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.
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.