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Mirror Installations

Can you see yourself being successful? All you have to do is look into a mirror.

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Mirror 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

Mirrors are required for just about everyresidential and commercial washroom application, and a mirror sales andinstallation business can easily be operated from a home garage. Allthat is required is a truck with a basic glass rack, a few tools andthe ability to cut glass (or hire an assistant who can cut the glass).

The current rate to install bathroom mirrors is in the range of $5 to$7 per square foot, while the wholesale cost of the mirror is only $2per square foot. Your math skills do not have to be good to know thatleaves around $4 per square foot just for installing the mirror.
Forexample, if the average installation job is four mirrors with anaverage size of nine-square feet per mirror, then this would leave youand a helper $150 for installing the mirrors, which would take about anhour to do. Once you have established the business, you can begin tomarket the services to commercial and residential constructioncompanies, and it should not take long to build up a solid customerbase.

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Windshield Repair

Break into the business of windshield repair.

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Windshield Repair

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

What are the benefits of starting a mobilewindshield chip repair service?

  • Low initial investment and minimalmonthly business operating overheads.
  • Homebased business opportunity,flexible business hours, and no inventory to stock or store.
  • Provenconsumer demand with strong future growth potential.
  • Full- orpart-time business opportunity with the potential to earn $50 per houror more.
  • There are 130 million registered cars and trucks in theUnited States, which means 130 million potential customers.
  • Noregulations and quick business learning curve.
  • Value pricedautomotive repair means an easy sell.
  • Inexpensive and readilyavailable business equipment that requires virtually no maintenance.
  • Excellent potential to expand the business geographically on afranchise or license basis.
  • Mainly a cash business with very littleaccounts receivables or payables headaches.

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Handyman Service

If you’re good at fixing things, there’s always a need for a good handyman or handywoman.

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Handyman 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

Handyman services have been around for hundreds of years, and will continue to be around for hundreds more, simply because there is a demand for the service and this type of business venture can make money.
 
The business requires very little in terms of explanation. The main requirement for starting a handyman service is, of course, the fact that you have to be handy and a jack-of-all-trades. Currently, handyman billing rates are in the range of $20 to $35 per hour, plus materials and a markup on materials cost. The service can be promoted and marketed to both residential and commercial customers through all traditional advertising mediums, such as the yellow pages, home maintenance clubs, newspaper advertisements, and flier distribution.

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Mobile Paint Spraying

Go ahead, paint the town whatever color you like. It’ll be easy with a mobile paint spraying business.

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Mobile Paint Spraying

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

Prior to researching information for thisbook, I did not even realize that there was such a business as a mobilepaint spraying service. However, there is, and it can be a veryprofitable business to start and manage. The business, in a nutshell,is just as it sounds: providing paint spraying services to clients on amobile basis.

The enterprise can be operated in two fashions. The firstis to use an enclosed trailer or truck to house the equipment, as wellas to use as a mobile paint-spraying booth. The second option is totransport the paint spraying equipment in a smaller truck or trailerand paint items outside utilizing portable walls that, when erected,form a mini paint-spraying booth. Both operating methods are extremelyeffective.

 However, the latter is less expensive in terms of start-upinvestment. Mobile paint spraying services can be marketed to bothresidential homeowners and business owners. The following list is justa few items that can be included in your promotional brochures as itemsthat can be spray painted.

  • Fencing
  • Wood siding
  • Garden equipment
  • Appliances
  • Handrails
  • Flag poles
  • Metal roofing
  • Store fixtures
  • Patio furniture
  • Steel boats
  • Signs
  • Trailers
  • Constructionequipment
  • Concrete floors
  • Outdoor toys
  • Parking lot lines

Theincome potential will greatly vary for this type of unique service.However, the companies I contacted that provided mobile paint sprayingservices all quoted rates over the telephone in the range of $35 to $50per hour, plus the additional costs of paint.

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