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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

Ads-That-Work-Book

Put your advertising and marketing specialties to work for you!
Category: Advertising
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
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 Form Templates

Get businesses started on the right foot by supplying them with business form templates.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Business Plan Consultant

Use your entrepreneurial experience to help aspiring business owners through the planning process.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Business Presentations

Many people hate putting together business presentations. So do it for them.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Calligraphy

Turn a hobby for calligraphy into a home based business.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
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

Copywriter

Have a way with words? Start a copywriting business.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Demographic Data Broker

Provide businesses with the demographic data they need to better target their clients.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Direct-Mail Service

Help businesses get their message across by providing a direct-mail service.
Category: Advertising
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

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

Freelance Writer

Live by the pen as a freelance writer.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Genealogical Researcher

Love research? Help others go through their family tress as a genealogical researcher.
Category: Online Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
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

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

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

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

Information Consultant

Use your strong research skills to start an information consulting business.
Category: Online Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Jingle Writer

Don't let a lifetime of watching and listening to commercials go to waste--use your knowledge to make money for yourself.
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

Mailing Service

Save businesses valuable time by putting together their mailings for them.
Category: Business Services
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

Medical Transcriptions

Help doctors get through their daily duties by transcribing their notes.
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

Notary Public

Be the go-to person when others need forms notarized.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
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

On-Hold Promotional Messages

Help add another weapon to a company's marketing arsenal with on-hold promotional messages.
Category: Advertising
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
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 Researcher

Have your nose in the net all day? Monetize your research time.
Category: Online Businesses
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

Proofreader

Take your crusade against bad grammar and spelling to a career as a proofreader.
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

Public Opinion Survey Service

Research key public opinions to keep clients informed on who their audience is.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Public Relations

Got a nose for the news? Turn your media savvy into a PR business.
Category: Advertising
Startup Costs: $50,000 - $100,000
Franchises Available? No

Public Relations Agency

Don't settle for just doing PR for companies--start your own agency.
Category: Advertising
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Real Estate Listing Preparation Service

Help people prep their home listings with your excellent copywriting, editing and sales skills.
Category: Real Estate
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
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

Resume Service

Help people polish up their professional background with a resume service.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Resume Writer

Know the secrets to creating the perfect resume? Try writing them for your clients.
Category: Business Services
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

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

Stock Watch Publication

Use writing and stock market know-how to develop your own publication.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Survey Service

Gather the data businesses need to succeed.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Taxi Cab Publication

If you've ever been stuck in traffic during a cab ride, then you can probably see the appeal of an in-taxi publication to pass the time. You'll have plenty of advertising clients who will also want to take advantage of this audience.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Trade Show Visitor

Scope out the competition by attending trade shows for businesses.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Transcript Service

A transcript service is unique, homebased and can generate a good income. How else should we spell it out for you?
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Translation Service

Speak multiple languages? Go into the translating business.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No
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