An Idea for a Small Business You Can Start

Start-up costs range $50 to $500,000+, earnings $5,000 to $2,000,000++, skills from knowing nothing to running an airline. Bon appetit!


Start-up cost: $2100 (PC and printer)

Potential earnings: $5,000 to $75,000+

Advertising: Contact database publishers, check out classified advertisements for leads, e-mail your samples/resume to online newsletter services, and contact corporate librarians. The NFAIS publishes the "Guide to Careers in Abstracting and Indexing". Create a Web site advertising your services.

Equipment needed: Typical home personal computer as advertised in Sunday retail inserts. Word processing software, database software.

Consider marketing your services in condensing articles for database and online information services. Focus on a particular technical niche in your area of expertise, such as Medical Research or Computer Training Technology.

Site Luring Freebies: Links to great online newsletters, links to sites in your area of expertise, and samples of any of your abstracts.

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