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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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Sailing School

If you enjoy the open sea, this business could put the wind in your sails.

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Sailing School

Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Calling all salty sea dogs. Sailing is asport and recreational pastime that is enjoyed by thousands of peopleacross North America, with thousands more joining the ranks each year.

Many of these novice sailors share a common bond: they have enrolled,or will in the near future enroll themselves, spouses and family intotraining courses to learn all the vital techniques and skills requiredto safely operate and sail a sailboat. Providing you have sailingexperience and, better yet, a sailing instructor’s certificate, thenthe business is very straightforward to set in motion and does not evenrequire you to have your own sailboat, as you can provide sailingtraining for students who already have a sailboat. Generally sailboatinstruction courses are comprised of two elements: classroom theory,such as basic navigation, and practical on-the-water training.Additionally, courses are generally conducted over a two- to three-dayperiod on a full-time basis, and a two- to three-week period on apart-time basis. Securing only 20 to 30 clients per year can generatean income, prior to taxes and overhead expenses, in excess of $30,000per year.

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Sales Training Service

Train others with your sales and management expertise.

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Sales Training Service

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

Are you a sales professional who isrecognized as a top producer in your industry? If so, in addition toyour six-figure yearly commission earnings, you can add another$100,000 simply by training other sales professionals to also becomeperennial top sales producers.

The sales training can be taught at theclient’s site or in a home based classroom atmosphere. The coursecurriculum can be developed by amassing your sales experience,techniques, trade secrets and methodology into a study guide. Gainingclients for the classes can be as easy as creating a marketing package.This promotional package should describe the sales training program,highlight your own personal sales achievements, and explain thebenefits and value that this type of focused and specialized coachingcan have in terms of turning sales order takers into sales ordermakers. The marketing presentation can be presented to business ownersand corporations that rely on a direct sales team to drive businessrevenues and profits.

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Editing Service

Does the idea of incorrect grammar drive you crazy? You may be in the runnings for an editing service.

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Editing Service

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

An editing service is not limited to publishers and book authors ascustomers. In fact, publishers and authors represent a very smallpercentage of the potential clients an editing service can becontracted by. The main requirement for starting an editing service isto have computer equipment, editing software, and of course, theability to edit. Potential clients can include advertising agencies,marketing agencies, publishers, authors and printers. Actually, justabout any company, organization or individual that needs to ensure thatprinted or electronic information is spelled correctly, that thegrammar is correct, and the information is presented in an easy-to-readand pleasing format. Potential income range is $25 to $50 per hour.

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Anyone who has printed material that needs to be edited

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