110 Small Business Ideas With Low Investment Capital


There are many things we need and don’t know we need them. This can be due to ignorance or non-availability. Massaging/Spa is such a hidden business opportunity. If you have the expertise and the courage to start, the growth rate of the business can be rapid. Because this is one of the relatively new business ideas around us, one of the best ways to market this startup business is by educating people of the benefits that massaging provides. Massaging does not only reduce stress, it heals people from illnesses and injuries. It also relieves pain and makes body relaxed. Your target market will include individuals like celebrities, professional athletes and senior citizens. You can choose to offer onsite and corporate massage. There will be some organizations who will like to offer massaging as part of health benefits to their staff. You can approach doctors within your area and drop your business cards with them. They can refer patients to you for massaging therapy.

Medical and Diagnostic Services

One of the major challenges facing mankind is sickness and diseases. More than often, people embark on self-medication. This practice can lead to further complications or untimely death. Medical and diagnostic services provide a good alternative for patients who cannot afford to pay hospital bills. However, this small business idea is not open to everyone. Medical and diagnostic services is a specialised service. It requires certification. The main initial costs are the cost of medical diagnostic equipment. You can work from home or maintain a mobile shop. Mobile shop will allow you reach more people.  Don’t forget that you need to obtain license and permit before can start this business idea.


Can you turn business card or design into beautiful embroidery? Can you personalize gifts such as Jackets, t-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, blankets for the birth of a child, weddings, anniversaries or that special someone?  Then you have already located a good home based small business idea. You need capital for the acquisition of embroidery machine, needles, threads and bobbins. Some people use embroidery software but this may be expensive for a starter. You can work from home or rent a shop. What is important is that you should have enough space where you can store your materials.


If you can locate a good multi-level marketing opportunity and you happen to be among the first people to join, the reward could be surprising. But the main disadvantage of joining a new multi level marketing company is that you don’t know what might become of them. That is why people prefer working with mature multi level marketing companies. My advice is that you only join reliable multi-level marketing with good compensation plan. The type of products you choose to sell matters. People like selling supplements because of the repetitive purchase distributors enjoy from their customers. If you are able to win a customer, the retention rate is high with supplements. You can start this small business idea with low investment capital. The initial capital you need largely depends on the company you join and the products you choose to sell. You need to carry out research to find out which multi marketing company offers something within your budget. To succeed in this startup business, you need good coach or top line manager and good marketing skill. This type of business idea requires a lot of patience. If you are looking for a side business to start, you can easily combine multi-level marketing with your existing job. In fact, your job will help you reach more people.

Nutrition Consulting

Can you prescribe diets that are healthy and beneficial to human body? Do you know some diets that can help in weight control? If your answers are in the affirmative, you can start nutrition consulting business as a home business. A lot of people just eat anything that comes their way. This type of lifestyle usually make people to be overweight or obese. You find this among both young and adults. As a nutritionist, you need to equip yourself on information about good quality food and healthful products you can recommend to your clients. People must see you as an expert before they can seek for your service. You need to carry out aggressive marketing because this is a relatively new business idea. You may need to charge low at the beginning until you have enough customers and testimonials.

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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