The 75+ Best Business Ideas To Start In Portugal [2022]

The 75+ Best Business Ideas To Start In Portugal [2022]

Interested in starting a business in Portugal in 2022?

We put together 75 of the best businesses you can start in Portugal today.

In this list of ideas, you can find:

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

Here's the full list:

1. Start a food delivery business ($300K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$4,000 — $500,000/month
Skills

Marcia Wiggins from South Portland, Maine, USA started Cape Whoopies over 9 years ago, a food delivery business.

  • Revenue: $25,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 4
  • Location: South Portland, Maine, USA

Case Study

Before Cape Whoopies was conceived, I was enjoying being the mom of two kids in high school, the wife to an airline pilot, and an aerobics teacher at my local gym.

When my kids had gone off to college and my husband was in the air, I had much time on my hands. There was only so much time you could spend at the gym, so with the newfound extra time I splurged in one of the things I always loved doing: making delicious baked things for friends.

My husband and I spend time a local restaurant as a hangout when he was home, so we would go to DiMillos and take our server friends whoopie pies. Why whoopie pies? I had tasted the Maine creation and thought, "good idea, not great execution".

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2. ($120K/year)

Gia Paddock from Phoenix, Arizona, USA started Boutique Rye almost 5 years ago, a business.

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

Case Study

My backstory has absolutely nothing to do with what I am doing now, but that is what makes us so unique. I went to college for education and became an elementary school teacher. I taught 4th grade for three years. However, I knew that was not meant to be my “forever” job.

Something I have always enjoyed was shopping. I mean what girl doesn’t have this as a hobby?! I had always thought it would be amazing to have my own boutique and get to wear new clothes almost every day.

I started thinking about this crazy idea when I got pregnant with my son, Riley. I knew I didn’t want to teach forever and this was my way out! During the summer I quit teaching, I got a job at a local boutique just working part-time, and it was here where the wheels starting turning for this idea. I saw how much I loved going into work every day and how much I enjoyed helping others pick out outfits for different occasions.

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3. Become an it consultant ($25.2K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$2,100 — $100,000/month
Skills

Dan Khadem from Denver, Colorado, USA started Access Database Support over 10 years ago, a IT consultant.

  • Revenue: $2,100/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Denver, Colorado, USA

Case Study

The database consulting was a natural progression from my day job. People were asking me for help on projects outside of my workday so the work fell into my lap. It was then that I realized I could turn this skill into something for real on the side.

Look at your business idea as a brick wall that needs to be built brick by brick. Don’t get overwhelmed by the amount of things that are involved in starting a business or side hustle. Instead just focus on the one brick in front of you. Go slow and steady. Be sure to add a new brick to that wall every single day.

At the time I started doing the side work I was in massive debt from school. I was already paying for my lifestyle through my regular job so I knew any income I earned on the side could go to directly paying off my student loans. It worked. I paid off my loans a few years ago and now have the flexibility to use my side income for other things.

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4. Start a cleaning business ($1.2M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $708,333/month
Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills
Business model

Neel Parekh from Los Angeles, CA, USA started MaidThis Franchise almost 9 years ago, a cleaning business.

  • Revenue: $100,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 9
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA

Case Study

I originally started MaidThis as a side hustle while I was working at a private equity investment firm. Like many people working the corporate grind, I was fascinated by becoming my own boss.

With any first product or service launch, you’re almost guaranteed to get some aspect of it wrong. You might be priced too low, not be addressing the right target market, or have the package all wrong.

I finally stumbled upon The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris, which turns out is basically the Bible for the digital nomad community, and decided I wanted to experience “location freedom”.

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5. Start a niche investment platform ($4.2M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$7,500 — $349,983/month
Skills

Justin Cooke from North York, Ontario, Canada started Empire Flippers almost 10 years ago, a niche investment platform.

  • Revenue: $349,983/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 53
  • Location: North York, Ontario, Canada

Case Study

We originally started out as an outsourcing company in the Philippines that helped businesses in the USA with various administrative tasks, but when we lost one of our main clients we had to find a way to fill our team’s hours.

If you are committed to systems and process, then failure holds no meaning because it’s simply you learning the systems and processes better.

So, we heard about this whole niche site thing and had our staff start creating micro niche sites monetized with Adsense. If you’re not familiar with the term, niche sites are usually just small sites that are talking about a specific thing. Usually, they’re heavily informational based (Ex: How do you stop snoring?) but can also include product reviews. Most of them are monetized either through Google Adsense or Amazon’s affiliate program, or a mixture of both. We blogged about the whole journey and soon started selling the sites we made.

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6. Start an online advertising agency ($300K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$25,000 — $1,250,000/month
Skills

Luis Camacho from Phoenix, Arizona, USA started Fantôm Agency over 4 years ago, a online advertising agency.

  • Revenue: $25,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Case Study

When I tell my story I like to get into the details of how I landed where I currently am and where I am going. I was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. I ended up in the United States after my father got a job offer for a marketing position at a semiconductor company, this was when I was only 10 years old. To be honest, the move definitely had an effect on me. When I lived in Mexico I was a fairly outgoing kid and (I believe) the move caused a shift that made me more of an introvert so you could say that was a bit against me, since I didn’t necessarily enjoy being the center of attention or being “noticed” too much for much of my upbringing. I finished high school and went to Arizona State University where I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Marketing alongside a certificate in entrepreneurship.

Right around the time of graduation from high school and the start of college I started a clothing line. I believe I was only 19 at the time and I didn’t have a budget to promote the new clothing line, so I turned to social media as my route to promote and sell the new products. I had to learn everything from Photoshop to constructing a website, content, photography, content distribution, supplier relationships, and many other skills. After seeing success marketing on social media, I quickly found that I was passionate about digital marketing. I then realized that there was a place where I could polish up my digital marketing skills, an agency, which to my surprise were not as concerned with academics as they were with real-world experience.

I went on to work for a marketing agency, after finally finding one was willing to overlook my lack of agency experience and realized that my entrepreneurial spirit and persistence would outweigh the need for the experience all the agencies were looking for. I was hungry. At this agency, I got hired on as a content writer (which I didn’t necessarily enjoy the most, but I knew I had to do it if I wanted to eventually lead the paid advertising department which was my goal). I was able to do just that within a year. I studied the ins and outs of the agency, how it operated, how it dealt with clients, how it made mistakes, and most importantly what helped it scale.

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7. Start a tour company ($108K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$1,800 — $1,416,667/month
Skills

Claire Robinson from Le Havre, Normandy, France started StructurInfo (ZigZag Road Trips) almost 7 years ago, a tour company.

  • Revenue: $9,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Le Havre, Normandy, France

Case Study

Well, this started as a hobby. I never would have thought it would become what it is today. I am blown away.

My original career was completely different. I have a Master’s in Engineering, and I had an international career in Quality Management for medical devices. I’ve lived in France, Germany, and Australia and traveled all over the world for work. This is the reason why I caught the travel bug.

I did not scatter and try doing all the social media platforms. I made choices. This is really important. You can’t do everything well. And depending on your strategy, not all the options are pertinent.

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8. Start a lead generation business ($216K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000 — $125,000/month
Skills
Business model

Joel Allen from Nashville, TN, USA started GoEdison over 6 years ago, a lead generation business.

  • Revenue: $18,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Nashville, TN, USA

Case Study

GoEdison was founded because my partner and I saw a major need in the small business realm for better marketing. This was at the time when marketing agencies were popping up everywhere and charging smaller businesses large retainers with getting them very little return.

Too often we want to get a little too creative with our new services. Do what works and do what’s simple when you first start out.

Three years prior I had launched two other smaller agencies get off the ground and make a ton of money. The problem was, I wasn’t truly invested in those companies. I was as a key employee, but nothing more than that. So instead of helping others get rich quickly, we knew we could provide a better service and overall client experience and make it our own thing versus working for someone else.

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9. Start a furniture business ($444K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$1,600 — $1,000,000/month
Time To Revenue
390 days

John Humphreys from Austin, Texas, USA started Humphreys over 5 years ago, a furniture business.

  • Revenue: $37,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Austin, Texas, USA

Case Study

Since I was a kid I have always had a sense of wonder about the world and the mechanisms behind it. Whether it be a jet engine or a windshield wiper-I have thought about the creative process behind these things since I was 10 years old.

I drew houses as a kid. My dad grew up in a home designed by a student of Frank Lloyd Wright, it was a solar home and it had an odd features. One example is, the entire back wall that was about 100 feet long and 15 feet high comprised of windows that all opened. In front, there were functioning levers that had fans which would draw airflow in and out.

Growing up I thought I wanted to be a pilot. I was described in high school by a classmate as “poetic” which I found offensive. I tried a hand in many things; managing a farm and pre-school, which were two businesses I inherited. This type of work wasn’t for me.

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10. Start a freelancer platform ($480K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$7,000 — $5,000,000/month
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills

Abby (Abhinav) Verma from New York started SkillSoniq over 5 years ago, a freelancer platform.

  • Revenue: $40,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 7
  • Location: New York

Case Study

I have 15 years of professional experience across Investment Banking, Tech Consulting, and Entrepreneurship and have studied in 3 continents in Asia, North America, and Europe from schools like the University of Michigan, Indian School of Business, and the London School of Economics.

I have been an entrepreneur 3 times now and founded my first company at the age of 19 to sell paint jobs to homeowners in Detroit while studying full-time at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. This was my first experience as an entrepreneur and got me hooked to the hustle required to get stuff done. I followed it up with a stint in Investment Banking, which taught me the meaning of perseverance and quality testing when I worked 100+ hours a week on multi-billion dollar Financing and M&A deals.

I came across the idea of starting SkillSoniq when I was working with outsourced talent on a tech project a few years ago, where I was sitting in the United States and working with contractors in the Philippines. That experience was extremely excruciating, as I worked at odd hours to keep up with the time zone differences, had difficulty communicating with the contractors and there was a lot of concern around IP security and trust. That experience put me in major depression and when I started looking for better alternatives to hire talent in the US quickly and at affordable rates, I found that the recruiting space in the US was broken.

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11. Start a niche web design business ($240K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$200 — $200,000/month
Skills

Scott Bishop from Boston, Massachusetts, USA started Up And Social about 8 years ago, a niche web design business.

  • Revenue: $20,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Case Study

I began my business career with the family in-store sampling business, C.A. Courtesy, in the 1990s, while at the same time attending college at Johnson and Wales University, where I pursued a degree in Web Management & Internet Commerce.

I’ve always had a knack for marketing and technology, and when I left C.A. Courtesy, I was the Vice President of Marketing and Technology.

People don’t remember what you say as much as they remember how they felt when you said it.

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12. Start a blogging business ($60K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$400 — $160,000/month
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 5 hours/week
Skills
Interests

Chhavi Agarwal from New Delhi, Delhi, India started Mrs Daaku Studio almost 4 years ago, a blogging business.

  • Revenue: $5,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 3
  • Location: New Delhi, Delhi, India

Case Study

I am a licensed attorney in India and right after my master’s in law, I started working with a leading company as a lawyer. I worked there for about two years before I quit my job to become more location independent.

Choose a niche in whatever you start. It is critical for streamlining your efforts and make money.

My job paid me well but I worked 12 hours a day, I was exhausted by the end of each day, spent my weekends sleeping and I almost quit the things I liked to do - for example, sketching, yoga, traveling, etc.

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13. Start a private instructor business

How Much Can You Make?
$17,750/month
Skills

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14. Start an agriculture farming business

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15. Start a commercial fishing business

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16. Start a battery production plant business

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17. Start a handyman business

How Much Can You Make?
$8,000 — $666,667/month
Time To Revenue
240 days
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 8 hours/week
Skills
Interests
Business model

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Dan Stewart started Dundas Valley Pools, a pool installation service, about 6 years ago:

Case Study

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.

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 ($8,000/month) full story ➜

18. Start a paper business

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19. Become an expense reduction analyst

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20. Start a fish processing plant business

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21. Become a business consultant ($60K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$5,000 — $100,000/month
Skills

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Christos Kritikos started Emerging Humanity, a business startup instruction business, over 4 years ago:

Case Study

I am Christos Kritikos and I am the founder of Emerging Humanity. I see entrepreneurship as a catalyst for business activity, economic development, and (ultimately) social progress especially in developing parts of the world.

Emerging Humanity's goal is to facilitate this process and amplify the impact by helping the startups succeed! We offer accelerator programs, entrepreneur courses, startup tools and templates, and hands-on services like consulting and coaching, that help impact-driven entrepreneurs launch successful products and become fundable.

Since we started (3-4 years ago) I have personally helped more than 50 founders/entrepreneurs. We are also seeing promising activity with our (more recent) educational offerings like the accelerator and the eCourses.

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Christos Kritikos, on starting Emerging Humanity ($5,000/month) full story ➜

22. Become an event planner

How Much Can You Make?
$5,000 — $108,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful event planner:

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Natasha Miller started Entire Productions, a virtual events business, over 21 years ago:

Case Study

I’m Natasha Miller- raised in Des Moines, Iowa but high-tailed it out of there as soon as I could at the age of 23. I thought I’d be a performer only - a classical violinist and jazz vocalist, but as it turns out those careers might have been the catalyst for where I am today.

  • Inc. 5,000 Fastest Growing Companies in America
  • Entrepreneur Magazine 360 List “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America”
  • San Francisco Business Times Fast 100 “Fastest Growing Companies in the San Francisco Bay Area”
  • Special Event Top 50 Event Planners in the World

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Natasha Miller, on starting Entire Productions ($108,000/month) full story ➜

23. Start a copper mining business

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24. Start a conference organizing business

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25. Start a poultry feed mill business

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26. Start an essential oils extraction business

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27. Start a hotels business

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28. Start a paper crafts designing business

Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills
Business model

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29. Start a medical equipment manufacturing business

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30. Start a biotechnology business

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31. Start a fruit processing plant business

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32. Start a science and technology park business

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33. Start an airport bus shuttle services

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34. Start an exercise notebook making business

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35. Start a dairy farming business

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36. Start a vegetable oil processing business

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37. Start a paper prototyping business

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38. Become a property manager

How Much Can You Make?
$200,000/month
Skills

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Eugenio Ferrante started Casa Mia Coliving, a property manager, over 2 years ago:

Case Study

We are Eugenio Ferrante and Ahmed Nizar, co-founders of Casa Mia Coliving.

Today, we have 150 bedrooms in central Singapore across popular neighborhoods such as River Valley, Tiong Bahru, and Orchard. We have reached an annualized revenue of $2.5M, and we’re growing fast!

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Eugenio Ferrante, on starting Casa Mia Coliving ($200,000/month) full story ➜

39. Start a hospice service business

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40. Start a tanning salon business

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41. Start a hair extensions business

How Much Can You Make?
$500,000/month
Time To Revenue
210 days
Skills
Business model

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42. Start a wedding gown business

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43. Start a fishing boat charter business

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44. Start an auto insurance company

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45. Start a mortgage brokerage business

How Much Can You Make?
$80,000 — $133,334/month
Skills

Examples of a successful mortgage brokerage business:

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Alex Leduc started Perch, a mortgage brokerage business, almost 4 years ago:

Case Study

Hi reader! My name is Alex Leduc and I’m the Founder and CEO of Perch. We’re a real estate tech company based in Toronto, Canada and we offer our service to all provinces across the country. At Perch, our mission is to empower Canadians to make more informed decisions about their real estate. We love helping buyers become homeowners, and helping homeowners optimize their finances and grow their wealth.

The average Perch user saves $1,500 per year on their mortgage, compared to going with a bank. Perch has recently raised $1 million in seed round funding and was recently selected to join the 2022 REACH Canada accelerator program, operated by Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors®.

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Alex Leduc, on starting Perch ($80,000/month) full story ➜

46. Start a logging business

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47. Start a sports wear store business

How Much Can You Make?
$20,000 — $666,667/month
Skills

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Kressa Peterson started Shower Toga, a outdoor apparel brand, almost 5 years ago:

Case Study

Hi everyone! Welcome to my crazy journey! My name is Kressa and I am the inventor of the Shower Toga-The world's first and only waterproof changing garment. And this below is the best picture I have ever taken-lol. People look at me and then look at this photo and say “That’s not you” so I guess the stars were aligned that day. Thank you Mark for inviting me to sit in your chair. So here is my story.

Both of these ladies are 2 of hundreds of actual Heroes who used Shower Togas to decon after their shifts

Giving back is very important to me. I have to say that as a small start-up company, giving back, to the extent that we do, is probably not the smartest financial move but I do my best to balance it. My goal is not to get rich. My goal is to grow my company and have security for my family, but more importantly, it is to make a difference in the lives of others. That can be something as simple as giving someone confidence to grab a bite to eat after a long, sweaty beach day or as complicated as helping a migrant child at the border clean up with privacy & dignity in a safe manner.

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Kressa Peterson, on starting Shower Toga ($20,000/month) full story ➜

48. Start a demolition service business

How Much Can You Make?
$15,000 — $41,000/month
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Sal Polit-Moran started A+ Enterprises Junk Removal & Demolition, a junk removal business, almost 5 years ago:

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My name is Sal Polit-Moran. I am 25 years old and am the founder & owner of A+ Enterprises Junk Removal & Demolition. We are a junk hauling & demolition service that specializes in cleaning out homes and demolishing small structures. We’re located in West Pittston, Pennsylvania and have been in business since August of 2017.

Primarily, our main customers are people who have recently purchased or inherited a home and need it fully cleaned out. We average approximately 90 jobs and $41,000 in revenue each month.

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Sal Polit-Moran, on starting A+ Enterprises Junk Removal & Demolition ($41,000/month) full story ➜

49. Start a construction equipment rentals company

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50. Start a lip balm business

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51. Start a green house farming business

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52. Start an organic fertilizer production business

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53. Start a distillery business

Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

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54. Start a honey production business

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55. Start a fast food business

How Much Can You Make?
$4,500,000 — $49,600,000/month
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56. Start a waste disposal business

Time To Revenue
300 days
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57. Start an indoor soccer facility business

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58. Start an ICT consulting business

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59. Become a laundry detergent manufacturer ($240K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$20,000/month
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David Watkins started Dirty Labs, a laundry detergent manufacturer, over 4 years ago:

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Hello there! I’m David Watkins, CEO and a co-founder of Dirty Labs. Dirty Labs is a cleaning innovation lab created with a mission to take the ‘dirty’ out of cleaning.

The first products from the company are a line of laundry detergents that solve what we call a cleaning trilemma. For years, products have either been safe, sustainable, or effective, but rarely, if ever, all three. Our goal is to create solutions that leverage nature-inspired green chemistry to solve this problem. We’re making a significant change in the way cleaning products are formulated. We think we’ve achieved this goal with our first line of detergents tested for market-leading levels of efficacy while also making a giant leap forward in safety and sustainability.

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David Watkins, on starting Dirty Labs ($20,000/month) full story ➜

60. Start a mobile phone assembling business

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61. Start a home healthcare service business

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

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Kel STUART started Sanuku APM Limited, a natural health product business, about 5 years ago:

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Hi there. My name is Kel Stuart. I established Sanuku APM Limited and my health brand products website, SANUSq, in early 2017, but the foundations for this business model had been laid out over many years prior. The company has a few different revenue streams, but currently, my passion lies with our two health product brands. I created ‘SANUSq’ in 2017 and followed up with ‘Bonne Sante Liposomal’ in 2018. Our flagship product is a proprietary blend liposomal vitamin C product (with a dash of glutathione.)

From a standing start, we are now aiming to hit the 1 million EUR mark this financial year. Our main customer base is in France. This was no small achievement given the fastidious nature of the market in France. We have shipped orders to more than 30 countries since we launched, and have sales sites in multiple languages – all translations have been done by hand as reliance on AI, as good as it has become over recent years, is a recipe for disaster.

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Kel STUART, on starting Sanuku APM Limited (/month) full story ➜

62. Start an electrician business

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63. Start a collection and debt portfolios management business

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

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Skills

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Alexis Evans started FBI Cosmetics Inc., a cosmetic store business, over 1 year ago:

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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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Alexis Evans , on starting FBI Cosmetics Inc. ($8,500/month) full story ➜

65. Start a dental practice

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66. Start a transportation service

How Much Can You Make?
$364,000/month
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Irakli Litanishvili started Mirai Flights, a transportation service, over 1 year ago:

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Hello, my name is Irakli Litanishvili and I am a co-founder of a group of companies called Aim of Emperor that operates in three niches: aviation, fuel & ground handling, and IT. One of the recent additions is Mirai Flights, where I stand as CEO & co-founder.

On the photo: Mirai team

On the photo: Mirai team

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Irakli Litanishvili, on starting Mirai Flights ($364,000/month) full story ➜

67. Start an internet service provider business

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68. Start an industrial supplies business

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69. Start a renewable energy equipment and devices selling business

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70. Start a trucking / haulage business

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71. Start an auto accessories business

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72. Start a telecommunications business

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73. Start a metal production business

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Marc Staples started DownHomeModern LLC, a scrap metal business, about 1 year ago:

Case Study

My name is Marc Staples. I am the founder of DowhHomeModern and the Lago Luna Lakeside Studio in Virginia. With the recent introduction of my original designs of windbells and chimes, DownHomeModern is gaining attention as an educator as well as a producer of quality products. Each Frontier Bell that we sell embraces the history of the place it is named for.

In 2021 I created a collection of small bells based on American Southwest decor. I call the line our Frontier Mission Bells™. The rustic style of these products has grabbed the attention of people who like their homespun appearance. The Frontier Bells has been the primary driver of sales for DownHomeModern. The example below is called “San Gabriel”. It is named after a Spanish Mission in San Gabriel, California.

My name is Marc Staples. I am the founder of DowhHomeModern and the Lago Luna Lakeside Studio in Virginia. With the recent introduction of my original designs of windbells and chimes, DownHomeModern is gaining attention as an educator as well as a producer of quality products. Each Frontier Bell that we sell embraces the history of the place it is named for.

In 2021 I created a collection of small bells based on American Southwest decor. I call the line our Frontier Mission Bells™. The rustic style of these products has grabbed the attention of people who like their homespun appearance. The Frontier Bells has been the primary driver of sales for DownHomeModern. The example below is called “San Gabriel”. It is named after a Spanish Mission in San Gabriel, California.

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Marc Staples, on starting DownHomeModern LLC ($600/month) full story ➜

74. Start a sawmill cottage business

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75. Start a gas inspection business

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Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story

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