Manufacturing and installation of blinds.
Although this direction is already quite popular, I want to share my impressions of this type of activity.
The beauty lies in the fact that the blinds, especially vertical ones, can be assembled almost on the knee of the finished components. This does not require any special skills or special knowledge. A kind of constructor. But it’s rather troublesome to be engaged directly in assembly and subsequent sale, it requires certain investments of money, premises and other things. If you are not afraid of this, then boldly look for a wholesale supplier of components and for the cause!
BUT! Here you should stop and tell about some difficulties that can negate all your labor enthusiasm.
First , someone already deals with the manufacture and sale of blinds in your city. If the town has no more than 120,000 inhabitants, then you should not count on a good profit. Be sure to start a price war, which usually ends with either a peace agreement with a competitor, or the closure of one of the conflicting. The winner is usually the one who appeared on the market first or who has capital for more. In case of a peaceful outcome, you will certainly serve a certain area of the city and not get into other people's possessions.
The second difficulty is maintaining the range. During the year of work, you will accumulate a huge amount of scraps, waste and materials, which for some reason are absolutely not in demand, despite the fact that your wife liked them very much. You can reduce the range to a minimum, but then be prepared for the appearance of a particularly harmful customer who will not like anything that you have. If you have light materials, it will require dark and vice versa. You can try to dance in front of him or tell a poem, but it is better to immediately send ... to a competitor. Let him suffer.
On the other hand, to overtake your competitors, you must have a large range of products, and attract buyers with designer originality of blinds.
The rest, including the tax office - the little things, the daily routine.
If these difficulties did not bother you, then you have excellent chances to improve your financial affairs pretty soon. In spite of everything, this business is quite profitable.
Initial investment pays off during the first year of work, and even earlier. This will already depend on your personal performance. It is best of all when blinds are not the main activity of your enterprise, and logically complete the services offered by you in repair and finishing of rooms. You can live on some blinds, but for the time being it is only necessary to dream of buying a new Mercedes. So think about plastering, suspended ceilings, wallpaper, plasterboard, parquet and putty. There is always demand for this type of service.
There is a simpler option. Rent a corner in any hardware store, arrange a wholesale discount with the manufacturer of blinds and boldly start selling blinds. You always get your 15% for the sale and installation. You can work without a lease, according to the announcement. All costs - drill, screwdriver and screws. Our installation of blinds averages 10% of the cost of the blinds themselves, i.e. not less than 25 rubles. per square meter. Record - 60 square meters of blinds per day. And this is 1500 rubles without any taxes. Payment is usually made in cash, so the native tax authorities can make a pen .: