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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Low-Cost Startups by Gail Margolies Reid

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Home-Based Catering Services

Estimated startup costs: $350-$1,000
Estimated first-year revenue: $30,000-$75,000
Where would America be today if not for the home-catering business started in 1976 in a basement in Connecticut? Today, the Martha Stewart media empire’s humble beginning still inspires many would-be chefs to turn their love for food and celebrations into a full-fledged business. The market for catering, including large events, family celebrations, and intimate dinner parties has expanded wildly since Martha put her hand in the mix. Martha’s success bodes well for anyone who loves to cook and has enough determination to add a taste for business to their passion for food.
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