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Fencing Installations

Fencing installations can surround you with plenty of opportunities from property owners.

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Fencing Installations

Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

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The desire to keep kids and pets inside a property, and unwanted trespassers outside a property, has created a big demand for companies that provide property fencing installation services.
 
The starting point is to first determine the fencing materials and style of fencing your fence installation service will be installing. There are various types of materials used in fencing including cedar wood, pressure treated wood, stone, brick, steel or cast iron, recycled plastics, cedar rail, chain link and aluminum.

Likewise, there are also various methods that can be employed to promote and market a fence installation service, such as subcontracting for construction and renovation companies, direct retail sales via advertising and ‘installations only’ for home building and renovation centers. Perhaps your fence installation service could be different from competitor’s by offering the service of installing the fence posts only and supplying the prebuilt fencing panels for the homeowner to complete the installation. This method would save the homeowner money, while having the difficult portion of the job, which is the installation of the fence posts, completed professionally.

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Small Engine Repair

Use engineering experience to rev-up a plan for this small business idea.

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Small Engine Repair

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

Mechanically inclined entrepreneurs have theopportunity to make fantastic full- or part-time cash repairing outdoorpower equipment and small engines, right from a fully equippedhomebased workshop, or from a small commercial storefront. Even if youdo not have previous small-engine repair experience, there are numerousschools offering in-class and correspondence small-engine repairtraining, such as the one listed below.

The list of equipment you canrepair is almost unlimited: lawn mowers, outboard motors, gas trimmers,lawn tractors, snowmobiles, snow blowers, leaf blowers, and chainsawsare only the tip of the iceberg. There are additional revenue sourcesas well. The first is to establish a certified-warranty repair depotfor outdoor power-equipment manufacturers. The second is to buysecondhand outdoor power equipment in need of repairs at dirt-cheapprices, fix it, and sell it for a profit right from your shop. And thethird additional revenue source is to rent outdoor power equipment andtools to local homeowners and contractors. Combine the three with therepair side of the business and you could easily generate in excess of$100,000 per year in sales.

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Door Installations

As soon as you close one door, you’ll be ready to install another.

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Door 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

Like windows, doors also rank number six as the most frequently completed home improvement renovation. Once again, modern manufacturing methods and materials have helped to fuel the desire for this type of home improvement.
 
Newly installed doors not only have better safety and insulation features, these doors are also highly attractive and can improve the appearance of the home for a relatively small investment. Due to the fact that this is a competitive industry, you may want to consider specializing in one particular type of door or become an exclusive agent or representative for one door manufacturer. Specialization in any industry will generally result in lower wholesale product costs and higher returns, in terms of both product and service demand. Do not overlook the apartment or condominium market for this product. Many of these buildings were constructed during the early 80s, while the construction industry was booming, and the quality of the doors at that time was very inferior to today’s doors.

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Carport Conversions

Make carports more secure for storage by turning them into a garage.

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Carport Conversions

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

Did you know that most carports share the same footprint size and dimensions? While this may not seem important to most people, it is very useful information if you plan to start a business that specializes in converting carports into garages.
 
Due to the fact that so many carports share the same dimensions, it creates a terrific opportunity for the innovative entrepreneur to predesign and build standard carport conversion kits that can be sold on a you –install or we-install basis.This type of business is an ideal candidate for starting from home on a part-time basis until the business is established and profitable. To gain customers, simply design a promotional marketing brochure describing your unique product and service, and distribute these brochures to all of the homes in your community that have carports.Prior to initiating this kind of business venture, check local building codes and regulations to ensure that your carport conversion kits will comply with all building code regulations.

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