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Mobile Screen Repair

If you’ve ever had a cat or dog, you know your screen won’t last forever.

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Mobile Screen 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

Every year millions of window and doorscreens have to be repaired or replaced entirely. Starting a mobilescreen repair business could put you on the road to riches. Activatinga mobile screen repair service only requires a few basic tools andmaterials, such as a miter saw, screen rollers, various screenmaterials, and screen replacement parts. The business can be operatedfrom an enclosed trailer or truck to provide shelter from inclementweather. The key requirement, in terms of marketing a mobile screenrepair service, is to establish alliances with companies andindividuals that require window screen repairs and replacements on aregular basis.

These companies can include residential and commercialproperty management firms, strata corporations, government agencies,and community associations like recreation centers and schools. Theprofit potential for a mobile screen repair service is excellent, asthere is limited competition and consumer demand is high for screenrepairs and replacements. Furthermore, screening materials are veryinexpensive to purchase; yet the retail selling price of window anddoor screen repairs and replacements is typically five to eight timesas much as the material costs to produce the screens. The income thatcan be earned in this business venture will vary as to the total numberof screen repairs. However, a well-established mobile screen repairservice can generate sales in excess of $100,000 per year.

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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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Miniblind Cleaning Service

Put your attention to detail to work when cleaning miniblinds.

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Miniblind Cleaning Service

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

Almost everybody’s got at least one set of miniblinds in their homes oroffices–and everybody who has them also has a major problem with thedust and grime that sticks to blind surfaces and defies soap and water.You wash one side and dirt drips to the other. Tackle that side and youwind up with globby streaks on your first side.

But you can conquerdirt and prove that grime doesn’t pay with a miniblind cleaningservice. You’ll roll to customers’ homes with your ultrasonic cleaningsystem on board and give each miniblind a maxi shine. The advantages tothis business are that you’re always on the go so there’s no time toget bored in one place and there’s plenty of room for growth. You’llneed experience or training in ultrasonic miniblind cleaning, which youusually receive when you purchase your machine, and the marketingskills to reach customers who may not be aware that systems like yoursexist.

The Market

Your customers can be both residential and commercial. Tackle them byplacing ads, perhaps with a discount for the first set of blinds, incoupon mailers or with a direct-mail campaign. You can visit smallbusinesses directly, leaving your flier and business card, and placeads in the Yellow Pages and your local newspaper.

Needed Equipment

Your major piece of equipment, of course, is the ultrasonic machine,but you’ll also need the cleaning solutions that go with it and areliable utility vehicle like a van to transport it and you around town.

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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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