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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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Corporate Meeting Planner

Can you keep a group organized? Try your hand at corporate meeting planning.

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Corporate Meeting Planner

Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Using your organization and event planningskills will enable you to start a corporate-meeting planner service.Long gone are the days of boring boardroom meetings for middlemanagers, executives, employees, investors and business alliances.Today, corporations need and want to keep all executives, managers,employees, customers, investors and alliances highly motivated,energized, productive and happy.

Consequently, they are more than happyto part with, in some cases, very big bucks to pay for innovativemeeting locations, games and preparations for same. The duties of thecorporate-meeting planner are straightforward: They do what it takes toplan and execute a great meeting. You will make all arrangementsincluding, if applicable, sending out invitations, making follow-upcalls, catering, booking locations, booking speakers, making hotelarrangements for out-of-town guests, arranging suitable transportation,distributing meeting plans and documents, looking after equipmentrentals and everything else required to pull the event together withouta hitch. The best way to market a corporate-event planning service isto simply get out and talk to business owners and managers, and pitchthem on why your service is just the right service to meet and exceedtheir needs.

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Old-Time Radio Programs

Nostalgic productions can be brought to life with a love for acting and history.

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Old-Time Radio Programs

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

History always has a way of repeatingitself, and old-time radio programs from the 1930s and ’40s are noexception to the rule, as these radio programs are once again becomingvery popular. Seek to purchase the rights or pay for the rights tore-record old-time radio programs onto cassette tapes and compactdiscs. Once complete, the tapes and compact discs can be sold toretailers on a wholesale basis, or directly to consumers via mailorder, the Internet, or even infomercials. Providing you can secure theright radio programs to re-record and that demand is high for theprograms, the profitability of the business could be outstanding as itonly costs a couple of dollars each to mass produce tapes and CDs.

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Holiday and Event Decoration

Love to decorate? Share the wealth as a holiday and event decorator.

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Holiday and Event Decoration

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

One of the hottest new services to sell is holiday and event decorationservices. Not only is there the potential to earn big bucks and have alot of fun doing it, but the business also has minimal start-upinvestment and skill requirements.

Holiday and event decorators offerclients a wide variety of services’everything from installing Christmaslights, to decorating banquet halls for wedding receptions, to’creeping-out’ a house, business, or office for Halloween celebrations.Establishing working relationships with wedding planners, eventplanners and retailers can go a long way toward gaining valuablereferrals. In addition to Christmas and special occasions, you can alsohelp decorate customers’ homes, stores and offices for anniversaries,Halloween, Easter, New Year’s Day, and Fourth of July celebrations.Decorations may be purchased wholesale and marked up for retail,providing an additional revenue source. Ultimately, your work will beyour greatest advertisement, so be sure to use site signs promotingyour service, hand out lots of business cards and send press releasesto the media when you have done a bang-up job on a house, office orbusiness.

Needed Equipment

To provide clients with holiday and special event decorating services,you will need basic tools like ladders, a cordless drill, and handtools, along with a creative flair and suitable transportation.

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