Businesses You Can Start For Under $1,000, Forbes:"Did you ever dream about having your own business but stopped short because you didn’t believe that you had enough funds to succeed on your own? Well, you may be pleased to learn that there are a number of businesses that you can start for under $1,000.
Freelancing: One way to start a small business is by working as a freelancer, doing side gigs on whatever interests you. You will have low overhead, insurance and medical costs, especially if you are keeping a part-time or full-time job. If you love writing and want to start a side gig as a professional writer, you can do that easily by working from your home computer. Websites such as Ebyline and oDesk hire people to write articles for a variety of news publications and websites. The site oDesk in particular hires contractors, not just in writing but also in web development, software development, networking and information systems, administrative support, and other fields." http://www.forbes.com/sites/investopedia/2012/11/08/businesses-you-can-start-for-under-1000/
11 Businesses You Can Start in Your Pajamas in 2011:"Who said custom designed shirts had to be expensive? Blank Label is a Boston-based start-up that allows users to design custom dress shirts, choosing the fabric, pattern, buttons, and size, for a modest price under $100, depending on the extras. Blank Label was created by Danny Wong (center) and three co-founders (and classmates) in the summer of 2009. After a brief period of incubation by their college, Babson, the team chose not to take on an office lease. “It worked better for us,” says Wong. “We didn’t want to pay for office space.” The founders lived together in Shanghai for several months, developing relationships with suppliers and working out of their living room. At one point, they were operating with members based from home in three different time zones around the world, but Wong says it’s never been a problem."
Nursingentrepreneurs.com is a networking and resource directory for Nurse-Owned businesses and nurses looking for an alternative to working at the bedside.
If you explore the site a bit, you'll find profiles of hundreds of nurse entrepreneurs around the country. We encourage you to browse around, find a business category you are interested in, then contact the nurse directly. We're available for questions as well. This website is Owned-Operated by Andrew Lopez, RN.
Has your Nurse-owned business been written up in the news? Do you send out a newsletter or regular press releases? We'd like to hear about it!
Interesting Reading For Nurse Entrepreneurs, Actual or Soon To Be:
Nurse Entrepreneurs: Tales of Nurses in Business:"This book is vey inspiring! Learn how 50 different nurses brought their vision to reality! Learn some great tips on starting your own business. Nurses don't have to just work at the bedside. Read this book and you will be thinking of how you can make your dream a reality!"
Own Your Own Corporation: Why the Rich Own Their Own Companies and Everyone Else Works for Them:"Rich Dad's-"Own your Own Corporation" is a must read for anyone comtemplating a new business-or someone who already owns their own business. Garrett's direct yet simplistic explanations of the different business entities,the proper and best suited entity for your business-is followed by real-life scenarios which helps drive home the importance of corporate ownership in today's business world. Use Garrett's legal expertise to establish a successful, legally responsible and fiscally protected business...And understand the why's and how's of that ownership."
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