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Business Name / Description

Advertising Clipping Service

Keep track of advertising competition for other businesses.
Category: Advertising
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Barter and Swap Publication

One person's trash is another's treasure. Bring these people together with a barter and swap publication.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Building History Guides

Building guides can bring the past to life for locals and tourists.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Business Directories

A collection of contact information for members of an industry can direct profits your way.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Campus Newspaper

Give college students an alternative to their university newspaper.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $50,000 - $100,000
Franchises Available? No

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

Children's Books by Children

Try this unique publishing concept: books for children, by children.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Community Business Maps

Guide tourists to local attractions and points of interest but don't be surprised if you get lost in the profits.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Community Entertainment Directory

Make sure residents never say "There's nothing to do tonight" again.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Community Newsletter

Love where you live? Start a community newsletter.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Community Restaurant Guide

Cash in on connecting diners with your local restaurants.
Category: Food
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Community Website

Bring your local flavor to the web for all to see.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
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

Correspondence and Training Manuals

If you have time, patience and an interest in repeat clients, start a business producing correspondence and training manuals for businesses, schools and other organizations.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Coupon Books

Businesses want more customers, and customers want a bargain. Satisfy the needs of both groups.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Digital Printing Service

Traditional print shops are a thing of the past. With more businesses taking advantage of digital technology, a digital printing service is an ideal way to follow the trend.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Editing Service

Does the idea of incorrect grammar drive you crazy? You may be in the runnings for an editing service.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Health-Care Newspaper

Spread the word about health tips and new procedures and products with a newspaper supported by local practitioners.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Holiday Drink Guides

People love celebrating the holidays with a drink or two. Inspire them with a semi-annual recipe guide.
Category: Food
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Home Decorating Guide

No, print isn't dead. Give homeowners a decorating guide they can flip through while sitting on their couch.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Home Office Resource Guide

Working from home can be isolating. Help home workers thrive with a specialized guide.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Home Safety Guides for the Elderly

Seniors and their families will appreciate guides with information on preventing fraud and creating a safe home.
Category: Media/Publishing
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

Literary Agent

If you have marketing skills and love books, this may be the right business for you.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Nutrition Guides

Your nutrition guides might be the closest thing to the fountain of youth.
Category: Health Care/Medical
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Online Entertainment Listings and Reviews

People are always in search of dining, entertainment and attraction information and reviews.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Online Trade Show Directory

Compile information about trade shows across the globe online.
Category: Online Businesses
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
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

Press Release Service

With up to 700,000 businesses being started each year, a press release service is in high demand.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Proposal Writer

Here's a homebased business that may write you a big commission check.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Puzzle and Game Books

Combine fun and local advertising by starting a puzzle and game book publication.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Small Business Guides

Create small business guides and take advantage of the growing influence of small businesses in the U.S. and Canada.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Specialty Greeting Cards

When people need to say more than "Happy birthday, Mom," they turn to specialty greeting cards.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

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