110 Small Business Ideas With Low Investment Capital

Carpet Cleaning

Carpet cleaning makes our list of small business ideas. It is a good home based business idea for teens and university graduates. Before starting the business, you need to conduct market research to determine the size of the market. The reason is that many people and offices now prefer tiles. Consequently, people are shifting their focus from carpet cleaning to other small business ideas, On the other hand, this can turn to be a lucrative small business idea to those people that will remain in the business. Whether carpet or tiles, the two still require cleaning. As a start up business, you need to let people within your neighbourhood know about your new business idea. That is the way you can secure your first set of customers. If you establish yourself through good customer service, you will always have customers to call you for cleaning services. They can also enjoy referrals from them. Starting a cleaning service can be a good way for teens and university students to start an entrepreneurial journey.You can start cleaning service with almost zero initial capital. Carpet cleaning is also a home based business idea.

Catering Services

If you are good at cooking, you don’t need to stress yourself looking for side business ideas. Providing catering services will be a good small business idea for you. Nowadays, people are extremely busy and they don’t have time to cook foods for their own events. So, the option is to outsource this service to a caterer. If you can cook delicious dishes, you will be needed to provide catering services for weddings and parties. Most catering services are required on weekends. Therefore, you can start it as a side business. Some of the basic equipment you will need to start the business include, refrigerator, ovens, pans, serving dishes, plates, knives, spoons, forks, serving trays, cutting board, table clothes and cups. One good thing is that you may not need to buy all these equipment. Some of them can be rented. When you start getting business regularly, you can then buy all the needed equipment and other essential items. You will need people who can help you serve foods at the events.

People usually start up catering as a hobby. If you are among this category of people, you need to let your relatives and other people know about your new business idea. Let them understand that you now offer catering services. the fact that they have never contacted you before for catering services does not mean they don’t need your services. Some of them might feel constrained in approaching you since you might not collect money from them. You can work in collaboration with wedding or party planners in order to get more businesses. Having a simple website will make your business to look more professional. Catering can be classified among home based business ideas for moms. Nevertheless, some men have proved to be good in this line of small business.

Chips Making

Plantain chips, yam chips, coconut chips and potatoes chips are all small business ideas with low investment and high returns. I have seen a lot of people started this business, all of a sudden, they are out of market. Start this business idea may be simple, but to remain in the business is very challenging. If you intend going into chip making, this should not discourage you. Chip making is actually a good business idea. You only need to understand what it takes to succeed and then commit yourself to doing it. Before you go into this, you need to conduct a market research to find out the type of chips people will like to buy. For example, people prefer plantain chips in my area. Supposing you want to major in plantain chips, you need to create a niche for yourself. Do you want to sell ripe or unripe plantain chips or both? If you wnat to sell both, then you should have a way of differentiating the two so that customers can easily make their choice without confusing one for the other. This is one of the mistakes people make. There is no consistency. A customer buys unripe chip today and fall in love with it. But tomorrow, he is buying a different thing. How would you expect such a customer to partronise you next time. Also, you need to ensure that you use quality oil. Good refined hydrogenated soyabean oil is good for making plantain chips. Use fresh oil and ensure you maintain a consistent oil temperature and time when frying your chips. Any change in oil, time or temperature will change the taste of the chips.

You have to ensure that you have access to constant supplies of materials needed to produce the chips. You can brand your chips through good packaging. Don’t forget to put the name, address and telephone numbers on the packaging materials. This will serve as a marketing tool. You can sell your chips to supermarkets and stores around you. You can also sell directly to consumers. To succeed in chip making business, you need effective marketing. Chips making is a good home based business idea for anyone who has the passion and skill to do it. It can also be operated as a side business.

Cleaning Services

Apart from carpet cleaning, there are other small business ideas that revolves around cleaning. Opportunities abound for anyone that wants to start a cleaning business. You can choose between residential or corporate cleaning. If you are somebody looking for a home based business idea or a side business to start, residential cleaning services may be a good business idea for you rather than going into corporate cleaning services. For residential cleaning services, you can start the business with almost nothing. If your customers are working executives or working moms, there is tendency that they are already having what you need to carry out the cleaning. What they need may be just your service. However, if you are the one to buy all your cleaning items, you should not forget to factor the costs into your fees. Since some of your customers may not be available during the week due to their work schedules, you will be very busy on weekends. In order for you to have time to serve other customers, you can arrange with them if it will be possible for you to come and collect some of their clothes, so that you can wash them during weekdays. That is if that is part of the services you agreed with them. If they agree to this, it will lighten your workloads on weekends.

For corporate cleaning, you need to register your startup business as some of them will like to deal with company rather than a person. Having your business registered will also increase your credibility. Whether residential or corporate cleaning services, the key success factors are good marketing and good customer service.

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.

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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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