Business Idea Center: Education

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Business Name / Description

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 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

Children's Coach Service

A children's coach service makes everyday like recess.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
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

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

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

E-Commerce Consultant

Use your web smarts to help others grow their online businesses.
Category: Online Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
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

Employee Trainer

Help whip a business into shape by becoming an employee trainer.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
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

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

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

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 Safety Guides for the Elderly

Seniors and their families will appreciate guides with information on preventing fraud and creating a safe home.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
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

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

Martial Arts

Kick butt physically and financially with a business in martial arts.
Category: Recreation
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
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 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 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

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

River Rescue Instruction

If you have emergency skills training, river rescue instruction could keep you afloat.
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

Self Defense Training

Empower women and men alike with self defense training.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
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

Sewing Classes

Give sewers the guidance they need while stitching together some profit for yourself.
Category: Education/Instruction
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

Sports Coaching

Put on your whistle and striped shirt and inspire players to do their very best.
Category: Sports
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
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 and Outdoor Training

Create your own "Man vs. Wild"-type business as a survival and outdoor trainer.
Category: Recreation
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

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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