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Vintage Clothing

They’re so old, they’re trendy again. A vintage clothing shop is a classic way to bring back old styles.

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Vintage Clothing
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

The value and popularity of collectible clothing has been on a steady increase for the past decade and this demand for outfits from the ’40s to the ’80s shows no signs of diminishing.

Starting a business that sells vintage duds from a retail storefront or online is a fantastic venture. If you’re choosing to go online with this idea, there are various money-making options available.

You can charge people a fee to list items for sale, sell banner advertising space, participate in online auctions or, the most obvious choice, scout out collectible clothing yourself in thrift stores, yard sales, online auctions or directly from sellers, and sell it online for a profit.

The Market

You will have a lot of young people looking for hot retro fashions, but you can also do good business in costumes. Halloween will be a busy time for you, and you might want to send fliers to local theatre groups and schools.

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Used Furniture Retailer

Help others out of their financial hardships by picking out classic furniture to sell.

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Used Furniture Retailer
Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Online Operation? Yes

Business Overview

Purchasing secondhand furniture at auction sales, garage sales, from classified advertisements, and estate sales is the starting point for opening a used furniture store, or reselling secondhand furniture right from your home.

There are a great number of benefits to starting a business that sells secondhand furniture:
  • No special skills or equipment requirements.
  • Relatively low initial start-up and monthly operating costs.
  • Great profit potential, as used furniture can be marked up by 100 percent or more.
  • Very little in the way of government regulations beyond a business license.
  • Proven stable and profitable retail industry.

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Framed Movie Posters

Picture this: A business surrounding movies.

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Framed Movie Posters

Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? Yes

Business Overview

Movie posters can often be purchased forless than $1 each from video stores and movie theaters. Once framed,these valuable pieces of art can be resold at flea markets, mall kiosksand to interior designers for terrific profits.

Older movie posters arealso in high demand as collector items and this side of the business isbest suited for internet sales. You can develop your own website for asmall investment and start marketing collectible movie posters.

Thereare guides available that list the value of collectible movie postersdepending on condition. These guides will be an invaluable source ofinformation if you intend to offer collectible movie posters for sale.

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Sports Team Uniform Service

Help inspire a sense of camaraderie by selling uniforms to sports teams.

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Sports Team Uniform 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

Schools, sports associations, and sportsclubs can all be potential customers for a business that specializes inretailing team uniforms. Millions of people across North Americaparticipate in amateur sporting events such as football, baseball,hockey and soccer on a weekly basis.

Almost all of these sports teamshave one thing in common: The members of the teams dress in a uniformthat represents the team. Selling team sportswear with logos, names andnumbers printed on the clothing items is a very easy business to getrolling.

You can purchase equipment required to silk-screen andembroider the athletic wear, or you can subcontract this element of thebusiness out to established silk-screen and embroidery companies andconcentrate on marketing. Gaining customers can be as easy as creatinga catalog of the team uniforms that you stock and setting appointmentswith decision makers representing the sports teams to solicit business.

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