The 100 Best Businesses to Start When You Don't Want to Work Hard Anymore

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Many people in their 40s, 50s, and even 60s have yearned to start their own businesses for years, but family and other responsibilities prevented them from doing anything more than dreaming. For many of them, the time is now.After a lifetime of work, these mid-life and retired entrepreneur wannabes are looking for businesses that don't require a huge investment of money or time. 100 Best Businesses to Start When You Don't Want to Work Hard Anymore is divided into three sections: —Service businesses-adventure ...
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Overview

Many people in their 40s, 50s, and even 60s have yearned to start their own businesses for years, but family and other responsibilities prevented them from doing anything more than dreaming. For many of them, the time is now.After a lifetime of work, these mid-life and retired entrepreneur wannabes are looking for businesses that don't require a huge investment of money or time. 100 Best Businesses to Start When You Don't Want to Work Hard Anymore is divided into three sections: —Service businesses-adventure travel outfitter, educational consultant, personal chef, reunion planner, and more. —Retail businesses-classic car sales, antiques, gourmet food store, and more. —Product businesses-custom clothing designer, import business, herb farming, pet specialty manufacturer, and more. In brief, easy-to-digest chapters, each business listed includes a concise description of the business, why it's perfect for a mid-life or retired person, skills and investment required, and where to find more information.
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To help burned-out workers envision a future where they call the shots in a job that is fun and fascinating, prolific writer Lisa Rogak outlines the benefits and requirements of 100 businesses that are less trouble than most. While examining startups in systems analysis, adventure travel outfitting, bookkeeping, food delivery, furniture making, software development, and many others, Rogak explains what exactly these people do and why their jobs are great for those who don't want to work too hard. Copyright © 2004 Soundview Executive Book Summaries
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564147363
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 863,479
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 11
Part I The Businesses 15
1. Adventure Travel Outfitting 17
2. Alternative Medical Consulting 19
3. Antiques Business 20
4. Appliance Repair 22
5. Automobile Detailing 23
6. Bakery 25
7. Bed-and-Breakfast 26
8. Bookkeeping 28
9. Business Plan Writing 29
10. Cake Decorating 31
11. Carpentry 33
12. Children's Party Planning 34
13. Children's Transportation 36
14. Classic Car Sales 38
15. Cleaning Service 39
16. Computer Consulting 41
17. Computer Network Administration 43
18. Computer Repair 44
19. Computer Training 46
20. Corporate Test Administration 47
21. Courier Service 49
22. Crafts Making 50
23. Custom Clothing Design 52
24. Customized Computer Business 54
25. Database Management 55
26. Daycare 57
27. Desktop Publishing 58
28. Distance Teaching 60
29. Dog Walking 61
30. E-commerce Consulting 63
31. Educational Consulting 65
32. Elder Concierge Service 67
33. Elder Daycare 68
34. Elder Taxi Service 70
35. Electronic Publishing Consulting 72
36. Employee Recruiting 73
37. Employee Training 75
38. Entrepreneurial Consulting 76
39. Errand Service 78
40. E-zine Publishing 79
41. Financial Planning for Seniors 80
42. Food Delivery Service 82
43. Furniture Making 83
44. Genealogical Research 85
45. Gift Basket Business 87
46. Global Marketplace Consulting 88
47. Gourmet Food Store 90
48. Graphic Design 92
49. Handwriting Analysis 94
50. Herb Farming 95
51. Home Healthcare Agency 97
52. Home Inspection Service 98
53. Homeschooling Consulting 100
54. House-sitting Agency 101
55. Human Resources Consulting 103
56. Import Business 104
57. Information Brokering 106
58. Intellectual Property Consulting 107
59. Internet Consulting 109
60. Landscaping 110
61. Mailing List Consulting 112
62. Masonry 114
63. Massage Therapy 116
64. Medical Claims Processing 117
65. Medical Transcribing 119
66. Mobile Beauty Service 120
67. Monthly Mail-order Club 122
68. Multimedia Production 124
69. Niche Marketing Agency 125
70. Old House Restoration 127
71. Outplacement Consulting 128
72. Pack and Ship Service 130
73. Painting 131
74. Personal Chef 133
75. Personal Financial Planning 135
76. Personal Fitness Training 137
77. Personal Shopping Service 138
78. Pet Specialty Manufacturing 140
79. Pet-sitting Service 141
80. Pooper Scooper Business 143
81. Professional Organizing 144
82. Public Relations Consulting 146
83. Recycling Pick-up 148
84. Relocation Consulting 149
85. Restaurateur 151
86. Reunion Planning 153
87. Sales Rep Service 154
88. Secretarial Service 156
89. Seminar Leader 157
90. Software Development 159
91. Systems Analysis 160
92. Tax Consulting 162
93. Technical Support 163
94. Technical Writing 165
95. Translating Service 166
96. Used Book Dealing 167
97. Website Design 169
98. Website Development 170
99. Wedding Planning 172
100. Window Washing 174
Part II Entrepreneurship 101 177
Index 217
About the Author 223
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