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Roof Trusses

Help homebuilders get their work done quickly by providing prefab roof trusses.

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Roof Trusses

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

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Most new home construction now utilizespre-engineered and built roof trusses, as opposed to traditional rafterframing to form the roof structure of the house. This type of framingconstruction is faster and generally costs less money than rafterframing, making it a popular construction choice for contractors. Thetarget market for this product is general contractors, home renovationcompanies, and architects. Setting introduction meetings with theowners of these firms is the best route to take in promoting andmarketing the business. Additional considerations in establishing abusiness that manufactures roof trusses will be business location,equipment requirements, and most importantly, learning local buildingcodes and regulations in terms of roof truss manufacturing.

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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

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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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Online Home Repair Advice

Help homeowners help themselves when it comes to projects around the house.

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Online Home Repair Advice

Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? Yes

Business Overview

A common term used by Web developers is ‘site stickiness’ basically meaning what level of unique and interesting content or user features can be incorporated in a Web site to increase visitor page views and entice visitors to return to the site regularly. Home repair tips and advice fits that bill perfectly. Utilizing your construction and renovation expertise you can develop a syndicated home repair advice column – syndicated mean you can pug the column into as many Web sites as possible. The benefit to the site operator is obvious: increasing site stickiness. Aim to have your column featured on 200 Web sites and you could earn an extra $2,000 every month by charging customers only $10 each.

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Art Headboards

Customers will be sure to dream about your unique headboards featuring paintings or photographs.

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Art Headboards

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

Headboards for beds featuring elaborate artor photographs are beginning to pop up in specialty retail storesacross the U.S., as well as being featured increasingly in interiordecorating magazines and publications.

This creates a terrificopportunity for the enterprising entrepreneur to capitalize on this newfurniture fashion trend by starting a business that designs,manufactures and sells art headboards for beds. The headboards canfeature original art paintings or enlarged photographs that are adheredto the headboard. The art headboards can be sold on a wholesale basisto furniture and decorating retailers or directly to consumers anddecorating professionals. Currently, art headboards are retailing for$250 for simple designs and paintings and can retail for as much as$1,000 for more elaborate pieces.

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