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Camping Classes

More than ever it’s important for people to get outside and take a breath of fresh air. You can show them how to make the most out of the great outdoors.

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Camping Classes
Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Franchises Available? No
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Camping is an outdoors recreational pastime enjoyed by millions of people across North America. Thus, starting a ‘how-to camp’ instructional business that teaches novice campers and hikers practical information and tips on how to safely go camping is an extremely low-cost business start-up that can potentially generate fabulous profits.

One of the best aspects of starting this business is the fact that the classes can be held outside and, in most cases, without having to pay a fee or rent for the class location. The business can be marketed directly to potential students by distributing fliers and informational brochures through local retailers such as outfitters. The business can also be marketed through a partnership arrangement with community and recreation centers. For a business that can be initiated for an investment of less than $5,000, this one is a very good choice that also promises to be a whole lot of fun.

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Pedal Boat Rentals

Pedal your way to success with this company.

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Pedal Boat Rentals
Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

A fleet of ten pedal boats can generate as much as $30,000 in rental revenue in a single three-month season. Considering the business can be operated by one person and is relatively inexpensive to launch, that is an excellent return on investment. To establish a pedal boat rental business you will need a waterfront location to operate from.

The location can be independent or in partnership with an existing business such as a marina. The business can be supported by walk-in traffic as well as two-for-one coupons that can be issued for use on slower mid-week periods. Extra income can be acquired by adding a small catering cart that sells soft drinks and popcorn. This business venture may not make you wealthy, but it can generate a good income and definitely will be a relaxing work environment.

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Rowboat Rentals

Row, row, row your biz gently down the cash flow stream.

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

Business Overview

Here is a great little business that can be started for peanuts and operated on weekends and holidays on a part-time basis. Secondhand good quality rowboats can be purchased for as little as $500 each, yet the same rowboats can be rented for as much as $10 per hour to fishermen and sightseers.

With that kind of return on investment, it will not take long to get back your initial start-up costs and reap a healthy profit. Obviously the business has one main requirement in order to be operated: water. If the business is established within close proximity to a river or lake, the boats can be rented from a marina location, beach, or even right from a riverbank. A rowboat rental business also requires that you carry liability insurance and the boats are outfitted with safety equipment such as life vests, paddles, and a whistle.

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Skateboard Park

With skateboarding and in-line skating being two of America’s favorite pastimes, a skatepark can roll up some good profits.

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Skateboard Park
Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Skateboarding and in-line skating are two of the most popular sports and recreational pastimes in North America, enjoyed by millions of participants every day. There has never been a better time than now to capitalize on the demand for anything skateboard or in-line skating related.

Perhaps one of the best ways to capitalize on this demand is to start a skateboard and in-line skating park. The park can be indoor or outdoor, depending on geographical location. Furthermore, the park can feature areas with obstacles for beginners to advanced skill levels.

Additional income can be earned by providing equipment rentals as well as instruction courses for skateboarding and in-line skating. Without question this is an expensive and difficult business to establish in terms of planning, research, and financing. However, the potential profits that can be earned justify the effort.

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