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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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Home Improvement Trade Shows

If you love chatting about home repairs and improvements read on.

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Home Improvement Trade Shows

Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Why not organize and host your own semiannual home improvement trade shows. Now is the time to capitalize on the popularity of home improvement trade shows.
 
Construction and renovation companies do not hesitate in paying as much as $200 per day for a 10-foot x 10-foot display booth, and the attending public will gladly pay $10 to get inside to see all the latest home improvement products and services. Marketing tip: Find a major sponsor to co-host and promote the event, such as a radio station, TV station, local building center, newspaper, or construction association. Securing this type of sponsorship can help reduce your up-front capital outlay as well. You can utilize the resources that these sponsors already have in place. Profit potential range is $10,000+ per home improvement trade show that the business organizes.

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Skylight Installations

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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Wooden Sash Windows

Keep windows looking good in the Georgian, Victorian kind of way.

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Wooden Sash Windows

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

Many owners of Victorian and heritage homes will never make the change to new windows manufactured from aluminum or vinyl, regardless of how bad the condition of the original wood windows is. This fact is why starting a business that manufactures, sells, and installs wood sash windows is such a wise choice for a new enterprise.
 
As mentioned before, most owners of heritage homes would never even consider installing new windows manufactured from aluminum or vinyl. However, almost all would gladly replace the old wood windows in poor condition, with new wood windows that still retain and reflect the home’s original appearance and charm.The main qualification for launching this venture is to possess a good deal of carpentry experience and knowledge. The wood windows can be marketed directly to homeowners or to home renovation companies on a subcontract basis. A well-established wood window manufacturing business can easily generate profits in excess of $75,000 per year.

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