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Cigar Sales

This hot business is so specialized, it’ll have you smokin’ out profits in no time.

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Cigar Sales
Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Online Operation? Yes

Business Overview

Across the United States millions of dollars’ worth of cigars are sold monthly, some for $250 or more each–making this a very lucrative market. Once you’ve secured a wholesale source for purchasing cigars, here are a few ways to retail them for a profit:
  • Establish a small kiosk in a mall or market location for selling cigars.
  • Employ direct sales teams remunerated by way of commission based on their sales.
  • Initiate a direct-mail and email campaign aimed at corporations to purchase the cigars to give to valued clients and business associates as gifts.
  • Purchase vending machines and stock these machines with cigars for sale. The machine will have to be a ‘minihumidor’ and can be located in high-traffic gathering places such as restaurants and pubs.

The Market

Cigar coinsurers and novice smokers alike

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Martial Arts

Kick butt physically and financially with a business in martial arts.

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Martial Arts
Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Martial arts as a sport is second only to golf in terms of number of new participants over the past decade. Typically, a martial arts school will focus on one particular type of training such as kung fu or kick boxing. A martial arts school can be an expensive new business venture to set in motion. However, the average cost now paid by a student per year for martial arts training is in excess of $600.

Providing the business could train 200 students per year, this would result in revenues exceeding $120,000, based on an average of $600 per year per student. Needless to say, this type of specialized instruction can be very financially lucrative. In addition to group training, one-on-one martial arts training is also becoming popular for the serious student who is prepared to pay $40 per hour or more for an intensive training session.

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Miniature Golf Center

Put your love for the sport in a company that putts out profits.

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Miniature Golf Center
Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

There are a few approaches that can be taken for starting and operating a miniature golf business. The first approach is to establish the miniature golf course in a fixed location, indoors or outdoors.

The second approach is to conduct the business on a mobile basis, setting up the miniature golf course in high-traffic tourist areas or in a way that people seeking a unique activity for birthday parties and special events can rent the portable miniature golf course. Regardless of the operating format for the business, both enjoy a common feature, which is miniature golf is extremely popular. Consumer demand for miniature golf has been proven successful for many decades, making this opportunity a wise choice as a new business venture for all people seeking self-employment independence.

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Mobile Rock Climbing

A great party idea, mobile rock climbing can belay you and your business to new heights.

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Mobile Rock Climbing
Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

We all know how popular rock climbing has become in the past decade, and here is a business that you can start based on a successful and proven theme. A mobile rock climbing wall that is mounted on a trailer and designed for fast assembly and dismantling can be used both for instruction and business promotion purposes. instruction:

This aspect of the business is very straightforward. Market the rock climbing instruction classes to corporations, organizations, clubs, and schools who pay a flat hourly, half-day, or full-day fee, as opposed to a per person instruction fee. business promotion: The second aspect of the business is much more unique. Companies within the local community hire the mobile rock climbing wall and your instruction capabilities to promote their own business for sales events, grand openings, and special occasions. Imagine the advertisement, ‘Climb to the top of the wall, ring the bell, and receive 25 percent off the retail price.’

The possibilities are endless for this type of unique promotion service. requirements: You or an employee will have to be a certified rock-climbing instructor. Furthermore, you will also need the expertise to build your mobile rock-climbing wall. Liability insurance and safety equipment are an absolute must in order to run a mobile rock climbing business. start-up costs: A mobile rock-climbing business can easily be started for less than $30,000, including the cost of designing and building the rock climbing wall, safety equipment, and the trailer. profit potential: Once the business setup is completed, the monthly overheads are minimal and the business only requires one part-time employee. The following is a good example of the rates that can be charged for this service.
 
All rental rates include instructor and assistant, the setup and dismantle time, as well as the use of the required climbing and safety equipment.
  • Hourly instruction and rental rate: $150
  • Half-day instruction and rental rate: $350
  • Full-day instruction and rental rate: $500 Providing the average sale is based on a half-day rate and you are booked 15 half days per month, the business would generate revenues in excess of $60,000 per year.

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