110 Small Business Ideas With Low Investment Capital

Shoe Shining

I am still on shoe business. If you don’t know business to start at all or you don’t have capital to start your business idea, there are small business ideas you can start with almost no capital. I believe that anyone can polish and shine shoes. There is no food for lazy man. Instead of begging for what to eat, when you wake up in the morning, you can just take your shoe polish and shoe brush and locate a place where people pass to work daily. During dry season, you will see people whose shoes are covered with dust and needed to be polished. Also, during raining season, mud may stain some peoples’ shoes. They will need somebody who can help them clean and re-polish their shoes. That is why shoe shining is a business idea anybody can start at any time. In case you don’t know how to polish or shine shoes, you can start with your own shoes. By the time you do it one or two times, you will master the business. Practice makes perfect.

Uniform Services

Certain small business ideas allow specialisation. If you are good at sewing, you can choose to specialise instead of focusing on general sewing. One of the ways you can specialise is by going into sewing or selling of uniforms. Apart from school uniforms, there are professions that require special uniform. Examples of these special uniforms are dresses for lawyers, nurses, choirs and academic gowns for graduating students. Before you start uniform business, you should ensure that the market is big enough. You also need to keep an eye on competitors. If you want to be sewing the uniforms by yourself, you need a sewing machine.

Vehicle Advertising

Do you have a car or bus you take out regularly? If you are looking for ways to make extra income, vehicle advertising is a good business idea for you. With vehicle advertisement, you will get paid by simply driving your car around with an advertisement on it. Companies looking for cheap and effective ways of advertising their products and services are turning to this advertisement medium to reach potential customers. What you need to do is to identify these companies or possibly approach few marketing companies. Tell them your route and your interest in making your vehicle available for advertisement. They will normally like the routes with heavy traffics and market areas. At least, the extra income from this startup business can take care of your vehicle fuel costs for the month.

Small Business Ideas Relating to Human Body

Having gone this far, I think I need to compensate you with these tips on how you can come up with business ideas that you can do with little capital. These small business ideas are what are called ‘essentials’ business ideas. It will be like an exercise and I will like you to follow the small instructions I will give below.

When you wake up in the morning, I want you to stand up in front of your mirror. I suggest you don’t put anything on. There is nothing to be ashamed about this as you are doing this for a purpose. What do you see in the mirror? I believe what you will see is yourself. If you like, you can have a smile. When you smile, you will see the person in the mirror smile back at you. Because you are alone there, I am sure you are comfortable with yourself there. Now, the next thing I want you to do is to take a white paper and a pen from your hand and go back to the mirror. Then, let’s see how many small business ideas you can come up with. Ask yourself these questions:

  1. Can I go out exactly the way I am right now? Remember you are still naked? Please, don’t be annoyed with me as the question sound ridiculous. I am just trying to help you come up with some business ideas which you might not see all these days. To answer the question, I know you will say ‘No’. Some will even say, “When I am not mad, how will I go out naked?” If any of these is your answer, I am glad to tell you that you are just a few steps away from getting good small business ideas. No matter how pretty or good looking you are, you will not want to walk out naked. Even if you want to prove me wrong, some concerned neighbours of yours may like to run after you. They will know that something is wrong.
  2. If I can’t go out like this, what else do I need to do before I can get to the place I intend to go? With this question, some tasks and other things will begin to flow through your mind. This is the vital aspect of th the vital aspect of this exercise. Things that will be coming to your mind there are actually business ideas. At this point, I like to think through your mind so that I can help you generate some business ideas. Please, I want you to document all the business ideas that I will mention here or any other small business ideas that will flow into your mind through this process.

Read Also: Different Ways of Generating New Business Ideas

Now, I will list some of the activities you need to do. All of these activities have small business ideas buried within them. Here we go:

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.

    Regards,
    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.
      Thanks.

    • 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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