110 Small Business Ideas With Low Investment Capital


There are authors that like to translate their books into other languages. If you are good at translation, you can be sure of business opportunities round the year. Your market is global. You only need to put up little website to advertise yourself. As a translator, you can run your business from home.


Transportation business is among the recession proof small business ideas. With transportation business, there is no season you can not make money. Every day, people must move from one location to the other. If you operate in a highly populated place, transportation business is lucrative. You need the initial investment for the procurement of motor vehicle. You can start this startup business idea with just one vehicle. You need a valid driver’s licence if you will be the one to be driving the vehicle. It is important that your vehicle is properly insured.

Travel Coach

You can conduct tourists to special locations in your country. This type of entrepreneurial business idea offer you the opportunity to meet different people and to visit exciting location at your clients’ expense. For people looking for small business ideas in Dubai with low investment, this will be a good one. People come from all part of the world to Dubai and some of them, especially those people coming for the first time, will require a travel coach to conduct them round to see those beautiful scenes around the city. For you to do this type of business, you must be very familiar to environment and those places that can interest your clients.

Virtual Assistant

This is a form of freelancing as discussed before. Because it is virtual, you can run the small business from home. This is one of the rising small business ideas in India.

Voice Over Specialist

The services of voice over specialist are in hot demand for radio jingles and other adverts. You don’t need office or huge initial capital investment to start this startup business idea.

Web – Hosting Services

You don’t need to be a web- hosting company before you can provide web hosting services. You can buy a dedicated server and then resell to various webmasters. You need to have enough customers in order to cover your costs. Web-hosting business is both online and home based business idea.

Website Design Business

Some small business ideas allow you to work anywhere. You are not tied to a particular location. Website design business is one of such. Website design is an online business. You can be in India and build websites for clients in Africa. It is a global market. The competition is also global. You can operate website design business from home. Web design business is grouped amount the small business ideas with low investment capital. You can also make it a side business. If you want to make it a side business, you may need to be working late into the night some times in order to meet your customers’ deadlines.

Wedding Planner

It takes a person with good event management skill to successfully plan and manage a wedding party. If you have the skill, people will contact you so that you can plan their wedding for them. This home business idea can be operated as a side business. It is important that you develop a wedding planning checklist. This will make your work easy for you and it will ensure that no important aspect of the wedding is left out. You can maintain a website for the startup business so that people can easily find you.

Weight Loss Coaching

The desire of any person that is over-weighted is to reduce weight. It is important that you know that your work is not just about weight loss, you are to empower your clients to lead a healthy lifestyle. Therefore, you will need to be a certified coach before you can start this startup business.If you are a good weight loss coach and you have good testimonial, this is a good home business idea that can help you make money.  People will be knocking at your door for consultation.


Among the small business ideas that thrive anywhere there is construction is the welding business. You may need to form alliance with building contractors in order to have regular business opportunities. You can run welding business from home. It is actually a home business and can be operated as a small scale business.

Youtube Service

YouTube is one of the trending new business ideas around the world today. I was surprised when I read that somebody made over seven million dollars from Youtube in one year. If you want to join people who are making money with this online business idea, you simply need to follow the rule of the game. To start with, you need to create a Google Account. In case you already have an existing Google Account, you don’t need to create a new one. With your Google Account, you need to set up your YouTube Channel. Then, you start uploading videos. You need to monetize the videos by signing up to Google Adsense. Google will pay you for every engagement on the adverts placed on your videos. Another way you can make money through YouTube is by using it to promote your website where people can buy information products or other product you sell.  I need to mention that YouTube is not the kind of business ideas that you will start today and cash will start rolling in immediately. You need to build your audience over time. The more audience you have the more money you will make. In summary, if you want to start this online business idea, you will need the following to succeed:

  • Good camera
  • Good editing software
  • Quality videos
  • Large audience

Why is YouTube a good business idea? YouTube is an online business and you can operate it as a side business. It requires little capital to start. I consider it as one of the best business ideas for comedians or people with special skills and talents who are looking for a way to promote their business. YouTube will not only promote their start up business, it can become additional source of income for them. Youtube can become a cash cow business for you if you have videos that enjoy many views.

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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