The 51 Best Home-Based Businesses To Start In Canada [2021]

The 51 Best Home-Based Businesses To Start In Canada [2021]

Interested in starting a business in Canada in 2021?

We put together 51 of the best businesses you can start in Canada today.

In this list of ideas, you can find:

  • Home-based businesses to start in Canada
  • Profitable online business ideas
  • Unique business opportunities for Canada
  • Low investment business ideas (under $5k to start)
  • Easy businesses you can start in Canada today

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples, revenue expectations for each idea, + a step-by-step on how to start your small business in Canada.

Here's the full list:

1. Start a woodworking business ($78K/year)

Sasha Weekes from Canada started Timber Grove Studios over 4 years ago, a woodworking business.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $6,500/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0

My name is Sasha Weekes and I’m the 25 years old owner of Timber Grove Studios. Our home-based woodshop is nestled in the hills of PEI’s countryside, and we specialize in decorative shelving and home decor with a focus on minimalist design and simplicity. Each piece is made to order with 20+ color options, meaning it will be the perfect fit for each customer's space. We ship Canada and U.S. wide.

Etsy has been the main platform since starting up, although I finally have a standalone website up and running as well which I hope to grow in order to diversify sales channels. I have no current employees, although I have a wonderful subcontractor who works from home to cut and stain wood for me. She’s paid by the piece so it’s a great system for both of us. My partner Mario works full time but has recently joined me on the side and we’ve released a new line of steel table bases together which has been a ton of fun - he is an awesome welder.

After launching in 2017 and being skeptical about making sales of large items online, I was absolutely proved wrong! The business outgrew our small condo basement within 7 months and outgrew the garage/basement of our next rental home in 7 months as well. We’re now happily settled with a detached shop and garage, meaning there’s some room to grow (for now!) and space to begin stocking up on items for the Christmas rush before summer ends.

Moving twice in two years has definitely caused organizational, financial and opportunity hiccups, but the business has grown steadily regardless so we’re very excited about where 2020 will take us. We’ve learned what to focus on during which months, as revenue can range anywhere from $2000 during slow months to $10,000 during high months. Net profit has run anywhere between 20-50% throughout the life of the business and varies month to month. It’s closer to 20% right now as we’ve been spending all we can on new tools and materials for our new larger products and our Christmas stock.

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Sasha Weekes, on starting Timber Grove Studios ($6,500/month) full story ➜

2. Start a phone case business ($600K/year)

Andrew Moore from Canada started Felony Case almost 10 years ago, a phone case business.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $50,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

Hi, I’m Andrew Moore, the founder, and designer at Felony Case, a Toronto based company designing unique iPhone cases. I founded Felony Case in 2012, and since then we’ve created several flagship iPhone case designs.

Our most notable designs are our spiked and studded cases, which feature hand screwed-in metal studs. When the stud fad began to fade, we knew we needed to reinvent our designs to stay relevant in a fast-changing environment. We went ultra-high-end with genuine python and stingray leather cases.

While these saw success with a certain demographic, I realized it’s easier to sell higher quantities of more competitively priced cases. Which lead to the creation of our Kaleidoscope Case — a current top-seller.

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Andrew Moore, on starting Felony Case ($50,000/month) full story ➜

3. Start an axe throwing business ($720K/year)

James Anderson from Canada started Forged Axe Throwing almost 5 years ago, an axe throwing business.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $60,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 6

Hi there! My name is James and three years ago I started an axe throwing venue called Forged Axe Throwing. We teach people how to throw axes and then run amazing tournaments with everyone. Many of our clients are visitors to the area as we’re in a resort town, but we also have a locals league and get lots of local businesses coming to us for events.

In a year we will host upwards of 30,000 people in our venue. This is a mix of bachelor/bachelorette parties, corporate groups, birthdays or special events, and just anyone who wants to learn how to throw an axe. We really play up the Canadian-ness of our activity and I think we have some really great culture that resonates with visitors (it’s not just J-Beebs and Celine up here!).

In addition to our in-venue axe throwing sales we also do mobile axe throwing events, sell merchandise, book other activities through our partners, and license our axe throwing software.

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James Anderson, on starting Forged Axe Throwing ($60,000/month) full story ➜

4. Start a meal prep business ($1.56M/year)

Andrei Calinescu from Canada started One Life Meals almost 9 years ago, a meal prep business.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $130,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 29

Hi, I’m Andrei Calinescu and I am the Founder and CEO of One Life Meals.

One Life Meals is a healthy meal delivery service located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We handle the complete process from ingredient sourcing, cooking and delivery. We also work with our clients on a one-on-one basis to understand their requirements and help them select the right plan.

We cook and deliver twice per week to keep the meals fresh. The plan is for 6 days per week, with Sunday as a day off or a “cheat day”.

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Andrei Calinescu, on starting One Life Meals ($130,000/month) full story ➜

5. Start a balloon decor business ($240K/year)

Janeen Brown from Canada started Balloon Haus LLC almost 4 years ago, a balloon decor business.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $20,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 16

I’m Janeen Brown! Founder and CEO of Balloon Haus LLC. In February 2018, I started Balloon Haus - the first opulent online and in-store Balloon boutique - where lifestyle and decor enter a "luxury" level of design. Our team consists of dedicated and loyal employees in Toronto, Atlanta, Detroit and South Florida destined to create iconic balloon memories to last a lifetime.

With the launch of Balloon Haus in 2018, the demand has exceeded all expectations with our corporate or personal clients. The Balloon Haus team is at the forefront of creating custom exquisite and trendy balloon installations and decorations. At Balloon Haus, we ensure passion and commitment in all that we do. Balloon decorators have been around for ages, however, the industry has taken quite the peak within the last couple of years due to social media and the picture-perfect moments. Thankfully, this has assisted in the quick growth of the company.

Our notable clients include players from the Miami Heat and Dolphins (due to NDAs, cannot state names), Instagram, Levi’s, Marriott, Hilton, Ruth Chris, American Express, BMW, and many more. Our average sales generate about $20K/monthly.

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Janeen Brown, on starting Balloon Haus LLC ($20,000/month) full story ➜

6. Start a men's underwear brand ($60K/year)

Krystian Frencel from Canada started Bunch of Animals about 3 years ago, a men's underwear brand.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $5,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0

Hello, my name is Krystian Frencel, and I’m the founder of Bunch of Animals, a men’s luxury underwear brand, AKA, the Bentley of banana hammocks. I’m also the co-founder of a Toronto based design and development studio, 3magine. I don’t have previous e-commerce experience and have never been involved in creating a physical product. I have wanted to combine my experience in web design/development with creating a physical product and learning e-commerce for some time now.

And so, I created the world’s softest underwear.

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Krystian Frencel, on starting Bunch of Animals ($5,000/month) full story ➜

7. Start an aftermarket car parts business ($540K/year)

Mitchel Matthews from Canada started Adrenaline Offroad about 4 years ago, an aftermarket car parts business.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $45,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

Hey everyone! My name is Mitchel Matthews and I am a 22-year-old entrepreneur. I am the owner/founder of Adrenaline Offroad which is an eCommerce store for aftermarket vehicle accessories! We mainly focus our expertise in the realm of automotive LED lighting accessories. Our products are built for a person who will endure hardcore offroading situations with their vehicle all the way to people who attend multiple shows per month in their show trucks! Some of our most popular products being our RGB+W underglow/rock light & LED wheel ring lights. In just over a year of quitting my job to pursue my passion for truck mods full time, I am so beyond proud & excited to be making 5x the amount of money that I used to make per month!

Pictured above is our most popular bundle kit called “The UFO GLOW Bundle Kit”

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Mitchel Matthews, on starting Adrenaline Offroad ($45,000/month) full story ➜

8. Start an online fabric store ($120K/year)

Alanna Banks from Canada started Fridays Off Fabric Shop over 8 years ago, an online fabric store.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $10,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

Hi - my name is Alanna Banks and I’m the owner of Fridays Off Fabric Shop. Fridays Off is an online fabric store based in Toronto, Canada that supplies fabric enthusiasts, quilters and makers with beautifully curated modern fabrics.

In addition to that, we operate a monthly fabric subscription club where subscribers receive one-of-a-kind bundles of fabric every month.

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Alanna Banks, on starting Fridays Off Fabric Shop ($10,000/month) full story ➜

9. Start a freelance writing business ($1.02M/year)

David Tile from Canada started Article-Writing Co over 10 years ago, a freelance writing business.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $85,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 15

My name is David Tile. I own and operate a Content Writing Service, under the banner Article-Writing.co.

We don’t consider ourselves a content marketing firm. But a firm dedicated to the business of writing. Project management offers most often attached to marketing agencies. We work against marketing briefs delivering content on time and under budget.

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David Tile, on starting Article-Writing Co ($85,000/month) full story ➜

10. Create a rv accessories store ($3.6M/year)

Kent Wilson from Canada started Origen RV Accessories LTD. about 6 years ago, a RV accessories store.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $300,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $50,000
  • Founders: 3
  • Employees: 16

Origen RV Accessories makes and sells the world’s only permanent jack pad, a new product category in the RV industry. We began by selling SnapPads exclusively to the luxury end segment of RVs (Class A Motorhomes and Fifth Wheels), but have gradually added new versions across other segments, including Class C, Class B, and smaller towables.

In our first year of operation, we grossed over USD 130,000 and have grown by an average of 124% year-over-year since then. Our catalog now includes over 40 SKUs and our product lines are carried by six major distributors, numerous online resellers, and more than 300 RV dealerships. During our last consumer survey, our company recorded a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 88.

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Kent Wilson, on starting Origen RV Accessories LTD. ($300,000/month) full story ➜

11. Start an api ($360K/year)

Ervin Ruci from Canada started Geocode.xyz almost 5 years ago, an API.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $30,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $1
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

I’m Ervin Ruci.

My latest startup is geocode.xyz - a geoparsing, geocoding API for the world.

Launched in 2016, it has grown to thousands of daily users, over a hundred millions in monthly API calls and revenues of over $15k per month. That’s over 1,000% up from a year ago, and still growing fast - the current month is always higher than the previous one.

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Ervin Ruci, on starting Geocode.xyz ($30,000/month) full story ➜

12. Start a tea business ($108K/year)

Alex Balcer from Canada started VIRTUE Tea over 4 years ago, a tea business.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $9,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $5,000
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 2

Hello everyone, we’re Andrea Legg and Alex Balcer, founders of VIRTUE Tea in the beautiful Kootenay ski town of Nelson, BC.

We started VIRTUE Tea 3 years ago as well as starting a family (now that’s a little crazy!). We are now parents to two healthy boys and run an online tea business plus supply over 50 coffee shops, restaurants, hot springs, and ski resorts across BC and Alberta.

What makes our teas and matcha exceptional is simply the quality. We have one or two degrees separation with the growers in Asia which gives us much more control over quality and especially knowing the tea growers we buy from are getting a fair price for their labor.

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Alex Balcer, on starting VIRTUE Tea ($9,000/month) full story ➜

13. Start a consulting business ($2.4M/year)

Michael Zipursky from Canada started Consulting Success® over 12 years ago, a consulting business.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $200,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $1,000
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 3

My name is Michael Zipursky, and I’m the founder & CEO of Consulting Success®. We help consultants optimize their consulting business. That means helping them improve their service offerings, pricing, marketing, messaging, lead generation, and more.

We have two flagship products:

  • Momentum: our course for new consultants who are looking to transition from the corporate world to starting and growing their own consulting business.

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Michael Zipursky, on starting Consulting Success® ($200,000/month) full story ➜

14. Start a photo booth business ($4.2M/year)

Scott McInnes from Canada started TapSnap over 9 years ago, a photo booth business.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $350,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 18

Hi guys! I’m Scott McInnes, founder of TapSnap, a photo booth company with franchised locations in most major cities in the United States and Canada as well as Sydney, Australia. Our flagship product is our TS-42, an open-air photo booth that features a giant 42-inch touch screen and a high quality DSLR camera for fantastic image quality.

The oversized touch screen makes using our photo booth a very unique and interactive experience. We were one of the first companies to offer photo booths that didn’t actually have a booth at all, so we can take photos of large groups of people at one time, and afterwards everyone can gather around the photo booth to view, edit and share photos together.

We launched TapSnap in 2012, and within a few years grew to over 100 franchised locations in North America. Our photo booths are used at over 10,000 events every year, for everything from a wedding for a few hours to a multi-day conference, or a 40 city movie premiere.

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Scott McInnes, on starting TapSnap ($350,000/month) full story ➜

15. Start a litter removal business ($480K/year)

Brian Winch from Canada started CleanLots.com about 40 years ago, a litter removal business.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $40,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

Hi, I’m Brian Winch, owner, author, and creator of Cleanlots - America’s Simplest Business. I manage a simple environmental service that provides daily litter cleanup for property management companies. Our service is performed after hours on foot using unique hand tools. Almost as easy to do as going for a walk!

I started this business in 1981 as a side hustle with little money, education, and skills but plenty of passion, patience, and persistence. I quickly grew this gig into a successful full-time one-man operation, then scaled it into a yearly 6 figure business that utilizes an army of people to keep my city litter-free.

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Brian Winch, on starting CleanLots.com ($40,000/month) full story ➜

16. Start a clothing line ($60K/year)

Joseph Dilecce from Canada started Choast over 4 years ago, a clothing line.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $5,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $2,000
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 5

The backstory to the creation of Choast came from a long time of smoking weed with friends and being around people you can be yourself with. This is a very important aspect to us because being able to be yourself and not have the stress of being judged by your peers or friends really allows that person to be who they truly are.

We created the brand to welcome all, we want every customer to have the experience we would love to have walking into a store or entering an online site. Given Joseph’s and Gianfranco’s friendship being very strong and them having full-time jobs, the 2 young entrepreneurs kicked off “Choast”.

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Joseph Dilecce, on starting Choast ($5,000/month) full story ➜

17. Start a graphic design app ($1.02M/year)

Christopher Gimmer from Canada started Snappa about 6 years ago, a graphic design app.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $85,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 4

Hey there! My name is Christopher Gimmer and I’m the co-founder of Snappa - a SaaS app that helps non-designer create online graphics in a snap. We make it super easy to create graphics for social media, ads, blogs, and more!

We officially launched on November 23, 2015 and we’re currently doing over $55k USD in monthly recurring revenue (MRR).

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Christopher Gimmer, on starting Snappa ($85,000/month) full story ➜

18. Start a women's clothing line ($540K/year)

Karen Lee from Canada started Leze Apparel Inc. almost 4 years ago, a women's clothing line.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $45,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $5,000
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 0

I’m Karen from LEZE the Label. We're creators of comfortable living through recycled workwear that feel like pajamas. Our line consists of pants, tops, blazers, jumpsuits, and blazers — but our hero products are pants. Our community of women embodies the modern working woman between the ages of 25-50 years old. Whether you’re a freelancer, entrepreneur, mother extraordinaire, or building your corporate dreams, it’s evident today’s career path is taking on new forms, and we exist to meet you there.

Today, we are growing at a steady rate of 30% every month and are projected to revenue 3x more than in 2019. But guess what? 6 months ago, we were in over US$180,000 of production debt with hardly any means to pay it off.

Photo by Brian Van Wyk

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Karen Lee, on starting Leze Apparel Inc. ($45,000/month) full story ➜

19. Start a leather business ($900K/year)

Ryan Popoff from Canada started Popov Leather almost 9 years ago, a leather business.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $75,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 10

My name is Ryan Popoff and I am the owner and maker at Popov Leather. We are a Canadian company that makes and sells small leather goods online. The majority of our sales are focused on direct-to-consumer and almost entirely in the USA.

Since 2013, our business has been doubling in revenue year-over-year with 2018 generating over $850k in revenue. In particular, November was our highest grossing month with over $140,000 in sales. That’s a lot of wallets!

Our top selling products are (you probably guessed) wallets. People love a great quality wallet backed by our amazing customer service.

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Ryan Popoff, on starting Popov Leather ($75,000/month) full story ➜

20. Start a podcast production company ($240K/year)

Jeremy Enns from Canada started Counterweight Creative over 5 years ago, a podcast production company.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $20,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0

Hey there! I’m Jeremy Enns, the founder and Storyteller In Chief at Counterweight Creative, a podcast production and strategy agency.

We specialize in simplifying the process of producing a podcast for busy companies, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders, working closely to guide and assist them during the launch and setup phase, and then taking on the bulk of the production work once the show is live.

I started the company 3 years ago, in 2016 with one client, making $15/hour and have grown into a team of 10 contractors producing more than 30 shows per week with revenue of over $10K/mo.

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Jeremy Enns, on starting Counterweight Creative ($20,000/month) full story ➜

21. Start a blog ($24K/year)

Mark St. James from Canada started On Your Mark over 12 years ago, a blog.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $2,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $2,000
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

My name is Mark St. James and I started On Your Mark, a men’s travel, style, and skincare blog in 2008. The premise was vastly different in its infancy than what it is now, but the concept of providing honest, satirical writing and product reviews has remained the same.

My content is the product I “sell.” My honest reviews of products and clothing are a value add for clueless men wanting to learn more about skincare routines, how to tie a tie, or simply how to clean your shoes. Though the reader doesn’t pay me directly, their presence on my site generates ad revenue and the companies that want their products featured on my blog pay a fair price.

My unique writing style and honest criticism of fashion have landed me on a slew of news outlets including CNN, CBC’s The National, Global News, and ET Canada to name a few. With 140,000+ fans, friends, views, and followers, I’ve managed to generate a monthly income of around $2,000 with peaks and valleys.

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Mark St. James, on starting On Your Mark ($2,000/month) full story ➜

22. Start a cannabis business ($3M/year)

Bjorn Dawson from Canada started Grobo over 7 years ago, a cannabis business.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $250,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 11

Hey! My name’s Bjorn Dawson and I’m a Co-Founder at Grobo. We make smart hydroponic growing systems that enable anyone to easily grow food and cannabis at home.

Our flagship products are the Grobo Premium and GroboSolid grow boxes. They’re roughly the size of a water cooler and designed to fit perfectly into any home. Our customers are generally cannabis consumers, either for medical or recreational reasons, that are looking for a consistent and high-quality supply of flowers. While many of them have never grown cannabis before, we do have some advanced growers who use our system to play with hydroponics for the first time.

Today, we’re making $165K per month and increasing quickly. After 18 months of fulfilling backorders, we finally caught up with the initial demand and have been able to build an inventory. This is now enabling us to bring on more sales channels each week to boost our sales. In addition, our systems require Grobo Nutrients to function. With more and more units coming online every day, we’re seeing our consumables revenue crossing the $10,000 per month mark and growing steadily.

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Bjorn Dawson, on starting Grobo ($250,000/month) full story ➜

23. Start a children footwear brand ($3M/year)

Lisa Will from Canada started Stonz over 17 years ago, a children footwear brand.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $250,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $150,000
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 7

My name is Lisa Will and I am the founder of Stonz, a baby and children vegan footwear and accessories brand. I live in and love Vancouver, BC. I am called a Mompreneur but really I was a person always wanting my own business but having a child kickstarted my entrepreneurial journey for me. I’m good at just being an entrepreneur!.

I am passionate about my family, the outdoors, all things sports, and my business! I won’t be talking to you about balance, how easy it is, or having it all at the same time. Having your own business is about taking a passion, creating a space for you to build, or solve for a problem. It is also to experience life as an entrepreneur. This means living and dying by each decision you make. It is the most accountable position I have ever known.

Balance is a popular topic without an answer. That is each of your own experiences. What I do know is for me it was more about remembering what is finite; time, quality experiences, and health. Even money can be made and lost.

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Lisa Will, on starting Stonz ($250,000/month) full story ➜

24. Start an online food business ($54K/year)

Katie Young from Canada started Klondike Kettle Corn almost 7 years ago, an online food business.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $4,500/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

Hi! My name is Katie Young and I am the owner and operator of Klondike Kettle Corn. We are a company that sells a ready-made gourmet popcorn throughout the Yukon Territory and now online across Canada.

Our business started out at the Fireweed Community Market in 2010. Since then, we have been supplying Whitehorse with our Sweet and Salty kettle corn. We now have our products being sold across the territory in grocery stores, service stations, coffee shops and tasting rooms. Our product line has grown to include over 30 different flavour combinations, including Yukon made or harvested ingredients like spruce tips and cranberry bitters!

We bring in about 2 ½ tonnes of kernels every year to provide the Yukon with kettle corn. Last year our revenue increased 67%, and our first quarter this year is already up 39% from our first quarter last year.

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Katie Young, on starting Klondike Kettle Corn ($4,500/month) full story ➜

25. Start a bedding company ($24M/year)

Aaron Spivak from Canada started Hush Blankets about 3 years ago, a bedding company.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $2,000,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $200,000
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 20

Hey there! We’re two young entrepreneurs from Toronto working hard to control this "side hustle" which is rapidly turning into our main business because of it’s fast growth.

Our product, Hush Blankets, is a weighted blanket that when placed on you, helps instantly reduce anxiety, stress, and insomnia. Our customers are mainly people looking to buy this for their spouses that can’t sleep, or as gifts for other family members. Usually women above 40.

We’ve grown fast, averaging 300% month over month growth, rapidly expanding into new ecommerce channels as well.

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Aaron Spivak, on starting Hush Blankets ($2,000,000/month) full story ➜

26. Start a food distribution business ($120K/year)

Milen Yordanov from Canada started Destinature over 6 years ago, a food distribution business.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $10,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $10,000
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

My name is Milen Yordanov and my main business objective is to seek out and bring to the Northern American market the finest health-oriented products made in my country of origin - Bulgaria. My partners and suppliers are all passionate artisans always ready to go the extra mile for their (our clients). I know most of them personally, have visited their facilities and have seen with my eyes the care and attention they put in creating their products.

My main flagship is a brand of organic vegan chocolate with superfoods called Benjamissimo. It is Kosher as well and has No Trace of gluten, lactose, or soy. The main customers for this line are people who care about what they eat, do some research before they buy, and enjoy the unique taste of the wholesome ingredients in the chocolate.

We sold $120,000 worth of chocolate last year, expecting to surpass this number despite the global crisis.

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Milen Yordanov, on starting Destinature ($10,000/month) full story ➜

27. Start a mom blog ($30K/year)

Asia Crawford from Canada started Frugal and Frills over 3 years ago, a mom blog.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $2,500/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

My name is Asia Crawford and I am a Motherhood, Life, and Travel blogger that resides in Vancouver, Canada. I am a wife and mother to two sweet little girls aged 4 and 2!

I started my blog back in July of 2018 to help mothers feel like they can relate to someone, to share budgeting and frugal life and travel tips, and just to have fun!

I tried to build this unique niche in being a frugal motherhood blog where I incorporate how we live in this expensive city but how we do because we are frugal and big-budget people. In just two years of blogging, I have been able to help my family financially by bringing in anywhere between $1,500 - $3,000 extra dollars every month and have been able to grow at a really quick rate.

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Asia Crawford , on starting Frugal and Frills ($2,500/month) full story ➜

28. Start a watch brand ($300K/year)

Ronnie Teja from Canada started Branzio almost 4 years ago, a watch brand.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $25,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 10

Hey guys, my name is Ronnie Teja and I am the Founder and CEO of Branzio Watches.

I work with a 100% remote team of over 10 people, and my main base so to say would be Vancouver, Canada. I started Branzio with an inspiration to provide men and women quality watches for a good price with the best service possible.

My focus is primarily men's fashion watches, which are made with the best quality materials which we source to China to assemble the watches. Our watches are designed here in Vancouver, BC and manufactured in China.

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Ronnie Teja, on starting Branzio ($25,000/month) full story ➜

29. Become a facebook ads consultant ($62.4M/year)

Kean Graham from Canada started MonetizeMore almost 12 years ago, a Facebook ads consultant.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $5,200,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 190

I’m the Founder & CEO of MonetizeMore. I started MonetizeMore in 2010 with the goal to build a bootstrapped business that would dramatically increase ad revenues for publishers.

Over the years, I perfected the proprietary MonetizeMore ad optimization model which has surpassed $20M annual revenues by increasing ad revenues for hundreds of publisher networks in over 40 countries.

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Kean Graham, on starting MonetizeMore ($5,200,000/month) full story ➜

30. Start a pcb circuit business ($3M/year)

Alroy Almeida from Canada started Voltera over 8 years ago, a pcb circuit business .

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $250,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $500,000
  • Founders: 4
  • Employees: 20

Hey! I’m Alroy from Voltera. We make electronics manufacturing equipment.

Wait… most people begin to yawn when they hear “manufacturing” and “supply chain” so let's try this again: Voltera designs and builds a circuit printer that shrinks an entire electronics factory down to the size of a laptop.

We have thousands of units in over 65 countries being used by hardware businesses of all sizes to bring new ideas to market faster, academic and government researchers for breakthrough technologies, and educators in high schools, colleges, and universities to train the engineers of the future.

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Alroy Almeida, on starting Voltera ($250,000/month) full story ➜

31. Start a luggage storage business ($780K/year)

Eugene Veeden from Canada started BagsAway Luggage Storage about 4 years ago, a luggage storage business.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $65,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 2

BagsAway Luggage Storage is a marketplace that connects travelers and city locals with convenient, secure, on-demand bag storage locations across key cities. Utilizing the principles of the sharing economy we partner with local shops and businesses that monetize existing free-space by offering hourly/daily storage on location. We keep about 60% of all revenues while the storage partners keep the rest. With BagsAway locations in place, travelers and locals can now win precious hours back by conveniently dropping their bags at a location of their choice around the city, freeing their hands and their time to explore, experience, and sightsee without their bags in the way. Our overarching vision is to change people's relationship with things that weigh them down during travel and on the go.

We have stored over 150,000 bags for travelers thus far and have expanded to over 50+ cities and going strong! Our plan this year is to expand worldwide, with new funding and new members joining our company.

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Eugene Veeden, on starting BagsAway Luggage Storage ($65,000/month) full story ➜

32. Start a bathroom appliance business ($120K/year)

Ahmad Iqbal from Canada started Nadeef Bidet over 6 years ago, a bathroom appliance business.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $10,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0

My name is Ahmad Iqbal and I started Nadeef Bidet two years ago. I am 29 years old, and I’m currently based in Mississauga, a suburb of Toronto, Canada.

Nadeef is a hand-held bidet company. Its purpose is to provide a hygienic bathroom experience. A bidet is like a mini shower you can use while you’re on the toilet. Without getting too graphic, just like you wouldn’t just wipe off chocolate cake from a plate with a kleenex and call it clean, I don’t think it makes sense for bathroom users to just use toilet paper.

Currently, we’re growing slow and steady. The first year was quite slow because I was still figuring things out, 2016 was a lot better, and 2017 has also been great. It’s growing every year, and each year I’m having to spend less time marketing it.

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Ahmad Iqbal, on starting Nadeef Bidet ($10,000/month) full story ➜

33. Start a proposal software app ($6.84M/year)

Kyle Racki from Canada started Proposify almost 9 years ago, a proposal software app.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $570,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 76

I’m Kyle Racki, CEO and co-founder of Proposify. Proposify is an online business proposal SaaS (software as a service) company that streamlines the process of creating, sending, and closing proposals, quotes, contracts, and other sales documents. We do this by making the process of creating documents faster and more efficient, and by allowing sales teams to send out beautiful, professional sales documents and get them signed.

We currently serve over 8,000 customers, have 75 employees based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and do over $7M in annual recurring revenue (and growing).

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Kyle Racki, on starting Proposify ($570,000/month) full story ➜

34. Become a shopify app developer ($1.8K/year)

Mukul Verma from Canada started Mokool Apps over 1 year ago, a shopify app developer.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $150/ month
  • Starting Costs: $3,000
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

Hello my name is Mukul Verma and I run Mokool Apps and we have expanded to create apps for the Shopify App Store. We released our first Shopify app on May 1, 2020, which was Translate Pro.

Our customers are Shopify store owners who are looking to attract new customers and take their store internationally by relating to their customers in their local language. Our goal is to make it easy for store owners to relate to their customers in their native language and support them, resulting in making their store a success.

We are currently making $150 a month and our focus right now is on building the fundamentals for a huge business. In the first month Translate Pro was live we made many changes. These included adding a support software system, changing the onboarding from showing our simple features that solve problems, added analytics software, and much more which was not planned on launch. This all came from listening to our customers and following the data for Translate Pro.

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Mukul Verma, on starting Mokool Apps ($150/month) full story ➜

35. Start a water filter store ($2.4M/year)

Jay Vasantharajah from Canada started PureFilters over 6 years ago, a water filter store.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $200,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $1,000
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 4

My name is Jay Vasantharajah and I am the co-founder of PureFilters.

PureFilters is an online supplier of furnace filters in Canada, we carry a wide selection of the best brands and ship directly to homeowners. We cut out big-box retailers and HVAC contractors in order to provide homeowners with the best prices possible and unmatched convenience.

Through rigorous process building, investments in automation and utilization of outsourcing, my co-founder and I are able to manage this $60k/mo business with less than 10-12 hours spent per week collectively.

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Jay Vasantharajah, on starting PureFilters ($200,000/month) full story ➜

36. Start a pool installation service ($360K/year)

Dan Stewart from Canada started Dundas Valley Pools over 5 years ago, a pool installation service.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $30,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

I’m Dan Stewart and I’m the founder of Dundas Valley Pools. We help homeowners with swimming pools in Southern Ontario, Canada maximize the summers in their backyard. We do this by providing personalized, on-site services such as pool openings/ closings, pool maintenance, equipment installations, pool renovations, and new pool installations. Since our humble beginnings in May of 2016 we have serviced 350+ pools, opened and closed 200+ pools, and have installed tons of high-quality pool equipment, pool liners, and winter safety covers for happy customers throughout Southern Ontario.

Although Dundas Valley Pools began as a company focusing solely on pool openings and closings, we have confidently moved into more and more technical services such as leak detection and repair, liner repair and installation, winter safety cover installations, and pool/backyard renovations. We plan to begin our first in-ground pool installs this year in 2020. We are also in the process of discussing a partnership opportunity with another local pool business which is pretty darn exciting.

Dundas Valley Pools has grown from a company producing very little revenue in 2016 to a company that is earning an average of $8000/ month net revenue during the on-season. This year we hope to actually double that number. This is due to our expansion into more technical services as well as taking on larger jobs-- namely, new pool installations.

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Dan Stewart, on starting Dundas Valley Pools ($30,000/month) full story ➜

37. Start a fulfillment by amazon business ($1.26M/year)

Danny Carlson from Canada started Kenji ROI about 5 years ago, a fulfillment by amazon business.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $105,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 20

My name is Danny Carlson, an Amazon FBA entrepreneur specializing in PPC Management & Listing Optimization. I founded the Amazon Seller Agency Kenji ROI in 2016 and have grown it to more than 10 team members including 5 full-time.

Kenji ROI has served 638+ Amazon sellers with product photography, video, copywriting, Amazon SEO, & Amazon PPC Management services, and has produced 1355+ Amazon product listings.

I’m also the host of the Actualize Freedom Podcast (Amazon FBA) & the Danny Carlson Podcast (building agencies, mindset, & lifestyle) completing more than 75 interviews with names like Daniel DiPiazza, Steve Sims, Manny Coats, & Kevin King.

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Danny Carlson, on starting Kenji ROI ($105,000/month) full story ➜

38. Start a waterbottle business ($636K/year)

Jesse Hambly from Canada started Pressa Inc. over 6 years ago, a waterbottle business.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $53,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $100,000
  • Founders: 3
  • Employees: 0

My name is Jesse Hambly, I’m 1 of 3 brothers working at Pressa Inc. Luke and Mason are full-time founders as well. We have a diverse background, Luke manages engineering and manufacturing duties. Mason is in charge of media, content creation and strategy, and I (Jesse) oversee marketing, operations, and customer relations. We’ve been in business since 2015 where we’ve been selling our flagship product, Pressa Bottle. Pressa Bottle is a unique water bottle that allows the user to juice and press real fruit into any beverage.

Our company operates at just over $50k per month and we do this primarily through our .com and Amazon. We do sell in a few retailers which are Saks Fifth Avenue, Dillards and Uncommon Goods. The product lends itself well to the healthy/active crowd but we also sell a lot of units for flavored cocktails.

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Jesse Hambly, on starting Pressa Inc. ($53,000/month) full story ➜

39. Start an art business ($10.5K/year)

Justin Erickson from Canada started Justin Erickson Art almost 5 years ago, an art business.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $876/ month
  • Starting Costs: $7,025
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

Hi! My name is Justin Erickson and I am what you would call an independent artist.

My studio is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I operate under the name of Justin Erickson Art. I’m best known for my traditional artwork. Specifically for the way, I depict butterflies, moths, and birds. I sell to art admirers of all ages, small to medium businesses, collectors, etc.

Despite the global pandemic, I am consistently earning between $500-$1,500 a month. That is down from last year, but it’s certainly not as glum as I was expecting when this all started.

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Justin Erickson, on starting Justin Erickson Art ($876/month) full story ➜

40. Start a recruiting agency ($3.48M/year)

Sharon Koifman from Canada started DistantJob over 13 years ago, a recruiting agency.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $290,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 26

My name is Sharon Koifman, and I am the president of DistantJob. DistantJob is a unique recruitment agency that specializes in finding remote employees. That means we go all over the world to find outstanding talent who works remotely for our clients.

To make a clear distinction - because confusion often arises on this point - this is not outsourced talent, they are not freelancers, they are not people who fly from across the world to move into the client’s office. These are full-time, permanent employees who would work directly for our client companies, focusing on their processes and culture.

The next big question is: why remote? Well, when you work with remote, it gives you access to the world and with that comes a much bigger pool of talent. This means you get to find much better people faster, and you also get the benefit of working with countries where the cost of living is lower. On top of it there is a huge body of research showing that remote people are happier and more independent, and that reflects on their productivity.

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Sharon Koifman, on starting DistantJob ($290,000/month) full story ➜

41. Start an embroidery business ($120K/year)

Mike Lecky from Canada started Vagabond Heart over 4 years ago, an embroidery business.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $10,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $2,000
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0

Hi! My name is Mike, and I’m a serial entrepreneur living in Montreal, Canada. I run Vagabond Heart, a company that makes modern vintage-inspired travel patches and stickers to help your luggage stand out on a the carousel.

I started the company just under two years ago, and we’ve been growing at a 100+% growth rate ever since. Currently we sell just over $5,000 per month worth of patches and stickers.

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Mike Lecky, on starting Vagabond Heart ($10,000/month) full story ➜

42. Start a camera buying guide ($12K/year)

Itai Danan from Canada started Cybernium Inc. over 16 years ago, a camera buying guide.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $1,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $350
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

Hello! This is Itai Danan founder of Cybernium Inc. This tech company builds desktop and server software, including performing full-stack web-development. We publish several of our own websites too. Cybernium was created in 1995, registered as a company, and fully incorporated in 2016.

Neocamera is our flagship online property. This publication spans thousands of webpages and sees up to 1.3 million unique monthly visitors. For consumers, Neocamera is a digital camera review and resource website with multiple buying guides, numerous digital camera reviews, many photography articles, and an extensive camera and lens database which powers the most sophisticated search engine and comparison tools for digital cameras and lenses.

For customers, Neocamera showcases our full-stack web-development capabilities with its outstanding speed, powerful features, intuitive user-experience, and sleek design, plus end-to-end management.

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Itai Danan, on starting Cybernium Inc. ($1,000/month) full story ➜

43. Start a coffee roasting business ($90K/year)

Michael Russo from Canada started Firebean Coffee Roasters almost 7 years ago, a coffee roasting business.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $7,500/ month
  • Starting Costs: $1,500
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 1

Hey!, My name is Michael Russo and I’m a Coffee Pedaler. My family and I run a pedal-powered coffee roastery in Canada’s beautiful Yukon Territory.

We call it Firebean Coffee Roasters and what makes us different is that we use a stationary bicycle and wood-fire to roast our small batches of coffee off-grid in the Boreal Forest. We liken it to a maple sugar shack, but for coffee. It’s low tech and high Craft and we love surprising people with great coffee made with rudimentary equipment.

Our flagship product is freshly roasted Fair Trade and Organic Coffee, Particularly the BUSHFIRE BLEND FIREWEED BLEND and our DARK roast. We love doing local collaborations some of those include a beer with Winterlong Brewing, coffee soaps with Berry Blue Toes Apothocary, a coffee sour with Deep Dark Wood brewing and an espresso biscotti with Yukon Chocolate Company. This is to name a few!

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Michael Russo, on starting Firebean Coffee Roasters ($7,500/month) full story ➜

44. Start a niche blog ($48K/year)

Bryn Connor from Canada started I should have said ago, a niche blog.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $4,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

One day I was at the planetarium with my two sons, who were 4 and 6 at the time, and my older son commented to me that a picture of earth from space was ugly. I didn’t think much of it until another boy came up to me and told me that my son had said the earth looked ugly. I told him that my son was entitled to his opinion thinking it wasn’t a big deal.

Two minutes later the boy’s father stomps on over to where I am sitting with my kids and starts yelling at me in front of twenty other families! He is screaming “How dare you talk to my son like that! I can see why your husband left you, he didn’t want to be with someone like you.”

Everyone in the room was staring at me, it was horrifying and I was so embarrassed with all eyes in the room on me. I had lost my wedding ring a couple of months before. I pathetically replied, “I am still married, I just lost my wedding ring.”

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Bryn Connor, on starting I should have said ($4,000/month) full story ➜

45. Start a gardening tools company ($180K/year)

Dr. Michele M. Morgan from Canada started THE MAXBIT almost 6 years ago, a gardening tools company.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $15,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $5,000
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 5

My name is Michele Morton and I am the inventor and founder of THE MAXBIT. With THE MAXBIT, we’ve introduced new technology in the garden industry.

THE MAXBIT attaches to a household drill. When the drill is engaged and THE MAXBIT goes in the ground the patented blade technology turns the dirt down and forms a perfect hole every time.

THE MAXBIT went from a little over $13, 000 in sales its first full year to over $60,000 in sales by the end of the second quarter the second year!

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Dr. Michele M. Morgan, on starting THE MAXBIT ($15,000/month) full story ➜

46. Start a social media automation business ($3M/year)

Justin Hartzman from Canada started Needls over 7 years ago, a social media automation business.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $250,000/ month
  • Founders: 3
  • Employees: 11

Hey! My name is Justin Hartzman and I’m the CEO & Co-Founder of Needls Media. We’re the Internet’s FIRST Robo ad agency so we use AI and data science to automate social media advertising. What does that mean? It means that after answering just a few quick questions, Needls will build anywhere from 50-500 ad campaigns in real time. Next? Businesses then launch these campaigns and watch qualified leads roll on in… It’s as easy as that!

There are currently 90M SMBs with a Facebook business page, however, only 7M are currently advertising on there. We are targeting the 83M not currently advertising. Generally, these SMBs are not advertising on Facebook because of one of the following three reasons:

  1. it’s too challenging
  2. hiring an ad agency is too expensive for an SMB owner on a tight budget, or
  3. they’ve tried other social media advertising platforms to no success because these tend to also be tools for experienced marketers.

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Justin Hartzman, on starting Needls ($250,000/month) full story ➜

47. Start a franchise development business ($120K/year)

Andrew Hoffman from Canada started My Franchise Partners about 7 years ago, a franchise development business.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $10,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 2

Hello, my name is Andrew Hoffman. I am the founder of My Franchise Partners.

My Franchise Partners is a $15-20K/month consulting agency focused on helping people understand the franchise industry before they take the plunge and invest in a franchise.

I help people find the best franchise for them through in-depth research, analysis, and due diligence. The best choice is always an informed choice.

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Andrew Hoffman, on starting My Franchise Partners ($10,000/month) full story ➜

48. Start a freelance app development business ($600K/year)

Cam Upson from Canada started Appsitude almost 7 years ago, a freelance app development business.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $50,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 8

Hey! Well to start my name is Cameron Upson, and I am a 22-year-old entrepreneur. I recently acquired an app development company called Appsitude that a friend of mine started. I am not the original founder but I think of myself as one as I had to completely restart the company from the ground up and get it moving again.

It sat stagnant for a year or so when the former CEO moved on to another project as app development wasn't his calling in life. I have really been there since the beginning of everything and plan on being there all the way through until we are one of the biggest app development companies in the world. We tend to do quite a lot of B2B but we also really enjoy doing B2C as the app ideas can always get to the next level! We are currently doing around $30,000 to $50,000 a month and have big plans to continue our growth, watch out world.

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Cam Upson, on starting Appsitude ($50,000/month) full story ➜

49. Start a career coaching business ($36K/year)

Nissar Ahamed from Canada started CareerMetis.com over 6 years ago, a career coaching business.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $3,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $100
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

My name is Nissar Ahamed, and I am the Founder and CEO of CareerMetis.com.

CareerMetis.com is an online publication geared towards job seekers and freelancers.

Our primary audience is between 18-35yrs old (young professionals. They are either looking for a new job or gig, or they already have a job and want to take it to the next level.

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Nissar Ahamed, on starting CareerMetis.com ($3,000/month) full story ➜

50. Start a phone case business ($1.5M/year)

JP Brousseau from Canada started Phone Loops almost 8 years ago, a phone case business.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $125,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 5

Hi, my name is Jean-Philippe Brousseau, I’m a 34-year-old entrepreneur from Canada. I’m the founder and owner of phoneloops.com — our online shop sells universal smartphone straps that provide a secure yet relaxed grip on any mobile device, in a fashionable way. We mainly sell through Shopify and Amazon, offering both direct-to-consumer phone accessories and custom promotional swag for businesses.

Our top seller is the Ninja Loop Phone Grip, which is designed to seamlessly secure your phone on your fingers — helping you to avoid hundreds of dollars in phone repairs and allowing a smooth one-handed grip on your phone.

We’ve been in business since 2014 after a successful Kickstarter campaign, and we’ve grown exponentially every year since. As of 2020, we’ve sold millions of Loops in over 100 countries and partnered with great brands for Custom Loops, such as Microsoft, Adobe, The New York Times, L’Oréal, Caterpillar, Airbnb, Netflix, and Disney just to name a few.

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JP Brousseau, on starting Phone Loops ($125,000/month) full story ➜

51. Start a watch brand ($72K/year)

Steve Christensen from Canada started NOVO watch almost 6 years ago, a watch brand.

  • Country: Canada
  • Revenue: $6,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0

My name is Steve Christensen and I hand make watches using reclaimed materials such as railroad tracks, military tanks and any other piece of material that has historical significance.

Our flagship product has definitely been our watches crafted from repurposed train tracks. Living in an area that was developed by and for the rail industry, there are a lot of ties to it and pulls on the heartstrings of many, including CP Rail! Recently we became the official watchmakers of CP Rail because of this product.

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Steve Christensen, on starting NOVO watch ($6,000/month) full story ➜

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