Hard-Time Home Business Start-Ups Joliet IL

Small business owners with less overhead expenses are more likely to survive these downturns, gaining customers large companies have been forced to leave behind. In lean times, entrepreneurs also tend to support one another, supplying services and/or joining forces to collaborate on projects.

Small Business Associates
(708) 326-4774
17831 Abigail Ln
Orland Park, IL
 
Small Business Accounting And Taxes
(630) 851-2330
1700 N Farnsworth Ave Ste 24
Joliet, IL
 
Illinois SBDC at Shawnee Community College
(618) 634-3371
8364 Shawnee College Road
Ullin, IL
 
Illinois SBDC and ITC at Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC)
(312) 433-2373
8430 West Bryn Mawr Ave, Suite 1100
Chicago, IL
 
Illinois SBDC at Harper College
847/925-6520
650 East Higgins Road, Suite 106
Schaumburg, IL
 
Reflections Psychological Services, P.C.
(630) 715-6270
24W500 Maple Avenue
Naperville, IL
 
Illinois SBDC and ITC at Governors State University
(708) 534-4929
College of Business, Room 3300
University Park, IL
 
Illinois SBDC and ITC at NORBIC
773-594-9292 ext. 6804
8430 West Bryn Mawr Ave, Suite 1100
Chicago, IL
 
Illinois SBDC at Illinois Eastern Community College
(618) 395-3011
702 High Street
Olney, IL
 
Illinois SBDC and ITC at Black Hawk College
(309) 764-2213
4703 - 16th Street Suite G
Moline, IL
 

Hard-Time Home Business Start-Ups

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Businesses That Thrive When the Economy Does Not
By Priscilla Y. Huff

Despite continued rises in unemployment in this slow economy, businesses, organizations, and individuals still need ongoing professional support and counseling services, health care, and maintenance and repair services, for example, as well as food and energy-saving products and more. Savvy entrepreneurs assess what markets recessions create and start home-based business to provide the products and services currently in demand. Small business owners with less overhead expenses are more likely to survive these downturns, gaining customers large companies have been forced to leave behind. In lean times, entrepreneurs also tend to support one another, supplying services and/or joining forces to collaborate on projects.

Whether you are forced by your current financial circumstances to find new ways to support yourself or your family, wish to fulfill an entrepreneurial dream, or are determined to only depend on yourself for future earnings, here are twenty-five home-business ideas to consider that have potential growth even in difficult economies:∗∗

Note: Professional associations are primarily networking organizations and usually do not offer start-up information. Include a business-sized, self-addressed, stamped envelope with any “snail” mail correspondence.

1. Auctions, Online Broker/Assistant

People looking for quick cash or getting rid of unwanted items, but lack the time or the know-how sell their items at online marketplaces, will pay commissions to professionals to sell their items on the Internet. Most online brokers specialize in the items they sell.

Success Tips: Know the value of your clients’ items and the best sites to sell them. Use recommended software for tracking online listings, for bookkeeping and billing, and to record your consignor’s information and contracts. Depending on local traffic regulations, decide if you will pick up your clients’ items or have them brought to your home-business location.

Suggested Resources: ∗Selling Beyond Ebay: Foolproof Ways to Reach More Customers And Make Big Money on Rival Online Marketplaces by Greg Holden.∗www.auctionbytes.com/ - online-auction industry news.

2. Barter Network

When money is scarce, people use bartering more often to exchange goods for services or vice versa. Start an exclusive online network, enabling your clients to make their bartering transactions between one another, or arrange periodic meetings at set locations where people purchase tickets for the opportunities to barter in person.

Success Tips: Local barter networks are often more successful as participants prefer to see tradable items and meet the people with whom they are bartering. Work to build trust in your network.

Suggested Resources: ∗International Reciprocal Trade Association ( www.irta.com /) – Standards, information. ∗National Associatio...

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