Starting a successful small business does not require a fancy office or wearing high-end suits all the time. In fact, a number of now successful business started in a garage, so with a bit of planning and effort, you can walk in the steps of Apple Computers and develop a successful business from the comfort of your own home.
Although you will need to check with the local authorities and see if starting a garage business is possible in your area, there are plenty of options to choose from. We picked some of the and made a list with potential opportunities, so here they are:
Car repair business
What could be more perfect for a garage than an auto business? If you are skilled in mechanics, you can start a car repair business staring from your garage. All you need is to clean up the area, order some equipment and start marketing your business. Begin with repairing your friends and family’s cars and ask them to recommend you to their friends as well. After all, word of mouth marketing is still one of the best marketing strategy out there.
If you are not a trained mechanic, then a cleaning and detailing business may also work out for you.
Tech repair and refurbishing
If you know how electronics work, then why not start an electronics repair business? Computers, small appliances, even smartphones need fixing from time to time. All you need is a big working table to set up your workspace and some online marketing tips to market your business.
You can also try refurbishing electronics that don’t work anymore and sell them for profit. You can find plenty at flea markets and garage sales, and they usually cost next to nothing. Sometimes you can get as much as 100% profit. Just make sure to store everything properly and seal the boxes with sikkerhetstape, to prevent appliances from getting broken.
If you are an amateur fisherman, why not turn your passion into a business? This works especially if you live in an area where fishing is a common activity. But to make sure to check out with your local authorities and register your business, as any food business is heavily regulated and needs to respect safety rules.
You will probably need to clean up the space and make sure you follow sanitation rules. You will also need freezers and merking av fisk equipment, to label your products accordingly and ensure customers know exactly what they are buying.
Climate change is a constant issue, so why not do something good for the environment and also gain some money in the process? All you need for this is a van to collect trash with, and a big garage where you can store and organize waste.
To make everything look even more professional, make sure to wear proper equipment, label your van, and wear navneskilt. This way, people will always know who they are talking with, plus it’s free advertising.