110 Small Business Ideas With Low Investment Capital

Gutter Cleaning

This is one of the small business ideas people may not want to consider. In most cases, home owners don’t like to do this type of job themselves. They will prefer paying someone to do the ‘dirty’ job. If you don’t mind the dirt, you can clean gutters for home owners and your municipals.  You may not even need to do it yourself. You can employ young people to do the job. Your own role is to ensure you secure the business. That is the only reason gutter cleaning business idea will not classifies among small business ideas that are strictly for men. Anyone that will be practically involved in gutter cleaning business is expected to be physically fit. People don’t like going into gutter cleaning. This makes it a hot business idea for people that don’t mind getting their hands dirty. Gutter cleaning business is seasonal. Therefore you can make it a side business.

Hair Salon Service

The market for hair salon service is very huge but the competition can be stiff too. To succeed in this type of small business where there are competitions, you need to distinguish yourself especially in the area of customer service. You don’t need to limit your service to haircut, weaving or braiding. You can include other services such as hair colouring, hair and scalp treatments, hair relaxers and perms, hair curling and waving, hair shampoo and conditioning. If you offer variety of services, you will be able to draw many customers to your shop. The amount of capital you need to start a hair salon will depend on the type of services you want to offer. You can start your hair salon business from home. The most important thing is that the location of the hair salon should be easily accessible to your customers. You should ensure that the place is convenient for your customers. With word of mouth, you can easily draw customers to your shop. The quality of your service is what will make them come back. This entrepreneurial business idea is suitable for both men and women.

Home Remodelling

Home remodelling requires expertise. If you have the expertise and you can work as a pro, home remodelling is a good home business idea. You must have heard people complaining about one or two things about their apartments. Possibly, after buying over a property, the new home owners realised that things are not the ways he would have loved if he built the building himself. The new home owner may like to refinish kitchen floors, install hardwood floors, finish basements or lay tiles and other flooring in the bathroom. All these are business opportunities for home remodelling. If you work with a building construction company, you can start this startup business idea as a side business. If you do good work, you will soon get busy that you will consider starting your own home remodelling business. You can contact realtors around you for referrals.

Home Tutoring

Day students need tutors after school hours and during holidays. If you have free time that you can devote to home tutoring service, you can easily make money from this startup business idea. If you have expertise in essential subjects like Mathematics and English Language, you can be sure that you will have enough number of students that will require your service. You can either operate the business from home or you go to the houses of your students. Whatever option you choose, it is still a home based business opportunity and you can start it as a side business. The levels of students you teach will determine how much you charge. As your number of students keep growing, you can extend your courses to cover other subjects. At this point, you may need to look for a suitable location in case your home can no longer accommodate the students. Also, you need to engage other tutors who are specialists in the subjects you offer. You either pay them salary or commission based on the hours or students they teach. You can also engage them as partners. This means that you will both share the risks and rewards of running the business. This entrepreneurial business idea is suitable for a place where we have a lot of school age children.

House Cleaning

Have you ever noticed that some compounds are always dirty? This usually happen in places where we have tenants. No one will be ready to shoulder the responsibility of cleaning. The best solution is for them to hire house cleaner. Therefore, house cleaning is one of the small business ideas that can thrive in such environment. Busy executives and moms with a new baby need someone who can help them mop the floors and clean the windows. Cleaning services can encompass many things such as oven cleaning, refrigerator cleaning, wall washing, packing and unpacking, furniture treatment etc. Therefore, there is need to clearly understand the needs of your customers so that should can charge appropriately. You can develop a simple service agreement template. Signing of service agreements with your customers will eliminate disputes. If the work will include the cleaning of windows which may require the use of ladder to climb, women may better consider other small business ideas or cleaning services that are less stressful. You can market your cleaning services by word of mouth or by visiting your targeted customers to ask if they may need your service. Even though this is a home business, you need to visit your clients to carry out the cleaning. Apart from the climbing of walls, house cleaning is a good small home based business idea for women and teens.

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.

    Regards,
    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.
      Thanks.

    • 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.

  4. Search engine optimisation has become a tainted business, because the work is technical it is best done by
    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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