While registering his car in Miami, Louie Di Raimondo spotted a hot dog vendor and bought a dog. Then he saw a “For Sale” sign hanging on the cart. On impulse, he bought it for $1500 and set up his own business. But in his hurry to get up and running, Di Raimondo forgot to remove the “For Sale” sign. The first day, he sold more than 100 hot dogs, but what intrigued him most was the number of people asking if they could buy his cart.
Today, Di Raimondo sells more than 4,000 carts a year out of a Miami showroom. He now has flower carts, pretzel carts, and coffee carts in addition to the original hot dog stands and generates more than $30 million annually in company sales.
In 48 Low or No Cost Business Ideas I talk about the common ideas that are sometimes right on front of us. I share about plant rental, graffiti removal, using old tires in creating playground areas, tree carving, kettle corn and much more. Just this week I met a lady who paints on the boards from old pallets. She’s having trouble keeping up with her sales. Stay-at-home Mom Jacinta sent me a note that said she is painting simple messages on garden stones (BlessingAndLight) and while it took 21 days to get her first sale, “but now 124 days later, I have just surpassed 350 sales.
Sometimes the opportunity is right in front of us. To help stimulate your great idea we’ll offering a special on 48 Low or No Cost Business Ideas. When you uncover your big idea – take action and then send me a note to share your success with others.
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