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Where can I get business ideas to start a business?

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You can find business idea almost anywhere. However, if you are looking for an idea that has already been proven, you can find these in several different places. You will find that you have so many ideas that you will have information overload. The best place to start would be to figure out what you want to do besides make money and then start looking in that industry.

If you are looking to start a small business, the first thing you need to decide is if you are trying to make your business in your home or not. This will help you cut the businesses in half. Several businesses can be operated out of your home until they become too large and then you will have to move them into an office.

There are many small businesses that you can work out of your home. If you are looking for a turnkey where most of the business is already put together and yet have only a small initial investment, then you may want to take a look at the network marketing business. Many people have a bad taste in their mouth when network marketing is brought up. However, they have some unique advantages over other businesses and they usually have only a small start up cost and have large earning potential if you get involved with the right business.

Another place to look for a home business would be the internet. However, be careful as you start your search. There are many scams out there that you will want to avoid. A good rule to live by is that if they are looking at an up front cost before they are willing to give you all the information or give you a contact number to talk to somebody live then it is probably a scam. Some scams are only looking to make $25 dollars while others are more aggressive. And if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.

You may also try the local library. Many books have been written on the subject of small businesses. You can get a lot of free information without having to invest a lot of money or time. Most of the ideas that you will find here have been vetted and you will not be getting into ideas that will be new or untried.

The internet can be a good source for finding a small business outside of the home too. There are hundreds of sites that you can go to and read through to get ideas. Again, be careful because many of them may be for sale because they don't work. They have not had a publisher to look at them like the ones you will see at in a book at the library. However, the advantages are that you will see more ideas that are more up to date or groundbreaking.

A business broker will also be a good place to look. A business broker will understand the different businesses that are for sale in your area. They will have seen what is working in the area and what is not. However, the businesses that they work with usually have larger start up costs.

The local classifieds will also have a number of businesses for sale. Look at the advertisements too. If an industry has a lot of advertisements for different businesses, it is a good indication that they are making money at it. However, you will need to make sure that you do your homework on all of the ideas that you look at.

In summary, ideas for a business can be found in a lot of places. Decide if you want to work in the home or out and then check the internet. A local business broker will have a lot of knowledge for your area so you may want to talk with one even if you want to start one instead of buying one.

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i dont have much money but ... (Below threshold)
kagiso kolberg:

i dont have much money but i trully need to start something thats going to make money loots uf money

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