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Interior and Exterior House Painting

Like the changing of the leaves, home owners are constantly wanting the latest color of the day.

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Interior and Exterior House Painting

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 business of painting houses has been around for years, and will continue to produce excellent profits for the owners of house painting services for many years to come. Why? Simple.
 
Heights, ladders and slow tedious work are enough reasons to scare off even the most hardcore of do-it-yourself homeowners. House painting is a very simple business to set in motion and only requires a small investment to get going and even a smaller learning curve to master. Like most labor-intensive business ventures, you can pretty much be guaranteed of work regardless of economic conditions. Providing a free value-added service such as cleaning the gutters or windows while on the job site, is a great way to separate your company from the competition. Often, small, free value-added services will increase the numbers of referrals your business will receive.

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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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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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