Business Idea Center: Graphic Design

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Ad Agency

Use your creativity to come up with knock-out ad campaigns for clients.
Category: Advertising
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
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

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

Christmas Ornaments

Bring holiday cheer to people's homes with creative Christmas ornaments.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
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 Repair Technician

Are you a computer geek? The world of CPUs can use your savvy tech know-how.
Category: Computers
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
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

Desktop Publishing

Use your design skills to lay out a business in publishing.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
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

Logo Design

Find a niche for your knack for graphic design--logo design.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Magnetic Signs

Want your success to stick? Try magnetic signs.
Category: Advertising
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
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

Photography Courses

Now that just about everyone has a digital camera, they need someone to teach them how to take a great photo.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Promotional Wear

From hats to golf shirts, promotional wear continues to be popular with businesses.
Category: Advertising
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
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

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

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

Snowboards

If the skateboard canvas is too small for your big artistic vision, look to snowboards.
Category: Sports
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

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

Theme Bunk Beds

Kids seem to sleep better inside a racecar or firetruck. Go ahead, help them catch their Zs.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Trade Show Displays

Help your clients attract attention at trade shows with eye-catching displays.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Web Design

Create professional, beautiful and functional websites for your clients.
Category: Online Businesses
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

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