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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a Home-Based Business, 3rd Edition by Barbara Weltman

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Chapter 6
Turnkey Business: Up and Ready to Go
In This Chapter
◆ Buying a pre-owned business
◆ Buying a “business opportunity”
◆ Getting into network marketing
◆ Staying out of network marketing trouble
You don’t have to buy a franchise to get a business in a neat little package. You can buy a turnkey business—a business that’s either already in operation or, at the least, ready to go. The turnkey business is fully equipped; it needs only you to get it into operation. If you ever took over another kid’s paper route, you’ve already had experience with acquiring a turnkey business.
There are three general types of turnkey businesses (in addition to franchises, discussed in Chapter 5) that may make sense for you. One is an existing business. In this ...

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