Shoestring Startups

Pet-Sitter

When pet owners take vacations or business trips, pet-sitters step in to ease their worries. Love of animals is essential; you'll do everything from walking dogs and stroking cats to administering medicine, when necessary. Advertise with business cards or fliers at veterinary offices or pet stores.

Start-Up Cost: $1,000

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This article was originally published in the April 1998 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Shoestring Startups.

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