Hopefully this will be an ongoing discussion [or list] of some of the better small businesses to get into nowadays. I'll lead off with what i think is one of the better opportunities today. I have a friend in the Rent-To-Own business. They sell and rent-to-own furniture, appliances, computers and electronics [like TVs] and such. They rent a building and pay utilities. They earn 200 percent on items they sell and 300 percent on the items they rent with a twelve month payoff on the rented items. Of course some renters get behind and your delivery / pick-up guy has to pick up that item and re-rent it, but all in all you come out nicely.] Entry cost for inventory and everything? You can start small for 75k. What's your favorite small biz that doesen't cost an arm and a leg to get into?