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Bodyguard Security Service

This is one business you shouldn’t be scared to start.

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Bodyguard Security Service

Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Franchises Available? No
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Bodyguards are no longer hired just to protect celebrities, they’realso hired to protect business leaders; high-profile activists,authors, journalists; and just about anyone else who comes under short-or long-term threats.

Starting a bodyguard service does require a greatdeal of careful planning and research in order to ensure businesssuccess; however, a successful bodyguard service can bring inimpressive revenue.

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Anyone who comes under short- or long-term threats, includingcelebrities and other high-profile clients such as activists, authors,journalists, etc.

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Special Event Security

Be the middle person between a manufacturer and the retailer. With any product or service included, this is a business that will never grow old.

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Special Event Security

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 in North America there arethousands of special events such as concerts that require securitystaff present to control crowds and make the event safe for everyone inattendance.

Starting a business that provides security for specialevents is very easy to set in motion, and the security staff used canbe off-duty police officers seeking to gain additional part-timeincome. Contacting event planners and promoters in your community orstate to explain the benefits of using your special event securityservice can help to market this type of security service.

Additionalrevenue for the business can be earned by having the off-duty policeofficers conduct special instruction classes to students seeking tolearn personal security techniques. Overall, a special event securityservice is a great new business venture for someone with a police ormilitary background and contacts within the industry.

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Residential Security Consultant

Keep homeowners feeling safe and sound with your expert security advice.

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Residential Security Consultant

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

In this era of heightened security, securityconsulting goes well beyond selling homeowners simple monitored alarmsystems. Today’s security consultants spend considerable time with eachclient, assessing and evaluating the entire family’s security needs todevelop an individualized security plan.

The security plan takes intoaccount home, personal, identity, and virtual security. Home securityincludes alarm systems, creating security zones within the home,security lighting, reinforcing doorjambs, upgrading window and doorlocks, as well as simple proactive security measures such as keepingbushes, trees, and shrubs clear of windows and entrance doors.

Personalsecurity includes self-defense training, handheld security devices, andtraining in how to spot suspicious behavior. Identity and virtualsecurity includes taking measures to ensure that criminals cannothighjack a person’s identity in the real world or online, as well ascreating security firewalls to prevent critical information from beingstolen from personal computers. Residential security consulting isideally suited to entrepreneurs with a law enforcement, military, orsecurity background. However, with the proper training and the abilityto pass police clearance, any person with the desire can become aresidential security consultant.

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Security Lighting

Get your talent to work for you by installing security lighting solutions.

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Security Lighting

Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Calling all electricians. It is time tostart earning extra income putting your talents to work for you bystarting a part-time business that sells and installs residential andcommercial security lighting solutions.

The business can be started forpeanuts in terms of investment capital, and has the potential togenerate an additional income of $30,000 per year or more on apart-time basis. The best method to market this type of business is toestablish a joint venture with home alarm companies. This can be aterrific marketing method as the alarm companies already have the salesforce and customer base to assist in building your new business.

Simplyput, the alarm companies would offer their customers optional securitylighting as part of the complete home security system, and you wouldsupply and install the lighting. There should be no difficultiesfinding an alarm company that would be prepared to go into this type ofjoint venture, especially when you consider they could earn anadditional $2,000 or $3,000 per month in commissions for selling yoursecurity lighting solutions.

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