Business Idea Center: Entertainment

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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

Actor's Photo Portfolios

Target your photography business to actors by helping them put together professional portfolios.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Ad Agency

Use your creativity to come up with knock-out ad campaigns for clients.
Category: Advertising
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Advertising Clipping Service

Keep track of advertising competition for other businesses.
Category: Advertising
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
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

Auto Performance Center

If you like the idea of bling, consider a store that sells flashy auto products.
Category: Autos/Transportation
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Band Rehearsal Space Rentals

Got some garage space? Rent it out to a promising garage band.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Bartender For Hire

Hire out your bartending skills and earn tips along the way.
Category: Food
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

Boat Charters

Ride your way into profits with a boat charter business.
Category: Autos/Transportation
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Boxing Center

Exercise your passion for boxing and your business skills--a one-two punch.
Category: Sports
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

Cardboard Playhouses

Create an engaging setup for make-believe with cardboard playhouses.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
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 Entertainment Directory

Make sure residents never say "There's nothing to do tonight" again.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Community Website

Bring your local flavor to the web for all to see.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Corporate Meeting Planner

Can you keep a group organized? Try your hand at corporate meeting planning.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Costume Rentals

Dress up your business with a costume rental shop.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Cotton Candy

Add some fluff to your pocket with this colorful business.
Category: Food
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

Educational Toys

Help kids learn with educational but fun toys.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
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

Event and Party Planner

If you have a knack for planning and parties, this could be the biz for you.
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

Holiday Drink Guides

People love celebrating the holidays with a drink or two. Inspire them with a semi-annual recipe guide.
Category: Food
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Home Theater Rooms

A combination of construction and cinema create a perfect picture--in high-def, of course.
Category: Entertainment & Events
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

Inventor

It only takes one good idea to become a full-fledged inventor.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
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

Kite Building and Sales

Build and sell beautiful hand-crafted kites for others to enjoy.
Category: Children's Businesses
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

Modeling Agency

Use your connections to get models their big break.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Motorcycle Sales

Ignite your love for motorcycles and sales with this business.
Category: Autos/Transportation
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

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

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 Entertainment Coupons

Make cheap entertainment even easier to find by putting coupons online.
Category: Online Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Online Entertainment Listings and Reviews

People are always in search of dining, entertainment and attraction information and reviews.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
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

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

Puzzle and Game Books

Combine fun and local advertising by starting a puzzle and game book publication.
Category: Media/Publishing
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

Specialty Travel

Don't just start a travel business--have a specific niche.
Category: Travel
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
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

Talent Agent for Children

If you like working with kids and can spot talent, helping children get their big break could be the business for you.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
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

Trophies

Reward yourself--and someone else--with a business that makes trophies.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Video Arcade

The nostalgic allure of vintage gaming could make for a successful business.
Category: Recreation
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Video Editing Service

During wedding season, there's always room for more video editors.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Video Game Store

Play your way to profits with a video game store.
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

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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