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Which is the best small business to start? Well, we've got several answers to that one.
Each of the following businesses could be a one person business, or more. Gear the business to suit your personal goals. But all of these are very doable, and can be very profitable.
We have gone on a quest to locate the best small business start ups now. Do keep checking back -- we will be adding more as we discover more. But here are a few to start with:
|START A CLEANING BUSINESS. Some things just can't be computerized. This goes for ALL kinds of cleaning business, from cleaning buildings to homes to car engines. It is consistently a solid money maker, with no let up in sight.|
START AN ELDER DAY CARE CENTER.
Over 50,000 new elder care centers will be needed in the next few years. Start one now, and expand as the need grows. Here is the business plan to set you on your way.
|START AN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY BUSINESS. Thousands of industries are on the brink of needing new employees. With your background in that industry, you will be a position to provide them. Use your existing skills and a business plan designed for you.|
START A PARTY PLANNING BUSINESS.
Neighborhood birthday parties don't count a whole lot here. These are the pros, with parties for every occasion, from sports to opera to special events. It is a real art putting this business together for profit, right from the start. Here's the business plan that shows you how.
START A RECRUITING BUSINESS.
The business world is bursting into action again. Top people are needed NOW, and you can supply them. Great business for working at home too.
START A RETAIL BUSINESS.
Furniture, food, garden supplies, office supplies, even toys -- you name it, you can sell it. This is a great time to open many retail businesses. Find your niche and go for it, with a start up business plan to help you on your way.
START A RETAIL CLOTHING BUSINESS.
Don't compete with Victoria's Secret or Men's Wearhouse. Create your own style, your own environment. The unique, the personal, is very much "IN", and will be for quite some time.
|START A TUTORING BUSINESS. The internet has absolutely revolutionized the way people learn. The high school kid who used to tutor your kids is the whiz kid who has clients around the world. Best yet, this is very accessible for everyone, and it makes a nice income for a home business. This tutoring business plan shows you how.|
|START A TRUCKING BUSINESS. A good buddy just invested heavily in a trucking company. His reasoning? There is no other way to get goods from Point A to Point B. It is a solid business for as far as the eye can see.|
|START A WHOLESALE BUSINESS. Thousands of business opportunities here! Each wholesale business captures its own niche in the business world, making each a unique adventure. Lots and lots of potential to fit your energy level!|
|THE BEST SMALL BUSINESS TO START? YOURS! Do you have your own favorite best small business to start? Here's the starting point for you: a business plan just for your business.|
What made us decide that THESE are the best small businesses to start? We had several criteria ...
These two qualities seem to go together. With the hundreds -- no, thousands -- of hours you will devote to this business, it must be a small business that you enjoy, and one that challenges your abilities.
We are talking "business", not "hobby". There has to be financial reward. The reward likely won't be easy money, BUT because you find this interesting, it won't be terribly hard either.
Yesterday's pet rock business is pretty well over and done with. We are not big advocates of fads. Use your business plan to build your business on a solid foundation, and it will grow and become the kind of small business that you want it to be, for a long time to come.
Do keep checking back -- we will be adding more as we discover
Though [money] is crucial to make a living, that
shouldn't be your inspiration or your aspiration. Do it for yourself,
your highest self, for your own pride, joy, ego, gratification,
expression, love, fulfillment, happiness -- whatever you want to call
it. Do it because it is what you have to do.