500 Businesses You Can Start (PC, CD-ROM and 1.44MB 3 1/2" Disk) Adams Media - 1997 USA, Canada Release

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500 Businesses You Can Start
Packaging cover 500 Businesses You Can Start.
Product ID 45079-00742
Product UPC 045079007420
Platform(s) PC
Media CD-ROM and 1.44MB 3.5" Disk
Copyright date 1997
Publisher(s) Adams Media
Category(s) Reference, Business Reference
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Includes over two hours of interviews with business owners.

In-depth information on each business.

  • Start-up costs.
  • Best advertising bets.
  • Potential earnings.
  • Equipment needed.
  • Typical fees charged customers.
  • Recommended qualification.
  • Home business potential.
  • Staffing requirements (if any).
  • Suitability for physically handicapped.
  • Hidden costs to watch for.
  • Lowdown on the basics of the business.
  • What it takes to get started.
  • Streetwise advice on the key pulses and minuses of the business.

Get inside information with actual business owners.
Over two hours of video and audio interviews with current, successful operators of many of the types of businesses profiled.

Explore hundreds of today's most exciting small business!
It's a great time to run your own business, and people of all ages and backgrounds are starting them up like never before. Corporate downsizing, affordable technology, and a rapidly changing economic landscape have all helped fuel an unparalleled growth in the number of new full-time and part-time businesses being launched. The opportunities are clear, but the options are almost too numerous. How can you determine the best business for you?

Welcome to 500 Businesses You Can Start! Here is a unique and satisfying way to get the streetwise lowdown on serious, realistic business ventures that fit with your skills, interests, financial resources, available time, and personal goals. Easy to use and highly interactive, it allows you to focus on a manageable set of business concepts that makes sense for you.

Start-up costs and potential earnings; qualifications; home business possibilities; staffing requirements; if any; pricing considerations; and other essential information is included in every entry: you'll get all the facts and figures you need to find that new direction you're always wanted. The next step is up to you!

Choose from home-based, low-investment, full- or part-time, and high growth potential businesses.

Here are just a few of the 500 businesses included
Ad Agency
Answering Service
Arbitration Service
Art Broker
Automotive Detailing
Bed and Breakfast
Business Broker
Casting Director
Clipping Service
Coffee Bar
College Application Consultant
Commercial Photographer
Computer Consultant
Computer Trainer
Computer Maintenance
Consulting Engineer
Coupon Distributor
Credit Consultant
Employee Leasing
Executive Search Film
Fan Club Management
Financial Planner
Food Delivery Service
Fund Raising
Gift Basket Business
Graphic Designer
Horse Trainer
In-home Mail Service
Internet Marketing Specialist
Internet Researcher
Jewelry Designer
Landscape Designer
Literary Agent
Mailbox Rental Service
Management Consultant
Meeting Planner
Multimedia Service
New Product Researcher
Nutrition Consultant
Outdoor Adventures
Paging Services
Personal Shopper
Photocopying Service
Private Detective
Private Tour
Public Relations
Rare Book Dealer
Real Estate Agent
Resume Service
Software Development
Tax Preparation Service
Trademark Agent
Used Computer Sales
Video Transfer Service
Web Home Page Creator

  • Interviews with successful business owners provide valuable insider perspectives.
  • Interactive questionnaire identifies businesses that match your skills and interests.
  • Quickly access information on each business.
  • The Main Menu allows you to easily select businesses with investment requirements ranging from less than $1,000 to greater than $15,000.

System Requirements

PC Windows 3.1
Required CPU 386
Required RAM 4MB
Req. Hard Drive 5MB Free
Recommend RAM 8MB
Required Audio SoundBlaster
Supported Video VGA
PC Windows 95
Required CPU 386DX
Required RAM 4MB
Req. Hard Drive 5MB Free
Recommend RAM 8MB
Required Audio SoundBlaster
Supported Video VGA
PC Windows NT 4.0
Required CPU 386DX
Required RAM 12MB
Req. Hard Drive 5MB Free
Required Audio SoundBlaster
Supported Video VGA

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