If narrowing in on a single, successful business idea for your small town is stressing you out, don’t worry. Before you think that my broad rules of thumb don’t apply to you, perhaps because you have some related experience or a good idea, I offer to you that, on average, the type of business you choose to go into will have more impact on your chances of success than even factors such as your experience or how unique you consider your idea to be.
By talking with people at your local VFW, Legacy Hall, and even small business associations, veterans can meet other veteran business owners and work together to create a local group of veteran entrepreneurs to support one another and welcome new veterans into the fold for years to come.
Most tutoring companies are simply more established and reputable than the individual tutor, which makes it easier for them to command higher fees, but if you can make yourself (or brand yourself) as a very specific domain expert on a subject area that you’ll be tutoring in, then you will be able to charge premium rates for your services.
However, there’s nothing wrong with starting small and focusing most on what you can do to start generating revenue from your business as quickly as possible – then you can start looking for more flexible work arrangements (a part time job perhaps) that may give you more free time to focus on your side business that’s starting to bring in some money.
Businesses of all sizes are in constant need of bringing in more customers, which is where you come in. Start by pitching some of these small business marketing ideas by Brian Downard and you’ll be sure to impress the first set of clients you begin working with in your area.