you need a jump start on ideas
for a profitable small office/home office (SOHO) business of your own
or some extra part-time income?
Check out these for starters:
opportunities: Just about anything you can think of has at least
one franchise opportunity available - from fast food to auto repair
to scented oxygen. There are many advantages of buying a franchise such
as company training, proven track record, co-op advertising, protected
territory, brand name recognition, business help, and others. But it
comes with a price. Buying a franchise takes a lot of money up front.
Then, ongoing franchise fees and often mandatory co-op advertising fees
come off the top of your gross sales, whether or not you are making
a profit. If you're looking at getting into this, research, research,
opportunity with nutritional products: Make money selling great
nutritional products, low cost start-up, your own free web site and
email address. Go to www.2harts.freelife.com.
New baby baskets, food baskets, special occasion baskets, wedding or
shower baskets, new neighbor baskets - you name it. The possibilities
for the homebound, for busy executives, for people who hate to shop,
for specialties. If you have a car, know your area, and have a knack
for finding things, this could be the right niche for you.
Restaurants and retail stores will often pay a mystery shopper to report
on service, attitudes, store condition, etc.
sales: If you like to arrange flowers, you can sell small arrangements
on a contract basis to businesses. Each week you supply a fresh cut
bouquet in a small vase to offices in your town. They pay a monthly
fee. You need a floral wholesaler to supply the flowers. Many community
colleges offer flower arranging courses in their adult education noncredit
your knowledge: Use the Internet to build a business using your
unique knowledge - whatever you have a passion for. Discover how you
can make a living online.
Anything goes here, computers, auto parts, clothing, antiques or collectibles,
crafts, CDs, computer games. You can do it online, through an auction,
from your garage, or from a store.
sales: These are not quite MLMs, but close. If you love cosmetics,
candles, house-wares, toys, home decor, scrapbooking, fancy baskets,
cooking tools, or any number of other products, and like talking to
people, there are lots of options out there. Start up costs are generally