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Holiday and Event Decoration

Love to decorate? Share the wealth as a holiday and event decorator.

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Holiday and Event Decoration

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

One of the hottest new services to sell is holiday and event decorationservices. Not only is there the potential to earn big bucks and have alot of fun doing it, but the business also has minimal start-upinvestment and skill requirements.

Holiday and event decorators offerclients a wide variety of services’everything from installing Christmaslights, to decorating banquet halls for wedding receptions, to’creeping-out’ a house, business, or office for Halloween celebrations.Establishing working relationships with wedding planners, eventplanners and retailers can go a long way toward gaining valuablereferrals. In addition to Christmas and special occasions, you can alsohelp decorate customers’ homes, stores and offices for anniversaries,Halloween, Easter, New Year’s Day, and Fourth of July celebrations.Decorations may be purchased wholesale and marked up for retail,providing an additional revenue source. Ultimately, your work will beyour greatest advertisement, so be sure to use site signs promotingyour service, hand out lots of business cards and send press releasesto the media when you have done a bang-up job on a house, office orbusiness.

Needed Equipment

To provide clients with holiday and special event decorating services,you will need basic tools like ladders, a cordless drill, and handtools, along with a creative flair and suitable transportation.

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Inventor

It only takes one good idea to become a full-fledged inventor.

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

Business Overview

Are you the type of person who is alwaysthinking of how to do something better? If so, maybe you should giveconsideration to becoming an inventor. The title is not as ominous asit sounds. Every day thousands of products, formulas, and methods arebeing invented to make life’s tasks easier, or to assist mankind ingeneral. Inventions do not have to be ground-breaking discoveries, theydo however, have to have a practical use and be innovative and unique.The potential to profit as an inventor is as varied as the start-upcost of the invention itself. To see first-hand a simple and effectiveidea of what an invention can be, visit www.lawnbuddy.com. This veryenterprising entrepreneur and inventor has a clear and conciseunderstanding of the art of invention.

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Party Entertainment Service

Are you always the life of the party? Make it your business.

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Party Entertainment Service

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

Business Overview

There is big money to be earned operating aparty entertainment service and providing live entertainment forparties and special occasions’clowns, soloists, musical bands,magicians, singing telegrams, public speakers, spokespeople, acrobats,jugglers, comedians, adult-themed entertainers, and lots more.

Kidsparties, corporate events, social events, graduations, birthdays,anniversaries, weddings, trade shows, conventions, and Christmasparties are a lot more fun when there is live entertainment to keepguests entertained and in high spirits. Entertainers can be employed ascontractors working on an on-call basis, and can be paid by way ofrevenue-sharing; the range of 60/40 in the entertainer’s favor is theindustry standard. Promote the service by running advertisements inyour local newspaper and in the Yellow Pages, as well as by contactingwedding planners and event planners in your community and explainingthe various types of entertainers your service provides, as well asrates. This service can easily be managed from home, and start-up costsare modest, with the bulk of the budget being spent on business setupand marketing to get the telephone ringing with eager customers wantingto book acts for their special occasions and events.

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Band Rehearsal Space Rentals

Got some garage space? Rent it out to a promising garage band.

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Band Rehearsal Space Rentals

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

Musical bands and performers have always had a difficult time securingspace for rehearsing their acts and numbers, and starting a businessthat rents rehearsal space to musicians by the hour, day, week or monthis a fantastic new enterprise to get rolling.

Ideally, the businesswill be established on leased premises in an industrial building sothat noise won’t be a concern or become a problem. Additionally, thespaced that’s leased for the rehearsal space should also be subdividedinto a few smaller rehearsal rooms to accommodate more than onecustomer at a time. Current rental rates for rehearsal rooms start at$10 per hour and can go much higher depending if any equipment and PAsystems are supplied and included in the rent.

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Typical customers will be anyone in the music industry–from musicians to singers to music producers.

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