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Wood Clothes Hangers

Add a touch of class to closets everywhere with wood hangers.

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Wood Clothes Hangers

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

Business Overview

Designing and manufacturing custom wood clothes hangers for high-end, expensive men’s and women’s fashions is a terrific little business enterprise to set in motion. Typical clothes hangers can destroy expensive clothes, so the potential market for custom-made clothes hangers to specifically fit one particular item of clothing is huge. The coat hangers should be made from aromatic cedar wood and stainless steel for the curved hanger. Marketing the coat hangers should not be difficult, given there are thousands of retail clothing boutiques that specialize in high-end custom-made fashions.

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Furniture Steam Cleaning

Keep furniture looking new with a steam cleaning service.

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Furniture Steam Cleaning

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

Are you searching for a business opportunity that can be started for peanuts, operated on a full- or part-time basis and has the potential to earn $30 per hour or more? If so, perhaps you should consider starting a furniture steam cleaning service.
 
A furniture steam cleaning service is very easy to get started, as the equipment needed is available in almost every community, and the business requires little experience or special skills.One of the best aspects of starting and operating this type of business is the fact that it can be operated on a part-time basis and expanded to a full-time business from the profits earned. Additionally, operating the business from home will enable you to keep monthly overheads to a minimum. This can be an advantage for undercutting steam-cleaning rates of the larger established services. As a quick start marketing promotion, print and distribute two-for-one furniture steam cleaning coupons.

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Residential Safety Consultant

Have an eye for hazards? Help clients feel safe at home.

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Residential Safety Consultant

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

Statistically speaking, the largest percentage of accidents causinginjuries do not happen on the job, on the roads, or on playing fields,but right at home. Falls, accidental poisonings, burns, cuts, brokenbones, and many other types of injuries take place in thousands ofhomes across the country every single day.

The vast majority of theseinjuries are preventable through education, and by taking proactivesteps to eliminate or reduce potential risks around the home. Workingas a residential safety consultant, you can conduct inspections of yourclients’ homes, noting all the potential hazards inside and outside.The next step is to write a report outlining these hazards, along withyour recommendations for removing, repairing, or reducing thesehazards. At this point, at your client’s request, you can carry out therecommended corrective measures, hire a handyperson to do the work, orrefer your client to people who can do the work. So what are thesepotential hazards around the house that can cause harm to kids, pets,seniors, and, in fact, anyone? A few include trip hazards on exteriorwalkways, window-blind cords, the lack of grab bars and anti-slipsurfaces in washrooms, the unsafe storage of cleaning solvents, and thelack of child-resistant latches on cabinets and cutlery drawers.

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Business owners and individuals. You may also want to target at-homechild care providers who need to ensure their homes are safe to carefor children.

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Safe Installations

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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