56 Small Businesses To Start In Tulsa

Itching to start a business or work for yourself?

Tulsa 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 Tulsa.

1. Start a publishing business ($16.8M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful publishing business in Tulsa:

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

Check out all of our publishing business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Adam Witty's story on creating Advantage Media Group a read:

Adam Witty is the Founder & CEO of Advantage|ForbesBooks and has built the company into one of the largest business book publishers in America, serving over 1,500 Authors in all 50 U.S. states and 63 countries.

Advantage|ForbesBooks specializes in Authority Marketing™ for entrepreneurs, business leaders, and professionals who want to grow their business. Utilizing the Forbes multi-platform media network, ForbesBooks offers a branding, visibility, and marketing platform to business authors that is absolutely unrivaled.

Advantage|ForbesBooks is the pioneer of pain-free book creation. Our famed Talk Your Book® and Ghostwriting programs have helped over 1,500 entrepreneurs, CEOs and professionals create a book in 10 to 24 hours of their time over the course of six months.

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Adam Witty, on starting Advantage Media Group ($1,500,000/month) full story ➜

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

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

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 ➜

3. Start a supplements company ($3.42M/year)

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

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 ➜

4. Start a motorcycle parts business ($4.8M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful motorcycle parts business in Tulsa:

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

Check out all of our motorcycle parts business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Justin Pflanz's story on creating TAB Performance a read:

Hello, my name is Justin Pflanz and my brother Casey and I own and operate TAB Performance. TAB Performance is a manufacturer and retailer of high performance motorcycle exhaust and accessories. Our passion is helping our customers customize their bikes to fit their own personal styles, and truly enjoy the freedom of the ride.

Since the introduction of the Zombie baffle, we’ve been roughly doubling our annual sales, year over year.

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Justin Pflanz, on starting TAB Performance ($400,000/month) full story ➜

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

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

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 ➜

6. Start a staffing agency ($3.84M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful staffing agency in Tulsa:

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

Check out all of our staffing agency case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Sandra Lewis's story on creating Boldly a read:

I’m Sandra Lewis, and I’m the Founder and CEO of Boldly.

We’re growing quickly and have more than 100 employees working across two continents, hundreds of high-profile clients, and a great internal infrastructure that is helping us facilitate that fast rate of growth.

Our leadership team at a company retreat last Spring

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Sandra Lewis, on starting Boldly ($320,000/month) full story ➜

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

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

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 ➜

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

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

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 ➜

9. Start a bicycle company ($2.03M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful bicycle company in Tulsa:

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

Check out all of our bicycle company case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Xavier Claveria Masip's story on creating Santafixie a read:

Hello, I’m Xavi Claveria and I’m the founder of Santafixie.com. Santafixie is an e-commerce focused on urban bicycles, and since 2018 we are a brand with our own products (Bicycles and components). Now we are a mix between marketplace and a Brand of bicycles and components.

Our monthly turnover is 200.000€. Our main markets are France, Spain, Netherlands, Italy and UK. And our brand represents around 20% of the turnover. The rest are third brands on our marketplace.

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Xavier Claveria Masip, on starting Santafixie ($250,000/month) full story ➜

10. Start a social media automation business ($2.7M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful social media automation business in Tulsa:

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

Check out all of our social media automation business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Laura Roeder's story on creating MeetEdgar a read:

Hi, I’m Laura Roeder, the CEO and founder of MeetEdgar, a social media automation tool.

Here’s a recent team photo at one of our biannual company retreats. This was taken in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Laura Roeder, on starting MeetEdgar ($200,000/month) full story ➜

11. Start a children footwear brand ($2.22M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful children footwear brand in Tulsa:

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

Check out all of our children footwear brand case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Lisa Will's story on creating Stonz a read:

My name is Lisa Will and I am the founder of Stonz, a baby and children vegan footwear and accessories brand. I live in and love Vancouver, BC. I am called a Mompreneur but really I was a person always wanting my own business but having a child kickstarted my entrepreneurial journey for me. I’m good at just being an entrepreneur!.

My story is one that considers these three finite factors everyday and trying to be as successful as I could within them. My judgment for myself is my kids, my relationships, and my mental and physical health. So far I’m winning overall but it’s a long game. Play it knowing it’s a marathon.

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Lisa Will, on starting Stonz ($185,000/month) full story ➜

12. Become a business coach ($343K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful business coach in Tulsa:

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

Check out all of our business coach case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Kamil Sattar 's story on creating E-commerce Mentoring a read:

Hello, my name is Kamil Sattar. I am an entrepreneur who’s developed many six-figure drop shipping businesses. I’ve also created systems to maximize opportunities in different markets and I’ve started companies in many industries. One of those companies specializes in helping people who are seeking to create drop ship companies of their own.

That’s the best part of it. The techniques that I have learned are replicable. You can rinse and repeat and create new drop shipping stores.

Of course, with every store that I open, I am able to learn new things. With every new thing that I learn, it helps me improve my system that I use to create these six and seven-figure stores and it helps me improve my process for helping others generate their stores.

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Kamil Sattar , on starting E-commerce Mentoring ($100,000/month) full story ➜

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

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

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 ➜

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

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

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 ➜

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

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

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 ➜

16. Start a meal prep delivery business ($2.44M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful meal prep delivery business in Tulsa:

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

Check out all of our meal prep delivery business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give TJ Clark's story on creating Healthy Chew a read:

Hi, my name is TJ and I am the co-founder and CEO of Healthy Chew.

When we first started, we sold around 200 bowls each week. We currently sell around 10,000 bowls each month. Most companies like this start the same way, cooking from their primary residence for family and friends. We were no exception. But as we continued to grow, we spent time and money to work out of rentable commercial kitchens until we were able to afford our own.

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TJ Clark, on starting Healthy Chew ($60,000/month) full story ➜

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

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

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 ➜

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

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

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 ➜

19. Start a furniture business ($849K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful furniture business in Tulsa:

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

Check out all of our furniture business case studies ➜

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

My name is John Humphreys and I started Texas Rover Company which has recently been rebranded as Humphreys. Humphreys is a lifestyle industrial design brand, which creates classically inspired leather, wood, and metal products. Another arm of the brand is Humphreys Build, which focuses on architecture and design projects.

Company sales grew and the brand has been realized. Now, in addition to these products. the company is focusing on design, build and custom furniture.

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John Humphreys, on starting Humphreys ($37,000/month) full story ➜

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

Here are some examples of a successful headwear brand in Tulsa:

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

Check out all of our headwear brand case studies ➜

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

Hi, my name is Jeff Phillips and I am the inventor of the Beardo beard hat. We started out with one product which is our patented hat with a detachable beard (the Beardo), but have since launched hundreds of unique products and have even moved into branded promotional products.

I really just trusted my gut and went for it. I am glad I did because within the first 25 days of launch we had sold out of our entire years stock of 1,000 units, and pulled in over $40,000.

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Jeff Phillips, on starting Beardo ($30,000/month) full story ➜

21. Start a sunglasses business ($1.65M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful sunglasses business in Tulsa:

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

Check out all of our sunglasses business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Jeff Phillips's story on creating Grown Eyewear a read:

Hi everyone, my name is Jeff Phillips and I am the founder of GROWN® Eyewear. We focus on designing, manufacturing and selling handcrafted & sustainable wood and bamboo sunglasses.

Our average monthly revenue is $25,000.

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Jeff Phillips, on starting Grown Eyewear ($25,000/month) full story ➜

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

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

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 ➜

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

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

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 ➜

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

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

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 ➜

25. Start a podcast production company ($240K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful podcast production company in Tulsa:

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

Check out all of our podcast production company case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Jeremy Enns's story on creating Counterweight Creative a read:

Hey there! I’m Jeremy Enns, the founder and Storyteller In Chief at Counterweight Creative, a podcast production and strategy agency.

I started the company 3 years ago, in 2016 with one client, making $15/hour and have grown into a team of 10 contractors producing more than 30 shows per week with revenue of over $10K/mo.

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Jeremy Enns, on starting Counterweight Creative ($20,000/month) full story ➜

26. Start a pet store ($7.32M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful pet store in Tulsa:

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

Check out all of our pet store case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Mike Leon's story on creating Bike Tow Leash a read:

I am Mike Leon, mechanical engineer, an avid bike rider, service dog trainer and inventor of the 1-Running-Dog Bike Tow LeashⓇ for safe bike, trike, scooter, and wheelchair dog-rides.

I am the owner of LEON Engineering, Inc. We design, build and sell the 1-Running-Dog Bike Tow Leash® to dog owners, walkers, trainers, military and law enforcement, search and rescue and those with special needs. Having sold less than 200 BTLs prior, My on-the-side hobby turned into a true business in 2009 with the launch of our first website. We went from shipping hundreds/year to thousands/year. Now, our business allows me to work comfortably from home, making 6 figures, while caring for my wife and enriching the lives of tens of thousands of dogs and their humans.

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Mike Leon, on starting Bike Tow Leash ($20,000/month) full story ➜

27. Start a fitness facility ($240K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful fitness facility in Tulsa:

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

Check out all of our fitness facility case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Paul Dickey and Alec Abend's story on creating Hexbox Fitness a read:

Hello! Our names are Alec Abend and Paul Dickey, Co-Founders of Hexbox Fitness. We are a state of the art, upscale Fitness Facility. The combination of our own branded class and 24 hour Member access has created our own unique model carving out our own lane within the ever growing Fitness Industry.

On top of being a community driven facility, our members get the convenience of 24 hour access to come in and use the equipment any time, any day. We currently have 1 location in the Monterey, CA area, and are working on locking in a few franchise and licensing deals to expand.

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Paul Dickey and Alec Abend, on starting Hexbox Fitness ($20,000/month) full story ➜

28. Start a protein bar company ($180K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful protein bar company in Tulsa:

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

Check out all of our protein bar company case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Raivis's story on creating Coffee Pixels a read:

Hey! My name is Raivis Vaitkus, I’m one of the three Vaiekuns behind the Coffee Pixels, the smart coffee bar.

As we come for Northern Europe, it's also the market we work with. Current sales are stable - roughly 15K units per month and growing, with most of the business done in Finland, Estonia, Australia & our home, Latvia. It took us 16 months to grow from around 1K units per month to get here.

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Raivis, on starting Coffee Pixels ($15,000/month) full story ➜

29. Start a stationery business ($194K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful stationery business in Tulsa:

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

Check out all of our stationery business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Ruth Daro's story on creating Seniman Calligraphy a read:

Hi, I’m Ruth and I run Seniman Calligraphy a custom stationery design studio where I do calligraphy, watercolor, illustration, and graphic design for bespoke wedding invitations and other paper goods. Basically, printing and manufacturing.

This year, I’m averaging at $13,000 gross per month.

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Ruth Daro, on starting Seniman Calligraphy ($13,000/month) full story ➜

30. Start a fitness equipment company ($144K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful fitness equipment company in Tulsa:

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

Check out all of our fitness equipment company case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Joel St John 's story on creating Thor Fitness Europe a read:

Yo! My name is Joel St John and I am the founder of Thor Fitness.

For what was an idea is becoming a pretty cool reality. It’s such a fun project to do on the side, some of it with my wife Emma. It’s been amazing to see how the brand has been received in the close-knit CrossFit community. At each event we do, people now recognize us as an established brand and that's a wonderful feeling.

The Geo-Stag Unisex Sweatshirt - one of our best sellers. Organic, Fair Wear, Sedex Approved and WRAP certified

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Joel St John , on starting Thor Fitness Europe ($12,000/month) full story ➜

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

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

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 ➜

32. Start a clothing boutique ($557K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful clothing boutique in Tulsa:

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

Check out all of our clothing boutique case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Gia Paddock's story on creating Boutique Rye a read:

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

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

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Gia Paddock, on starting Boutique Rye ($10,000/month) full story ➜

33. Become a motherhood blogger ($78K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful motherhood blogger in Tulsa:

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

Check out all of our motherhood blogger case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Carly Campbell's story on creating Mommy On Purpose a read:

I’m Carly, a full time stay at home mom, full-time blogger. I run two semi-related businesses - Mommy on Purpose, a mom lifestyle blog focusing on new motherhood and home life (monetized only through traffic), and Blogging Like You Mean It, which supports new bloggers in their journey to monetize their blogs (monetized only through product sales and email marketing).

But more important to me than any of that, I will never have to leave my kids in daycare to go out and work - my mom blog alone makes 8-10,000 Canadian dollars per month, both when I work hard on it AND when I take a month off.

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Carly Campbell, on starting Mommy On Purpose ($10,000/month) full story ➜

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

Here are some examples of a successful author in Tulsa:

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 ➜

35. Start a tour company ($84.1M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful tour company in Tulsa:

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

Check out all of our tour company case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Claire Robinson's story on creating StructurInfo (ZigZag Road Trips) a read:

Bonjour! My name is Claire Robinson; I am French, and I am the founder of StructurInfo. My main business is Travel Blogging. But I am not your typical travel blogger. I do not work with sponsors or tourism boards. I select and pay for my own trips. I will not share with you how ‘to be paid to travel’. However, I do travel a lot and enjoy writing about it :-)

Pre-quarantine, my revenue averaged $9,000 per month. And 2020 started with huge growth before all travels stopped. I am still working hard to deliver practical information because travel will start again, and I love it when customers share how much fun they had planned their trip with my guides and how wonderful their road trips were, for example in New Zealand:

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Claire Robinson, on starting StructurInfo (ZigZag Road Trips) ($9,000/month) full story ➜

36. Start a campervan transformation service ($96K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful campervan transformation service in Tulsa:

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

Check out all of our campervan transformation service case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Bryan and Jen Danger's story on creating ZENVANZ a read:

We are Bryan+Jen Danger, a couple who broke away from the 9-5 years ago to live a life focused on happiness and simple/nomadic living. We traveled extensively by van as we sought out wilderness/adventure and returned to urban environments to be around friends and family.

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Bryan and Jen Danger, on starting ZENVANZ ($8,000/month) full story ➜

37. Start a zapier consulting agency ($66K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful zapier consulting agency in Tulsa:

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

Check out all of our zapier consulting agency case studies ➜

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

My name is Andrew Davison and I’m the founder of Luhhu, an agency I built as a result of accidentally stumbling into a freelance career as a Zapier expert. We help businesses of all types and sizes automate their processes using Zapier.

My name is Andrew Davison and I’m the founder of Luhhu, an agency I built as a result of accidentally stumbling into a freelance career as a Zapier expert. We help businesses of all types and sizes automate their processes using Zapier.

A job well done for us is a client that ends up saving a significant chunk of time each day on the boring stuff that comes with running a business.

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Andrew Davison, on starting Luhhu ($5,500/month) full story ➜

38. Start a food product ($3.67M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful food product in Tulsa:

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

Check out all of our food product case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Katie Young's story on creating Klondike Kettle Corn a read:

Hi! My name is Katie Young and I am the owner and operator of Klondike Kettle Corn. We are a company that sells a ready-made gourmet popcorn throughout the Yukon Territory and now online across Canada.

Now that our company has grown we have been able to give back to our community through sponsorships and donations. You will often see our kettle corn being served at various sporting events across town, including the Yukon Quest and a number of Mountain Bike races, as well as film festivals and other school events.

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Katie Young, on starting Klondike Kettle Corn ($4,500/month) full story ➜

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

Here are some examples of a successful art business in Tulsa:

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 ➜

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

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

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 ➜

41. Become a PPC consultant ($258K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful PPC consultant in Tulsa:

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

Check out all of our PPC consultant case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Paul Franklin's story on creating SideGains a read:

My name is Paul Franklin and I run SideGains, through which I offer a range of different services aimed at businesses and individuals who want to start a blog or grow their online presence.

Right now I’m putting more emphasis into monetizing the SideGains blog so I can move away from my dependence on client work.

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Paul Franklin, on starting SideGains ($3,000/month) full story ➜

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

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

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 ➜

43. Become a proofreader ($24K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful proofreader in Tulsa:

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

Check out all of our proofreader case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Lenny Bron's story on creating The Blog Proofreader a read:

Hi, my name is Lenny Bron, and I am The Blog Proofreader. I’m the annoying grammar police person you’ve always been tired of hearing from every time you use an ellipses incorrectly in a Facebook post you wrote 3 years ago.

I’ve been able to build my business from scratch to consistently make ~$2,000 per month with zero experience in the field, no expenses, and barely any upfront costs.

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Lenny Bron, on starting The Blog Proofreader ($2,000/month) full story ➜

44. Start a lingerie business ($22.8K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful lingerie business in Tulsa:

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

Check out all of our lingerie business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Jessica Ding's story on creating LoveLornLingerie a read:

Hello there! My name is Jessica Ding and I started Love Lorn Lingerie.

At the moment, this business is still a side hustle. Between my online store and the in person events I do, revenue averages to about 1.9k per month. Not bad for something that was started on a whim!

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Jessica Ding, on starting LoveLornLingerie ($1,900/month) full story ➜

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

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

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 ➜

46. Start a coffee subscription box ($162K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful coffee subscription box in Tulsa:

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

Check out all of our coffee subscription box case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Courtney Todd's story on creating Fernweh a read:

Hello, my name is Courtney and I’m the founder of Fernweh. I started around three years ago as a side hustle that I’m slowly trying to turn into full time.

When I first started this company I thought it was a good idea, however, it was a lot of work in the beginning with getting the roasters on board as it was a unique concept and then selling to the customers took work as it needed more explaining than I had originally thought. We now have our website and business in a place where it ticks over and runs smoothly. I’m thankful for the beginning as there were lots to learn.

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Courtney Todd, on starting Fernweh ($1,000/month) full story ➜

47. Start a streetwear brand ($2.48M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful streetwear brand in Tulsa:

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

Check out all of our streetwear brand case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Lachlan Sonter's story on creating DEAL WITH DEVIL a read:

Hey, my name is Lachlan Sonter and I’m the owner, designer and everything guy for the Australian Lux Streetwear brand, Deal with Devil. This business started, in 2017, out of a necessity for my own well-being, and has been working creatively through the brand ever since.

Customers are always so grateful for the service we provide always trying to reach a luxurious standard whilst at an affordable price for many people. And people are always so connected to the story about dealing with our demons and what that impact is on all our lives. Having that feedback from customers is what makes me want to continue this story and push for more collections and reach more audiences, because we all have these negative moments in our lives, and we can all relate to them. I think that’s what makes the brand so special.

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Lachlan Sonter, on starting DEAL WITH DEVIL ($650/month) full story ➜

48. Start a hammock line ($2.88K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful hammock line in Tulsa:

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

Check out all of our hammock line case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Ben Hancock's story on creating Maca a read:

Hi everyone! My name is Ben and I am the founder of Maca, a brand that sells handmade Mexican travel hammocks. Our hammocks are for people that want a unique, kick-ass, on-the-go hammock. Maca celebrates people who get out and explore somewhere new! But all that exploring requires some downtime and there is no better way to recharge the battery than to sink into a Maca hammock. Campers, vanlifers, hikers and nomads love our hammocks and especially connect with our “giving back” story.

We sell our hammocks 100% direct-to-consumer via our website. At the moment, we are selling a couple of hammocks a month and have big plans to increase this number in 2020.

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Ben Hancock, on starting Maca ($240/month) full story ➜

49. Start an auto locksmith business

Here are some examples of a successful auto locksmith business in Tulsa:

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

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50. Start a digital magazine

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

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 ➜

51. Start a family business

Here are some examples of a successful family business in Tulsa:

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

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52. Start a coffee shop ($22.8K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful coffee shop in Tulsa:

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

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53. Start a discount golf equipment business

Here are some examples of a successful discount golf equipment business in Tulsa:

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

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54. Start an auto electronics shop

Here are some examples of a successful auto electronics shop in Tulsa:

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

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55. Start a home decor business

Here are some examples of a successful home decor business in Tulsa:

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

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56. Start a juice bar

Here are some examples of a successful juice bar in Tulsa:

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

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Starter Story,   Founder of Starter Story

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