Business At A Glance
Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No
Look closely and you’ll notice that hotelsare virtually art galleries. You will find paintings, prints, andsculptures in almost every room, hallway, lounge, and lobby.
Assumethat one hotel has 150 rooms, one lobby, two banquet rooms, one lounge,and ten hallways. The hotel’s art requirements could be as many as 200paintings or prints alone.
Simply supplying one hotel with a completeart decor package can make you thousands of dollars in profits. Toactivate this business you will want to establish a relationship withat least 15 to 20 different artists who work in various art mediums.
Next take digital pictures of the artwork and place it on a CD-ROM andsimply start setting meetings and knocking on doors. Placing picturesof the sample artwork on CD-ROM will enable you to do mobileprofessional presentations right from your laptop computer.
Of course,the big profit opportunities are landing art supply contracts withhotels that are being constructed or undergoing total interiorrenovations.