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Home Renovation Classes

If you’re a handyman, you might want to build a vault for all the money you can make teaching other aspiring do-it-yourself-ers.

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Home Renovation Classes

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

Business Overview

Home renovations can no longer be classified as a method to improve a home in terms of function or livability. Home renovations have become a national craze and a hobby practiced and enjoyed by millions of American homeowners annually. There are various approaches that can be taken when considering starting a business that teaches homeowners home renovation skills and techniques.
 
The first is to establish an independent school and charge students a fee to learn a specific home renovation trade such as ‘how to paint.’ The second approach is to build an alliance or joint venture with a local building or home improvement center and hold the classes at the building center. The classes can be free, which are then supported by the retailer, or there can be a fee charged to the students for the class. In both cases this is a truly win-win-win situation. The students receive practical and helpful training to improve their homes and save money by not having to enlist the services of a contractor to complete the renovation. The retailers where the training classes are conducted receive fantastic exposure and a lot of long-term future clients. The innovative entrepreneur that establishes the home-renovation training program can capitalize on the building center’s existing client base as a quick-start method to attract students, as well as utilize the building center’s infrastructure and resources to reduce start-up investment and overheads.

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Illuminated House Numbers

It’s frustrating when you can’t find an address number in the dark, but you can help.

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Illuminated House Numbers

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

Business Overview

Starting a business that sells and install solar-powered illuminated house numbers is not only a very inexpensive business venture to set in motion, it also does not require an special repair or construction skills. The solar-powered illuminated house numbers can be purchased from various manufacturers on a wholesale basis and resold to homeowners. The business can be marketed by designing and distributing promotional fliers or by displaying the product at home and garden trade shows. The product can be sold via the Internet or mail order to do-it-yourself homeowners who can install the product themselves.While this business enterprise may not make you a millionaire, it is a great business to start and operate part-time from a homebased office, and can generate substantial extra income.

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Wallpapering Service

Improve customers’ interiors with a wallpapering service.

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Wallpapering 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

The demand for residential wallpapering has been on a steady decline for the past decade, with the exception of wallpaper applications is on the rise, due to the fact that a wallpaper finish as opposed to a paint finish, lasts longer, is easier to maintain and, calculated over a usable life span, is half the cost of painting. Specializing in commercial wallpaper applications is a very inexpensive business venture that you can initiate. It can return a comfortable living for many years. Commercial builders, renovators, and property managers can be your best source of leads to secure work.

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Furniture Upholstery Service

Give furniture another chance by re-upholstering it.

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Furniture Upholstery 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

In spite of the fact that we live in a disposable society, furniture upholstery and recovering is not a dying art. Actually, the opposite is true, especially for the upholstery service that specializes in recovering antique furniture. The largest drawback for starting an upholstery service is experience.
 
Furniture upholstery isn’t an easy trade to learn and this business opportunity is best left tackled by an experienced upholsterer or seamstress. An upholstery service can be operated from a home based workshop or as a joint venture with an established business such as an antiques repair and refinishing service. Providing automotive, RV and boat upholstery services can generate additional income for a furniture upholstery business. Income potential is $40 per hour or more.

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