Power Breakfast: How to start a new business, minority populations, AirTran, iPhone 4, Obama and BP

I’m no genius. So a book with a name that starts “The Complete Idiot’s Guide …” generally grabs my attention.

Atlanta CPA and consultant Gail Margolies Reid has written a new book called “The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Low-Cost Startups” to help would-be entrepreneurs navigate the process of doing it on their own, AJC reporter David Markiewicz writes.

Reid, 55, of Alpharetta, said that the beauty of the low-cost venture — which she fixes at $1,000 or less — is that most people can try it with minimal financial risk.

She offers information on more than 100 business opportunities, such as landscape installation, elder companionship and pet daycare, Markiewicz reports.

Reid includes estimates of startup costs, first-year revenues, expected time commitment and pricing suggestions.

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June 16th, 2010
6:24 am

Sounds good Henry. Thank you.

Winfield J. Abbe

June 16th, 2010
6:53 am

The Georgia Superior Court Judge described in this article http://www.ajc.com/news/fayette/da-deputy-caught-judge-547307.html is another distinguished graduate from both the UGA Terry College and the UGA Law School. He is also a retired officer from the U.S. Air Force. His partner in sex, the public defender Kimberly Hargraves Cornwell attended New York Law School. These individuals should be held up to all students as examples of the high ethical standards of the “profession” of law in Georgia.


June 16th, 2010
9:45 am

If you have loftier goals, being an immigrant helps. And there is always the SBA.