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Retired Presidents Service

Collect and connect retired professionals to start your own consulting firm.

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Retired Presidents Service
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

How many novice entrepreneurs would benefit from consulting meetings with business veterans that have 20 years experience or more in the business world? Almost all. The business concept is very straightforward. Simply, retain the services of retired company presidents, corporate executives, and small business owners to work on a consulting basis as needed coaching new business owners in their field of specialty, such as sales and marketing, management, or financial and

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Errand Service Business Opportunity

Help busy people get through the day by providing an errand service.

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  • Business: Errand Service
  • Start-up Costs: Minimum
  • Home Based: Can be operated from home.
  • Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
  • Online Operation? Yes

Business Overview

Let’s face it; today’s busy lifestyles mean that a lot working people just don’t have time for even the simplest of errands, such as taking the family pet to the veterinarian for a routine checkup, buying AuntSue a birthday present, or picking up the kids after school.

Which is great news if you’re a multi-tasker looking to start your own simple,inexpensive, yet potentially very profitable business. An errand service can be operated with nothing more than a cell phone and reliable transportation.

Land clients by networking and by creating a simple marketing brochure explaining the services you provide along with your contact information.
Related: Start A Small Business, Become Self–Employed

The brochures can be pinned to community bulletin boards, hand-delivered to homes and businesses and distributed with the local newspaper.

A few promotional items such as pens and memo pads emblazoned with your company logo, name and telephone number given out to potential customers will go a long way as a daily reminder of your fast, reliable and affordable errand services.

This is the kind of business where growth is fuelled by referrals, so customer service and satisfaction are the most important goals.

The Market

Busy individuals who need a little help getting their day to day errands done. You can also market your services to small business owners.

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Disposal Bin Service

This takes a little bit of cash upfront, but if there’s one thing we’re never short of, that’s trash.

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Disposal Bin Service

Startup Costs: $50,000 – $100,000
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

The home renovation and constructionindustry creates an enormous amount of waste each year that has to bedisposed of into landfill sites or taken to recycling facilities for arenewed lease on life. There are a few different approaches that youcan take in terms of starting and operating a disposal bin service.

Thefirst and more traditional approach is to own and operate your ownroll-off or winch truck that is used in the transportation, delivery,and pickup of the disposal bins. The second option is to own only thedisposal bins and subcontract the delivery and pickup service to atrucking firm.

The second option is less expensive in terms of start-upcapital requirements. However, it will also generate less revenue andprofit for the business. The third, and maybe most interesting approachis to use tandem-axle trailers, which can be purchased secondhandrelatively inexpensively, and can be towed behind any one-ton pickuptruck.

This third option enables you to enter into a waste disposalservice with less money, while controlling all aspects of the businessand revenues. Disposal rates are generally charged on a flat fee basisthat is based on distance traveled, plus the cost of disposing of theconstruction waste.

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Solar Tube Installations

Get into the specialty lighting business by installing solar tubes.

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Solar Tube Installations
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

Solar tubes are a low-cost alternative to installing skylights. These miniskylights are available in a few different sizes and are packaged complete with roof flashing, expandable tunnel, interior finishing ring, and all required installation hardware. What makes this a terrific business start-up is the fact that solar tubes are easy to install, require no permits or special tools, and cost the homeowner less than $600 for the complete installation, including the product. The benefit of the solar tube is that they can add a tremendous amount of natural light to areas that are normally dark, such as closets, stairways, bathrooms, and hallways.

The market for solar tubes is cations. Solar tubes are a relatively new product to enter the home improvement market. The potential growth is excellent and current competition is limited. The best way to promote the product and your installation service is to build a mobile showroom n a trailer, keeping it completely free from light inside the trailer with exception of a solar tube. Both you and your customers will be amazed at the amount of light that is generated by the solar tube, which of course is a great sales tool. requirements: Only basic construction knowledge and power tools are required to install solar tube skylights. Currently there are no regulations for the installation of solar tubes, but check with local building officials in your area. Note: A few of the solar tube manufacturers have a night light option. If you are considering providing this option to your customers, ensure that you are, or you have access to, a licensed electrician to complete the electrical hookups.

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