110 Small Business Ideas With Low Investment Capital


Florist business is wider than a lot of people think. It is not limited to providing floral needs at wedding parties. It includes consultation, design, delivery, setting up of floral bouquets. If you can, you can begin from the fundamentals by going into cultivation of flowers. You can either sell to other florists or you arrange them in different bouquets and then sell to the consumers. Florist business requires excellent personal and multi-tasking skills. If you want to be successful in florist business, you should learn how to cope with the pressure of meeting customers’ demands especially during peak periods such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and Christmas. Getting started in the floral business doesn’t require little investment capital. You can run the business from home. You will need enough space where you can arrange your flowers in different bouquets. Maintaining an online store will boost your market.

Foreign Language Translator

Are you multi-lingual? If you are, I can say you have a lot of money residing in your tongue. With the ever increasing globalisation leading to expansion of companies to the overseas countries, there is no better time to start a language translation business than now. We have many foreigners coming to transact businesses in our country. The challenge is that some of them don’t understand English language not to talk of our local languages. If you understand and can communicate effectively in other languages, you can work as foreign language tutor or translator. Your services will include document translation and translation of website information into languages for use in other countries. Also, you approach books authors for their books to be translated into your local language. Working with a language translation agency before you start your own will equip you with skills and experience. You will need a website to market your translation business. Prospective clients may require that you provide a translation sample before engaging you. By the nature of this startup business, you will have access to some privileged information. Therefore, your clients may insist that you sign nondisclosure agreements with them.


There are lot of freelancing jobs in different fields of endeavour. If you are the type that likes freedom and flexibility, freelancing is a good business opportunity for you. Freelancing jobs abound online on Elance, Freelancer and Craigslist among others. It is both home business and online business. Whether you are in India, Hindi, Philippines or elsewhere, you can successfully do freelance jobs. You only need to choose your craft and master the skills it requires. If you are just starting, you may need to contact many clients before you land your freelance work. You may need to charge very low at the beginning. As you are gathering enough portfolio and you have some references and testimonials, it will become easier for you to secure jobs. You will be able to charge more too. If you want to take your freelancing business to the next level, you can brand yourself by creating a website where you can blog about your expertise. With good branding, something you started as a side business can soon become a lucrative business.

Fruit Selling

Fruits are in high demands in cities. If you have access to good constant supplies of fruits, fruit selling is a good small business idea. You can start the business small to gain experience. Fruit selling business has its own risk as fruits are highly perishable. If you want to reduce this risk, you will need to buy freezer and refrigerator so that you can keep any unsold fruits and vegetable fresh. For this type of startup business, you need a good location especially where there are heavy foot traffic. You will need a stand where you can properly arrange and display your fruits and vegetable. Keep the fruits and vegetable fresh and customers will keep coming to you.


Pests are very destructive. One of the best ways of controlling pests is through fumigation. Fumigation is the ultimate solution when it comes to pest control. You can start fumigation service as a small home business. Begin within your neighbourhood and expand later. Another way of expanding your services is by contacting pest control companies in your area that do not offer fumigation services. Also, there are many small businesses that will like to carry out routine preventive maintenance by fumigating all commodities that are received into their facility. You may consider offer free training to such target small businesses to educate them that fumigation saves time and money by preventing a major infestation from becoming established in their warehouses or plants. When they see the benefits, they will sign up to your fumigation service. Fumigation is one of the top list of small business ideas that require just little capital. It can bring regular income especially when you have small businesses that signed monthly, quarterly or annual pest control agreements with you.

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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