Most would be new business owners think generally of starting a business from scratch - doing all of the research, setting up accounting records, planning, marketing, etc. But there are other alternatives!
Buy a Franchise - There are franchise agents who represent many individual franchisors for a multitude of business types. Franchises account for about 12% of business, but, 50% of retail sales. They include the whole range of retail, personal or corporate services, fast food, building maintenance, consulting, etc. It costs you nothing to ask. Any fee is paid by the Franchisor. Check this out so "you can be in business for yourself - but not by yourself"!
Buy an Existing Business - There are brokers that sell businesses just like they sell houses. Business become available to buy due to retirement, illness, partner disputes, lack of succession planning, loss of interest, etc.
Open a Web Based Home Business - Every new business should have an internet strategy, but this alternative is solely internet based for those who want to work from home. All we want to do is expose you to this as an option.