Shoestring Startups

Apartment Prepper

Moving is a fact of life-and every time a tenant vacates an apartment, someone needs to clean, repair and paint it before it can be shown to prospective new tenants. That's where you come in. You'll need a heavy-duty vacuum, industrial-strength cleaning supplies, a well-stocked toolbox, and a professional paint sprayer and compressor to get started. A carpet cleaning machine can be rented as necessary.

Start-Up Cost: $1,500

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This article was originally published in the April 1998 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Shoestring Startups.

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