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Nail down a business using your carpentry skills.

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Roof Repairs And Installation

Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Did you know that there are an estimated75,000,000 building structures with roofs in the United States? And allof these building structures have one thing in common: at some pointthey all require the roofs to be repaired. This fact creates anextraordinary opportunity for the ambitious entrepreneur to start aresidential and commercial roof repair service. The main requirementneeded to operate a roof repair service is to have experience inroofing repairs, or to have an employee on staff that has experience inroof repairs. Secondary requirements include liability and workers’compensation insurance, and a few basic tools and roofing safetyequipment.

There are various approaches to marketing the business andsecuring customers, including the following:

  • The roof repair servicecan be marketed to residential homeowners via distributing promotionalfliers, or by using traditional advertising mediums, such as newspaperand Yellow Pages advertisements.
  • Subcontract your roof repairservices to home repair associations and clubs who already have anexisting membership base that can use this service.
  • Establishalliances with residential and commercial property management andmaintenance companies and provide these companies with 24-hour roofrepair services for their clients.
  • Establish working relationshipswith existing residential and commercial roofing companies that onlyspecialize in roofing replacements and not roofing repairs. Thisapproach is an excellent way to establish the business quickly, as mostof these roof replacement companies can act as an excellent source ofreferrals for the service.

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Intercom Installations

The sound of success is crystal clear with an intercom installation business.

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Intercom 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

Recent technology changes in intercom systems have made them extremely easy to install, as intercoms are now available in wireless form. Due to these recent changes in the product, starting a business that sells and installs wireless intercoms is a fantastic business opportunity for just about anyone, regardless of construction or business experience.
 
Intercom systems have wide range of uses including:
  • Installations in baby nurseries, residential and commercial.
  • Business applications for warehouse to office communications. 
  • Security applications for residential and commercial door entry use. Overall this is a very good choice for a new low-investment business start-up that has the potential to generate a very lucrative income for ht owner-operator of the business.

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Weather Vanes

Give homeowners a taste of country charm with weather vanes.

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Weather Vanes

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

Weather vanes adorn millions of homes worldwide. These functional and attractive features add charm to any home and harken back to the days of old. Manufacturing weather vanes can clearly be accomplished by utilizing a garage or basement workshop, and the vanes can be manufactured from a whole host of materials, such as copper, iron, wood, and plastic.
 
Weather vanes best suit the architectural style of Victorian and heritage homes. Gaining access to owners of theses types of homes can be achieved by advertising the weather vanes in heritage home and antique publications, as well as antique shows. Additionally, the weather vanes can be sold through the traditional channels, such as establishing accounts with retailers and displaying the vanes at home and garden trade shows. A good starting point for this venture will be to acquire a few antique weather vanes to be used as the templates for constructing the new replicas.

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Garage Organizers

For some, the garage has become the holding place for all their junk. If you like organizing, there’s a lot of garages that need your help.

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Garage Organizers

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

Millions of people can no longer fit the car into the garage because of the treasures (junk) that the garage seems to magically collect. This strange, but true force of nature can make you rich. To start your own garage organizer service requires no special skills or equipment other than some basic hand tools.
 
Ideally, you can start close to home by providing the service to family and friends, while building a sound referral base. Home improvement trade shows will also be a valuable source of leads, and a ‘before and after’ display can generate an enormous amount of interest in your products and services. The display can be designed and built for less than $1,000. The lack of competition in this industry should allow you to mark up your products such as shelving and storage cabinets by at least 40 to 50 percent, while maintaining an hourly rate for installations in the range of $25 to $30.

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