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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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Scuba Dive Charter Boat

Are you a dive master? Explore the realms of this business idea to bring profits to the surface.

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Scuba Dive Charter Boat
Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Calling all dive masters, dive instructors, and boat owners. A financially and personally rewarding lifestyle awaits anyone who starts a scuba dive charter boat business. The two main requirements to get this business rolling are an experienced dive master or instructor on board and a boat. Perhaps you possess one of these requirements, but not the other.

This can be the groundwork for a potential business partnership or joint business venture with a company or individual that has what you lack. The business can be marketed by utilizing all the traditional marketing and advertising methods, as well by building alliances with companies and individuals who are already in the travel and recreation industry who can refer your business to their clients for free. Or they can even act as a booking agent for your business and receive a commission for doing so. Ideally, a scuba dive charter boat will be operated in a busy tourist area, or in an area where weather permits year-round scuba diving.

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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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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.

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Cigar coinsurers and novice smokers alike

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