3 Things You Should Know About Small Business: May 17
"The debut of the TCBY truck shows our continued commitment to meeting customer demands for greater accessibility of TCBY's healthy frozen yogurt products," Batt says. "Now more than ever, TCBY permeates the North and South Carolina market and remains the unparalleled leader in frozen yogurt. I am a firm believer in TCBY's product, brand and outlook for the future."
3. Businesses you can start for $500 or less. Do you have a talent or passion that could legitimately become a business on the side? Starting a secondary business could be a good way to get your feet wet as your own boss, without investing too much money, says SmallBizLady Melinda Emerson. The trick is to find a service or product you already provide for free to friends and family. Low start-up expense businesses to consider include a baker, a personal trainer, a notary, a personal organizer or image consultant, among others.
Do keep in mind though that you still need a marketing plan and business plan to keep your business on track. You can start with software available for free on the Web. Later on take a course at a local college to help you hone your business plan, Emerson writes.
-- Written by Laurie Kulikowski in New York.
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