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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

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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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Vitamin Sales

The current focus on health and anti-aging products makes it the perfect time to capitalize on this market.

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Vitamin Sales

Startup Costs: $50,000 – $100,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Online Operation? Yes

Business Overview

Owning and operating your own vitamin storecould be the answer to your financial and self-employment dreams. Thetime has never been better than now to start a health-related business,as more and more people across North America become concerned abouttheir health in general.

And selling vitamins is not only a great wayto capitalize on consumer demand, but it’s also a fantastic way to helpothers strive for a healthier lifestyle. You’ll need a great deal ofknowledge about vitamin and mineral supplements, but with that said,you can research all of the information you need on the subject andeven hire experienced staff or a health consultant to help build andmarket the vitamin product line. Locating vitamin manufacturers andwholesalers for this venture won’t be difficult as there are thousandsworldwide who’ll be more than happy to establish wholesale accountswith new businesses. Startup costs are high, but the profit potentialis excellent. A retail location would best suit this venture, but tokeep startup costs to a minimum, a small kiosk in a busy mall would bea good alternative.

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Medical Braces

Offer the hundreds of types of medical braces to people with injuries.

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Medical Braces

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 literally hundreds of types ofmedical braces used for hundreds of different medical conditions;everything from braces for a bad back to knee braces for sportsinjuries. There are thousands of manufacturers of medical bracesworldwide, so securing a wholesale source for the products should notbe difficult. The braces can be sold to consumers in a few differentways, including establishing a sales kiosk in a mall or close to ahospital or medical center, selling the braces online and advertisingthe braces in specialty publications for mail-order sales. Medicalbraces are specialized products, so maintaining markups of 100 percentis justified.

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Health Fair

With an increased demand for health-care information, running a health fair for professionals and health-related companies could grow to a lucrative business.

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Health Fair

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

Across North America, there are thousands ofhealth-care professionals and companies that produce products aimed atthe health-care industry. And all of these health-care professionalsand industry-related companies could potentially become your clients ifyour intentions are to start a business that promotes and hosts two-dayhealth fairs across the country. A health fair is the same as a tradeshow or craft show. The major difference is that all vendors orexhibitors are in the health-care industry. This type of uniquehealth-care related business has a chance to become a profitablebusiness concern, given the recent increased demand by consumers forhealth-care information, products and services. Charging people anadmittance fee into the health fairs, as well as charging theexhibitors a booth fee to display at the health fair would earn revenuefor the business.

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