110 Small Business Ideas With Low Investment Capital

House Painting

New houses need painting while the existing painted houses require repainting. By now, you should start thinking outside the box. Most of the small business ideas that you will come across may not mean that you should should be involved in the operation. You can create a business and give direction to the people you will hire to do the job. House painting is an example of such small business ideas. You can choose to be doing the work yourself or hire employees. You can choose to use sub-contractors. What you need to buy to start the business will depend on whether you hire employees or you use sub-contractors. If you use sub-contractors, you don’t need to buy equipment. But if you want to do the work yourself or hire employees, you need to buy or rent equipment to do the work. If you want to do it yourself, you need to learn the job either from a vocational centre or from a professional painter. House painting falls in the category of small business ideas one can learn and master within a short period. It is also classified among good small business ideas with low investment and high returns.

Ice Cream Production

If you are looking for recession proof small business ideas, ice cream business is one of them. Although the demand for ice cream is seasonal, sales during dry season is always high. You don’t need to start the business in a large scale. You can start producing ice cream using traditional or artisan method. Some people prefer this method as they believe that offers better quality finished ice cream. With this method, you can easily produce small batches. If you locate the business where there are a lot of children such as schools and churches. Ice cream production is a lucrative small business idea and money making venture.


If you live in any of the developing world, you will observe that these countries are largely import dependent. They import virtually everything. They even take pride in using imported items. Anybody using locally made articles is considered poor. This is what makes importation a hot business idea. Importation business was once restricted to large companies and big corporations. With the advent of online business and more flexible payment system, anybody can start importation business. If you do your research very well and you find right products and the right supplier for the product(s) you want to sell, importation business is among small business ideas with high margin. Nevertheless, importation has its own inherent risk. The commonest one is falling victim of scam. Therefore, if you want to go into importation, it is better to seek guidance from those people who have been doing the business for some times. You can pay your suppliers through bank wire, credit or debit card and PayPal.

Interior Decoration

Decoration is not limited to event decoration; other target customers for decorating business include hotels, corporate offices, restaurants, art galleries, spas and model homes. If you are creative and have passion for interior decoration, I will say that you are half way to succeed in this startup business idea. It is important that you know how to attract customers. Having a website where you can display some of your decoration will be a good way to convince potential customers about your skills. You can operate interior decoration business as home business.


If you know how to add stylish touches to gardens, paths, patios, fire-pits and showers, then you can add landscaping to your list of small business ideas. You may like to obtain a degree in landscape architecture before starting a landscaping business. This will help you in case you want to target corporate bodies and High Net Individuals. You need to hone your skills by working with a landscaping company before you start you own business. One of the important things to learn is how to quote for projects. You may decide to create a niche for yourself by focusing on residential or commercial landscaping. If you choose to go residential, you can easily market your business through the word of mouth. But if you like to focus on commercial landscaping, the likely areas they will need landscaping services include public parks, recreation centres, golf courses, schools and residential yards. You should know how to develop good relationship with the decision makers. There is likelihood that you may need to go through a bidding process before securing a project. Therefore, your pricing should be competitive. Having industry knowledge will help you in a great deal. We group landscaping among small business ideas for men.

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.

  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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