Skydiving School

photo credit: divemasterking2000 How much does it cost to start a skydiving school? Not too much, actually: Last month Matthew Fitch [a] former Navy communications officer opened No Limits Skydiving, a parachuting school. After eight years his event-jumping business had hit a plateau of about 30 appearances per year, which generated $100,000 in annual revenues. […]

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Mobile Fingerprinters Fill Niche

< p style=”text-align: center;”> The sour economy has taken its toll on most companies and their employees. Still, entrepreneurial ingenuity and following through on a simply good idea is one of the best ways for individuals to break out on their own to avoid budgetary woes presently faced by many large companies. According to The

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A Niche In 3 Fluid Ounces

< p style=”text-align: center;”> Ever since transportation authorities placed rigorous limits on the amount of liquids allowed on flights, travellers have had to figure out how to both pack their favourite toiletries and comply with those regulations. According to trendspotter Springwise, helping consumers avoid bag-check charges or confiscation of their non-compliant toiletries and cosmetics, New

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Summer Camp for Detectives

Summer camps aren’t just for archery and basket weaving anymore. The newest camps are borrowing from the latest television shows and replacing swimming and capture the flag with crime solving. The Wall Street Journal has more: On a summer morning in southern New Jersey, a team of crime-scene investigators gathered around a body lying face-down

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Niche: Organic Salons

The Times of Northwest Indiana: Lake now uses only organic products in Artiste Organic Salon and Spa, her new salon on Main Street in Hobart. Organic hair care products are those made solely with natural plant ingredients. “I became allergic to everything I had been using,” Lake said. “I had bumps on my head, swollen

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Niche Biz: Hats

Thousand Oaks Acorn: After Tom Romiski came up empty in his local search for the perfect cap, he opened Hats of Style in Thousand Oaks, where there’s a perfect “cap” for everyone. “The (local) department stores didn’t carry anything close to what I was looking for,” Romiski said. “I couldn’t find fedoras, I couldn’t find

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Niche Biz: EcoVino

EcoVino has discovered a unique niche by combining a love of wine with the the growing green trend. From the vine to your glass, they use an eco-friendly, organic process to maintain quality and minimize the impact on the planet. They have even tossed out the traditional bottle for a more compact easy-to-carry pouch. The

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