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 http://www.wilhelm-research.com/

    Retouch Pro forum http://www.retouchpro.com/ (where others in the photo restoration business converge)

    http://www.digitalretouch.org/

    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 http://www.sba.gov/sbdc/sbdcnear.html ; or the Women's Network for Entrepreneurial Training http://www.sba.gov/womeninbusiness/wnet_roundtable...

    - Volunteer programs such as SCORE http://www.score.org/ which is composed of mostly retired executives and entrepreneurs

    - Formal mentoring programs such as Athena Foundation http://www.athenafoundation.org/programs/globallin... , Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program http://www.helzbergmentoring.org/HEMP/ , or The Aspen Institute MicroMentor Program http://www.micromentor.org/

    - Professional organizations such as the National Women’s Business Council http://www.nwbc.gov/Mentoring/programs.html

    - 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" http://www.powerhomebiz.com/vol51/launch.htm
  • 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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