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Drapery Studio

Provide homeowners with everything they need to install drapes.

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Drapery Studio

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

Starting a drapery studio is a fantastic new business venture to put into action, and there are three excellent options for operating this home decoration business. He fist option is to run the business on a mobile basis wherein you travel to clients locations equipped with samples of fabric, rods, and accessories and conduct the presentation on site.
 
The second option is to open a small boutique where customers come to you; or a combination of in-home presentations. The boutique can even be operated from home providing yo have the space and zoning will permit. The third option is to partner the business with an existing interior designer or decorator within the community and utilize their office or showroom for display purposes. Of course all three options can be combined to make it as easy and convenient as possible for customers to do business with you. Once again, like many businesses where a product is manufactured on a custom basis, you can hire subcontract seamstresses and installers if you lack the ability to create and install the drapery products. Utilizing qualified subcontractors will enable you to concentrate on the sales and marketing aspects of the business. Also, be sure to harness the power of the Internet to seek out a wholesale source for curtain rods and drapery accessories. The profit potential is excellent in this business simply due to the custom aspect, and you should have no problem maintaining a 100 percent markup on all products sold and installed.

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Victorian Moldings

Are you a master craftsperson with an eye for detail? Help people add a Victorian flair to their homes.

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Victorian Moldings

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

Business Overview

Restoring heritage and Victorian homes has become the major focus of homeowners and community leaders across North America. And the time has never been better than now to start a business that manufactures, installs, and sells exterior reproduction Victorian moldings.
 
The business can be operated in the following formats:
  • Manufacture, retail, and install reproduction Victorian exterior moldings and decorations.
  • Manufacture and retail the Victorian moldings via retail accounts, the Internet, and mail order.
  • Manufacture Victorian moldings and decorations on a custom per-piece basis. The options for this type of specialty business are unlimited for the enterprising entrepreneur.

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Wood Moldings

Put your woodworking skills to good (detailed) use with a wood molding business.

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Wood Moldings

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 most popular and least expensive ways to upgrade a home’s interior appearance is to install new wood trims and moldings. Starting a business that manufactures custom wood moldings with standard profiles, as well as made-to-order wood moldings, is a terrific business start-up for the skilled and well-equipped carpenter to initiate.
 
Customers can include home renovation and construction companies or sell the moldings on a wholesale basis to local home improvement centers. Additionally, to capitalize on the heritage home renovation market, antique replica wood moldings can be manufactured from recycled wood and sold directly to do-it-yourself homeowners via product advertisements placed in newspapers and related trade magazines. To gain additional revenues and profits for the business, a wood molding installation service can also be offered to clients. Potential profits for a moldings manufacturing business will vary based on a number of factors, such as sales volumes, overheads, and product markup. However, a well-established wood molding manufacturing business can easily generate profits in excess of $100,000 per year for the business owner.

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Glass Block Installations

Specialize with your construction skills as a glass block installer.

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Glass Block Installations

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

Business Overview

Glass block is back in vogue for two reasons. The first: having glass block windows installed is a cost-effective way to beautify your home and add real designer flair. The second reason is that installing glass block into basement window areas is a great way to let the light shine in, and a the same time burglar proof windows. Starting your own glass block installation service does not require a lot in terms of investment or expertise. Almost all home improvement centers will now make up glass block on a custom order basis to fit any size opening. However, the installation techniques still do require some experience, but this can be self-taught starting with your home, or a friend or relative’s home. One thing is for sure; it does not appear as though glass block windows will be falling from popularity any time soon.

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