Most profitable small businesses ideas

  • Legal requirements: You may need a permit to operate
  • Tools to get started: Vacuum, pressure washer, buffer, microfiber cloths, cleaning products
  • Highest paying states: Wisconsin, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Ohio

Driving school

If you're 25 or older, you know traffic laws inside and out, and you're a great teacher, you could try to start a driving school.

Teach the newest generation of drivers the rules of the road so they and everyone else will be safe when they get behind the wheel. This job isn't for the faint of heart, but it is a phenomenal earning opportunity for anyone who is patient, good with people, and a top-notch driver.

  • Earning potential: $54K–$65K+
  • Skills: Teaching and driving abilities, calm, patient
  • Education: High school diploma
  • Certifications: Commercial driver's license (CDL)
  • Licenses: You will need a license for each class you plan to teach. Visit your state's Department of Transportation website to see the requirements and apply.
  • Legal requirements: Parental consent
  • Tools to get started: Driving school software, car with dual controls, modified vehicle insurance coverage, and any driver insurance coverage
  • Highest paying states: New York, Alaska, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Vermont

You can also open one of the following car-related companies:

  • Locksmith
  • Tire shop
  • Car dealership
  • Used car dealership


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