What are some ideas for new startup businesses?


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Ideas for new startup businesses include graffiti removal, virtual assistant services, patient gift packaging and career counseling. Such startup business usually come with hidden costs, fees and necessary tools.

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Graffiti removers can get in touch with property owners and charge them anywhere from $150 to $300 for each job, or $50 an hour for a longer job, as of 2015. Tools of the trade include scrub brushes, cleaning chemicals and pressure washers. A vehicle large enough to transport tools is also necessary.

Individuals who are highly organized and manage their time well are best suited to start virtual assistant businesses. Virtual assistants make contacts with clients and customers, build and maintain databases, and make travel arrangements. Assistants can charge anywhere from $20 to $35 an hour and need a fast Internet connection and office software and hardware.

Patient gift packagers focus on church groups, extended care facilities, hospitals and other health care facilities where patients might like to receive gift baskets. Packagers can charge up to $75 for each gift basket and usually work with boxes, baskets, shrink wrap machines, ribbons, filling and glue guns. Those who have large vehicles can charge delivery fees. Packagers also need business insurance and a vendor's license.

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