types of businesses can act as a referral source or even ajoint venture partner, with the flower arranging courses beingconducted nights and weekends from their locations. Securing only tennew students per week, and charging a mere $60 for the flower arrangingcourse, will create business revenues of more than $30,000 per year.

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Scuba Diving Instruction

Dive into a business that makes the best of your aquatic knowledge.

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Scuba Diving Instruction

Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Like sailing, scuba diving is a sport and arecreational pastime enjoyed by millions of Americans, and likesailing, thousands more people are taking scuba-diving lessons eachyear, so they too can enjoy recreational scuba diving.

The number onerequirement for starting a scuba diving instruction business is, ofcourse, to be a certified scuba diving instructor. There are manytraining facilities in the United States. However, the best and mostrecognized scuba diving instructors’ program is one that is provided byPADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors). The course willtake a few months to complete and will cost a few thousand dollars.Once certified, scuba diving instruction classes can be marketeddirectly to potential students via all traditional advertising andmarketing mediums. Or, the business can be partnered with an existingscuba diving retailer or charter boat operation. The bottom line isthat you can have a lot of fun, make a decent income and really enjoyyour work.

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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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