Here are some businesses you can start with just a little bit more money (than my under $2,000 cheapest-to-start category). I’d call them “two shoestring businesses.”

 

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  • Abstracting Service
  • Accountant
  • Adoption Search Service
  • Advertising Sales Representative
  • Alterations/Seamstress Business
  • Arbitration Service
  • Art Broker/Corporate Art Consultant
  • Association Management Service
  • Audio Recording for Trade Shows and Seminars
  • Auto Maintenance
  • Background Music Leasing
  • Boat Maintenance/Cleaning Service
  • Book Packager
  • Bookbinder
  • Bookkeeping Service
  • Bridal Consultant
  • Broadcast Sales/Advertising Broker
  • Bulletin Board Service
  • Business Broker
  • Buyer’s Information Service
  • Calendar Service
  • Carpet/Upholstery Cleaning
  • Chimney Sweep
  • City Planner
  • Clip Art Service
  • Clipping Service
  • College Internship Placement
  • Color Consultant
  • Commercial Actor
  • Commercial Photographer
  • Conference Call Facilitator
  • Construction Management Service
  • Consumer Researcher
  • Cooking Class Instructor
  • Counselor/Psychologist
  • Credit Card Merchant Broker
  • Credit Cardholders’ Service
  • Credit Consultant
  • Dance Instructor
  • Data Retrieval Service
  • Day Care Service
  • Desktop Publisher: Community-Based Coupon Books
  • Direct Marketing/Sales
  • Disability Consultant
  • Dog Trainer
  • Economic Development Consultant
  • Emergency Response Service
  • Employee Harmony Consultant
  • Environmental Consultant/Contractor
  • Factory-Locating Consultant
  • Fan Club Management
  • Farm-Sitting
  • Farmer of Fruits or Vegetables
  • Feed Consultant/Broker
  • Financial Aid Consultant
  • Flea Market Organizer
  • Food Delivery Service
  • Food Item Manufacturer
  • Food Manufacturing Consultant
  • Forensic Consultant
  • Freelance Writer/Editor/Illustrator
  • Fund-Raising Firm
  • Government Contract Consulting
  • Grants/Proposal Writer
  • Herb/Flower Farming
  • Image Consultant
  • Interior Designer
  • Internet Marketing Specialist
  • Interviewer
  • Invention Consultant/Broker
  • Investment Broker/Club
  • Jewelry/Clock/Watch Repair
  • Labor Relations Consultant
  • Licensing Agent
  • Liquidator
  • Lobbyist
  • Manufacturer’s Representative
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Management Consultant
  • Meeting Planner
  • Meteorological Consultant
  • Mobile Hair Salon
  • Money Broker
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Mover
  • Murder Mystery Producer
  • Newspaper Delivery Service
  • Oil and Gas Field Service
  • Online Job Search
  • Online Services Consultant
  • Paralegal
  • Parenting Specialist
  • Payroll Administrative Services
  • Personality Analysis/Testing Service
  • Personalized Check Service
  • Personnel Safety Consultant
  • Pharmaceutical Returns Consulting
  • Political Campaign Management
  • Pollster
  • Printing Broker
  • Product Developer
  • Profit Sharing Plan Consultant
  • Property Management Service
  • Recreation Activities Consultant
  • Recycling
  • Referral Service
  • Relocation Consultant
  • Respiratory Equipment Repair
  • Resume Service
  • Retail Bakery/Specialty Food Store
  • Retirement Planner
  • Reunion Organizer
  • Sales of Novelty and Promotional Products
  • Seamstress/Alterations Business
  • Secretarial Service
  • Software Conversion Service
  • Speechwriter
  • Standardized Test Preparatory Service
  • Stenciling
  • Stenography Service
  • Systems Integrator
  • Taxidermist
  • Time-Management Specialist
  • Trademark Agent
  • Translation Service
  • Travel Agent
  • Tree Service
  • Tropical Fish Servicing
  • Upholsterer
  • Vending Machine Owner
  • Venture Capitalist
  • Water Pumping Service
  • Web Designer
  • Window Treatment Specialist
  • Window Washing Service
  • Wood Splitter