Food items and some crafts ,not all, have so much red tape, here in BC, its getting your foods safety course, and of course, there would be
inspections, and pets not allowed, so my idea was, Homemade, makeups and cleaners for the home, with pure ingredients and no SLS, toothpastes too.
And as money came in, try to also become a supplier of hair products colors that were cruelty free.
But there is creating something out of alternative materials, ie, not wood,for example,crafts, kits, and what this word really needs, and there can't
be enough small buisnesses out there doing:
He sells some of his stuff on ebay.
Off grid solutions.
Growing planters and even living wall solutions for the winter months and selling them, bundles of heritage/organic, tomatoes, herbs, lettuce,
peppers, for example,and others.
Online you need to have money to start a small store and it would be best to not need money, because it will take a while to grow customers who can
find your product.
You can sometimes find those who drop ship their product to the customer so you don't need to stock up supplies.
I would always be careful on who is making the products. A friend found some good ones, good prices from China, including energy devices.
BUT......they don't have good human rights standards and I would never make moeny off exploiting people, so that eliminates a lot of retail.
If you can start a small store online and off, why not Fair Trade goods, like Fair Trade chocolate and coffee, the prices in the store is outrageous,
so buying in bulk and having more reasonable prices might ensure success, over time.
Creating things from recyled products.
We're really short of media, news in print. Why not create newsletter, computer printout news papers, with a huge pullout section of local ads, so no
charge, eventually delivered door to door as the ads come in.
Get alternative news and a real look at all sides of every issues, and solutions to people.
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