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Home Business Idea – Spa Salon

Lots of home owners would love to transform a room in their house into a space dedicated to relaxation, but how many actually think of it as a possible business? A spa retreat can be carved out within even a modest space, but if you are thinking of this as a business it is important to be certified.

Facial Masks are a Great Spa Business Service

There are many courses offered that provide training in the different methods and treatments in the art of relaxation and beauty and it is important to get qualified before you open for business so you can ensure you are delivering a quality service.

Home Spa Doesn’t Need a Huge Room

A luxurious spa doesn’t have to take up a lot of space either. All you really need is a dedicated room, preferably with a separate entrance and this space can be transformed into a little slice of heaven for your clients and a money making machine for yourself.

Be Selective of the Spa Services Offered

The key to maximizing your space is to be selective about the services you offer. For instance, you may not be able to fit a tanning bed, a massage bed and a manicure and pedicure station in your room with ample room to make the environment feel relaxed. Therefore it can help to focus on the services you think will really take off for your level of skill as well as for your target market.

Offer Massage at Home Spa Business

Set a Budget for Your Home Business Launch

Of course, you need to spend some time and money to transform your room into a spa retreat. Your clients should feel like they have stepped into a quiet and calming area where their troubles can instantly melt away.

A spa business must be planned from every angle, to determine the services, price points and marketing methods employed to get the word out. Everything must also be carefully examined to come up with a realistic budget.

For more information on setting up a spa business see How to Start a Spa Business.

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Homepreneur Business Idea – Day Care Services

Starting a Daycare is Hard Work

Many children under six are taken care of by people other than their parents. This statement will continue to hold true as long are there is a prevalence of two-income families, where both parents must work outside the home.

Aspiring daycare owners should bear in mind though, that a daycare service is much more than simply monitoring the children so they don’t get into harm’s way. There is immense responsibility involved because not only are you in charge of several children at one time, but modern day mothers also expected their daycare service to consider their child’s early developmental needs.

If you are seriously thinking about starting a daycare service in your home there are a few things you need to consider. The article How to Start a Babysitting Business covers them all nicely.

Owning a Daycare Can Be Very Rewarding

There are also some general issues that should be factored into the entire equation. If you are going to become a homepreneur you should run through your Checklist for Starting a Home Business.

Homepreneur Business Idea: Online Writing

February 24, 2010 Leave a comment

Freelance writing has taken off as a career choice because of the ease with which it can be started. For literally no money down and armed with a computer, fast internet connection and a decent word processor aspiring writers can Write Articles that Generate Income and this in itself might seem like a Good Reason to Pursue Writing as a Career.

There are many ways to make money from writing online. Freelancers may be able to pick up Tips for Making a Living Writing Articles for Helium or find Legitimate Sites that Pay Writers but one of because time equals money in the world of freelancing one of the most important skills is to find out How to Write Lots of Articles Quickly.

If you are interested in becoming an online freelance writer you should also know How to Increase Passive Online Writing Income and pay close attention to the Steps to Freelancing Success.

Homepreneur would like to find out if you found these tips useful, so please leave a comment or a question!

Homepreneur Ideas: Start a Catering Business

February 17, 2010 Leave a comment

If you have a knack for cooking and baking and your friends regularly complement you on your cuisine you may have stumbled upon an excellent home business opportunity. Becoming a caterer can be fun and exciting but it is also a lot of hard work.

Several things need to be done in preparation or starting a catering business. You need to assess your skill, define your niche and get the word out about your great new business. You may also have to ensure you have all the necessary materials to do the job and work on your scheduling skills so that you can guarantee that you will deliver on time every time.

The links below give a more in depth look at what it takes to start and run a catering business.

Related Articles

How to Start a Food Business

A Guide to Catering as a Small Business

Homepreneur Idea: Become a Virtual Assistant

February 10, 2010 Leave a comment

The Virtual Assistant (VA) Industry is relatively young. As a matter of fact, VAs with an average of 5 to 10 years experience are considered gurus and veterans.

A virtual assistant is simply an assistant that works from a remote location. All the work is done via the telephone and internet so there is never a need for the VA to meet with the client in person. This means that it is possible to take on clients from around the globe if you can attract them of course!

Typical services covered by virtual assistants include but are not limited to;

  • Bookkeeping or Accounting
  • Website Maintenance
  • Call Management
  • Word Processing
  • Internet Research
  • Sales and Marketing Support

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How to Become a Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistants charge an hourly rate that is dependent on the services they offer as well as their level of experience. Rates can range anywhere from $20 to $60 an hour.

Entrepreneur.com has an excellent post on this topic as well.

Successful VAs promote their business using professional websites and internet marketing.

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