26 Small Businesses To Start In Louisville

Itching to start a business or work for yourself?

Louisville 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 Louisville.

1. Start a drinkware brand ($37.1M/year)

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

Check out all of our drinkware brand case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Dylan Jacob's story on creating BrüMate a read:

Hello, my name is Dylan Jacob and I am the founder of BruMate, AKA, The Dehydration Company. We are a unique insulated drinkware brand with a sole focus on the adult beverage community.

I launched our first product line in November 2016. We did $250,000 in sales from November-December 2016, 2.1M in sales in 2017, and we are now doing over 1.1M/mo in sales, in over 1000 retailers nationwide, and are on track to do 20M this year with roughly 35-45% bottom line depending on our ad-spend.

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Dylan Jacob, on starting BrüMate ($12,000,000/month) full story ➜

2. Start a weighted blankets brand ($7.2M/year)

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

Check out all of our weighted blankets brand case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Aaron Spivak's story on creating Hush Blankets a read:

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

Aaron and Lior, the founders of Hush Blankets

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

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

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

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 digital subscription business ($6M/year)

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

Check out all of our digital subscription business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Will Seippel's story on creating WorthPoint Corporation a read:

Thank you for the invitation to Starter Story!

Our customers are antique dealers, longtime and new collectors, professional or amateur pickers, insurance adjusters, and just about anyone with accumulated “stuff” that they want to research for values in seconds.

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Will Seippel, on starting WorthPoint Corporation ($500,000/month) full story ➜

5. Start a golf club brand ($3.5M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful golf club brand in Louisville:

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

Check out all of our golf club brand case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Tyler Sullivan's story on creating BombTech Golf a read:

My name is Sully, and I am the proud founder of BombTech Golf. My team and I sell premium golf clubs direct-to-consumer.

  • I currently work 2-4 hours a week on BombTech Golf and have successfully been able to get myself out of working "in" the business and now work “on” the business.

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Tyler Sullivan, on starting BombTech Golf ($500,000/month) full story ➜

6. Become a real estate agent ($4.2M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful real estate agent in Louisville:

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

Check out all of our real estate agent case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Grigory Pekarsky's story on creating Vesta Preferred Realty a read:

My name is Grigory Pekarsky and I own a residential real estate company called Vesta Preferred.

We operate in the Chicagoland area and this year, 2019, we are celebrating 10 years or operation. We focus on relationship building rather than strictly selling real estate. Our operations are unique as many relationships in our company begin by helping our clients find their first home as a rental property in the city. We then stay in touch and maintain our relationships in hopes of becoming everyone’s broker for life. My personal business is now over 80% referral based and repeat clients due to these principles. This year we are #3 in the city for sales as compared to the 14,000+ individual entities that sell in Chicago.

We consistently grow at a 20% pace and this year we are on pace to write 1000 new leases and sell over $120m in real estate.

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Grigory Pekarsky, on starting Vesta Preferred Realty ($350,000/month) full story ➜

7. Start a virtual events business ($4M/year)

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

Check out all of our virtual events business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Natasha Miller's story on creating Entire Productions a read:

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.

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Natasha Miller, on starting Entire Productions ($333,300/month) full story ➜

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

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

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 ➜

9. Start a hair salon ($3.6M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful hair salon in Louisville:

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

Check out all of our hair salon case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Chelle Neff's story on creating Urban Betty a read:

Hi, I’m Chelle Neff and I’m the founder of Urban Betty.

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Chelle Neff, on starting Urban Betty ($300,000/month) full story ➜

10. Start a museum tours business ($3M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful museum tours business in Louisville:

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

Check out all of our museum tours business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Tasia Duske and Michael Alexis's story on creating Museum Hack a read:

Hi! 👋 We’re Michael Alexis and Tasia Duske, owners at Museum Hack.

Everything we do is VIP, fast-paced, story-based and includes social elements, actions that give you a new perspective on the galleries (and life) and sometimes wine.

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Tasia Duske and Michael Alexis, on starting Museum Hack ($250,000/month) full story ➜

11. Start a straw company ($2.4M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful straw company in Louisville:

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

Check out all of our straw company case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Emma Rose Cohen's story on creating Final Co. a read:

At this point, I realized I wanted to formalize my work experience. I earned a master’s degree in environmental management and sustainability at Harvard. I also spent four years working in waste minimization at Los Alamos National Laboratory. But government work doesn’t suit a mermaid. So, I traded in the government credentials and began working on my passion project — FinalStraw.

In the last year, we’ve sold 300,000 straws, preventing approximately 27,000,000 single-use straws from entering the environment.

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Emma Rose Cohen, on starting Final Co. ($200,000/month) full story ➜

12. Start a podcast ($514K/year)

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

Check out all of our podcast case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give John Lee Dumas's story on creating Entrepreneurs on Fire a read:

Heyo! John Lee Dumas (JLD) here, founder and host of Entrepreneurs On Fire, an award-winning podcast where I interview inspiring Entrepreneurs who are truly ON FIRE!

My goal from the very beginning: to inspire my audience, Fire Nation, to take their own entrepreneurial leap.

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John Lee Dumas, on starting Entrepreneurs on Fire ($170,000/month) full story ➜

13. Start a men's grooming company ($814K/year)

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

Check out all of our men's grooming company case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Eric Bandholz's story on creating Beardbrand a read:

I’m Eric Bandholz, the founder of Beardbrand. Beardbrand is a men’s grooming company that makes products for your beard, hair, and body. In addition to that, we also create a significant amount of content on our YouTube channel.

We’ve bootstrapped the business from a $30 investment to seven figures in a short period of time. We’ve been expanding our product offerings with the goal of getting towards that 8 figure mark.

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Eric Bandholz, on starting Beardbrand ($100,000/month) full story ➜

14. Start a respirator mask business ($1.08M/year)

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

Check out all of our respirator mask business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Michael Vahey's story on creating Breathe Healthy a read:

My name is Michael, and I’m the owner of Breathe Healthy.

Breathe Healthy is the name of the company that I started. We produce comfortable, wearable respiratory protection that also looks good. We have been in business since 2009, and our sales surpassed 1 million in 2017. We continue to grow and disrupt the “traditional” paper/disposable mask market.

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Michael Vahey, on starting Breathe Healthy ($90,000/month) full story ➜

15. Start a Dog Walking Business ($648K/year)

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

Check out all of our Dog Walking Business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Melodi Landi's story on creating Furry Fellas Pet Service LLC a read:

Hi. My name is Melodi Landi. I am the Founder & Owner of Furry Fellas Pet Service LLC.

Furry Fellas has been voted in the TOP 3 Pet Sitting / Dog Walking Company within the RI / MA area for 8 years in a row!

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Melodi Landi, on starting Furry Fellas Pet Service LLC ($54,000/month) full story ➜

16. Start a golf simulators business ($600K/year)

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

Check out all of our golf simulators business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Igor Vainshtien's story on creating 24/7 Golf a read:

My name is Igor, and I am the founder and owner of 24/7 Golf - an Australian startup in the virtual golf industry. I sell golf simulators for personal and commercial use and am the distributor for SkyTrak Golf in the region (Australia, New Zealand and surrounds).

Working for someone did not last long - after 3 years, and working in Singapore, New Zealand, Indonesia and Japan, I started my own SAP consulting firm and from a humble $280,000 in 1st year revenue went to over $4,000,000 annualised after 4 years. But I also burnt out! After a small career break, I went back into consulting and also got addicted to golf.

That led me to investing into a virtual golf centre, then building a brand of unmanned virtual golf centres called 24/7 Golf! Having sold over 1.1m of golf simulators in the first iteration of the business called GolfTec Australia, I partnered with SkyTrak Golf from USA to use at my venues and also to resell. After 18 months of growth in sales I decided to switch to a fully online only e-commerce store … with Shopify! Once I did that, the online store grew and grew and keeps growing!

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Igor Vainshtien, on starting 24/7 Golf ($50,000/month) full story ➜

17. Start a PPC agency ($480K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful PPC agency in Louisville:

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

Check out all of our PPC agency case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Gabriele Contilli's story on creating Rocket PPC a read:

Hi everybody, my name is Gabriele Contilli and I am the co-founder of Rocket PPC - a Pay per Click agency based in Italy with a highly-experienced team of specialists.

Our main KPI, however, was the churn rate of our clients: we were willing to keep it as low as possible, in order to keep growing on solid basis year over year. After the first 12 months, we only lost 10% of our clients due to internal changes and not to our errors or fault. I this way we were able to plan a second year with a +50% in revenues that drove us in the 30k/monthly revenue range.

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Gabriele Contilli, on starting Rocket PPC ($40,000/month) full story ➜

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

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

Check out all of our boutique case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Kara Brook Brown's story on creating Waxing Kara a read:

I am Kara Brook Brown. I am a serial entrepreneur. Waxing Kara is my fourth business and the first business that has involved the manufacturing and distribution of products. My previous companies were service-based in graphic design, technology innovation, and digital space. I am also a painter with a particular interest in encaustic painting, which requires beeswax.

I started working on and in this business in a very part-time manner until 2015, when I made a full-time commitment. Today we are at $33K per month with three full-time staff, including me. Plus two part-timers.

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Kara Brook Brown, on starting Waxing Kara ($33,000/month) full story ➜

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

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 ➜

20. Start a cat treats brand ($360K/year)

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

Check out all of our cat treats brand case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Spyq Sklar's story on creating Cat Sushi a read:

My name is Spyq and I am a co-creator of Cat Sushi.

Cat Sushi is a flaky, tuna based treat that cats love. It is our flagship product that eventually led to us forming our current company Presidio Natural Pet Company, where we design and manufacture ultra-premium, natural, and healthy food products for pets.

We focus to create products in the pet space that best serve the customer - your pet - and believe that high quality and healthy pet products can help cultivate relationships between customers and stores.

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Spyq Sklar, on starting Cat Sushi ($30,000/month) full story ➜

21. Start a digital agency ($2.08M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful digital agency in Louisville:

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

Check out all of our digital agency case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Hailey Brooke McFadden 's story on creating Power Move Marketing a read:

I am Hailey Brooke McFadden and I was a 4 season starter on the volleyball team at Wake Forest University, captain, and libero my senior year. I was a 4x Academic All-ACC honoree and 3x Dean’s list honoree and graduated from Wake Forest in 3.5 years with a BA in communication with a minor in film studies.

I wanted to make a company that knew how to market to women and also cultivated a culture internally that respects women and give them a chance to thrive. Ironically, PMM now works with several companies whose target audience is male and we have still been able to crush it!

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Hailey Brooke McFadden , on starting Power Move Marketing ($22,000/month) full story ➜

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

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 ➜

23. Start a flight tours business ($216K/year)

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

Check out all of our flight tours business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Corey Rust's story on creating Envi Adventures a read:

If you have ever met me (which is pretty unlikely), then you probably learned relatively quickly that I’m really into airplanes. And by ‘really’ I mean borderline obsessed. My name is Corey Rust, and I own the Troutdale, Oregon based air tour business Envi Adventures.

Now, our best month was over $30,000 in revenue, and that is only in our second year. For a dumb guy like me, it makes me happy to know that I’m providing a service that people from all over the world are interested in. Not only that, but we have been able to generate a brand that people are beginning to recognize and connect with on a different level. Personally, I think that’s the most exciting part.

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Corey Rust, on starting Envi Adventures ($18,000/month) full story ➜

24. Start a yarn store ($156K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful yarn store in Louisville:

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

Check out all of our yarn store case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Sue Blacker's story on creating Blacker Yarns a read:

I am Sue Blacker, Managing Director of Blacker Sheep Limited.

We sell Blacker Yarns mainly direct through our online shop and also through selected stockists across the world. Over half of our Blacker Yarn sales are to countries outside the UK and half of those are into the USA so we are very much an international business.

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Sue Blacker, on starting Blacker Yarns ($13,000/month) full story ➜

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

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

Check out all of our online fabric store case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Alanna Banks's story on creating Fridays Off Fabric Shop a read:

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

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

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

26. Start an online fitness business ($112K/year)

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

Check out all of our online fitness business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Haley Perry's story on creating Endorphitness a read:

Hey! My name is Haley Perry and I am the founder and CEO of Endorphitness, an online platform for health and fitness programs. We are an online platform for women looking to lose weight at home, specifically without a gym or fitness center near them.

With the adjustments over the years, we are now opening enrollment for programs several times per year, and still learning with every launch. With the addition of the Collective membership, we have now been able to get workout videos on the screens of hundreds of women around the country.

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Haley Perry, on starting Endorphitness ($10,000/month) full story ➜

27. Become an author ($90.6K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful author in Louisville:

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

Check out all of our author case studies ➜

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

My name is Nick Thacker, and I’m a full-time author of thriller and action-adventure novels. I write in the same genres as Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, James Rollins, and Lee Child, and my main series is about a Yellowstone park ranger named Harvey Bennett. Most of my readers are 45 years old and up, about 50/50 men/women, and the vast majority of my sales come from Amazon (either directly or through Kindle Unlimited, where I’m paid based on pages read).

I started writing back in 2011, but it was never something I thought I could do full-time. I was working a 9-5 job and I eventually realized I was making more by writing than I was at the day job, so I quit. Today, I’m pulling in about $10,000 a month on the low-end, and up to $20,000 during a heavy promotion or launch period.

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Nick Thacker, on starting Nick Thacker ($10,000/month) full story ➜

28. Start a puppet fabric store ($108K/year)

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

Check out all of our puppet fabric store case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Laurie Nickerson's story on creating Puppet Pelts a read:

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.

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Laurie Nickerson, on starting Puppet Pelts ($9,000/month) full story ➜

29. Start a pool installation service ($96K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful pool installation service in Louisville:

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

Check out all of our pool installation service case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Dan Stewart's story on creating Dundas Valley Pools a read:

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 ➜

30. Start a YouTube channel ($72K/year)

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

Check out all of our YouTube channel case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Jon Shanahan's story on creating The Kavalier a read:

Hello! My name is Jon Shanahan and I run The Kavalier.

Recognizing the need for my own presence I put up my blog in early 2018 but still focused on putting out a video every weekday. I’ve grown steadily each year, doubling my subscriber count every six months to 57k currently. Revenue is increasing at a similar pace, today about $7,000 per month.

Marrakech, Morocco 2018

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Jon Shanahan, on starting The Kavalier ($6,000/month) full story ➜

31. Start an art business ($71.4K/year)

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

Check out all of our art business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Sarah Hickey 's story on creating Innerglow Art a read:

I’m Sarah, an artist from Plano Texas and living out my life long dream of being an artist. I am a stay at home mom to two; my oldest Elijah is 17 months and youngest Skyla is 4 months old. My husband is also an entrepreneur, so our schedules are pretty flexible and our children get to grow up seeing us both pursue our passions.

I am most proud of how my art allows for a connection with the buyer. To me, it’s more meaningful to know the artist and their process than purchasing a piece of art in a retail store or gallery.

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Sarah Hickey , on starting Innerglow Art ($4,300/month) full story ➜

32. Start a food startup ($96K/year)

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

Check out all of our food startup case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Andrea Slinde's story on creating Golden Root a read:

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

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

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Andrea Slinde, on starting Golden Root ($4,000/month) full story ➜

33. Start an electronics store ($48K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful electronics store in Louisville:

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

Check out all of our electronics store case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Jeff Olson's story on creating LEVDisplay a read:

Hi, my name is Jeff and I live in Denver, CO. I started LEVdisplay last year after becoming fascinated with levitating magnets.

I am currently selling 30 units/month with 50% margin and ramping up to sell 100/month during the holidays.

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Jeff Olson, on starting LEVDisplay ($4,000/month) full story ➜

34. Start a board game business ($18.6K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful board game business in Louisville:

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

Check out all of our board game business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Beth Kovalcik's story on creating Bingo Card Creator a read:

My name is Beth K., a busy mother of 5 and owner of BingoCardCreator.com. This SAAS (software as a service) online business provides a custom software solution for the creation of custom bingo cards. Most of our customers (about 60%) are educators while the other 40% is comprised of clients using our service for their business or for personal purposes.

This mainly passive income source earns on average $1200 per month.

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Beth Kovalcik, on starting Bingo Card Creator ($1,500/month) full story ➜

35. Start a lifestyle product brand ($606K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful lifestyle product brand in Louisville:

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Check out all of our lifestyle product brand case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Jhumkee Iyengar's story on creating Ohrna a read:

My name is Jhumkee Iyengar and I launched Ohrna at age 57 with a fourfold objective:

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Jhumkee Iyengar, on starting Ohrna ($1,000/month) full story ➜

36. Start an email newsletter ($6.6K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful email newsletter in Louisville:

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

Check out all of our email newsletter case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Qin Xie's story on creating Money Talk a read:

Hi, I’m Qin Xie, a journalist, and editor based in London. I recently launched Money Talk, a reader-funded newsletter on personal finance.

It’s early days still - Money Talk went live at the end of May - but I made £100 in the first month and a couple of people even signed up for a whole year.

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Qin Xie, on starting Money Talk ($100/month) full story ➜

37. Start a grocery delivery service

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

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38. Become a personal chef

Here are some examples of a successful personal chef in Louisville:

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39. Become a florist

Here are some examples of a successful florist in Louisville:

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

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40. Start an organic food store

Here are some examples of a successful organic food store in Louisville:

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

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41. Start a painting business

Here are some examples of a successful painting business in Louisville:

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

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42. Start a plant stands business

Here are some examples of a successful plant stands business in Louisville:

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

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43. Start an online golf gear store

Here are some examples of a successful online golf gear store in Louisville:

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

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44. Start an intra state bus shuttle service

Here are some examples of a successful intra state bus shuttle service in Louisville:

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

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45. Become a professional organizer

Here are some examples of a successful professional organizer in Louisville:

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46. Start a museum

Here are some examples of a successful museum in Louisville:

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

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47. Start a tourist guide business

Here are some examples of a successful tourist guide business in Louisville:

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

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48. Start a car wash

Here are some examples of a successful car wash in Louisville:

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

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49. Start a restaurant

Here are some examples of a successful restaurant in Louisville:

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50. Start a church

Here are some examples of a successful church in Louisville:

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51. Start a grocery store

Here are some examples of a successful grocery store in Louisville:

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

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52. Become a real estate broker

Here are some examples of a successful real estate broker in Louisville:

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

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Starter Story,   Founder of Starter Story

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