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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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Stop Smoking Clinics

If you like to help people, and maybe if you were once a smoker yourself, you can be of service to others.

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Stop Smoking Clinics

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

Business Overview

According to the U.S. Department of Healthand Human Services, 29 percent of Americans smoke cigarettes. Thatmeans a whopping 80,000,000 potential customers for a stop smokingclinic in the United States alone.

Even with the assistance of stopsmoking aids, such as nicotine patches, gums, and pills, smokers oftenneed additional guidance and support to be able to kick the habit.Starting a stop smoking clinic or counseling service is not difficult.The classes can be conducted in a group format or a one-on-one in-homeconsulting basis. The business is obviously best suited to be startedby an ex-smoker, as they can better understand their clients’situation. The best way to approach this type of instruction businessis to develop a course manual: a ‘guide to quit smoking.’ The manualcan be the basis of the stop smoking program that is offered to clients.

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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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Manners Training

A charming idea for the etiquette adept: manners training

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Manners 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

Well-behaved children with excellent mannersare the pride–and sometimes envy–of all parents. Starting a child’smanners instruction service is a terrific way to get into business foryourself.

The market for manners training is large and easily obtained.To get rolling, you’ll need to learn everything about manners that youcan. This information is best gathered through reading books on mannersand proper etiquette or attending a competitor’s class. I would suggestinitially that you hold you classes in conjunction with a community orrecreation center. You will probably have to work out a split of therevenues with the center. However, this is a fast startup method asyou’ll have access to the recreation center’s membership base forpromotional purposes.

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