110 Small Business Ideas With Low Investment Capital

Fund Raising Expert

We have small businesses, organizations, political parties and individuals seeking fund to finance their small business ideas or projects. It is either they don’t have access to the desired funds or they don’t know how to go about raising it. If you are an expert in fund raising, this is a good small business idea. Apart from the money you will make, this type of business idea will give you deep satisfaction knowing that you are helping other people by making their dream a reality. You can start the business small and it will grow to become a lucrative small business. To succeed in this entrepreneur business idea, you must have prior experience, good contact base and good knowledge of the community. Most importantly, you must be known to be a trustworthy person. Your target areas will include business events, capital campaigns, political campaigns, dinners and parties.

Furniture Making

There is no household that does not require furniture. Furniture such as beds, chairs, tables and kitchen fittings are needed. Therefore, furniture making is a good business idea but it requires expertise and physical exertion of power. It is not a requirement that anybody that will start a furniture making business should hold a degree in Furniture Design and Manufacturing. You can learn as an apprentice from someone who is good at designing and manufacturing unique furniture pieces. Furniture business is wide, you cannot effectively serve all customers. Therefore, you need to create a niche for your startup business. You can decide to focus on home furniture or office furniture.  If you have just a little free space around your house, you can run furniture making business from home.


You might love gardening as a hobby the same way I am. The gardening I started as a hobby is fast turning into a small business. If you have a space you can cultivate, it will not only meet your personal needs. It can turn out to be a lucrative small business for you. You can grow different types of vegetables, tomatoes, maize, pawpaw and plantains. There is always a market for fruits and vegetables. If you focus on the them, you can easily sell them within your neighbourhood. The fact that people can trust the source of the vegetables and fruits they are buying is a good selling point for you. And your customers will be happy that they can get the items they want to buy fresh.  As a home business, you can grow vegetables all year round but you need to prepare for constant watering during dry season. For people looking for home business ideas, gardening might not be appropriate for everybody. This home business idea is only good for people that are physically fit as gardening requires weeding and constant pruning. You will need basic equipment such as cutlass, hoe, rake and shovel.

Graphic Designs

Are you good at arts and designs? You can start a graphic design business. Individuals and businesses need the services of graphic designers to design logos, business cards, brochures, letterheads and product packaging. You don’t need a special qualification to work as a graphic designer. You require skills on the use of computer and graphic design software and other relevant software. Your target customers include individuals, advertising agencies, publishers and public relation firms. You can carry out your graphic designs as work from home business. If you are currently working at an advertisement agency, you can start graphic designs as a side business. By the time you have grown the business to the level that it can successfully cover your monthly expenses, you can now make it a full time home business. For people that want to start this small business idea from the scratch, starting with a freelance business may be your best bet. This will help you build your resume. Also, you will gain experience on how to win job and how to manage clients.

42 thoughts on “110 Small Business Ideas With Low Investment Capital

  1. Dear all,
    I want to start a business at Madurai.
    Please suggest me what kind of business to be starting the same.

    M. Thangapandian

    • Hi Thangapandian,

      Thanks for visiting our website. It is difficult for me to suggest any particular business idea to you. For us to meet the needs of various people, we needed to come with this long list of small business ideas. I believe there should be one that will suits your situation.

    • Hi, kindly read through the small business ideas listed and choose anyone you are comfortable with.

  2. Brilliant ideas, love your concepts but I can’t seem to wrap my head on the best concept to start off a small business with a growth potential in a campus setting in Kenya please advise if possible.

    Yours truly
    Richard Njogu

  3. I m in Gurgaon I want to satart business so suggested me which kind of business i start.i have a shop 10 square yards. plzzz suggest me.

    • I have already suggested some small business ideas in the article. Read through and see which one can suit you.

    • I will suggest you keep reading our articles and perhaps other articles from other websites. You can get an idea that appeals to you.

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    people who have studied the business and have experience, this can be quite rare with modern marketers though

  5. Sir.. i want to start a new network marketing company . Is it illegal..??.
    And another doubt is what kind of products can i sell.. Plz give an example.
    With regards.

  6. I’ve completed Bsc.computer science and im looking forward to start a business with low investment. Give me so ideas

    • I can only suggest small business ideas but you have the responsibility to decide on the ones that suit you.

  7. Good options provided, which helps viewers to understand the things around and understand their interest which can be transformed to be revenue generating idea — Keep it up …!!!

    • Thank you Jaffery. I hope you were able to locate a suitable one from the list of the small business ideas in the article

    • The amount of capital needed to start your chips business will depend on some factors such as the location of your business and the scale at which you want to start. However, some of the small business ideas covered in this post can be started with between $1,000 and $10,000

  8. hi, im sudheesh, from india, and im a finished my graduate this year. now im thinking about starting a own business with a low capital budget. i would like to perform within marketting and financial areas. give me some suggessions and ideas about my wish.

    • Hi Sudheesh,

      Starting your own business is a good decision. It is also good to note that you can identify your areas of interest. Meanwhile, I want to advise that you don’t need to wait till the time you’ve graduated before you start working on your business ideas. You can use this period to conduct both primary and secondary researches about your business ideas. This will enable to decide whether the ideas are worthwhile. School is also a good place to network and also acquire some skills which can help you in the future. Your friends and colleagues may be your first customers when you eventually start your business.

  9. Wow, I wonder how you found so many business ideas 🙂
    apart from buying and selling on ecommerce, there is one more thing called b2b web portal. Since all the services are free of cost, you can either buy, sell or trade offline via online listing information provided there on. Happy Business

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