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Photography Courses

Now that just about everyone has a digital camera, they need someone to teach them how to take a great photo.

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Photography Courses

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

A photography instruction service can trainstudents in both traditional print film photography as well as indigital-imaging formats. Courses could be provided for students from ahomebased photography studio, or the business could be operated as ajoint venture with community training programs or educationalfacilities. One marketing method may be to approach retailers that sellcameras and digital cameras and offer a free two-hour photographycourse for all of their customers who purchase a camera. Of course theobjective of this type of free promotion is to have a large percentageof the students who take advantage of the free class sign up forextended photography courses and training (on a paid basis).

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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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Stunt School

Sick of putting your neck on the line? Make a business out of teaching others to.

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Stunt School

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

Like a buskers school, a stunt school isalso a very interesting business opportunity to start. However, unlikea buskers school, the market for this type of specialized training isvery limited and would only include students that are truly seeking totrain for a career as a professional stunt person.

Ideally, a stuntschool should be formed as a joint venture with professionals withinthe stunt industry or with a production company within the filmproduction industry. Gaining clients for a stunt school should notprove to be difficult, even though the potential market is limited, asthe TV film and movie industry as a whole is presently riding a wave ofpopularity not seen since the heyday of Hollywood in the 1920s and’30s. Additional considerations in terms of establishing the businesswill include liability insurance, operating location, training staffand course curriculum.

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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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