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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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Flying School

For the first time in your life, it’s okay to have your head in the clouds. Take to the sky with your own flying school.

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Flying School

Startup Costs: $100,000 +
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

The wide availability and relatively lowcost of small prop and ultralight airplanes is fueling a craze forpeople wanting to learn how to fly a plane. And starting a flyingschool is the best way to capitalize on this craze.

Without question,there are a lot of hurdles, both financial and regulatory, to overcomewhen considering starting a flying school as a new business venture.However, the long-term rewards can be well worth the effort if startingthis type of instruction business has always been a personal dream. Inaddition to generating revenue for the business from training students,small airplanes and pilots are in high demand for the film industry andare commanding as much as $1,500 per day for supplying themselves andthe planes for film work. Additional considerations for starting aflying school will also be location, liability insurance, equipment,and marketing. Good luck and let me know how you are doing.

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Online Home Schooling

As more and more curriculum gets packed into the school year, help those learning by connecting through the internet.

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Online Home Schooling

Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? Yes

Business Overview

Take home schooling into the high-tech worldby developing a home schooling website. The website can featureinformation and services that can be used by parents wishing to schooltheir children at home.

This can include home schooling programs inprint format, an online chat forum for parents to discusshome-schooling issues and articles submitted by parents on homeschooling topics. In general, the site could become an online supportand information service for parents schooling their children at home.Income can be earned by selling textbooks and home schooling programsand guides that outline suggested curricula and social activities.

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Stunt School

Sick of putting your neck on the line? Make a business out of teaching others to.

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Stunt School

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

Like a buskers school, a stunt school isalso a very interesting business opportunity to start. However, unlikea buskers school, the market for this type of specialized training isvery limited and would only include students that are truly seeking totrain for a career as a professional stunt person.

Ideally, a stuntschool should be formed as a joint venture with professionals withinthe stunt industry or with a production company within the filmproduction industry. Gaining clients for a stunt school should notprove to be difficult, even though the potential market is limited, asthe TV film and movie industry as a whole is presently riding a wave ofpopularity not seen since the heyday of Hollywood in the 1920s and’30s. Additional considerations in terms of establishing the businesswill include liability insurance, operating location, training staffand course curriculum.

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