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What is a good business to start in the Houston/Katy Texas area?

I work full time doing partial bookkeeping for a corporate office of a pool supply company now. I understand the time consumption of starting and owning your own business, but I do not want to get into a bookkeeping business because I know someone who does it and they have NO time off they work 7 days a week for most of the year, and they have owned their own company for over 15 years, so its not like they work a lot because it is just starting out. I was thinking about a temporary agency but there is a lot of competition out there especially around my area. I also understand that the economy isn't at its best, and this probably isn't the best time to start a business, but I plan on keeping my job until the business I start gets going. Anyone have any ideas on a good business to start? I am open to different ideas, but serious ones only please.

knurpr ...no, people here don't have a "hardon" for religion...what don't you understand about serious answers only?!

5 years ago - 4 answers

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Actually, if you can keep your client base down, you can work as much (or as little) as you like most of the time bookkeeping. As you know, certain times of the years will be super-busy, but otherwise you should be able to control things. You just have to be able to say No to new business.

I really think going into partnership with someone who has fix-it skills is the way to go -- a guy or gal who can fix small appliances (breadmakers), or computers or cell phones would be ideal. And they are so busy, they need a secretary/bookkeeper to keep track of the office stuff. You'll both win with this combo, I think.

Otherwise . . . hmm. Kitchen garden design? Used clothing consignment shops? Lots of rich people in Houston, who may have good things to sell at your shop. (Lots of overextended people in Houston too, who need to make a quick buck, I bet, selling their unneeded things.)

5 years ago

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I heard that the people there have a hardon for religion. so something to do with that.

Response to your response.
Yes I know, but asking for serious answers only is troll bait.

by knurpr - 5 years ago

I started my own business at the age of 17 and became a millionaire by the age of 25. I have 35 years experience in the business world and have since retired. I now help people free of charge do the same.

by Val - 5 years ago

HOW ABOUT TRYING A MULTI LEVEL MARKETING BUSINESS. I MEAN THERE IS ONE THAT ONLY HAS 14 MONTHS ON THE MARKET AND NO ONE KNOWS IT IN YOUR AREA. WHAT BETTER THAN HEALTH AND GETTING PAID AT THE SAME TIME? IT'S GREAT AND IT IS A COMPANY THAT WILL MAKE A COUPLE OF MILLIONAIRES. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED AND IT'S PRETTY EASY AND MONEY COMES IN FAST. THINK ABOUT IT.

by Noe E - 5 years ago