An Idea for a Small Business You Can Start

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Start-up cost: $400 - $5,000. Training by a reflexologist or enrolling in courses costs $1,000 - $3,000.

Potential earnings: $700+ per week.

Advertising: Advertise in the business telephone directory; place a sign in a place visible to drivers; encourage word-of-mouth referrals.

Equipment needed: Lounge chair, business telephone line and answering machine or service, scheduling book, record-keeping system, books on reflexology.

Reflexology works on the principle that reflexes in the feet, hands, head, and other parts of the body are related to each and every organ and part of the body. Foot and hand reflexology is the type most often practiced. Reflexology should not be confused with massage, although some reflexologists may add massages to their services.

According to the International Institute of Reflexology, the Original Ingham Method of Reflexology is used primarily for releasing tension. It helps normalize body functions but is not intended to replace conventional medical treatment.

Excerpted with permission from "101 Best Home-Based Businesses for Women" by Priscilla Y. Huff. Published by Prima Publishing. For more on this and 100 other great businesses you can start, Buy the book now or ask for it at your favorite bookstore. You can also call (800) 632-8676

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