Business Idea Center: Educator

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Acting Lessons

If you've got the acting chops to teach others, trust us, there are a lot of stars waiting to be discovered.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Arts and Crafts Instruction

Take your love for crafts and teaching and bring them together as an arts and crafts instructor.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Auto Maintenance Course

There are many people out there who don’t know the difference between a dipstick and a gas cap. They could use your help.
Category: Autos/Transportation
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Bicycle Safety Courses

Teach parents and children how to stay safe on their bikes.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Business Plan Consultant

Use your entrepreneurial experience to help aspiring business owners through the planning process.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Business Plan Service

Lend your expertise to some of the 700,000 new businesses started in the U.S. every year with a business plan service.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Business Startup Instruction

Trust us, there are a lot of aspiring entrepreneurs out there and we can't help them all.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Buskers School

Use performance arts skills to teach others how to be street performers.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Camping Classes

More than ever it's important for people to get outside and take a breath of fresh air. You can show them how to make the most out of the great outdoors.
Category: Recreation
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Career and Personal Coach

Help bring out the best in people as a career and personal coach.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Charity Auction Service

If you're looking to startup in the nonprofit world, this could be the right business for you.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Child Care Service

Love working with kids? Start a child care business.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Children's Party Service

Pros at making children laugh and play wanted for this startup idea.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Children's Personal Safety Courses

Good with kids and know how to keep them safe? Make a business out of it.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Clutter Consultant

Hate clutter? Help other people neaten up their lives as a clutter consultant.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Commercial Leasing Agent

Start a business by educating yourself about real estate leasing laws. The profits will make you feel right at home.
Category: Real Estate
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Computer Training

Use your computer smarts to teach others how to use their software and hardware.
Category: Computers
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Computer Training Camp

Teach kids to be computer experts with your tech knowledge.
Category: Computers
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Cooking Classes

Cook up a recipe for business success with culinary classes.
Category: Food
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Customer Service Training

Have a knack for impeccable service? Teach companies' employees to deliver.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Dance Instructor

Love to dance? Share the joy.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Dog Training Classes

Throw a bone to fellow dog lovers who need a little help keeping their pooches in line.
Category: Pet Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Driving School

If you're looking to make the world a safer place, what better way than to start a driving school?
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Editing Service

Does the idea of incorrect grammar drive you crazy? You may be in the runnings for an editing service.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Educational Day Camps

Field trips still exciting to you? Make a business out of it.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Educational Toys

Help kids learn with educational but fun toys.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Employee Training

Combine good teaching and management skills for a career in employee training.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $50,000 - $100,000
Franchises Available? No

Energy Management Consultant

Got tips on saving energy? Teach others how to be frugal with facilities as an energy management consultant.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Factory Tours

Are there lots of factories in your town? If so, you may be sitting on a tour business goldmine.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Farm Equipment Broker

Do you know the ins and outs of tractors? If so, a farm equipment broker job may be right for you.
Category: Plants/Agriculture
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Fashion Design School

If you are a fashion designer, teach others how to do the same with this glamorous business idea.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $50,000 - $100,000
Franchises Available? No

Firearms Training

If you have past military experience or just have a passion for firearms, teach others how to use theirs.
Category: Security
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

First-Aid Training

If you have a passion for helping people and you have the skills, first-aid training is always in demand.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Flower Arranging Classes

When guests walk into your house, do they comment on your flowers? If yes, you may have a skill you didn't know could be a business.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Flying School

For the first time in your life, it's okay to have your head in the clouds. Take to the sky with your own flying school.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $100,000 +
Franchises Available? No

Gardening Classes

Share your greenthumb with others. It will add green to your pocket.
Category: Plants/Agriculture
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Genealogical Researcher

Love research? Help others go through their family tress as a genealogical researcher.
Category: Online Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Golf Instruction

Do you have a little Tiger Woods in you? Help people perfect their stroke and you can just buy a green jacket.
Category: Sports
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Gun Shop

Here's a great market to shoot for.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Home Renovation Classes

If you're a handyman, you might want to build a vault for all the money you can make teaching other aspiring do-it-yourself-ers.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Home Schooling

More and more curriculum gets packed into the school year. Home schooling is a great low-cost business opportunity.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Home Tutor

Use your brains to help students pass their classes and appease anxious parents.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

How-To Books

The things you can teach people "how to" do are countless.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Ice Sculpture Classes

It's very posh to see bars made of ice. If you have the skills, it's never been hotter to be surrounded by ice.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Independent Sales Consultant

Years of sales experience could make you a great sales consultant.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: $50,000 - $100,000
Franchises Available? No

Internet Trainer

Use your web savvy to help others get online.
Category: Online Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Jewelry Making Instruction

The love for jewelry has never gone out of style. Teach others how to create bling.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Licensing Specialist

If you know your product branding and licensing laws, this business has your name all over it.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Manners Training

A charming idea for the etiquette adept: manners training
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Martial Arts

Kick butt physically and financially with a business in martial arts.
Category: Recreation
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Mediator

Help opposing sides find common ground.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Mobile Computer Training

Prevent employees from having to leave their office by taking computer training to them.
Category: Technology
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Music Lessons

Share the sound of music with your students.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

New Parents School

You know what they say: There's no manual on how to be a parent. Well, at least you can offer a class.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Online Dog Training

Show other dog owners the ropes on handling their pets, and even help them find trainers near them, all on your own Web site.
Category: Pet Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Online Home Schooling

As more and more curriculum gets packed into the school year, help those learning by connecting through the internet.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Online Language Instruction

The world is getting flat and we need help communicating. If you've got the language skills, the internet is the perfect medium to share them.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Online Scholarship Directory

Applying to college can be an anxiety-inducing process. Help students-to-be make their education more affordable.
Category: Online Businesses
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Online Tutors

There is always a need for tutors, so use your online business to show others where to find the help they need in their area.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Photography Courses

Now that just about everyone has a digital camera, they need someone to teach them how to take a great photo.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Proposal Writer

Here's a homebased business that may write you a big commission check.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Public Speaking Instruction

Public speaking will never go out of fashion. If you've got the gift of gab, this is a perfect business opportunity.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Sailing School

If you enjoy the open sea, this business could put the wind in your sails.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Sales Training Service

Train others with your sales and management expertise.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $50,000 - $100,000
Franchises Available? No

Scuba Diving Instruction

Dive into a business that makes the best of your aquatic knowledge.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Seminar Speaker

Find your passion, expertise and your voice in a career as a seminar speaker.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Skiing Instruction

Assuming you're in a location where it snows and has mountains, this business is all downhill.
Category: Sports
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Small Business Coach

Inspire success in other entrepreneurs as a small business coach.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Sports Memorabilia

With the popularity of eBay, buying sports memorabilia is a venture that's sure to pay off.
Category: Sports
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Stop Smoking Clinics

If you like to help people, and maybe if you were once a smoker yourself, you can be of service to others.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Stress Management Courses

We live in a high stress world. Helping others deal with it can put you on Easy Street.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Stunt School

Sick of putting your neck on the line? Make a business out of teaching others to.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Survival Training

If you have past military or survival experience, this business offers an opportunity to share your skills.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Theft Prevention

Many people don't know how vulnerable they are. If you have a police or security background, this could be your road to independence.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Translation Service

Speak multiple languages? Go into the translating business.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Truck Driving School

If you love trucks, you'll be heading in the right direction with this business.
Category: Autos/Transportation
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Windsurfing School

If you're near a windy body of water and love the sport, this is a business that may seem more like play than work.
Category: Sports
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Woodworking Class

Teach others the craft of working with wood. It could turn into a nice stack of paper.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No
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