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Antique Furniture Sales

Cut down on costs by selling antique furniture from home.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Antique Sideboard Vanities

Convert antique sideboard cabinets into vanities to give homeowners an out-of-the ordinary washroom option.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Art Auctions

Love event planning, art and the thrill of bidding? Hold art auctions.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Charcoal Portraits

Use your charcoal drawing expertise to create quick portraits.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Children's Book and Software Store

Revisit those sweet reading days by opening up a children's bookstore.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Collectible Clothing

Bring back the vintage and retro styles of years past with a collectible clothing store.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Consignment Clothing Store

The low-cost way to start a clothing store--sell items on consignment.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Convenience Stores

Set up shop in a convenient location and you'll have customers dropping in.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Coupon Books

Businesses want more customers, and customers want a bargain. Satisfy the needs of both groups.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Craft Shows

Bringing vendors together can be a crafty part-time business that doesn't require a lot of capital.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Distribution Warehouse

Homebased and e-businesses provide products that need warehousing and distribution. Starting this service requires planning, organization and an entrepreneur looking to help other businesses.
Category: Import/Export
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Dollar Store

Get a great deal with a dollar store that brings in big bucks.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

E-Bargains

Help people save a buck by compiling online deals in one spot.
Category: Online Businesses
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Evening Gown Rentals

Turn women into Cinderellas for a night by renting them evening gowns.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Farmers’ Market

Feed into the organic trend by organizing a farmers' market in your community.
Category: Food
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Flea Market Organizer

Bring great deals to the masses by organizing a flea market.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Hand-Painted Greeting Cards

Let your handwork add a sentimentality that printed cards can't produce.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Image Consultant

Use your keen eye to help people look their best.
Category: Beauty/Personal Care
Startup Costs: $50,000 - $100,000
Franchises Available? No

In-Store Demonstration Service

Do you know how to hold a crowd's attention? Create in-store demonstrations.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Inventory Liquidation

Every cloud has a silver lining. When other stores close shop, you can buy their products wholesale.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Inventory Service

Recording inventory for a business can save them days of valuable time.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Jewelry Boxes

You've got to have a love for details, artistry and functionality to make this business sparkle.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Jewelry Business

Love all things that sparkle? Start a jewelry business.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Leather Fashions

Rope in customers by offering leather clothes and accessories with large profit potential.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Lingerie Shop

Put a swagger in women's steps by providing them with attractive lingerie.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Mystery Shopper

Are you a stickler for quality customer service? Consider being a mystery shopper.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Native Art

Represent artists creating indigenous arts and crafts, and sell their works overseas.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Online Custom Blue Jeans

Jeans have never been more popular, and selling custom options online can set your business apart.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Online Factory Direct

Don't like middlemen? Eliminate them with a factory direct business.
Category: Import/Export
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Personal Shopper

Fashion forward? Keep others looking good as a personal shopper.
Category: Beauty/Personal Care
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Real Estate Auctions

Use your booming voice to start a booming auctioning business. Business idea sold!
Category: Real Estate
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Secondhand Clothing Store

People love a bargain. Put your good taste to use by opening a used clothing store.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Specialty Rug Sales

Rugs may get walked all over, but that doesn't mean customers don't want them to look good.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Used Furniture Store

If you're good at recognizing bargains, put your discerning eye to use with a used furniture store.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $50,000 - $100,000
Franchises Available? No

Used Wedding Gowns

Help brides-to-be find beautiful, affordable gowns.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Western Apparel

You'll say "Yee-haw" when customers flock to your specialty Western store.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Window Displays

Use your flair for design to attract shoppers.
Category: Advertising
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

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