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By Jeremy Quittner and John Tozzi
In any economy, a part-time business can bring in extra income, give you a fallback plan if you lose your job, or plant the seed for a larger venture. In a downturn, it's hard to argue with preparing a backup plan. Of course, starting a business is always risky, and you will almost surely spend more than you make at first. Previously, we offered advice for recently laid-off workers considering going into business for themselves. Now we're offering snapshots of 20 part-time solo business ventures that could turn into full-fledged businesses, including tips on getting started and links to in-depth articles.