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Mannequin Rentals business.
I'll bet that most of you reading this did not realize that new mannequins sell for as much as $2,000 each. Due to the high cost of purchasing mannequins, many retail business owners have to do without the added visual benefits that displaying merchandise on mannequins can have. Starting your own mannequin rental business means that you cannot only come to the rescue of small retailers by renting mannequins, but you can also help small retailers even the playing field with their larger competitors. Simply designing and distributing information brochures to local retail businesses describing your mannequin rental service will be the best way to market the service. Likewise, do not overlook trade shows and weekend mall-kiosk retailers as an additional customer base and revenue source for mannequin rentals.
start-up costs: Start-up costs can be kept to a minimum, if you are prepared to scour flea markets, garage sales, and classified advertisements for secondhand mannequins. Investment range is $5,000 to $10,000.
profit potential: Once your initial inventory of mannequins is paid for, the revenue that this business can generate is almost 100 percent profit, as the overheads are minimal and mannequins generally do not require much in the way of maintenance or repairs. Suggested rental rates are as follows: per day $20 to $30, per week $80 to $100.