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Online Sportswear

Design and manufacture–or simply sell–a variety of sportswear online.

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Online Sportswear

Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Franchises Available? Yes
Online Operation? Yes

Business Overview

There are a few approaches that can be takenin terms of starting a sportswear business. The first is to simplyretail sportswear purchased on a wholesale basis via home shoppingparties, the internet and sales kiosks.

The second approach is toestablish a business that designs and manufactures sportswear to besold to clothing and sporting good retailers on a wholesale basis ordirectly to consumers via the internet and sales kiosks located in busymalls.

Both approaches to establishing the business have their pros andcons. However, the first approach is less capital intensive to startand can be operated on a part-time basis until the business can beexpanded to full-time from the profits earned.

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Sports Camps

Keep your eye on the ball of this business–it can cater to kids or adults.

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Sports Camps

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

Business Overview

Every year thousands of children and adultsattend numerous sports camps across North America, and launching asports camp has the potential to be a very profitable business venture,not to mention a whole lot of fun. The theme of the sports camp canvary from hockey to baseball to gymnastics, and just about any sport inbetween.

The camp can cater to training kids or adults or both, and canbe based on a day camp or weeklong format that includes accommodationsfor the camps’ participants. If possible try to recruit a local sportscelebrity to assist in coaching or training at the camp or at least awell-known amateur or professional athlete or coach who will publiclyendorse the sports camp.

The amount of income that can be earnedoperating a sports camp will greatly depend on a number of factors,including seasonal or year-round facility, number of participantstrained, operating format, and overhead.

Market the camp by ways oftraditional print advertising and by initiating a direct-mail campaignaimed at sports and social clubs, associations, and at corporationslooking for interesting ways to build a ‘team player’ attitude foremployees.

There are numerous requirements to starting this type ofbusiness, including safety and liability issues, equipment andlocation, special skills, and experience in the chosen sport. However,for the determined entrepreneur the time spent researching, planning,and setting up this type of business venture has the potential tojustify the effort both financially and personally.

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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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