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Drive-Through Laundromat

Take the hassle out of getting clothes cleaned by offering drive-through service at your laundromat.

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Drive-Through Laundromat

Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Franchises Available? Yes
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

There are drive-through banks, restaurantsand photo finishing stores, so why not drive-through laundromats? Adrive-through laundromat is not a new business concept; however,recently they’ve become more popular and a few companies have evenbegun to franchise their drive-through laundromat businesses.

Startinga drive-through laundromat doesn’t require a great deal of businessexperience or knowledge. It does, however, require a good location anda fairly substantial capital investment to establish the business. Interms of a business location, the drive-through laundromat shouldideally be established on a busy road, but not one so congested withtraffic that entering and exiting is a problem or potentiallydangerous.

Additional location considerations will also includeproximity to potential clients most likely to utilize the service suchas universities, police stations, hospitals and industrial businessareas. Street visibility, accessibility for walk-in customers, parkingand overall building condition and appearance are also important. Inaddition to providing customers with a drive-through service, alsoprovide a walk-in and laundry drop-off service as well as a free pickupand delivery service.

The profit potential for this type of businessventure is excellent and can easily exceed $75,000 per year, providingthe correct steps have been taken to select the right location as wellas promoting the service to its full potential.

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Senior Citizen Clothing

Make shopping more convenient for seniors by taking the clothing to them.

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Senior Citizen Clothing

Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Are you searching for a unique clothingretail business that can be operated on a mobile basis and managed froma home office? If so, consider starting a business that retailsclothing to residents living in retirement and senior citizen homes.Simply build alliances with clothing manufacturers and makearrangements with operators of retirement homes to put on a monthlyfashion show for the residents.

Additionally, models for the fashionshows can be the residents of the homes, and at the end of the show youcan take orders for clothing purchases with delivery to follow within afew days. This could prove to be not only a profitable business tooperate, but also a very fun business that provides clients with theconvenience of easy shopping as well as a little bit of entertainmentat the same time.

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Wigs

Hospitals and medicals centers are among the growing consumer opportunities for wig businesses.

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Wigs

Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Many surgical procedures and medicaltreatment result in patients losing or having their hair removed. Whilethe hair loss is generally short term, many people still turn to wigsas a way to provide a solution to the problem.

The first step inestablishing the business is to secure a wholesale or product supplysource for the wig, and this should not be difficult as there arethousands of wig manufacturers worldwide. Marketing the wigs can be aseasy as establishing alliances with hospitals and medical centers toact as a referral source for the business.

The wigs can also be solddirectly to consumers via the Internet. Once established, this uniquebusiness can generate a very substantial profit.

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Massage Oils

Help people work out the kinks by providing them with massage oils.

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Massage Oils

Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Like developing your own perfume line,developing your own massage oil line also has great potential. In fact,the two products could be developed together and wholesaled to the sameretailers. Given the current popularity of all-natural products it’d bea wise decision to develop the massage oils from all-natural andorganic ingredients. Seek out joint venture business opportunities withestablished companies that can assist in the development, marketing anddistribution of your products.

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