How do i start my own business in Photo restoration?

i dont have any business experience so tell me what to do right from beginning to end? Do i just need a liscense or do i need to be certified?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Starting a small business takes a lot of courage. But, as they say, courage does not pay the bills. To be successful – to stay in business – you need more than courage. You need a combination of hard work, skill, perseverance, and lots of luck.

    Some things you need to consider:

    - "How can I support my family while I build up by business?"

    - "What are my abilities?"

    - "Is there a market for the product or service I have chosen?"

    - "How long will it take this business to reach the financial goal I have?"

    - "Who will be my customers? How do I reach them"

    Here are six basic steps to launch a new business successfully:

    1. Provide a benefit.

    2. Determine the fit with your market.

    3. Right timing is everything

    4. Be ready to support your business

    5. Develop a blueprint for success - business plan

    6. Market, market, market

    I recommend that you read the following books:

    - What No One Ever Tells You About Starting Your Own Business : Real Life Start-Up Advice from 101 Successful Entrepreneurs

    - Starting From Scratch: How To Start A Business When You Don't Have Money

    - If You're Clueless About Starting Your Own Business and Want to Know More

    - On the Move : How to Succeed and Survive As an Entrepreneur

    - How to Make 1000 Mistakes in Business and Still Succeed

    Here are resources for your photo restoration business

    Wilhelm Research Institute

    Retouch Pro forum (where others in the photo restoration business converge)

    If you need guidance in starting a business, there are several places that provides help to starting entrepreneurs. Here are places where you may be able to find a mentor:

    - Government Mentoring Programs such as SBDCs, which works with community colleges and local business development councils to offer mentoring programs ; or the Women's Network for Entrepreneurial Training

    - Volunteer programs such as SCORE which is composed of mostly retired executives and entrepreneurs

    - Formal mentoring programs such as Athena Foundation , Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program , or The Aspen Institute MicroMentor Program

    - Professional organizations such as the National Women’s Business Council

    - Industry and trade associations

    - Local business groups, such as the chamber of commerce

    - Local chapters of business groups

    Source(s): "How to Start a New Business Successfully"
  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    I think it's a good idea for a small-scale home business. Depending on where you live and your marketing skills, it could develop into full-time work. However, something like this is all about the marketing. You should also plan to print the restored photos and even have matting capability.

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