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Keeping others’ valuables safe will enable you to create a financial safety net of your own.

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Safe 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

Crime is on the rise, and people are nowmore proactive in terms of protecting themselves and their familiesfrom becoming victims of crime and against the loss of their valuablesor personal property through crime.

The time has never been better tostart and operate a business that specializes in the sales andinstallations of safes used in the prevention of property loss byburglary. Safes typically come in two forms. The first is thetraditional floor model safe that can be cemented into place as anadditional safety measure. The second is wall-mounted safes, which aregenerally concealed behind furniture or installed in unlikely places,such as attics and closets. Requirements: Installing safes does notrequire any special certificates, with the exception that the personwho is carrying out the installation should be bonded for insurancepurposes. However, you must first find out all of the regulations inyour area in terms of safe sales and installations. The additionalrequirements for this business start-up include dolly equipment capableof moving heavy items and a few basic power tools to be used for thesafe installations.

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Glass Block Installations

Specialize with your construction skills as a glass block installer.

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Glass Block Installations

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

Business Overview

Glass block is back in vogue for two reasons. The first: having glass block windows installed is a cost-effective way to beautify your home and add real designer flair. The second reason is that installing glass block into basement window areas is a great way to let the light shine in, and a the same time burglar proof windows. Starting your own glass block installation service does not require a lot in terms of investment or expertise. Almost all home improvement centers will now make up glass block on a custom order basis to fit any size opening. However, the installation techniques still do require some experience, but this can be self-taught starting with your home, or a friend or relative’s home. One thing is for sure; it does not appear as though glass block windows will be falling from popularity any time soon.

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Piano Tuning Service

Keep your business on perfect pitch by providing a piano tuning service.

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Piano Tuning 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

Pianos are everywhere and they all need to be tuned and maintained on a regular basis in order to work and sound perfect. The main requirement is you have to know how to tune and maintain various types of pianos. Providing you have this skill and a few hundred dollars, you’re in business as a professional piano tuner. A piano tuning service can be operated right from your vehicle with the aid of a cellular telephone. Operating a piano tuning service is perfect for the person seeking a good part-time income to supplement an existing one. Contacting local music stores and music schools to promote your service will be the fastest way to earn business via referral and word-of-mouth advertising.

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Carpet Installations

Use your handiwork skills to lay down a new business.

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Carpet 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

Not unlike siding sales and installations, carpet sales andinstallations have been going strong for more than 50 years. The mainrequirement for this type of home improvement business startup is tohave the ability to properly install carpeting or have access toqualified installers. To be competitive in this industry and keep youroverheads low, your best bet may be to stay away from a traditionalcarpet and flooring showroom and stick to a mobile showroom via yourinstallation van. The business is very inexpensive to set in motion,and you can expect to make a comfortable living once you’ve establisheda client base and referral network.

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Your customers will be people looking to replace old carpet or install new carpet.

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