Business Idea Center: Luxury Goods/Services

Industry / Startup Costs / Franchises
Business Name / Description

Air Conditioning Service

Put your talents to work with an air conditioning service.
Category: Maintenance
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Antique Furniture Refinishing

Bring antique furniture back from the brink by refinishing it.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

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 Headboards

Customers will be sure to dream about your unique headboards featuring paintings or photographs.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Auto Alarm Sales and Installations

Help vehicle owners feel better about leaving their cars.
Category: Security
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Auto Painting Service

Give cars a face-lift with a painting service.
Category: Autos/Transportation
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Auto Performance Center

If you like the idea of bling, consider a store that sells flashy auto products.
Category: Autos/Transportation
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Bed and Breakfast

Create a cozy spot for travelers to rest with a B&B.
Category: Travel
Startup Costs: $100,000 +
Franchises Available? No

Boat Cleaning Service

Get boats and your business into ship-shape.
Category: Maintenance
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Bookbinding and Repairs

Don't be bound to just one job--try bookbinding and repairs for another source of income.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
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

Commercial Real Estate Guide

Help advertise commercial property for sale or lease with a commercial real estate publication.
Category: Real Estate
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Custom Fireplace Mantels

Put your artistic woodworking skills to good use and give others a place to show off their pictures.
Category: Manufacturing
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Custom French Doors

A mix of artist and handyman is a perfect match to create custom French doors.
Category: Manufacturing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Day Spa

Get creative by offering things like vinotherapy and kids' spa services. The ways to differentiate yourself are numerous.
Category: Beauty/Personal Care
Startup Costs: $100,000 +
Franchises Available? No

Decorative Partition Screen Manufacturing

Separation can be a beautiful thing when you put your carpentry and artistic skills to use.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Drapery Studio

Provide homeowners with everything they need to install drapes.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Drive-Through Laundromat

Take the hassle out of getting clothes cleaned by offering drive-through service at your laundromat.
Category: Beauty/Personal Care
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Flying School

For the first time in your life, it's okay to have your head in the clouds. Take to the sky with your own flying school.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $100,000 +
Franchises Available? No

Gazebos

Enjoy time outside while you help create an oasis for others.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Glass Tinting Service

In hot areas like Las Vegas or Phoenix, glass tinting is almost a necessity.
Category: Autos/Transportation
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Handbag Design and Manufacturing

Sell your unique handbags to boutiques or directly to customers.
Category: Manufacturing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Hide-a-Beds

Provide customers a versatile, convertible piece of furniture that can help maximize their space.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Home Theater Rooms

A combination of construction and cinema create a perfect picture--in high-def, of course.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Interior Decorating Service

What makes a house a home is the details. If you have the gift to make a room complete, you could be on the road to financial independence.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
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

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

Limousine Service

Help people arrive in style with a limousine service.
Category: Autos/Transportation
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Manners Training

A charming idea for the etiquette adept: manners training
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Medical Equipment Sales

In the wake of ever-advancing medical technology, it pays to sell medical equipment.
Category: Health Care/Medical
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Mobile Foot Massage Service

Get a kick out of your work and relieve some sore feet by starting a mobile foot massage service.
Category: Beauty/Personal Care
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

Patio Covers

Factor in the installation and labor costs when figuring the price for this service.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

PediCab

Peddle your way to profits with a PediCab service.
Category: Autos/Transportation
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Perfume

Make the world a better-smelling place by making or selling perfume.
Category: Beauty/Personal Care
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Personal Concierge

Help your client with tasks they're too busy to do on their own.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
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

Red Carpet Service

Make a business out of giving parties the Hollywood treatment. Red carpets, valet service and emcees are just some ideas for this event planning service.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Safe Installations

Keeping others' valuables safe will enable you to create a financial safety net of your own.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Satellite Dish Sales And Installation

Dish out some profits with this company.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Silk Scarves

People will pay hundreds of dollars for a Ferragamo or Hermes silk scarf. It's a trend you can cash in on, too.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Slate Tables

Provide home and business owners with a functional and eye-catching alternative to traditional tables and desks.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Snowboards

If the skateboard canvas is too small for your big artistic vision, look to snowboards.
Category: Sports
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
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

Tanning Salon

Give people that bronze glow all year with a bulb or spray-on tanning salon.
Category: Beauty/Personal Care
Startup Costs: $100,000 +
Franchises Available? No

Theme Bunk Beds

Kids seem to sleep better inside a racecar or firetruck. Go ahead, help them catch their Zs.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Treehouse Kits

Create cool, treetop hideaways for kids.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Water Taxi Service

If you live in a prime location, a water taxi service is a great business to set in motion.
Category: Autos/Transportation
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

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