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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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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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