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Find your next great moneymaking opportunity!

Entrepreneur magazine's Ultimate Start-Up Directory is the most authoritative and comprehensive business start-up book available. It provides 1500 great start-up ideas for you to cash in on the next great moneymaking opportunity.


  • 1500 great business start-up ideas in more than 30 industries, including 250 brand-new opportunities in manufacturing, retail, internet and services
  • Start-up costs, earning potential, and special skills or legal requirements needed to operate each business
  • Secrets to successfully starting and running a business from home on a full- or part-time basis
  • Thousands of cutting-edge business, marketing, sales and advertising tips that the pros use to start and run winning, money-making businesses
  • New information on business and marketing research and planning, with helpful work sheets to walk you through the process
  • Real business advice and real business opportunities that people from every walk of life are now effective operating for a profit-and how you can do it, too

One of the 1500 great business start-up ideas featured here is sure to be your ticket to success.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   486
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 8.25" Height: 10"
Weight:   2.2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 20, 2007
Publisher   Entrepreneur Press
ISBN  193253198X  
ISBN13  9781932531985  

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More About James Stephenson & Rich Mintzer

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! James "Spike" Stephenson is a retired senior Foreign Service officer with twenty-eight years??? experience in rebuilding states at war or recovering from war. He was USAID mission director in Lebanon and in Serbia and Montenegro prior to assuming the position in Iraq. He also served in Egypt, Grenada, and El Salvador. A decorated Vietnam War veteran, Stephenson is a recognized expert on post-conflict transition, civilian-military cooperation, and counterinsurgency. Currently he is a senior adviser for security and development at Creative Associates International, Inc. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Ultimate Start-Up Directory?

Great new business 'ideas' source  Apr 25, 2008
As a very preliminary 'ideas' book this is great, do not expect too much 'scope' behind the idea, it is really just something to get you thinking and motivated to get off the couch, stop moaning about your own job and go start yourown business!
Many ideas but...  Nov 22, 2007
This book does have many business start-up ideas. I went through and picked up a couple good ideas here and there. This is why I rated 2 stars instead of 1. What makes this review sad is that I am looking at the 2nd Edition (checked out from the library). Most, if not all, of the following items could have (should have?) been caught and corrected.

Here were the problem areas (some already mentioned in other reviews):
1) Spelling and grammatical errors. And I don't mean one or two. For this review I randomly selected a section (Recreation). In the 11 pages of this section I found 17 errors.

2) Inconsistant typography to the point of distraction. We are talking about squished
and s p r ea d ou t wo rds.

Randomly opened to page 219. Business Manufaturing: Stairs "Starting a business that manufactures and installs residen tial and com m ercial staircases not on ly has the..."

I am not able to show you the "squished" lettering in commercial (the letters "ercial" are all squished together written practially on top of each other).

Examples of this can be found on almost every page with some pages practically unreadable. It was like the file that was sent to the printer was corrupted or someone didn't know how to use the word processor.

3) Icons. Sometimes the icons are sharp and clear and other times they are jagged (like the old style bitmap). The rating system seemed a bit arbitrary usually with no explaination as to why.

4) Organization. The categories are in alphabetical order but the ideas within the categories are jumbled with no rhyme or reason (a simple alphabetical order would have been nice - or maybe from easiest to start up to the more difficult).

5) Repeating Ideas: Almost the entire "Web Retail" section could have said "Look at the other ideas and sell from the web"

6) Inconsistant depth: Some ideas are thoroughly fleshed out and others have the feeling "Ah, here's an idea.... good luck". I wouldn't have minded a book on ideas but the inconsistancy was very noticable. It felt like the author had some favorites and spent time developing them and the others were just put there for filler.

Overall, the feeling was a lack of respect for the book, the reader, and the information inside. Especially so since I'm reviewing the second edition.

I recommend going to the library and checking this book out instead of buying it.
If You Like Wasting Money Buy This Book  Apr 6, 2007
This book is nothing more than a chaotic brainstorm session with no pertinent information at all. You could save yourself time with a pen and some paper and a group of friends because thats all this author did. Book doesnt SHOW you how to start up any of the ideas it just lists them. It also has a plethora of grammatical errors and is almost as if the editor didn't even bother to read it before sending it to the presses. It is a complete waste of time and not worth the ninety cents it costs to buy it used.
A couple years too late  Jan 9, 2007
This is a great book for someone looking for ideas for a new business. I'm planning on starting a new business in the next year and need a good idea so I can start the research and put together a business plan. I found 10+ possible ideas in the book. The only problem is that when I started doing the research for some of the businesses I found out that many of them were great ideas about 5 years ago. Many of the business ideas from the book are being franchised out.
I would recommend getting this book to get some more ideas about a business start up and then go from there. While I was researching an idea in the book, I found out about another opportunity and I'm now working on a business plan for that idea. This is a great place to start if you want to start a business of your own, but don't have an idea of what you want to start that business in.
This is not a book to tell you how to start a business or how to write a business plan.
Very Creative  Mar 3, 2005
This book is like sitting down with an experienced business man going, "I have little to none for start up costs. Can you give me suggestionS?" And then he goes off and explains a ton of ideas! Not just the subject, but giving you details to think about!

I liked it a lot.

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