110 Small Business Ideas With Low Investment Capital

Day Care

There is an increasing rate of population growth all around the world. When it comes to the establishment of daycare centre, you may not be concerned with the world population statistics. What concern you is the feasibility of starting a daycare centre within your locality. Before you make final decision to start a daycare business, you must carry out market research. Information that will help you in your decision will include the number of families with children, income of the families, number of existing daycare centres within the environment, housing information and local businesses and their sizes. The outcome of your findings will provide a clue whether you can establish a daycare in the area.  If you find a good location for daycare business, it is actually a profitable business idea. That being said, the love for children should be your strong motivation for establishing a daycare. Apart from the monetary aspect of the business, the benefits and rewards of helping children grow and attain their potentials are not quantifiable. Daycare business is highly regulated, therefore you need to obtain license and permits before you can start the business. The major investment will involve the acquisition of a facility where you can use as a daycare centre. Perhaps you have a suitable facility at home, this can be a good home based business idea for you. You need to provide tables and chairs for the children. The atmosphere should be safe and comfortable for the children. Depending on the number of the children, you may also need to hire other hands to work with you. If you have a good reputation within your neighbourhood, you can be sure that it won’t take you much time before families come to to enrol their children.

Care of Senior Citizen

Aged people need care and attention. In most cases, their children must have grown and gotten married. If there is any of the children around, the care of an aged person may rest on the person alone. In order to avoid this situation, the children may decide to engage a care giver. If you have aged people around around you, it is a money making business opportunity. You can approach the families with this class, you may be surprised that some of them will give you a positive answer. As a caregiver, your main responsibilities will be to help in the preparation of meals, reminding the aged person about the time to take her drug, keeping the house clean. You will assist her in running errands. Of course, you are the communication link between the aged person and the family members. This is a good home based business idea for women and teens. You can start the business with no investment. If you want to take this business to next level, you will need to properly register your care-giving business and obtain necessary license and permits.


Decoration is among the fast growing small business ideas today. Except you only like to decorate during holidays, decorating business is not seasonal as some people may think. Decoration service is needed in conferences, events, parties and other social gathering. But the demand for decorating services is always on the high side during holidays such as Christmas period. Both individuals and businesses like decorating their homes and offices during Christmas. You can take advantage of the high demand by increase your fee. However, your fees should be flexible enough in such a way that it should be able to accommodate individuals’ budgets. Due to work pressures that may arise during holidays, you can hire extra hands instead of turning down a business opportunity. Decorating business is a perfect and good side business one can do during holidays. You can start the business without necessarily going through business registration process. But I advise everyone to register their startup businesses. You can easily get businesses by forming alliance with wedding and events planners. Having a website where you can upload the pictures of the events you decorated can help you promote your business.

Directory Publisher

Directory can be published on line, as a book or both. If you like going into directory publishing, you need to carry out a market research to determine the number of directories that are existing already and what their listings are. This is necessary so that you will not be competing with as established directory. You need to create a niche for yourself. Your own directory may focus on a particular industry or a geographical location. But you need to be sure that the market for the directory is wide enough. You equally need to determine your revenue earning strategy. You can render free registration to customers. This means that you will only make money from advertisements. Alternatively, you can ask your customers to pay before they can be enlisted. But if others are providing free listings, this approach may be unattractive. The best way to distinguish yourself from other startup businesses in to ensure that your database is updated regularly while every outdated information is flushed out. This will ensure that your customers are provided with useful information.


Some manufacturers do not sell directly to final consumers. They look for individuals or businesses who can be the distributors of their products. Of course, they expect anyone that will act as a distributor to meet particular conditions. This may be the amount of minimum capital to be invested in the business or the size of the distributor’s store. If you are able to secure a distributorship of a good product, this is a very lucrative business idea to start.. Distributorship as a startup business involves buying products from the manufacturers and selling them at profits to customers. Your profits will be determined by your ability to negotiate well with the suppliers in the areas of price and payment terms. The more favourable these are to you, the more profits you can make.

Dog Walking

Do you realise that some dog owners just keep their dogs in cage. To be sincere, dogs do not like to be caged for a long time. Do you love dogs and can take good care of them? Do you have people with dogs around your neighbourhood? If yes, dog walking service is a good home based business idea for you. This may involve taking a female dog to a place where there is a male dog for cross-breeding or reproduction. You will also be helping dog owners take their dogs for medical treatments. You can drop your flyers in the offices of veterinary doctors around your neighbourhood. This is a cheap way of securing new clients. Dog walking falls into the category of small business ideas you can start with no money. You can do it as a side business.

E-Book Publishing

Gone are the days when you have to spend a lot of money to publish a book. Are you good at writing? Do you have information that can benefit others? You can package this in form of e-book. To start ebook publishing, you need to select a particular topic you are good at. Write quality content and preview that will grab the attention of readers. Having a reputable someone whose name sells to write the foreword for you can increase the chance that your ebook will sell. Ebook publishing can be a good source of passive income for you. We rank ebook publishing high among online business ideas with low investment and high returns. You can start it as a side business. You can operate ebook publishing business from home. You can make this a side business.

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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