The 39 Best Home-Based Businesses To Start In Nevada [2021]

The 39 Best Home-Based Businesses To Start In Nevada [2021]

Interested in starting a business in Nevada in 2022?

We put together 39 of the best businesses you can start in Nevada today.

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples of how you can start your profitable, home-based small business in Nevada.

Here's the full list:

1. Start a puppet fabric store ($120K/year)

Laurie Nickerson from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA started Puppet Pelts about 9 years ago, a puppet fabric store.

  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Revenue: $10,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 2

My name is Laurie Nickerson and I and the co-owner of Puppet Pelts. At Puppet Pelts, we manufacture and sell hand dyed fabric used for puppet skins to professional puppet builders around the world.

Our Pelts are made from a textile that is really only used for puppets. It is a wonderfully stretchy nylon fleece fabric that is milled in the United States. We buy the fabric in white and dye it a bunch of colors to sell to our customers.


2. Become a software developer ($1.44M/year)

Sajin Rajan from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA started Epixel Solutions over 6 years ago, a software developer.

  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Revenue: $120,000/ month
  • Founders: 3
  • Employees: 105

Hi, this is Sajin Rajan, co-founder of Epixel Solutions, LLC. With at most satisfaction, I’m happy to share my story with you. When I launched our flagship product, Epixel MLM Software in the global market back in 2015, our motto was to create a revolution.

God’s grace and our team’s effort made that dream come true. Friends, you must be familiar with Amway products! They sell their products using the MLM business model. Well, as their products were accepted worldwide, they do have a large customer base. It's not an easy task to manage them and their different range of products. Similarly, many companies that are popular globally as well as the startups who just got entered into business.

The main pulp of MLM business are customers or to be more precise - 'distributors'. The source of income for the distributors is commissions or bonuses and for companies, it's sales.


3. Start a soap business ($4.56M/year)

Danielle Vincent from Sparks, NV, USA started Outlaw almost 9 years ago, a soap business.

  • Location: Sparks, NV, USA
  • Revenue: $380,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $200
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 13

Howdy and thanks for having me back! I’m still Danielle Vincent, the Boss of a little good-smelling gang called Outlaw.

In summary:

  • Founded by Danielle & Russ Vincent (married) in 2013
  • Approximate startup cost: <$20
  • Revenue 12 months trailing: $2.5M
  • 14 employees


4. Become an online fitness coach ($984K/year)

Ryan Milton from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA started TeamFFLEX almost 8 years ago, an online fitness coach.

  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Revenue: $82,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0

I was once just an out of shape, overweight guy with a goal to make a change. I started my health and fitness journey by losing 90lbs. The discipline and drive it took to go from never exercising at all to achieving such significant weight loss taught me a lot about goals and how to attain them.

I then became addicted to self-development and wanted to help others. I became a personal trainer and my local gym and climbed the ranks until I was the top of multiple gyms. The journey was never easy. I used to open the gym at 4 am, train until 12 take an hour off, workout myself and then be back till 8 pm before I did it all again. Believe it or not, being a top trainer still doesn’t pay all that well and at the end of the month, I would still find myself exhausted scraping up pennies.

I saw the trend for online training before it was really a thing. I remember telling all my friends and colleagues my plans to take my business online and everyone would laugh and tell me it would fail. People I looked up to, trusted and respected would tell me it was impossible and it would never work. One day, I decided to take the leap and go entirely online. Totally unsure that any success would come of it, I called my mother and told her “I will either be successful in achieving this dream or I will be homeless on the streets. And if I end up on the streets, make sure nobody helps me until I figure this out because from now on I will work for myself” That's when I launched the infantile versions of TeamFFLEX.


5. Start an online masquerade masks store ($300K/year)

Josh Bluman from North Las Vegas, Nevada, USA started VIVO Masks over 8 years ago, an online masquerade masks store.

  • Location: North Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Revenue: $25,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $3,000
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 0

Hi, I’m Josh Bluman and I’m a marketing professional turned ecommerce business owner. I started VIVO Masks with my business partner, Jackson Cunningham, over 6 years ago. We started dropshipping masquerade masks from Italy to people looking for unique and high end masquerade masks to wear to their masquerade parties, balls or fundraisers.

Today, we work directly with some of the world’s finest artists and mask designers to produce and sell authentic Venetian masks that are handmade in Italy, and making this art accessible to the North American marketplace.

We sell everything from simple party masks to exquisite high-end masquerade masks that often win ‘best of the ball’. In just our third month in business, we did 30K in monthly revenue, and now we have set up established processes and systems to continue operating the business while we explore new products and ventures.


6. Start a speaker store ($12M/year)

Johnathan Price from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA started Down4SoundShop.Com about 6 years ago, a speaker store.

  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Revenue: $1,000,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $5,000
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 5

My name is Johnathan Price, Owner of, we distribute car audio products worldwide to fellow car audio fanatics. Mostly which consists of doing it yourself people that enjoy building their own systems with their friends.

This is my 4th year in business doing this full time and we are projecting to break 10 million dollars in sales.


7. Become a social media consultant ($180K/year)

Amanda Shepherd from Las Vegas, NV, USA started Social Media Manager Society over 1 year ago, a social media consultant.

  • Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • Revenue: $15,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

I’m Amanda Shepherd, the owner and lead mentor at the Social Media Manager Society. Aside from social media consulting to businesses in the food, beverage, and hospitality industries, I created a program to teach other women how to run successful social media businesses so they can have the time and financial freedom they’ve always wanted!

I quit my 9-5 and in one year made almost $100,000 working an average of four hours per day - and still growing!


8. Start a live video service

Joseph Baumgartel from Las Vegas, NV, USA started Symposium almost 4 years ago, a live video service.

  • Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 8

I’ve always been into entrepreneurship, as it’s always been in my family. My grandfather owned the same business for 50 years. I cleaned his shop when I was a kid. I’ve only held jobs, where I wasn’t my own boss, for very short periods of time in my life. I’ve always been working for myself.

Make sure whoever you’re working with is someone you could imagine working with for a long time.

I started as a musician and a music teacher. Even when I was working with other bandleaders or teaching at a school, I was always a contractor and made my own choices as to whether I wanted to be working. It always had to be something I believed in and really wanted to do because I had that entrepreneurial spirit.


9. Start a finance blog ($90K/year)

Alexis Schroeder from Colorado, USA started FITnancials about 9 years ago, a finance blog.

  • Location: Colorado, USA
  • Revenue: $7,500/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

Hey! My name’s Alexis and I run a personal finance blog called Fitnancials. I teach millennial women how to manage their money, save & invest more, and earn extra money with side hustles.

I actually started my business back in 2013 as a fun hobby. Fitnancials was originally a health and fitness blog (as well as personal finance), but I ended up ditching the health portion altogether because it no longer resonated with me anymore. I wanted to be hyper-focused on finances.

I had zero intention of creating any income from Fitnancials. It was purely a passion project where I shared tips and tricks with my friends and family (because people were always asking me for weight loss tips since I had lost 60 pounds).


10. Start a moving company ($720K/year)

Max Maher from Chandler, Arizona, USA started Skinny Wimp Moving about 6 years ago, a moving company.

  • Location: Chandler, Arizona, USA
  • Revenue: $60,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 12

My name is Max Maher I am a serial entrepreneur, lifelong learner, and a founder of Skinny Wimp Moving!

Starting out, I formed a small landscaping company at 13, a sports supplement company at 16, then a pool service company, called PoolsMax at 18. The amalgamation of these businesses along with ruthlessly saving enabled me to purchase existing moving trucks and warehouse space of an unprofitable moving company which became the first Skinny Wimp Moving Co franchise when I was 19.

Skinny Wimp Moving provides household and commercial moving services based out of Phoenix, Arizona with an emphasis on customer comfort, simple pricing, and friendly faces.


11. Start an automated web browser business ($120K/year)

Joel Griffith from Portland, Oregon, USA started Browserless about 4 years ago, an automated web browser business.

  • Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Revenue: $10,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $50
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

Hey folks! I’m Joel Griffith, founder and sole entrepreneur for a business called browserless.

browserless is one of those newfangled “SaaS” businesses (software-as-a-service), and lets users automate all the stuff you’d normally have to do manually with a web browser. This can be as simple as taking screenshots of your page, perusing the internet for data, or even generating PDFs of a cool dashboard on your site.

I’ve been building the company over the last two years, and this September we did about $28,000 in sales.


12. Start a surfboard business ($960K/year)

Angela Watts from San Clemente, California, USA started Slyde Handboards over 11 years ago, a surfboard business.

  • Location: San Clemente, California, USA
  • Revenue: $80,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 3

My name is Steve Watts, I am the founder and co-owner of Slyde Handboards with my wife Angela. Slyde is based of out of San Clemente, California. Handboards are little surfboards that strap to your hand that give you more lift, speed and control when bodysurfing.

Handboards have been around for centuries, nobody is quite sure where or when they started, but there is evidence of the ancient polynesians using palm fronds or drift wood placed on their hands to get more speed, distance and lift when bodysurfing. A handboard is the perfect ocean toy, which allows anybody no matter their age or skill level the ability to ride a wave like a pro. Handboards are the most portable and lightweight wave riding equipment, which means you don't have to be the local pack mule when going down to the beach It is a sport that is super easy to learn and safe for kids to get comfortable in the ocean, without having the worry of a big board. As with any awesome sport it’s fun to master, plus it’s perfect for getting barreled. Our handboards allow you to take your ocean fun to the next level. We also have pro-models that are ridden by the very best bodysurfers in the world at some of the best surf breaks, like Pipeline and Waimea in Hawaii to Australia, Brazil, and beyond.


13. Start a shoelace brand ($168K/year)

Jason Flores from California, USA started Laceez, Inc. almost 7 years ago, a shoelace brand.

  • Location: California, USA
  • Revenue: $14,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 2

My name is Jason Flores; my wife Sarah and I run The Laceez Company. We make no tie shoelaces for kids, adults, and seniors. We launched Laceez in 2015 as a solution for our daughter to get her shoes on easier and with less hassle.

We sell Laceez to anyone who wears shoes and who doesn’t enjoy tying, knots or bows. We started with $14,000 we had saved and have since generated over $1,000,000 in sales. As of today, Laceez is available at Nordstrom, Staples, Big 5, Target, and Dennis Uniform.

We’re looking to expand our distribution into more US and international chain stores starting in 2021 and increase our online direct to consumer presence.


14. Start a tea business ($900K/year)

Andy Hayes from Portland, Oregon, USA started Plum Deluxe Tea almost 10 years ago, a tea business.

  • Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Revenue: $75,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 7

I’m Andy Hayes and I’m the founder of Plum Deluxe, an online purveyor of delicious loose leaf teas.

We’re based in Portland, Oregon. We are well known for our popular tea of the month club community - subscribers receive a surprise tea in the mail each month, in addition to perks like free shipping and discounts. Members also a lot of joyful community aspects such as tea swaps, postcard pals, and much more.

In addition to that, we also have an online store where you can purchase a la carte teas of your choosing. We have our own in-house production team and hand-blended each batch, to ensure the freshest flavor. We also carry a very carefully curated selection of pretty and practical tea accessories such as infusers, mugs, and tea add-ins like honey and sweets.


15. Start a cloud management software ($3.96M/year)

Savitra Sharma from San Francisco, CA started Third Wave Analytics over 7 years ago, a cloud management software.

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Revenue: $330,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $200
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 7

My name is Savitra Sharma, and I founded Third Wave Analytics in 2014. We are a cloud computing company specializing in “SaaS for science” - a platform for managing your entire laboratory in one place. We created Lockbox LIMS, the world's first cloud-based, end-to-end laboratory information management system (LIMS) built on the Salesforce platform. It provides laboratory staff with the world’s most customizable laboratory management system including sample management, protocol/procedure execution, freezer/storage management, inventory, and instrument management.

Lockbox is used internationally in a wide variety of organizations including R&D, quality control testing, life science research, and industrial laboratories to streamline operations and reduce the time needed to see results.

Sample product screenshot


16. Start a training software ($5.4M/year)

Chris Ronzio from Scottsdale, Arizona, USA started Trainual about 5 years ago, a training software.

  • Location: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
  • Revenue: $450,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 59

I’m Chris Ronzio and I’m the founder and CEO of Trainual, the leading playbook builder for businesses.

Trainual is a one-stop-shop for documenting your SOPs and training and onboarding your team. The app provides an easy way to capture every process, role, and responsibility, creating a consistent, teachable, and scalable knowledge base, centralized in one place.

At the heart of this work is a desire to help business leaders find the time to do more of what they love by providing a way to document and delegate what they do. Our mission is for every business to have a playbook.


17. Start a women's clothing line ($84K/year)

Susie Q Aranda from Tehachapi, California, USA started Garage Gym Barbell Apparel about 4 years ago, a women's clothing line.

  • Location: Tehachapi, California, USA
  • Revenue: $7,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $1,000
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 0

Hi there, My name is Susie Q Aranda and I’m the owner of Garage Gym Barbell Apparel. I design pretty things for strong women right in my garage. Providing tees, leggings and more for women of all sizes including our stronger plus size lifters. In addition, I also offer free garage gym workouts to follow at home and if you’re local; in person only women strength classes.

I believe that anyone, anywhere, at any level is capable of starting or continuing their fitness journey…even in their home garage! That's where Garage Gym Barbell began and has continued to grow.


18. Start an event management company ($480K/year)

Celeste Durve from Los Angeles, California, USA started VIPER by KCH about 5 years ago, an event management company.

  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Revenue: $40,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 0

We are Celeste Durve and Kelsi Kitchener and we started VIPER (VIP Event Relations) in 2016 under our parent company The KCH Group. KCH is a branded house for our future ventures, meaning its the parent company behind our other ventures. Each company is selling something slightly different but they share clients and have similar market positions.

VIPER is an all-female team that operates guest experience + compiles data for events and venues. At the intersection of pop culture, hospitality and analytics, we can be seen at the doors of a wide range of popular events like Travis Scott's Astroworld, Kanye West’s listening parties, to Homeland security conferences and politicians' private events.

We are the only “front of house” operations team that exists and we’ve redefined a portion of the Los Angeles nightlife industry as an all women team. Running front of house means we operate guest experience and guest check-in for events and manage all logistics related to the portion of events dealing with the public - as opposed to anything backstage, in the kitchen, etc!


19. Start a management consulting business

Neil Sahota from Irvine, CA, USA started Ackius Advisory over 3 years ago, a management consulting business.

  • Location: Irvine, CA, USA
  • Founders: 0
  • Employees: 1

I believe the best way for anyone to predict the future is to create it. It’s very similar to “The Secret” or simply putting the right energy out into the universe, and believing in yourself. No idea is a bad idea, and all business ideas have endless possibilities. This idea has been ingrained in me and is what helped me to start my own company, as well as becoming involved with the United Nations, which has been an honor. Today, I wear a lot of hats, and credit a lot of my success to the fact that 𝗜 have always 𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗲d 𝘁𝗵𝗲 “𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲” 𝗮𝗻𝗱 have 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 “𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲” by:

► Becoming an integral part of the United Nations to create and launch their AI for Global Good ecosystem

► Pioneering artificial intelligence (AI) in the early days of IBM Watson®


20. Start a podcast ($420K/year)

Dave Bryant from San Diego, California, USA started Ecom Crew Podcast over 6 years ago, a podcast.

  • Location: San Diego, California, USA
  • Revenue: $35,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 3

EcomCrew is an ecommerce blog and a podcast where myself and Michael Jackness take off our ecommece hats and pretend to be journalists and investigative reporters.

We interview guests about all topics ecommerce through the podcast and do some investigative journalism on ecommerce topics on everything from getting jobs at FBA warehouses to investigating dirty Amazon selling tactics in China.

We started EcomCrew around 2014. For the first 3 years we never monetized EcomCrew. This year we finally began to sell a membership to our private ecommerce group that includes exclusive access to ecommerce courses, webinars, events, etc.. Currently we do around $35,000 a month in revenue.


21. Start a furniture business

Michael Hillel from Los Angeles, California, USA started SunHaven about 5 years ago, a furniture business.

  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 7

My name is Michael Hillel. I am 27 years old and was born and raised in Encino, CA where I still live and run my business.

I am the founder and CEO of SunHaven; a home goods manufacturing and wholesale company, currently focused primarily on outdoor furniture. At SunHaven, we:

  • Design all of our own products.
  • Oversee production with our suppliers abroad.
  • Create all marketing content that our retail partners use to sell our products (i.e., product photos, descriptions, instruction manuals, etc).
  • Make sure that each order placed arrives to its customer’s home safe and sound.


22. Start a mens grooming product ($42K/year)

Ray Moyers from Queen Creek, Arizona, USA started HUSKYBEARD about 5 years ago, a mens grooming product.

  • Location: Queen Creek, Arizona, USA
  • Revenue: $3,500/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

My name is Ray Moyers and I purchased Huskybeard 1 year ago, on June 15, 2018. Huskybeard manufactures all natural beard care products using only the highest quality ingredients sourced in the USA. All of our products are handmade in small batches to ensure the highest quality and longest shelf life.

We mainly sell beard oils, beard balms, beard combs and beard brushes to bearded men. We have also found some success selling to women that want to introduce the bearded man in their life to the benefits of maintaining a healthy beard. We’ve had many women tell us that our products are the first beard products they’ve found that they like the smell of.

I have had men that have used dozens of other products, and men that have used one product forever and refuse to use anything else, switch to Huskybeard because my products are “the best they’ve ever used.”


23. Start an ebikes business ($3.6M/year)

Stephan Aarstol from San Diego, California, USA started Tower Electric Bikes over 11 years ago, an eBikes business.

  • Location: San Diego, California, USA
  • Revenue: $300,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $30,000
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 6

Hello! My name is Stephan Aarstol. I'm the CEO of Tower Electric Bikes.

Tower Electric Bikes is direct to consumer eBike brand I co-founded with Mark Cuban. We make electric bikes we love, and are proud to recommend to our friends and family. Electric bikes so beautiful they exude heart and soul. We believe eBikes will change the way people get around, and we believe we can accelerate this shift by selling beautifully crafted ones direct to consumers for half what they cost in retail.

Tower began as a paddleboard company in 2010 and has since evolved into a holistic direct to consumer beach lifestyle company. We produce and sell everything from paddleboards to beach cruisers, to sunglasses, to surfboards, to skateboards, to inflatable docks, to electric bikes. The primary focus of our future growth is in eBikes so that's what I'll speak to in this article. It's a story about the evolution of a brand.


24. Start a gift store ($96K/year)

Tiffany Reimer from Fresno, California, USA started Passport 4 Change about 8 years ago, a gift store.

  • Location: Fresno, California, USA
  • Revenue: $8,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 2

I'm known as the Traveling Tooth Fairy because I’m a flight attendant and my husband is a pilot. We have traveled to more than 60 countries. I started collecting (tooth fairy) coins from around the world as I traveled.

One day, I asked my 5-year-old niece where she would go if she could go anywhere in the world. Her reply, “Target!”

Wanting to make her world bigger I created a traveling tooth fairy adventure named Passport 4 Change. My educational tooth fairy kits include 20 real foreign coins, a colorful world map, a passport book to store the coins and an optional tooth fairy pillow. I gave the first kit to my sister and a few weeks later my niece called to tell me that the tooth fairy had just been in England having tea with the Queen and she left her some British pounds.


25. Start a children's clothing business

Cameron Olthuis from Park City, Utah, USA started Sawyer over 4 years ago, a children's clothing business.

  • Location: Park City, Utah, USA
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 3

Hi there, I’m Cameron Olthuis, owner and operator of Sawyer. Sawyer is a high-quality kids clothing brand that makes soft, durable products with timeless designs that inspire them to get outside and explore the natural world.

We discovered a striking statistic:

Kids today spend less time outside than maximum security prisoners.


26. Start a 3d printing business ($1.8M/year)

Braydon Moreno from San Diego, California, USA started Robo 3D almost 5 years ago, a 3d printing business.

  • Location: San Diego, California, USA
  • Revenue: $150,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 30

Hi! My name is Braydon Moreno, I am a Co-Founder of Robo 3D.

Five years ago, we designed our own 3D printer on a dining room table of our apartment, launched a kickstarter which raised $650,000, and now have three different machines, and an ecosystem around 3D printing that we have sold to over 4,505 cities across 101 countries around the world. Our mission is to inspire the passion within bring out people’s creativity with 3D printing technology.

Our inspiration to start this business spawned from my business partner designing a prosthetic leg using 3D printing. It was not only an immense cost saving, but it also had the ability to be fully customized.


27. Start a mom blog ($36K/year)

Audrey Marshall from Utah, USA started Mommy Enlightened almost 4 years ago, a mom blog.

  • Location: Utah, USA
  • Revenue: $3,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 2

My name is Audrey and I am a blogger at Mommy Enlightened. This site is focused on giving new mothers advice on pregnancy, babies, toddlerhood, and motherhood in general. I started Mommy Enlightened with the intention of making money, but I genuinely wanted to give moms like me a place to find good information. A year after I started it, I realized the mother’s I wanted to reach were the ones who were struggling with their self-confidence, so this is who I write to now (when I write - I have a writer who I pay to write most of the content).

I sell a small pregnancy journal. Graphic design is another passion of mine (and I actually have another blog that I share with my husband on it) so I made it for fun and now I sell it. It does fairly well, but I do plan to create a toddler product this month because that is where my most engaged audience is. My target reader is a toddler mom who wants to discipline her child in a loving way but isn’t really sure how to do it without being a pushover. She is overwhelmed by motherhood and life in general, and my hope is to ease that overwhelm and help her build up confidence.

My current flagship product is actually on my graphic design site, and it’s a complete graphic design course focused on Pinterest pin creation for bloggers and other online business owners. My partner and I started doing virtual assistant work at the same time I started my blog, and I ended up working with some big names in the blogging world. Because of that, I have others sell my graphic design course. I do not have an audience of my own (yet), but I’ve still profited greatly from the sales of the course because of my affiliates.


28. Start a moringa product business

Lisa Curtis from Oakland started Kuli Kuli about 8 years ago, a moringa product business.

  • Location: Oakland
  • Starting Costs: $2,000
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 14

I’ve always been interested in how developing economies can achieve a high quality of life for their citizens without wrecking the environment in the way that the US and Europe developed. I spent my early career as an environmental activist and even had the opportunity to represent the voices of North American youth at international sustainable development conferences. When I graduated college, I decided that I wanted to understand sustainable development firsthand and so joined the Peace Corps as a Volunteer in Niger, West Africa.

I truly believe that anyone can start anything if they have enough passion and grit to make it happen.

I’m a vegetarian, and while in Niger found myself feeling weak and tired off a diet of mostly rice. A few friends in my village recommended that I try a local plant called moringa. They pulled small, green leaves off a tree and mixed them into a popular peanut snack called Kuli Kuli. I started eating this Kuli Kuli moringa snack every day and felt my strength and energy return.


29. Start an art business ($36K/year)

Ursula Barton from Portland, Oregon, USA started URSULA BARTON almost 10 years ago, an art business.

  • Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Revenue: $3,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

My name is Ursula Barton and I am an artist who has built two small businesses. My first business started with paper goods featuring my artwork of the Portland bridges: postcards, greeting cards, and archival prints.

It has grown over the past seven years and now I have locally screen printed apparel, enamel pins, and my most popular product, hand-mounted wooden prints that are ready to hang. This eliminates the expensive and time-consuming step of framing, a step I myself dread every time I buy art. This is how I choose new products to add to my line, I think hard about what I would use and what I would want to live with, and then start researching how to create it. It is important that even in product form my art is an authentic extension of me and my point of view.

My newest business is a retail shop called Jailbreak, it is an extension of my art studio in southeast Portland. I opened this with my new business partner Bethany Von Steuben, having a partner with the same ethics, but a different skill set has made owning a business more productive and fun. Jailbreak showcases not only my full product line, but also art and handmade goods created by people of color, the queer community, and female makers.


30. Start a hygiene product company ($60M/year)

Josh Elizetxe from Scottsdale, Arizona, USA started SNOW over 4 years ago, a hygiene product company.

  • Location: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
  • Revenue: $5,000,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $150,000
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 25

Bootstrapping A Household Brand Beyond $100M at 28 years old

My name is Josh Elizetxe, commonly known as “Josh Snow”. I have been building and scaling businesses for 10+ years. Most recently, our brand of premium oral care products, SNOW, has garnered over 10,000 reviews and is considered a fan favorite.

The flagship product focuses on the cosmetic benefit of oral care with a teeth whitening system for professional whitening at-home.


31. Start a towels business ($144K/year)

Grace Druecke from Scottsdale, Arizona, USA started The Bali Market almost 6 years ago, a towels business.

  • Location: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
  • Revenue: $12,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0

Slim margins, out of stock inventory and a shaky foundation. That’s how The Bali Market functioned in its first year of business.

I’m Grace and I own The Bali Market, a Turkish beach and bath towel company. The business was launched on Amazon in 2016. I didn’t have a clear understanding of how I was going to run the business. I mean, I didn’t even know who I was selling to or why they would actually want my towels. Regardless of my muddled business plan, I crawled my way to the first page of Amazon. My towels sold out quickly and were getting five-star reviews.

That all sounds great but my margins were tiny (thanks to Amazon's hefty fees). And selling out meant I lost my first-page ranking. Even once I had more products in stock I was unable to get back to the first-page status.


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

Rilee Acrey from Los Angeles, CA, USA started BalloonWorks almost 3 years ago, a balloon decor business.

  • Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Revenue: $20,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0

I’m Rilee Acrey! Founder and CEO of BalloonWorks. BalloonWorks is a leading balloon stylist company specializing in one-of-a-kind, dynamic installations thoughtfully designed to add style, creativity, and personalization to all of the amazing moments in life. BalloonWorks installations are a unique way to take any event to the next level – from birthday parties and weddings to corporate events and grand openings.

Our client roster is made up of both brands and celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Kyle Richards, and Maybelline Cosmetics. In 2019, we’ve quadrupled revenue and doubled our team without any outside funding.

Maybelline Cosmetics & Walmart Collab, August 2019


33. Start a vacation rental amenity kits business ($24K/year)

Vivian Chen from Los Angeles, CA, USA started Modern Innkeeper LLC almost 7 years ago, a vacation rental amenity kits business.

  • Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Revenue: $2,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $1,000
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0

Hello, my name is Vivian Chen and I am the owner of Modern Innkeeper. We design toiletries and guest amenity kits for short-term rental properties. Our mission is to empower rental hosts with unique supplies & resources and to improve the vacation rental guest experience – one guest, one product, one vacation at a time.

Our main products are the guest toiletry kits. Each kit includes all the essential travel size toiletries one or two people need for a getaway. Modern Innkeeper is an online resource for design-conscious hosts to offer their guests the same details as a larger hotel.

We primarily serve the needs of small hospitality owners, such as owners of vacation rentals, Airbnb, farm stays, campgrounds, cabins, cottages, small inns, and bed & breakfast.


34. Start a catering business ($240K/year)

Nestor Nidome from Crestmore, California, USA started Elegante Catering ago, a catering business.

  • Location: Crestmore, California, USA
  • Revenue: $20,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $500
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 10

Hi, my name is Nestor Nidome and I am the founder and owner of Elegante Catering. Serving the Inland Empire (San Bernardino and Riverside county) and now have expanded to serve all of Southern California. Our customers, mostly higher middle class, have enjoyed our delicious menu ranging from full service plated meals, made to order pasta bars to buffet-style menus such as Mexican fajitas bar and tacos.

As for the style of events, we cater, well, we do all types. But our favorites and the ones we focus most on these days, are Weddings during the weekends and Corporate catering during the week.

Weddings because there is no higher compliment than to have the bride and groom come up to us complimenting us and letting us know how all their guests are raving about the food. As for corporate caterings we like to make it as simple as possible for them. We have 12 different menus they can choose from so that every month their employees enjoy a different menu. Plus once we have their information all they have to do is text us the Date, Menu, and Time they want. We understand that they have better, more important things to do than order food. This has allowed us to grow our monthly sales to $20,000.


35. ($120K/year)

Gia Paddock from Phoenix, Arizona, USA started Boutique Rye over 4 years ago, .

  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
  • Revenue: $10,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 0

Hi everyone, my name is Gia, and I am the owner of Boutique Rye. We are a women’s clothing and accessories boutique that is all online!

We have anywhere from clothes that are appropriate for work or clothes that will make you turn heads on a night out on the town. I try and buy clothes with many different styles in mind. I'd like to think that we are a one-stop shop for a diverse group of women!


36. Start a solar energy business ($7.2M/year)

David Gomez from California, USA started Clean Energy Solutions about 8 years ago, a solar energy business.

  • Location: California, USA
  • Revenue: $600,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 20

My name is David Gomez and I’m the founder and CEO of Clean Energy Solutions, based out of Los Angeles, California. We’re a solar energy provider that provides homeowners and businesses with low-cost solar power.

From 2014 to 2019 we have grown over 6700%. Our unique solar program allows clients to save money using solar energy, but without having to actually purchase a solar system. We provide the client with a solar system at no upfront cost, and the client only pays for the energy that the system produces, but at a lower price than their utility would charge them.

Our monthly revenue is around $600,000 with big plans to keep growing. A lot of our growth in the new year will be focused on our energy-efficient affordable housing division.


37. Start a crm business ($1.92M/year)

Lars Helgeson from San Diego, California, USA started GreenRope over 13 years ago, a CRM business.

  • Location: San Diego, California, USA
  • Revenue: $160,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 15

My name is Lars Helgeson and I am the founder of GreenRope, a CRM and marketing automation platform. Our company started in 2000 as an email marketing SaaS and in 2008 decided to focus on the challenges that businesses face in managing sales, marketing, customer service, and operations.

GreenRope is an all-in-one Complete CRM, with sales and marketing automation, surveys, event management, project management, support ticketing, learning management, knowledge management, forms, websites, landing pages, advanced analytics, and much more, all within a single interface.

We made the decision at the outset to build the company organically, never taking outside investment, so we could focus on creating a positive, customer-centric culture without the pressure or sacrifices of having to repay investors.


38. Start a selfcare subscription box ($12K/year)

Meredith Vaish from San Carlos, California, USA started Pause Box LLC over 2 years ago, a selfcare subscription box.

  • Location: San Carlos, California, USA
  • Revenue: $1,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0

Hi, I’m Meredith Vaish. I’m a speaker, writer, retreat designer and founder of Pause Box, a company devoted to helping people go from busyness to breakthrough with the power of the intentional pause.

As a high achieving, type-A gal, I thought the only way to be successful is to constantly do, strive and effort. But now, as a recovering overdoer, I can tell you that breakthroughs come when you STOP the doing, the performing, and the fixing and invite intuition and clarity through Pause.

In my first year, I offered Recharge-and-Get-Clear virtual retreats and a personalized Pause Day Design (yes, that’s a thing!) to midlife women. This year, I’ve introduced a Pause Box experience that contains retreat essentials and guided content to help set the stage for a skillful, DIY pause.


39. Start a skin care product line ($90K/year)

Shawn Bo and Leon Eugene from Los Angeles, California, USA started L. Eugene Natural Skin Science ago, a skin care product line.

  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Revenue: $7,500/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 0

Hello, we are Leon Eugene and Shawn Bo and we are the founders and formulators of L. Eugene Natural Skin Science. Natural Skin Science is a 100% unique, spa-quality skincare collection created out of necessity for Leon Eugene, who had embarrassing acne, skin issues, and very sensitive skin.

When we moved to Los Angeles, obviously we felt the pressure to look better and after years in the industry, Leon was unable to find anything that actually worked for his skin type. It started with raw ingredients, we brewed a toner- now called the Radiance Toner and it made a transformative difference in the condition of not only Leon’s skin but mine as well.

Prior to any sort of business plan or even ideas to take our homemade products to market, we began diving into the research and testing of various raw ingredients to take our skin to the next level. With our proprietary hand-mixed formulas, we started seeing fantastic results for ourselves so we HAD to share with friends. After collecting an overwhelming amount of positive feedback we knew that we had effectively created a brand that caters to people in all spectrums, from the skincare novice to the beauty guru. Today L. Eugene Natural Skin Science is a premier choice for effective natural skincare products, made with ingredients you can pronounce!


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