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How To Start $500K/Year Cupcake Business (2021)

Have you ever thought about starting a cupcake business? If you have, you might want to take a cue from Craig Watson, founder of Baked Cravings, a great cupcake bakery in New York City. Craig’s wildly successful cupcake shop isn’t some little rinky-dink store. It generates massive amounts of revenue–much more than most cupcake bakeries: Our numbers are round $400,000 per year but expect next...

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How to Open a Sandwich Shop: Going All-In on a Deli

Have you seen delis and sandwich shops with a line going out the door? Ever wanted to own your own sandwich shop and cash in on one of America's favorite foods? If you love sandwiches but don't know how to get into the business, we've got you covered. To help you get started, we spoke with Kevin McHenry of Cricca's Italian Deli & Subs in Woodland Hills, California. His shop is so successful...

How to Start a Landscaping Business (And Make $58K/Month)

Do you love being outside and working with your hands? How about the idea of being your own boss? If your answer to these questions is a resounding “Yes!” then starting a landscaping business could be the perfect career for you. It certainly was for Brian Linson, the founder of BL Landscapes. Brian started BL Landscapes in 2014 with just a single truck and a 2-man crew. Six years later, the...

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How to Start Lawn Care Business (and Make $100K in Your First Year)

Do you ever think about starting your own lawn care business? Russell Jeffcoat, owner of Legends Lawn Care in Blaine, Washington, did more than just dream about owning a business someday. He took decisive action by starting the lawn care business of his dreams, and then, earned $100,000 in his very first year! Today, he rakes in between $500 and $6000 every time he takes his machines out and works on...

Opening a Gas Station: The Ultimate Guide (2021)

Owning a gas station is a business we think of when we imagine an entrepreneur realizing the American Dream. According to the National Association of Convenience Stores, there are over 120,000 gas stations that double as a convenience store in the U.S. (out of over 150,000), and 62% of convenience stores are operated by a single-store operator. That means most gas stations are not owned by...

How to Start a Bakery: A Step-by-Step Guide (2021)

Have you ever wanted to make people happy with yummy cakes or tasty breads? Ever thought about entering one of the fastest-growing industries for small businesses? It may be time to start a bakery! Today we’re revealing insider information on how to start your own baking business. We connected with Puran Deep, a successful bakery owner who runs the wildly popular Wild Wheat Bakery in Kent,...

How to Start a Used Car Dealership: A Definitive Guide

If your love for used cars ranks above enthusiast, it may be time to take things to the next level. Ever thought about owning your own dealership? We’re going to tell you how! Our exclusive interview with Carlos Becerra of Imports & Classics helped reveal the details on starting a used car dealership. As Carlos explains, starting a car dealership takes some investment in time and money....

How to Start a Farm (and Make $120K/Month) in 2021

Calling all farmers! Do you enjoy growing your own food? Ever thought about getting out of the city and running your own farm? Today, you’ll hear from successful farmers who built their business from the ground up and turned it into a $120k/month enterprise. We recently interviewed expert farmers, Tim & Grace Lukens of Grace Harbor Farms, who began with only two goats. But their hobby soon turned...

How to Open a Coffee Shop and Grow it to 19 Locations (2021)

Do you want to start your own MULTI-MILLION dollar coffee empire? If so, you’ll want to follow Wes Herman’s example. He started with one coffee shop, and now, he owns coffee shops in 19 locations. What’s more, he didn’t use a dime of his own money! In this article, we’ll tell you all about how Wes did it and how you can do it too. You’ll learn how he created his business plan, how he made...

How to Start $417K/Year Food Truck Business (Step-by-Step)

Have you ever bought a sandwich or a taco from a food truck and thought, “I wish I could quit my job and start a food truck for a living”? If so, then you’ve come to the right place! Recently, UpFlip spent time with food truck owner, Kyle Gourlie, who runs the Vet Chef food truck business in the Seattle area. Kyle has owned his food truck for a few years now and, in an exclusive interview, he...

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