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Using Your Computer to Start a Business

The equipment you already have could be the key to a home business.

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This story appears in the June 2004 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Q: I have four computers, four scanners, seven printers and two photo printers. I'd like to work full time from home using this equipment. Any ideas?

A: There are many businesses you could start. You could set up a center where customers could do work. Whether you can do this in your home depends on your zoning. If you live in an area without a copier store, you might fill the gap. Even if there already is one, differentiate by providing editorial services. You could also create promotional materials or teach graphics and design programs.

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