58 Small Businesses To Start In Wichita

Itching to start a business or work for yourself?

Wichita 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 Wichita.

1. Start a mattress brand ($16.7M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful mattress brand in Wichita:

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

Check out all of our mattress brand case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Julien Sylvain's story on creating Tediber a read:

I am the founder of Tediber. Tediber is the leading Bed-in-box company in France. Tediber now sells mattresses, pillows, duvets, baby mattresses, and bed frames online in France, Italy, and Spain.

We started 3 years ago and in 2018 we have done a total of 15m€ revenues.

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Julien Sylvain, on starting Tediber ($1,390,000/month) full story ➜

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

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

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 ➜

3. Start an idea management software ($9M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful idea management software in Wichita:

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

Check out all of our idea management software case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Rob Hoehn's story on creating IdeaScale a read:

Hey there! I’m Rob Hoehn and I’m the Co-Founder of a B2B Software as a Service (SaaS) company called IdeaScale. It’s crowdsourcing software that companies and government organizations use to gather, prioritize, and transform ideas from the crowd. What do they turn them into? Those ideas become products, public policies, marketing campaigns, workplace improvements, and other fun stuff.

An example IdeaScale community:

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Rob Hoehn, on starting IdeaScale ($750,000/month) full story ➜

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

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

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 ➜

5. Start a liquor company ($3.6M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful liquor company in Wichita:

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

Check out all of our liquor company case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Justin Fenchel's story on creating BeatBox Beverages a read:

Hey! My name is Justin Fenchel, and I am a co-founder and CEO at BeatBox Beverages out of Austin, TX.

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Justin Fenchel, on starting BeatBox Beverages ($500,000/month) full story ➜

6. Start a women's clothing line ($2.02M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful women's clothing line in Wichita:

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

Check out all of our women's clothing line case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Brigitte Shamy's story on creating SexyModest.com a read:

My name is Jason and I am the co-owner of SexyModest.com. My wife and I design and manufacture modest women’s clothing that is available online and in Costco.

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Brigitte Shamy, on starting SexyModest.com ($500,000/month) full story ➜

7. Start a rave clothing store ($2.44M/year)

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

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 ➜

8. Become a business law consultant ($4.5M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful business law consultant in Wichita:

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

Check out all of our business law consultant case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Anthony Rose's story on creating SeedLegals a read:

Hi, I’m Anthony Rose, founder, and CEO of SeedLegals.

SeedLegals is the largest, fastest and most reliable way to close a funding round in the UK.

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Anthony Rose, on starting SeedLegals ($375,000/month) full story ➜

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

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

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.

Saracens Players With Maxwell-Scott X Saracens Giovane Canvas Holdall

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

10. Start a recruiting agency ($3.48M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful recruiting agency in Wichita:

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

Check out all of our recruiting agency case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Sharon Koifman's story on creating Distant Job a read:

My name is Sharon Koifman, and I am the president of DistantJob. DistantJob is a unique recruitment agency that specializes in finding remote employees. That means we go all over the world to find outstanding talent who works remotely for our clients.

Our unique approach and model, combined with a commitment to great customer support, has done well for us: we have 3 million dollars in revenue.

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Sharon Koifman, on starting Distant Job ($290,000/month) full story ➜

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

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

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 ➜

12. Start a naming and branding service ($3M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful naming and branding service in Wichita:

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

Check out all of our naming and branding service case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Darpan Munjal 's story on creating Squadhelp a read:

With more than 20 years of business experience in the Digital & Tech industry, I have proudly been described as a passionate CEO focused on disruptive, internet-focused businesses and am no stranger to innovative ideas. Ranging from bootstrapped startups to multi-billion-dollar Fortune 100 Companies.

Our primary customers are startups across the globe. However, as the platform grows, we are now getting a plethora of customers who run local businesses and large companies who are launching a new product or service. Our platform is truly global, and we are finding that it works as a great resource for anyone looking to come up with a name for their company, brand, product or service.

Currently, Squadhelp is a 3 million dollar per year business that’s growing rapidly each day. We are dedicated to creating a smooth transition for businesses and individuals for any logo/tagline/name project they are seeking. We’ve proudly helped 25,000+ businesses with their specific logo/tagline/naming needs

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Darpan Munjal , on starting Squadhelp ($250,000/month) full story ➜

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

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

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 ➜

14. Start a volleyball net product ($2.28M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful volleyball net product in Wichita:

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

Check out all of our volleyball net product case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Chris Meade's story on creating CROSSNET a read:

Hello, my name is Chris Meade, and I’m the co-founder of CROSSNET, the world’s first four-way volleyball game. We have created a revolutionary four-way volleyball net where four players compete in a hybrid version of foursquare and volleyball in a competitive game to 11, win by 2.

We began working on our first prototype of CROSSNET during the summer of 2017 when I and our co-founders Greg Meade and Mike Delpapa moved to Miami to start our business. In 2018 we did $74,000 in revenue and just one year later we 30x’d our business in 2019 to $2,250,000 in sales.

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Chris Meade, on starting CROSSNET ($190,000/month) full story ➜

Here are some examples of a successful art gallery in Wichita:

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

Check out all of our art gallery case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Adam Vieira's story on creating Station 16 a read:

Hi, my name is Adam Vieira, and I’m the creative director for Station 16 Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in Montreal heavily influenced by graffiti and street art.

We showcase original art, sculptures, and works on paper, which changes every month, sometimes every week. We also launch a new limited edition silkscreen print every month with international artists.

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Adam Vieira, on starting Station 16 ($150,000/month) full story ➜

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

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

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 an auction platform ($1.2M/year)

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

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 ➜

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

Here are some examples of a successful men's grooming company in Wichita:

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 ➜

19. Start a guitar company ($1.2M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful guitar company in Wichita:

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

Check out all of our guitar company case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Adam Klosowiak's story on creating KLOS Guitars a read:

My name is Adam Klosowiak and I’m the cofounder and CEO of KLOS Guitars, a company that builds durable, portable, and great sounding sleek carbon fiber guitars and ukuleles.

KLOS Guitars launched on Kickstarter in June of 2015 and did $33k in sales that year. Now, four years later, we’ve shipped to over 70 countries and all 50 states and we’re doing over $100k per month in sales mostly on Shopify.

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Adam Klosowiak, on starting KLOS Guitars ($100,000/month) full story ➜

20. Start a graphic design app ($1.02M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful graphic design app in Wichita:

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

Check out all of our graphic design app case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Christopher Gimmer's story on creating Snappa a read:

Hey there! My name is Christopher Gimmer and I’m the co-founder of Snappa - a SaaS app that helps non-designer create online graphics in a snap. We make it super easy to create graphics for social media, ads, blogs, and more!

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Christopher Gimmer, on starting Snappa ($85,000/month) full story ➜

21. Start a wine club ($2.07M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful wine club in Wichita:

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

Check out all of our wine club case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Alessandro Pepe's story on creating Roscioli Wine Club a read:

Ciao! We are Alessandro Pepe (Italian) and Lindsay Gabbard (American), founders of the Roscoli Wine Club, and partners in every sense - love included. We, along with 2 other partners, manage Rimessa Roscioli, a wine-focused restaurant of the Roscioli group in the heart of Rome, which is arguably the best wine bar in Rome, if not the world (Lindsay moved here because of it, even if she says it was me).

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Alessandro Pepe, on starting Roscioli Wine Club ($75,000/month) full story ➜

22. Start a natural health product business ($660K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful natural health product business in Wichita:

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

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

And for some real world inspiration, give Kel STUART's story on creating Sanuku APM a read:

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

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

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Kel STUART, on starting Sanuku APM ($75,000/month) full story ➜

23. Start an online vape shop ($720K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful online vape shop in Wichita:

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

Check out all of our online vape shop case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Jeremy Ong's story on creating Vape Club a read:

I’m Jeremy Ong, I am mostly based in Malaysia and Singapore right now. The business that I’ve built is Vape Club. It started off as an MVP for a vape subscription box business for consumers to discover e-liquids for cheap. Initially, our customers are primarily from Malaysia. Currently, Malaysia only accounts for 1% of our total revenue.

We do about USD60,000 in revenue per month right now - which is a hella lot of money for typical Malaysians. To put things into perspective, the median average household income in Malaysia is USD1,215. Not too bad for a single unmarried 28 year old chap eh?

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Jeremy Ong, on starting Vape Club ($60,000/month) full story ➜

24. Start a technology consulting business ($480K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful technology consulting business in Wichita:

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

Check out all of our technology consulting business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give David Bishop's story on creating Agile Worx a read:

My name is David Bishop, and I started Agile Worx, an organization that provides tools, training, and consulting services to technology companies. Our main product is “Metagility” a new, patented framework that leverages agile principles to help technology companies become #1 in their market.

Although there are other “agile frameworks” on the market, “Metagility” is the only framework that has received a US patent and proven by scientific peer-reviewed research to accomplish what we say it does.

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David Bishop, on starting Agile Worx ($40,000/month) full story ➜

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

Here are some examples of a successful event management company in Wichita:

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

Check out all of our event management company case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Celeste Durve's story on creating VIPER by KCH a read:

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

Now, 3 years later we have hundreds of clients, a team of 26 and we’re about to close our first round of funding.

Us and some of our VIPER Girls for the Treats Magazine Halloween Party.

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Celeste Durve, on starting VIPER by KCH ($40,000/month) full story ➜

26. Start a clothing line ($339K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful clothing line in Wichita:

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

Check out all of our clothing line case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Ray Li's story on creating Sene a read:

My name is Ray Li and I’m the founder of Sene. We combine classic styles with radical comfort, and custom-make each piece to fit. Every order is covered by our 60 Day Guarantee - free alterations, remakes, exchanges and returns.

Our collection for men and women currently spans custom shirts, custom pants and bottoms, custom outerwear, custom suits.

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Ray Li, on starting Sene ($40,000/month) full story ➜

27. Start an online baby boutique ($312K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful online baby boutique in Wichita:

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

Check out all of our online baby boutique case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Emma Lovell's story on creating Fly Babee a read:

Hi, I’m Emma Lovell mum of two small children and founder of CoziGo - Sleep on the Go. I’m originally from England and live in Sydney Australia.

Since launching, we have sold thousands of CoziGo’s all over the world and have won many awards and accolades in areas such as innovation, best buy for baby, start-up, and wholesaler of the year.

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Emma Lovell, on starting Fly Babee ($26,000/month) full story ➜

28. Start an online advertising agency ($5.24M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful online advertising agency in Wichita:

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

Check out all of our online advertising agency case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Luis Camacho's story on creating Fantôm Agency a read:

Hello, my name is Luis Camacho and I am the founder of Fantôm Agency and also the host of the SaaS AdLab podcast, which is a podcast where I interview SaaS founders to learn more about their story. Fantôm is a digital advertising agency which focuses on helping mid-to-late stage SaaS (software as a service) companies scale through paid advertising channels such as Google, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Fantôm focuses entirely on paid advertising, I guess you could say that’s the bread and butter, it’s what I’m great at but it’s also what I’m most passionate about. There were attempts to enter different service offerings but did not have as much fun doing so. Now when clients have the need for other types of marketing, say, email marketing, I point them to one of my trusted partners who are able to execute and over-deliver on such service for them. Currently, Fantôm is making roughly $8,600 per month overhead is only a couple of hundred dollars per month, about $300, which go towards tools and software needed in order to provide the best possible results for clients.

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Luis Camacho, on starting Fantôm Agency ($25,000/month) full story ➜

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

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

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 ➜

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

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

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 ➜

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

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

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 ➜

32. Start a backpack line ($1.17M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful backpack line in Wichita:

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

Check out all of our backpack line case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Chez Brungraber's story on creating Gobi Gear a read:

Hi guys! Thanks for stopping by. I’m Chez, the founder of Gobi Gear. I started Gobi Gear about 4 years ago to make organization easier and more fun, specifically focusing on the outdoor adventure and travel markets. Rummage less, explore more!

The best measure of success for isn’t just the bottom line, but rather walking through an airport and seeing a stranger with a Gobi Gear backpack on. Or learning that the owner of other, big brand name outdoor gear companies have heard of you. The idea of outfitting all kinds of people with our gear, all across the world, and putting smiles on their faces - that is what success is to us!

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Chez Brungraber, on starting Gobi Gear ($20,000/month) full story ➜

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

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

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 ➜

34. Start a niche web design business ($150K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful niche web design business in Wichita:

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

Check out all of our niche web design business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Scott Bishop's story on creating Up And Social a read:

Hi, I'm Scott and I am the founder of Up And Social, a Boston web design and SEO company that specializes in helping small businesses.

Currently, we’re doing over $20,000 in sales each month and continue to grow at a comfortable pace.

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Scott Bishop, on starting Up And Social ($20,000/month) full story ➜

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

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

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 ➜

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

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

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 ➜

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

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

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 ➜

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

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

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 ➜

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

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

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 ➜

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

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

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 ➜

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

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

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 ➜

42. Start a food blog ($64.8K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful food blog in Wichita:

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

Check out all of our food blog case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Brett Lindenberg's story on creating Food Truck Empire a read:

My name is Brett Lindenberg and I started the mobile food entrepreneurship blog FoodTruckEmpire.com out of my one-bedroom apartment in St. Paul, Minnesota back in 2014. The first ever podcast recorded for the blog was with a hot dog vendor I found on YouTube. Fast forward to 2019 and I’ve now done over 100 interviews with food entrepreneurs.

In 2018, the website averaged $5,400 monthly. The website now gets over 300,000 page views monthly, has an email subscriber list of over 35,000 and continues to grow. We’ve been quoted in Entrepreneur Magazine, CNBC, and other media outlets over the years.

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Brett Lindenberg, on starting Food Truck Empire ($5,400/month) full story ➜

43. Start a wedding rental business ($1.02M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful wedding rental business in Wichita:

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

Check out all of our wedding rental business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Brittany Finkle's story on creating Happily Ever Borrowed a read:

My name is Brittany Finkle and I am the founder of Happily Ever Borrowed.

We understand that accessorizing your bridal day look can be an added & unexpected cost. For example, a veil that might only be worn for 30 minutes of your wedding day can be an added expense of $2000! But that doesn’t mean you want a cheaper, poor quality item. We let brides borrow our high-end designer accessories for about 80-90% off the retail price; allowing them to have a luxury item for a fraction of the cost.

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Brittany Finkle, on starting Happily Ever Borrowed ($5,000/month) full story ➜

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

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

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 ➜

45. Start a beverage company ($87K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful beverage company in Wichita:

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

Check out all of our beverage company case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Aaron Weast's story on creating Drink Shrub a read:

Hello! My name is Aaron Weast and I started Drink Shrub, a company dedicated to offering a sophisticated zero-proof solution to an age old problem: what to drink when you’re not drinking.

After selling the product at farmer’s markets, local retail outlets, food shows, etc. we aggregated the feedback from our customers and revised the recipe and branding in May of 2018. This new revision became what is known today as Small Barrel Shrub. Armed with this new branding and recipe we’ve tripled the number of doors in which we’re sold!

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Aaron Weast, on starting Drink Shrub ($4,500/month) full story ➜

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

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

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 ➜

47. Become a resume consultant ($27K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful resume consultant in Wichita:

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

Check out all of our resume consultant case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Mike McRitchie's story on creating Critical Path Action a read:

I’m Mike McRitchie.

Over the last two years, I doubled my income from these site hustles with last year earning over $30,000.

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Mike McRitchie, on starting Critical Path Action ($2,500/month) full story ➜

48. Start a skin care product line ($1.36M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful skin care product line in Wichita:

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

Check out all of our skin care product line case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Meredith Moseley-Bennett & Yolanda Grbic's story on creating Oh My Balm a read:

Oh My Balm was founded two years ago and we make kitchen-crafted all-natural body products. Our tagline is “Two Mom’s Making it Real.”

We promote them through our marketing, as they work on several different projects that create a life of prosperity for African women and their families. You can find more about them here. The other charity that is close to our hearts is Behind The Scenes, which provides financial support to entertainment technology industry professionals if they, or their immediate dependent family, are seriously ill or injured. We make a body butter, “Crew,” and we give a portion of the proceeds of every tin sold to BTS. This got us mention in several entertainment industry magazines.

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Meredith Moseley-Bennett & Yolanda Grbic, on starting Oh My Balm ($2,000/month) full story ➜

49. Start a subscription box business ($1.19M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful subscription box business in Wichita:

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

Check out all of our subscription box business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Lindsay Scholz's story on creating Vowed Box Co. a read:

I’m Lindsay Scholz, and I’m the founder of Vowed Box Co. – a line of curated, quirky gift boxes with non-traditional brides in mind.

Since the brand is still in its infancy and we’re still working through wholesale costs, my monthly income is roughly $600. For being a side business, I look at any profit as a win, but of course, the goal is to see this grow in 2019!

Photo credit: Brooke Michelle Photography

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Lindsay Scholz, on starting Vowed Box Co. ($400/month) full story ➜

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

Here are some examples of a successful email newsletter business in Wichita:

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

Check out all of our email newsletter business 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 ➜

51. Start a family business

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52. Start a lawn care service

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53. Start a delivery service

Here are some examples of a successful delivery service in Wichita:

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54. Start a gas station

Here are some examples of a successful gas station in Wichita:

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55. Start a job board

Here are some examples of a successful job board in Wichita:

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56. Start a makeup brand

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

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57. Start a private jet repair business

Here are some examples of a successful private jet repair business in Wichita:

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58. Become a hair stylist

Here are some examples of a successful hair stylist in Wichita:

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Starter Story,   Founder of Starter Story

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