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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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Employee Training

Combine good teaching and management skills for a career in employee training.

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Employee Training

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

The demand from employers for specializedemployee training is enormous, and starting a home basedemployee-training service is a terrific new business venture to set inmotion.

The key to success in this business is specialization, and yourservice should focus on one particular training style or method thatyou have mastered or can quickly master. Popular employee trainingcourse topics include customer service, working without direction,money handling, making the workplace a safe and secure environment, andcoping with stress. The training courses can be conducted on theclient’s site. Marketing the service can be accomplished by attendingbusiness networking meetings to promote your service or designing amarketing brochure explaining the service and course curriculum anddistributing the brochures to potential clients.

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Factory Tours

Are there lots of factories in your town? If so, you may be sitting on a tour business goldmine.

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Factory Tours

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

Do you live in a highly industrialized city or region of the countrythat has many factories? If so, you could be sitting on a tour businessgoldmine and not even realize it. Factory tours have become extremelypopular in the past decade, as more and more people are seekingdifferent and interesting ways to spend their hard-earned vacationdollars. The first step in establishing a factory tour business is tofind companies that’ll permit tours of their factories. This isn’t hardto accomplish as the companies can be compensated by way of shared tourrevenues. Often factories will sell their manufactured goods to thetourists at wholesale or factory-direct prices.

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Sewing Classes

Give sewers the guidance they need while stitching together some profit for yourself.

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Sewing 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

Calling all seamstress and hobby sewers,starting a sewing instruction business is a fantastic opportunity toearn a great part-time income while operating your own homebasedbusiness.

A sewing instruction business can be set in motion for lessthan $5,000 and has the potential to easily create an income in therange of $25 to $35 per hour or more. Sewing classes can be marketeddirectly to students via all traditional means of advertising. You canalso initiate a joint venture with a local fabric store to hold theclasses evenings and weekends or even as a joint venture with acommunity or recreation center. Joint ventures are a fantastic way toreduce the overall start-up capital to open a business, as well ascapitalize on the partner’s existing customer base. Overall, it’s agreat little business that can generate additional revenue by sellingsewing patterns to students, as well as by mail order.

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