If you are an environmentalist and you want to start a business, you could consider starting a business that involves recycling and upcycling. There are many benefits to this as you will on the one hand get a lot of things and materials for your business for free and therefore you will have a minimal cost and you will also be doing your part for the environment by preventing people from buying brand new things.
Ways to get things for your store
Before you start your store, you can put out a notice to let people know that you are collecting old things such as old bottles and old clothes for a project. You can even collect old furniture that you can use furniture restoration processes to make brand new. You will find that many people have a lot of trash and clutter in their homes that they will be looking to get rid of and will therefore be very happy to give you for no cost at all. You can then start working to build these things up in to pieces of art. If you do not know where you start, you can look online for things that you can do with them. Visit this link http://www.abrhomeindustries.com.au/ to find out the best furniture restoration.
You will find many tutorials and videos that you can watch online on timber furniture restoration that you can use on the old furniture. You can use these techniques to not only make these things look new but also change their design entirely to make them look modern and exciting. Most people like antique things but they also like unique things and this is what you can do with your store. You can use old things to retain that antique look while also adding modern touches and modern art principles to make them look stunning and creative.
If you love to draw, you could even consider doing some art work which will not have much of a monetary cost but you will be able to sell these things for a very high amount of money. The key would be to reduce your costs as much as possible but to use your own talents earn money. You can even run this store from your own home so that you will have no cost at all. You can use social media for you to advertise the products and target particular groups of customers such as newlyweds and people moving homes. You will be able to sell more products in bulk to these customers if you target them well.