Business At A Glance
Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Franchises Available? No
Online Operation? No
Have you ever purchased a new refrigeratorto find that your children play with the empty box for weeks, insteadof playing with their expensive toys? Now is your chance to capitalizeon this phenomenon. Custom cardboard playhouses are great for kids.They’re mobile and can be packed up easily and moved to the beach,Grandma’s house, or outside in the summer.
To get mobilized in thisbusiness, simply design your own playhouse and visit a box manufacturerfor an estimate to produce the cardboard playhouses in volume. Theplayhouses can be sold via retail accounts, mail order, the internet,craft shows and flea markets. Design tip: Be sure the cardboardplayhouses will be interesting to children, and make sure there are alot of colorful images and themes printed on them.