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Alternative Health-Care Center

Create a center for patients seeking aromatherapy, herbal medicines and other alternative health care.

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Alternative Health-Care Center

Startup Costs: $100,000 +
Franchises Available? Yes
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Do you want to start a business-relatedalternative to health care, but you lack skills or experience in theindustry? You can still be part of the multibillion-dollar boomingalternative health-care industry simply by starting an alternativehealth care center.

Start by leasing a large professional office spaceand subdivide the space into smaller offices for alternativepractitioners to lease and, in effect, form an alternative health-carecenter. Attracting health care practitioners to sublease the smallerindividual offices should be no problem, providing you offer servicessuch as a centralized receptionist, parcel shipping, central recordkeeping and additional services that the practitioners would typicallyrequire for the operation of their alternative health-care services.The alternative health-care services housed within the center couldinclude massage therapy, aromatherapy, herbal medicines and any otheralternative health-care service that is available.

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Home-Care Service

With more people wanting to grow old in their homes, this could be the perfect opportunity for a caring person.

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Home-Care Service

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

Business Overview

Starting a home-care service is a greatbusiness enterprise to initiate, as people are living longer and, moreimportant, living longer on their own. This type of new businessventure would best suit a person with a background and training in thehealth-care industry, but with that said, home-care training isavailable in almost every community across North America. Generally,there are two types of home-care providers, and the training requiredfor each is very different. The first type of home-care service is onethat focuses on assisting people with everyday tasks, such as cooking,cleaning, errands and personal hygiene. The second type of home-careservice can include the aforementioned with the addition of medicationadministration and in some cases, therapy. Income potential will rangefrom $20 per hour to as much as $50 per hour depending on servicesprovided and skill levels required.

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Mobile Hearing Testing

People will be more likely to get their hearing tested if the service comes to them.

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Mobile Hearing Testing

Startup Costs: $50,000 – $100,000
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

In many areas of the country, workers’compensation boards and workers’ insurance and benefits programsrequire workers to undergo yearly hearing tests as part of an ongoingworkers’ safety program to ensure that industrial noise isn’t damagingworkers’ hearing ability. This fact creates a terrific opportunity forthe innovative entrepreneur to capitalize on by starting a businessthat conducts hearing tests for workers on a mobile basis. Beforewarned that the equipment needed for this type of unique healthservice is expensive, and the hearing technician to operate theequipment must be certified. However, this is a business opportunitythat has amazing growth potential as workers’ health issues are at theforefront of all levels of governments and industry. The profitpotential is outstanding, and this is definitely a business venturethat deserves and warrants further investigation.

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Medical Equipment Sales

In the wake of ever-advancing medical technology, it pays to sell medical equipment.

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Medical Equipment Sales

Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? Yes

Business Overview

Millions of dollars worth of medicalequipment is sold each year in the United States, and securing aportion of this very lucrative industry is not difficult, especiallyfor the entrepreneur who carefully researches and plans an entry intothe medical equipment sales industry. There are a few differentapproaches that can be taken in terms of medical equipment sales. Thefirst approach is to establish a retail store that sells medicalequipment to customers, as well as to online shoppers via the store’sWeb site. The second approach is to become an independent salesconsultant who represents various manufacturers of medical equipment.The main focus of this type of medical equipment sales would be to sellmedical equipment to hospitals and health centers by solicitating orusing the tender process in which hospitals and medical centersroutinely ask for bids to replace equipment. Tenders are usuallyfeatured in newspapers or you can call the hospital to inquire aboutcurrent tenders out for bid. Profit potential range is $50,000 to$150,000 per year.

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