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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Low-Cost Startups by Gail Margolies Reid

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Window Blind Sales and Installation

Estimated startup costs: $500-$1,000
Estimated first-year revenue: $40,000-$60,000
Selling window treatments encompasses several popular trends all at once. Foremost is home décor and design. All those large homes with tons of windows built during the housing boom of the last 20 years have created an enormous market of windows that need covering and recovering. The growing focus on energy efficiency gives window blind and shutter sellers a one-two punch in their sales presentations to customers. With some moderate math skills you can calculate how the energy savings over time will pay for beautification now. The U.S. Department of Energy recommends closing window coverings during hot summer days to minimize ...

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