110 Small Business Ideas With Low Investment Capital

Mobile toilet

Have you ever felt pressed while in a public place? If you have, you are not alone. That is why provision of mobile toilet facility is a good business idea. It used to require a lot of space to construct public toilet. Now, with the new mobile toilet, you just need a small place where you can erect it for the use of people. If you can locate places like markets, motor parks and other public places where toilet facilities are lacking, the place will be a hot spot for mobile toilet business. Besides these permanent locations, places like centres for religious activities, political gathering, events centres where there may be over flows which may put much pressures on the existing facilities, will be good for the business.

Moving Business

Looking for recession proof business ideas? Moving business is another business idea that has proved to be recession proof.  Both residential and commercial moving businesses are actually lucrative business to start at any time. When economy is booming, there will be more disposable income. During this period, people tend to relocate to more comfortable places. On the other hand, in time of recession, people may need to change their apartments to the ones that are more affordable. Therefore, moving businesses are all season business. This type of business requires that you have enough strength and stamina as you will need to be doing some heavy lifting. You may decide to start as a local moving company. By the time you gain more experience and you have more capital to inject into the business, you can begin long distance or nationwide moving. The amount of capital you need to start the business depends on the scale at which you want to start. Most importantly, you need good truck.

Music lesson

Music is not just about singing songs. If you can play musical instruments such as piano, guitar, violin or talking drum very well and you can teach other people how to use any of them, you can start your own music school. If the name ‘music school’ sounds too big for you, you can start the music lesson as a home based business. You will either go to your clients or they come to you. If you have a space to accommodate your students, it will be more cost effective to take many people at a time. This will also increase your revenue potential. Churches also require the services of music instructors.

Online Courses

If creating a business that can generate passive income is your dream, creating online courses is one of the business ideas that can help you achieve this. Guess how much you can earn from online courses. The amount of money you can make from online courses is limitless. If you can create a niche for yourself and become an authority in your chosen field, there is no limit to your revenue potential. Before, it could take you some years to get to the level at which you start getting revenue from online course. Now, with platform such as Udemy  you can start your online course business almost immediately. You need good quality content and you should be able to communicate very well. You should feel comfortable in front of camera. If you want a proof of how people are making money from online courses, I suggest that you visit Udemy and look at the number of people that enrolled for a particular course. What you will see may blow your mind.

Production of Packaging Materials

For people looking for small scale manufacturing business ideas, I like to suggest production of packaging materials.  There are different types of packaging materials out there. Packaging materials can be made of glass, ceramics, wood, metal, plastic, cardboard or paper. The type of packaging materials a company will choose for its products will depend on the type of products it produces. Therefore, it is important that you first determine the needs of companies around you. This will help you to ensure there will be enough market for the type of packaging materials you want to produce. Also, the availability of raw materials is very important.

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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