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Weight Loss Clinic

Give clients the skinny on the most effective weight-loss techniques.

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Weight Loss Clinic

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

Business Overview

Starting your own weight loss clinic may bejust the type of new business venture that you’ve been looking for. Arecent U.S. government survey indicated that 50 percent of Americanadults felt their weight was too high and that 80 percent of therespondents intended to start a diet or fitness program within the nextsix months to correct their weight problem.

This survey fact alone isreason enough to start a weight loss clinic. There are two optionsavailable to you in terms of business location for a weight lossclinic. The first option for establishing the business would be aretail location where customers come to you, and the second optionwould be private, in-home consultation where you go to the customer.

The first option would require more startup capital. However, theprobability of generating larger revenues and profits is greater in thelong run for a weight loss clinic operating from a fixed location,especially once the business is established. The second and lesscapital-intensive option is a great way to provide your customers witha personalized service and could easily generate an income in the rangeof $40 to $50 per hour. The largest requirement for starting a weightloss clinic is to be a certified dietitian, or at least have one onstaff.

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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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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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Nutrition Guides

Your nutrition guides might be the closest thing to the fountain of youth.

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Nutrition Guides

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

Most health experts agree a healthy diet isthe key to a healthy and long life. Starting a business that createsand distributes nutrition guides is a fantastic new venture to set inmotion. There are two approaches that can be taken with this businessin terms of generating revenues and profits. The first approach is tosell the nutrition guides through bookstores and specialty retailers.

The second approach is to distribute the nutrition guides free ofcharge throughout your community and support the business by sellingadvertising space in the guides to local businesses that would benefitfrom this type of advertising exposure. Good choices for potentialadvertisers in a nutrition guide would include vitamin stores, doctors,health professionals, organic food growers and health food restaurants.If you choose to adopt the second option in terms of operating thebusiness, the nutrition guides could be published twice per year,making this a potentially very profitable business opportunity.

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