110 Small Business Ideas With Low Investment Capital

Other small business ideas include the following:

Online Store

One can virtually buy almost everything he needs from the internet these days. Internet has become the new marketplace for people to buy and sell. With online store, you can display your products on your e-commerce website. People can visit the website and place order for products. The beauty of online store is that you don’t need to store products physically. You can set up your online store with wholesale drop-shipping distributors. When a customer orders a product from your online store, products will be drop-shipped directly to them with your business name on the box. Therefore, you don’t need to tie down your capital on inventory. As the name implies, this is an online business idea and you can run the business from home. If you are still working, you can conveniently run online store as a side business.


Outsourcing is a good business opportunity for individuals with special skills. Due to economic downturn,many organizations are changing their business model towards outsourcing. They have discovered that there is no economic sense in maintaining certain personnel as full time staff. Perhaps you are among the people that this arrangement affected, no need to worry. Instead of seeking for another job as full time staff in an organization, you can choose to outsource your skills to several small businesses. This will increase your earning power. You can start the business from home. With your mobile phone, your clients can easily get across to you. Your target customers will be small businesses and large organizations that may want to outsource some of their functions.

Overseas Study Consultant

The rate at which people crave for foreign certifications is high and it is still on the increase. If you can provide advice and links between foreign institutions and the students, this will be a good small business idea. Colleges and Universities spend tons of dollars in advertisement for different programmes they offer. Instead of spending huge amount on advertisement, some of these institutions are looking for agents or representatives who can refer students to them. If you consider this a worthwhile business idea, the institutions you promote will pay you commission on each student you refer to them. To start this business, you should have a good knowledge of career counselling. Also, you should be able to advise the students on study visa rules as applicable to different countries. You need to properly register your business before you can work as an overseas educational consultant.

Party Disc Jockey

If you enjoy party and are good at song mixing and selection, you can start a small business as a Disc Jockey. There is hardly an event such as weddings, birthdays and parties where the service of a DJ will not be required. If you have the skill and the right equipment to entertain quests that will make an event enjoyable and memorable, you can develop this hobby into a business. The business can be operated from home and it offers flexibility. Since your services will be required mostly on weekends, you may not need to give up your existing job if you have one. DJ services can be run  as a side business.

Payroll Service

Many big corporations outsource their payroll function to other companies for reasons ranging from the need for cost savings to the need for correct interpretation and compliance to wage and payroll laws. If you have the necessary certification and licence, you can start a small business that offers payroll service. Please, you need to be conversant with wage and payroll laws and other regulations relating to human resources. The business requires initial investment for the acquisition of laptop and possibly payroll software. I know some people that started their payroll consulting business from home. Therefore, as a small business idea for beginners, you can start the business as a home business.

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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  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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