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Aluminum Door and Window Manufacturing

What happens to all those recycled cans anyway? Start an aluminum door and window manufacturing business and you'll find out.
Category: Manufacturing
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Awning Manufacturing

Start an awning manufacturing business, to help buildings look their best.
Category: Manufacturing
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Basement Remodeling

Nobody wants their basement to look like a dungeon. You can help them out with a basement remodeling business.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Bathtub Reglazing

Soak in the success of a bathtub reglazing business.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Board-Up Service

If you're in an area prone to hurricanes or tornadoes, help your community with a board-up service.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Cabinet Door Replacements

Cabinetry businesses offer many different services and products. Find your niche through door replacement.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Cabinetmaking Service

Make the most of your skills by customizing cabinets for others.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Canoe Paddles

There's nothing worse than getting stuck up a creek without them.
Category: Manufacturing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Carpentry

Take your woodworking skills to the masses with a carpentry business.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Carpet Installations

Use your handiwork skills to lay down a new business.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Cedar Blanket Boxes

Moth-hole-free blankets can be a huge selling point for your cedar boxes.
Category: Manufacturing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Cedar Shake Restoration

The roof over your head can get a lot bigger after you start a successful cedar shake restoration business.
Category: Maintenance
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Ceramic Tile Sales and Installation

You'll be floored by the profits you can make by selling and installing ceramic tile.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Chimney Repairs

A damaged chimney can be the source of unwanted fires or carbon monoxide intrusion. Keep people safe with a chimney repair service.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Closet Organizers

You can never have too many shoes, right? Well if that's your attitude, you'll need to help others stay organized.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
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

Concrete Cutting

Do you know how to work with building materials? Try concrete cutting.
Category: Manufacturing
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Concrete Stamping

Flat concrete is boring. Make your mark with a concrete stamping business.
Category: Manufacturing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Construction Cleanup Service

If you don't mind heavy lifting and like big machines, try starting a construction cleanup service.
Category: Maintenance
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Construction Estimating Service

Got an eye for assessing fix-it jobs? Help clients estimate the costs.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Construction Project Management

If you've got an eye for the really big picture, this may be the business for you.
Category: Real Estate
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Custom Airbrushing

Combine your artistic and business sides with a custom airbrushing company.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Custom Countertops

With all the new appliances and affinities for new looks, custom countertops are something you can rest your future on.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
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

Demolition Service

Form your own construction crew for small-scale renovation with this smashing business idea.
Category: Manufacturing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Disaster Planning and Preparation Service

You don't have to be a boy scout to make a business out of being prepared.
Category: Security
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Dog Run Sales And Installation

Allow dogs to get some exercise without pet owners having to worry about their escape.
Category: Pet Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Doghouses

Stay connected to man's best friend with a doghouse business.
Category: Pet Businesses
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Door Installations

As soon as you close one door, you'll be ready to install another.
Category: Maintenance
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Drainage Repairs

Is your career clogged? Start a drainage repair business.
Category: Manufacturing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Driftwood and Log Furniture

Bring the outdoors in with driftwood and log furniture.
Category: Manufacturing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Drywall Installations

For the builders out there who have found their niche. Drywall is a great, easy-to-use material that can offer a great business opportunity.
Category: Maintenance
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Fence Panels

Add the finishing touch to any yard or field by offering fence panels.
Category: Maintenance
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Fence Repairs

Help complete the perfect picture by fixing the white picket fence.
Category: Maintenance
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Fencing Installations

Fencing installations can surround you with plenty of opportunities from property owners.
Category: Maintenance
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Fire and Flood Restoration

Sometimes bad things happen. You can help save the day with a fire and flood restoration business.
Category: Maintenance
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Fireplace Installations

Homeowners will cozy up to this installation service.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Furniture Delivery and Assembly

Put your muscle and handyman skills to use by delivering and assembling furniture.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Garage Workbenches

Every tool needs its place. Be creative and utilitarian by creating garage workbenches.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Glass Block Installations

Specialize with your construction skills as a glass block installer.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Gutter Protection

Help clients never have to clean their gutters again with a gutter protection service.
Category: Maintenance
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Handyman Service

If you're good at fixing things, there's always a need for a good handyman or handywoman.
Category: Maintenance
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Hardwood Floor Sanding

You'll always cover your tracks with a hardwood floor sanding business.
Category: Maintenance
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

Hoarding Advertising Service

Sell advertising along the fencing that protects construction sites.
Category: Advertising
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Home Improvement Trade Shows

If you love chatting about home repairs and improvements read on.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Home Inspection

Are you detail oriented? Consider starting a home inspection service.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Home Storage Solutions

Help others clean up their clutter with a home storage solution business.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Hot Tub Installations

You'll have more clients hot on your trail once they see your hot tub installations.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

House Numbers On Curbs

No need to curb your enthusiasm. Painting house numbers on curbs will get you outdoors and let your creative juices flow.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Illuminated House Numbers

It's frustrating when you can't find an address number in the dark, but you can help.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Interior and Exterior House Painting

Like the changing of the leaves, home owners are constantly wanting the latest color of the day.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Iron Sculptures

If you're creative and know how to weld, start looking for metal.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Janitorial Supplies

You can clean up by selling janitorial supplies.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Junkyard Furniture Creations

Creating functional furniture from junkyard items doesn't have to be trashy. Just get creative.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Kitchen Facelift Service

Liven up everyone's favorite room with a kitchen facelift service.
Category: Maintenance
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Laminate Floor Installations

Lay down a path to success with a laminate floor installation business.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Line Painting

It's a simple concept, but someone needs to do it--painting and repainting lines.
Category: Maintenance
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Magazine Rack Manufacturing

Rack up sales by giving customers a place to display their magazines.
Category: Manufacturing
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Masonry Repairs

The masonry profession has been around since the Roman Empire. It's safe to say that your masonry repair shop won't go out of style anytime soon.
Category: Maintenance
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Mirror Installations

Can you see yourself being successful? All you have to do is look into a mirror.
Category: Maintenance
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Mobile Paint Spraying

Go ahead, paint the town whatever color you like. It'll be easy with a mobile paint spraying business.
Category: Maintenance
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Mobile Screen Repair

If you've ever had a cat or dog, you know your screen won't last forever.
Category: Maintenance
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Molding Installations

An eye for detail is what's needed to start a molding installation business.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Office Dividers

Separate yourself even further from the office doldrums with an office divider business.
Category: Manufacturing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Office Moving

Here's a company that you can get your move on.
Category: Beauty/Personal Care
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Online Building Plans

From houses to sun decks, you can start a website that sells building plans to homeowners everywhere.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Online Home Repair Advice

Help homeowners help themselves when it comes to projects around the house.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Online Recycled Renovation Products

You know what they say, one man's junk is another man's treasure.
Category: Online Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Paint And Wallpaper Store

The quickest and easiest way to spruce up a space is to paint or wallpaper. Your store could be the go-to spot.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Parking Lot Power Sweeping

How do all those parking lots stay clean? Power sweeping businesses.
Category: Maintenance
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Paving Consultant

The right step for your future may be to start a paving consultant business.
Category: Maintenance
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Pet Doors

Provide the door to let pets out when nature calls.
Category: Pet Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Plant Stands

Give plants a place to grow without ruining floors.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Porch Columns

Sure a 4x4 can hold up a porch, but they can also be ugly. Be the person to see when prettying up the porch.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Product Assembly Service

Put products together for businesses with a product assembly service.
Category: Manufacturing
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Reach Truck Service

Help people reach places they can't get to via ladder with a reach truck service.
Category: Autos/Transportation
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Refitting Houses for the Disabled

Improve the quality of life for the disabled, a business that cares for others.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Remodeling Project Management

Coordinate all the different people and companies involved in a remodeling project to keep homeowners happy.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Roof Installations

Get a good roof over customers' heads with this business and you'll find yourself on top of the world.
Category: Maintenance
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Roof Repair

Not afraid of heights? Help homeowners fix their roofs.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Roof Repairs And Installation

Nail down a business using your carpentry skills.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Roof Trusses

Help homebuilders get their work done quickly by providing prefab roof trusses.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Rubbish Removal

Being a trash man may not sound glamorous, but there's plenty of money to be made hauling junk.
Category: Maintenance
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Safety Clothing Sales

Help employers keep their workers safe with boots, neon vests and other apparel.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Sandblasting Service

Help erase the sands of time by blasting it with more sand.
Category: Maintenance
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Scaffolding Rentals

Take business to new heights with scaffolding rentals.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Scrap Metals

A great recycling venture, a scrap metal depot brings out the shine in eco-friendly businesses.
Category: Manufacturing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Seamless Gutters

Find your flow with a seamless gutter business.
Category: Maintenance
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Security Lighting

Get your talent to work for you by installing security lighting solutions.
Category: Security
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Siding Installations

Be a handyman with a niche. With low startup costs, this could be a great business opportunity.
Category: Maintenance
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Site Sign Installation Service

Temporarily install company site signs in front of customers' homes being worked on by renovation or other improvement companies.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Site-Sign Installation Service

Help other businesses with advertising opps where they're working.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Skylight Installations

High-tech skylights bring a glow into your home. Aren't you glad we shed some light on this business idea?
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Solar Tube Installations

Get into the specialty lighting business by installing solar tubes.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Stair Lifts

If you're looking for a niche market, selling chair lifts for stairs is a business worth considering.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $50,000 - $100,000
Franchises Available? No

Storage Sheds

Building storage sheds is a little-known business that generates huge profits.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Store Directory Boards

Love maps and floor plans? Create store directory boards.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Stucco Repair Service

Time and weather can be a killer to outdoor surfaces. Make your living fixing damaged stucco.
Category: Maintenance
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Victorian Moldings

Are you a master craftsperson with an eye for detail? Help people add a Victorian flair to their homes.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Waterproofing Service

Help protect your clients' property from the elements with a waterproofing service.
Category: Maintenance
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Welding

The road to success may be lit with a welding business.
Category: Manufacturing
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Window And Door Repair Service

Help clients keep their windows and doors is good working order.
Category: Maintenance
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Window Boxes And Shutters

Your business future will be bright as you keep the light out with a shutter biz.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Window Installations

This business is ideal for a market with a large demand for window replacements and installations.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Windows Installation

Replacing windows is one of the most frequent home improvement renovations, a fact that may make you want to break into the industry.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Windshield Repair

Break into the business of windshield repair.
Category: Maintenance
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Wood Moldings

Put your woodworking skills to good (detailed) use with a wood molding business.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Woodworking Class

Teach others the craft of working with wood. It could turn into a nice stack of paper.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Zinc Strips And Moss Removal

Do you live in a wet area? Then a zinc strip and moss removal business may be for you.
Category: Maintenance
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

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