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Thinking of starting a small business? Here are some ideas for your business startup, including home-based opportunities.
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Best Business Opportunities 2014
These best business opportunities will not only be profitable now but for years to come - making them best bets for anyone looking for a business idea.

The Best Business Opportunities 2013
What is the best business to start in 2013? Maybe one of the business ideas on this list.

Top 10 Home Business Opportunities
If your hunt for small business ideas includes home business ideas, you’ll want to have a look at this collection of what I consider to be the best home business opportunities.

Starting a Business: Finding Business Ideas
Want to start a small business but can't decide what type of business to start? Check out the links on this page to help you come up with an idea for a small business.

The Worst Business Ideas for Starting a Business
Seven business ideas you'll want to avoid if you want to start a successful small business.

12 Unique Business Ideas
The unique business ideas in this collection range from dealing with head lice through doing strange things with road kill, but they all have one thing in common; all of these unique business ideas are real businesses that make money, and some of them have been established for years.

7 Sources of Business Ideas
Business ideas are all around you. If you're thinking of starting a business but don't know what products or services you might offer, these ways of generating business ideas will get you thinking like an entrepreneur and help you find the business idea that's best for you.

18 Pet Business Ideas
Looking to start a pet business? Because North Americans are so willing to put their money where their hearts are, a pet business can be a very profitable small business. Here are eighteen pet business ideas that may appeal to you.

7 Inexpensive Business Ideas
Looking to start a small business that doesn't require a lot of start up money or specialized skills? Then you’ll want to have a look at this list of ideas for small businesses that can be started quickly, inexpensively, and be operated as home-based businesses.

Best Green Business Ideas
Starting a green business has two advantages; you will be starting a business targeting a growing market and you get to make your own contribution to making the world a better place. Here are what I think are the best green business ideas.

Best Small Business Ideas for Businesses That Will Prosper in Tough Times
Want to start a small business but worried about the poor economy? Here are the best small business ideas for small businesses to start or invest in in tough economic times.

10 Baby Boomer Trends & How to Profit From Them
The baby boomer market is an extremely desirable market because of its sheer size. Learn how you can get a piece of the baby boomer market with these small business ideas based on baby boomer trends.

Small Scale Business Ideas
You want to start a small business but you don't have deep pockets and don't want to have to take out a big loan. And you don't want to spend months or years going to school to learn how to do something before you can get your new small business up and running. Here are some small scale business ideas that (just about anybody) could do.

6 Fall Small Business Ideas for Making Quick Bucks
One of these small business ideas for fall might be just the thing if you're looking for a seasonal business or just want to bring in some extra cash before Christmas.

Halloween - A Really Sweet Business Opportunity
These Halloween statistics prove that those Halloween jack-o-lanterns are packed with business opportunities. Get inspired with these Halloween business ideas.

10 Best Small Business Ideas for Students
If you're a student looking for a summer job why not start your own business this summer? In addition to making money you can get some great business experience. Here are the best business ideas for students.

Senior Care Franchise Business Opportunities
Demographics makes senior care an excellent small business idea. Here is information on the growing Canadian seniors' market and some Canadian-based senior care franchises.

The Best Business Opportunities of 2012
Here's a great place to start your search for small business ideas; best business opportunities for 2012.

The Best Business Opportunities of 2011
What are the best small business ideas of 2011? 2011, like 2010, is another year where consumer markets will be dominated by the perceived needs of baby boomers. From travel through medical technology, it's hard to find an industry not impacted by the boomer population bulge. Here are my predictions for the best small business ideas of 2011.

The Best Business Opportunities of 2010
What are the best business opportunities of 2010? Green is where the money is this year, from green technologies to food produced in more environmentally friendly ways. Seniors are another increasing market rife with business opportunities; you'll find several suggestions for meeting their needs on this list. Here are my predictions for the best...

Best Business Opportunities 2009
What are the best business opportunities of 2009? Those business opportunities that focus on supplying consumer necessities and, of course, those business opportunities that meet the needs of particular niches. Here are my predictions for the best business opportunities for 2009.

Best Business Opportunities 2008
What are the best business opportunities of 2008? Those business opportunities that tap into consumers' green impulses and, of course, those business opportunities that meet the needs of particular niches. Here are my predictions for the best business opportunities for 2008.

Best Business Opportunities 2007
The best business opportunities of 2007 are those opportunities that meet people’s needs on one end of the scale or the other – indulgence versus health. Here are my predictions for the best business opportunities for 2007, business opportunities with the best profit potential.

Best Business Opportunities 2006
What will be the best business opportunities in 2006? Find out with this top 10 list of business opportunities that are the best in terms of potential profit and growth.

Best Business Opportunities 2005
What will the best business opportunities in 2005 be? Find out with this top 10 list of the business opportunities that are best in terms of their potential profit and growth.

Top 10 Business Opportunities 2004
Looking for business ideas? Here are the hottest business opportunities for 2004 from your About.com Small Business Canada Guide. Learn what the best business opportunities will be this year.

Top 10 Business Opportunities 2003
Consumers will go to great lengths to feather their nests and look after their own this year. Here are my predictions for the best business opportunities of 2003 for people looking for the best businesses to start or invest in.

7 Tips for Selling on eBay
Looking for an online business idea? Becoming an eBay seller lets you get into e-commerce without having to go through the trouble and expense of setting up an e-commerce site of your own. These seven eBay selling tips will help you get started selling on eBay successfully and get on your way to becoming an eBay PowerSeller.

What Is a Business Model?
Once you have a business idea you think is workable, the next step is choosing a business model. Here's what you need to know about the basic types of business models you can choose from.

10 Legitimate Businesses You Can Start for Under $20
About Entrepreneurs Guide Scott Allen presents 10 business ideas for businesses that you can start inexpensively - and even tells you how to spend the $20 to get your business off to a good start.

Can You Make Money With Your Business Idea?
This checklist guide for evaluating a business idea is designed to help you determine the feasibility of your business ideas before you invest extensive time, money, and effort in them.

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