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Boat Cleaning Service

Get boats and your business into ship-shape.

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Boat Cleaning Service

Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Franchises Available? Yes
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Don’t want to compete in the highlycompetitive residential or commercial cleaning industry, but would liketo start a cleaning service? If so, why not consider starting a boatcleaning service. The competition is minimal and, providing thecleaning service is established in the right area, the number ofpotential customers can be almost unlimited.

Starting a boat cleaningservice couldn’t be easier, as there are no special skills or equipmentrequired to operate the business, and marketing the service requires nomore than some printed fliers and a little bit of leg work todistribute the fliers at marinas and boating clubs. Considering a boatcleaning service can be started on an initial investment of less than$1,000, the income potential is excellent at $20 to $30 per hour.Providing customers with a boat bottom cleaning service can alsogenerate additional revenue for a boat cleaning service. This aspect ofthe service can be subcontracted to a qualified scuba diver to work ona split revenue basis.

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Pooper-Scooper Service

Do the dirty work for your customers with a pet waste removal service.

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Pooper-Scooper Service

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

Business Overview

Believe it or not, you can make a very comfortable living by startingand operating a doggie pooper-scooper service in your community. Infact, this service has really taken off in the past few years and newpooper-scooper services are popping up daily across the country.

Thisis an easy business to start requiring little investment, no specialskills, and minimal equipment to operate. Basically, if you can handlea shovel and plastic bags, and can put up with less than aromaticsmells, you’re qualified to run a pooper-scooper service. If not, youcan still cash in on this booming growth business by marketing andmanaging the service while hiring others to do the dirty work. Spreadthe word about your pooper-scooper service by advertising in localnewspapers, pinning fliers to bulletin boards, and through dog-relatedbusinesses and clubs in the community. Most services charge a flatmonthly rate of between $30 and $60 to stop by customers’ homes orbusinesses weekly to clean up their yards, which takes no more than tenminutes per visit.

The Market

Pet owners.

Needed Equipment

You will need reliable transportation, a cell phone, garbage buckets,plastic bags, shovels, gloves, and a good pair of rubber boots.

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Restaurant Washroom Cleaning Service

Restaurants need to keep their washrooms clean and will likely clamor for this service.

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Restaurant Washroom Cleaning Service

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

Business Overview

Next to bad food, the number-one reasonpeople will not return to a restaurant is dirty washrooms. This factalone can be used as your greatest sales and marketing tool forconvincing restaurant owners and managers that they need your washroomsanitation services. Offer the service for free for the first time asit only takes abut 20 minutes to sanitize the average washroom.Managers and owners–not to mention patrons–will be so impressed withthe excellent service and positive effects that they’ll contract withyou to return weekly to continue the washroom sanitation program.Income potential, once established, is $15 to $25 per hour.

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Zinc Strips And Moss Removal

Do you live in a wet area? Then a zinc strip and moss removal business may be for you.

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Zinc Strips And Moss Removal

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

Business Overview

The biggest requirement to starting a zincstrip and moss removal service is that you must live in a wet and rainyarea of the country where moss accumulations on rooftops can causebuilding and structure problems. Providing this requirement is met, thebusiness is very easy to set in motion.

Simply put, this businessventure involves removing moss from rooftops and installing mosspreventative zinc strips and flashing. The fastest and most economicalway to market this service is to design a highly effectiveinformational flier explaining the benefits of moss removal andprevention, as well as your service. Distribute the fliers to homes andbusinesses in your community that have a visible moss problem.Providing you have included the right information in the marketingflier, it will not take long for the phone to start ringing and profitsto start coming in. Potential income range is $20 to $30 per hour, plusa markup on installed moss prevention zinc products, such as ridgestrips and flashings.

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