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Susan Ward

What Type of Business Should You Start?

By January 8, 2014

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To answer the question of what kind of business you should start, I think you have to ask yourself another question; what kind of business do you want to run?

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Different types of businesses have different operational requirements. For instance, if you start a retail store, you will have to keep the store open and staffed during regular shopping hours.

Specific types of businesses have their own specialized demands. If you open a bakery, you or someone you hire is going to have to get up each morning at 4 a.m. to get the day's baking under way.

You also need to consider how much work you want to go through to start a business. Starting a business from scratch can be immensely satisfying - but there's no question that starting a turnkey operation is easier.

So what kind of business should you start? Which type of business will best suit your personality, abilities and lifestyle? Find out by working through the five decisions in What Type of Business Should You Start?

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