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

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Business-Support Services

Estimated startup costs: $200-$500
Estimated first-year revenue: $30,000-$80,000
One of the best-kept secrets of the business world is that it is not really run by the overpaid team in the C-suite. The people who truly keep this nation’s economy going are the administrative workers who actually get things done. If you have always wanted a chance to demonstrate your ability to run the show, now is the time to start your own business-support company and run it right from your very own home office.
Although you can do a good bit of this work at your own desk, this is not exclusively virtual-assistant work (see Chapter 15). Many former corporate executives now working on their own as independent consultants and small ...

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