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What Business to start on a low budget?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by Mr_Incognito, May 31, 2011.

  1. joymorrison1

    joymorrison1 New Member

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    There are many small business ideas available that you star with low budget. I suggest you small firm which does not want huge investment. If you start with small business you can manage business problems.
     
  2. Gordon Gekko

    Gordon Gekko Senior member

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    The internet might be the best place to start, depending on low his funds are.
     
  3. tesseract

    tesseract Senior member

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    Try commercial cleaning franchise

    cleaning ambulances seems to be a pretty lucrative business.
     
  4. Elusive

    Elusive Senior member

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    Go into the service industry and pick up small contracts it is less competitive and you can still have a regular job until you get enough for full time income.

    PC servicing is very hot and very in demand
     
  5. rjakapeanut

    rjakapeanut Senior member

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    to the guy who said offer a service rather than a product, i agree completely. if i ever started a business -- and i never would -- it'd be providing a service. i know a bunch of idiots that own successful gyms. unsure how much that costs to start up but all you do is maintain your equipment and get your books straight. over time you'll rake it in if you have a good location.
     
  6. Fraiche

    Fraiche Senior member

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    Online website selling fad products.
     
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  7. rjakapeanut

    rjakapeanut Senior member

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    Online website selling fad products.

    i think i read somewhere that the guy who started the website for the "we killed osama" t-shirts made six figures in...god, weeks.
     
  8. kiwilist

    kiwilist New Member

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    @Mr Incognito - I suggest your cousin to complete his study in businss administration and then think about the business. Withought any business knowledge he cannot do anything.
     
  9. jdh11

    jdh11 New Member

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    As other serious posters suggested - try some sort of business that functions as a service so you don't need inventory (which requires a lot of startup capital). Some service that makes life more convenient for people - professional organizer, car leasing broker, mortgage broker.

    I know someone who is a car leasing broker - he makes arrangements with several car dealerships for their cars that they have trouble moving off their inventory, and then he offers leases for any brand/models of cars, but he offers great deals for the ones that the dealers are trying to get rid of. And he delivers the car to people's homes and all the paperwork is taken care of at the time of delivery.
     
  10. xpress

    xpress Senior member

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    Most of these replies are pretty dumb.

    Get him to open up a home inspection, or other low capital construction based business, and have him move to the Canadian east. LOTS of potential.
     
  11. scarphe

    scarphe Senior member

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    or buy some inventory sell it with the profit buy more repeat as needed. or possibly in invest in green house and get some opium coca seeds and make the inventory himself but ina ny event for nay oen that is think on their feet , has drive and is poor. drug dealing the way to go. and actually having a second job could actually help as it could give him conections to potential costumers.
     
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  12. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    Have him start a 24 hour maid/cleaning service. You'll have men calling you at 4 am desperately needing someone to clean the house get rid of the evidence of the stripper party before his wife gets home in 4 hours from her business trip. Then he can gouge the shit out of him.
     
  13. slycedbred

    slycedbred Senior member

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    Your friend should've been building his 'business' since before he started college.
     
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  14. Master Milano

    Master Milano Senior member

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    How do you build your business before you start college? I am a junior in highschool right now and really interested in looking for ideas. Hope this doesn't derail thread.
     
  15. scarphe

    scarphe Senior member

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    did you even read the thread ? ilegal drugs sell them make them transport them who cares.
     
  16. Master Milano

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    yeah and i also need inventory
     
  17. scarphe

    scarphe Senior member

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    you cannot find or buy seeds of something? even if you need green house ?
     
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  18. slycedbred

    slycedbred Senior member

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    I have a few pretty good steps:

    1.) become a human. this means that you stop being mediocre. stop having nothing to differentiate you from anyone else.
    2.) take the thing that makes you different and explore why it makes you different
    3.) find out how you can package your humanity into a product
    4.) start out making a little bit of money. after a few years, you'll either still be making a little bit of money or be fucking insanely rich.

    entrepreneurship in a nutshell
     
  19. enzyme

    enzyme Member

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    I'm new around here, so I'll gather the landscape before I start going in on some people with their absurd remarks.

    1. Vending Machines
    2. Street Sweeper
    3. Courier Service
    4. Janitorial Service

    Bundle it all up into enterprise facilities management solutions.
     
  20. blackjack

    blackjack Senior member

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    Tried proven and boring ideas are probably the way to go. However, if he wants new cool and different, then he might want to take a look at the various new businesses listed on this site:

    http://www.springwise.com/
     

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