IDEA

Need a Business Idea? Here Are 55.


This article has been excerpted from 55 Surefire Home Based Businesses You Can Start for Under $5,000 and other great resource books published by Entrepreneur Press.

Today, tens of thousands of people are considering starting their own business, and for good reasons. On average, people can expect to have two and three careers during their work life. Those leaving one career often think about their second or third career move being one they can run out of their own home. The good news: Starting a home-based business is within the reach of almost anyone who wants to take a risk and work hard, as are a plethora of other low-cost ideas.

1. ACCOUNTANT
Experience, training or licensing may be needed

Create a flier outlining your services. Before you do that, you need to know what those services will be. Do you want to simply do bookkeeping for a small business?

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Prior experience

  • Where have you worked before?
  • Have you done anything special, exceptional or unusual?
  • What work-related skills or expertise do you have?

External contacts, resources etc.

  • What contacts have you in finance, business etc.
  • Have you or your family access to any under-utilized resources.
  • Do you know people who might help give you a start?

Don’t be afraid to ask other people to help assess your strengths and
weaknesses.




Take a moment to complete or view the results of these surveys:

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about Strengths & Weaknesses of Businesses
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about Writing a Business Plan

To help surmount weaknesses, consider the idea of forming an entrepreneurial
team (or taking on a partner, part-time adviser, non-executive director
etc.) but beware of trying to work with

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