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Plant Stands

Give plants a place to grow without ruining floors.

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Plant Stands

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

Business Overview

Manufacturing and selling plant stands is not only an economical business undertaking to initiate, it’s also a business that can be easily operated from a home based workshop, with the potential to generate a sensational part-time income. The key to succeeding in a part-time business that manufactures and markets plant stands for indoor and outdoor use is to ensure the stands are of an unconventional design and that the construction material used to build the stands is also interesting. Once completed, the plant stands can be sold to specialty retailers and garden centers on a wholesale basis or directly to consumers via craft and trade shows, sales kiosks, and the internet.

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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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Junkyard Furniture Creations

Creating functional furniture from junkyard items doesn’t have to be trashy. Just get creative.

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Junkyard Furniture Creations

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

If you’re looking for a unique home based business that has minimal competition and potential to generate a six-figure income, then look no further. Starting a business that manufactures and sells junkyard furniture is a very interesting venture.
 
The key to its success is to create funky, yet functional furniture from discarded items typically found at a wrecking yard or junkyard. The most popular junkyard furniture items are generally couches and chairs that have been partially assembled from antique auto parts, such as a couch fashioned out of a ’57 Chevy front end. Starting this type of business does have its prerequisites–creative and artistic ability, a well-equipped workshop, and design and construction skills. However, for the innovative entrepreneur who possesses these abilities, a fun, interesting and potentially profitable business venture is waiting.

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