60 Mother and Daughter Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2022]

60 Mother and Daughter Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2022]

Interested in starting a mother and daughter business in 2022?

We put together 60 of the best mother and daughter businesses you can start in today.

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples of other mother and daughter businesses to help you see what it really takes.

Here's the full list:

1. Start a bridal accessories store ($600K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$50,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$100
Skills
Business model

Vivian Chan from San Francisco, California, USA started East Meets Dress over 4 years ago, a bridal accessories store.

  • Revenue: $50,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Case Study

My co-founder, Jenn, and I met and became best friends during our freshman year at Yale. After graduation, Jenn had started her career at Google before working at several smaller startups and then joining a coding bootcamp. I started my career in education and nonprofits before joining an early stage startup that was later acquired by Facebook. Around this time, Jenn and I started working on the concept that would later become East Meets Dress.

When we first started, we had no experience in fashion, e-commerce, or entrepreneurship. We simply had our own experiences as consumers.

The idea for East Meets Dress (EMD) originated from Jenn’s personal struggles when she was looking for a modern version of the cheongsam, a traditional Chinese wedding dress. She wanted to wear a cheongsam for her wedding tea ceremony to honor her parents and heritage but finding a modern design that fit her aesthetics turned out to be near impossible. At the time, her options were limited to suspicious onlines sites or stores in Chinatown with poor service and a narrow selection. Ultimately, Jenn resorted to custom making her cheongsam at a local tailor. I was her Maid of Honor and we both felt that Asian-American brides shouldn’t have to be confined to low-quality options or scouring Yelp to find the one tailor who could make a quality cheongsam from scratch.

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2. Start a sewing and alteration business ($12K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
Skills

Saara Hafeez from New York, New York, USA started ALTRD over 4 years ago, a sewing and alteration business.

  • Revenue: $1,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: New York, New York, USA

Case Study

We’ve been friends for awhile - we met right out of college in New York and stayed close even though we took fairly different professional paths.

Saara worked in the corporate world for a number of years before moving to Mexico where she launched a jewelry business aimed at rehabilitating sex trafficking survivors. Stephanie was a business consultant before going to law school and becoming a corporate lawyer; along the way, she launched an argan oil company that empowers women in Morocco.

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3. Create a web development course ($72K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$500 — $6,000/month
Skills

Seth Kramer from Washington D.C., DC, USA started No Code MBA over 2 years ago, a web development course.

  • Revenue: $6,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Washington D.C., DC, USA

Case Study

I’ve been an entrepreneur for almost 10 years now - I started my first business in college - a meal plan service for college students. I worked on it on nights and weekends while I had a full-time job at a startup, eventually grew it to a 7-figure business, and was able to become a full-time entrepreneur.

I’m always looking for different tools and opportunities, and have been using many no-code tools including Zapier, Typeform and Squarespace before “no-code” was a trend.

About a year ago I came across Glide, a no-code tool to build apps using a google sheet as the backend. At the time, I was looking for a new side-project to start and decided to create a conference app business using Glide called ConferenceTap

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4. Start a dermatology business ($12M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$250,000
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model

Scott R. Melamed from Penfield, New York, USA started ProMD Health almost 4 years ago, a dermatology business.

  • Revenue: $1,000,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 28
  • Location: Penfield, New York, USA

Case Study

The concept for ProMD Health was initially created by my partner Dr. George Gavrila. Believe it or not, he began by treating toenail fungus using a single laser in a 1 room medical office. He was our first receptionist, medical assistant, and physician. He saved every penny he could from that to get trained in Botox and thus ProMD Health was born. We are now one of if not the largest purchasers of Botox and Dermal fillers in the Mid-Atlantic and one of the top practice groups in the country.

From day one he had the dream of building a company that brought the flourishing industry of Aesthetic Dermatology to more than just the elite while also finding a way to bring the power back to the physician so that they could own their own practice and share in his dream in light of heavy pressure to join ever growing HMOs or multi-physician owned large practice groups.

But he couldn’t do it alone, he recognized the need for a partner.

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5. Start a boutique ($396K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$10,000 — $33,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$100
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Kara Brook Brown from Maryland, USA started Waxing Kara almost 10 years ago, a boutique.

  • Revenue: $33,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 3
  • Location: Maryland, USA

Case Study

Waxing Kara grew organically from my work as an artist. I paint with encaustic, a paint made with beeswax, and in 2010, I started beekeeping on Maryland’s Eastern Shore to harvest wax for my encaustic paintings.

I became captivated by honey production and the plight of honey bees in this country. I learned about the importance of bees to the sustainability of our food supply, and the preciousness of honey, especially its nurturing and healing properties. Before launching Waxing Kara, I became a honey bee advocate and began raising bees on a small scale and have increased each year until 2020 when I will manage 18 hives on our 102-acre farm on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. For the bees, I began planting food sources such as sunflower, bergamot, and lavender. The goal was to cultivate a complex, organic environment that provides bees essential nutrients through nature. We have planted at least 40 acres of wildflowers, fruit trees, and berry bushes, an incredible habitat all for bees (and other winged creatures) with consistent blooms from May through October.

There isn’t one single life experience or educational achievement that has put me where I am today. Instead, it’s been a series of inspirations along the way. There was no master plan. In hindsight, everything that happened has flowed like honey to lead me down this path.

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6. Start a lingerie business ($62.9K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $37,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$9,250
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Jessica Ding from New York, USA started LoveLornLingerie over 8 years ago, a lingerie business.

  • Revenue: $5,245/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: New York, USA

Case Study

I graduated from Pratt Institute in 2012 with a degree in fashion design, focusing on costume design.

At the time, I just wanted a job that could support my life in New York City - stability, a salary, healthcare, that whole thing. While I’d have loved to get a job in costume design, that’s tougher to get into without connections.

Being able to change is, in and of itself, a trust in your innate abilities to grow in ANY field, rather than shackling yourself to one particular look.

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7. Make a body care products ($73.2K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$300 — $200,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$176,111
Time To Revenue
330 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Wendy Mackenzie from Peacham started Everlasting Herb Farm over 19 years ago, a body care products.

  • Revenue: $6,100/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 2
  • Location: Peacham

Case Study

My interest in herbalism started when I was teaching health in 1998 and an herbalist guest speaker came into my classroom. Isabelle Hadley showed my high school students beautiful jars of dried herbs and passed around small vials of plant-based essential oils. She talked about using these beneficial plants for health and beauty, as healthier alternatives to products many of us were using in our daily lives. Everything smelled so good and I was captivated. I followed Isabelle out of the classroom and took her 6 Saturday long course at her cozy log cabin in the woods. We learned about plants and made herbal products. I had found my passion.

Supporting pollinators is a big part of what we do here at Everlasting Herb Farm. We give back to help the plants that help support us.

Five years later in 2003, with the help of my friend, Mary Ellen Reis, Everlasting Herb Farm was born. We met while volunteering for our local school’s parent/teacher group when our children were little. We went to Pickety Place in New Hampshire one day, which is where you can enjoy a fabulous 5-course herbal lunch, walk through greenhouses, and wander gift shops designed around herbal themes. On the long, three hour drive home, we chatted about starting our own herbal business.

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8. Start a clothing line ($12K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000 — $9,975,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$20,228
Skills

Paul from Osaka started Ishihara Design over 4 years ago, a clothing line.

  • Revenue: $1,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Osaka

Case Study

The story is actually pretty interesting, I had just finished my studies and was on my way to go to Japan with NO plans, money, or job/school. I had literally nothing going on in my life aside from music, which I was working on as a hobby.

In marketing the human element is really what makes it all work. I used to do giveaways monthly, sharing all the UGC on social media.

I had been playing with the idea of launching my own brand in the past, because I’ve always been drawn to fashion and anything creative, but didn't really know how to go on about doing so.

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9. Start a healthy drink business ($3.6M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$500 — $900,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$275,333
Skills
Business model

Deepak agarwal from New Delhi, Delhi, India started Auric over 4 years ago, a healthy drink business.

  • Revenue: $300,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 9
  • Location: New Delhi, Delhi, India

Case Study

The inflection point for me had its origins in both professional and personal life.

Most of my time at Unilever was spent with categories such as Haircare and Skincare. Customers buy brands in these categories for benefits like anti-dandruff. Surprisingly, the same customer ends up making purchases in foods due to taste & refreshment alone. Shouldn’t we be carrying more about the benefits of products that go in our bodies as compared to what goes over our bodies?

The second insight came from my personal life. A backbone fracture led me to three years of Physiotherapy which did not help. I turned towards Yoga and five years later, I came out not only a fitter person but also a changed being. That’s when I started learning and practicing Ayurveda.

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10. Start an antique business ($180K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$15,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$10,500
Skills
Business model

Tim Showalter from Indianapolis, Indiana, USA started Hoosierboy Restorations LLC over 9 years ago, a antique business.

  • Revenue: $15,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 4
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Case Study

At 10-years-old I saw a bicycle in a neighbor’s trash can and asked if I could have it. I ended up with two broken bikes and combined them to make one, which I rode and eventually sold.

In junior high school, I took woodshop and fell in love with woodworking. Evenings, my father, the school superintendent who had started out as a shop teacher, would take me to the school’s woodshop and we’d build furniture and Christmas presents and fix things.

Today, my career is based around restoring old bicycles, pedal cars, Coke machines as well as other items. I previously worked at Beech Grove schools doing education technology, but began to get burned out and wanted to do something that I really enjoyed. Around that same time a TV show called “American Restoration” was on the History Channel, and it inspired me. I thought, ‘Wow, that guy [on TV] is making a living at restorations, maybe I can do the same”. So I just kind of blindly cashed in my 401k and jumped into it not knowing what to do or how to run a business or anything like that. I started in my mom’s garage, and I put up a website right away.

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11. Start a party supply store ($4.8M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$25,000 — $400,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$500
Skills

Dean Salakas from Sydney NSW, Australia started The Party People over 36 years ago, a party supply store.

  • Revenue: $400,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 40
  • Location: Sydney NSW, Australia

Case Study

30 years ago, my mum was “Patches The Clown” catering for kids parties. Her passion for parties led her to open a small party store with my grandfather. From the age of 4, I was put to work filling small bags with sand for 5 cents each which would be used to weigh down helium balloons on tables.

We love change. Every time something changes, there is an opportunity for us to be early and capitalize while everyone else drags their feet.

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

How Much Can You Make?
$1,500 — $320,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$7,333
Time To Revenue
240 days
Business model

Ronnie Teja from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada started Branzio over 4 years ago, a watch brand.

  • Revenue: $25,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 10
  • Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Case Study

My family moved to Canada in May 2007 which makes me a first generation immigrant. I was 21 around the time, and I came from Mumbai, India where I already had a job in advertising.

I continued to experiment with drop shipping and other small ecommerce niches, till it hit me - I needed to build a brand, which was focused on longevity, I wanted to start a purpose-driven brand, not just any watch store.

In those days, Vancouver was still a small market and the opportunities in advertising and other related industry were very limited, so I got a job selling Indian (Punjabi) radio and for my first year in Vancouver, Canada. I took public transit to do sales at mom and pop Indian stores door to door to sell radio advertising.

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13. Become a wedding planner ($24K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $50,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$500
Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills
Business model

Lia chhabra from New Delhi, Delhi, India started Shaadivaale over 4 years ago, a wedding planner.

  • Revenue: $2,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 5
  • Location: New Delhi, Delhi, India

Case Study

So I got placed in a medium-sized private company in 2016 after my graduation and I served for about 4.5 years there. With the pandemic rising, I had to look for another job because things got messy there. So, I switched my job as I wasn’t still convinced to take the risk of doing my business full time. I switched and joined somewhere else as their Social Media Manager.

Being in a creative industry, and handling the digital marketing activities of the organizations gave me a great insight into how business is done. I started believing in the power of digitalization and how I was so good at it. This was the major reason why I even thought of setting up something like Shaadivaale in the first place.

I gained a lot of experience by working at my two employers and it took me 3 years to take my venture to a place where I started seeing results. It did not come easy but what surprised me most is that I wasn’t even willing to give up. Several other ideas were popping up in my mind but I never thought of the need to drop it and move onto the next one. I had my soul into it. It was clear.

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14. Start an online jewelry store ($4.62M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000 — $500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$37,500
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model

Nikolay Piriankov from London, England, United Kingdom started Taylor & Hart about 9 years ago, a online jewelry store.

  • Revenue: $385,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 27
  • Location: London, England, United Kingdom

Case Study

It all started many years ago in South Africa where I grew up, originally born in Bulgaria though. At the age of 17, I got a job as a sales representative in a diamond store tailored for Chinese customers. That was the first time when I developed an interest for diamonds. After finishing high school, I headed to the U.K. to study digital marketing.

During this period, me and my high school friend David Sutton decided to start several websites and e-commerce businesses while studying at the University of Manchester​. Some teenage experiments and years later I reunited with David and we decided to start a real venture this time. That’s how the brand Rare Pink ( the first name of Taylor & Hart) was born in 2013.

Think whether or not you need an investment and when exactly to make an investment round. An investment makes you grow faster and potentially bigger than growing organically, but you need to think about what you are getting into.

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15. Start a children's party planning business ($24K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
Skills

Louise Wild from Washington started The Little Teepee Company ago, a children's party planning business.

  • Revenue: $2,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Washington

Case Study

This is the first time we've tried anything completely different from our previous careers. We came to D.C at virtually the same time (Louise in August 2018 and Jane in September 2018) and literally bumped into each other at an Estate Sale in Chevy Chase! Two Brits queuing for furniture for their new rentals in D.C. We hit it off instantly and formed a lasting friendship that has now blossomed into a small business. A win, win.

Three-quarters of the way through our first year in D.C we’d settled our children into schools and gotten used to our husbands being away for a large part of the time-traveling internationally wasn’t a surprise as we knew it was part of the package, but it didn’t allow for a normal 9-5 job for a trailing spouse either. The great thing about the teepee parties was that we could book them in to fit around our schedules at times that we knew we could deliver and set up.

The idea first struck us while looking for ideas for birthday parties. We both have sons the same age and they were just old enough for sleepovers so we started searching. We came across the teepee parties through a friend of a friend who had set up a company in Northern Ireland offering Teepee Sleepovers there and discovered that there was nobody in D.C offering this service, so we decided to create our own. This was back in 2019 so we set to work coming up with party themes, creating a website (which neither of us had done before), and sourcing teepees and accessories. This took about 3 months and so by September 2019 we launched The Little Teepee Company.

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16. Start an event planning business ($420K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$35,000 — $400,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$19,725
Time To Revenue
240 days
Skills
Business model

Akshay Patel from Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA started Simply Decor and Events ago, a event planning business.

  • Revenue: $35,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 2
  • Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Case Study

I always had an eye for decor whether it was with my room, home, or anything. I was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM, and went to college at the University of New Mexico where I got my bachelor’s in Biology and a minor in Psychology. All along with my schooling, I was following the path to becoming a dentist which I thought was my passion and what I enjoyed. When I graduated high school I wanted to throw myself a big party. So my dad gave me a budget of $3,000 which had to include the venue, DJ, catering, bar, and decor.

I learned that when advertising you have to try different and unique ideas. From this you will learn what will work for your specific clientele, this process is a trial and error.

Of course, you know when you want a real fancy party the venue usually takes most of the budget, as it did. I was left with $200 for decor. I then began talking to decor companies and found that everything I wanted was not going to be possible with that amount. I thought out of the box and began making all my own decor.

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17. Start an organic food store

How Much Can You Make?
Time To Revenue
240 days
Skills
Business model

Examples of a successful organic food store:

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Case Study

Hi all! My name is Andrea and I’m the founder of Golden Root. I manufacture and sell a caffeine-free Turmeric Latte Mix in Denver, CO.

Currently, I sell Golden Root online from my e-commerce site and to over 50 coffee shops nationwide. After a very eventful and strong finish to 2018, Golden Root is making an average of $4k/mo.

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18. Become a face painter

Average Initial Investment
$10,000
Skills

Examples of a successful face painter:

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19. Start a consignment clothing store business

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20. Start a holiday decoration business

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21. Start a halloween retail shop business

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22. Start a vegan restaurant ($360K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$30,000 — $25,000,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$500,000
Skills
Business model

Examples of a successful vegan restaurant:

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Case Study

I am Wen, the founder, and president of House of Leaf & Bean, organic restaurant and cafe. I am passionate about Lifestyle Medicine due to my personal health journey. I believe that good lifestyle medicine is better than magic pills. "Let the medicine be the food; let the food be the medicine".

I’ve taken many leadership roles in organizations like Jacksonville Sister City Association, National Asian American PAC FL, Jacksonville Chinese Association, Jacksonville Mayor's Asian American Advisory Board, Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, Leadership Jacksonville, and more.

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23. Start a jewelry making instruction business

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24. Start an event planning training business

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25. Start a gold reseller shop business

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26. Start a handmade chocolate business

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27. Start a salad bar business

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28. Start a jewelry rental business

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29. Start a smoothie company

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30. Start a private nursery business

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31. Become a mobile makeup artist

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32. Start a pre-school business

How Much Can You Make?
$18,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful pre-school business:

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Case Study

My name is Ellis Annichine and I am the owner and CEO of New Sphere. We offer virtual preschool classes for children ages 2 - 6 years old. We currently have three separate programs: Toddler and Me (2 years old), It’s Circle Time (3-4 years old) and Kinder Prep (4-5 years old).

We currently have 100 customers and approximately $18,000 in MRR. We employ a team of 9 teachers who are located all across the United States.

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33. Start a cosmetic store ($102K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$8,500 — $490,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$800
Skills

Examples of a successful cosmetic store :

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Case Study

My name is Alexis Evans aka Da Mademoiselle. I am a native of South Florida who has started a cosmetic and skincare company named FBI Cosmetics d/b/a Flawlessly Beautiful Individual in the middle of a pandemic.

I am also the owner of Boss Talk Expo an annual expo and conference company. I branched out into the beauty industry, I started FBI Cosmetics off with just lipsticks and have progressed into the skincare business in December. I have grossed over $62,000 in sales. People ask where the name comes from and I tell people “it’s a crime to be so damn beautiful.”

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34. Start a booth rental makeup studio business

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35. Start a tanning salon business

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36. Start a nursing home/hospital business

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37. Start a makeup line production business

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38. Start a hot dog cart business

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39. Start an airport catering truck business

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40. Start a fashion design school business

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41. Start a nail manicure & pedicure kiosk business

Examples of a successful nail manicure & pedicure kiosk business:

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42. Start a foreign language training business

How Much Can You Make?
$91,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful foreign language training business:

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Case Study
  • Benny Lewis is a famous Irish polyglot and the creator of the language learning website Fluent in 3 Months.
  • He has appeared in numerous national media outlets, such as The New York Times, Business Insider, Forbes, LifeHacker, National Geographic, and the BBC.
  • This language learning website receives over 2 million visits monthly.
  • Benny is fluent in seven different languages. He shares the experiences of real people who struggle and succeed in learning foreign languages, including his own.

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43. Start a snack food kiosk

Examples of a successful snack food kiosk:

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44. Start a handbag design and manufacturing business

Examples of a successful handbag design and manufacturing business:

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45. Start a gourmet french fry stand business

Examples of a successful gourmet french fry stand business:

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Examples of a successful cookie dough cafe business:

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47. Start a vegan vending machine

Examples of a successful vegan vending machine:

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48. Start a maternity clothing business ($36K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
Skills

Examples of a successful maternity clothing business:

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Case Study

My name is Natalie and I am a wife, mama of two young children, and a Service Woman in the Royal New Zealand Air Force. In 2020 I conceived an idea to design maternity activewear for women to feel motivated to do physical activity to support their mental health. This is when Go Mama began.

All of the Go Mama clothing serves the purpose of being comfortable, supportive and functional to wear during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Our clothes are designed to expand as a mama progresses through pregnancy, and most of our tops have discreet zips so it is more accessible and convenient to breastfeed/nurse when you are on the go. Our main customers are pregnant women or those who are on their breastfeeding journey.

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49. Start a nail polish making business

Examples of a successful nail polish making business:

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50. Start a craft business

How Much Can You Make?
$800 — $80,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$1,300
Time To Revenue
270 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Examples of a successful craft business:

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Case Study

Hi, I’m Theresa the owner of the blog DIY Lifestyle. On my blog, I share dozens of gluten-free, vegan, paleo, raw vegan and healthy recipes, fun crafts & DIYs, helpful life hacks, and travel tips. I started my blog because I was looking for a place to write down useful information to share with people all around the world but it quickly turned into something more.

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51. Start a sewing classes business

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52. Start a bakery

How Much Can You Make?
$3,750 — $25,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$3,642
Skills

Examples of a successful bakery:

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Case Study

Bonjour! My name is Anthony Rosemond. I'm a Parisian chef & founder of Pastreez, an online French bakery.

We’ve sold over 1 million macarons to this date, with only a team of two.

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53. Start a flea market or marketplace

How Much Can You Make?
$8,300 — $60,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$5,000
Skills

Examples of a successful flea market or marketplace:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a flea market or marketplace:

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Case Study

Hello, my name is Mohamad Saad, and I am one of the founders of HalalWorldDepot, America’s premier Halal online marketplace. The company started three years ago as meat and grocery delivery service and slowly grew into a full-blown online marketplace offering a wide range of Halal products.

With a simple goal of getting as many Halal items listed, we also focus on building a community of Muslims around the United States to connect and come together. A home formed on a website where all can feel welcomed and comfortable shopping and finding the products they need.

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54. Start a perfume business

How Much Can You Make?
$19,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$2,000
Skills

Examples of a successful perfume business:

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Case Study

Hi, my name is Rafael Hernandez and I am the founder of Alfred Lane. I have a line of personal and home fragrances handcrafted in small batches out of our Miami studio. I began selling solid colognes initially as an alternative to spray colognes and released three fragrances.

The business generates $19k a month in revenue. In 2020, the company had its best year ever. I opened a production studio where we make everything and hired a studio assistant all within the last 5 months. It’s been more than 8 years since I started and the journey has been a wild one.

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55. Start a home healthcare service business

How Much Can You Make?
$300,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$22,500
Time To Revenue
270 days
Skills
Business model

Examples of a successful home healthcare service business:

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Case Study

Hello everyone! My name is Bharath M and I’m the founder of Healthsols Facilitators Pvt Ltd. We started the company 6 months ago to create better quality healthcare services at affordable prices.

In the early days, we used to generate very little revenue & sometimes we have ended up with zero revenue. But within 3 months slowly order flow & revenue generation started & also recruited 18 employees in 11 cities.

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56. Start a cake decorating class

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57. Start an online hobby classes

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58. Start a gift baskets business ($24K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $125,000/month
Time To Revenue
240 days
Skills
Business model

Examples of a successful gift baskets business:

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Case Study

My name is Adam Elliot, and I started Dick At Your Door, an e-commerce shop for people who like to gift pranks, gags, and funny novelties to their friends and family.

Yes, you read that correctly... Dick At Your Door sells chocolate penises you can send as a fun prank to friends and family.

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59. Start an interior decorating business

Average Initial Investment
$500
Skills

Examples of a successful interior decorating business:

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60. Start a lunchbox delivery business

Examples of a successful lunchbox delivery business:

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