Here are a TON of rental business ideas to get you started on your next business venture!
The rental business is very lucrative and can often be successful with minimal startup costs depending on which industry you would like to cater to. Also, if you are an enthusiast of things you may already have a ton of stuff that can be rented out to others!
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Wedding Rental Business
The wedding industry is a billion dollar business and an event that people do not mind spending money on! This could include a TON of rental items, but here are a few ideas:
- Tables and Chairs
- Serving/Catering supplies
- Cake stands
- Artificial flowers
These are perfect for any type of party or corporate event! Even better if you are in a bigger city where events are happening all of the time.
- Projectors and Screens
- Sound equipment
- Karaoke machines
Every contractor has to rent a tool at some point in their life. This rental business is great for odd ball tools, or more expensive ones that they may not be able to afford to own just yet.
- Hand tools
- Equipment trailers
- Large equipment (Bobcat, skidsteer, tractor)
- Dump trailers
- Stump Grinders
This rental business idea is HUGE for children’s parties! Even schools are starting to offer this as a prize for fundraiser winners. These are large mobile gaming stations where the party comes to you!
Bounce Houses and Outdoor Rentals
Another great rental item that most people do not want to purchase indefinitely. Bounce houses and other large inflatables are great ideas and can be started with very low startup costs.
Outside of tables, chairs and linens, think about other large attractive things that people love to get the party started!
- Photo Booths
- Bubble Machines
- Smoke machines
- Lights and equipment
Concession and Food Rentals
This is a great idea that caters to residential parties, corporate, and festivals!
- Popcorn machine
- Cotton candy maker
- Slushie machine
- Margaritas and mixed drinks
- Hot dog rotisseries
- Chocolate fountains
- Ice luges
Costume shops are almost nonexistent these days, so what are you supposed to do when you need that specific character for a party? Don’t forget holidays like Christmas and Easter when people need bunny outfits and elf attire too!
Any time there is a body of water nearby, the rental business will be good. This will totally depend on the location and access points nearby.
- Kayaks and canoes
- Jet skis
- Surf boards
- Paddle boards
- Wet suits
- Snorkel gear
- Paddle boats
Again, location and attraction is everything! But if you know that your area gets snow and that brings in more visitors, consider these ideas.
- Snow plows
- Tubing equipment
- Skiing equipment and clothing
If your local area has scenery and attractions that people don’t want to miss, you may want to consider renting out items where they can capture the moment!
- Go pros
- Video Cameras
Near a beach? Everyone wants convenience and sometimes doesn’t have room to travel with all of the gear. Consider these options.
- Umbrella and Chairs
- Beach buggies
- Beach bags
This business is huge! You could definitely combine some of the other party rental supplies and make this a full blown business!
If you are an animal lover, you want to think about pony rentals, reptiles, or even a petting zoo!
Cleaning Supply Rentals
This is great for larger cleaning appliances that people need but don’t want to purchase.
- Rug and carpet cleaners
- Industrial appliances
- Fans for water damage
Port – A – John Rentals
This is a nasty job, but one that is definitely needed! Great for parties, festivals, and construction sites!
You may not have thought about this one, but many times people only need expensive medical equipment for a short period of time!
- Walkers, wheelchairs, and shower seats
- Handicap systems
Hunting and Fishing Rentals
Great for areas that are known for their outdoor areas!
- Fishing rods and tackle
- Hunting blinds and stands
- Hunting apparel
- Bait containers
Great for the local real estate businesses to stage their homes! Here’s another resource if you feel like you want to start a real estate staging business.
Great for job sites and local businesses, however, the startup on this one could be quite pricey for all of the materials.
What rental business idea sounds most interesting to you? Would you choose one with low startup costs or one with more expensive startup costs but more profitability?