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Grand Opening Service

Businesses will open with a bang thanks to your planning service.

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Grand Opening Service

Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

According to the SBA, more than 700,000 newbusinesses open each year in the U.S., and this fact creates afantastic opportunity for the enterprising entrepreneur to start abusiness that specializes in providing clients with various grandopening services.

Grand opening services can include celebrity visitsfor grand opening events, a red carpet service, a ribbon cuttingservice and a press release service, just to mention a few.

As a uniqueway of marketing the grand opening service, consider initiating adirect-mail advertising campaign explaining the various services yourbusiness provides.

The campaign can be targeted at owners of businessesthat have recently opened or will be opening in the very near future.To obtain this type of contact information for the direct-mailadvertising campaign, simply contact your local business service centerand ask for a list of people that have recently applied and been issueda business license.

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Errand Service Business Opportunity

Help busy people get through the day by providing an errand service.

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  • Business: Errand Service
  • Start-up Costs: Minimum
  • Home Based: Can be operated from home.
  • Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
  • Online Operation? Yes

Business Overview

Let’s face it; today’s busy lifestyles mean that a lot working people just don’t have time for even the simplest of errands, such as taking the family pet to the veterinarian for a routine checkup, buying AuntSue a birthday present, or picking up the kids after school.

Which is great news if you’re a multi-tasker looking to start your own simple,inexpensive, yet potentially very profitable business. An errand service can be operated with nothing more than a cell phone and reliable transportation.

Land clients by networking and by creating a simple marketing brochure explaining the services you provide along with your contact information.
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The brochures can be pinned to community bulletin boards, hand-delivered to homes and businesses and distributed with the local newspaper.

A few promotional items such as pens and memo pads emblazoned with your company logo, name and telephone number given out to potential customers will go a long way as a daily reminder of your fast, reliable and affordable errand services.

This is the kind of business where growth is fuelled by referrals, so customer service and satisfaction are the most important goals.

The Market

Busy individuals who need a little help getting their day to day errands done. You can also market your services to small business owners.

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Flier Distribution Service

Help clients distribute fliers with this low-cost advertising method.

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Flier Distribution Service

Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Not only is a flier delivery service a veryeasy business to start, it also has the potential to generate afantastic annual income. Companies have used promotional fliers fordecades as a low-cost highly effective advertising method. Starting aflier delivery service requires no more than a telephone and a goodpair of walking shoes.

Currently, flier delivery services are chargingdelivery rates in the range of 7 to 15 cents per hand-delivered flier.As a method to increase your delivery workforce, consider hiringretirees and students to deliver fliers during busy times.

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Personal Assistant

Busy executives and business owners can use your help with everything from answering phones to purchasing gifts.

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Personal Assistant

Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Independent personal assistant services arebecoming extremely popular and widely utilized by business owners andcorporate executives that occasionally have a need for a personalassistant, but not on a full-time basis.

Duties performed by a personalassistant include everything from booking appointments to returningtelephone calls and, in some cases, even picking up dry cleaning.

Additionally, most personal assistants are required to have computerskills as well as their own computer equipment and often travel isrequired to accompany the client to trade shows, business functions,and out-of-town business appointments.

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