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, camera, Web hosting service)

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

Advertising: Advertise in family and adult newsletters, newspapers, and directories. Network in community and social organizations where you can talk about your services and products. Write and send press releases that might generate feature stories about your business.

Equipment needed: Typical home personal computer as advertised in Sunday retail inserts. Database software, digital camera.

Consider putting your knowledge of the gift retail industry and your love of novelty items to good use on the Internet via an e-commerce site. Focus on a niche or offer a wide variety of items. Product offering could include practical joke items, magic items, nostalgia, vintage, long-time favorites, adult-themed, and high-tech gadgets for a variety of budgets. Display an online thumbnail catalog of your products.

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