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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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Editing Service

Does the idea of incorrect grammar drive you crazy? You may be in the runnings for an editing service.

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Editing Service

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

An editing service is not limited to publishers and book authors ascustomers. In fact, publishers and authors represent a very smallpercentage of the potential clients an editing service can becontracted by. The main requirement for starting an editing service isto have computer equipment, editing software, and of course, theability to edit. Potential clients can include advertising agencies,marketing agencies, publishers, authors and printers. Actually, justabout any company, organization or individual that needs to ensure thatprinted or electronic information is spelled correctly, that thegrammar is correct, and the information is presented in an easy-to-readand pleasing format. Potential income range is $25 to $50 per hour.

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Anyone who has printed material that needs to be edited

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Survival Training

If you have past military or survival experience, this business offers an opportunity to share your skills.

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Survival 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

What would you do if you were trapped on amountainside, in subzero weather, with an impending blizzardapproaching? This may not seem to be a likely scenario for many of us.However, to the millions of outdoor enthusiasts who take part inrecreational activities such as hiking, skiing, and rock climbing, thisis a very real and dangerous threat.

A survival training service can bemarketed directly to potential customers by establishing alliances withrecreation-related businesses and associations, such as hiking clubsand rock climbing schools. You could provide their members andcustomers with survival training instruction courses by way ofspecially designed informational brochures. In addition to recreationalenthusiasts, survival training courses can be offered to police forces,fire departments, and forest service employees. The main requirementsfor this type of business venture are that the trainers will have to beskilled and experienced survival training instructors, as well as holda first-aid instructor’s certificate.

The survival training coursecould be instructed over a week-long period with the theory aspect ofthe course being conducted weekday evenings, and the practical aspectof the course held the following weekend. This type of instructionbusiness also requires a survival training manual to be developed andutilized in all facets of the complete training program. The factorsdetermining the profit potential for a survival instruction businessare too numerous to pinpoint an accurate figure. However, due to thespecialized nature of this business opportunity, it can be assumed thata well-promoted and established survival training service has thepotential to generate great earnings.

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Scuba Diving Instruction

Dive into a business that makes the best of your aquatic knowledge.

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Scuba Diving Instruction

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

Business Overview

Like sailing, scuba diving is a sport and arecreational pastime enjoyed by millions of Americans, and likesailing, thousands more people are taking scuba-diving lessons eachyear, so they too can enjoy recreational scuba diving.

The number onerequirement for starting a scuba diving instruction business is, ofcourse, to be a certified scuba diving instructor. There are manytraining facilities in the United States. However, the best and mostrecognized scuba diving instructors’ program is one that is provided byPADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors). The course willtake a few months to complete and will cost a few thousand dollars.Once certified, scuba diving instruction classes can be marketeddirectly to potential students via all traditional advertising andmarketing mediums. Or, the business can be partnered with an existingscuba diving retailer or charter boat operation. The bottom line isthat you can have a lot of fun, make a decent income and really enjoyyour work.

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