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Elder care involves providing services for seniors, most often people aged 65 and older. Elder care services include adult day care, in-home care, assisted living, nursing care, and long-term care. Many elder care facilities are home-based businesses that operate out of private homes. Persons who start an elder care business often have previous experience in social work, health care, or geriatric care. The Elder Care Business Accelerator Guide will assist you in establishing a for-profit business providing elder care services. The Accelerator Guide will introduce you to useful online and library resources that will help you research elder care, and help you start your own elder care business.

Day care facilities provide daytime supervision, recreation, and early socialization for pre-school children.  Day care businesses differ in the services they provide including full day care, after-school care, or drop-in day care. The Day Care Facility Accelerator Guide will provide you with information about starting your own day care business. It will introduce you to useful online and library resources that will help you in your day care business research.

Portrait Photography Guide

Portrait photography involves capturing the likeness of a person or persons using various photographic equipment, in either a photographic studio or at a specific location. In order to operate a successful portrait photography business, photographers need solid business management skills, along with experience behind the lens.

Craft breweries and microbreweries produce beer in limited quantities when compared to large breweries (generally under 10,000 barrels per year) and usually distribute their beer within a limited geographic region. Craft breweries often specialize in specific styles of beer, and focus on providing customers a superior product, using traditional brewing techniques. Certain craft breweries sell beer directly on their premises, and are called brewpubs. Craft breweries are known to develop clever marketing strategies with limited budgets in order to connect with their target markets. The Craft Brewery / Microbrewery Accelerator Guide is a collection of the best online and library business resources related to the brewing industry, collected in one convenient location. This Accelerator Guide will give you the information you need to start your own craft brewery or microbrewery.

Language School Guide

Language schools help individuals learn a language, usually through some form of structured classes. The Language School Business Accelerator Guide is a comprehensive collection of language school / ESL institute related resources in one convenient location. Here you will find general industry information, as well as information on customers, competitors, business regulations, marketing, and planning resources for starting a language school.

Event planning involves planning, organizing, and coordinating various social events. These can include meetings, conferences, conventions, corporate events, festivals, trade shows, and other events. Many event planning businesses specialize in a specific type of social event, such as weddings. Event planners are often responsible for organizing all aspects of an event including catering and tableware, lighting, staging, and audio-visual services. The Event Planning Business Accelerator Guide is a collection of the best event planning-related information resources, in one convenient location. The Accelerator Guide is a great place to start researching the event planning industry.

A florist shop is a retail establishment that sells cut flowers and ornamental plants. The floral trade involves activities such as flower care, flower arranging, floral design, merchandising, and often flower delivery. The Florist Shop Business Accelerator Guide will introduce you to the very best floristry-related online and library resources. The Accelerator Guide will provide you with general industry information, as well as information on customers, competitors, business regulations, and marketing resources for starting a floristry business.

An accounting / bookkeeping business is an establishment that provides professional services such as tax preparation, business financial documentation, audits and record keeping, usually through an in-person or virtual office setting. Customers of these services will range from individual persons to large corporations, depending on the size and focus of the company. Sometimes such services are offered by businesses as part of a larger offering of financial services such as financial advising, insurance options, estate planning etc. 

Personal Trainer Guide

Personal fitness trainers work with clients to improve their physical strength, conditioning and general well-being. Trainers may provide one-on-one training or larger group sessions, and will often tailor their services to meet the needs of their clients. Personal training services might be offered in-house by larger fitness centres, or at any location of convenience to both client and trainer. The Personal Trainer Business Accelerator Guide is a comprehensive collection of fitness / training related resources in one convenient location. In this Accelerator Guide you will find general industry information, as well as information on customers, competitors, business regulations, and fitness marketing.

Art and Handicrafts Retail Guide

Arts, crafts and handicrafts retailers are establishments that sell unique artistic creations. These sellers often specialize in a particular art form such as Aboriginal, glass, stone, wood or other local artwork. Retailers often buy their products directly from local artists or art wholesalers, create their own products, or build inventory through a combination of sources.

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