Part-Time Business Ideas
Are you thinking about starting a business, but you're not quite ready to make the leap into full-time entrepreneurship? Maybe a part-time business is the right path for you.
Whether you're looking to eventually switch career paths or you just want a fun way to make some extra money on the side, starting a part-time business might be easier (and less expensive) than you think. With some passion, dedication, research and knowledge about your field, you can be off to a great start. And thanks to social media, you can even market your new part-time business online for free.
These 11 business ideas are perfect for aspiring entrepreneurs who want to start a side business or ease into a new career.
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Most small businesses don't have a full-time accountant, so the task of record keeping often falls to the business owner. A highly organized, trustworthy, part-time bookkeeper can really alleviate the stress of sorting through receipts and tax returns. You'll most likely only need to put in one or two days a month for each client, depending on how many sales and expenses they have. Knowledge of QuickBooks is a plus, but not necessarily a requirement for, this side business. And if you don't already have a relevant degree, you can take bookkeeping classes at a local community college. You can also become a certified bookkeeper through organizations like the National Association of Certified Professional Bookkeepers.
Originally published on Business News Daily on Jan. 6, 2014. Updated on Dec. 17, 2014. Brittney Helmrich also contributed to this story.