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Home Theater Rooms

A combination of construction and cinema create a perfect picture–in high-def, of course.

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Home Theater Rooms

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

Home theaters have become a very popularhome renovation. Big-screen TVs, surround sound, and full contact audioproducts are all helping to fuel the demand for the perfect familyentertainment room. Thus, starting a business that specializes indesigning and renovating existing rooms into home theater rooms is afantastic business enterprise to set in motion for the new millennium,consider establishing an alliance or joint venture with an existingaudio/visual electronics retailer. Your company would provide the roomdesigns and construction, while the retail business would provide thehome theater electronics products. This type of joint venture would bevery beneficial to both businesses and increase the profit band marketshare potential overall.

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Professional Emcee

Use confidence, people skills and a great voice to be a professional emcee.

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Professional Emcee

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

Do you possess good communications skillsand a knack for public speaking? If so, your skills are in high demandfrom corporations and organizations from around the globe as aprofessional emcee. Professional emcees are often hired to host anevent, open a seminar series, or act as the master of ceremonies forevents ranging from charity auctions to general annual meetings forlarge corporations. A freelance professional emcee service is aterrific business to operate on a part-time basis to supplementbusiness or employment income. Professional emcees can earn as much as$500 for each event they emcee.

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Charity Casino Organizer

Make a business of combing fun with charity by renting out casino services or locations for events.

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Charity Casino Organizer

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

There are two options available forgenerating revenues and profits by starting and operating a charitycasino business. The first option is to simply rent casino equipment tocharities for their events.

The second option is to completely organizethe event, supply the equipment, and supply dealers and staff tooperate the event, and finally supply the location for the charitycasino event. The first option will be less costly in terms ofestablishing the business, but with that said, the amount of revenuethe business is capable of generating will also be less than the secondoption. Additional aspects of the business to consider prior toestablishing the business will be local government regulations inregards to operating the business and demand for the service from localcharities.

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Voice Overs

You can use your impressive voice for more than commercials.

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Voice Overs

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

Business Overview

Perhaps your voice is your greatest asset,but you don’t yet realize it. Do you sound like a silky smooth DJ andcan you do multiple impersonations of celebrities and cartooncharacters?

If so, you may have a well-paying career ahead of you bystarting and operating a voice over service. Clients for your vocalabilities can include film producers, advertising agencies, radiocommercial producers, radio stations, publishers of audiobook tapes andcorporations for prerecorded telephone messages. Currently people whospecialize in supplying their voice or voice over work for variousprojects are charging rates for the service in the range of $50 to $75per hour. Joining a performers union is also recommended, as the ratespaid to union performers is generally higher than nonunionperformers’-not to mention the fact that it is also easier to marketyour service and secure more work.

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