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 $60,000+

Advertising: Advertise in medical and hospital publications and newsletters; 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. Word processing software.

Consider marketing to hospitals, clinics and medical practices of all sizes. Deadline reliability is an essential ingredient. Consider working in a pool of reliable peers to offer fast, accurate and reliable service.

Site Luring Freebies: Display rate packages.

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