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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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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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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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Stress Management Courses

We live in a high stress world. Helping others deal with it can put you on Easy Street.

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Stress Management Courses

Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

During the 1970s, many futurists werepredicting that due to the rapid gains in technology, the averageworkweek would shrink to only 30 hours by the year 2000. I wonder ifthese same futurists are now rubbing their heads in disbelief.According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average Americanemployed full-time is now working 47 hours per week, as opposed to 42hours per week in the 1970s.

This fact, coupled with an increasedworkload and potential financial and family complications, makes it nowonder that the average person is at the end of their rope andsuffering from stress-related health problems. Without question,starting a business that assists people in learning how to cope withstress and how to avoid stressful situations is a business venture withan unlimited number of potential clients. The marketing of the stressmanagement classes could be targeted at individuals seeking to reduceor eliminate stress from their daily lives. However, seeking corporateclients for the stress management courses may be a preferred approach,as you would have the ability to gain perhaps as many as ten clientswith the same amount of marketing effort and costs put toward gainingone individual client.

The business can be conducted from a home basedor rental office location, or the stress management classes could beheld at the client’s business or home location. As with anyinstructional business, the key to success is to develop an exclusivecourse manual and program for your clients to use and follow. Bydeveloping your own program, you become the owner of the information.And should the program become very popular, it could become anexcellent opportunity to put the program into print or electronicformat and market the product worldwide.

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