If you start any small business, what would it be. I would start a aquaculture farm. A aquaculture farm is basically a fish farm.
I'd start a writing business.
Wait, I did.
I would start a blog business on fitness and gadgets.
an aquaculture farm would be extremely exciting... but what kind of fish would you raise?
I have started a business on line for marketing multi-level and affiliate marketing. It is a long term project, not a get rich scheme, or a pyramid. Some of the benefits are: I choose where and when I work with a laptop, the start up costs and risk are minimal, and the tax benefits are typical of a home based business.
I'll also go with Alan's suggestion that if it were without strategy or budget constraints - vineyard.
I Would probably do web design for actors, male models, photographers and psychologists. As well as article and press release submission as a way to promote their websites. As about small businesses, I would only provide article and press release submission services.
I would recommend lettings and property management. It is a very solid industry in the UK and the trends are very positive both in terms of landlord and tenant demand. More information on this can be found at http://www.letting4success.co.uk.
A small social networking site. Then write a book about it and make a movie.
some people start a copy writing business and set up writers as independent contractors..
Marital Aids. I am not trying to be offensive or flippant but the fact is there is still a fair bit of embarrassment associated to walking into a shop and buying a replacement for the old worn out rabbit! This makes marital aids ideal for a more anonymous online sale. Probably not the market for shrinking violets and it is competitive.
A local yarn shop. Real old fashioned bakery/coffee shop. A used book store. A tea store.
I would start an online book store where people could sell the books they've written and I'd get a percentage of each sale from my site. Like an affiliate site for books...does something like that already exist?
The practical person inside says a hosting company - high demand, booming industry, plus you can scale yourself up fairly quickly.
If I could start anything in the world, without strategy or budget constraints - vineyard.
when it comes to starting a business it sounds scary to me, lose some money before coz I didn't have the knowledge just a dream. Lose in apparel and movie rental store. Moral lesson? Study and Learn. Online Business nowadays is good, selling your own products, selling other peoples products, Ebay, Yahoo, Amazon. If you want you can join MLM, it's only good if you join when company is new, coz you're at the Top. In country like Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, etc.. I would say Goat farm is excellent business, or Cow, chicken raising. Goat is good because they only eat grass. All you have to do is plant more grass. And you don't really need to take care of them much, as long as they have shelter to sleep in. An engineer gave up his profession to raise goats.
I was a traveling private tutor and a pet sitter.
How about starting an herb farm may be a good business. Reataurants want to use fresh ingredients.
A small daycare in your home is a good start. Depending on your community,you may have up to 4 chldren without a license.
Teaching crafts classes in your home is another option.
I taught beading and polymer clay craft classes to a small group.
There are many ideas...
Woohoo, I'm not the only one who wants a fish farm! Actually, the starting point for my idea was with an aquatic supply shop. The only tropical fish supplier in this area is really horrible, and also doesn't offer the kind of selection I want, so I'd intended to supply it with fish I'd raised myself. The only way to make sure that the shop stays well-stocked is to raise more fish than I need, but then I'd have to sell off the extras through online sales or sales to pet stores elsewhere in the state. After all the considerations, I dropped the shop idea altogether and kept the fish and aquatic supplies. I've done a lot of online sales off of a 19-tank fish room, and once we get a permanent place on an acreage (about two years) we'll be building my fish house so I can start expanding on the idea. Thus far I've already done my business plan, cost estimates, found breeders for initial stock, and just about everything else I can do right now...all that's left is to wait for the facilities.
An art gallery complete with authors once a month speaking about their books.
Waste removal business.
I'd plan on making it a bug business though.
I started my little interior design business some 20 years ago.
I'd make a network of websites,,,, oh wait I do that already!
Okay then, I'd make a network of websites,,,, that MAKE A LOT OF MONEY!
i would start an article network (already have the script) (like ezinearticles or hubpages)
and a membership website, a blog empire and adsense websites)
I would have a stand at street fairs selling some sort of food. Probably a delicious dessert that people would enjoy!
Belgian people are making a fortune by selling fries and belgian waffles in New York and other big city's in the U.S.
I actually know someone who moved to the states and became filthy rish by making and selling the real Belgian waffles from a stand in new york city.
my mom and i have been treasure hunters or pickers for years.
the show American pickers and Antiques Roadshow have piqued the interest of many people who need to make money.
Seeing as though I already acheived what this question is asking, I'll let you in on what I did.
I started an online business back in 2004. It started out as a hobby, but quickly grew into an authority website in its niche. So I have been working from home, being my own boss and doing something I love every day!
I would start an online business for sale website in Australia, get it ranking very high in the search engines for our main terms, leave my job and work from home.........I actually acheived this about 6 months ago! visit http://www.business-trader.com.au.
I am excited to see people have different ways to win money for yourself is the best.
For me it is interesting that, since learning I was able to start a business online and it's really good for me to learn and start working.
First choice is to become a afiliate to sell the products of others, the process makes me want to become a professional my work ...
Now I can gently push his business that is very exciting to discover something new in many areas, other niche markets.
It is important that we can make money on the internet and do not feel the hard work ... we still have time to do what you want in your spare time there.
One important thing is to start looking for the best help initially ... I've found for her and I love this ...
And I believe you always have these choices ...
Drop shipping is also the best way to make money online
you can find Ton of good drop shippers at
I'd make stickers, scratch and sniffs, all kinds, fuzzies, oils, puffy, etc and stationery and cards and sell them in a store, w/ all kinds of goodies, knick knacks, candy, etc.
Always remember to never give up on your dreams. I nearly through it all in at one point, only to turn it into a million dollar business. http://www.BusinessesforSales.com
I would start a website selling my own products and then market it through affiliate members from Hupages, and a few other sites, then I would call the affiliate site
Just opened to neew members ! travel writers especially welcome travelespresso
How about a Home Staging business? Is anyone out there a home stager? I have a small amount of info on it here: http://hubpages.com/hub/Home-Staging-Review , would love some feedback
Hm, I'd like to start Dropship business. My present job gives me more chances to go deep into Dropship. If I do dropship, I don't need to have an inventory. So I can put more efforts to promote my site and products.
Hi Run a start up business programme in Ireland if you need help please contact me.
I would start a small hobby shop that specializes in Needlework, especially Cross Stitch!
I sold my carwash about 15 years ago. Loved it.
Wouldnt mind opening another.
Fascinating - I almost - within 24 hours did that - the land I wanted was sold - then wasn't able to find land that would support the car wash. Sadly, the land I wanted was sold to a similar minded person and she opened a car wash. No regrets but always interesting to look back.
Any thoughts on the revenue forecasting for potential new car wash entrepreneurs? Supposedly there was some scandal on that years ago.
Let's see, I've been in Real Estate, Insurance sales, Elder care, IT, marketing and my all time favorite, massage therapy, just to name a few. (I loved making people feel better but it took a lot out of me.)
I just can't seem to choose what I want to be when I grow up!
Through all of my business ventures I've gained an extensive knowledge base. Some knowledge is in-depth while other knowledge just skimmed the surface. (Enough to get my feet wet and realize it just wasn't for me. Like when I was young and tried setting appointments for a funeral home. I gained a skewed sense of humor from that job, YIKES!)
But everything I did was just an additional outlet to gain real world knowledge and experience for me.
Now I want to take everything I have learned and experienced and FINALLY start working on the dream I've had since I was 9 years old.
Become a published author that makes enough money to support myself and my kids in the life to which I would like to become accustomed.
I'm hoping that becoming an affiliate will help ensure my goals. So here's to following a dream no matter how old it is!
I would love to have a quaint little what-not shop with all kinds of unusual finds from different eras and a space for selling books. Books are a passion of mine.
I have dreamed of an art shop. And in many ways, with my Hubs, I have achieved this dream - only via the virtual world not a physical shop. I love the photos and the artistic works - visual and writing, etc...
Oh, now if I could have a coffee house with the art shop....hmmm...too much fun!
I'd start an In door farm in an abandoned building right in the heart of the city
Buy the building cheap
setup for light and water
Plant your crops...and off you go...
Indoor Farming...the future is here.
There's a huge future in products and services for aging baby boomers. And another business that just keeps growing despite the bad economy is the office cleaning business.
It would be deffinitely something about internet marketing.
I mean look at the potential of internet.
Millions of people are using it.
This is a chance to build mz own business and tanks God for that.
I've always wanted to set up a service where if someone's feeling lonely or depressed, they can log on to a site and someone will just talk to them. They could talk by phone or IM, and not even necessarily about what was making them sad. It'd just be for anyone who needed some friendly company.
I wouldn't feel good charging people for something like that though.
Just go for it, you only live once -should you need any help with accounting and bookkeeping contact me at : firstname.lastname@example.org or follow me on twitter http://twitter.com/Thejustfinance
A small kayaking river guide business, maybe expand it to rafting and possibly land activities such as climbing and stuff as well. But most importantly it would have to be in an amazing and unique and probably remote location, taking small groups on an epic adventure.
The lettings industry is a good one. A booming market which is recession safe. You can start a letting agency from home for as little as £279.00 with full support, training, letter templates, a complete step by step training manual, property website and software and much more. For more info visit http://www.lettingvision.co.uk
I'd like to have a small orchard and veg patch and sell the goods along the road side.
I'd like to buy some small business, like a small store or smth. that does not require extensive labour everyday, so I can live semiretired lifestyle and support myself at the same time. Do not think though it is realistically possible in Canada. Way too many rules,regulations, taxes, what not. And most important no money and not a very good credit history.
I've started four small businesses, and am looking to start a fifth. Nobody who knew me growing up would ever have believed that I had a head for business (I even surprised myself!).
1) teaching voice and piano
2) performing at different events, either my students or myself
3) CD promotion services for my students (I hire a local audio engineer and a local company to manufacture the CDs, and a local photographer and graphic designer to do the covers), then set up a website to sell them.)
4) internet writing/online designing and marketing
5) publishing company
I want a small coffee shop/bookstore. Bland, I know, but it would encompass everything I love and make me happy. And, as long as I had a small apartment above, I'd have everything I needed.
I already have my own business and as i found out, it is a lot of stress and hard work to be a small business owner. I do not want my own small business any longer. I want a large business. So I can hire a lot of managers to run it and do very little myself. Only show up to pick up the profits. If someone knows how to open a big business, with very little money and effort, pleas let me know.
I would love to sell secondhand books, but (a) haven't got the storage space to do it properly and (b) can't be competing against the one-penny prices sellers put up on Amazon.
It would be great to have a local wholefood shop. Apparently, there was one here some years back, which did well until the couple running it moved away. However, no way would I want to work shop hours myself and I do not have enough to invest in premises, stock and staff to run the shop.
A little bookstore... I think that while Amazon may be the end of big box stores like Borders and Barnes and Noble, they can't take away the appeal of browsing through a nice, niche bookstore.
Though I'd only consider doing this kind of thing if I was independently wealthy enough not to need to make a profit... I'd like to spend all day in a bookstore but not if I have to stress over profit margins and expenses.
the purpose of any business to make a profit-since i have been self-employed for 20 years including owning major franchises, but did much better in a direct sales/network opportunity. find something people need, and get it to them! right now almost 50% of the planet is dying of heart disease and diabetes complications. most would not get on a plane you only had a 50/50 chance of getting off of, but you are ALREADY on that plane now! my company (40 years in business and A+ rated)i consult with found a product to address both those issues readily. again, find a need for others and fill it with your product or services.
by Cholee Clay 5 years ago
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