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Flying School

For the first time in your life, it’s okay to have your head in the clouds. Take to the sky with your own flying school.

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Flying School

Startup Costs: $100,000 +
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

The wide availability and relatively lowcost of small prop and ultralight airplanes is fueling a craze forpeople wanting to learn how to fly a plane. And starting a flyingschool is the best way to capitalize on this craze.

Without question,there are a lot of hurdles, both financial and regulatory, to overcomewhen considering starting a flying school as a new business venture.However, the long-term rewards can be well worth the effort if startingthis type of instruction business has always been a personal dream. Inaddition to generating revenue for the business from training students,small airplanes and pilots are in high demand for the film industry andare commanding as much as $1,500 per day for supplying themselves andthe planes for film work. Additional considerations for starting aflying school will also be location, liability insurance, equipment,and marketing. Good luck and let me know how you are doing.

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Survival Training

If you have past military or survival experience, this business offers an opportunity to share your skills.

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Survival 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

What would you do if you were trapped on amountainside, in subzero weather, with an impending blizzardapproaching? This may not seem to be a likely scenario for many of us.However, to the millions of outdoor enthusiasts who take part inrecreational activities such as hiking, skiing, and rock climbing, thisis a very real and dangerous threat.

A survival training service can bemarketed directly to potential customers by establishing alliances withrecreation-related businesses and associations, such as hiking clubsand rock climbing schools. You could provide their members andcustomers with survival training instruction courses by way ofspecially designed informational brochures. In addition to recreationalenthusiasts, survival training courses can be offered to police forces,fire departments, and forest service employees. The main requirementsfor this type of business venture are that the trainers will have to beskilled and experienced survival training instructors, as well as holda first-aid instructor’s certificate.

The survival training coursecould be instructed over a week-long period with the theory aspect ofthe course being conducted weekday evenings, and the practical aspectof the course held the following weekend. This type of instructionbusiness also requires a survival training manual to be developed andutilized in all facets of the complete training program. The factorsdetermining the profit potential for a survival instruction businessare too numerous to pinpoint an accurate figure. However, due to thespecialized nature of this business opportunity, it can be assumed thata well-promoted and established survival training service has thepotential to generate great earnings.

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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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Editing Service

Does the idea of incorrect grammar drive you crazy? You may be in the runnings for an editing service.

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Editing Service

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

An editing service is not limited to publishers and book authors ascustomers. In fact, publishers and authors represent a very smallpercentage of the potential clients an editing service can becontracted by. The main requirement for starting an editing service isto have computer equipment, editing software, and of course, theability to edit. Potential clients can include advertising agencies,marketing agencies, publishers, authors and printers. Actually, justabout any company, organization or individual that needs to ensure thatprinted or electronic information is spelled correctly, that thegrammar is correct, and the information is presented in an easy-to-readand pleasing format. Potential income range is $25 to $50 per hour.

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Anyone who has printed material that needs to be edited

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