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Horseback Riding

Marry your passion and income with horseback riding lessons.

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Horseback Riding
Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Starting a horse riding stable, training, and boarding facility requires an enormous capital investment, and this type of business start-up is strictly for the experienced horse fanatic, not to mention that you must be a seasoned business veteran.

However, if your dream is to operate your own horse stable then maybe you could start small with a few horses that can be boarded at a local farm. The same farm may allow you to conduct riding classes on their property for a split of the business profit. The initial start-up costs will still be high, but only a fraction of what it would cost to establish a complete horseback riding facility.

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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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Paintball Games

Aim for clubs and associations looking to build camaraderie to paint this business front.

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Paintball Games
Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

If you have ever participated in a paint ball war game, you know how popular and fun these events can be that place you in direct competition with family, friends, and co-workers. The business structure is quite simple. People pay you a fee for transporting them to a site, so they can form teams and use paint ball guns to shoot paint balls at each other in a strategic game of war or cat and mouse.

Market the business by going directly to large groups of people who will use a day of paint ball war games as an opportunity to take part in an event that can include a large portion of their entire group. Ideal candidates are corporations, schools, clubs, and sports associations. To really kick things into high gear attempt to enlist local high-profile politicians and business people to take part in a charity game.

Place the citizens of the community in direct competition with these high-profile community leaders. Not only will this give you a real shot in the arm in terms of exposure for your new business, it can also raise a great deal of money for a local charity. requirements: The main requirement for this business venture is land to operate and host the paint ball game events. Additionally, an enclosed trailer can also be located on the event site to serve as a portable office and for equipment storage.

Secondary requirements include liability insurance, first-aid equipment, and emergency action plans. The transportation of the participants can be contracted to a local transportation company to reduce start-up costs. start-up costs: Including the cost of equipment, advertising, land lease, and a portable trailer, the complete business can be started for less than $15,000.

To reduce investment requirements, it may be possible to negotiate a profit-split arrangement with the owner of the land where the games will be played. profit potential: Participants pay a flat fee for the game, usually including transportation to the site, a basic lunch, and the game itself. The fee can vary between $30 and $50 per person.

Participants also pay for the paint balls used in the game. This business, even operating on weekends only, can easily generate profits in the range of $20,000 to $30,000 per year. This venture also lends itself to selling T-shirts, hats, and jackets to the participants at the end of the game. Generally these keepsakes would have captions such as ‘I survived the Third World War’ with your company logo and a business name printed on the item of clothing.

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