Business Idea Center: Entertainer

Industry / Startup Costs / Franchises
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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

Auctioneer

If you have a way with words and like being in front of a crowd, try being an auctioneer.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Ballroom Dancing

Do you waltz around your home? Make money while you help others do the same in your own studio.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Billiards Hall

Shoot for the pool of people in the billiards community.
Category: Recreation
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Bungee Jumping

Need a rush with your business? Consider jumping into the extreme sports industry.
Category: Recreation
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

Candy Maker

Here's a business that promises sweet rewards.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Children's Party Planning

Create great parties for both kids and parents to enjoy.
Category: Entertainment & Events
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

Comedy Club

People can always use a laugh. Keep them smiling by giving comedians an outlet for their material.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Community Tour Guide

Earn money by taking people for a walk on the local side.
Category: Travel
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Dance Studio

Dance your way to profits with a studio for lessons and rehearsals.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Disc Jockey Service

Bring a reception or other celebration to life by supplying the music.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Double-Decker Bus Tours

A double-decker bus tour can elevate your profits with adventure-seeking customers.
Category: Autos/Transportation
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Dunk Tank Rentals

Helping make a splash at parties could be a slam-dunk idea.
Category: Recreation
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Entertainment Booking Agent

Put your networking skills to work as an entertainment booking agent.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Extras Only Agency

Some people just want to be seen. An extras only agency ensures clients they'll get their 15 minutes of fame.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Guest Ranch

Corral in customers with a guest ranch business.
Category: Recreation
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

In-Store Demonstration Service

Do you know how to hold a crowd's attention? Create in-store demonstrations.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Independent Music Label

Make your millions by finding under-the-radar performers with talent.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Independent Record Label

Take your passion for music and start an indie record label for your favorite artists.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Karaoke DJ Service

Take the karaoke to where the party is. What business owner doesn't want to leave his or her customers singing?
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Laser Tag

Looking for a business that gives you a rush? Consider opening an indoor laser tag center and play your way to profits.
Category: Recreation
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

Mobile Disc Jockey

Bring tunes to the party as a mobile DJ.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Mobile Rock Climbing

A great party idea, mobile rock climbing can belay you and your business to new heights.
Category: Recreation
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Murder Mystery Parties

Have a flair for the dramatic? Host murder mystery parties.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Music Lessons

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

Musical Band Management

If you've got connections, use them to help bands get their next gig.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Musical Festival Promoter

Combine music and devotion to a cause as a music festival promoter.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Mystery Dinner Parties

A passion for drama, imagination and social interaction could make this perfect for you.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Old-Time Radio Programs

Nostalgic productions can be brought to life with a love for acting and history.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

On-Hold Promotional Messages

Help add another weapon to a company's marketing arsenal with on-hold promotional messages.
Category: Advertising
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Online Acting School

Not everyone can make it to Hollywood, so why not bring Hollywood to them?
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Online Studio Musicians

Help produce tracks for musicians from far and wide.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Party Entertainer

Always been the life of the party? Start a party entertaining business.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Party Entertainment Service

Are you always the life of the party? Make it your business.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Pony Rides

Almost every child wants a pony. Give them the opportunity to ride one at fairs, carnivals, charity events and other locales.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Professional Emcee

Use confidence, people skills and a great voice to be a professional emcee.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $50,000 - $100,000
Franchises Available? No

Puppet Shows

Get kids away from the TV by putting on puppet shows.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Recording Studio

Record sound--and profits--with your own studio.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Singing Telegram Service

Harmonize singers with a sentimental business.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $50,000 - $100,000
Franchises Available? No

Street Entertainer

Have extraordinary talent and want to make money independently? Try this idea and give those street mimes some competition.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
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

Theater Productions

A talented play producer can make money from one of the oldest forms of entertainment.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Voice Overs

You can use your impressive voice for more than commercials.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Water Taxi Service

If you live in a prime location, a water taxi service is a great business to set in motion.
Category: Autos/Transportation
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Wedding Singer

Love to sing? Be the life of the party for a living.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

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