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Old 28th July 2012, 07:56 PM   #1

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Hi everyone, i'd really appreciate your input on trying to figure out business ideas. I was in the military for 11.5 years as a services officer. I have managed lodging facilities, dining facilities and fitness centers. I am detail oriented and very organized. I also have a background in event organizing although military ceremonials are dramatically different from civilian events.

I'm having a hard time translating those skills into a business idea. Oh I should mention that I have a BS and MS in exercise physiology however would prefer not to be a fitness trainer so that I can leverage my time to do other things. I would prefer an idea that starts off small and then I can grow the business to employ others. I guess I should say that's my true passion, to create a business that creates job opportunities for others (especially women and working mothers).

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Old 7th August 2012, 04:14 PM   #2

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My wife and I have a couple in our church that started a Boot Camp in the mornings. I know you said you don't prefer to be a trainer so this may not be something you're interested in, but with your military experience you could hold a boot camp. I don't how much a boot camp like this is, but if you charged $100 per month and had 50 clients that's $5000 per month. Most boot camps are in the morning here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area so you would have the rest of the day free afterwards.

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Old 7th August 2012, 06:00 PM   #3

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Thanks rreger, I guess I can revisit the idea. I've done group exercises before but not for pay, in the military.

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Old 8th August 2012, 09:27 AM   #4
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I was just reading about this woman who started a kind of recruitment website for people who are or used to be in the Military. I'm not 100% sure what it was all about and I don't know if I'm allowed to post any links here, but if I can, then I can give you the link.

Maybe that would be of interest for you.

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Old 8th August 2012, 09:37 AM   #5
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Fitness related businesses have been growing in recent years. Number of franchises related to fitness are on the rise. With your military background and credentials I see this as a very good fit for you. I like the idea of boot camp that previous commentator brought up. you mentioned that you don't want to be a trainer, but you can train part-time and hire others to do it while to focus on building a business and train part-time.

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Old 13th August 2012, 08:28 AM   #6
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Starting a new business is really great challenge, but as a army men there should not be any difficulties for you. I suggest to firstly research on market demands, local issues, business issues etc. so that you could run a successful business.

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