As you can tell by my name my normal habitat is the copywriting forum.
But I really need your help.
A friend of mine has been laid off at work and doesn't want to get another grinding 9-5 job.
He's got $5,000 to invest to start an owner owned business not a franchise (maybe with his good wife who is stressed out at her job).
The criteria is -
It has to be offline - they know nothing about the internet (I'm not even sure if they have a computer).
Nothing too physical (they are in their 50's and she has a bad back).
Nothing where they have to make something complicated (they are not, how can I say "technically" minded).
On the positive side - they are very hard working and evening work is fine.
They don't expect to get rich quick.
They do realise they start slowly and build things up.
They are really nice, friendly people, based in the UK.
Any ideas would be gratefully appreciated.
Or if you know of any good websites or books that suggest ideas for "starting your own business" I can grab the details and pass them on.