If you’re thinking about starting a new business or chapter in your life, it can be pretty stressful on where to go and what to do. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled a list of 5 home improvement businesses you can start this week.

Can you actually start them this week?


But, to get started, it’ll take some time and determination. Also, be prepared for some hard and dirty work.

When it comes to home improvement, it takes a precise set of skills, that the average owner isn’t able to do. This sets you up perfectly to fix their situation and put some cash in your pocket.


The first business you can start this week is Landscaping. This business will take both a creative and hardworking individual.

You’ll be completing tasks such as cutting grass, weed whacking, planting vegetation, etc. Oftentimes the owners will give you full control of the project so be prepared to come up with a design you think will look great.

It might also be smart to bring on some friends to give you some help throughout the process. After a while of running the business, you can eventually have crews working on multiple houses at once.

So if you’re hardworking, creative, and love to help others. Then landscaping could be the perfect business for you.

House Cleaning

When it comes to work, family, and just being tired it can be easy to let your home get messy. The good news is that you can start profiting from other people’s messes.

By offering house cleaning services you will be cleaning up and taking care of someone else’s house.

Some common tasks would be taking the trash out, wiping windows, dusting, etc.

This job will be a little tedious and repetitive so it will take a hard-working individual. It’s also important to have a good eye for what looks good.

With this business, you will also be able to hire others to be a part of your team and grow a local house cleaning business.

If this is an interest to you there’s no better time to get started than now.


Painting is one of those things that you either love or hate. So for the ones that hate to paint or don’t have the time, you’ll be a lifesaver.

When it comes to painting, it can be tedious and hard work. It will also take a good skill set for the tips and tricks of painting.

But if done properly it can put a lot of cash in your pocket and turn into a statewide business.

So if you have the skills and enjoy painting, it might be smart to start a painting business. Get the necessary tools and start with small projects like painting walls and ceilings.

Moving Services

Sometimes people don’t want to improve their home, they actually want to leave it. This is a great opportunity to make some profits by helping others move.

This job requires heavy lifting, a truck or Uhaul, and some dedication. It will likely be long days of moving items from a house and back into another.

It’s highly recommended to bring some friends or family to help you get started. Once you start making some cash then you can start growing into a larger business just by helping others move.

Interior Design

Truth is, some people just don’t have an eye for what looks good in their home. So if you have a creative and good eye for interior design you can easily make some quick money.

This business will consist of making your customers home into a dream home. There’s a lot on the line as they’ll be needing to purchase all the items. So be prepared and truly study interior design.

You can also grow into a staging business. This would consist of staging a home and show it amazing the home can look with some good decor.  This will help someone that’s looking to sell their home quickly and for a great price.

Final Thoughts

When it comes to starting a business, it’s smart to find one that you’re good at as well as have  passion for. But it’s good to try everything to find out what you truly enjoy doing.

From there you’ll need to get your first customers and keep rolling with that business. Eventually, you can turn this into a statewide business or even a nationwide business if that’s what your dream is.

All of these businesses will take time, effort, and maybe even some money. But in the end, it’ll be worth it as you get to make money doing what you love.


Founded in 1992 by brothers Nathan and Jon Hillis, Hillis Brothers Painting has served Grand Rapids for over three decades. They started off primarily as a painting company, but over the years, their scope has come to include home improvement projects such as deck restoration, ceiling and wall repair, wallpaper removal, and cabinet refinishing.