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: $4,500 (PC, printer, marketing, advertising, accounting software license)

Potential earnings: $5,000 to $80,000+

Advertising: Advertise in newspapers including niche publications such as university or medical publications and professional newsletters; and print business cards and distribute generously. Network in community and professional organizations where you can talk about your services, customers and distribute rate cards. Start by offering services on a barter system so you can accumulate testimonials for use on your Web site.

Equipment needed: Typical home personal computer as advertised in Sunday retail inserts. Accounting Software.

Consider targeting specific business areas (medical, for example) or offer services broadly. Provide outsource billing and collection services. Help new, small, and Internet businesses set up their Accounting systems.

Site Luring Freebies: Electronic tax forms, Sample Invoice Layouts.

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