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Interior Decorating Service

What makes a house a home is the details. If you have the gift to make a room complete, you could be on the road to financial independence.

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Interior Decorating 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

Starting an interior decorating service is the perfect business enterprise for the person that has artistic abilities and a creative flair. Generally, certification from a recognized institution in the field of interior decoration and design is required. However, the service can be launched without the certificate, but it will be much better received by potential clients as a professional service with proper accreditation.
 
Not required is a lot of startup investment, as equipment purchases are minimal and the business can be operated from a home based or shared office location. Most interior decorators prefer to specialize in providing either a commercial or residential decorating service. Residential decorators establish alliances with new homebuilders and renovation contractors as a method to gain access to their clients.
 Commercial decorators generally build alliances with commercial property managers and commercial contractors and architects. Home and garden trade shows are also a fantastic forum to promote the service and collect sales leads. Starting this business will require a great deal of patience and time, but with good business and design skills utilized, the determined entrepreneur can establish a very rewarding and profitable business providing interior decorating services.

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Futons

Is it a couch or a bed? No matter, to you it’s a great business opportunity.

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Futons

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

Business Overview

Consumer demand for futons has been on a steady increase for the past decade and shows no signs of slowing down. Futons are a functional, yet inexpensive piece of furniture that can serve a multitude of uses.
 
A futon manufacturing business can be setup and managed from home. However, renting a small industrial location can serve not only for a manufacturing location, but also a ‘factory outlet’ for retail sales of the futons. Books that feature futon design plans and construction tips are readily available. These books can be used as a valuable guide for assisting in the design and construction process of the futons. Futon cushions and mattresses are also available from a number of wholesale suppliers, which can be found listed in various manufacturing print and online trade directories. Overall, this is a good choice for a manufacturing business start-up, especially if the factory outlet route is chosen.

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Paint And Wallpaper Store

The quickest and easiest way to spruce up a space is to paint or wallpaper. Your store could be the go-to spot.

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Paint And Wallpaper Store

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 retail paint and wallpaper store is a relatively stable retail business venture to star, as there is no real threat from the Internet sales of these products. However, the big threat comes in the form of big box retailers, so business location is of critical importance to the success and survival of this kin of retailing venture.
 
To increase sales and profits beyond just selling paint and wallpaper, also provide customers with unique services, such as after-hours instruction classes in various home decorating mediums and other products and services, such as equipment rentals for do-it-yourself painters. Factoring in consideration such as competition, star-up investment, operating costs, and profit potential, a paint and wallpaper store is a good choice for a new business enterprise, but best left to those of you with retailing experience.

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Artificial Plants

Not everyone has a green thumb. Thankfully, artificial plants are pretty hard to kill.

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Artificial Plants

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

Designing, making and selling artificialplants is a terrific home based business venture to put into action, asthe demand for artificial plants is strong. Artificial plants are easyto make, and the raw materials required are available in almost everycraft supply store. Additionally, many of these same craft stores alsostock books and instruction videos on how to make artificial plants forprofit. Marketing the artificial plants can be accomplished in a numberof ways, including selling the plants to retailers on a wholesalebasis, placing the plants at retail locations on a consignment basisand selling the plants to interior designers and event planners atdiscounted prices.

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