Business Idea Center: Graphic Designer

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Catalogs

If you've looked at your mailbox lately, you'll know catalogs aren't dead. Get in on this industry by helping produce them.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Coloring Books

Use your artistic creativity to develop custom coloring books children will love.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Company Newsletters

Companies don't always have the in-house resources to produce their own newsletters. That's where you come in.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Computer Upgrading Service

As technology advances at record speed, providing the occasional update may be the right niche for you.
Category: Computers
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Corporate Videos

Move over YouTube. Shooting corporate videos for promotions and training is the next big video venture.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Event Programs

From school plays to weddings, plenty of events depend on programs.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Graphic Design

Take your flair for design and start a business.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Holiday E-Mail Service

Remind busy professionals about upcoming birthdays and holidays and supply them with e-mail templates for their notes.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

House Numbers On Curbs

No need to curb your enthusiasm. Painting house numbers on curbs will get you outdoors and let your creative juices flow.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

How-To Books

The things you can teach people "how to" do are countless.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Ice Sculpture Classes

It's very posh to see bars made of ice. If you have the skills, it's never been hotter to be surrounded by ice.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Interior and Exterior House Painting

Like the changing of the leaves, home owners are constantly wanting the latest color of the day.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Invitations

Beautiful invitations will never go out of style. Draw in clients with creative marketing and high quality.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Marketing Brochures

A professional marketing brochure can help businesses make a good first impression.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Newsletter Publisher

Help businesses and organizations get their news out by publishing newsletters.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Niche Greeting Cards

Let others use your unique perspective to express themselves--with a niche greeting card biz.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Package Design Service

Good things come in beautiful packages. Help businesses by creating out-of-the-ordinary packaging.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Personalized Story Time Books

Are you a pro at creating sentimental items for families? Look into personalized story time books.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $50,000 - $100,000
Franchises Available? No

Prototype Design

Engineering, vision, artistic talent, this is what prototype design is all about.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Restaurant Menus

Combine page designing talent with a love for food with this business idea.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Restaurant Placemats

Put designing capabilities to use on restaurant placemats.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Rubber Stamps

Love crafts? Get into the rubber stamp business.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Self Publishing Consultant

Know the secrets to self publishing? Help those who want to succeed too.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Self-Publisher

Don't want to deal with agents? Become a self-publisher.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Silk-Screened Mouse Pads

The mouse on your desk needs a surface to scamper on. May we recommend a cheese pattern?
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Small-Business Advertising Agency

Create cost-effective advertising campaigns for small businesses without big budgets.
Category: Advertising
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Stained Glass

If you're an artist who likes to work with glass, and wants to show others how to do it, this is the biz for you.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Website Quality Consultant

Tell clients what is--and isn't--working on their site and how they can fix it.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

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