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Archives for 2004

Ice Cream Parlors

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. Doesn’t that bring back good memories of your childhood and those hot summer days?Just imagine all the ice cream headaches! But, you cannot let that fool you into thinking the industry is growing. The ice cream industry has reached a mature stage.

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RV Park

Across the country, many areas of the tourism industry such as hotels and amusement parks are struggling to stay afloat. But…the RV park segment is an exception — it is on the gradual increase year after year.Currently, there are 7.2 million RVs on the roads in the United States alone.

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Coffee Shop

The coffee business has boomed in recent years, especially with regards to specialty coffees. The market for specialty coffees has grown as consumers become more educated about espresso-based drinks and how they are made.

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Bed and Breakfast

Bed and breakfasts are a niche segment of the travel industry. As part of this industry, bed and breakfasts are identified as a private residence that provides a room and a breakfast.

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Golf Ranges

Practicing your swing at the local driving range may be considered a leisurely endeavor, but this niche business has its particular challenges for the entrepreneur.In some areas, golf facilities have saturated the market so that facility owners are faced with overcapacity.

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Mind Body Fitness

As more Americans report feeling stressed a lot of the time (American Sports Data), it is no wonder that mind-body fitness is dominating the fitness landscape. The baby boomer generation is seeking out alternative ways to supplement their fitness routine with “kinder, gentler” ways of exercising.

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Landscaping Services

he professional lawn, landscape and tree trimming industry is a significant part of the service sector. As a result of a strong housing market boosted by low interest rates, this industry has seen tremendous growth.

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