by Staff Reporter on 17/07/12 at 10:13 am
Starting a business often requires huge start-up costs. This makes it next to impossible for young or new entrepreneurs to crack into the business world. If you want to make money with minimal start-up costs, then these five business ventures will give you some ideas to get your business gears turning.
These ideas don’t require any special education, skills or a lot of cash, but they do require discipline:
If canines are your passion, then start a dog walking or training business. You must have a passion for working with canines of all shapes and sizes. You must also have first-aid training and some basic skills from an animal shelter. A small amount of insurance is necessary.
Most people will already have leashes and toys for you to use. Dog handlers can make a stable salary as long as they maintain clients. The total start-up cost for this venture would be less than $500.
You will get to work with fantastic and excited brides and grooms. Wedding planners are contracted to some or all of the planning. It depends on what the couple wants. There is huge pressure, but it is rewarding to see your hard work pay off.
Start up is next to nothing. In the fantastic world of wedding planning, you get to work with other people’s budget and money. Start by practicing with friends to build a reputation.
Income can be well over $50,000 per year.
Vending Machine Company
There’s a good chance you didn’t know that vending machine companies are not connected to the store they are stationed in. Vending machine owners designate the places to set up their machines. They let the money flow in without having to do much work.
Start up will vary based on what kind of machine you want. Higher-tech machines will naturally cost more than an old-school machine. The income and simplicity of it all is well worth testing out. Contact 1 800 Vending to learn more.
Promoters have the potential to make serious cash. The only start-up capital you need is for a good cell phone and gas money. Then you need to begin contacting clubs that are reputable and popular. Offer to promote events for them.
Your goal is to bring in clientele. If you send in a high roller, then you can even get sweet throwbacks based on what they spend. The more people you get to go to the club, the more cash you can make. Weekends are usually the only time you work.
If you have graphic design or artistic skill, then you can easily make money designing t-shirts. Start-up costs are usually less than $200. This is an artistic business that requires more promotion, but it could be worth it if you have a passion for art.
Starting up a business doesn’t have to be terrifying. With minimal costs to start, one of these businesses could easily become profitable and fun within a few months. It’s a matter of taking the first step to learn more.
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