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Golf Instruction

Do you have a little Tiger Woods in you? Help people perfect their stroke and you can just buy a green jacket.

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Golf Instruction

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

Business Overview

Golf is one of the most popular sports andrecreational pastimes in the United States, and millions of people hitthe links on a weekly basis. Utilizing your golf expertise and skills,you can start an instruction business that teaches people to golf, orgolf better. Most public and private golf courses have on-staff golfprofessionals who teach golfing lessons to members and visitors.

However, this should not be viewed as a negative for starting your owngolfing instruction service. There are a multitude of ways to start thebusiness without being stationed or located within an existing golfcourse, such as a mobile golf pro who teaches proper golf swing andstance on an in-home consulting basis.

Or, a golf pro can teach golfingtechniques broadcasted live over the internet via a specially designedwebsite that utilizes a web cam for the broadcasts. There are aninfinite number of options for a golfing professional to start andoperate a business that teaches students to golf. Furthermore, thebusiness can be started on a small capital investment and can bemanaged from a homebased office.

A well-established golfing instructorshould have no difficulties earning an income in the $30 to $50 perhour range. Additional revenues for this business can be gained bymanufacturing custom golf clubs, as well as repairing golf clubs forclients.

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Sports Coaching

Put on your whistle and striped shirt and inspire players to do their very best.

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Sports Coaching

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

Business Overview

Amateur sports coaching is a growing industry in all areas of NorthAmerica. If you have sports coaching or playing experience in icehockey, football, baseball, basketball, boxing, golf, tennis, soccer,or competitive diving, you can turn these experiences and skills into aprofitable commodity by offering one-on-one sports coaching.

Parentsare parting with up to $75 per hour to make sure their kids receive theprofessional sports coaching they need so they are not left behind.Adult athletes are also enlisting the services of freelance sportscoaches to help them improve their game, get more enjoyment from theirsport, and decrease the risks of injury.

Market your sports coachingservices by joining sports associations and networking with parents andadult athletes. Also develop a workshop or seminar platform on topicsinvolving the benefits of your service and the sport you coach, whichcan be offered for free to all who want to attend, with the aim ofrecruiting students during and after the seminar.

The Market

Amateur athletes of all ages are turning to individual coaching to givethem a competitive advantage on the field or course in the ring or pool.

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Sport Coach Training

More parents want their kids to succeed. And to do that they’re willing to spend the extra bucks to hire a specialized coach.

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Sport Coach Training

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

Here is a unique business opportunity thatreally has big market potential as there are currently hundreds ofthousand of amateur sports coaches across North America, and thousandsmore joining their ranks every year. The title of this opportunity maybe somewhat misleading.

You do not want to provide the service oftraining sport coaches how to be better in their particular sport; inmost cases they already have a vast knowledge of the sport or theywould not be coaching. But you want to teach them how to be bettercoaches and mentors in terms of interacting with players on the team,parents, spouses, and game and league officials.

The idea is toorganize, market, and conduct seminars for sport coaches withspecialized management, interaction, and social responsibility themesto help train them to be better mentors and coaches. You can enlist theservices of professionals, such as motivational speakers,psychologists, and management specialists to speak at the trainingseminars and hand out printed material on the subject they areteaching. The seminars can be marketed directly to amateur sportsassociations, clubs, and organizations by initiating a direct mailcampaign. Objections from coaches and sports association members to theseminar training should be minimal.

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Sports Memorabilia

With the popularity of eBay, buying sports memorabilia is a venture that’s sure to pay off.

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Sports Memorabilia

Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? Yes

Business Overview

Buying sports memorabilia, such as teamjerseys, autographed sports celebrity photos, and sports equipment atdiscounted or bargain prices and then reselling the same memorabilia tocollectors and hardcore sports fans at a profit is a terrific littlepart-time homebased business venture to set in motion.

Initiating thisbusiness will require some time spent at flea markets, on the Internet,and rummaging through garage sales to find and purchase the sportstreasures. However, the payday can be large, especially when youconsider rare sports trading cards can fetch $1,000 or more.

Once aninventory of good quality sports memorabilia has been assembled it canbe resold by establishing a company Web site that sells sportsmemorabilia at sports trade shows and by even placing classifiedadvertisements in newspapers for the more rare and expensive sportsmemorabilia items for sale.

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