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What are some types of businesses to start?

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Business types include green businesses, home-based businesses, online businesses, franchise businesses and existing businesses. For startup costs under $1,500, Entrepreneur lists accountancy, bicycle repair, dog breeding, household organization and gift basket businesses as options. Graffiti removal and pet taxi services are options in the $5,000 to $15,000 range, Forbes recommends.

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The U.S. Small Business Administration offers in-depth step-by-step articles on starting several business types as well as videos explaining different segments of businesses, which makes it a good place to start researching how to create a small business. Depending on its location, a bicycle repair business can operate seasonally or offer winter storage for bicycles to its customers while catering to dedicated year-round cyclists.

A dog breeding business can require training or licensing depending on local laws and regulations. A household organization business has to take into account the behavior and personalities of the family members within the household and have several different organizational scenarios prepared to cater to each situation. A good way to begin a gift basket business is to find a niche, theme or unique product and to build a basket around that concept.

A graffiti removal business involves locating and contacting property owners in need of the service, and it requires working with cleaning chemicals that may fall under federal disposal regulations. A pet taxi service targets dual-career families that are in need of help transporting pets to veterinarians and other locations during working hours.

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