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Used Restaurant Equipment Sales

Sell used restaurant equipment to restaurateurs looking for a deal.

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Used Restaurant Equipment Sales
Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? Yes

Business Overview

Did you know that starting a restaurant is one of the most common new business ventures? But did you also know that more than 90 percent of new restaurants go out of business within the first five years? The combination of these two facts is the basis for starting a business that buys and sells secondhand restaurant equipment like grills, fryers and coffee machines.

Simply put, when one restaurant goes out of business, you purchase their equipment. Then, when another restaurant opens, you resell that same equipment for a profit. This type of business venture can be started and operated from home initially (if you have storage space) and moved to a larger location as the business expands.

Furthermore, you can offer general restaurant equipment but you can also specialize in one particular type of restaurant equipment, such as deli equipment or grills. The potential to earn large profits from selling secondhand restaurant equipment is outstanding, and this business opportunity definitely warrants further investigation.

The Market

Your customers are new or current restaurant owners looking to purchase equipment. You will also have to court former restaurant owners whose equipment you want to purchase.

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Scaffolding Rentals

Take business to new heights with scaffolding rentals.

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Scaffolding Rentals

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 every building and home service tradeneeds to rent scaffolding at some point in the course of operatingtheir business.

To start this type of business you purchase new orsecondhand scaffolding, design a brochure and price list, anddistribute the brochure to local home service companies and contractorsin your community. Providing a free delivery and pickup service forscaffold rentals will get the telephone ringing and scaffold rentalorders coming in.

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Clocks

It’s always the perfect time to start a clock business.

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Clocks

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

Business Overview

Calling anyone that is seeking to start amanufacturing business that can be operated from home, costs less than$1,000 to set in motion, does not require special business ormanufacturing skills, and has the potential to generate profits of$50,000 per year or more.

Does this sound like the business opportunitythat you have been looking for? If so, perhaps you should considerstarting a business that manufactures clocks. We all need them, and themarket demand and product acceptance from consumers has been proven forwell over a century.

The components needed to build the clocks can bepurchased on a wholesale basis from manufacturers of these items, whilethe housing for the clock itself can be manufactured by your business.The key to success is to make the clocks different and appealing toconsumers. Try a different manufacturing process, or use a unique rawmaterial to construct the clocks from. In other words, find your niche.

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Janitorial Supplies

You can clean up by selling janitorial supplies.

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Janitorial Supplies

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 companies, government agencies,organizations, educational institutions, and associations spendbillions of dollars on janitorial and sanitation supplies such ascleaners, paper products, disposal bags, and janitorial equipment.Starting a janitorial supply business to secure a piece of this verybig and financially lucrative pie is not difficult to do. Like manywholesale or middleperson businesses, the key to success is to get outand talk to potential customers.

This is a competitive industry andwaiting for business to come to you is simply waiting to go out ofbusiness. Deal with more than one manufacturer in order to negotiateand secure good pricing. Traditionally, profit margins in the industryare tight and usually products are sold for no more than 10 to 20percent over costs, so it is critical to build high volume repeatcustomer accounts.

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