110 Small Business Ideas With Low Investment Capital

Cell Phone Accessories

I mentioned before that there are small business ideas that are aftermath of the introduction of GSM into our economy. One of these small business ideas is the sales of cell phone accessories. Some of the items you can sell include headsets, batteries, battery chargers, phone skins, memory cards, cables, face plates, modems and belt clips. If you can find a good location for this startup business idea and make the place a one stop shop for cell phone accessories, it is a lucrative small business idea. One of the success factors is a good location. You need a place with heavy foot traffic. Locating the business very close to where they sell mobile phones will boost your market. A lot of customers buying new or used phones will like to buy phone accessories like memory card, face plate and phone skin.

Chemical Manufacturing

I have not been discussing business ideas that relate to manufacturing. The reason is that most of the startup business ideas in manufacturing sector require that you have substantial funds. For the purpose of people who may afford to raise the needed capital, I will begin to mention some of these business ideas. There are various chemical products one can start to manufacture. It can be organic or inorganic chemicals. You can invest into the manufacturing of fertilisers, insecticides or petro-chemical products.  However, it is important that your products meet the requirement standards.

Debt Collection Agency

Certain startup business ideas tend to spring up more during economy recession. Among such business ideas is the debt collection agency. This is as a result of less disposable income which usually forces people to buy on credit. With less income coming in, debtors may find it difficult to settle their obligations as at when due. Before I start discussing about debt collection agency, I want to mention that it is not a business idea that you can just rush into. Anybody that will start this business idea is expected to have worked in that capacity before. It may be in a debt recovery unit of an organization or in another debt collection agency. Without experience, one may end up pursuing debtors without much too show for it. In most cases, clients will only give out debts that are almost turning bad. You should understand that your income depends on the amount of debts you are able to collect from the debtors on behalf of your clients. This startup business idea is commission based. You should be willing to do some leg walks.

Desktop Publishing

If you are computer savvy especially in the area of graphic designs, word processing and other related computer software, desktop publishing may be a good business idea for you. Greater per cent of what you will be doing will require the use of computer.  Therefore, you will need to have your own computer, software, colour printers and quality papers to do the business. Just like any other computer operations, it is what you feed into the computer that it will process. That is why they usually say “Garbage in, garbage out”. Your skills are very important. You should be able to fix rates that will justify the hours you are putting into a project. If you are not skilled in graphic designs, you should be willing to learn it. Otherwise, I will suggest that you consider other small business ideas as options.

Domain Flipping

Domain flipping may not as popular as other online business ideas; some people have actually caught a niche for themselves in the business. Domain flipping is more of investment. Just like other investment business ideas, the idea behind domain flipping is buying low and sell high. For people looking for online business ideas they can start as a side business, this will be a perfect fit. It is a business you can do without giving up your current job. This type of business idea requires patience. It is not that when you buy a domain today and buyer will come tomorrow. I am not saying it can’t happen but it will be one in a thousand or million. If you actually want to make it a business, you may need to buy several top domain names.

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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    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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