But you can apply your business sense and personal drive to any number of ideas. We've rounded up some lists with businesses that might work for you.
Recession-proof ideas: Entrepreneur.com lists 10 of the best bets for businesses to get you through a recession. It includes things like movie theaters, tattoo parlors and tax accounting, using numbers to back up the things people still used during the recession.
Side businesses: Maybe you aren't ready to take the leap to running a business full-time. But it's important to dabble with entrepreneurialism on the side, writes The Simple Dollar. They list 50 ideas for side projects, including blogging, dog-walking, prepared dinners and more.
Stay-at-home jobs: The U.S. Small Business Administration shares seven ideas for stay-at-home parents looking for work on the side, including child care, virtual assistance and baked goods.
Unique startups: Filling a niche can be a great way to stand out and grow a business immediately. CNN Money shares eight interesting startup ideas, including a private wine tour driver, children's party planner and addiction recovery counselor.
Pinteresting ideas: Pinterest pinned 50 ideas for small businesses, including IT services, photography and jewelry design, making it easy to share the ideas in your network.
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