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re: OT experts - what are good small business ideas for less than 50k?


Roofing business, being licensed and bonded would be your biggest expense. Hire guys with their own tools etc. You can work out of your garage.

If it doesn't work out you haven't lost much.






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Easy
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re: OT experts - what are good small business ideas for less than 50k?


The downside is that it's practically impossible to make real money in a business that anyone can do unless you have some special way to do it faster, better, or cheaper. I think that you need to start a business where you can separate yourself by being smarter or learning something that others don't want to learn. I would never start a business that required me to work harder. Working smarter should be easier, even for someone like me.


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itawambadog
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re: OT experts - what are good small business ideas for less than 50k?


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Flipping houses.


Maybe in Detroit






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itawambadog
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re: OT experts - what are good small business ideas for less than 50k?


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Subway franchise is pretty cheap.


Problem is Subway is everywhere.






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Lester Earl
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re: OT experts - what are good small business ideas for less than 50k?


You'll regret buying space walks if you go that route. Trust me





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Cajun Revolution
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re: OT experts - what are good small business ideas for less than 50k?


I worked space walks for two weeks in college. My parents neighbor does that.

frick that noise. Worst job ever.






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retooc
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re: OT experts - what are good small business ideas for less than 50k?


Laundry is the best answer I have seen so far. It follows a basic model that has been proven time and time again to make money.

Storage units is another. It could be pretty hard to do in under 50K though.






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TigerMonkey
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Problem is Subway is everywhere.

And they are more around 150k-250k to set one up. Your inital franchise fee may be under 50k but you need more than that. Dont let them being everywhere discourage you. Ive seen subsays within 5 miles of each other on thr same road. It all depends on demographics.






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Mr Fusion
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re: OT experts - what are good small business ideas for less than 50k?


Dog shite picker upper





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TigerMonkey
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re: OT experts - what are good small business ideas for less than 50k?


We have a family friend that opened some storage units in a small town in Mississippi. He said everything was fine until someone else came in and opened a climate controled facility. So if you go that route make sure they are really nice and expect to spend way over 50k.





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Meaux Bettah
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Send me an email

jj@smartcitizentechnology.com






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retooc
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re: OT experts - what are good small business ideas for less than 50k?


My wife and I have a few businesses and no plans to stretch out into the storage world.

My wife started a second hand clothing store for around 15K and it kills. Lost money the first month and has been profitable each month since.






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CtotheVrzrbck
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re: OT experts - what are good small business ideas for less than 50k?


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Food truck



It's a bitch to get in the really good festivals and fairs, and labor intensive when you've got a gig but holy hell raking in $15-25K on a weekend isn't too shabby.

You absolutely must go to large scale events though.






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JAMAC2001
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Please do not get involved in one of those multi-layered marketing gimmick businesses. We do not need anymore of those annoying bastards stopping by, after being "referred" by your friend.

I hear running around neighborhoods selling "art" can be a good opportunity.






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Those big ice despensers





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TigerMonkey
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My wife started a second hand clothing store for around 15K and it kills. Lost money the first month and has been profitable each month since.

I could definitely see this working in the right area. Here in Baton Rouge people are always going to the Purple Cow on Jones Creek.






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retooc
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I could definitely see this working in the right area.


We opened in an area of the city that had nothing like what she started. She saw a hole and filled it (insert sex joke here). It also helps that second hand does not have a stigma attached around here. People actually brag about it and the better the bargain you found the more street cred you earn.






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TigerMonkey
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People actually brag about it and the better the bargain you found the more street cred you earn.
truth
I got a brand new 60 dollar dress shirt at Purple Cow for 10 bucks a few years ago. My gf needed new jeans but was saving for a new car. I told her to go to Purple Cow....new jeans from express for 14 bucks! It is amazing the clothes people never wear and just dump off on these stores.






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LordSnow
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Buying Iphone charging cables from manufacturers in China and selling on Amazon.

Co-mingling






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