Shoestring Startups

Selling Collectibles

Interest in antiques and collectibles is soaring. Whether you're selling '70s action figures or country-style

kitchen accessories, there's someone out there who wants it. Renting space in an antique mall or co-op can cost as little as $50 a month, and some malls even provide staff to work your booth so you don't have to. Visit garage sales and swap meets to stock up on inventory; then invest in some price guides to become familiar with values. Soon you'll look at everything old in a whole new way.

Start-Up Cost: $1,100

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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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