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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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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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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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Manners Training

A charming idea for the etiquette adept: manners training

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Manners 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

Well-behaved children with excellent mannersare the pride–and sometimes envy–of all parents. Starting a child’smanners instruction service is a terrific way to get into business foryourself.

The market for manners training is large and easily obtained.To get rolling, you’ll need to learn everything about manners that youcan. This information is best gathered through reading books on mannersand proper etiquette or attending a competitor’s class. I would suggestinitially that you hold you classes in conjunction with a community orrecreation center. You will probably have to work out a split of therevenues with the center. However, this is a fast startup method asyou’ll have access to the recreation center’s membership base forpromotional purposes.

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