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The Best Business Ideas of 2013

47 of the Best Small Business Ideas of 2013


Despite the recession and subsequent slow down across all sectors of the economy over the past few years, 2013 was a year of transition for small business. Fortified with new resolve, incentives and potential, small business owners are finally taking steps to start, rejuvenate and grow their small businesses.

There are many different areas where this small business revitalization is taking place. Here are 47 of the best small business ideas from 2013, broken down into five categories that represent big potential for small business owners.

Low-Cost Business Ideas

Starting a business doesn't have to require a large investment. In fact, there are many types of small businesses that are not only relatively inexpensive to start, but also have the potential to produce significant profits. Browse this collection of 10 low-cost small business ideas that won't exhaust your savings, and can get you on the road to successful small business ownership.

Home-Based Business Ideas

With determination, focus and drive, you can build a profitable business right from your home. But it takes research, planning and a bit of forethought. Explore these 10 home-based business ideas, including the pros and cons, and a list of resources for each idea, to help you start exploring your options.

Green Business Ideas

From green cleaning to composting to organic products, there are hundreds of green business ideas available for the eco-conscious business owner. Will one of these 10 green business ideas be the one that allows you to build a profitable business while helping the environment?

Technology-Related Business Ideas

There are many technology-related business ideas out there that allow tech savvy business owners to use their technical experience to build a successful business. Review these 10 technology-related business ideas, including the pros and cons, and a list of resources for each idea to help you get started.

Pet-Related Business Ideas

There's no denying that most pet owners love their animals, and many will do anything to make sure their pets are happy, healthy and safe. Because of the dedication of pet owners, there is tremendous potential for starting a pet-related small business that caters to animal lovers. Explore this list of pet-related business ideas to see if starting a pet-related business is the right small business path for you.

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