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Don’t mind heavy lifting? Help people move.

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Moving Service

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

Local residential or commercial moving rates are currently in the range of $60 to $90 per hour for two movers and a truck, making this service potentially very profitable, especially if you hire additional movers to handle more work and increase billable hours. Providing clients with additional services and products can also increase revenues and profits. These can include packing and unpacking services, and selling moving supplies such as cardboard boxes, garment boxes, tape, and bubble wrap. The downside to selling moving services is the investment; new trucks and equipment are very costly, and even secondhand trucks and equipment in good condition will set you back thousands. As a result, you need to carefully research the market and plan the business to minimize risk and maximize the potential for success. Additional concerns include liability insurance, workers’ insurance, and a moving and storage license because some municipalities require all moving companies, regardless of size, to be licensed.

The Market

Individuals or businesses who need to move from one location to another.

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Furniture Steam Cleaning

Keep furniture looking new with a steam cleaning service.

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Furniture Steam Cleaning

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

Are you searching for a business opportunity that can be started for peanuts, operated on a full- or part-time basis and has the potential to earn $30 per hour or more? If so, perhaps you should consider starting a furniture steam cleaning service.
 
A furniture steam cleaning service is very easy to get started, as the equipment needed is available in almost every community, and the business requires little experience or special skills.One of the best aspects of starting and operating this type of business is the fact that it can be operated on a part-time basis and expanded to a full-time business from the profits earned. Additionally, operating the business from home will enable you to keep monthly overheads to a minimum. This can be an advantage for undercutting steam-cleaning rates of the larger established services. As a quick start marketing promotion, print and distribute two-for-one furniture steam cleaning coupons.

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Satellite Dish Sales And Installation

Dish out some profits with this company.

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Satellite Dish Sales And Installation

Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Minisatellite dishes are in high demand byconsumers, as many of these systems can receive a few hundredtelevisions and radio stations for the cost of a basic television cableservice. There has never been a better time to start a business thatsells and installs minisatellite dishes, as the product and service isstill relatively new, yet well proven, and saturation of the marketplace is many years (if ever) away.

The first step to establishing thistype of business is to secure a sales and installation contract withone of the many manufacturers and subscription providers.The next stepis to effectively market the product and installation service, and thiscan be accomplished by building a direct sales team to represent theproducts and services, as well as utilizing all traditional advertisingmediums to gain consumer interest in the business. Additionally, besure not to overlook apartment and condominium buildings as potentialclients, as it is often easier to market to a captive audience once oneor two people are on board and have purchased the product and service.

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Window Shutters and Blinds

Your business future will be bright as you keep the light out with a shutter biz.

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Window Shutters and Blinds

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

Manufacturing interior and exterior wood window shutters is a very simple manufacturing business to establish and run. Best of all, only a small homebased workshop is required for manufacturing space. The demand for wooden window shutters and blinds is enormous, especially with recent news that plastic miniblinds can give off toxic fumes into a home. The demand for exterior wooden window shutters used for home decoration and shutter replacements for heritage home renovations is also very large. The completed shutters can be sold to national home improvement center retailers on a wholesale basis, or the window shutters can be sold directly to homeowners on a custom order and installation basis. The profit margins can be terrific on this type of product, as there is not a lot of competition in the industry that focuses on manufacturing wooden window shutters and blinds exclusively.

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