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

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Fencing, Decks, and Play Structures

Estimated startup costs: $700-$950
Estimated first-year revenue: $40,000-$50,000
With the growing interest in outdoor living spaces, the fencing and decking business has become a great way to get involved in exterior designing. If you have basic carpentry skills, a good eye, and a decent toolbox, you can get this business going in time for the next busy summer season.
As a large number of Americans have moved out of the city to suburban subdivisions over the last 30 years, “good fences make good neighbors” has become a more important credo. Many homeowners use custom-built wooden privacy fences to separate themselves from their next-door neighbors. Depending on your skill level, you can start out doing ...

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