Business At A Glance
Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No
Are you looking to start a business that canbe set in motion with a minimal capital investment, operated from ahome office and has the potential to be expanded across North Americaover a very short period of time with unlimited income potential? Ifso, perhaps starting a community resource guide for home based businessowners and home based employees is the right business venture for you.
The business is very straightforward: Simply design a resource guidethat features information on local services, products and associationsthat’ll be of benefit to home based employees and business owners. Theresource guide can be published on a semiannual or annual basis and canbe supported by two different revenue streams. The first source ofrevenue for the community home based business owner resource guide isgenerated by way of advertising sales. Local companies can purchaseadvertising space in the resource guide in the format of an eighth of apage, a quarter of a page or a full-page advertisement.
The secondsource of revenue for the resource guide is by way of sales of theguide. Currently, similar small business resource books are selling inthe range of $25 to $50 each. The guide can be sold through localbusiness associations as well as on a wholesale basis to localretailers. Additional revenue for this type of business can be gainedby also starting or implementing a chapter of a home based businessassociation currently not represented in your community. Overall, thisbusiness will take careful planning and research to establish; however,the rewards both personally and financially can be worth the effort.