Three Home-Based Repair Businesses You Can Start
In today's tough economy, people are trying to stretch every dollar as far as they can.
One way they do so is by repairing the things they own rather than shell out big bucks to buy
new. And, the business owner who serves this market may find themselves less concerned about
the economy and more concerned with all the work they have.
A great repair business idea you might want to consider is appliance repair. Many
people are either unable, or unwilling, to buy new appliances as often as they might have in
the past and, instead, are making the ones they have last longer. Appliance repair businesses
report that business has never been better and you can enjoy this same level of success if
you start your own.
Depending on your particular market, you may decide to specialize in particular appliances
such as washers and dryers, or just refrigerators, or you may be skilled enough to offer to
fix anything. You should consider your skills and interests as well as your market when deciding
what services to offer.
Another repair business you might give some thought to is a bicycle repair business.
You could start this business part-time from your home and move to a shop if and when you
decide to work at it full-time. Offer your services to local bike shops and get involved with local
and regional bike races and events to bring in customers. You will also want to have a website
letting people know how to find you, what services you offer, and what you charge.
A third repair business to consider is computer repair. Practically every home in the
country has a computer but few know how to fix it if something should go wrong. This is a great
example of how you can benefit from people trying to keep their computer running as long as
possible before having to buy new. Much of your business will be updating software or adding
hardware rather than making repairs.
Aldar Nagy is the author of The Business Startup Resource, which offers new business
profiles, ideas, advice, and other resources to help you when you are starting your own business.
The Business Startup Resource can be found at: [http://www.businessstartupresource.com]
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