Sunday, October 19, 2008

"Most Profitable Home-based Businesses" in America 2008 - Forbes Magazine


1. Securities and Commodity Brokers

Average Pretax Profit Margin: 14%

2. Software Publishers

Average Pretax Profit Margin: 14%

3. Artists, Writers, Performers

Average Pretax Profit Margin: 13%

4. Insurance Agents and Brokers

Average Pretax Profit Margin: 13%

5. Specialized Design Services

Average Pretax Profit Margin: 11%

6. Consulting Services

Average Pretax Profit Margin: 10%

7. Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance

Average Pretax Profit Margin: 10%

8. Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers

Average Pretax Profit Margin: 9%

9. Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance

Average Pretax Profit Margin: 9%

10. Grant Making and Giving Services

Average Pretax Profit Margin: 8%

My apologies for the uneven type which I cannot seem to correct.

The only one that surprised me is #7, where shoe repair shops are cited as the next big “home-based business”!

Further information is at the article here:

http://www.forbes.com/2008/10/14/profitable-home-businesses-ent-fin-cx_mf_1014mostprofitablehomebiz.html?feed=rss_news

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