FileMaker Pro ships with four basic and sixteen advanced Starter Solutions. The basic starter solutions can be a great starting point for your project. They are for Contacts, Inventory, Content Management and Tasks.
The good thing about these solutions is that they look great and already have some basic layouts and functionality to get you started. The layouts are simple enough to modify for purpose. And the data structure is simple (albeit a bit flat).
Have a look at the starter solutions even if you want or need to start from scratch. They are a great source of ideas.