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High-tech skylights bring a glow into your home. Aren’t you glad we shed some light on this business idea?

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Skylight 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

The old plastic bubble style skylights areout, and demand is booming for the new high-tech skylights that are nowavailable. Some skylights not only open and close with the push of abutton, they also have sensors that will automatically close theskylight if it begins to rain. Some have additional features like smartheat reflective glass, custom shades, and availability in a multitudeof shapes and sizes.

I talked to one skylight installation company,aptly called ‘Skylights Only.’ The owner told me that demand was sogreat for skylight installations, his company was booked for the nextsix months straight, and demand showed no signs of slowing down. Thisbusiness opportunity gets four out of four stars, as not only is therehigh demand, but the entire venture can be set in motion for less than$5,000. Once again, the income and profit potential will vary. However,skylights have a good gross profit margin, and installation ratesaverage in the range of $35 to $50 per hour. Combined income andprofits for a business that sells and installs skylights could easilyreach $100,000 per year or more.

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Interior Decorating Service

What makes a house a home is the details. If you have the gift to make a room complete, you could be on the road to financial independence.

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Interior Decorating 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

Starting an interior decorating service is the perfect business enterprise for the person that has artistic abilities and a creative flair. Generally, certification from a recognized institution in the field of interior decoration and design is required. However, the service can be launched without the certificate, but it will be much better received by potential clients as a professional service with proper accreditation.
 
Not required is a lot of startup investment, as equipment purchases are minimal and the business can be operated from a home based or shared office location. Most interior decorators prefer to specialize in providing either a commercial or residential decorating service. Residential decorators establish alliances with new homebuilders and renovation contractors as a method to gain access to their clients.
 Commercial decorators generally build alliances with commercial property managers and commercial contractors and architects. Home and garden trade shows are also a fantastic forum to promote the service and collect sales leads. Starting this business will require a great deal of patience and time, but with good business and design skills utilized, the determined entrepreneur can establish a very rewarding and profitable business providing interior decorating services.

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Wood Moldings

Put your woodworking skills to good (detailed) use with a wood molding business.

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Wood Moldings

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

One of the most popular and least expensive ways to upgrade a home’s interior appearance is to install new wood trims and moldings. Starting a business that manufactures custom wood moldings with standard profiles, as well as made-to-order wood moldings, is a terrific business start-up for the skilled and well-equipped carpenter to initiate.
 
Customers can include home renovation and construction companies or sell the moldings on a wholesale basis to local home improvement centers. Additionally, to capitalize on the heritage home renovation market, antique replica wood moldings can be manufactured from recycled wood and sold directly to do-it-yourself homeowners via product advertisements placed in newspapers and related trade magazines. To gain additional revenues and profits for the business, a wood molding installation service can also be offered to clients. Potential profits for a moldings manufacturing business will vary based on a number of factors, such as sales volumes, overheads, and product markup. However, a well-established wood molding manufacturing business can easily generate profits in excess of $100,000 per year for the business owner.

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Gazebos

Enjoy time outside while you help create an oasis for others.

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Gazebos

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

Sales and installations of garden gazebos is a wonderfully inexpensive way to start your own business enterprise. The demand for custom-built gazebos has never been higher, and the demand continues to grow, especially for gazebos used to house hot tubs. The business can be started for a very modest investment, and has the potential to return big profits. You can design your own line of gazebos to sell and install, or you can purchase plans for gazebo construction and use these designs to get started. You may want to build an alliance with an existing gazebo manufacturer that specializes only in sales. This would allow you to carry out the manufacturer’s installations and capitalize on their customer base.

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