You are at a perfect place if you are looking for ideas to start your own small business? Here I am presenting 101 best small business ideas which does not require big budget.
101 Small Business Ideas
I am sure, you will find at least one that will suit your skills & budget. Initially, you can start at an individual level and then make it big.
1. COACHING AND TUITION CENTRE
This is one of the perfect business idea. Every parent want to send their kids to coaching and tuition centre no matter whether he/she really needs that or not. So just take advantage of that.
2. FAST FOOD RESTAURANT
Fast food restaurant like CHAT or junk food are in great demand by young generation. You can flourish this business if you can take care of hygiene & taste.
3. JEWELRY DESIGNER
You can cater to high clientele if you can design jewelry for them. This is popular in urban cities.
4. ASTROLOGY AND VAASTU SERVICES
Tell about future of an individual and also help to build a home as per Vaastu.
5. BEAUTY PARLOR
Its not the same business as 5 years back. Ladies does not care about money when visiting beauty parlor. Even with few customers, you can make big bucks.
6. STITCHING AND HAMMING
Tailoring shop where you can stitch cloths which are custom made.
7. DESKTOP PUBLISHING
Desktop publishing is about creating pamphlets, brochure, posters etc.
8. DRIVING COACHING CENTER
Today, even a middle class person can afford a car car. And 95% of the people who own a car needs driving class. Even other members of the same family go for the driving classes. So lots of scope in this business.
9. AN ADVERTISING AGENCY
You can help other small businesses to advertise their business through your ad agency. You need to take ad agency with different newspaper.
10. DATA ENTRY SERVICES
A data entry service is for feeding data into computer. IT companies needs small data entry companies. You can start one. There is not much investment.
11. DAIRY AND LIVE STOCK
Live stock is having animals like buffalos and cows. You can use their milk to start a dairy or sell to others.
12. DETECTIVE SERVICES
Another great idea. People want to spy on their spouse and enemy & this business is growing. If you love to become a detective then this business is for you.
13. AIR, RAIL AND ROAD TICKETING SERVICES
People are travelling every time and you can help getting them tickets. Only thing you need is a computer with internet connection. If you can afford a small office or even a table space in crowded place then you can get good business.
14. MATRIMONY SERVICES
There are millions of people who don’t trust on online matrimonial sites but trust on offline services. So you can help such people & charge a good amount for helping them in finding their soul mates.
15. A SMALL BOUTIQUE
This is also one of the best business idea. Youngsters prefer fashionable clothes so they’re ready to spend money.
16. CHOCOLATE AND CANDY MAKER
Kids and grown-ups love chocolate and candy.
17. RELIGIOUS AND MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER
People are willing to listen sermons and preaching hence you can help them.
18. SECURITY SERVICES
With rise in crime and other related incident people are looking for security services.
19. REAL ESTATE AGENCY
Home is one of the basic necessities. Hence, there’s huge demand for property.
20. DOG TRAINER
We love pets. Pet lovers always want to train their dog or kitten. Here is the article on starting a dog training business.
21. FLORIST SHOP
This is also a low investment business idea. Everyone loves gifting their loved ones and flowers are the best way to do it.
22. PAINTING AND ARTS CLASSES
Teach children as well as adults to paint and things related to arts.
23. RELATIONSHIP COUNSELOR
Help couples to get their way out through a troubled relationship.
24. SPA AND RESORTING
People with disposable income are willing to spend their income on spa and massage parlors.
25. PARTY HALL ORGANIZER
You can organize party or events related to it. Find more info here.
26. PERSONAL NUTRITIONIST AND PHYSICAL TRAINER
Health conscious souls look for nutritionist and physical trainer.
27. ONLINE SELLING
Sell products online and make a large amount of money.
28. WOMEN SPECIFIC SERVICES
Women related businesses are a great thing to start.
29. CYCLE AND TWO WHEELER REPAIR SHOP
Starting out a chain of bicycle and two wheeler repair shop could be very lucrative.
30. INTERIOR DESIGNING
Interior designing is an expanding business and you can tap into this market.
31. CATERING SERVICE
You can cater food and other logistics for small and large companies, homes, hostels etc.
32. TOILET AND BATHING SERVICES
Help cleaning your country by providing paid toilet and bathing rooms. This is a growing business.
33. FOREX TRADING
You can become a sub broker & open a forex trading business.
34. CHILDCARE AND NURSING
Day care where you take small children and educate them is a booming business in India.
35. SALES CONSULTANT
Sales consultant can help companies who’re into selling merchandise.
36. AYURVADIC AND HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE SHOP
People are looking for Ayrurvedic and Homeopathic treatment over traditional medication.
37. MARRIAGE VIDEO RECORDING
Record marriage videos and other events.
38. PEST AND RODENT CONTROL SERVICES
People want to get rid of Pest, insects and rodents etc. So they need you.
39. COMPUTER NETWORK SET UP
New organizations or start ups need someone to set up their computers. You can help them.
40. ORGANIC FARMING
Organic farming could help you produce vegetables and fruits that are not available in your country.
41. ANTIQUES SHOP
Collecting antiques is a hobby for many and you can help them.
42. MEN’S SALOON
Men are also like women so they would love to visit a saloon.
43. COMPUTER REPAIR SERVICES
Repair hardware and install software in PC.
Dental problem are very common. And you’ll not find difficult to find customers.
45. COURIER SERVICES
Send commodities around the world.
46. MS OFFICE AND BASIC COMPUTER TUTOR
Teach young kids basics of computers in a small classroom and expand it later.
47. FASHION DESIGNING
Even a layman wants to wear designer clothes. Hence you can design for them and tap a huge market.
48. TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
People have to travel from office to home and back to home. You can provide them a convenient transportation.
49. A BAKERY
You can bake cakes, biscuits and bread. These things are in great demand.
50. STOCK TRADING TRAINER
Teach newcomer how to become a successful stock marketer if you know this skill, because a lot of people want to make money in stock trading.
51. PERSONAL ACCOUNTANT
Businessmen and others need a personal accountant which is dedicated to them for 24 hours.
52. FREELANCE WRITER
Write for somebody and then expand by hiring more freelance writers under you.
53. PHOTO SHOP
Photoshop is about taking photos of people and giving them as soon as possible.
54. WEB ENTREPRENEUR
Take a computer connected with Internet and start running a business online. You can make huge amount of money.
55. JOB CONSULTANCY
Graduates are looking for jobs and they would definitely come to you if you’re running job consultancy services.
56. GAS STATION
Also known as petrol pump. It never stops. So the business is difficult to start but profit is great.
57. RESUME AND SPEECH WRITER
Resume writers are in great demand. You can design or write for them. Easily you can get thousands of offers daily on internet. Speech writer is also a lucrative business.
58. GYM AND FITNESS CLUB
People are getting health consciousness and there is a sharp increase in mushrooming gym and fitness club. You can also start a gym and then expand it.
59. CAR BUYING AND SELLING
People are ready to buy even a second hand car. You can buy and sell cars and make huge profits.
60. ELECTRIC GENERATOR SERVICES
Electric generators are needed for organizing functions and events. You can acquire generators and start giving service.
61. APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
If your background is from computers and have some knowledge about programming then application development would be right choice for you.
62. ICE CREAM AND FRUIT JUICE CENTER
Ice cream parlor or fruit juice center is another small business idea that you can think of starting.
63. DANCING CLASS
Young generation is looking out for a place to chill out and have some fun. And dancing class could be that place. If you know about dancing then you can think of starting this small business.
64. BLOGGING CONSULTANT
Internet is growing and daily individuals are choosing blogging as their career. If you’re a blogger then you can consultant other new bloggers and make money.
65. CANDLE MAKER
Candle making is one of the great small business ideas. Especially for women who can easily start it.
Designer candles are very much in demand.
66. AN EYE CLINIC
People are ready to through their money for fashion and style. In an eye clinic they could buy a pair of glass.
Secondly, people who suffer from eye related diseases look for eye clinics.
67. SPORTING CLUBS
Sporting or rotary clubs are the best way to make money. You could organize such clubs and charge fees from every joining member.
It is also a great small business idea.
68. CLEANING SERVICES
Hotels, shopping malls, schools, railways and bus stations, organizations need janitors for cleaning and maintaining the building.
If you can hire these janitors and offer cleaning services then you make it a profitable business.
69. CHIT FUNDS
Chit fund is also a great small business idea. You can start with your family and friends.
70. PLUMBING SERVICES
Every building needs a plumber and you can offer plumbing services to building owners. You need to hire plumbers and make them available where there’s a demand.
71. WEB DESIGNER
Create websites for others and charge them a fee. Web designing is a booming business.
72. EBAY SELLER
Buy and sell products on eBay. Buy products at low price and sell them at high price.
73. GARDENING SERVICES
Gardening is yet another great small business. If you have expertise then you can offer gardening service from homes to hotels.
74. EVENT MANAGER
To organize large functions like marriage or a party event managers are required. This is growing business.
75. AUTOMOBILE GARAGE
Start repairing and servicing automobiles.
76. SEO SERVICES
You can give SEO services to website owners in bringing their website up in the search results. It will help their business to grow.
77. PERSONAL BABYSITTER
Babysitter job is a very high paying especially if you’re working for a rich family.
78. CYBER AND GAMING CAFÉ
Cyber and gaming café is an opportunity to start a business with minimum investment. Later you can expand.
79. DISTRIBUTORS AND DEALERS
You can become distributor or a dealer for different companies. You’ve to distribute their products to the market.
80. FREELANCE WRITERS
Freelance writing could be turned into a small business.
81. JUDO AND KARATE TRAINER
For personal safety children and women in schools are looking for judo & karate trainers. You can provide this service.
82. HOME APPLIANCE REPAIR
You can repair home appliance such as wash machine, grinders, carpet cleaner etc.
83. CHEF OR COOK
People who don’t have time they look for cooks. If you have a team of cooks then you can offer this service. Cooks are in great demand and you can make it a successful business.
84. BUSINESS CONSULTANT
You can consult or help someone about starting a new business.
85. CARPENTER SERVICES
Repairing and furnishing furniture is needed in every household. You can help every household in your area by giving carpentry service.
86. CAREER COUNSELOR
Help children to guide in their career. Career counseling is also a lucrative field to make money.
87. LAUNDRY SERVICES
Laundry is a necessity so you will never run out of customers. Laundry service is an evergreen small business opportunity.
88. WOMAN DRIVER SERVICES
Companies, hotels and other organizations need woman drivers for their female employees. You can cater to them as it is a great opportunity to make money.
89. SOCIAL MEDIA CONSULTANT
With emergence of Internet people are engaging through social media like Facebook and Twitter. So you can consult them.
90. ELECTRONIC GOODS RETAILER
Electronic goods are in great demand by consumers, you can invest some money and start this business.
91. FILM AND ACTING CLASSES
Give classes on film and acting is also a great small business ideas.
92. CABLE OPERATOR
Everybody has a TV set and it is useless without cable network. Hence, cable operators are in demand.
93. CONSTRUCTION AND MOVING SERVICES
Cranes, trucks and other heavy vehicles are used for construction as well as moving goods. If you’ve machinery then it is for you.
94. A CALL CENTER
Solve consumer queries with a telephone call. You need to get a small team and start running a call center.
Multi level marketing could be converted into a successful small business.
96. TAX AND LEGAL SERVICES
You can consult or give tax and legal services to people who need them.
97. OPENING A TV STATION
Although it is bit difficult but if you can then best of luck.
98. NEWSPAPER AND MAGAZINE DISTRIBUTER
You can distribute newspaper, magazines and other circulations to people’s home or stalls.
99. CHAIN OF TEA STALLS
A chain of tea stalls is a great small business idea.
100. WEIGHT LOSS AND GAIN CENTER
If you have resources then you can open a weight loss and gain center.
101. VOLUNTARY SERVICES
Lastly, it is not a business but voluntary services. It is also very rewarding. You can think of creating NGOs.
You can choose any one small business idea out of 101. Not every business is for you but you can choose one that you feel you can start.
So Best of Luck!