Business ideas: 35 ideas you can start with little money
If you are looking to start a new business and you are trying to brainstorm on what to do exactly ,The following is a list of 37 unique businesses ideas for you that i consider profitable taking into account the current business trend in the country and the world at large, and if you are looking for business ideas that, besides being profitable, do not require much Investment, you should look no further than this list of 37 business ideas.
The no-BS list of business ideas
1. Small Business Consulting
These are Businesses dedicated to provide consulting services in business topics such as business start-up, marketing, finance, every day hundreds of small businesses are created by entrepreneurs who do not have the knowledge and experience enough to fulfil the difficult task of taking one. this is a really cool business idea
what you need: knowledge and experience in business matters, an office that you could assemble in your own home, and a web page through which you promote your services.
Tips :You could start by focusing on one business area (for example, setting up businesses), and eventually covering others, You could start by offering your consulting services only to small businesses, and eventually offer them to all types of companies. Read this article here to know more
2. Virtual Assistant
Business dedicated to offering the service of a virtual assistant (service where tasks are carried out by an administrative assistant such as the reception of telephone calls, the management of the agenda, and the writing of documents, but at a distance) you can decide to create a virtual assistant agency that helps people to manage and complete their various tasks. check out this article for more
What you need: experience in the accomplishment of administrative tasks, an office that you could mount in your own house, and a web page through which you promote your services.
Tips : You could start by doing the virtual assistant service, and eventually hire other assistants to help you with this.
3. Personal Buyer
This one is quite a unique business idea, this is a business dedicated to providing the service of personal buyer (service where they buy on behalf of the customer things such as clothing, decorative items and gifts)In this busy world that we live in a lot of people do not have the time to buy their things, you can turn this into a business venture,
you can say that instead of people having to go through the rigours of shopping you will do all the shopping for a fee, this can be a very serious business if done right considering the fact that a lot of people are very lazy these days
Requirement: taste for shopping, and a website through which you promote your services.
In addition to providing the personal buyer service, you could offer other related services such as messenger and parcels.
4. Professional organiser
This is a business dedicated to providing the professional organiser service (service where the client’s things are organised in order. In the busy world in which we live where a lot of people do not have the time or to organise their things, the services of a professional organiser are more and more required.
To do this you should have the ability to organise things, and a website through which you promote your services. In order to promote your services as a professional organiser you could create a blog or a YouTube channel where you give free tips on the subject.
5. Translation Agency
In today global economy where people are moving from one country to another for business reasons, they may want to discuss business with locals of a country and if they people in that country area speaks another language then a communication barrier sets in, this can be harnessed into a business venture, imagine a firm that offers the service of providing translators in any language in the world.
Requirements: An understanding of multiple languages and maybe a website to advertise your services. You could start by doing the translations, and eventually hire other translators to help you with these.
6. Distribution of leaflets and brochures
As local as this may sound to some people, this is actually a pretty nice idea, creating a marketing firm that deals with distributing product or events fliers,leaflets and brochures, You know that due to its effectiveness and low cost, the distribution of leaflets and brochures is still one of the main ways companies use to promote their products or services and this can be an excellent business opportunity
Requirements: good physical condition to be able to distribute flyers and brochures . You could start just doing the distribution of flyers and brochures, and eventually hire staff to help you with this. You could start by providing only the service of distributing flyers and brochures, and over time offer other related services such as design and print them.
I personally call this the everyday business, through the years if there is one thing I’ve learnt about the food business, its the fact that it never becomes old or not in trend anymore.
this is one business that will remain one the best businesses one can have till the end of time and this is because people will always eat, owning a restaurant can be a very lucrative business venture for the owner, find a good location and make sure the food is good too, in short i just have to say this is one of the best business ideas of all time because its evergreen
8. Catering service
catering service business is an excellent business, more and more people, because of the lack of time they have to cook, and the importance they give to the events they organise, choose to find someone to provide food and drinks for them.
9. Restaurant on wheels
I know you may be thinking of hawking, no its not. This is very different, it involves creating a restaurant on wheels, I for one think it’s a very wonderful idea. You will need a good vehicle with small space for cooking and sell, it can move from one place to another or it can be stationed in a particular place
Requirements : a vehicle with the necessary conditions to be transformed into the restaurant, equipment necessary to enable the restaurant and a permit that allows you to operate in a strategic place.
You could start your mobile restaurant with a small vehicle such as a tricycle, and eventually acquire a larger vehicle such as a van.
10. Cocktail Bar
This is a good one, after a hard day’s work people like to relax in a serene environment and have a couple of drinks. Now if you open a bar in a very unique location that’s very accessible to people you’ve hit it and if you want to take it up a notch you can decide to make it a cocktail bar.
we don’t have a lot of cocktail bar in the country so if you open a very cool cocktail bar you are in business
11. Children’s Soccer Academy
This is an academy dedicated to providing soccer lessons to children, it’s a good idea if you know a lot about soccer, look at it this way, playing football is usually the first sports a father or mother introduce to their children, now if the kid gets really good at it, he or she can go places, thats where you come in (the football academy for children where children learn the nitty gritty of the game and are groomed for huge football teams).
To make this work you need to be good at soccer or hire someone as good and a place where the academy works.
If you do not have the title of a football teacher, you could hire a football teacher to give classes and If you do not have the necessary investment to buy a land and enable the academy in this, you could choose to look for a sports centre where you rent the facilities.
12. Child care
Every working parent who goes out everyday are always looking out for good and reputable child care service, if you are someone who naturally likes to take care of children then why don’t you start making money from that
All you need is a likeness for children, a place where the nursery works, which could be located in your own home if you have the right conditions.
You could start doing just the care of the children, and eventually hire staff to help you with this.
You could start by offering just the daycare service, and over time offer other related services such as mobility and early education.
13. Pets care
When people who have pets at home are going to travel or for some reason have to be away from home for a few days, a problem they usually face is not having who to care for their pets while they are away from home, so if you are a pet lover this can be a good business idea for you.
Start your own pet care business, all you need is a place to operate, which could be located in your own home if you have adequate space.
Tips : You could start just doing the care of the pets, and eventually hire staff to help you with this.
You could start by offering just the day care service, and over time offer other related services such as bath and haircut.
14. Pet Spa
spa where services such as bathing, hairdressing, nail cutting, and pet massages are provided, people like to take care their pets and because of that, they are willing to spend good sums of money on treatments that allow them to look aesthetically good and feel relaxed. You need a place where the spa operates, which could be located in your own home if you have the right conditions, and equipment necessary for the operation of the same.
Tips : To promote your business you could distribute leaflets and brochures, and / or create and promote a website or a page on Facebook.
15. Dog Walking
Business dedicated to providing the service of dog walks (service where you go to the client’s house to pick up your dog, and then you will be walking around the area during the agreed hours). A lot of people are aware of the need and benefits of taking their dogs for a walk, but they do not have the time or patience needed to perform this task.
Tips : You could start by offering only the dog walking service, and over time offer other related services such as those for transfers to the veterinarian and toilets at home, to promote your services you could start distributing leaflets for your neighbourhood, and over time create and promote a web page.
16. Dog training
This is something you can’t do if you don’t have the requisite knowlege, but if you do this is a sure way to earn money,most dog owners are willing to hire a dog trainer for their dogs so you can cash in on this if you know how.
17. Pet Accessories Store
Store where accessories for pets such as wooden houses, beds, straps, collars, clothes, toys, locators, etc. are sold
Requirements : a shop where the store operates, which could be located in your own home if it is located on a busy street, and contact with suppliers of pet accessories.
Tips :Instead of setting up a physical store you could choose to create an online store, which would allow you to save costs and take advantage of the reach that the Internet has today.
18. Baby Goods Store
This a specialised store shop where baby items such as cribs, cars, eating chairs, baby bottles, pacifiers, toys, surveillance equipment, etc. are sold.
Every parent desire to buy for their babies everything that allows them to be comfortable, safe and cheerful, so sale of baby items is always on the high side, if you like this kind of business you can cash in on it by opening a specialized store now, All you need is a small store where the store works, which could be located in your own home if it is located on a busy street, and contact with suppliers of baby items.
Tips : Instead of setting up a physical store you could choose to create an online store, which would allow you to save costs and take advantage of the reach that the Internet has today.
19. Manufacture and sale of Polythene bags
If you live in a Nigeria then you’d know that every time someone buys something the use a polythene bag to package it, do you know how the volume of sales made in the country on a daily basis, now imagine if you could open a firm that deals in manufacturing and sales of these bags to stores and everybody who sells something. Even if you end up getting just a tiny fraction of that huge market you will make it.
Requirement: machinery necessary for the manufacture of the bags.Tips :If you do not have the investment necessary to acquire the machinery for the manufacture, you could choose to buy in bulk from a big manufacturer and sell it, learn about the business before getting into it.
20. Purchase and sale of used items
A business dedicated to the purchase and sale of used items such as clothes, appliances, tools, etc. more and more people are looking for a space to get rid of their things quickly and, on the other hand, people who, in order to save, choose to buy used articles.
Requirements: ability to buy and sell products.
Tips: To find used items to buy you could hand out flyers where you include a list of all the used things you buy.
For the sale of used items you could sell them through auction sites on the Internet such as amazon
21. Wedding Planning
This is a business dedicated to providing the wedding planning service (service where the search for a venue, the decoration of the premises, coordination of the ceremony and other activities necessary to plan and organize a wedding). Due to the importance of preparations that are necessary for a wedding, and the short time that people usually have, more and more are demanding the services of a wedding planner
Requirements: ability and experience in planning events, contact with wedding dress suppliers, catering, flowers and other items that might be necessary for wedding planning.
Tips : You could start by offering only the wedding planning service, and over time offer other related services such as wedding dress rental and photography.
This is a sub niche of event planning, if you want to specialize it’s a good way to go.
22. Organising holidays for couples
This is an agency dedicated to planning holidays for people, they plan people’s holiday, see to the perfect destination, make hotel bookings, restaurant reservations and a host of other things to ensure that the holiday is a memorable one for the couples, All you need to have is a god knowledge about planning holidays and close association with a travel agency
Tip: You can use a website to promote your business
23. Computer and smartphone repair workshop in higher institutions
This involves a workshop dedicated to the repair of computers and smartphones, igf you want to have a steady stream of unique customers and you have the required skill you should open up a workshop in an higher institution, that is a prime place for this type of business, most if not all the students in an higher use smartphones and/or laptops which tend to malfunction every once in a while.
what you need is knowledge and experience in repairing computers and smartphones, and a small place where the workshop works in the school.
Tips : in addition to repair you can also begin to sell
24. Developing applications for smartphones
This is a business dedicated to the development of applications for smartphones that generate income through their sale/subscription service or the advertising placed on them. let me say this, “this is the one I love the most, there are billions of smartphone users in the world now imagine if you could create an app that would be used by all smartphone users in the world or even in your country” this is a very big one and frankly this is one of the best business ideas out there
Requirements: knowledge in the development of applications, which you can get by enrolling for a programming or app development course on the internet
Tips: In addition to developing your own applications, you could also offer the application development service for companies. This business idea is one of the best if you know how to create applications
25. Creating videos for companies
Business dedicated to providing video creation service for companies or small brands for marketing purposes, today most brands and companies are aware of the effectiveness of video marketing and that has prompted a lot of companies to start getting involved in video marketing on the internet and that’s where you the video creation agency come in, its really not hard to create videos and if you don’t have the knowledge enrol for a course on video creation on the internet
Tips : You could just start by creating the videos, and eventually hiring other video creators to help you with this one.
A blog (website where you publish periodically texts about a certain topic and where the user is given the possibility to post comments at the end of these) that generates income through the advertising placed on this or sales of ebooks, softwares etc. There billions of Internet users who follow or consume information published daily on blogs, now if you can create a blog which you update regularly with unique content, once you start getting serious traffic you can begin to monetize and make serious money.
Requirements : create a blog, consistently publish good quality content and monetize
Tips : To create your blog you could use WordPress, which allows you to create one without having much knowledge in web design.
For placement of advertising, you could use AdSense, which allows you to automatically post ads related to the blog topic.
27. YouTube Channel
YouTube channel where videos that generate income are constantly uploaded through the advertising placed on them. the consumption of videos on the Internet is increasing, and a lot of companies are advertising through these, provided the channel has good viewer base.
Requirements : Create a channel on YouTube and upload regularly to this videos that aim to have thousands of views or generate thousands of followers.
Tips : Nowadays the videos that usually have a large number of reproductions are those that teach to do practical things for the day to day.
28. T-Shirt Online Store
An online store (website where a product is sold and the user is given the possibility to pay it with his credit card and product is delivered to his/her house) dedicated to the sale of T-shirts (also known as polo and T-shirts). If you know how to design, you can create your own design and sell it, you can take it to higher institutions, supply to boutiques etc or you can take it up a notch by allowing customers to upload their own design after which you produce and sell.
Requirements: create an online store, and a clothing workshop.
Tips : For the creation of your online store of shirts you could use some program for the design and management of online stores such as Shopify and PrestaShop. for the preparation of the shirts, if you don’t have a workshop you can send it a workshop to create for you for a fee.
29. Online travel agency
This is an agency offering and selling tourist packages, air tickets and other services commonly offered in a traditional travel agency, but through the Internet. nowadays where people use the Internet to inform themselves, plan and organise their trips themselves, online travel agencies are increasingly required.
Requirements: create the website of the online agency, and contact with tourism service providers.
Tips : To differentiate you from the online travel agencies that exist, you could choose to specialize in something, for example, travel for singles or holy travel like travel to mecca or Jerusalem.
30. Rental of vehicles
This is a business dedicated to offering the service of renting cars, vans, motorcycles, yachts, boats or bicycles for tourists or even anybody who needs them, when a tourist visits a locality, one of the main activities is to rent a vehicle that allows you to move, walk or just have fun while driving.
Requirements : live in or near a tourist area, and vehicles to rent.
Tips : You could start renting small vehicles such bikes, and eventually rent larger vehicles such as cars.
31. Mobile Hairdressing salon service
This business involves providing hairdressing service at home (service where hair cuts, hairstyles, manicures, pedicures, make-up and other services typical of a traditional hairdressing salon are performed, but at the customer’s home).Due to the tendency that exists in the people to look fit and beautiful, and because many don’t have the time to visit the salon, the services of hairdresser at home is becoming very popular.
Requirements: experience in hairdressing and equipment needed to provide the services involved.
Tips :You could start just doing the hairdressing service, and eventually hire workers to help you with this.
32. Online restaurant/food ordering service
This is a kind of business which involves selling food to people online and delivering it to the their various locations, (a buyer orders for food online by going to your website where you have different food menus, they select and pay online and you in turn deliver the food to them usually within minutes or within the hour) due to people’s busy schedule some can’t even go out of their place of work to buy food and likewise some can’t go out of their various houses and that is where you come in, they order the food online from your website and you deliver it to them
Requirements: a website or app and a good delivery system like bike messengers employed by you
Tips : you don’t even need to cook the food yourself if you want, you can just strike a deal with a restaurant around your area and you are in business, all you have to do is deliver it through your bike messengers
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33. Home care for the elderly
This kind of business involves providing care services for the elderly at home (service where food assistance, personal hygiene, pressure taking and other services necessary for the care of the elderly in their homes).
Due to the increase in the population of older adults, and the little time that people have to care for them, care services for older adults are increasingly needed.
Requirements: studies in nursing or in any other discipline related to health care.
Tips: You could start just by providing the elderly care service at home, and eventually hire other people to help you with this.
34. Custom house Cleaning
Business dedicated to providing house cleaning service (service where you go to the client’s house to perform the cleaning of this today where both men and women work outside the home and, therefore, they do not have time to clean their homes while some just need to have a domestic worker who takes care of it permanently, you can set up an outfit with a couple of cleaners on your payroll then advertise your services to people, you can even decide to take your marketing online.
Requirements: experience in cleaning houses, and equipment and cleaning items such as mops, disinfectants and gloves and a website to market
Tips: If you do not have experience in cleaning houses or just would not like to do it, you could hire workers to take care of it. Instead of buying equipment and cleaning supplies, you could choose to ask the customer to have their own available when they go home.
35. Making and selling jeans for ladies
This has to do with the preparation and sale of jeans for ladies, jeans are a garment of massive use and high turnover, especially by women who like to always be fashionable.
Requirements: good taste for fashion, and a clothing workshop.
Tips: If you do not have sufficient capital to set up a clothing workshop, you could choose to have the jeans made to an external workshop. For the sale of jeans you could contact business intermediaries such as shops and clothing boutique to be sold to the public.
36. Event Planning
This is a business dedicated to providing event planning service (service where the search for a venue, the decoration of the premises, coordination and other activities necessary to plan and organise an event). This is a very cool business for those who know about it, if you are good at planning, you can try your hands at event planning
Requirements: ability and experience in planning events.
Tips: the key to planning a very good event is to make sure you have qualified people in all areas, like people who decorate, etc people who really know their onions in their respective fields and you coordinate them
37. poultry business
This is an evergreen business idea, it’s a lucrative business if you know how to go about it, poultry business is very huge and complex, but very lucrative if you get it right, I have a friend who has a fish pond and at the same time breeds chickens, this guy makes up to 160,000 every week, though that’s after about a year of real work, now you may not be able to duplicate this kind of results but if you take your time to learn about the business and you do it the right away, it can be huge.
Now guys that’s the ultimate list of 37 business ideas you can utilize right away, don’t let anything keep you from building the business of your dreams, start right now. drop comments below