An Idea for a Small Business You Can Start

Start-up costs range $50 to $500,000+, earnings $5,000 to $2,000,000++, skills from knowing nothing to running an airline. Bon appetit!


Start-up cost: $2,000 - $9,000

Potential earnings: $20,000 - $30,000

Advertising: Press releases and promotional articles to explain and define Rolfing, talks and demonstrations at health clubs and centers, business cards and flyers, referrals from other alternative therapy professionals (massage therapists, reflexologists, acupuncturists, etc.), exhibit at health shows and malls.

Equipment needed: Cushioned table and/or bench, towels, health questionnaires, business telephone with answering system, scheduling book, books on Rolfing.

Rolfing is a technique of connective tissue manipulation that involves body manipulation and movement education. Developed by Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D., Rolfers strive to bring the various portions of the body (head, neck, torso, pelvis, legs, and feet) into a balance and support of one another. Rolfing sessions can result in clients' greater ease in movement and breathing, improved balance and stability, and an increased sense of well-being.

Rolfing is performed in a ten-session process, with many clients choosing to return six months to two years later for evaluation and for concentration on more specific problems.

Excerpted with permission from "More 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 nowor ask for it at your favorite bookstore. You can also call (800) 632-8676

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