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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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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.

The Market

Tourists

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Self Defense Training

Empower women and men alike with self defense training.

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Self Defense Training

Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Self-defense training is big business’kids, students, single mothers,housewives, executives traveling overseas, government employees,celebrities, sports figures, politicians, school teachers, securityguards, and just about anyone who wants and needs to feel safe andsecure are potential customers.

This opportunity will really appeal topeople with a martial arts, military, or law enforcement background’themore qualified and the better your credentials, the more your trainingservices will be in demand. Training can be conducted in a group formator on a one-on-one basis at your school location or the clientslocations, including their homes, businesses, or offices. Never beforehas self-defense training been as popular as it is right now. Literallyhundreds of thousands of people sign up for new classes every month andare prepared to shell out big bucks to learn the skills they need tokeep themselves and family members safe. Rates vary from a few dollarsper hour, per student, when training a group, to as much as $200 perhour when training one-on-one.

The Market

Anyone who wants and needs to feel safe and wants to learn how to protect themselves.

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