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Old 19th January 2007, 06:51 PM   #1

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Default Winter Business Ideas....

Hello guys... Ive been thinking real hard on this and have only come up with a few ideas. I run an auto detailing business, but living in colorado really makes it a seasonal thing. Normally, I just work a regular job (ex I am working at walmart as an unloader) to get buy, but thats not what I want to do... I have been researching a few ideas that I can either incoporate into my exsisting business or do seperately.

One thing I thought of is snow removal... it pays good, but the start up investment is too much (if I do it the right way) and I still have to depend on the weather. Another idea Im playing around with is doing motorcycle/ATV/Snow Mobile and Watercraft repair out of my garage... which I havent done a whole lot of research on the business side.. I have the skills tho.

I have been a freelance web designer / programmer for 8 years, but 1) I dont like sit on the computer all day.. I need to be active to avoid depression and 2) The market seems to be overflowing with incompetent web designers who bring the price down to the point where I am over working myself to just make ends meat.

So, Im not looking for any web related jobs... but something that will keep me active and occassionally get me out of the house. I have some money to invest in start up cost, but not a whole lot.

Let me know if you have any ideas....



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Old 20th January 2007, 12:39 PM   #2

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I'm sure there are many opportunities out there, but it can be difficult to figure things out. I could see the snowmobile repair as a good idea if there is enough business. That can be a difficult thing - figuring out if there is some demand versus a lot of demand. I was thinking about your detail biz, and started thinking about what else many people have cleaned. What about a cleaning service? You could do residential, vacation, commercial and maybe find enough work to support you full time. With time you could get enough accounts and employee others to do some of the work. There is a lot of cleaning work out there, and maybe it would crossover well with your existing mobile detail business. Based on what I know of the area you are in, I would think there would be plenty of demand ... although maybe a ton of competition already. If you are good and work hard you can overcome that though.

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Old 5th February 2007, 10:43 PM   #3

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Well, since you already work with cars, I think it might make sense to either go with snow mobile repair business, or the snow removal business. I'm not sure what area of Colorado you live in, but from what I know of Colorado, it gets pretty snowy right?

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