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Using Your Computer to Start a Business

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

By Paul and Sarah Edwards • May 5, 2006 Originally published Jun 6, 2004

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

A: There are many businesses youcould start. You could set up a center where customers could dowork. 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 thegap. Even if there already is one, differentiate by providingeditorial services. You could also create promotional materials orteach graphics and design programs.

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