February 26, 2013

130 Small Business Ideas

If an entrepreneurial spirit burns deep within you, making a list of small business ideas is a great place to start. Often the best way to start  your own small business is to get some help and look first at the possibilities that are out there to see which ones match your interests, capabilities and potential. Opportunities abound for small businesses as you are probably aware, the important question is what type of small business is best for you?
A major consideration will be your access to capital. A very limited budget will equate to limited choices as brick and mortar businesses will often have significant financial hurdles associated with starting up this type of business. Buying into a franchise will require significantly more startup capital than launching your own blog site. Major considerations on what type of business to get into will be:

Brick and mortar establishment:

Work from home

 o    Tangible product
 o     Virtual product



Full time or part time

Access to capital or ability to obtain business loans

Greenfield start-up or purchase existing business

 While preparing to consider launching your own Small Business, access to websites that will list opportunities by the use of customized drop down boxes can be very valuable in sorting out which small business ideas are the best fits for you. Imagine accessing a website that offers drop down boxes for slicing through the thousands of potential small business ideas that are available based on your specific interests, industry expertise, and location. Most people that have a strong entrepreneurial spirit also have some driving desires that should be addressed as part of the evaluation process.

Creating your own list of small business ideas can also mean something more specific from a micro point of view. If the macro concept of a small business pertains to the upper level considerations like what industry, location, or a Greenfield startup, the micro concept is far more specific. Detailing ideas at the micro level may be how to market your "special sauce" or your expertise in a narrow consulting field. What separates you from the competition in the industry selected is a make or break decision every bit as worthy of your time and analysis as concerns at a macro level.

Risk assumption is also a major factor to consider as well. Learning which actions taken by entrepreneurs that result in most business failures is an important step just so you know what not to do!

Some small business ideas, although by no means all inclusive, follows:
  • Accounting 
  • Author/Publisher
  • Auto Detailing
  • Billing Service
  • Building Inspector
  • Business Letter Writing
  • Cabinet Maker
  • Credit Consultant

  • Customer Service
  • Dance Instructor
  • Demolition Service
  • Disc Jockey
  • Embroidery
  • Envelope Stuffing Service
  • Fashion Design
  • Financial Advisor
  • Freelance Writing
  • Furniture Restoration Service
  • Game Inventor
  • Gardening Service
  • Ghost Writer

  • Hardwood Floor Refinishing
  • Home Security Service
  • In-home Health Care
  • Jeweler
  • Language Instructor

  • Limousine Service

  • Local Tour Guide
  • Market Research
  •  Mediator
  • Mortgage Broker
  • Music Lessons
  • Newsletter Publisher
  • Novelty T-Shirt Design
  • Packing Service
  • Payroll Service
  • Personal Assistant
  • Pizza Store
  • Pool Maintenance
  • Pool Supplies
  • Professional Fundraiser
  • Property Management Service
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Resume Writing
  • Roof Repair
  • Sandwich Shop
  • Secretarial Service
  • Tax Preparation Service
  • Travel Planner
  • Upholstery and Slipcover Design
  • Vacation Care for Pets
Will be adding to this list as i get more small business ideas.

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