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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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Resume Service

Help people polish up their professional background with a resume service.

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Resume Service

Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? Yes

Business Overview

In spite of the fact that more than 50percent of American and Canadian households have a computer system,starting a résumé service is still a fantastic new business to set inmotion, as many people still require a professional touch in terms ofthe structure and format of their résumé. Once established, repeatbusiness and word-of-mouth referrals will keep the service hopping.However, to initially market the service there are a few methods thatcan be employed, such as posting information fliers describing therésumé service on community and company bulletin boards, taking out asmall print classified ad in a community paper, and networking withpeople at career expos.

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Sailing School

If you enjoy the open sea, this business could put the wind in your sails.

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Sailing School

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

Business Overview

Calling all salty sea dogs. Sailing is asport and recreational pastime that is enjoyed by thousands of peopleacross North America, with thousands more joining the ranks each year.

Many of these novice sailors share a common bond: they have enrolled,or will in the near future enroll themselves, spouses and family intotraining courses to learn all the vital techniques and skills requiredto safely operate and sail a sailboat. Providing you have sailingexperience and, better yet, a sailing instructor’s certificate, thenthe business is very straightforward to set in motion and does not evenrequire you to have your own sailboat, as you can provide sailingtraining for students who already have a sailboat. Generally sailboatinstruction courses are comprised of two elements: classroom theory,such as basic navigation, and practical on-the-water training.Additionally, courses are generally conducted over a two- to three-dayperiod on a full-time basis, and a two- to three-week period on apart-time basis. Securing only 20 to 30 clients per year can generatean income, prior to taxes and overhead expenses, in excess of $30,000per year.

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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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