50+ Summer Business Opportunities You Can Start Today

Have some extra time on your hands and looking to start a business this summer?

Fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities to start a business in the summer while still operating year-round!

We put a list together below of low-cost business ideas you can start today!

Here they are:

1. Start a sporting goods store ($101K/year)

Examples of a successful sporting goods store:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a sporting goods store:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Check out all of our sporting goods store case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Kyler Russell's story on creating Comfy Cup LLC a read:

My name is Kyler, I am the inventor and co-founder of the Comfy Cup. I am currently 12-years old, but I was 8-years old when I came up with the idea to create a more comfortable athletic cup for boys.

I have sold Comfy Cups in all 50 states, plus Canada and Australia. My company grossed over $100,000 last year which helped fund my college savings and my Roth IRA.

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Kyler Russell, on starting Comfy Cup LLC ($8,400/month) full story ➜

2. Become an airbnb host

Examples of a successful airbnb host:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a airbnb host:

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3. Start a food tour company ($330K/year)

Examples of a successful food tour company:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a food tour company:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Check out all of our food tour company case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Jessica Baumgart's story on creating Delicious Denver Food Tours a read:

Hi, I’m Jessica Baumgart, and in 2017 I founded Delicious Denver Food Tours to connect Denver locals and visitors to my city’s amazing food scene.

When I first launched the business, I was guiding every food tour myself. By month three, I had broken even and was turning a profit. This was also when I started hiring my first tour guide. Now 1.5 years into running the business, I manage a team of tour guides, and the business is producing $20,000/month in revenue.

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Jessica Baumgart, on starting Delicious Denver Food Tours ($35,000/month) full story ➜

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

Examples of a successful volleyball net product:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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 ➜

5. Start a private snorkel tour business ($720K/year)

Examples of a successful private snorkel tour business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a private snorkel tour business:

Check out all of our private snorkel tour business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Nok's story on creating Five Star Thailand Tours a read:

Hey there! I’m Nok, co-founder, and director of Five Star Thailand Tours. We've helped over 30,000 travellers in southern Thailand connect with local boat captains to experience incredible and authentic private snorkelling and boat tours.

We are proud to employ 100% local tour guides and boat captains, contributing money directly back into the local economy, and providing a sustainable income for those who need it the most. Throughout our time in business, we have ensured our prices remain fair and competitive to our customers; while prioritizing a fair and sustainable income for our hard-working team.

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Nok, on starting Five Star Thailand Tours ($60,000/month) full story ➜

6. Start a tourist guide business

Examples of a successful tourist guide business:

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7. Start a tourist visa information business ($60K/year)

Examples of a successful tourist visa information business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a tourist visa information business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Check out all of our tourist visa information business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Hari Krishna Dulipudi's story on creating Visa List a read:

Hi, I’m Hari and I built Visa List a year back and is my third successful micro start-up.

Currently, Visa List has made $5000/month on average with 350K Monthly Active Users and its growing at 60%. Visa List has helped over 2 million users with their visa requirements

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Hari Krishna Dulipudi, on starting Visa List ($5,000/month) full story ➜

8. Start a towels business ($2.77M/year)

Examples of a successful towels business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a towels business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Check out all of our towels business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Andy Jefferies's story on creating Dock and Bay a read:

I’m Andy, co-founder of Dock & Bay which is an awesome new lifestyle brand selling travel apparel, fitness, and beach accessories for those who love exploring this awesome world.

In our first full year of business, we had a turnover of $92K and this year we’ll be turning over $5.4m.

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Andy Jefferies, on starting Dock and Bay ($450,000/month) full story ➜

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

Examples of a successful bicycle company:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a bicycle company:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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 surfboard business ($528K/year)

Examples of a successful surfboard business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a surfboard business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Check out all of our surfboard business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Angela Watts's story on creating Slyde Handboards a read:

My name is Steve Watts, I am the founder and co-owner of Slyde Handboards with my wife Angela. Slyde is based of out of San Clemente, California. Handboards are little surfboards that strap to your hand that give you more lift, speed and control when bodysurfing.

Since we LLC’d the company in late 2010, Slyde has grown. We’re doubling in revenue every year. We were on Season 7 Episode 24 of Shark Tank, where we were fortunate enough to land a deal with Mark Cuban and Ashton Kutcher, who are still both very much involved in the company.

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Angela Watts, on starting Slyde Handboards ($80,000/month) full story ➜

11. Start a food truck ($18M/year)

Examples of a successful food truck:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a food truck:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Check out all of our food truck case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Jeffrey Mora's story on creating Food Fleet a read:

I started my career at the world-famous Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles Apprenticing under Certified Master Chef Raimund Hofmeister.

We also provide design and build services as well as food manufacturing and consulting for a number of large scale companies.

Food Fleet’s growth Year after year has been at an at over 30 %. From 2017-2018 we had an unprecedented 160% growth spurt. With a team of 6, including my partner and I, we managed over 20 million in sales for our clients. As an example. We took over a convention center 3 years ago managing their food truck business. For their largest event of the year, we were up 53% over the previous year. I honestly would have to equate some of that success to the under-reporting of sales by the previous operator. But the following year we were up 19% from that figure and again close to that this year. That is due in large part to our understanding of transaction times, menu mix, the equipment in each truck or pop up and other factors.

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Jeffrey Mora, on starting Food Fleet ($1,500,000/month) full story ➜

12. Start a car rental business

Examples of a successful car rental business:

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13. Start a jet ski rental business

Examples of a successful jet ski rental business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a jet ski rental business:

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14. Start a RV rental business ($120K/year)

Examples of a successful RV rental business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a RV rental business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Check out all of our RV rental business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Gretchen Bayless and Taylor Hood's story on creating ROAMERICA a read:

We are Taylor Hood and Gretchen Bayless, founders of ROAMERICA. A company that specializes in adventure vehicles, including 4wd campervans.

Exterior of one of the 4wd rigs, DELTA

Interior of DELTA

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Gretchen Bayless and Taylor Hood, on starting ROAMERICA ($10,000/month) full story ➜

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

Examples of a successful museum tours business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a museum tours business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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 ➜

16. Start a mini golf business

Examples of a successful mini golf business:

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17. Start a farmers market

Examples of a successful farmers market:

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18. Start a food delivery business ($1.36M/year)

Examples of a successful food delivery business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a food delivery business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Check out all of our food delivery business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Cameron Manesh's story on creating Cameron's Seafood a read:

My name is Cameron and I am the name and co-founder behind Cameron’s Seafood. We catch, cook, chill, pack, and ship Maryland Crabs and crab cakes to your doorstep (to all 50 states) on a date you choose. Our food is made daily and shipped fresh, not frozen in less than 24 hours.

  • I work 20 hours per week on the business because I am the President of Ideal Realty Group, a prominent Apartment brokerage in Maryland, DC and VA.

  • I love taking old businesses and adding technology to help them reach their potential. My cousin and I run the home delivery business and plan to hit $20,000,000 by year 3.

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Cameron Manesh, on starting Cameron's Seafood ($300,000/month) full story ➜

19. Start an ac repair business

Examples of a successful ac repair business:

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20. Start a speed boat rental business

Examples of a successful speed boat rental business:

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21. Start a wine tasting business

Examples of a successful wine tasting business:

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22. Start a swimwear line ($122K/year)

Examples of a successful swimwear line:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a swimwear line:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Check out all of our swimwear line case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Steph Gabriel's story on creating OceanZen a read:

My name is Steph and I am the founder for OceanZen which is a sustainable swimwear brand that uses a fabric made from recycled plastic bottles and fishing nets from the ocean.

I launched OceanZen in my final year of uni with $5,000, so I started small with only a couple of hundred pieces. Now we manufacture and produce thousands on sustainable bikinis and ship them globally!

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Steph Gabriel, on starting OceanZen ($10,000/month) full story ➜

23. Start an ice cream product ($216K/year)

Examples of a successful ice cream product:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a ice cream product:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Check out all of our ice cream product case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give David Greenfeld's story on creating Dream Pops a read:

My name is David Greenfeld and I’m the CEO and Cofounder of Dream Pops.

We plan on launching our DTC e-commerce site on May 10th 2018. Five years ago, perishable and frozen online was impossible. With innovation in logistics and shipping, we now believe the DTC frozen channel is ripe for disruption.

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David Greenfeld, on starting Dream Pops ($20,000/month) full story ➜

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

Examples of a successful drinkware brand:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drinkware brand:

Check out all of our drinkware brand case studies ➜

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

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

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

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

25. Start a child care business

Examples of a successful child care business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a child care business:

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

Examples of a successful campervan transformation service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a campervan transformation service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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 ➜

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

Examples of a successful travel blog:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Check out all of our travel blog case studies ➜

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

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

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

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

28. Start a party planning business

Examples of a successful party planning business:

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29. Start a Lawn Sprinkler Systems

Examples of a successful Lawn Sprinkler Systems:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a Lawn Sprinkler Systems:

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

Examples of a successful wedding rental business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a wedding rental business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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 ➜

31. Start a travel youtube channel

Examples of a successful travel youtube channel:

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32. Start a luggage storage business ($402K/year)

Examples of a successful luggage storage business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a luggage storage business:

Check out all of our luggage storage business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Eugene Veeden's story on creating BagsAway Luggage Storage a read:

BagsAway Luggage Storage is a marketplace that connects travelers and city locals with convenient, secure, on-demand bag storage locations across key cities. Utilizing the principles of the sharing economy we partner with local shops and businesses that monetize existing free-space by offering hourly/daily storage on location. We keep about 60% of all revenues while the storage partners keep the rest. With BagsAway locations in place, travelers and locals can now win precious hours back by conveniently dropping their bags at a location of their choice around the city, freeing their hands and their time to explore, experience, and sightsee without their bags in the way. Our overarching vision is to change people's relationship with things that weigh them down during travel and on the go.

We have stored over 150,000 bags for travelers thus far and have expanded to over 50+ cities and going strong! Our plan this year is to expand worldwide, with new funding and new members joining our company.

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Eugene Veeden, on starting BagsAway Luggage Storage ($65,000/month) full story ➜

33. Start a summer camp

Examples of a successful summer camp:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a summer camp:

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34. Start a doggy day care

Examples of a successful doggy day care:

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35. Start a lawn care service

Examples of a successful lawn care service:

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36. Start a junk removal business ($252K/year)

Examples of a successful junk removal business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a junk removal business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Check out all of our junk removal business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Sam Evans's story on creating You Call We Haul Junk Removal a read:

My name is Sam Evans. I am 23 years old and a recent graduate from Penn State Altoona. I am the founder of You Call We Haul Junk Removal, a junk removal company that removes anything from single items to hoarder home cleanouts. We’re located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and have been in business (part-time) since May of 2016.

Our main customers are middle-aged and up adults, typically with a higher income that do not want to or are unable to do the work themselves. We complete over 75 jobs per month, bring in about $20,000 in revenue per month profiting about 65% per job.

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Sam Evans, on starting You Call We Haul Junk Removal ($18,000/month) full story ➜

37. Start a car wash

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38. Start a flip flops brand ($2.25M/year)

Examples of a successful flip flops brand:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a flip flops brand:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Check out all of our flip flops brand case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Brad Munro's story on creating Boomerangz Footwear a read:

Hello, my name is Brad Munro and I am the founder of Boomerangz Interchangeable Thongs… or Flip-Flops or Sandals or Jandals or whatever you call them!

Fast forward a few years and our Boomerangz Thongs are stocked in over 40 independent surf and streetwear stores around Australia plus some of Australia’s best known retail giants such as City Beach, and now Boomerangz Footwear is also available in the USA, Canada, The Caribbean, India and the U.K.

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Brad Munro, on starting Boomerangz Footwear ($25,000/month) full story ➜

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

Examples of a successful online fitness business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a online fitness business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Check out all of our online fitness business case studies ➜

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

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

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

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

40. Start an eBikes business ($3M/year)

Examples of a successful eBikes business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Check out all of our eBikes business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Stephan Aarstol 's story on creating Tower Electric Bikes a read:

Hello! My name is Stephan Aarstol. I'm the CEO of Tower Electric Bikes.

In October of 2019, Tower was named one of the "Top 20 Shark Tank Products of All Time" in USA Today. We've done over $36 million in sales since getting a $150,000 investment from Mark Cuban in 2012.

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Stephan Aarstol , on starting Tower Electric Bikes ($250,000/month) full story ➜

41. Start a mobile karaoke experience ($144K/year)

Examples of a successful mobile karaoke experience:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a mobile karaoke experience:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Check out all of our mobile karaoke experience case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Kelli L Bielema's story on creating The AirScream a read:

We are Kelli Bielema & Vanessa Resler and we run The AirScream, a mobile karaoke lounge in a vintage Airstream located in Seattle, WA. The AirScream is an experience like no other where we bring the trailer to your special event, park it & let the party ignite! Our customers are marketing and brand specialists who want a unique activation at their events that bring people together. We also work with event planners who plan corporate parties as well as private social celebrations like birthday parties and weddings.

We are new to the market and are slowly scaling up as we get comfortable with our processes so we can perfect everything before we debut to the public. Currently, we are operating focus groups with event planners & vendors, our friends & family and with upcoming pop-up events at select locations where we truly will experience The AirScream in the wild.

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Kelli L Bielema, on starting The AirScream ($12,000/month) full story ➜

42. Start an axe throwing business ($840K/year)

Examples of a successful axe throwing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a axe throwing business:

Check out all of our axe throwing business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give James Anderson's story on creating Forged Axe Throwing a read:

Hi there! My name is James and three years ago I started an axe throwing venue called Forged Axe Throwing. We teach people how to throw axes and then run amazing tournaments with everyone. Many of our clients are visitors to the area as we’re in a resort town, but we also have a locals league and get lots of local businesses coming to us for events.

We do about $960,000 of revenue per year through our in-venue axe throwing business and I can’t wait to cross that sweet sweet $1M mark!

This was our team early on, we’ve since expanded to about 22 staff members.

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James Anderson, on starting Forged Axe Throwing ($60,000/month) full story ➜

43. Start a balloon decor business ($165K/year)

Examples of a successful balloon decor business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a balloon decor business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Check out all of our balloon decor business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Janeen Brown's story on creating Balloon Haus LLC a read:

I’m Janeen Brown! Founder and CEO of Balloon Haus LLC. In February 2018, I started Balloon Haus - the first opulent online and in-store Balloon boutique - where lifestyle and decor enter a "luxury" level of design. Our team consists of dedicated and loyal employees in Toronto, Atlanta, Detroit and South Florida destined to create iconic balloon memories to last a lifetime.

Janeen Brown Styling for Femology Detroit, 2018

Blossoms Birthday, Toronto October 20th, 2018

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Janeen Brown, on starting Balloon Haus LLC ($20,000/month) full story ➜

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

Examples of a successful backyard plant nursery:

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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 gardening tools company ($14.1M/year)

Examples of a successful gardening tools company:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a gardening tools company:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Check out all of our gardening tools company case studies ➜

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

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

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

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

46. Start an ice cube business ($1.25M/year)

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And for some real world inspiration, give Hagan Walker's story on creating Glo® a read:

Hey, y’all! I’m Hagan Walker - one of the co-founders of Glo! We make liquid-activated products under two different brands - Glo Cubes, which are light up drink cubes - and Glo Pals, light-up sensory toys for children. Both incorporate the same patented liquid activation circuitry.

It’s a strange combination (internally, we joke about kids and cocktails - ha!), but I’ll get into how that all came about in just a bit. We’re a bit quirky and, in this fast-paced world of e-commerce and dropshipping, we’ve found a small niche where we design, prototype, and package every single product from our headquarters in Starkville, Mississippi. This year, we’ll sell over 3 million of our products to customers in 37 countries.

Hold on to your seats. I believe telling a story should be real - it should include the highs and lows, tell you about how the path isn’t always straightforward, and detail how some things work out for a reason, so let’s start from the beginning.

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Hagan Walker, on starting Glo® ($104,166/month) full story ➜

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

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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 ➜

48. Start a liquor delivery business

Examples of a successful liquor delivery business:

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49. Start a private jet charter business

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50. Start a plant stands business

Examples of a successful plant stands business:

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