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: $3,500 (PC, printer, marketing, advertising)

Potential earnings: $5,000 to $120,000+

Advertising: Advertise in professional and business publications and newsletter. Send letters of introduction to potential clients gleaned from professional directories. Network in community and professional organizations where you can talk about your services and products and generously distribute business cards. Start by offering services on a barter system so you can accumulate testimonials for use on your Web site.

Equipment needed: State-of-the-art personal computer as advertised in Sunday retail inserts with considerable RAM upgrades. Database software, word processing software.

Consider putting your skills as a Data Analyst to good use for customers via the Internet. Evaluate raw customer-provided data and trends to help clients shape competitive strategies and hone proficiencies. Or research, amass, then analyze data on request. Market to small, new, and Internet businesses.

Site Luring Freebies: Do some general market analysis regularly and post data for free from your site.

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