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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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Deck Building

Allow homeowners to spend more time outdoors by building decks for them.

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Deck Building

Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

One of the fastest growing segments of the home improvement industry is designing, building, and installing custom sundecks. Many of the sundecks that are now being installed retail for as much as $15,000 and include features such as built-in planters, areas for sunk-in hot tubs, glass or cast iron handrails, and custom manufactured wood furniture to match the sundeck’s design.
 
The most profitable way to operate the business is to sell the sundecks directly to the end consumers. However, this method of operating is also the most expensive to launch and establish. Additional ways to get rolling in your own sundeck installation business also include subcontracting for established building and renovation companies, establishing alliances with designers and architects, and marketing the sundeck sales and installation service directly to consumers via a showroom or trade show displays. Requirements: In most areas of the country, the installation of a sundeck requires a building permit, which must be issued prior to installation. There are building codes in place for the construction specifications of sundecks that have to be closely adhered to. Starting this sort of venture requires a great deal of construction experience and knowledge. In terms of equipment, power tools such as table saws, handsaws, and posthole diggers will be required. To keep initial investment costs down, all the required tools and equipment for building sundecks can be rented on an as needed basis. Be sure to find out if a builder’s license is required in your local area for this type of construction business.

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Molding Installations

An eye for detail is what’s needed to start a molding installation business.

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Molding 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

The fastest and least inexpensive way to improve a home’s interior appearance is to install decorative baseboard, crown, and door moldings. The market for interior moldings and installation services is absolutely huge, both for home renovations and new construction.
 
You can market your products and services to homebuilders, interior decorators, or directly to consumers seeking to upgrade their homes. Marketing tip: building contacts with window and door installation companies is the quickest way in which to launch your own molding installation business.These companies often will subcontract the molding installations, which have to be completed after the windows. And doors have been installed. Alliances established with two or three of these companies can easily supply you with more work than a single owner-operator in this business can handle. The total investment to start your own molding installation business will be less than $2,000 including all required tools and equipment. This business can be managed from a homebased office and operated from an installation vehicle.

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Bathtub Reglazing

Soak in the success of a bathtub reglazing business.

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Bathtub Reglazing

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

The popular colors for bathtubs in the‘70s were pink and blue; brown in the ‘80s; white in the‘90s; and now black, as we head in the new millennium. Not allhomeowners can afford to replace their bathtubs just to keep up withnew and popular remodeling trends.

However, many of these samehomeowners can certainly afford to have their bathtubs reglazed as amethod of inexpensively updating their bathrooms’ appearance. Startinga bathtub reglazing service requires very little working experience,and the equipment is readily available through paint and industrialsupply stores. The service is best marketed by establishing allianceswith industry-related businesses, such as construction companies andproperty maintenance companies who can utilize the serve for theirclients. The bathtub reglazing can also be marketed to end consumersvia a display and demonstration booth that can be setup at home andgarden trade shows to collect sales leads. The potential to profit willvary greatly in this business and be determined by factors such asmaterial cost markup, number of bathtubs reglazed , and operatingoverhead. However, once established, the business can easily generatean income in the range of $40 to $40 per hour.

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