59 Small Businesses To Start In Atlanta

Itching to start a business or work for yourself?

Atlanta is already great place to start a business, but you might be wondering what you can start today.

Here are the best business ideas to start in Atlanta.

1. Start a business communications software ($120M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful business communications software in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our business communications software case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Yaniv Masjedi's story on creating Nextiva a read:

Hi, Everyone! My name is Yaniv Masjedi and I’m the CMO of Nextiva, a leading business communications company based in Scottsdale, Arizona. I’ve been with the company since the very beginning (spring 2008) when we signed our first customer.

It’s been a really fun ride. We’ve actually evolved within the last year from a business providing primarily business phone services to one that solves all communication challenges for companies. Now we combine CRM tools, team collaboration tools and business communication tools all on one platform called NextOS.

We’ve also grown exponentially since those early days in 2008. While we started with a few people in a windowless conference room, we now have more than 1,000 team members spread out across offices across the world.

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Yaniv Masjedi, on starting Nextiva ($10,000,000/month) full story ➜

2. Become a vehicle exporter ($27.6M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful vehicle exporter in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our vehicle exporter case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Nathan Huskins's story on creating Marshal Group LLC a read:

I am the founder and President of Marshal Group LLC, a licensed Illinois dealer specializing in exporting vehicles from the U.S. and Canada to destinations abroad.

Our first full year, 2008, we had $26MM in gross sales, working from the bedroom of my house with myself and my mom as the only two employees. Sales slowed in 2009 with the recession but from 2010 to 2015 we grew each year peaking at $50MM in sales and 650 vehicles sold.

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Nathan Huskins, on starting Marshal Group LLC ($2,300,000/month) full story ➜

3. Start a socks business ($4.47M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful socks business in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our socks business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Dane Jensen's story on creating Sock Club a read:

Hi, Dane Jensen here, my business partner Noah and I run Sock Club. Our flagship product is socks of course. We started Sock Club as a monthly subscription where we would deliver a pair of unique socks to our customers every month. As we’ve grown we’ve developed a manufacturing supply chain here in the United States. Having the ability to make our own socks made it possible to enter the new market of custom socks. Now making custom socks is 90% of our business and the subscription 10%. Last year we did $12M+ in revenue and we plan to do more than that this year.

Hi, Dane Jensen here, my business partner Noah and I run Sock Club. Our flagship product is socks of course. We started Sock Club as a monthly subscription where we would deliver a pair of unique socks to our customers every month. As we’ve grown we’ve developed a manufacturing supply chain here in the United States. Having the ability to make our own socks made it possible to enter the new market of custom socks. Now making custom socks is 90% of our business and the subscription 10%. Last year we did $12M+ in revenue and we plan to do more than that this year.

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Dane Jensen, on starting Sock Club ($1,000,000/month) full story ➜

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

Here are some examples of a successful speaker store in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our speaker store case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Johnathan Price's story on creating Down4SoundShop.Com a read:

My name is Johnathan Price, Owner of Down4soundshop.com, 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.

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Johnathan Price, on starting Down4SoundShop.Com ($1,000,000/month) full story ➜

5. Start an aerial imagery business ($12M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful aerial imagery business in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our aerial imagery business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Robert Morris's story on creating TerrAvion a read:

My name is Robert Morris. I founded TerrAvion in 2013 together with Cornell Wright.

We view our job as abstracting away all the complexity and delivering maps that are ready to use so that growers can spend more time applying their expertise, more powerfully, and over a larger area. Below is a screenshot of our interface with fields shown in our vigor image data layers.

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Robert Morris, on starting TerrAvion ($1,000,000/month) full story ➜

6. Start a video production company ($2.71M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful video production company in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our video production company case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Hope Horner's story on creating Lemonlight a read:

Hello there! My name is Hope Horner, and I’m the co-founder and CEO of Lemonlight, an on-demand video production company that offers brands and agencies access to high-quality affordable video content nationwide.

We’ve built Lemonlight as an entirely self-funded business. We haven’t taken any outside capital since we launched the business in 2014. We’re on track to hit 6M in sales this year and we’ve grown the team to 45 full-time employees. We’ve been recognized in dozens of major publications, and we were awarded in Inc 5000 and Entrepreneur 360 for three years in a row.

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Hope Horner, on starting Lemonlight ($500,000/month) full story ➜

7. Start a supplements company ($3.79M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful supplements company in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our supplements company case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Nick Bare's story on creating Bare Performance Nutrition a read:

My name is Nick Bare and I own Bare Performance Nutrition. We are a sports nutrition and health supplement company based out of central Texas, just about 20 minutes north of Austin.

I built the brand while working as an active duty Soldier, sleeping very little and working very much. Bare Performance Nutrition has always specialized in sports performance (pre-workout, pump enhancers, whey protein, BCAAs) but is now adding to the line of health supplements (greens superfoods, red superfoods, multi-vitamin, joint support) due to the increased demand and popularity from the current customers. The flight is our flagship product (pre-workout) which launched the brand in 2012 and has been one of our fastest moving products to date.

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Nick Bare, on starting Bare Performance Nutrition ($500,000/month) full story ➜

8. Become a home builder ($6M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful home builder in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our home builder case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Michael J Parnell's story on creating MPC Builders a read:

My name is Michael Parnell, and I am the founder of MPC Builders. We provide general contracting services for custom home construction along the Jersey Shore, as well as commercial projects throughout NJ and the Philadelphia metro area.

We’re busier than ever because of this open book-building process, it’s unlike any of our competitors and our clients take notice, and become raving fans… and in turn, refer to their friends, and so forth…

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Michael J Parnell, on starting MPC Builders ($500,000/month) full story ➜

9. Start a rave clothing store ($4.8M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful rave clothing store in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our rave clothing store case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Dan Watkins's story on creating GloFX a read:

Hello! My name is Dan Watkins, and I am the founder and CEO of GloFX. Our brand develops innovative eyewear and LED flow props, ranging from glasses with kaleidoscope lenses to fiber optic flow toys. If it augments your vision or you can dance with it at a music festival, odds are we make it or are looking into making it.

To learn more about GloFX, here is a link to our About page.

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Dan Watkins, on starting GloFX ($400,000/month) full story ➜

10. Start a gardening tools company ($14.1M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful gardening tools company in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our gardening tools company case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Parker Garlitz's story on creating True Leaf Market a read:

I’m Parker Garlitz, one of the Co-Founders of True Leaf Market. We are an independent seed company offering heirloom, non-GMO and organic seeds. We also offer growing supplies and starter kits. We sell to home gardeners up to professional growers. We offer traditional vegetable garden, flower and herb seeds as well as specialty seeds like microgreens, sprouts, and wheatgrass. The other Co-Founders are Lance Heaton, Kaitlin Jones & Robb Baumann.

I’m Parker Garlitz, one of the Co-Founders of True Leaf Market. We are an independent seed company offering heirloom, non-GMO and organic seeds. We also offer growing supplies and starter kits. We sell to home gardeners up to professional growers. We offer traditional vegetable garden, flower and herb seeds as well as specialty seeds like microgreens, sprouts, and wheatgrass. The other Co-Founders are Lance Heaton, Kaitlin Jones & Robb Baumann.

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Parker Garlitz, on starting True Leaf Market ($400,000/month) full story ➜

11. Start a money lending company ($1.95M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful money lending company in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our money lending company case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Michael Mikhail's story on creating Stratton Equities a read:

My name is Michael Mikhail and I’m the Founder and CEO of Stratton Equities, the nation’s leading hard money and NON-QM (non-qualified mortgage) lender to national real estate investors, with the largest variety of mortgage loans and programs nationwide. We specialize in unique private money loan programs with the lowest rates in the industry and work directly with Real Estate Investors, Mortgage Brokers, and Realtors.

In 2017, I noticed how the mortgage industry had transformed after the regulations presented from 2008-2012, and knew it was time to set out something on my own - I literally started Stratton Equities with the last $1000 that I had and within the first six months, we grew to $1M. To date, we have grossed over $3M.

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Michael Mikhail, on starting Stratton Equities ($300,000/month) full story ➜

12. Start a luxury brand ($3.6M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful luxury brand in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our luxury brand case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give William Forshaw's story on creating Maxwell Scott Bags Ltd a read:

I’m William Scott Forshaw and I am the founder and CEO of Maxwell-Scott. Maxwell-Scott is a British-born luxury leather goods company for the refined professional seeking timeless design and high-quality craftsmanship. As a brand, our ethos is to support slow fashion by creating impeccably-made leather pieces for our customers to cherish and pass on through the generations.

Plus, last year we were nominated for Drapers’ Accessory Brand Of The Year which was a true reason to celebrate. I am so immensely proud of the progress that the team and I have made and know that there is so much more potential for growth.

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William Forshaw, on starting Maxwell Scott Bags Ltd ($300,000/month) full story ➜

13. Start a fragrance store ($3M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful fragrance store in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our fragrance store case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Gary A.'s story on creating Fragrancebuy Canada a read:

Fragrancebuy is Canada’s largest online fragrance retailer. We give fragrance enthusiasts access to a variety of discounted designer & niche fragrances through an impeccable online shopping experience.

It may come as a surprise to most, but we’re just a team of three dedicated and passionate individuals managing a multi-million dollar operation. Our secret lies below :)

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Gary A., on starting Fragrancebuy Canada ($250,000/month) full story ➜

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

Here are some examples of a successful filter store in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our filter store case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Jay Vasantharajah's story on creating PureFilters a read:

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

We are most proud about our obsession in building systems to maximize customer experience and as a result we have built quite the fan base among homeowners in Canada.

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

15. Start an online t-shirt business ($1.09M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful online t-shirt business in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our online t-shirt business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Matt Snow & Meredith Erin's story on creating Boredwalk a read:

We are Matt Snow and Meredith Erin, and we’re the co-founders of Boredwalk, a lifestyle brand that sells original art and graphic design on functional goods.

We’ve been growing fairly rapidly, especially in the last 2-3 years as we’ve become more adept at digital marketing to find and retain our ideal customers, averaging MoM growth of 10-12% and YoY growth of 50-100%.

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Matt Snow & Meredith Erin, on starting Boredwalk ($150,000/month) full story ➜

16. Start a green business ($1.46M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful green business in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our green business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Borja Eraso's story on creating tutiendaenergetica.es a read:

My name is Borja. I am a 36-year-old father-of-three from Spain that runs a retail business called tutiendaenergetica.es (it translates as “yourenergyshop” in Spanish). We have a shop in Pamplona - yes, that’s where the Running of the Bulls happens! - and an ecommerce site aimed at the Spanish market. We sell - mainly to end users - 2 types of “green tech” products, as I call them:

Since we started using our sales/invoicing program in late 2015 we have built a database of +7000 clients - unfortunately, we didn’t keep a proper record of our clients for the first few years. Year to date (Jan-Aug) we have already made as much revenue as in 2018 Full Year. We are pushing to achieve 900k USD this year but, if we manage to capitalize on the Xmas period (which we have never been too good at) and some new e-mobility formats we’ll present in the next we next few days, I think we have a fair chance to reach 1M USD in 2019. That would be an awesome milestone to celebrate!

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Borja Eraso, on starting tutiendaenergetica.es ($110,000/month) full story ➜

17. Start a gym management software ($1.2M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful gym management software in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our gym management software case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Dan Uyemura's story on creating PushPress a read:

Hey everyone, I'm Dan Uyemura - CEO of PushPress.

To date, we’ve bootstrapped our business to over $100,000 MRR. We’re especially proud to be the only platform in our space who serve the best interests of our clients first, having no investors to answer to.

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Dan Uyemura, on starting PushPress ($100,000/month) full story ➜

18. Start an ecommerce platform ($2.41M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful ecommerce platform in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our ecommerce platform case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Nick and Angelica's story on creating Romans Tide a read:

My name is Nick and I am the founder of Romans Tide. My business started out selling on eBay in early 2015, by November we moved to Amazon. Our method of selling was 100% arbitrage back then.

By 2017 we did over $1,000,000 in revenue on the Amazon platform. I had no idea what I had gotten into. I had no business experience and had no idea how to manage all this money flowing through the business.

Now we have our own Private Label Products, a couple of wholesale accounts (pursuing more), and a full-scale countrywide Retail Arbitrage operation that generates six figures a month in revenue with 20-25% profit margins.

A lot of people say “you can’t scale Retail Arbitrage”. We prove them wrong on a daily basis.

Nowadays, Romans Tide is becoming more of a distributor for my other product creations and brands. My journey in E-Commerce has had me sell everything from toys and clothes to trampolines and patio sets. We sell to all types of customers so that led me to develop my own brands.

Right now we have:

Java Advisor - Sells coffee, tea, and related products @JavaAdvisor

Mind Your Grind - Started out as my personal blog but is being turned into a sales channel for customers focused on health, fitness, and mindset. @Mind_Your_Grind

RTX (in development) - This is my Sports and Outdoor Brand focused on serving the customers involved in extreme sports. My love for riding waves is what fuels this project

My name is Nick and I am the founder of Romans Tide. My business started out selling on eBay in early 2015, by November we moved to Amazon. Our method of selling was 100% arbitrage back then.

By 2017 we did over $1,000,000 in revenue on the Amazon platform. I had no idea what I had gotten into. I had no business experience and had no idea how to manage all this money flowing through the business.

Now we have our own Private Label Products, a couple of wholesale accounts (pursuing more), and a full-scale countrywide Retail Arbitrage operation that generates six figures a month in revenue with 20-25% profit margins.

A lot of people say “you can’t scale Retail Arbitrage”. We prove them wrong on a daily basis.

Nowadays, Romans Tide is becoming more of a distributor for my other product creations and brands. My journey in E-Commerce has had me sell everything from toys and clothes to trampolines and patio sets. We sell to all types of customers so that led me to develop my own brands.

Right now we have:

Java Advisor - Sells coffee, tea, and related products @JavaAdvisor

Mind Your Grind - Started out as my personal blog but is being turned into a sales channel for customers focused on health, fitness, and mindset. @Mind_Your_Grind

RTX (in development) - This is my Sports and Outdoor Brand focused on serving the customers involved in extreme sports. My love for riding waves is what fuels this project

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Nick and Angelica, on starting Romans Tide ($100,000/month) full story ➜

19. Start an auction platform ($1.2M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful auction platform in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our auction platform case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Aaron Varsha's story on creating Auction King a read:

My name is Aaron Varsha, and I built Auction King, a live auction website. At Auction King, we auction unique and hard to find items such as custom jewelry and art.

Today, we are doing about six live auctions a week, and each ranging 5-8 hours long. At the peak of an auction, we might have over 100 users simultaneously viewing and bidding on items.

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Aaron Varsha, on starting Auction King ($100,000/month) full story ➜

20. Start a fertility business ($1.4M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful fertility business in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our fertility business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Alastair Kennett's story on creating OptiMale a read:

Hi everyone! My name is Alastair Kennett and I’m one of the two founders of OptiMale. My brother David and I founded OptiMale just over 2 years ago. OptiMale is a testosterone replacement and men’s health clinic which provides effective treatment to men across the UK who suffer from low testosterone and fertility issues.

We have seen a growth of over 850% since our first year with both a massive increase in our number of monthly subscriptions and blood test sales.

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Alastair Kennett, on starting OptiMale ($83,000/month) full story ➜

21. Start a screen printing business ($528K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful screen printing business in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our screen printing business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Adam Tanaka's story on creating Life and Limb Printing a read:

Hello! My name is Adam Tanaka and I own a company called Life and Limb Printing. We are a screen printing and full-service merch company that specializes in merch production for breweries, outdoor clothing companies, and restaurants with a little bit of everything else sprinkled in.

Since officially launching the business in 2010, we had our best month last year in October 2018 at $80,000 and now we are set to hit 1M by the end of 2019.

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Adam Tanaka, on starting Life and Limb Printing ($80,000/month) full story ➜

22. Become a freelance writer ($320K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful freelance writer in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our freelance writer case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give David Tile's story on creating Article-Writing Co a read:

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

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

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David Tile, on starting Article-Writing Co ($80,000/month) full story ➜

23. Start a tea business ($736K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful tea business in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our tea business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Andy Hayes's story on creating Plum Deluxe Tea a read:

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

We now have one of the largest tea subscription boxes and are about the pass the 7 figure mark in annual revenue.

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Andy Hayes, on starting Plum Deluxe Tea ($75,000/month) full story ➜

24. Start a dog clothing line ($840K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful dog clothing line in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our dog clothing line case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Tyson Walters's story on creating Shed Defeder a read:

I’m Tyson Walters, the founder and CEO of Shed Defender. The company officially launched in October 2016, but I came up with the idea about 6 years ago and spent a few years testing out fabrics and designs so it’s been a long road to get to where we are today.

To date, we’ve sold over 30,000 units and generated over $1.7 million in sales. In 2019 were expected to continue growing and have some exciting new products in the works!

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Tyson Walters, on starting Shed Defeder ($70,000/month) full story ➜

25. Start a network marketing software ($780K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful network marketing software in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our network marketing software case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Abdul Majeed's story on creating Infinite MLM Software a read:

Hi, this is Abdul Majeed, one of the directors of the software development firm - Infinite Open Source Solutions LLP. I am very much delighted to share our success story here on this platform-Starter Story. IOSS is bonded together with five directors and we commenced with our flagship product Infinite MLM Software in the global industry during 2009.

Check out the video of our company infrastructure:

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Abdul Majeed, on starting Infinite MLM Software ($65,000/month) full story ➜

26. Start an outdoor store ($510K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful outdoor store in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our outdoor store case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Alex Shirley-Smith's story on creating Tentsile a read:

My name is Alex Shirley-Smith and I am the founder and inventor of Tentsile Tree Tents, the world’s first range of portable treehouses. This new category of product blurs the boundaries between play and adventure and combines the versatility of a hammock, with the comfort, security and multi-person occupancy of a tent.

We were lucky enough to be able to start and grow this company with no capital investment. We made 2 Tentsile Stingrays in the beginning, we sold 2 and with that money, we made 5, then we sold 5 and made 10 and so on. In the first year we sold 50, the next year we sold 500, in the next year we sold 5000 units and they year after that we sold 17,000 Tree Tents!!

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Alex Shirley-Smith, on starting Tentsile ($50,000/month) full story ➜

27. Start a phone case business ($1.05M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful phone case business in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our phone case business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Andrew Moore's story on creating Felony Case a read:

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

The first studded cases I was making by hand

Our Kaleidoscope Cases

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

28. Start a BBQ tools business ($480K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful BBQ tools business in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our BBQ tools business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Nicolas Vallée's story on creating BBQ Croc a read:

I’m the Croc Man and designer of the BBQ Croc® 3 in 1 Tool. I designed a multipurpose BBQ tool for the everyday consumer who wants to focus on grilling and not on which tool to use and when.

We have tripled our revenues in our second year and as of September 1st 2018 have sold over 70,000 units. We hope to double that for our third year.

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Nicolas Vallée, on starting BBQ Croc ($40,000/month) full story ➜

29. Start a cryptocurrency business ($668K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful cryptocurrency business in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our cryptocurrency business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Auston Bunsen's story on creating CBlocks.io a read:

My name is Auston Bunsen, I am one of the founders of CBlocks.io! CBlocks is the easiest way to acquire and learn about cryptocurrency.

We launched in mid-January and made about $32,000 in our first 30 days. I co-founded CBlocks with PK Banks & Mario Aguayo, two of my former coworkers.

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Auston Bunsen, on starting CBlocks.io ($32,000/month) full story ➜

30. Start a hair product line ($1.76M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful hair product line in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our hair product line case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Chris Healy's story on creating The Longhairs a read:

We’re Chris Healy and Lindsay Barto, founders of The Longhairs. Our flagship product is Hair Ties For Guys™, the finest hair ties in the world, offering these and other superior products for men with long hair on our website, thelonghairs.us.

We started our business in 2014 without a following, and over four years we’ve grown our audience to 60K monthly website visitors, 20K email subscribers, and 28K YouTube subscribers, with monthly revenue of $30K.

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Chris Healy, on starting The Longhairs ($30,000/month) full story ➜

31. Start a custom prints business ($12.1M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful custom prints business in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our custom prints business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Zach Katz's story on creating Framed Tweets a read:

Hi! I’m Zach Katz, and I started Framed Tweets to give people a simple way to beautifully frame their favorite tweets as art, to remember and enjoy forever.

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Zach Katz, on starting Framed Tweets ($25,000/month) full story ➜

32. Start an earring collection ($264K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful earring collection in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our earring collection case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Jackie Burke's story on creating Tini Lux a read:

My name is Jackie Burke and I am the founder of Tini Lux. Tini Lux is the first line of fashion earrings made specifically for people with metal allergies and sensitive ears.

This month, Susan Kelechi Watson, a star of the NBC show This Is Us is was on the COVER of Good Housekeeping magazine wearing a pair of Tini Lux earrings. Seeing that cover photo was a serious pinch-me moment.

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Jackie Burke, on starting Tini Lux ($22,000/month) full story ➜

33. Start a candle business ($1.57M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful candle business in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our candle business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give DShawn Russell's story on creating Southern Elegance Candle Company a read:

Hello! My name is D’Shawn Russell and I am the founder and CEO of Southern Elegance Candle Company. I started the company 4 years ago as a side hustle to make some extra money on the weekends and to get me out of the house. But it quickly grew to much more than I expected.

You can check out our brand story video here: Southern Elegance: Candles Crafted In The South

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DShawn Russell, on starting Southern Elegance Candle Company ($20,000/month) full story ➜

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

Here are some examples of a successful consulting business in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our consulting business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Akhil Suresh Nair's story on creating Xena Intelligence by Parzenn Partners a read:

Hey guys! I am Akhil Nair, the co-founder of Parzenn Partners. We are a management consulting firm focused on the small and mid-sized businesses.

Ever since we launched this product a month ago, we have had over 50 businesses take the free assessment test and have 4 paying clients who have taken the paid in-depth analysis test & a couple of them hired have hired us as consultants to resolve some of their immediate red-flags. We have made $23,000 so far on this product over the past month.

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Akhil Suresh Nair, on starting Xena Intelligence by Parzenn Partners ($20,000/month) full story ➜

35. Start an API ($180K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful API in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our API case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Ervin Ruci's story on creating Geocode.xyz a read:

I’m Ervin Ruci.

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

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Ervin Ruci, on starting Geocode.xyz ($15,000/month) full story ➜

36. Start a lifestyle blog ($180K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful lifestyle blog in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our lifestyle blog case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Brock McGoff's story on creating The Modest Man a read:

My name is Brock McGoff, and I run The Modest Man (TMM), a digital media brand dedicated to helping guys dress better and feel more confident, with an emphasis on the man of modest height.

In a given month, TMM generates $10-15k revenue from advertising brand partnerships, digital products (an e-book) and affiliate programs. Since there isn’t any inventory or “cost of goods” profit margins are very high.

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Brock McGoff, on starting The Modest Man ($15,000/month) full story ➜

37. Start a niche online store ($625K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful niche online store in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our niche online store case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Tripp Phillips's story on creating LeGlue LLC a read:

I am just an average 13-year-old kid with a small business poised to eclipse half a million in sales in 2019.

Since our appearance on Shark Tank, we have averaged over $35,000 per month in sales. And once Mr. Wonderful kicks in his help, we hope to quadruple those sells this year.

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Tripp Phillips, on starting LeGlue LLC ($14,998/month) full story ➜

38. Start an aftermarket car parts business ($1.19M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful aftermarket car parts business in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our aftermarket car parts business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Mitchel Matthews's story on creating Adrenaline Offroad a read:

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

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

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

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Mitchel Matthews, on starting Adrenaline Offroad ($12,000/month) full story ➜

39. Start a dropshipping business ($144K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful dropshipping business in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our dropshipping business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Amanda Austin's story on creating Little Shop of Miniatures a read:

My name is Amanda Austin, and I’m the founder of Little Shop of Miniatures.

I run a dropship store, which means I pay a supplier to pick, pack, and ship the order to my customer. I have two wholesalers who dropship for me and they are both great. My main drop shipper has about 20,000 different dollhouse miniatures and dollhouse building supplies in stock!

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Amanda Austin, on starting Little Shop of Miniatures ($12,000/month) full story ➜

40. Start a software integration plugin ($144K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful software integration plugin in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our software integration plugin case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Jae Jun's story on creating GORILLA ROI a read:

My name is Jae and I’m a spreadsheet nerd. 👊

Thus, we are currently focusing on stability and scalability before we start any heavy push towards outbound marketing.

Our gross profit at the moment sits at 45%, which is bad for a software company. But not bad considering we continue to reinvest. Plus, I’m not a programmer and talented programmers are not cheap. I’ve also been reinvesting more into servers and technology which put us at break even.

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Jae Jun, on starting GORILLA ROI ($12,000/month) full story ➜

41. Start a natural beauty product business ($270K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful natural beauty product business in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our natural beauty product business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Mel young 's story on creating Flowerdale Valley a read:

Hello, my name is Mel. I run a skincare business called Flowerdale Valley. I named the business Flowerdale valley because that's where I live, in a small town called Flowerdale in country Victoria, Australia.

Now, my business provides my income for me and my kids.

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Mel young , on starting Flowerdale Valley ($5,000/month) full story ➜

42. Start a backyard plant nursery ($60K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful backyard plant nursery in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our backyard plant nursery case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Debbie Odom's story on creating CamelliaShop a read:

My name is Debbie Odom and I am a horticulturist and the co-founder of Camelliashop.com.

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Debbie Odom, on starting CamelliaShop ($5,000/month) full story ➜

43. Start a game store ($50.4K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful game store in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our game store case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give OLIVER JENKS's story on creating Speedcube New Zealand a read:

My name is Oliver Jenks, 21 years of age. Managing Director of speedcube.co.nz, an ecommerce store selling speciality Rubik’s cube type “speedcube” puzzles.

This business currently represents a substantial portion of my income and allows me a degree of financial flexibility whilst I complete my bachelor's degree. On average I spend around an hour a day working on the business. With an annual 5 figure profit and over 3,000 loyal customers, It is a damn good side hustle.

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OLIVER JENKS, on starting Speedcube New Zealand ($4,200/month) full story ➜

44. Start a jewelry making business ($4.9M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful jewelry making business in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our jewelry making business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Lindsay Ann Gottschall and Courtney Joy Bleier's story on creating Ann + Joy a read:

Hello there! We are Lindsay Ann Gottschall and Courtney Joy Bleier, two sisters from Miami who started Ann + Joy. We make handmade real flower and resin jewelry and sell online and in stores around the world. We take pride in being one of the first companies to make real flower jewelry. During our first year of business, we blossomed almost immediately into a very successful Etsy shop. Etsy was constantly featuring our products on its website and in promotional emails. We are proud to say that since starting in early 2017 we have had over 5,000 sales online.

For all the readers, we are providing a 20% off coupon to our Etsy shop. Use code: STARTERSTORY at checkout!

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Lindsay Ann Gottschall and Courtney Joy Bleier, on starting Ann + Joy ($4,000/month) full story ➜

45. Start a fashion business ($39.3K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful fashion business in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our fashion business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Garret "Buddy" Lamp's story on creating Knee Deep Limited LLC a read:

What’s going on! I am Garret “Buddy” Lamp, and I am a co-founder with Taylor “Earl” Nees of our start-up, Muff Waders. Muff Waders is an epic product that Earl came up with about 3 years ago, and we just began selling in September 2019.

Many people do not look at us as a legit company because of the product. Yes, Muff Waders is a fun product based around laughs, but it is also centered around that hard-working blue collared man. It may seem like a made-up product or company, but we are real. We have been averaging $3,600 a month in sales since we began selling nine months ago.

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Garret "Buddy" Lamp, on starting Knee Deep Limited LLC ($3,600/month) full story ➜

46. Start a maps business ($42K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful maps business in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our maps business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Love Regefalk's story on creating Mapsery a read:

Hello StarterStory! My name is Love Regefalk (yes – it actually is) and I am the co-founder of Mapsery. I founded Mapsery together with my twin brother, Daniel, and we run Mapsery on the side of our engineering studies.

Looking at our customers, they can be found all around the world (30+ countries to date) who share a love for maps, traveling and interior design. Owing to the fact that our website is in English and that we only run ads in English, a majority of our customers can be found in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. To a lesser extent, we get customers from other corners of the world. In terms of demographics, slightly more women than men purchase our products and people aged 25-34 are our primary age group.

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Love Regefalk, on starting Mapsery ($3,500/month) full story ➜

47. Start a travel blog ($40.8K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful travel blog in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our travel blog case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Andrew Norton's story on creating SkyAlliance a read:

Hello. My name is Andrew Norton and I am the CEO & Founder of SkyAlliance Limited®. SkyAlliance is a travel search engine which allows you to find cheap flights, hotels, holiday packages and car hire all over the world.

5 years ago I knew nothing about web design, coding and software development, and today, I own a company that sends people away to various destinations and supplies them with another means of travel, all based on the 3 elements I knew nothing about.

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Andrew Norton, on starting SkyAlliance ($2,800/month) full story ➜

48. Start a visitor management system business ($30K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful visitor management system business in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our visitor management system business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Gaurav Saini's story on creating Vizitor a read:

Hello! My name is Gaurav and I am the founder of Vizitor. We have launched a smart visitor management solution that secures the check-in and check-out process at your workplace. We started working on Vizitor 1 year ago because I felt from my experience the manual entries I do everytime I visit an office is really a hectic process. I wanted to make the entire process of check-in and check-out digital.

We are currently growing at 40% month on month on our MMR and have expanded a lot after the launch of our Free Plan for small organizations.

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Gaurav Saini, on starting Vizitor ($2,500/month) full story ➜

49. Start a sex toys business ($28.8K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful sex toys business in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our sex toys business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Liam Valentine's story on creating Sex Toys For Men Co. a read:

My name is Liam Valentine.

As of now, we gross around $2,000-$3,000/month in revenue, so it isn’t something to write home about necessarily, however, this journey has been very rewarding.

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Liam Valentine, on starting Sex Toys For Men Co. ($2,400/month) full story ➜

50. Start an instagram fan account ($6K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful instagram fan account in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our instagram fan account case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Sammy Sternberg's story on creating @zekefeed a read:

Hello, my name is Samuel Sternberg, I’m 15 years old and I created the Instagram page @zekefeed. It’s a fan page for NFL player Ezekiel Elliott and has exploded over the last 2 years. In the last couple of months alone I’ve gained nearly 20,000 followers.

My customers are anyone wanting to promote their product or brand. I’ve grown over 50,000 engaged followers within the last 2 years and continue to grow.

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Sammy Sternberg, on starting @zekefeed ($500/month) full story ➜

51. Start an user feedback app ($303K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful user feedback app in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our user feedback app case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Mike Slaats's story on creating Upvoty a read:

Hey there! 👋 My name is Mike and I’m the founder of home improvement platform Vindy and user feedback tool Upvoty.

I launched Upvoty in February 2019 and we are already over 100 customers and over $500 MRR. I think my biggest benefit in launching this new startup is my experience of my other one, so I can apply some of my great lessons learned. This already helped me in developing and launching my startup and getting results quickly.

I’m a single founder and I don’t work with VC or any external money: I finance everything with the profits of my main startup Vindy which is doing around $1,000,000 a year. I don’t share a lot about the progress on Vindy since it’s only live in The Netherlands and Belgium. I focus on spreading the word on launching, building and scaling Upvoty for now since there are a lot of lessons to share.

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Mike Slaats, on starting Upvoty ($500/month) full story ➜

52. Start a makeup brand

Here are some examples of a successful makeup brand in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

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53. Start a fulfilment business ($4.8M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful fulfilment business in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our fulfilment business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Jan Bednar's story on creating ShipMonk a read:

Hi! My name is Jan Bednar and I’m the CEO and founder of ShipMonk, a technology-driven fulfillment center based in South Florida.

Last year, we were named America’s Fastest Growing Fulfillment Center and scored a spot at #29 on Inc. 5000’s list of fastest growing companies. We made the list again this year at #154. With projected revenue of $60M for 2019, we absolutely can’t wait to see what else is in store for us!

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Jan Bednar, on starting ShipMonk (/month) full story ➜

54. Start a freight forwarding business

Here are some examples of a successful freight forwarding business in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

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55. Start a gift baskets business

Here are some examples of a successful gift baskets business in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

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56. Start an online car sale business

Here are some examples of a successful online car sale business in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

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57. Start a digital magazine

Here are some examples of a successful digital magazine in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our digital magazine case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Drew Williams's story on creating SWAGGER Magazine a read:

My name is Drew Williams and I run and operate a digital lifestyle magazine for men called SWAGGER Magazine. SWAGGER Magazine is one of the first products created under our parent company, Swagger Publications Inc.

SWAGGER Magazine currently pulls in about 1-2k per month and is growing rapidly. Our primary source of revenue is sponsored posts, and celebrity features which we call "Kings of Swag". We currently own the trademark for “Swagger” in Canada and share that mark with Proctor & Gamble after a $100,000 trademark war.

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Drew Williams, on starting SWAGGER Magazine (/month) full story ➜

58. Start a hotel ($6M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful hotel in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our hotel case studies ➜

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59. Start a tech company

Here are some examples of a successful tech company in Atlanta:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

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Starter Story,   Founder of Starter Story

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