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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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Energy Management Consultant

Got tips on saving energy? Teach others how to be frugal with facilities as an energy management consultant.

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Energy Management Consultant

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

Corporations and homeowners combined spend billions of dollars annuallyon energy to light, heat and air-condition their homes and buildings.

Imagine how much healthier the environment would be, as well how muchmoney each of us could save every year, if we could all reduce ourenergy consumption by a mere 10 percent? The aforementioned is thefocus of this incredible business opportunity. Working as an energymanagement consultant from a homebased office you can teach homeownersand business owners practical and useful energy management tips aboutreducing consumption and waste. Successfully activating this businesswill require a great deal of research, planning and perhaps training.However, with energy cost continuing to soar, the need to take care ofthe environment and save money is becoming a major concern for mostpeople. This type of venture should have a very favorable future.

The Market

People who want to learn how to save money on their monthly utility bills

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Theft Prevention

Many people don’t know how vulnerable they are. If you have a police or security background, this could be your road to independence.

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Theft Prevention

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

Shoplifting, employee theft, delivery trucksthat mysteriously lose their cargo along the way and theft in any formcosts companies billions of dollars in lost revenues and profits eachyear, eventually costing all consumers higher product prices to helpoffset theft losses.

Initiating a consulting service that trainsbusiness owners and staff how to prevent thefts and what to do in theevent of a theft is a very good venture to set in motion, especiallyfor individuals with a law enforcement or security background. Theinstructional classes can be taught in a group format that wouldinclude the business owner, management, and staff at the client’slocation during nonbusiness hours.
Many theft prevention firmsspecialize in very in-depth and costly theft prevention programs as amethod to separate their service from potential competitors.

Perhaps alow-cost, but highly effective theft prevention program could bedeveloped and marketed to business owners who are on a restrictedbudget, but who would still like to participate in an effective theftprevention program that can benefit their business. This type ofcondensed program could be marketed at an affordable price–say$159–and could include two hours of on-site instruction for the ownerand employees, as well as a theft prevention manual that has beenspecially developed for the program. A shortened instructional programsuch as this is ideally marketed by enlisting the services of atelemarketing firm to promote and sell the service. Alternatively,designing and launching a direct mail promotional campaign, aimed atsmall business owners and companies with less than 20 employees, couldmarket the program.

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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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