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First-Aid Kits

Putting together first-aid kits is a great business for those looking to help.

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First-Aid Kits

Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Franchises Available? No
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Two of the best aspects about starting abusiness that assembles and markets first-aid kits are the facts thatthe business can be set in motion for less than a $3,000 investment andfirst-aid kits are in high demand.

First-aid kits can be assembled,packaged, and sold to retailers on a wholesale basis. Or, the first-aidkits can be specially designed and marketed to specific industries,such as construction and transportation. Furthermore, fantastic marketsfor first-aid kits include manufacturing and warehousing firms, asthese types of businesses are required by law to have first-aid kits onsite. Providing you can maintain a 100 percent markup on the first-aidkits that you assemble and achieve $100,000 per year in gross sales,this inexpensive and simple business start-up can generate profits of$50,000 per year, prior to overhead costs.

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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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Natural Childbirth Classes

Help parents-to-be overcome their anxieties by preparing them for natural childbirth.

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Natural Childbirth Classes

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

Business Overview

Natural childbirth is and will always be ahot topic. This business has limitless possibilities and avenuesincluding natural childbirth classes, seminars, products and services.This business opportunity will have to be of particular interest to youand will require training and a great amount of research. However,professionals who specialize in the field are generally well paid andalways in demand. This business may be of particular interest tonurses, childcare givers and early childhood education teachers. Besure to do your homework so that your new business will comply with allthe rules and regulations of your particular community.

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