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: $3,000 (PC, printer, marketing, advertising)

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

Advertising: Advertise in professional, business and social organization publications and newsletters. 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: Typical home personal computer as advertised in Sunday retail inserts. Word processing software.

Consider using your experience in Grant Writing to start your own Grant Writing business. Market your services to academic institutions and charitable organizations and businesses that may not be aware of grant opportunities they could be exploiting to help develop their programs. Sell document templates for grants.

Site Luring Freebies: Grant Writing FAQ and tip sheet.

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