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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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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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Online Store for the Disabled

The disabled will be grateful that they don’t have to leave their homes to make purchases.

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Online Store for the Disabled

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

Business Overview

People living with physical disabilitiesoften find even life’s easy tasks to be frustrating. Starting abusiness that specializes in selling products aimed at making lifeeasier for people living with physical disabilities is not only a wisechoice for a new business venture, it’s also a business that can assistpeople in leading a better life. Products could include wheelchairs,medical braces, canes and walkers. The business can focus on bothbrick-and-mortar style retailing, as well as developing a website foronline shoppers. This type of health-related business venture is verycostly to set in motion. However, the profit potential is good, and thebusiness can be personally rewarding.

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Natural Home Remedies

Alternatives to medication can bring you healthy profits.

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Natural Home Remedies

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

Every year, thousands of people turn to amore natural approach to health, and this fact creates a terrificopportunity to start a natural home remedies business and capitalize onconsumer demand and the growing popularity of natural home healthremedies.

Natural home remedies have been around for hundreds of years,and only recently has the popularity of home remedies really taken offin a big way. Research and planning are definite prerequisites for thistype of health business enterprise. To find information on natural homehealth remedies, start at your local library, harness the power of theinternet and visit local bookstores.

Finding natural home remedymanufacturers and wholesalers for the business will not provedifficult, as there are thousands in North America alone. Innovativeentrepreneurs can always create their own line of natural homeremedies. Just be sure you follow local and federal regulations interms of product ingredients and product health or benefit claims. Tokeep startup costs to a minimum, consider selling the natural homeremedies via mail order or online.

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