What is a list of business ideas for people with small capital?

[EDIT #2: Feb 1, 2016]: If you'd prefer to read this post in web format, you can do so here: www.founderorigins.com/university-business

I've already posted this in a few other threads, but I'll post it again because it's applicable to this question.

Are you in university? If so, have you thought about placemat advertising? (still applicable if you're not in university)

Probably not, but it's a totally viable business.

For example, there's Glenn Buchan who created a placemat advertising business called Adspad while he was in his first year of uni! He was able to do this despite having:

  • No existing connections
  • No coding/programming skills
  • No previous entrepreneurial experience

What was Glenn’s super simple business?

Glenn made it easy for local businesses to advertise to university students. To do this, he supplied environmentally friendly paper placemats for food trays in the university cafeterias, and would sell the advertising space on the placemats.

The university would allow him to do this because in return, they would get free space to communicate to their students.

Glenn’s story is a perfect example of what a first time entrepreneur should be doing. Instead of trying to create the next big mobile app or website, he went for a simpler and proven business.

The best thing?

The monetization strategy was straight-forward.

Unlike many startups these days where you build a huge audience and THEN figure out how to make money, Glenn’s monetization strategy was much simpler.

Glenn had a partnership with two universities.

For each university, Glenn’s placemats would have a total of 10 advertising spaces which he would sell for $150 each. That’s total monthly revenues of $1500 per university.

His total monthly costs were $600 per university in order to print and design the 10,000 A3 paper placemats.

The result? Monthly profits of $1800/month

Let’s just forget about the financial rewards for a second. Personally, I think the transferable skills Glenn gained from this experience was more valuable than the money.

Even if his business failed, the experience alone would have been worth it. Because of Adspad, he’s picked up skills like: negotiating, marketing, sales, and much more.

You can’t learn these skills inside a classroom or at some regular part-time job…

…just imagine having this on your resume when you’re only 19 years old!

So how can you do the same thing?

As with every guide I share, I never want to give you just some fluff with no real-life examples. Instead, I’ll try to lay out a detailed action-plan that you can follow.

Phase 1) Finding and Meeting the Decision Makers at the University

Step 1: Make a List of Potential Decision Makers via Linkedin

Make a list of the departments that would be affected by the business. In this case, Adspad was providing free advertisements (marketing group) for the university through the cafeteria trays (contracts group).

He would then use Advanced Search in LinkedIn to identify potential decision makers, and people directly reporting to the decision maker.

For example…

The main lead would be the “Head of Marketing”.

Once you have their name, most universities will have a staff directory which you can use to get their contact information.

Step 2: Confirm the Decision Maker

For confirmation, it’s highly effective and low risk to reach out to people you know who aren’t the decision makers. In this case, it would be the “Marketing Officers”, and the purpose would be to ask them who the decision makers are.

For example, you can call them and say…

“Hi X – My name is Wilson, I’m a student at Y University and I was hoping you might be able to help me out with a university project. I’m trying to connect with someone who is in charge with approving the university’s marketing efforts. Do you know who that person might be? [Respond to any of their questions…] Great, that’s all I needed. Thanks for your help.”

Step 3: Get an Introduction with the Decision Makers

Once you know who to talk to, the goal is to get a meeting with the decision maker.

Getting an introduction/referral increases your credibility and helps bridge that initial trust gap, plus, the decision maker will get back to you much quicker.

To set up this introduction, who do you think would have the highest motivation to help out a random student? A professor.

Just imagine you’re a business professor and you’re approached by a student with entrepreneurial ambitions. The student is fully prepared with pitch decks, proposal documents, and a clear path forward on what needs to be done. On top of that, the student knows exactly who they want to talk to, but needs you to introduce them.

What would you do? You’d help the student out!

To make it even easier… you should provide the professor with everything they need to send the introduction email:

  • Brief information about you and your company
  • Why meeting makes sense for both parties

Once the intro is sent, follow up right away to thank the professor for the introduction (you should probably BCC him out of the email chain now too). You can then ask to set up a meeting with the decision maker at their convenience.

NOTE 1: Most universities contract large corporations to operate the cafeterias (e.g. Sodexo). Based on Glenn’s experience, you want to deal with the University, and not these contract companies. Also, in Glenn’s experience, the decision makers will most likely be either the marketing or contracts group.

NOTE 2: Glenn’s approach to getting an introduction from the student union/association would work too. However, I personally would prefer approaching a business professor purely for additional faculty networking, mentorship, and as a future reference for job applications.

Phase 2) Communicating the Benefits to the University

When starting a new business with no reputation, all the credibility is on you, the founder.

Glenn was just a random student with an idea to make money. So how did Glenn go from a regular 19 year old student to a trustworthy partner for an academic institution?

Instead of relying on just a presentation and a pitch, he showed them. Let the prospect see what the general design of the placemats and advertising space will actually look like.

Here’s how Glenn did it.

He borrowed (stole) a cafeteria tray and created a mockup of the first placemat. In the meeting, these two items served as a visual aid, and allowed Glenn to present around the tray/placemat combo.

Here’s the design of the mockup he used for the meeting…

See how simple the mockup is?

It might not be visually appealing, but that doesn’t matter. The purpose of the mockup is for the decision maker to visualize the general concept/design of the business.

Glenn understood the importance of a Minimum Viable Product. He did the entire design himself on photoshop, and created “fake” ads to act as placeholders before he even secured any customers.

And it worked.

Anyone with photoshop can figure out how to create a mockup just like the one Glenn made.

Tip: If you can’t get your hands on photoshop, check out Canva. Or you can pay someone for cheap to do it for you on Fiverr (warning: you’ll get what you pay for).

Once Glenn was able to SHOW them his vision and the general concept of the business, that’s when he followed it up with the benefits.

For example, here’s the framework of the pitch Glenn used…

“The XYZ University has fantastic catering facilities and we are delighted to have seen it improve so much over the time we have studied at XYZ.

One of the main things that we still think could be improved is the way the University communicates its catering developments and improvement to students. Adspad has many advantages and we feel that we can offer a lot to XYZ.

These include:

– Fantastic way of communicating new canteen initiatives to students and staff- Adspad is completely free for the university and costs are covered by our advertising- University saves printing costs by cutting down on posters and leaflets- Improvement of hygiene for staff and students with clean paper- Good way of increasing feedback through promotion of the ‘text service’- Updated monthly so staff and students are always up to date- Included Sudoku gives students and staff entertainment when eating- Keep customers coming back with high brand image on placemats and good student offers-Eye catching design to improve image of canteens”

The result? He received permission and the support from the university after just one meeting.

Phase 3) Finding Clients to Pay for the Advertisements

Now your job is to get your first paying customers. Getting the first clients is always the hardest because no one wants to be the first customer.

But once you do get the early adopters on board, it gets much easier because you’ll have both recurring customers, and testimonials/social proof to rely on.

To get his first clients, Glenn initially had a success rate of 1 in 50 (FIFTY!!!). To get these first clients, Glenn had to go door-to-door, cold call, and send cold emails.

Once Glenn had a track record and a portfolio of previous placemat designs, he created a flyer which he would distribute to potential clients. Using this flyer, his success rate improved to 1 in 10 businesses.

In addition, once Glenn obtained his first 10 customers, he had a monthly retention rate of 60%. In other words, he would only need to get four new customers per month.

To get these first customers, Glenn’s used a shot-gun sales method by approaching as many businesses as he could, and it worked for him.

However, just to give you another perspective, here’s another possible approach.

Step 1: Identify the Early Adopters

When you have no experience or past clients, you want to customize your sales pitch.

This is a time consuming process which is why you need to prioritize the businesses that have the highest likelihood of being your early adopters. You want to create a list of potential early adopters by looking at the businesses that already advertise with your competitors.

Who are your competitors? The university newspapers, student magazines, and campus ad boards. These are the businesses that are already paying to advertise to students.

Once you have the list ready, follow the same steps previously mentioned in Phase 1 to find out who the decision makers are. Use twitter, facebook, or their website too.

Tip: Based on Glenn’s experience, businesses such as restaurants, nightclubs, and bars are not ideal clients. They tend to be unreliable and don’t pay on time or at all. The best clients to work with were local charities, national health services, and public organizations because these are the people with larger marketing budgets. That being said, that was just based on Glenn’s experience and could have been unique to just his circumstances.

Step 2: Create a Customized Sales Pitch

You need to stand out from all the other sales pitches small businesses are usually bombarded with.

To do this, make sure you highlight the end results for the prospect if they were to become your customer, for example:

  • # of students who eat in the cafeteria daily (reach)
  • How often an individual student will eat in the cafeteria (frequency/retargeting)
  • Average time a student takes to eat their meal (exposure time)
  • Ads are placed along the border/edge of the placemats so it’s not covered by the food
  • You’ve secured a partnership with the university and already have their support/approval

Are you starting to see the unique benefits your placemats have over traditional ads in a newspaper or magazine?

For example… a magazine reader will be exposed to an ad for a few seconds while flipping the pages. Whereas on a placemat, they’re going to be eating and have nothing better to do but to read the placemats.

Now the next step is to customize your sales pitch to each individual prospect.

For example, check out this video sales pitch.

Now… that video sales pitch is for an online business, however, the same can be applied for local businesses. You could quickly go over their existing ads on newspaper/magazines and highlight how your placemats would be more effective based on the points mentioned previously.

Just by doing this you’ve already differentiated yourself from most of the other “consultants” and “salespersons” by customizing your pitch.

Now I know this is A LOT of work just to get the initial set of customers. As Paul Graham says, you want to“Do Things That Don’t Scale” when you’re first starting out. Once you have your initial set of customers, it will get much easier.

Step 3: 100% Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee

Generally, you should stay away from providing discounts because when you’re starting out, you want to validate if customers will actually pay you at your desired price point.

Instead, provide early adopters with a 100% money back satisfaction guarantee. Since you’ll most likely be receiving payments at the end of the month, if your prospect isn’t happy, you don’t have to worry about any of the logistics of giving them the money back. Just make sure you find out why they weren’t satisfied with your service.

Step 4: Be Persistent

This sounds cheesy but I’m serious. Do not be discouraged when you get rejected because you’re going to be turned down so many times. It’s to be expected.

Remember at the beginning of this guide, when I mentioned Glenn’s experience far outweighs the financial rewards?

This is the type of experience aspiring entrepreneurs should actively seek out. Always think of the long term benefits, getting rejected this often is great experience and it’ll improve your communication/sales skills. Plus, you’ll now have experience on how to methodically implement a sales cycle.

Phase 4) Logistics of the Placemats (placing/printing)

I won’t go into too much detail here because this section is pretty straightforward.

The main thing to note here is that part of the agreement with the university was that the canteen staff would manually put the placemats on top of the trays everyday.

However, Glenn would often go to check on the trays and would notice that sometimes the placemats weren’t being put on the trays. It took Glenn a lot of face time and visits to the canteen management before the placemats were put on trays properly and consistently. Glenn made sure he was super friendly, and would provide treats every time he visits the staff (e.g. chocolate during easter eggs).

Also, when you’re shopping around for printing suppliers, just remember that you have buyers power. There are so many printing stores that you can shop around and negotiate lower printing costs once you know your monthly volume.

Conclusion

That’s it!

That’s how Glenn went from being a normal 19 year old student to a successful entrepreneur.

His business wasn’t the next big mobile app or website. Instead, it was a simpler business with a proven revenue model. From there, it took lots of hard work, a solid execution strategy, and persistence.

That's the end of the post, if you don't want to read my self-promotion, stop right here!


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19 Replies to “What is a list of business ideas for people with small capital?”

  1. After working with startups for over 6 years, I have realized that you can turn almost anything into a profitable business.

    Don’t believe me? See for yourself!

    Can you make Chai? Can you sell it to corporates? Chai Point does just that and they have built a multi-million dollar business selling chai!

    Can you make Idly?

    Omelet ?

    Coffee? Maggi? Anythinggg!

    At one point, I was selling sprouts salad and protein bars for a few clients in gyms on a subscription model. WITH ZERO INVESTMENT!

    There are a ton of businesses that you can try which doesn’t require you to make huge upfront investment and make a decent profit.

    Here’s an innovative model that’s really taking off in online shopping space.

    You can ride on Amazon’s brand by opening a franchise retail store with the help of LinQ Store and make a decent living selling Amazon’s products.

    For a minimum investment of Rs. 1.25 Lakhs, you can open up a LinQ Store and they will train you on their process, branding and marketing.

    And here’s the best part, you don’t have to buy any inventory! The products are already on Amazon, your customers will place an order and it gets delivered through your store. And you earn a commission.

    Some stores owners are already earning over Rs. 60,000 in profits per month.

    This is one of the best investment options available if you are looking at starting a business with small investment.

  2. You know, there’s a business model online that’s so simple, so straightforward, and so lucrative it should be banned.

    You don’t need to stock inventory.

    You don’t need to ship anything.

    You can work from literally anywhere in the world with access to the Internet.

    You don’t even have to use your own money to pay for the goods.

    Do you want to know what it is?

    It’s called drop-shipping.

    Before you say oh, that. Let’s look at how you can start and scale a drop-shipping business. Step by step.

    All you need are hot products and an effective marketing/advertising campaign to be successful here.

    But Imane, how am I supposed to find products?

    Simple.

    Where should you look to find the hottest products in the world? The largest online retailer in the world or course. Amazon. Just run a quick Google search for:

    Most popular Gadgets on Amazon.

    Most popular fitness items on Amazon

    Most popular pet products on Amazon

    Most popular *whatever you want to sell* on Amazon.

    You will get back a lot of results. Focus on the ones created within the last 18–24 months.

    Bonus: Focus on TYPHOON H PLUS

    Once you have a list of 20 or so products, there are 4 things you need to do.

    1.

    Go here: and open a new store. It’s free for 14 days, and I guarantee you will make plenty of sales using this trial. “Try Shopify Now!”

    2.

    Go here, create an account and add the plugin to your store. You can do this from the back-end of your store . “This app “Oberlo” allows you to easily import products from suppliers directly into your Shopify store and ship directly to your customers – in only a few clicks.” Install Now: Oberlo For Free

    3.

    Set up your payment processor (Stripe/Paypal).

    4.

    Go to AliExpress, open a new account, and import your desired products to your store (using the plugin).

    OK Imane, my store is ready for business. Now how do I market this thing?

    You need to get about $100 for advertising. This shouldn’t be hard, go to your attic right now and grab that old vintage ukulele. Sell it for $100 on eBay or Craigslist and you’ll be good to go.

    Once you have your ~$100, split it in half.

    Now set up a Facebook page for your store and run/test ads until you find a winner. Set the budget to $10 a day.

    Related: Shopify Review

    Don't overthink it. You have the hottest products in the world. They will sell.

    With your other $50, go find large Instagram pages. At least 50k+ and 1–3% engagement (calculate engagement using likes. Add up the number of likes for their last 10 post. Divide that number by 10 to get average likes. Once you get average likes, divide that by the total number of followers. That's the average engagement.)

    Shoot them an email or DM and ask them if they're willing to promote your product. For 50,000 you shouldn't pay more than $15. For 100,000 you shouldn’t pay more than $20-$25 and for 200,000 you shouldn’t pay more than $30-$50.

    PRO TIP: Personal pages with that many followers will charge considerably more.[Mosawi9]

    None of their quoted prices are written in stone.

    Why email marketing?

    We created our store and we have buyers or just visitors but they just bought and left for ever, how can i retarget them, how can i find them and finally how can i resell for him.

    That's what we call the true retargeting, first you should collect the email of your customers (that's your job i can explain all that in this answer) secondly we will use an email software who will automate custom messages to send based on time, user actions & more.

    The best service for me is GetResponse.

    Negotiate.

    Here's a secret. If you are selling goods for pugs, don't advertise on pet pages. Don't even advertise in dog pages if you can help it. Advertise on pages especially dedicated to pugs.

    Once you turn a profit, expand to broader pages.

    With $50 you should get 2 or 3 shout-outs.

    You will sell a lot by the end of the week.

    Now keep reinvesting your profit. Play smart.

    One day you might be selling your store for millions.

    #Shopify

  3. The simplest business you can start is buying anything for cheap and selling it for a small profit online. I did this for sometime especially when I was looking to make extra money online.

    Especially items people sell desperately for money (especially who are leaving or have to leave the country) – purchase them, then post them online and sell them for a small profit margin.

    Keep doing this till you figure out what works best for you.

    Loy Machedo

  4. Here’s a few that I’ve already listed on Quora with complete “how to” guides. Enjoy!

    • Create an Instagram Success Quote Bot (SQB). Start up costs are around $100, and can pay you up to $5,000 per year within 12–months with very little time investment.
    • Dropshipping company. You do the marketing and someone else does the fulfillment. You make money based on the difference between what you sell it for and what the manufacturer charges you. Usually doesn’t cost more than $100 or so to get going.
    • Amazon FBA private label. Create a product line, sell it on Amazon, watch as Amazon does all the work for you. Start-up costs are a little higher (roughly $3500 to $5000), but returns are much quicker than the other two I mentioned.

    Have fun!


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  5. My wife (who is an attorney) recently started a home cleaning business with her friends.  They netted $1K the first month and now – 8 months later – are netting $9K/month.

    Very little overhead. 

    They spent $1K to get started (cleaning supplies, ads, business license.)

    Check Las Vegas house cleaning

    Email me via LinkedIn if you want to connect with her for more insights, suggestions, etc: https://www.linkedin.com/in/supe

  6. Here is a list of a few business ideas that require little capital.

    Let’s check them out.

    If you want to go for online businesses which require low initial investment, then you can consider the following-

    • From social media: Most of the companies have social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, etc.,pay people to help them manage their social media accounts, even part time from home. If you are a social media addict already then this may be a great way to start your own business that you enjoy, simply by playing around on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites all day.
    • There are various editorial services: Blogging, proofreading, book writing, content writing, etc. Are are some of the editorial services that can help you make money from home. Love for writing and a good command over the language are enough to start your own editorial services.
    • Kick-start your business with your baking skills. A friend of mine has started with baking and is doing quite well. Why can't you? The easiest way to begin with is the online platform. Further which, you can also open your own bakery shop in future. There is a great scope for expansion.
    • Create your own YouTube Channel/ Twitter Page: In short, you can become an influencer in whichever field you’re interested in. A few tips for you- How to establish yourself as an influencer in your niche.
    • Make use of your web designing skills: A wide web presence is what many of the small businesses look for. That’s where you come in – get a bunch of clients from the local community by beating the pavement, create sites for them, and maintain them for a small fee.

    If you’re in seek of offline businesses, then listed below are a few businesses you can consider

    • Personal trainer: Are you a gym nut? If so, you may be missing out on a fast and easy way to make money. Personal trainers are making big bucks these days. You can help clients get fit by determining an approach that would work best for them.
    • Tutoring: Tutoring is not only a great way to earn some money on the side, but it’s also a hugely satisfying job. If you are skilled in a particular subject and have patience with kids, you need to give what you have!
    • Photographer: Turn your passion to a flourishing business. You can provide professional photo-shoots. All you need is a good camera. With the emergence of bloggers you have a good scope to flourish.

    🙂

  7. This is my collection of my favourite step-by-step guides covering a variety of businesses, from Amazon FBA to Subscription Boxes.

    Amazon’s FBA Program

    How To Find A Profitable Product To Sell

    When I first experimented with FBA, I failed because I was focused on general rules for Amazon products. I learned from my mistakes and created this guide which goes over everything you need to know to about FBA.

    1 Million Revenue, 0 Employees with an Amazon FBA Business While Traveling The World

    In this post, Cory Stout provides a step-by-step case study on how create your own brand. The post details how to choose a product, how to find a cheap supplier, how to promote your product, and how to automate.

    My Amazon FBA Journey

    Josh Shrogren’s documented his entire Amazon FBA journey in this epic guide. He goes over everything you need to know, including: how he calculated his profit margins, how to set up a business & sellers account, and much more.

    Cold calls

    Guy went from nothing to $120k/year solo using this process. Script included.

    Affiliate Marketing

    Making an Affiliate Income from Your Blog

    Some affiliate marketing programs are super sketchy, but not the one outlined in this post. This guide will teach you how to make passive income with affiliate marketing in an honest way.

    Making $317/month with Amazon Niche Sites

    In this recap, Reggie Paquette reflects on a year's worth of experience. He focuses on teaching how to do proper keyword research to confirm your niche topic before getting too far ahead.

    Affiliate Marketing Made Simple

    This post by Neil Patel is probably one of the best guides about Affiliate Marketing ever written. There's no surprise that his post has over 700 shares on it. In it, he provides some insight on how to create review websites, building an email list, and educating your subscribers via live webinars.

    Publishing an E-book

    How to get an eBook to #1 on Amazon

    Scott Britton was able to achieve 40,000+ amazon downloads for his e-book. In this monster post, he discloses EVERYTHING. He provides tons of screenshots of his numbers, growth, email scripts, tools, and much more.

    The Complete Guide To Starting a Kindle Publishing Business

    Another detailed guide going into the specifics from start to finish of how Brian Yang created his Kindle Publishing business. This guide focuses on how to outsource the creation of the e-books to freelancers.

    Blogging/Niche Websites

    Buying and Selling Websites

    Spencer Haws purchased several websites with the intention to improve them so he could re-sell them for more. The results? After spending $37,000 to buy websites, he sold them for $119,000 in less than a year. How? Fortunately for us, he documented his entire journey.

    Niche Site Project

    The goal was to make $500/month in 6 months via Google Adsense by creating a niche website. By knowing how to find opportunities in niche topics and driving traffic with SEO, he was able to make $800/month with his niche website. This post goes over exactly how he did it.

    How to Build a Profitable Website in the Best Niche Online

    Unlike the previous posts documenting an entire journey, this guide focuses on how to find a niche for your website. It’s hyper focused into the details and provides an easy to read step-by-step guide.

    How I Would Get to $100,000/m with a Brand New Blog

    In this post, Glenn Allsopp doesn’t tell you how to find a niche. Instead, he tells you WHICH niche he sees an opportunity in. Even though this post was written in 2015, I still think the opportunity exists.

    Subscription Boxes

    Subscription Box Start-Up in 60 Days

    How an Ordinary Couple Made it Happen with Less than $1,000 and Insights on How You Can Too

  8. Legally, all the startup businesses in technology or m-commerce field shall be the most desirable types for even teenagers and the elderly.

    >>>Source: List Of Low-Capital Mobile Commerce Businesses Dominating 2016

    In fact, it's quite magical to turn from a mall amount of capital like 10 pound into 100 pound in just one day, but it does not mean that the mission is impossible. The mission can be completed thoroughly with the implementation of such plans in launching a mobile app – products are varied from door to door. So there will be a variety of business models in mobile commerce industry that may fit your intention and your task is just choosing the most appropriate model for your business.

    The big question here is that what will be the most alluring m-commerce types of products to invest with low capital but still retain the extremely impressive return on investment which is deserve with the capital spent.

    Here are the most ideal businesses models which are predicted to make a breakthrough to your own startup business in the coming year.

    1.Shopping app selling fashion accessories

    Fashion is always considered the trending industry which is appropriate for every startup on mobile. Investing in a fashion store is never a downward trend coz today the demand for it is increasing remarkably. Especially if you identify your target customers are of fashion addict and always update new fashion trend, then a fashion shopping app will be the best choice for you.

    Fashion accessories suitable for small business are necklace, glasses, hats, bracelet, belt…To control all the products well, you should classify such items into many categories: items for neck, for hands or for hands….

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    Lessons from top 3 best fashion shopping apps

    2.Bookstore on mobile

    Reading books, in fact, is the habit that never stops being hot in everyone’s hobby. Though the number of smartphones is increasing day by day, it can’t be denied that reading books still plays an integral part in people’s daily activities because, besides providing precious knowledge, books are considered the drug for the mind.

    Investing in this field, you need to aim at the right target customers before displaying books on your app as each segmentation will have different demand for reading. For example, comic will be suitable for tween from 10-13 years old while those over 14 years old spend most of their time on scientific or social books. With students, they will need a huge store of books providing them with academic material to meet their studying purpose. If your books are for married woman, then those books should be about “kitchen tips”. Ah, don’t forget the fertilized source of books which are stories of many kinds: love stories, comedy…..Here is the reason I said that book is the drug for the mind.

    3.App selling services of everything

    It may be hard to imagine but think simply that you will create a market right on your smartphone not selling normal things but special thing like “services for everyone”.

    With this model, you will certainly just lose a minority of the initial amount capital for website establishment and app builder. To build up a successful system where both sellers and buyers can feel satisfied, in the position of a shop owner, you need to identify your target customers, then do a market research on their demand. For example, your target customers are middle-aged women who have got married, then you can sell such services as going to the market for them, cleaning the house,…

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  9. Here are some good ideas:

    1. Prepackaged school supplies based on the lists from the school districts
    2. Incubator site providing office space, hosting, etc. for startups that are seed funded.
    3. In-grocery store prep service (buy vegetables first and drop them off to be chopped to your specs – pick them up on the way to checkout)
    4. A website that you can submit your design and work with vendors to manufacture your own clothes line.
    5. Online discount brokerage that has no closing hours and provides access to all exchanges throughout the world and handles currency and legal issues automatically.
    6. Stamphead, where stamps can be custom made in the likeness of an avatar the user creates.
    7. Aggregator site for affiliate marketers to collect daily reports. Would work on a tiered pricing structure giving you more info the higher up you go. Basic would be for people like me who just want to know if they made something and how much; advanced would pull down all available data.
    8. A gadget to cook beans/lentils/vegetables/rice for the same amount of time (quicker than what can be done in a slow cooker.)
    9. Herbal Flavored Gum. MMM…rosemary.
    10. Church issued credit card with automatic 10% for religious tithing
    11. Brainstorm Consulting – Teach companies how to brainstorm
    12. Create a website for non-profits and a list of their projects/needs and a similar list for foundations. Its a central meeting place for people to look for funding from the right people.
    13. Tutorial videos for technological skills (word processing, internet applications, email) for people who don’t know how to navigate technology but need it.
    14. Website where musicians can collaborate on tracks
    15. Signs in restaurants on menus that list all the ingredients.
    16. Network of chefs that rotate being personal chefs
    17. Nuclear waste storage facilities completely removed from society.
    18. Hedge fund that makes bridge loans to homeowners facing foreclosure.
    19. Small-town / city – websites (through city and Chamber of Commerce) – most small town websites are terrible
    20. whistle It.com: download audio of people whistling popular songs.
    21. A food service where you can email them your mom’s recipes and have them make it for you and deliver it during lunch time.
    22. Multiple camera angles on live television (especially for sports) or online viewing
    23. Replicate reality TV shows for foreign countries.
    24. SIM card swap service
    25. An alternative medicine or homeopathic online service that diagnoses your ailment and gives you the proper corresponding alternative treatment; also provides you with doctors in your area that treat with alternative medicines.
    26. Create the double snuggie.
    27. A company that installs a monitor at a building entry and hosts virtual door attendants.
    28. Web-based language tutors leveraging Skype and Google Docs for curriculum.
    29. Meal delivery in hospitals
    30. Web package for a school system that allows parents to see their kids’ school schedules, grades, lunches, sports activities
    31. Santa Delivery Service – A dressed Santa will come to your home during the holidays and deliver your gifts as Santa
    32. Presentation Consulting – Teach companies how to improve their presentations
    33. A website that boasts: Buy one product, have one mystery product of lesser value shipped to a friend for the cost of s&h. the user don’t know what they’ll get, but it will be fun as hell and keep the user in touch in an interesting way.
    34. Tribe Consulting – Help individuals (not companies) discover what Tribes they should lead and help them do it
    35. Music Box manufacturer that will turn any inanimate objects mailed to then into music boxes. Users buy direct online, picking from available stock. Added charge for sending in the you own inanimate object.
    36. Customer feedback software for mobile phones sold to marketers.
    37. Web-based rent-a-CFO.
    38. Application to sell to universities that allows students to access their transcripts online
    39. Exchange clothing (like PaperBackSwap.com) for men’s & women’s clothing
    40. Monthly subscription service for unlimited ebooks on your ebook reader device. Rhapsody/Netflix model for ebooks.
    41. Cell phone made of biodegradable materials
    42. iPhone app that tells you odds for a poker hand
    43. Let’s Get Coffee – for couples; pairing service similar to matchmaking service “It’s Just Lunch” to help couples find other couples with similar friends
    44. A service that discounts newspapers after 8pm the day of print. I do not want to buy a NYTimes for $5 at the end of the day.
    45. Nonprofit that takes old CD electronics to developing countries
    46. A unified affiliate marketing program for every store on the web.
    47. Contest company for small local businesses
    48. Website mock-ups for people seeking VC funding
    49. Grocery delivery service for college campuses: Fresh direct for dorm rooms.
    50. Independent calorie testing company – A company that actually does testing on food for consumers to determine calorie content
    51. Earplugs that go deeper into your ears but don’t hurt them.
    52. Online transcription service for conference calls – leveraging Amazon Mechanical Turk.
    53. Google for video & audio – Dragonspeak -> voice to text -> with searchable tags
    54. A service that just vacuums and dust your apartment.
    55. A way to ensure that each person can only create one account on a website, without having to sacrifice anonymity.
    56. A small flap or cover (separate or built-in) for computers and technology with little lights that flash when they sleep (so you can sleep.)
    57. Crutches that stand upright by themselves. The base would have feet that fold up or spring out so you don’t have to lay them on the ground where they get in the way and people trip over them, etc.
    58. Interior Design on a Budget – for people who still want their homes to look good but can’t afford Restoration Hardware – client defines a set budget and consultants design using budget pieces from TJMaxx or Marshall’s or odds & ends shops
    59. Landscaping business specializing only on LEED rooftop gardens.
    60. Company that records your voice message and other digital forms of media and sends it out into space as a message in a space bottle.
    61. Fireplace rehab – clean, paint, resurface, whatever to make it pretty. Big in places where same brick as outside the house is used for the fireplace and it’s not attractive (I’ve had two houses now like this.)
    62. “How to live on a small budget” website written by college students for college student for all sizable college towns sponsored by local merchant coupons.
    63. Someone/service that keeps inventory in a household (products, cleaning, etc.)
    64. A drink company that brings the Shirley Temple back – the best drink ever!
    65. Online Firewood Sales – Sell firewood online directly to consumers and business
    66. On-click online data storage and streaming of a clients entire media library. (never lose anything again and have anywhere anytime access) Charge by the GB and bandwidth. Provide conversion services from CD to MP3.
    67. Cupcake Shop (fresh and creative cupcakes)
    68. A mobile job fair in a tractor trailer that pulls up in the parking lots of offices of businesses performing massive layoffs. You then make money by renting out space in the trailer to companies in similar industries.
    69. Online Professional Wrestling Memorabilia Store – Sell pro wrestling memorabilia online directly to consumers
    70. Software to manage energy sales back to the grid generated by home systems.
    71. Analytics software for customer profiling, not just click analysis.
    72. Disposable mittens made from biodegradable materials in vending machines at supermarkets.
    73. OnlineConfessions.com. read other confessions and share the you own anonymously.
    74. Instant Flash builder, providing motion templates with easy upload graphic and text to fit template animation.
    75. Technology licensing agency.
    76. Consulting business creating a series of Squidoo lenses for an author on and around specific book titles. Pitch to publicists and literary agents, as well as directly to authors.
    77. Hire voice actors to read popular blogs to create podcasts where they don’t yet exist (“Best of the Blogosphere Podcast”)
    78. Personalized cereal boxes (to celebrate child’s achievements)
    79. Local business-sponsored community bike program
    80. Antique wedding jewelry shopping – another eco/reuse theme. Rather than buy something new that requires mining and blood diamonds, get an antique that comes with a story (about the long marriage of the previous couple, of course). We find it for you in the style you think you want.
    81. Surgery-specific recovery packs in hospital (if Sucrets and a can of cranberry juice is better than water & crackers, that pack exists)
    82. Personal lessons for using your cell phone features
    83. Venture capital consulting for startups.
    84. A company that makes hybrid fruits. Instead of drinking a lime pomegranate drink you can eat a lime granite.
    85. Photography studio that casts you as characters from movies
    86. Centralized web portal for university technology transfer offices.
    87. A service that gives well-known business people a public email address, so that if an email get sent there you can read the email and then read the response. The idea being that it will give you insight into the mind of the person and what made them successful, and it will also teach you how to write good emails and learn email etiquette.
    88. A technology/service that Preachers/Rabbi’s/Clergy can use that creates a way to gather feedback during the service from the attendees.
    89. Online flower shop with one-hour delivery
    90. A non-profit that provides credit consulting for youth and impoverished.
    91. Local fresh restaurant that opens off-peak hours to hold cooking classes to locals.
    92. Fractional Ownership of Technological Conference Room in Office Complex
    93. Rent-a-wife – a woman who cleans, cooks, does laundry, picks up dry cleaning, mail, etc but without the emotional relationship.
    94. Project management website for volunteer shift scheduling – church nurseries, hospital auxiliary members, protest marches, etc.
    95. Pencil sharpener type device to grind down dog toenails
    96. An iPhone app that allows you to search a database of unique and obscure beers and drinks
    97. Glow in the dark non-toxic washable paint that you can spray on your kids/pets when they are trick-or-treating so they don’t get hit by a car.
    98. A party planner for kids birthday parties, but with educational and fun activities.
    99. Instant Ad builder where sexy templates are linked with creative common photos.
    100. Spring Shadows – program where kids can shadow business people for a short two weeks internship to see what they want to major in once they go to college and what they might want to do once they graduate
    101. GPS / location based meetup based on pre-selected preferences (i.e. – Manchester United)
    102. A paperless hospital.
    103. Whack-a-Mole style game with political figures
    104. Automatic thank you notes, sent to contacts as a postcard generated from uploaded contact lists. On the card is a highly realistic signature that users digitally upload.
    105. National Restaurant Customer Service Association – traveling customer service training system
    106. Artists’ Playground. This is a building that has rooms setup for ceramics, painting, silk screenings, theater, writing, open mic, dance, photography, etc. This building will also have social areas for people to mingle over coffee and healthy foods. People pay a monthly membership to have access and it is also rented out for events.
    107. Concierge services for an office building. Sell as a value add to the building managers or to the specific businesses as a benefit for their employees.
    108. A place where people could go to eat/study but would HAVE to do it at the same table with a stranger. It would encourage us to talk to/meet new and interesting people.
    109. Street Bar – bar inside a huge vehicle that drives you around
    110. Feng Shui website where you upload your floor plan and other details and get a recommendation on how to construct your space.
    111. Web-based rapid prototyping service that allows amateur product designers to test their designs and have our RP machines “print” their products in 3D.
    112. Training company that teaches people to be brave.
    113. Retractable spikes for boots to walk on the ice on sidewalks
    114. Recipe Subscription Business – Subscribe to the website and pay for premium recipes
    115. Online eulogies (recorded by your friends before you die)
    116. Software that automates Search Engine Optimization without registering as black hat.
    117. iPhone app that is specifically for ski maps. Shows number of runs made and has lots of cool interactive features. Even shows which runs are groomed. Every ski resort would need their own app. Probably provide the app for free and the ski resort pays an arm and a leg for being featured in the app.
    118. Publisher of web-based children’s games.
    119. Horoscope porn site that provides the user with a personalized video stream based on preconceived notions assigned to your “sign”.
    120. A travel company that arranges people to stay at others houses.
    121. Slow cooker meals in a bag – drop it in and forget it
    122. A travel mug that’s not plastic or aluminum (ceramic) but with a rubber lid (tight-sealing), that has a good grip. Most travel mugs retain the smell of the material and give the liquid a strange taste after a while. Also, something that doesn’t allow Tupperware to smell.
    123. Employee monitoring service that provides detailed reports on employee’s online and offline activities. – include hardware scrubbing and “forensic” proof removal of data, footprints and histories.
    124. Tattoo parlor for pets
    125. Story Consulting – Help companies define and refine their story and teach them how to tell it
    126. A service that tells your neighbors to be quiet (nicely). They will draft a letter or note and send it to your neighbor so you can be the objective third party.
    127. Graffiti generator .com, where friends can type in text and, using different styles and palettes, create a tag-like version of their name, poems, etc.
    128. Internet and webcam set up for seniors to communicate with grandkids
    129. Theme restaurant – Karaoke in front of a live band
    130. Graph consultants – Company that specializes in making effective graphs from any data you give them.
    131. A conflict negotiation service (online or regular) where you submit a problem and we provide an answer
    132. School real estate rental company – Company that specializes in renting out underutilized school rooms during the summer
    133. Tuning rooms for entry level home theaters
    134. Build Your Own Perfume Shop.
    135. Front door cleaning service – get rid of all the stuff that gets left on your door every day before you get home
    136. A company that sells framed book covers, so that you can hang the covers of your favorite books on the wall of your office.
    137. Standing in line for people
    138. Brainstorming.com – put in an idea and gives you 10 ideas
    139. Chewing gum that is good for braces and dentures.
    140. Glass repair company – Company that specializes in repairing scratches or slightly broken glass
    141. Twitter third party app to help drivers find vacant parking spaces in crowded metro areas; sponsored by local merchants and advertising.
    142. Make your own batch of whiskey – takes 12 years, you pick flavors and types of oak barrels at the distillery, pickup in 12 years
    143. Franchise business consulting that helps large franchisees improve their businesses.
    144. Repossession agency for the most dangerous jobs in foreign lands.
    145. Digital tombstones that serve rich multimedia messages and memories of the deceased.
    146. Marketing and Advertising agency that excels at telling stories.
    147. A site like intrade that would allow investors to make bets on analytics type data, like the number of page views Wikipedia will get next January, or how many copies Malcolm Gladwell’s new book will sell.
    148. A service that pairs you with the right tools and helps you find a career by pairing you with the right resources (NOT an uninformed headhunter)
    149. Web portal to help large corporations source physical building contractors for specialized facilities.
    150. A company that digs your car out of the snow and removes snow from your driveway and starts car in the morning.
    151. A trend of the month club, where each month you get mailed something hip with a glossy booklet explaining how cool that item is about to become. Limited to 5,000 people. Gives you a cool story to tell yourself for the rest of the month, and something to talk about with your friends.
    152. Come to your house alterations
    153. Custom adventures using Virtual Reality goggles and a windfan (i.e. – basejumping a waterfall or the Grand Canyon)
    154. Performance art as advertising – i.e. Cirqu de Soleil actors selling an item / brand
    155. Service to teach doctors how to use technology to reach out to patients
    156. Company working with magazines to help them develop a social networking presences
    157. A pill that gradually dies body hair.
    158. Technology scout for large corporations that looks for acquisitions.
    159. Create book trailers for small publishers/authors to place on YouTube
    160. IP Scanner. Scans images straight to flickr or similar service. Great for archiving family pictures or kids drawings.
    161. Independent account fraud company – A company does regular checkups of your online accounts (like social networking sites) to check for fraudulent activity
    162. Web-based devil’s advocate service for startups looking for someone to critique their ideas. Perhaps also provides referrals to cheap services for startups, like cheap graphics design, cheap business plan feedback, etc.
    163. A half refrigerator/freezer/microwave in the trunk of a car. That way, wherever you go in the car, you can always have food handy. How great for road trips.
    164. Pandora for spin bikes
    165. A non-profit that documents the stories told by elderly in nursing homes.
    166. A company that will apply your logo in glow-in-the dark removable paint around a town so it appears at night.
    167. Replication service for clothing items – make you a new pair just like the old pair
    168. Improve soft contacts so you can wear for 1 year at a time.
    169. An online counseling program via webcam (for therapists, inmates)
    170. Not-for-profit that works with people to help cure their acne.
    171. Service that takes your text messages from your phone to your computer
    172. Fast food restaurants with healthy, organic and tasty foods. Similarly, healthy foods in cafeterias and grocery stores in low-socioeconomic areas.
    173. Software company that builds marketing dashboards sold to CMOs, brand officers, etc.
    174. A Build Your Own Robot Shop.
    175. A store that sells all inflatable products. So, for example, large inflatable cushions that kids can use to make play forts that compress flat afterwards. Good for Manhattan apartments where you buy a 30 dollar toy that takes up $800 of floor space.
    176. Offshore software development company based in China.
    177. A company that will sell a large digital frame for close to free and then provide a service for a fee that sends artwork to the digital frame every week.
    178. Desk mounted lighting systems for video chat
    179. The Black Cow (least innovative product)
    180. A way to turn recipes on the web into peapod orders. A way to turn the customized diets that Weight Watchers or WebMD create into a peapod order.
    181. Online petition forms with compliant signature verification software.
    182. Customer service solution for general contractors that allows them to put in notes and they’re generated as an email or voicemail to customer to provide them with regular reports on how the work is going and what is holding things up
    183. Networked home alarm systems so that neighbors can check on each other’s homes during break-ins.
    184. Scavenger Hunts, Inc. – We setup pre-defined scavenger hunts for small business team building (like a mini Amazing Race) or even for kid’s birthday parties (in a local park)
    185. Eyeglasses that you can adjust to the light. Not that they adjust on their own.
    186. Worst, etc.
    187. Clipping service for high school athletes parents
    188. EZPass for humans on public transportation (key fob?)
    189. A company that creates baseball trading card style packets for restaurant chains.
    190. A cleaning service using only eco friendly products
    191. Custom Hypnosis CD Business – Customers go to a studio and record their own voice reading self-hypnosis scripts
    192. Online Suspenders store – Company sells nothing but suspenders
    193. A non-profit that supports poor on using technology in classes taught by young freelance artists.
    194. Online Antique Appraisal Service – Send pictures of your antiques online to have them appraised
    195. Microbrewery with high-octane beers with boutique labels that cost as much as good wines
    196. Technology consulting for venture firms.
    197. Harmonica It.com: download audio of people playing popular songs on the harmonica.
    198. A site that aggregates naturopathic medicines that have been shown to work to peer reviewed journals, but which for whatever reason aren’t prescribed by mainstream doctors. The site would then show the medicines proven effective for each condition, with a link to the journal article or clinical data or whatever.
    199. A hyperlocal iPhone app to find food, but for a series of use cases more specific than what Zagats and yelp are designed for. For example, list the best 3 food places within one mile of each highway exit that take less than 20 minutes. Or what wine tastings are within 10 miles of me within the next week.
    200. Anti-drug education program for inner city schools. In conjunction with a touring program that sends a message to parents across the country.
    201. Food consulting company that helps local restaurants with calorie measurement and other health issues – and publishes calorie, fat, vitamin data to third party apps on smart phones.
    202. Mushroom/compost farm that uses the Matter of Trust “lasagna” to eat cleaned up oil spills
    203. Company working with small local newspapers helping them develop a social network presence
    204. Giant Magnadoodle for teachers
    205. Computer Remote Technician – Fixes your computer by remotely connecting to your PC or Mac
    206. Conference organizing company that handles all the logistics of creating and running conferences for other organizations.
    207. Retro-fitting older school buses with seats with seatbelts
    208. Online Town Hall
    209. Speed dating online.
    210. Adopt a prisoner “charity” that allows people to adopt an inmate and assure that they are visited and receive cards/letters on important dates.
    211. Prius Cab Fleet (www.greenfares.com)
    212. Buzz-monitoring of brands with software tools sold to enterprises and brand managers.
    213. The Purple Cow (most innovative product)
    214. Feng Shui experts that tells you the best way to put your stuff/furniture in your house.
    215. Expert roommate negotiator – Expert negotiator specializing in solving roommate disagreements
    216. Rent a scout that gives you a good idea of your child’s sports potential
    217. Book packaging for great college writing and emerging writers.
    218. Online Palm Readings – Readings done via Skype
    219. Self-righting picture hanger
    220. Website for online job searching with IM capabilities so you can ask questions to other people searching or people who are advertising.
    221. An IMDB for people who have won awards. I want to a quick way to find the professors with the most citations in any given subject, the chefs in the area with the best Zagats reviews, the local high school football players with the most touchdowns, etc.
    222. A digital coloring book.
    223. SMS messaging for television tickers scrolling at the bottom of popular shows.
    224. A website that users can program in advance to take some action if some event happens. For example, a national chain of tire stores could send an email reminding its customers to get their snowtires on two days before the first predicted snowfall of the season in that user’s zipcode.
    225. Garanimals for adult men
    226. Dating Consulting – individualized service on how to find, meet and date quality people
    227. Boat or Yacht share program.
    228. DeadCells Art: mail your old, hated cell phones to a factory that smashes it and returns it to the user as framed work of art.
    229. Girls Getaway – a company that sets up ‘girls week / weekend’ vacations (shopping, Broadway shows, hiking, wine tasting, etc.)
    230. Toilet seat covers for public toilets that don’t fall off the seats.
    231. For younger students, nap time is often hard to relax and in a bright room. There should be a company that creates comfortable nap time products for kids.
    232. A company that you can hire that will come to your town and make a 4 show realty series that you can show to your friends or play on local stations.
    233. A service that manages the risk of house swapping.
    234. Build the you own Barbie.com. Pay $100 to dress and color the you own doll.
    235. Twitter or SMS restaurant reservations
    236. Digital family whiteboard on fridge (like an iTablet for the family)
    237. A website that connects people with Objects of Sociability. For example, you have a group of friends you want to do something with and it connects you with an open hibachi table or a deep sea fishing boat rental. You can also rent objects of sociability, so for example you could rent a bread maker or a super nice tea set with 30 looseleaf teas. It would also connect people to third places that would be suitable for, say, a first date.
    238. Dissolvable contacts that deliver medicine to the eye overnight
    239. A charity that works with major retailers to encourage buyers to bring in their old clothes for a discount. The company will then take the clothes from the retailer and send to a third world country or American red cross.
    240. TV Show Summary Service – Brief summaries of your favorite shows are e-mailed to you in case you missed them.
    241. Globalization consultancy.
    242. Creating a website community for freelance professors (professional educators with a specific expertise; different from tutors in the sense that they are not preparing students for a certain test or “actual class”) to connect with students who want to be educated via an alternative route. The ideal site would essentially be a hub for professor profiles/portfolios with a variety of mediums for conversation between the students and the professors for hire. comments/rating system (no anonymity including a record of that person’s comments rates so you can get a better picture of who is saying what). The idea is similar to something like pick a prof. that most college kids use now to pick their classes; however, the emphasis with pick a prof is typically to pick easy classes to graduate where as this would be an effort to allow professors and students to negotiate the value of the education without going through the university as a middle man. Monetization routes: site advertisements, membership fees for students and/or profs, selling books written by professors for commission
    243. Build Your Own Back Pack Shop.
    244. Group dating website.
    245. Online mentoring program for students of all ages (Pen pals that teach each other skills online.)
    246. Citizen journalism website.
    247. A website that teaches kids how to do quant trading. The site would come with a data feed, dozens of pre-packaged statistical tests that could be deployed or combined in various ways, and the ability to do backtesting to see if this strategy would have been effective on previous data.
    248. Designer bibs for patients during their teeth cleaning. This could be a cartoon design for kids or pattern for adults.
    249. RingTone this.com: upload audio and have computer-like versions automatically generated and sent to the you cell phone as a ringtone.
    250. A book about the history of the internet made from recycled phone books.
    251. A cutting-edge fashion company that tells the story of wearable computing.
    252. A virtual interior decorator that will make suggestions via digital photographs.
    253. A company like 800CEOREAD that does bulk book rentals. So for example you could rent 1,000 copies of Jeff Jarvis’s new book for a month instead of purchasing them.
    254. A company that sells high quality sawdust / sand in bulk to put on the floor of restaurants or bars. The company would then be responsible for removing the old material and replacing it when necessary.
    255. IP Camera security company – software solution – offsite remotely recording
    256. Military Peak Performance Consulting – Consult the military on matters of peak performance (nutrition/stress management/etc.)
    257. An event planning organization that markets to stay-at-home moms with big ideas, eager to share there inventions and business ideas with other mothers.
    258. Educational youth iPhone games
    259. An automatic dimming light bulb coated in that same stuff that is on glasses that the user wear on the you face.
    260. Frozen venison shipping store – Company that specializes in shipping the best venison across the country
    261. A safe vice for your head when you have a headache (made from strong fabric maybe)
    262. Apprenticeship management company for high profile business personalities.
    263. Celebrity voice wake up calls
    264. Obama TARP consulting for financial institutions.
    265. For Americans book series – Cricket for Americans, Bollywood for Americans, World History for Americans, French Film for Americans – would be topics that go outside our country to hopefully explain that the rest of the world isn’t just like us, nor should it be
    266. A consulting company that works with aerobic instructors to trademark their exercise routine.
    267. Webcam security set up to watch kids, dogs, older parents
    268. A recipe holding cell online for all your recipes to edit, print, and send to friends.
    269. A small handheld set up to video chat only via satellite.
    270. A business model that implements a ‘couples fare’ if you are in a long distance relationship you register for a year deal where you get specialized pricing and discounts.
    271. iPhone app that has similar features to Nike plus (who doesn’t have an app yet). For runners. Pace, speed, etc. All reports back to a website that has monthly subscription cost
    272. Network of restaurants where chefs rotate
    273. Agency that trains people for doctor’s offices. Doctor’s offices need etiquette training for their employees desperately.
    274. A service that transfers CDs -> LPs (not the other way around)
    275. Organic grapes and wine brokerage.
    276. If you’re doing home exchanges, a personal website devoted to you and your trip and all of its details. It will have an itinerary on a main page so you don’t have to access your email to see it and it has all the details there.
    277. Collectibles investment club.
    278. After Party Art where the user send in bottles collected from special gatherings to a factory that melts and shapes glass into guest gifts.
    279. Stickers for backpacks (stick well to nylon, etc.)
    280. Roomba type toy for dog to chase around house. Should move faster, be fairly indestructible and make appropriate noises.
    281. An online toy that introduces children to audio mixing through a Mr. Potato Head-like interface. Add a nose, add an instrument to the band!
    282. Children’s school that finds the right balance between Marine Corps boot camp methods, Montessori methods, and liberal arts education – located half the year in big cities worldwide and half the year in wilderness camp setting.
    283. Dashboard painting of car interiors
    284. Amusement park based on video games
    285. Personal chef for a day. A formalized service where you can call and get a chef with a specific specialty to come and cook a few days worth of food. In cities, this would be very popular and in demand.
    286. After party cleaning crew
    287. Fence store – Sells nothing but designer fences with custom designs
    288. Investment bank that helps non-profits tap the public market with stock listings.
    289. An invite only site that allows friends to create video playlists from Hulu, the userTube and third party programming.
    290. Online Astrology Readings – Readings done via Skype
    291. Gym review company – Company that reviews gyms and creates a guide like ZAGAT that we sell
    292. Netflix for freshwater aquariums. If you get bored of some of your old fish you can swap them out for new ones.
    293. Phone booth style device that you walk into and it steam presses your clothes
    294. A website that you can put in a characteristics of a person and it will come up with an avatar.
    295. A store for really obscure food products that change regularly. Every time a customer checks out, you ask them if there are any products that we don’t know about that we should know about, and if there is then the customer ten dollars off their bill and that product shows up in the store within a week or two. Maybe even more narrow than just foods in general, so for example a store for niche meats that come from animals you’ve never heard of.
    296. Religious Karaoke Bar – Bar where only religious songs allowed to be sung, and no alcohol
    297. Soda Pop flavored mochi balls.
    298. A sophisticated website that uses an eHarmony-like algorithm to match nannies and families
    299. Solid state lighting retrofits of vintage light fixtures (art deco, 40’s 50’s 60’s fixtures) get them at Goodwill and other second hand shops and turn them into $300 “green works or retro art”
    300. A dating service where only your friends can set you up on dates.
    301. Fractional Ownership of Season Tickets / Box Seats
    302. Affordable home matting and framing kit
    303. Consumer fingerprinting business – Company provides trained experts to apply fingerprints tests for household events
    304. A relocation service for Americans looking to permanently move to a new location for global opportunities.
    305. Website where musicians can collaborate on lyrics
    306. Roomba for the backyard to pick up dog poop and enzyme it. Or it works with the Doggie Doolie and dumps the poop in it on a regular basis.
    307. Fish Burial Kit.
    308. Mail in your old mixtapes and get a playlist sent to you via email with a digital version of that mix.
    309. A not-for-profit that pairs experts with eager and willing pupils for an apprenticeship program.
    310. Actor research consulting service – Consulting service for actors to be setup with people who can mentor them in research for their roles
    311. Automatic documentary maker, where families upload clips, photos and music from their special occasions generating a smooth transition clip that captures the essence of the moment.
    312. Executive Power nap business – Locations where executives can take a 20 minute energizer nap during the day
    313. Graphic novels based on video games
    314. Professional protesters agency.
    315. Lip reading school – School that teaches students how to read lips
    316. Digital Workflow Consulting – “We’ll get your precious memories (files) into the cloud”
    317. Brand of energy ice cream.
    318. Cereal Bar (cereal the way you like it with “extras” – open late)
    319. Sell web stats back to website owners who are computer illiterate (Google Analytics)
    320. Anti-inflammatory Hot Sauce
    321. Firefox Plugin for Autosave Clipboard
    322. Undercover Teenager – hire a teenager to spy on your kid
    323. iPhone app that uses the GPS to measure amount of accumulated gains in altitude for climbers, hikers, skiers.
    324. Pay at the pump carbon offsets
    325. Roof-mounted Active Denial System (pain ray) to keep deer out of your garden. Or possibly a sounder laser. The system would be mounted next to a camera with an image recognition system that could pick out a deer.
    326. Netflix for conversation pieces. Get bored of your coffee table book and send it back for another.
    327. Box removal after people move – green message of recycling
    328. Relationship Hotline – Relationship experts answer phone calls 24/7
    329. Age verification company – A company that solely does research to verify someone’s age (little league baseball would be a big client)
    330. Campaign Suite -> Political Suite – set of web apps – all the good things Obama did in a “package”
    331. A seminar business that trains people to be tribe leaders.
    332. Mobile software for a picture-based wishlist. When you see something you like at a store, you can take a picture of it and record the info about it either so you can comparison shop or someone can shop for you. Might replace the print-out-20-sheets-of-info gift registries in places like Target.
    333. An Urban Dictionary for texting.
    334. Salon for blind people
    335. Picture book series for adults explaining technology topics
    336. Closet organization for adult men – Garanimalize their clothing for them after the fact
    337. Vision board builder site that provides a virtual design for users to focus on their goals daily.
    338. A website that teaches you about what is involved in the day-to-day training for different sports, so you can make an intelligent decision about what sport to take up instead of just choosing based on what it looks like on TV. Has links to where you can go to take up a sport as a beginner, what the competition structure looks like, how far you typically have to travel, etc. Can drive traffic to consultants who help get kids recruited to college, to genetic testing firms, to sports physiology labs, etc.
    339. DeadTV Art: mail your old, hated TV sets to a factory that smashes it and returns it to the user as framed work of art.
    340. Organic vitamin pills and supplements for vegetarians sold through health stores.
    341. Teach companies how improv comedy can help them in their business (comfort zone, setup your partner)
    342. Herb garden planting – plan, plant and basically get your herb garden going.
    343. Legal Advice Hotline – Legal staff and call center charges consumers to call in for advice charge per hour
    344. A website for elementary and middle school kids that helps them build a portfolio of their best artwork, writing, sports accomplishments, etc.
    345. A data aggregator of global statistics on death, destruction, catastrophes, violations of human rights, freedom in media, etc. There is so much attention put on the middle east. It would be interesting to see and compare what is happening in your neighbor
    346. Jelly Belly for gum
    347. Team in Training – supporting a family or village instead of a cause
    348. Filmmakers café-It would be great to have a place that people could go and use a TV and DVD player in a cool coffee house setting–similar to how the internet cafes are run…It could be a place where people could just leisurely watch something midday and also people can meet and discuss their work and others’ work while watching through it.
    349. Website that allows people to share clothes and shoes (fractional closet ownership)
    350. iPhone app that measures the speed of a pitch. Utilizing the built in accelerometer, you throw the phone as fast as you can. When you pick it back up it tells you the speed of your throw. This pairs well with the iPhone insurance idea.
    351. A site that gives you a step-by-step system to build a large web presence and a large group of followers, and makes it easy to track how many people are reading your blog, commenting, sending you emails, etc. so you can work on growing your number of followers and increasing your influence as efficiently as possible. Gives you detailed instructions each step of the way based on your performance.
    352. Affordable set top box with video chat (less functionality and cheaper than Media Center)
    353. Robotics sports entertainment company – Create robotic athletes that play sports using AI, charge for admission
    354. A storytelling site that markets to families who want easy ways to archive the voices of their elders.
    355. Interactive billboard advertisements with codes for coupons sent to mobile phones (mobile-location-based-presence advertising).
    356. One stop shop custom photo labs – bring in digital pictures and you have access to Photoshop expert, printing matting, framing,
    357. A village in china that paints portraits of pop culture icons as various dog breeds. Look, Obama as a GreyHound!
    358. Fish babies. Specifically market a female and a male fish capable of mating to customers interested in seeing the miracle happen at home.
    359. A consumer hotline to advise people on electronic purchases and installation on a $ per minute basis.
    360. BestOf.com [http://BestOf.com] A website that only sells one specific type of each product…but you know its the best.
    361. Create YouTube channel with local restaurant reviews (or any kind of local business)
    362. Words sewn into a certain brand of clothes – need to find people with same clothes to spell out a word or phrase on the website to win a prize (like McDonald’s Monopoly but with clothes and a website)
    363. Public bathrooms that you pay to use. There is a room attendant for your bags.
    364. A bio-degradable “plastic” to be used in developing countries where outsiders come in and drink lots of things in plastic bottles because they can’t drink the water. These countries don’t have trash and thus no way to deal with the plastic trash Westerners bring with them.
    365. A free live music concert video site streaming a huge archive with limited commercial breaks.
    366. Portable safety landing zone for emergency extractions sold to government first responders.
    367. A mentoring program (website) that connects entrepreneurs with specific mentors they seek.
    368. Art co-op that sells memberships and the art travels among the homes of the members. Kind of a Netflix for art, maybe. Art to eventually be sold at auction via exclusive contract with Sotherby’s and profit made. Could be sold as a shared-art program or as an investment co-op. Or both.
    369. Senior friend – hire people to come by to spend 30 minutes just hanging with your older relative who live away from you.
    370. Website that generates naming and branding ideas
    371. Travel agency that shows you dying civilizations
    372. A service that provides specific enthusiastic people who want to volunteer or have time to go engage with people at nursing homes and doing activities with them.
    373. Private investigation company for restaurant employees – Restaurant companies pay to have PI’s investigate whether employees are washing their hands in the bathroom
    374. A service that takes your records and digitizes them into MP3’s.
    375. Unique Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties – we work with you to design a fun, unique bachelor or bachelorette party experience
    376. A singer/song-writer could offer to write, record, and perform personalized songs for people’s special occasions (anniversaries, birthdays, holidays, or just because). Many would love to have the ability to write, record, and perform an original song for a special someone, but they just don’t have what it takes musically. Then, there are those of us who do have the ability but don’t know how to market themselves.
    377. Outsourced sales staff for high-ticket items.
    378. Manufacturer of flying cars (courtesy of Tim Draper).
    379. Mobile app with hospital floor plans, maps, info about area restaurants, etc.
    380. Digital Painted Blinds. Every time a dorm student closes their blinds, the window becomes a poster of rotating images he/she uploads from a flash drive.
    381. A service of highly trained babysitters specialized in all ages that you could call upon last minute any night of the week
    382. A service where people are employed to talk specifically to antisocial or shy people at a party (they’ll feel better about themselves and will be more likely to open up next time with their new confidence.)
    383. Live Tutor (online tutoring via webcam, chat)
    384. The “C-Games” – like the X-games, but real people and celebrities compete in wacky (think Japanese game show) events & all $$ goes to charity
    385. A website that aggregates tastemakers. Collect the people who do for other things what Fred Wilson does for music. Give them a really good platform. Give them points for picking up on trends before they go mainstream.
    386. A consulting company that creates tribes for your business.
    387. USB stick into a cell phone
    388. site that allows people to upload stock video in HD for use by other filmmakers. Low cost per minute. 50/50 split between site and uploader when a purchase is made.
    389. Positive news TV channel (PNN) – TV news network that only plays positive TV programming, nothing negative
    390. Grocery checkout efficiency consulting service – Company consults grocery stores on their checkout process to increase efficiency
    391. 10% for the world – an association of businesses who add 10% to their prices and donate the 10% to charity.
    392. Traveling Poker school – weekend intensive poker school – get some pros
    393. Assist business people (authors, bloggers, executives) organize speeches and presentations – establish relationships with many venues & marketing channels
    394. Baby fitness class company – Organize fitness classes for babies and their parents
    395. iPhone app that is a recorder (like the ocarina app, but more familiar).
    396. Globalization import-export trading company.
    397. Really good collaboration software for creating mindmaps, with version control that’s as easy to use as Wikipedia’s history tab. Uses the same open data format as FreeMind.
    398. English speaking, US educated virtual assistant
    399. Restaurant where you cook alongside the chef , choose your ingredients and learn a new technique.
    400. A virtual world future’s exchange, so you can bet on how much a Linden dollar will be worth in US dollars six months from now.
    401. Script Assistants-A business that assists screenwriters as they are developing their script by aggregating credible/hard to find reference material that is diverse. Often a young (or firsttime) screenwriter has a great idea and may not know what to reference to develop their idea. This business would evaluate the theme/tone/genre of the script and assist in coming up with a solid and effective reference package pulling from books/TV/movies/screenplays.
    402. Web cam at school events so you can see your kid when you can’t make it
    403. Use Google Earth to determine green improvements to a given residence
    404. A personal education coach-they pick blogs, books, resources for you to learn based on your personal interests and career goals. They gather all the materials and for you and make recommendations on the best way for learning the material.
    405. Non-profit that takes old technology items (computers, monitors, phones) to make them usable for non-profit use – clean off the software, ensure it has all the pieces, etc.)
    406. We come to your house to list only your good stuff on eBay or Amazon so you don’t have to bring it to a store. You could have a portable photo studio in the van so the product never leaves the premises until they have cash in hand after the sale. Charge a commission and have college students working for you.
    407. All electronic gadgets in one. Phone charger, mp3 player, computer, radio, watch) should all be able to be charged by the computer. (Travelsize/lightweight.)
    408. Gold reclamation service from old electronics
    409. A guitar pedals that make exotic animal noises.
    410. Kids choose a week’s worth of lunches online with their parents and a van delivers them everyday at lunchtime.
    411. An organization devoted specifically to growing awareness over an obscure problem that no one really looks at (i.e. kids that grow up in negative environments and what that does to them as adults.)
    412. Fractional Ownership of Segway
    413. 3D personalized bubblehead dolls ordered over the Internet based on submitted photos and scans.
    414. Art for the blind – Company that translates art into some type of Braille system where blind people can appreciate it.
    415. A place online that has all your usernames and passwords for all of your bank accounts, bill paying (cell phone, grocery, utilities)…keeps track of them.
    416. Vanity audiobook company for Lulu.com authors
    417. Website that allows groups to document their lottery ticket purchases and each individual members’ shares to avoid problems when they win – there are a lot of winners beside the jackpot winner.
    418. Wikipedia search hotline for those who don’t have access to the internet and simply want quick answers to their inquiries sent to them as SMS texts.
    419. Build Your own Mardi Gras mask site.
    420. RSS Batches – supported with ads (so you can subscribe to a batch of the top 10 marketing blogs and in addition to the feeds you get an occasional relevant and anticipated ad)
    421. Philanthropic tourism – pay a huge fee with part of it going to help the people you visit
    422. Grocery store with only junk food
    423. Headphone buds that look like headphones but that are really powerful earplugs so people can’t tell the difference.
    424. A store completely filled with weird vending machines.
    425. Offer private curbside recycling service in towns where it isn’t offered. For a monthly fee, provide a container and service it once a week. All the contents are taken to the city’s collection site.
    426. Marketing Awards (like the Oscars, potentially online)
    427. A private site where corporations hire street artists to Tag over their build boards in an ongoing campaign to draw attention to the location of the sign. Then at its peak awareness, replace it. And start the process again.
    428. Online judge dispute resolution – Submit your disagreements onliine and for a fee a judge will email you back the verdict on who is right
    429. Steroid scandal consultant – Firm specializes in advising baseball players that are in the midst of a steroid scandal
    430. Casino Airlines – Airline that has casino games on the plane as soon as the plane gets over the sea
    431. Trade Ya.com where users trade their personal goods for other user’s crap.
    432. A drive through fast food place that has healthy sandwiches.
    433. A laundromat/video arcade – Play video games with your kids as you wait for your clothes to be done
    434. A crowd-sourced social filter. So you type in something you think would be funny to say or do to someone else, and the site tells you whether it’s actually a good idea or whether it would be wildly inappropriate.
    435. Instead of cryogenic freezing of bodies, store genetic signatures and compile multimedia memories.
    436. Change Consulting – Teach companies how to change – “stories of change” workshops
    437. Website that is an aggregator of all the charities that celebrities support and how you can get involved.
    438. To-go food materials that are 100% recyclable such as a straw.
    439. Company that anonymizes current case studies from real companies facing real struggles that others can subscribe to to be aware of current day challenges, sold as subscriptions.
    440. Delivery service of food from local restaurants that don’t offer delivery
    441. Restaurant of the month club – diners pay $100 – get $200 gift certificates for a rotating set of restaurants
    442. Police texting alerts-in case of an emergency you can text the police instead of calling them.
    443. An application that is a Thesaurus for your phone.
    444. Will you marry me.com, that allows viewers to share video of wedding proposals and live stream real ones.
    445. Neighborhood phone book
    446. Travel agency for the rich and famous.
    447. Improv comedy coach comes to dinner parties or can order “Improv Party” DVD set
    448. Mobile pet neuter vans.
    449. A software that will allow you to change the channel and adjust the lights in the room through you computer.
    450. Etiquette guides for various social media
    451. Start a multi-level marketing company that specializes in sex toy parties for men.
    452. Snow Man kit: a packaged snow man parts, encouraging fun times building a Snowman with family and friends. Biodegradable.
    453. A digital book reader that provides an OED, so that readers can look up words as they come across them.
    454. Web-based portal that allows people to invest in or fund movie scripts written by new writers and allows studios to scout for good stories.
    455. FamousNoses.com, pick the you favorite hollywood star and get a rubber version of their beak for the you own!
    456. Online Executive Betting System – Online trading system that allows you to trade CEOs like securities to make money
    457. Create your own ice cream flavors
    458. Tech adventures. Expensive one and multiday adventures where we put the players in scenarios where they get to play with the latest cool technology…night vision…robots…James bond type stuff. Real life role playing game.
    459. A PhD site where students and teachers post thesis.
    460. Casual escrow service – Escrow service for more casual transactions, like between family or friends
    461. A software program that functions like Pandora for television programs.
    462. A company that creates baseball trading card style packets for fashion designer lines.
    463. Government sign business consultant – Company finds infrastructure signs (roads, bridges, etc.) that are ineffective or misleading that by fixing will save the government money
    464. Stacked Twitter iPhone App (like TweetDeck or PeopleBrowsr for the iPhone)
    465. A place where kids can go and dress up like their favorite childhood book. There will be a set and costumes to dress up. Perfect for birthday parties.
    466. A car sharing service that manages the risk and coordination of sharing a car in major cities.
    467. Video messaging service where people can tape their messages (birthdays, holidays, etc.) and they give us the content from their own camera and we edit them and send them to the people they love.
    468. A not-for-profit company that works with the NYC government to spray paint North/south/east/west signs on the street or on a sign outside the subway stations to help the directionally challenged.
    469. A YouTube VC firm, that will invest money in people who are willing to do stupid stuff on video in hopes that the video will go viral and they will make a profit.
    470. AngryClickers.com: a streaming site that allows users to cue live face punches in an online fight. This is sick.
    471. Job swap board for stay at home moms – I’ll do your laundry if you do my grocery shopping.
    472. A high school homework site that markets to the schools and teachers who want to know what their neighbors require and post best-of results.
    473. Bicycle that generates electricity to run the club
    474. Interview practice company – A company that will do mock interviews with you and give you feedback on your performance.
    475. A website or iPhone app that finds places for large groups to hang out in real time. So for example if you’re wandering around union square with fifteen friends at night, find the nearest ten places that can accommodate that many people right now.
    476. In store sales (for the next 60 minutes – x is 50% off – sent via SMS to customers who have signed up)
    477. Design agency for Second Life and other digital worlds.
    478. Private Security Insurance – promise trained “Blackwater-esque” security in the event of civil disturbance.
    479. Green Architecture Best Practices Community
    480. Nap stations throughout the city. To integrate it into our culture, we can introduce them through napping stations similar to coffee houses.
    481. Video creation for local businesses to put on YouTube
    482. Install digital screens on shopping carts and sell advertising to national packaged goods companies. This would replace the current printed adds on the shopping carts. Grocery store shares in ad revenue. The carts could be location aware and tell you about products you were close to.
    483. Company that creates widgets that advertise high-end jobs on the most influential and specialized bloggers in the areas of tech, medical, finance, etc.
    484. Pillow case store – Store that only sells customers a large variety of custom pillow cases
    485. Tactical fire arms training for urban environments.
    486. Be a sports team mascot for day
    487. A digital medicine cabinet where patients upload their latest prescriptions and receive automatic feeds that relevant Google alerts.
    488. Dedicated sms/twitter service responding to shopping people about “greenness”/ethics of products.
    489. Software to build social graphs based by comprehensively integrating all the different online and offline social networks.

    Business Ideas for Beginners

    1. Consulting.
    2. Consulting.
    3. Consulting.

    You consult in the area of your expertise. It does not have to be business consulting, it can be fashion consulting. The key investment is your time, you can start with no money, and, realistically speaking, after all the costs, you can end up with net income that amounts to 30–50% of your net revenue.

  10. I Would NOT…

    If I was considering a brand new business, and I had not run any previous successful ventures, I would not seek outside funding.

    In other words, I would NOT:

    • Borrow money from family and friends
    • Get a loan
    • Self-fund through credit cards, or other types of debt
    • Rob the mini-mart

    If you have savings…great! You can use your own savings if you want to fund your own business. However, this discussion is for people that don't have any savings to speak of…now what?

    Take the Stair Step Approach

    We've all been there. No money in the bank, and your day job is barely covering expenses. How in the world are you supposed to start a business empire?!

    Well, you need to start small and grow from there. You need to take the stair step approach.

    In other words, you need to find some way that you can bring EXTRA money in the door without investing money that you don't have. Only once you have some seed money (even $500 can be considered enough seed money in some cases), can you then invest more into your business idea.

    Here's a few ways that you can bring in extra money each month, outside of your full-time job:

    • Writing. Thousands of jobs are posted almost daily by people looking for someone to write for their websites. Textbroker.com and Upwork.com are just a couple of places you can get hired to write for other websites (there are MANY others).
    • Fiverr – Freelance Services Marketplace for The Lean Entrepreneur. You can do all sorts of “gigs” on Fiverr.com. This could be anything from graphic design to voiceovers, or even singing happy birthday to someone.
    • Freelancing. Between Upwork, Fiverr – Freelance Services Marketplace for The Lean Entrepreneur, Freelancer.com, Guru.com, and many others, you can find all sorts of people looking to hire freelance workers.
    • Udemy. If you have a microphone, video editing software, and something you can teach; then you can likely create a course and sell it on Udemy without investing any money.
    • Get a second job.
    • Budget and save. You might not need to do anything else other than start living on less than you make for a few months until you have your small nest-egg that you can invest in your next business.

    The one thing that you notice about most of these ideas is that you will be trading your time for money. Ideally, you can get away from trading your time for money as soon as possible and move on to building a business that works whether or not you are working.

    Once you have some seed money, you can then step up your business.

    The Next Step Up…

    I now have a few revenue streams and a nest egg that I can use to invest in future ideas that I will surely have. I've never borrowed any money or gone in debt to grow my businesses.

    This is the exact same approach that I would take if I were to start over again.

    Take your $500, $1000, or $10,000 that you have and build a business that has more potential than a one-time or short term freelancing gig. What business idea to invest in is really up to you at this point, but your first business venture should probably be something small that you can quickly see returns on.

    What you start could be a number of things:

    • A small blog or niche website
    • A WordPress plugin
    • An ebook
    • A video course
    • A small software application
    • A mobile app
    • A physical product idea
    • many others…

    The key advice that I would give at this step, is that I would start small. Again, I would not invest my life savings into something; especially if you have never started a business before.

    The Grand Finale…

    Once you've launched your first product; hopefully, you will start seeing some money come in the door whether or not you are working. If you have the right systems in place (pretty easy to do online these days), people will be buying your product or software whether or not you are at your computer.

    This first product still might not be enough to quit your full-time job yet. So, you need another step up.

    For your next step, you may decide to go a bit bigger. Create a new software (or website or other product), that has a bit more market potential. Find an idea that you think can make you a full-time entrepreneur and go for it!

    You now have money to invest (because you've been smart about saving the extra income from your first venture instead of blowing it on a new car or eating out at the Cheescake Factory every night).

    Take that money and invest in something bigger, or perhaps invest in multiple “small” ideas. The key now is to learn from the mistakes that you've surely made on your first venture and you should have more success in your next one.

    This new business could be your grand finale! The one that allows you to quit your job and feel comfortable super sizing that drink without even batting an eye. Congrats!

    Or you might just become a serial entrepreneur that enjoys the constant challenge and excitement that comes with launching additional ventures down the road.

    Remember, Patience is a Virtue

    None of this comes easy or quick. You can't simply start with nothing in the bank and expect to be quitting your job 3 months later. It just doesn't happen that way.

    For me, I struggled to find my right “niche” for about 4 years before I quit my job. I launched several ventures that never worked out. I stayed up late writing articles for websites that totally flopped.

    It's now been nearly 2 years since I quit my job back in 2015, and the pain and frustration I felt before I quit my job isn't as fresh anymore, but boy am I glad I went through all of that!

    I've learned some valuable lessons, and now I'm lucky enough to have built and sold a very successful software Development company.

    So, just remember that patience is truly a virtue. Those that are willing to patiently and consistently think through their potential business problems are the ones that are likely to eventually succeed in starting a business with little or no money.

    This could take you years, but it's better than the alternative in my opinion.

    Sure, you could keep working a job that you only occasionally care about. And that's pretty much the worst case scenario in this stair step approach. If you fail, you still have your job.

    If you DON'T take the stair step approach, you might take your live savings, quit your job, and borrow a bunch of money from the bank. If your big idea fails at that point, well, you are MUCH worse off than if you had taken the approach that I recommend here.

  11. Potential Projects for new MSMEs:

    The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector contributes to the process of economic growth, employment generation and balanced regional development. It has the potential to emerge as a strong, vibrant and globally competitive sector in the State’s economy.

    Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises constitute the backbone of an economy in maintaining an appreciable growth rate and in generating employment opportunities. This sector has been regarded as engine of economic growth and social development in many developed and developing countries. Contribution of MSMEs to the Indian economy in terms of employment generation, containing regional disparities, fostering equitable economic growth and enhancing export potential of the country has been quite phenomenal. Despite some infrastructural deficiencies and challenges like flow of institutional credit and inadequate market linkages, this sector has registered remarkable success with regard to increase in number, quantum of investment, scale of production and overall contribution to national GDP.

    Here are few Best Businesses to start for you:

    1. Tomato Ketchup and Sauce

    2. Instant Pickles

    3. Rice Flakes

    4. Puffed Rice

    5. Mini Modern Flour Mill

    6. Namkin Mixture or Bhujiya etc.

    7. Ready Made Ladies Wear

    8. Cotton Thread

    9. Gents Ready Made Garments

    10. Cotton School Bags

    11. Textile Screen Printing

    12. Track Suits

    13. Wind Cheater

    14. Soft Toys

    15. Infant Garments

    16. Interlock Knitted Fabrics

    17. Knitted Socks (Cotton / Nylon)

    18. Manufacture of Shirt (Top) and Skirts

    19. Mosquito Net

    20. School Uniforms

    21. Saw Mill

    22. Wooden Accessories

    23. Wooden Toys

    24. Wooden Carts

    25. Carom Boards, Coins, Strikers

    26. Chess Boards, Coins

    27. Wooden Furniture

    28. Black Board

    29. Packing Cases

    30. Building Materials

    31. Wooden Agricultural Implements

    32. Book Binding

    33. Paper Cups and Plates

    34. Envelopes

    35. Paper Tubes

    36. Paper Board from Waste Papers

    37. Sand Paper

    38. Computer Furniture

    39. Hair Brushes

    40. Measuring Tapes etc.

    41. Fruit Canning.

    42. Mango R.T.S. and Soft Drinks

    43. Pickles, Jam, Jelly and Squashes

    44. Instant Noodles

    45. Mango Pulp

    46. Fruit Juice Concentrates

    47. Dehydrated Tomato and Tomato Sauce

    48. Pomegranate – Ayurvedic Medicine

    49. Ginger & Garlic dehydrated powder, oleoresin

    50. Cashew Nut Shell Liquid (CNSL)

    51. Papaya Based Products

    52. Tuti Fruity

    53. Tamarind Powder

    54. Bricks

    55. Flooring Tiles – Mosaic

    56. Mineral Crushing

    57. Stone Crushing

    58. Mushroom Cultivation / Processing

    59. Cold Storage

    60. Bakery / Baking Products

    61. Chilly Powder / Turmeric Powder

    62. Flour Mill

    63. Tamarind Powder

    64. Instant Food

    65. Herbal Extraction

    66. Protein-rich Biscuits

    67. Mango Bar, Mango Jelly

    68. Dehydrated Vegetables

    69. Vegetable Pickle

    70. Spices and Curry Powder

    71. Pappad Making

    72. Maize Flakes

    73. Potato Wafers / Chips

    74. Fruit Jam and Jellies

    75. Medical Testing Centre

    Here, checkout this informative section on popular business ideas for different industries that have great future potential.

    https://www.entrepreneurindia.co

    Hope that helps.

    Best Regards,

    Ajay Gupta

  12. 1 SOCIAL MEDIA SERVICES

    Social media has completely taken the scene of communication, advertising and online marketing to the next level. Any well-established brand or business you name today has a social media handle to manage its advertising and marketing to dish out sales and earn higher profits.

    Apart from this, Newer Social Media apps are being developed every now on then with an aim to make it big in the market.

    While Facebook Facebook is the global leader here, Linkedin took it to a newer level as it solely focused on promoting people’s business and networking through social media.

    Today Linkedin is globally touted as “The Facebook for business”. Even Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, has an account on Linkedin.

    WhatsApp, the world’s number one instant messaging app today has an Indian rival in going by the name “Hike”. WhatsApp was doing great and still is.

    Hike messenger gave instant messaging a different turn by adding features like video stories, live filters, stickers, games, etc. Today Hike has a user base of over 150 million worldwide.

    All you need to do is

    – Come up with a new idea or twist an existing idea in a more creative and unique manner.

    – Approach a reliable app developer to create the app.

    – Approach an advertiser for pricing and promotion.

    – Target the right section of the audience and deliver.

    – It’s a simple logic, “It’s not about who has it first. It’s about who has it best!”

    #2 BLOGGING

    Since the last decade, blogging has created a platform for people and businesses to share and spread knowledge and opinion through online contents and posts.

    It has now become a profession that earns you both income and respect. If you go out on a survey today, you will find at least one blogger in every 10 people you come across.

    More than that, you will find that every startup that has just began, is moderately successful or even well established, is a blogger. Blogging is considered a backbone for every successful business.

    It has gained much popularity lately and has had crucial impacts on the worlds of politics, business, and society. People and businesses around the world are recognizing the power of bloggers as online influencers.

    Becoming a blogger is pretty easy, but keeping up with it requires sincere dedication and passion. There are numerous free guides available online that can help you create a blog within minutes.

    To become a successful blogger, you need to

    – Know your passion and choose the right niche. Just having a business idea is never enough. You need to be passionate about it and willing to take it to the distance. Pick the right niche for your blog that targets the right audience.

    – Decide whether it is short term or long term. Never choose a niche that has no future existence or popularity. The niche you choose should be long-term and sustainable if you want to keep earning stable profits.

    – Decide how to monetize your blog. Once you have created a blog, you need to decide which advertising program to sign up with to earn money.

    – Stay up to date with the latest trends and information revolving around your business niche.

    Let me take you through a brief run through of the types of blogs that you can choose to create.

    “ROGUE” BLOGS

    These are blogs which post contents that are sharp and honest, whether in favor of the issue or against it. Rogues blogs attract attention of readers very easily, be it both good and bad.

    A rogue blogger is never afraid to bend the rules and go critical against the topic. They take bold stances and put forward sharp cut reviews and opinions on trending hot issues. This quite evidently garners both admirers and haters.

    GUEST HOST BLOGS

    In this is the type of blog you basically act as a host for publishing posts that mainly came from guest authors and you yourself don’t write too many posts for your blog.

    What’s interesting is that your blog will regularly feature frequent posts from other guest authors and you as the creator and editor of the blog, can also regularly step in and write few posts of your own.

    “CRASH TEST DUMMY” BLOGS

    As you can roughly guess by its name, a Crash Test Dummy blog tests and reviews various techniques, tools and strategies. The next stage is that it shares what works and what doesn’t, so you can sensibly know what to implement and what to avoid.

    NICHE BLOGS

    A niche blog is a site that focuses on a narrow group of audiences and readers in a larger market with a common specific interest, which basically means that this kind of a website works best at targeting a specific section of the audience.

    These kinds of websites are usually capable at attracting high website traffic as it can easily satisfy the visitors with one common and targeted interest.

    This basically means that a niche blog works best when you are targeting a specific section of the audience as it lays their stress on only hyper-specific topics and issues rather than focusing on broader topics.

    “GIVER” BLOGS

    If you ask me to define the term “Giver blog”, then here is a brief description. A Giver blog simply gives away useful bonus content with every post for free. These are free bonuses are called “content upgrades” and are created for a specific blog post.

    A giver blog is a great way to deliver more value to your audience and are given away in exchange for an email address.

    GUIDE BLOGS

    There is really nothing to really explain about a guide blog. A Guide blog simply showcases posts and contents that help readers with their personal or professional lives. The most popular topics that bloggers utilize for a guide blog are topics like personal development, educational guidance, career

    The most popular topics that bloggers utilize for a guide blog are topics like personal development, educational guidance, career counseling, life coaching and so on.

    HOMER BLOGS

    Any kind of blog that showcases content of over 2,500+ words falls under the category of a “Homer” blog. A Homer blog can focus on anything starting from Fashion & lifestyle, health & fitness, Spirituality, Step by step guides, Educational coaching, and so on.

    Creating contents for such blogs often requires excessive brain storming and research to deliver effective and observable results. What you are reading RIGHT NOW is a Homer blog.

    “TELL-ALL” BLOGS

    A Tell-All blog frequently showcases posts that feature exciting and new facts and details for its readers. The contents have highly valuable information/lessons learned.

    This is the best place for experienced bloggers who have explored, experimented and have massive expertise in that topic.

    The bloggers need to dig deep into what they explore and come out with fascinating facts and experiences for their readers.

    PERSONAL BRAND BLOGS

    Personal Brand blogs are ideal for those people who are seeking to position themselves as experts or masters in a particular business.

    This is the perfect type of blog when you are building a brand. This type of blogs majorly helps in personality development and portraying it as a cornerstone of the blog you are building.

    A personal brand blog primarily portrays you as the creator and mega-mind behind the blog and always tends to showcase your name and face all over the home page.

    ENTERPRISE BLOGS

    Last but not the least is the “Enterprise blog”. As you can easily guess from its name, an enterprise blog is a blog built for a company or organization rather than an individual.

    Typically, a team of writers create content for this blog that is relevant and valuable to the section of audiences that the particular company is targeting to dish out their sales.

    This way, the content and the blog is successful at attracting those potential customers to the website, where they can learn more about the company’s products and services.

    #3 WEB CONTENT WRITING

    If you are confident about your grammar and literature skills, then you can do really well in the field of Web content and script writing.

    Bloggers and businesses today are always in the hunt for skilled and efficient content writers who hone good literature skills and are willing to write high quality content for websites good.

    Content writing is an art that requires you to write and express one topic in 5 different ways.

    – You can choose to sign a contract with some brand or organization to write exclusive contents for them.

    – You can sign up on various portals like Freelancer – Hire & Find Jobs as a freelance content writer and get hired by multiple brands, bloggers and companies.

    #4 DOMAIN AND HOSTING SERVICES

    While blogging is the backbone of every business today, Domain and Hosting services are the backbone for blogging. A proper and reliable hosting service ensures smooth and proper functioning of a website. Hosting services is a

    Hosting services is a fast growing business that allows other businesses relying on websites and blogs to grow effectively.

    There are numerous new hosting services popping into the scene every second day, each with distinct and appealing features to provide bloggers the best results.

    There are big names like BlueHost, GoDaddy, GSuite, NameCheap, Domain Name Registration and Web Hosting, etc. and new promising services like HostGator, FatCow, Hostinger and Professional Web Hosting from Just Host with compelling and cost effective features.

    You can take advantage of the fact that online brands and companies are looking for the best hosting services to expand their business online and come up with your own Hosting and Domain service.

    #5 SEO CONSULTANT

    One important thing that needs to be considered by every blogger, to be successful is to focus on getting ranked in search results. Search results shown by Google, Yahoo, bing, etc. are ranked on the basis of what the search engine considers most relevant for its users who are always more

    likely to trust the websites that show up in the top 5 positions of the search results. This is called Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

    This is where the need of SEO consultants has increased over time. Today every blogger looks for good a SEO consultant to optimize their website to achieve higher rankings in search engine results.

    #6 TRANSLATION SERVICES

    One thing that Internet and blogging has done right is it has bridged the gap between influencers and audiences across the globe.

    Influencers today are for interpretation services that provide multilingual broadcasts of their posts and services. Translation services are getting global recognition as blogging from international influencers are aiming that language should no more be a barrier.

    There are numerous international brands that are aiming to expand in India and are looking for reliable Translation services that can aid them in promoting their work in multiple regional languages in India.

    This trend has resulted in many Translation services popping into the scene, so much so that Translation itself has become a reputed business today.

    Interpretation and Translation is now a business that requires less investment and delivers more. All it requires is personnel with a solid grip on a particular International language along with a corresponding knowledge about regional Indian languages.

    #7 FREELANCER

    21st century has been the “Age of the freelancers”. You can act as a freelancer and work freely on any project of your own wish.

    The biggest advantage of such a business is that you will not be bounded by any contract and can work for as many projects you want from multiple sources.

    You can work on your own time and charge a fee based on your skill and project delivery.

    Even in the freelancing category, the most popular professions that are chosen by people today are:

    Freelance Photography

    Freelance Content Writer

    Freelance Web Designer

    Freelance App Developer

    Freelance Graphic Designer

    Freelance Animation

    Freelance Illustration and Logo Designing

    Freelance Video Editor

    Freelance Music Composer

    Freelance Cinematography

    Freelance HR management

    #8 EDUCATION SERVICES

    Education service is one thriving business in today’s world of growing inventions, knowledge, technology and competition.

    Creating a network of skilled professionals to teach, train and guide students and adults in various fields is a reliable and popular choice of business at a small scale that can expand overtime.

    Search the web and you will find countless online and offline tutoring programs for helping students at school and college level with education. This business requires more of skill, knowledge and networking and less of investment. You must be skilled and passionate enough to ensure positive results and reputation.

    This business requires more of skill, knowledge and networking and less of investment. You must be skilled and passionate enough to ensure positive results and reputation.

    #9 CAREER GUIDANCE

    With education come growing competition and multiple career options, due to which parents or students often get confused and they seek professional advice from experts.

    You can build a network of experienced counselors and professionals and create a Career guidance and consultation program to help them by charging a nominal fee. This field is experiencing growing importance with time and can be done both online and offline.

    #10 CYBER SECURITY & IT SECURITY

    When it comes to Internet, Social networking, Social media, Finance and blogging, Cyber security is an important aspect that needs to be taken seriously to prevent cyber crimes. Internet crime has grown up drastically with the rapid use of Internet today.

    There are many cases of online thefts and hacking that come into the limelight every now and then. As a result, organizations and forensic departments are always in the hunt for good cyber and IT security experts.

    If you are very good at IT security services, then you can turn this skill into a full blown business idea. You build a reputed network of skilled IT professionals and your team may get hired by top organizations that are in need of cyber and IT security services.

    #11 FINANCIAL PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT SERVICES

    Currency is dynamic and is transforming every moment. Today money is everywhere, every second in one form or the other. Money is flowing in in the form of Incomes, Salaries, Funds, Interests, Taxes, Debit, Credit, Hard cash and online transaction and expenditures from every corner you can imagine.

    People and businessmen are always looking for reliable and trustworthy services for financial planning and management to keep an organized track of their money and plan their future investments.

    You can build a service to provide advice to the customers about investment & financial planning. However, before starting this, it is highly recommended that you become certified financial planner if you want people to trust your credibility in the financial planning business.

    #12 START A FRANCHISE STORE

    You can create a website to promote your franchise and even launch a smartphone application with attractive deals and offer to enable online purchasing on the go.

    If done the right way, then your small franchise business can become a national or international name in a matter of months.

    “Fashion, Clothing and Lifestyle” is one such business that expands faster than any other business. Fashion is something that experiences various trends in a short period of time due to growing population and interests.

    You can choose to start a franchise of your own and build a full blown business around it. This is one business that requires equal amount of human workforce and online promotion.

    Website-20 New Small Business Ideas in India with Low Investment

  13. We at LinQ Store are working on an innovative franchise model to empower the youth to become independent entrepreneurs without the risk of huge upfront investment.

    Under the initiative called ‘Udaan’, Amazon is spreading their presence in each and every corners of India.

    Under this initiative, LinQ Store will help you setup a retail store for a minimum investment of Rs. 1.5 Lakhs along with training, branding and marketing to help you succeed as an entrepreneur.

    We have already seen good success with more than 375 stores across India who are earning an average income of Rs. 40,000 per month.

    All this with ZERO INVENTORY.

    You can check out some success stories of some of our LinQ Store owners here.

  14. Small Business Ideas that require little capital:

    1. Launch Online Writers’ Marketplace : From students to webmaster, everyone require content for their assignments or website.This is why launching a marketplace that connects writers with seekers would be the perfect small business Idea.

    Recommended solution to get started:

    With PaperWeight ,ready made solution you can start platform for freelance writers

    Here are main highlights of the PaperWeight

    1. Smart writer comparison

    2. Quick and secure payments

    3. Review management

    4. Simplified bid management

    5. Powerful communication channels

    Investment : With investment of just $499, you can build writers marketplace and earn money.

    2. Launch Custom Clothing Platform : Now, everyone prefer custom made clothes that reflect their style. This is why entrepreneurs have started launching online custom clothing ventures.

    Recommended solution to get started: Stitch is an advanced solution to launch custom clothing store that guarantees the success of your tailoring business.The highly intuitive platform is laden with features evolved to generate more traffic, stitching orders, and profits. Some of them are:

    1. Secure payments

    2. Search advantage

    3. Review management

    4. Tax management

    5. Intuitive admin area

    Investment: Just $999, you can start your own custom clothing store

  15. Thanks for the A2A!

    This is a very generalised easy to ask question, how I wish it was so easy to answer! Nevertheless, here are some options listed in random order:

    • Food & Restaurant : These days starting a tea lounge, small bakery, chocolate boutique etc is the trend! It does not involve a lot of investment if you already own some space in a decent location. With some innovative & low cost interior and a good chef your lounge is sorted!
    • Craft : If you are creative, there is a whole lot of opportunities for you to start up in this segment and that too with not much investment! Check out Crack of Dawn Crafts
    • Get Franchise : Some Indian startups are offering franchises, which you can take for a decent price for your city. This saves you the headache of planning or searching for a business idea. For eg. there is this low cost sanitary pad manufacturing startup which can be installed in a garage at home and their franchise fee is also very less, so you can start manufacturing right from home/ rented godown & there is immense scope in Indian cities due to no availability of non branded cheap but good quality sanitary supplies in India. We have a huge low income population group in each & every city!
    • Join any MLM like Tupperware or Amway with little invesment. (I am not really aware of their ROI).
    • Tutor: If you are particularly good at something (cooking, any art, any subject from school/college, any hobby or sport) then this is the best time to start a "Skill Center" where in right from home, you could start teaching students/ learners in a subject area of your interest. These days even in Kitty parties ladies entertain "cooking , makeup , gardening , art, english speaking , basic computer classes " and join ladies clubs where they do the same! There are also some institutes which offer franchise for the same so you dont have to work on designing the course/ curriculum etc.
    • Trade : You can tie up with some wholesellers/ distributors/ manufacturers and sell their products (for eg. bedsheets/ suits/ sarees/ accessories/ artificial jewelry/ home decor etc) which have good market in your locality based on the buyer's purchasing power and product availability in your market.

    There are innumerable options related to what you can do. I dont think any body can suggest you what you should start. Think about what you are interested in doing, what will keep you going & not make you bored in a couple of months!!!

    If you can find an idea in which you are interested, then you can start searching for low cost startup ways in that particular industry or maybe financing options!!

    Good Luck!

  16. Hey ,

    That really depends on what limited means. If you are hands on and like learning new things and have a fair amount of time on your hands then you can make your dollar really stretch and spin up an ecommerce site fairly easily.

    Likewise, depending on your budget you can still invest a very small amount of money and have an online storefront up and running very easily.

    Please just take the rest of this as a suggestion given that I have no clue about your situation and you preference in business.

    Dropshipping is a pretty nice business model that requires very little capital to start and to keep running.

    In a very basic explanation, dropshipping is when you find a supplier willing to deliver straight to your customers for you. Its awesome because you never have to touch inventory and you use little to none of your capital. Just purchase the goods from the supplier with the money given to you by your customers.

    I’m not sure how you are doing with time but dropshipping also allows you to focus your precious time on what matters to your business like marketing to reach more people or scaling to get into different sales channels.

    Take this into consideration:

    • You use other people’s products
    • Never have to touch any inventory
    • Delivery straight to your customers
    • Purchase the products for your customers using their money
    • Very little overhead – At most you are paying for web hosting on your website, some marketing, and if you like keeping things seamless then maybe a few good services to help out in your website
    • Work form anywhere you have a internet connection and a laptop or computer
    • Great side income if you are currently employed and trying to build something to leave that job

    I wrote about some resources that help get websites going and some dropshipping resources on my site. Feel free to have a look.

    If you have the time set up your own website and ecommerce platform, then that will save you a decent chuck of change. There are also services out there that will do all the leg work for you for a reasonable amount of money which I think is really worth it.

    Check out this review I did on one of those services:

    AliDropship – A WordPress Plugin and service that helps connect you with Suppliers who will dropship for you. They will even set everything up for you like an online store within a particular niche

    Here’s a Free Guide to Dropshipping using AliDropship

    Best Wishes

    packmytoolbox.com

  17. My favorite type of business like that in an online e-Commerce business where you are using a US distributor that will drop ship for you and you can sell on Amazon, or eBay or run it off your own platform. If you can take the orders and have the fulfiller do what they do and send the order out, you can then sell ahead of inventory, stock nothing and ship nothing and still make money.

  18. We live in an era where inflation is rapidly outpacing income. In recent years, inflation has impacted every essential: food, housing, healthcare, transportation and education, among others.

    People with regular, fixed income find their earnings insufficient to run a household. Being unemployed is luxury that few can afford.

    Given this scenario, it is best to open a home based, micro, small or medium enterprise either to augment your income or earn a decent living. Thanks to impetus and facilities offered to budding entrepreneurs nowadays, you can easily start your own business.

    What you need?

    Launching own business sounds pretty exciting. However, it entails lots of meticulous planning, study and effort. Here are some basic requirements to become an entrepreneur.

    Adequate skills in any particular sector.

    Keen interest in improving your product or service.

    Adequate finance required to seed the business.

    Determination to face all odds till the business begins paying dividends.

    Sufficient funding either from savings, family and friends, crowd-funding, venture capital or bank loans.

    Proper licensing from government authorities to provide legitimacy to your enterprise.

    These essentials blended with an entrepreneurial spirit can help you launch a great business online, from home or with a proper infrastructure, depending upon the nature of your venture.

    1. Online Home Business

    2. Online Freelancing – Data Entry, Content Writing

    3. Web Designing and Coding

    4. SEO Services

    5. Amazon, eBay & Flipkart Seller

    6. YouTube Business Idea

    7. eBook Writing and Podcasting

    8. Desktop Publishing

    9. Online Tutoring and Consulting

    10. Breakfast service

    11. Handyman

    12. Hospital caregiver

    13. Real estate agent

    14. Homemade sweets & savories

    15. Pickles, jams & sauces

    16. Mobile phone repairs & allied services

    17. Beadwork jewelry idea

    18. Clothes alteration business idea

    19. Spice powders

    20. Start Paper bags business

    21. Homemade chocolates idea

    22. Decorative pottery business

    23. Stock/Forex Trading

    24. Insurance Agent

    25. Papad & sago fritters

    26. Mail sorting business idea

    27. Idea to start a cooking class

    28. Computerized horoscopes

    29. Coaching classes

    30. Business idea to open a stationery supply

    31. Herbal body & skincare products

    32. Plumbing services

    33. Electrical maintenance

    34. Circulating library

    35. Meal delivery (Tiffin services) idea

    36. Exotic bathing soap

    37. Incense sticks (agarbatti)

    38. Fresh vegetable juices

    39. Health drinks

    40. Air-conditioner and refrigerator maintenance

    41. Crèche business idea

    42. Ghee, cottage butter and paneer

    43. Furniture repairs

    44. Mobile garage

    45. Vegan ice-creams

    46. Aquarium and decorative fish

    47. Mushroom harvesting

    48. Florist Business idea

    49. Imported products

    50. Digitizing old videos and audios

    51. Signboards

    52. Painting buildings & houses

    53. Maintenance of buildings & houses

    54. CCTV cameras business

    55. DTH agency

    56. Cable TV and Internet distributor

    57. Supplying generic medicines

    58. Metal fabrication business

    59. Pathological laboratory

    60. Automobile repairs

    61. Accommodation services

    62. Food Truck business idea

    63. Catering services

    64. Event organizer

    65. Glamour photography

    66. Plants nursery

    67. Freight forwarding

    68. Plastic recycling business

    69. Frozen meat stores

    70. Coffee shop business idea

    71. Stationery retail

    72. Wallets and belt manufacture

    73. Fashion boutique

    74. Beauty parlor

    75. Soda factory business

    76. Sports shop

    77. Start a Bakery business

    78. Detergents & washing powder

    79. Business idea to open a Toy factory

    80. Medical supplies

    81. Travel agency

    82. Local tour company business

    83. Organic foods store

    84. Trucking services

    85. Car rentals

    86. Cab services

    87. Apiary business

    88. Food processing business idea

    89. Liquor shop

    90. Business idea of opening a restaurant

    91. Confectionary manufacture

    92. Book store

    93. Gymnasium

    94. Online store business idea

    95. Computer classes

    96. Bicycle making

    97. Ceramic tiles business

    98. Oxygen and industrial gases

    99. Business idea for opening a Gift shop

    100. Antiques showroom

    101. Handicraft showroom

    102. Coir & foam mattresses

    103. Security services

    104. Currency exchange idea

    105. Spa and massage services

    106. **Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) call center**

    107. Financial advisory

    108. Interior decoration business

    109. Driving school

    110. Exports & imports

    111. Pest control

    and

    Many more to add as per individual interests and locality.

    Thank you regards

    Saleem 7386034574

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