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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

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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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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.

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

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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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Flower Arranging Classes

When guests walk into your house, do they comment on your flowers? If yes, you may have a skill you didn’t know could be a business.

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Flower Arranging Classes

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

Thanks in part to craft gurus like MarthaStewart, flower arranging and dried flower products have becomeextremely popular as home decorations, gifts, and as a hobby.

Startinga flower arranging instructional business can be fun, and easilyoperated from home. The business requires only a minimal investment toget things rolling. Students are currently paying as much a $50 to $75for one three-hour course, making this a potentially very profitablebusiness venture. Building alliances with flower shops, garden centers,and retail gift stores is a great way to market the business initially,as these types of businesses can act as a referral source or even ajoint venture partner, with the flower arranging courses beingconducted nights and weekends from their locations. Securing only tennew students per week, and charging a mere $60 for the flower arrangingcourse, will create business revenues of more than $30,000 per year.

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