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Mystery Dinner Parties

A passion for drama, imagination and social interaction could make this perfect for you.

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Mystery Dinner Parties

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

Organizing and hosting mystery dinnerparties is not only a sensational business venture to initiate, but itcould also prove to be a lot of fun. ‘Who done it’ or murder mysterydinner parties have become an extremely popular entertainment servicein the past few years, and there are many benefits to starting thisunique and fun service including:

  • The business can be managed from ahomebased office and operated on a full- or part-time basis.Additionally, the initial start-up investment is less than $3,000.
  • The demand for the service is excellent, and clients can includeindividuals wanting to host an interesting dinner party, corporationsseeking a fun social function for their employees and customers, andevent planners searching for something out of the ordinary in terms ofa unique entertainment experience for their clients.

The theme of theparty can be created or you can use a popular mystery theme or storythat people are familiar with. Currently, mystery dinner party servicesare charging rates in the range of $15 per person plus the cost of acatered dinner.

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Entertainment Booking Agent

Put your networking skills to work as an entertainment booking agent.

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Entertainment Booking Agent

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

If you’re looking for a business opportunity that could prove to beboth fun and profitable, look no further than starting a business as afreelance entertainment booking agent. A booking agent is a person thatactively seeks out opportunities in the entertainment industry, such asbooking music bands for nightclub performances, theater groups forstage performances and just about any other type of entertainer forlive performances. Generally, an entertainment booking agent doesn’trepresent or act as management for entertainers, but merely buildsalliances with entertainers and retains a portion of the performancefee paid to entertainers for work the agent has secured.

The Market

People looking to break into the entertainment business

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Online Acting School

Not everyone can make it to Hollywood, so why not bring Hollywood to them?

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Online Acting School

Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Online Operation? Yes

Business Overview

Acting classes via the Internet: why not?Demand for acting classes and courses is certainly large enough forthis type of online enterprise to become popular and succeed. Getstarted by building an alliance with an established acting school. Theschool’s students can digitally video the school’s acting classes thatcan then be broadcast over the Internet via your Web site. You cancharge cyberstudents a monthly fee for full access to archived footageof the acting classes featured on the site. You can also incorporateadditional information and details about the film production and actingindustry into the Web site. This information could include director andproducer contact lists, film production schedules, and actors andliterary agent listings, all of which can be used as valuable resourcesby site members.

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Independent Music Label

Make your millions by finding under-the-radar performers with talent.

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Independent Music Label

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

Independent music labels have become a mainstay in North America, andthe rise in numbers of independent music labels rest solely with thecreation and subsequent popularity of the internet.

Independent musiclabels now have the ability to level the playing field with theirlarger and better financed competition by marketing new bands,performers and music online. Furthermore, never in the history of musichas there been such a wide variance of musical styles available to suiteveryone’s musical tastes–everything from jazz and hip-hop toelectronica and good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll. The key to successfullystarting and operating an independent music label will rest squarely inyour ability to secure the right musical acts and performers to sign,market and promote. The startup costs are high for this uniqueentertainment venture, but the profit potential is also very high.

The Market

Your customers are music-lovers all over the world. But you’ll alsoneed to attract the attention of performers and stores that might sellthe music.

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