If you're thinking of starting a business, there are several that can be started right away with little or no money up front.
Become a Consultant
If you are knowledgeable on a particular subject, you can share your knowledge with others. A consulting business can be run from home and takes little money to start.
Sell through Online Auctions
Online auctions are big business. It is simple and easy to sign up for an online auction account and start selling either your unwanted personal items or specific niche items. This business does require a bit of research to get started, but is fairly easy to start up.
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While this business does usually require a person to obtain a license and has strict regulations, it can be a fun and rewarding business for people who love kids.
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If you are good with words and knowledgeable about grants, you can easily start a business helping other businesses and organizations obtain funds through grants.
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Home parties are becoming hot again and a potential business owner is no longer limited to perfumes and plastic kitchen storage as business options. Today, there are hundreds of home party companies to choose from and most make it easy and affordable for new consultants to get started.
Tonya Nusser is a business writer who has over seven years of experience in the industry. Nusser has written three business ebooks, which are sold exclusively on Ebay. In recent months she has expanded her writing to include published articles in several regional and national magazines.