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Garage Workbenches

Every tool needs its place. Be creative and utilitarian by creating garage workbenches.

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Garage Workbenches

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

Starting a business that manufactures and sells garage workbenches requires very little investment capital and only basic carpentry skills. The business can be operated form home utilizing a basement or garage workshop for manufacturing and assembling the workbenches.
 
The key to success in this type of manufacturing venture is to include as many custom design features as possible in the workbenches, such as tool racks, clam-on vices, and locking casters that allow the workbenches to be easily moved. The workbenches can be pre0buildt and sold through retail accounts, or they can be manufactured on special order basis. Make sure to approach new homebuilders in your community, as they can offer the workbenches to their customers as an upgrade option.

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Home Storage Solutions

Help others clean up their clutter with a home storage solution business.

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Home Storage Solutions

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

There are hundreds of home storage solution products on the market, and you can profit by starting a business that specializes in selling and installing these products.
 
The business does not require a lot of investment capital to set in motion, and can be very profitable, as you can charge an hourly rate to install these products as well as add a markup onto all the products that are sold. Search the Internet and directories for manufacturers of these products. Next, simply contact them and inquire about becoming a sales agent or representative for their products in your community. This is the type of business that, once established and you have a few clients, word-of-mouth and referrals will fuel the business growth and expansion.

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Theme Bunk Beds

Kids seem to sleep better inside a racecar or firetruck. Go ahead, help them catch their Zs.

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Theme Bunk Beds

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

Bunk beds are extremely easy to design andbuild, and right now children’s theme bunk beds are hot sellers. Thekey to success in this type of manufacturing business is to choose theright theme and make the beds unique and colorful. 

Theme bunk beds canbe manufactured to resemble race cars, space ships, treehouses, or justabout any other popular theme that sparks the imagination of childrenand gets parents to open their wallets. The theme bunk beds can be soldto furniture retailers and children’s retail stores on a wholesalebasis. Or, the finished product can be sold directly to parents viatraditional advertising mediums, Internet malls, and product displayand demonstration booths at home and garden trade shows.

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Custom Doorsteps

If you love making the first impression, it doesn’t get any better in the home industry than custom doorsteps.

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Custom Doorsteps

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

Business Overview

Now here is a unique and interesting business opportunity. Manufacturing custom designer doorstops is a very easy and straightforward business venture to set in motion. The key to success in this type of manufacturing venture is that the doorstops must be unique in design, and the marketing methods employed must be innovative and clever.
 
The demand for custom and one-of-a-kind home improvement and home-decorating items is gigantic, and this is the kind of product that has real potential to catch on in a big way. The doorstops could be fashioned after antique doorstops, or they could be manufactured from 100 percent recycled materials. The options for manufacturing doorstops are endless and only limited by imagination. Marketing methods that can be utilized are to establish wholesale accounts with national retailers, and the custom doorstops can also be sold directly to high-end homebuilders, architects, and interior designers.

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