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Small Business Investment Ideas – Pool Cleaning Services

October 29th, 2018

I know a lot of people are looking for the best small business investment ideas. The best rule of thumb is to take a look at your community and see what is in need. A friend of mine who lives in Southern California noted that most of the people in his neighborhood had pools, but there simply weren’t enough pool cleaning service companies to service them all. That’s when he got his bright idea.

At first, he didn’t think he’d be able to pull it off because he only had a few thousand dollars to start with. The more he thought about it though, the more he realized that most pool owners already had the basic tools and chemicals needed to clean their pools. He started out by offering very basic pool cleaning. Friends and family quickly hired him and recommended him to their neighbors. Before he knew it, he had over a dozen clients.

As the time came to close the pools for the winter, he used his profits to invest in more specialized tools for deeper cleans and pool closings. He was also able to buy a van and have it professionally painted with his business name and logo. Before he knew it, he’d hired several employees to work with him.

The most successful small business ideas always focus on finding needs that people have and filling them. My friend is an example of starting with a very small investment and building it up until you have a thriving business.