110 Small Business Ideas With Low Investment Capital

Pet Breeding

If you love pets and have enough space to breed them, pet breeding is a good home business. The commonest type is dog breeding. However, if you want to start pet breeding as a home business and not just a hobby, you need to be a professional dog breeder. You need to learn a lot such as different types of breeds and how to source for good breeds. You need both male and female dogs that are healthy in order to reproduce. If you don’t have money to start with two dogs, you can start with just one female dog. This means you need to take your female dog to a male dog so that they can mate. Experts advice that the two dogs should be about the same weight. Both of them should pass a thorough health check before they are allowed to mate. Otherwise, you may not have desired puppies.  If you feed your dogs well and give them adequate medical care, dog breeding is a lucrative small business idea.

Phone Repairs

The number of phone users in our country now stands above one hundred million people. Besides, there are people with two or three handsets. These phones can be very fragile. At a slight fall, they develop faults. That is why phone repairs business is one of the growing small business ideas for young people. Phone repairs sounds like a technical job but the fact is that you don’t need to be a technical person to start a phone repair business. You just need to learn how to repair phones before you set out for the business. You can learn it from an experienced repairer. When the GSM phones were first introduced into our market, you hardly saw people that could repair phone for you. Overtime, by trials and errors, some people have developed expertise in the business. Instead of learning on your own, you can shorten your learning curve by learning from other people. If you don’t want to work from home, you can operate very close to where they sell used phones.


Photography as a small business seems to be dwindling but it still depends on your environment. If you study and research the market and discover there is still enough opportunity for you, then photography business is a good business idea. Despite the fact that people use their smart phones to take pictures, there is still good demand for professional photographers. People like catching exciting moments during weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and at corporate events. Another way this can be a hot business idea is to sell your photos online. You can develop a catalogue of different categories of photos ranging from nature to animals and places etc. Bloggers are constantly looking for good pictures that can match their contents. You need good camera and lenses, gears and memory cards to kick start the business. As times go on, you can have your own studio.

Picture Framing

You can establish a picture framing business as an independent small business. Photography and picture framing are good complementary small business ideas. Any time there is a change in government in our country, picture framing suddenly becomes a hot business. Businesses and various organizations need the official portraits of the new Head of States and Governor in their offices. I believe the same thing applies in other countries but the rules and regulations governing this may differ. You need to find out from your local authority.

Pool Cleaning and Maintenance

After a pool has been constructed, there is need for constant cleaning and maintenance. The cleaning mechanism is totally different from the way you will clean a gutter. If you have pools around you, you can start by sending proposal for cleaning and maintenance to test the market. Your target customers will be hotels and residential houses with such facility. Please note that pool cleaning involved the use of cleaning chemicals. Therefore, if you want to start this business idea, you must know how to protect yourself against health hazards such chemical can cause to your body. Anybody starting this business is expected to be physically fit as it requires some level of energy. To avoid drowning, this startup business idea requires that you should be able to swim. Pool cleaning is among small business ideas with low investment capital. You can also make it a side 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.

  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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