Updated: Nov 2
Are you a bilingual nurse? Being bilingual in certain areas can pay off handsomely for healthcare providers who are well versed in Spanish or any other regional foreign language for the area.
This business would be an easy set-up for someone fluent in multiple languages. I would start out by making educational materials consisting of the most common phrases used in the healthcare setting. I, for one, would love to be able to carry out a full assessment in Spanish. You could start with basic questions and answers.
You could offer your services to tutor local nurses one-on-one or even contract out a 4-6 week class with a hospital that wants to invest in more nurses becoming bilingual and decreasing the cost of medical interpreters. This could be a very lucrative career for the right person.
Additional Resources: Medical Spanish.com: http://www.medicalspanish.com
My Spanish Teacher: http://www.myspanishteacher.com
Potential Start-up costs: $500 or less
Additional degree required: No
Sole venture or partnership: Sole
Mobile, Online, or Brick & Mortar: Mobile
Potential products to upsell: Online course, books, pocket-guide for most commonly used terms and phrases.
Check out more entrepreneurial ventures in my book: 50 Business Ideas for the Entrepreneurial Nurse!