Shoestring Startups


If you have a knack for numbers, a way with words or just about any other type of talent, you can turn it into a thriving business as a tutor. Visit students in their homes or at school-or have them come to you. Advertise on school bulletin boards or send direct mailings to local parents. All you need to get started are some business cards and basic instruction manuals.

Start-Up Cost: $300

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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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