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Special 21 small business ideas with low investments

Startups are quite trendy, aren’t they? To create any startup, the basic thing you need is the idea and another important thing is planning and implementing the idea. There are numberless business ideas in the universe, but most of them demand the huge initial investment.

Are you having bucks for the big investment and take such a big risk? Probably, in most of the cases, the answer will be a big no! Don’t panic! Having lesser money doesn’t mean that one can’t start a business. In this article, we are going to talk about middle-class youngsters having the willingness to start a good business from the low initial investment to make some money and gain the initial business experience. Pick one of the following ideas which suit best to your interest and start your own business:

  1. Freelancing:

Yah! One of the great and super idea for the home jobs and a good alternative for women! To work on this idea, all you need to have a personal computer or laptop with sound internet connection. The freelancing business opportunities are available online as well as offline. Just pick the field of your interest and start working today!

  1. Run YouTube channel:

The role of social media cannot be denied from any perspective and all are aware from the YouTube ideas, but rare of among think about to make money through the same. You just need a good communication circle to make your channel famous and earn from your idea. Just make a channel, upload frequently the demanded videos, and simply, get traffic through adding more connection.



  1. Take insurance agency:

One can be easily become an insurance agent to make money or work as a part time business. This traditional business idea is good enough to start and run from anywhere. All you need to do is to complete the yearly defined targets to make money. As being an agent, you will get commissions and incentives on the target completion.

  1. Provide tuitions:

The most common idea for making home money is providing tuitions. If one is interested in the study and having the command on some subjects, he or she can generate money through teaching others and distributing knowledge.

  1. Motivational speaker:

Though being a motivational speaker and conducting successful seminars is not that easy but it gives you name and fame along with the money. People having the good communicating and convincing skills should surely try this business.

  1. Bookkeeping services:

Good opportunity for all commerce students! It doesn’t mean that the rest people cannot try this, but all you need to have the basic accounting knowledge to start this business. Get some basic knowledge and be the beginner!

  1. Handicraft business:

The person having the good art and craft can start their own business with their interest. It would be better if you generate this startup with team spirit because it would be quite tough to work by single handed person.

  1. Consultancy:

People say that the advice is free, but no! You can earn positively by charging the fee for your advice rather than distributing it in free. Just prepare your office with the good name and furnish various consultancy services in the field you have command. It may include financial advisor as well as the personal advisor.

  1. Wedding planner:

Do you love to make classic videos and integrate memories? Planning a wedding is a team work, but you can earn good if you properly organise the complete wedding and make it unique.

  1. Being a blogger:

Writing lovers have the best idea to be a blogger and get the good traffic for their expression. Go for the free or paid blogs and express your feelings and share ideas. Make a sound communicating channel and earn nicely. The more you get traffic, more you will earn!

  1. Interior design ideas:

If you have the interest in decorating the buildings or houses, probably the interior designing is the best business for you. Get some guidance from the short-term classes and put your creativity in the same to get the best out of you.

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  1. Jewellery designing:

The intimate and artificial jewellery never become out of the world! All it demands is creativity and uniqueness which people like. Take the small course or training and open your jewellery designing business to earn from home or through the retail shop.

  1. Social media management:

Managing the social media is another good business for the person who spends more and more time in the social technology. The demand of this job is increasing day by day, so one can earn good if work for a long time.

  1. Open a driving school:

Are you expert in driving? If your answer is affirmative, you are good enough to teach the driving to the required people. Compensate yourself for giving this service on the basis of the competitive prices. The business is good to adopt irrespective of the city or rural area.

  1. Seasonal hobby classes:

In the summer or winter vacation, it is good idea to start the hobby classes and teach children. The hobby classes may include cooking dance class, drawing class, etc. The cooking experts can also open cooking classes’ session from time to time.

  1. Inaugurate fashion boutique:

The fashion lovers have the good choice to open a boutique and sell directly all unique things. Keep watching the current trend and mango peoples’ requirement to get your business at the peak.

  1. Go matrimonial business:

This business option is worth enough to pull in the good commission after every match. All you need to fix the match and convincing families to make marry for the decided match. Get the money in every match from both the sides along with the blessings.

  1. Parlour:

The cheap and fun loving idea of the business is to start the game parlour and make it the center of attraction for children. With the game parlour open the ice cream parlour side by side so that children get more attracted and you get every customer both side.  The beauty parlour is another good option for the expert housewives.

  1. Catering business:

Catering people are highly demanded in the weddings or even in the small events. Furnish the best catering services by hiring the best cooks under you. The business is good to do and earn with the wedding planning business.

  1. Advertisement specialist:

In this cut-throat competitive era, the advertising is a must thing to adopt. Having the skills of designing banners and ads can easily bring in good bucks. Open an advertising agency and add clients. Work more to earn more.

  1. Truck driving business:

Hire the truck and use it for furnishing the transportation services. Otherwise, one can buy the truck on lease or on loan and opt to pay the amount in the installments. This business idea can be applied on taxis or cabs too.

Some of the above ideas are good for housewives and students too as one can start a home-based income from the same. In most of the small business ideas, one needs low investment but huge effort if you really want to earn well from them. Grab the best and suitable out of 21!

About Vikas Agarwal

Vikas Agarwal is an IIT-Varanasi graduate in Chemical Engineering. He is the Founder and CEO of Finaacle.com - an investment advisory website. He is a Business Development Professional but a Value Investor at heart. He writes articles on Finaacle, which focus on simplifying the art of investing and the causes of human misjudgment when it comes to investing. He also shares his experiences as an investor and lessons from some of the greatest investors of all time.

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42 comments

  1. This is an awesome list of business ideas. Freelancing and blogging is one of my top picks from this list and this is what I can see growing rapidly in India.

  2. wanna start a bussiness of food lyk a kind of dhabha where lost price will b dere n ol typ of food will b provided for example all typs of daal shahi paneer n simple food also such as daal roti n vegetabl n rice plz give me some suggestion regarding this

    • What suggestion you are looking for? As there are many factors need to consider while opening a dhabha. Let me know more what you are looking for or what problems you are facing.

  3. I m interested in social media management but i don’t know the process in and out of this event
    Pls sugest me accordingly

    • Hi Vinayak, Social media Management is vast and ever changing domain. You can learn more if you start working on it in real. You can find 1000’s of articles on social media at free of cost and then you can start implementing them by creating different pages etc. Few companies also provide some course, you can get them at free of cost even.

  4. Dear Vikas,
    Want to speak with you personally
    I m staying in Bangalore
    M:9535793401
    Regards,
    Vinayak

  5. I am search of small business for my uncle. Who is a good interior designer and a good cab driver.. Can any one give best idea. We live in Delhi… How to get job in Delhi airport cab driving. His education is 8th. Pls help required job for survival..

  6. how to get success in game Parlour..I have opened a game Parlour in Bhillai…but it does not work…because of parents..they don’t want to send their children.what to do.Give some ideas

    • This seems the genuine issue while running the business like yours. You first need to understand why parents dont want to send their children to your parlour, there might be many reasons. Few reasons which i can think of are: children will get addicted, they play games in their home also etc. In that case you need to figure out how you can solve parents concern. To solve their concern you need to involve with the parents.

  7. Hai I am Naveen . I am interested in food court Business but I don’t know the process in and out market so please suggest me

    • Hi Naveen,

      Do you want to open the food court in a mall or some where else? Please provide me with more details so i can help you.

      Thanks
      Vikas

  8. Hi
    My name is priyanka & i hv my own cafe in haldwani

    I am finding some marketing ideas for it
    Bcs its in complex where normally i am not getting walking customers
    So pls suggess some ideas regarding this

    Thanku

    • First a lot of othr things are to be cleared like your target market and all.

      Some more information like your product line and your USP

  9. Hi..
    Please give me an idea to advertise my newly created website in India as well as abroad.. As I want customers to visit my webpage.. let me know about advertising strategies

    • You can select the websites and blog first and can directly connect with them via contact us page. You can ask the charges and advertisement option available with them. After getting via quotes then you can go with couple of players and track the conversion ratio.

  10. I live in orai up.l search for bussiness ideas for my husband. Wil u please help me. His education is 10th pass.he want that in one day he should earn atleast 1000 to 2000 as for our requirement.

    • Hi Swati, Lot more depends on the area where you live. I believe today lot od business opportunity exist like running ola or uber cab, starting small food shop or grocery shop. But lot more depends on the interest and initial capital available.

  11. Hello sir
    My name is vishal tangade. I am studing now in bcs 2nd year from aurangabad.And i want to start a business of software developer. But i don’t have any idia how to start my business.
    So please can you help mi..?

    • Start looking how other companies started and what kind of mistakes they did. What kind of service you will give and what different you will do. You need to write down every thing so you can think far better and can connect the dots.

  12. I want to start online share trading,please advise me step by step

  13. Rizwan Ul Haque Faridi

    Hi
    I am from Agra (U.P) want to start Awning & Solar Light business .
    I have only basic knowledge of above said business & want take technical help/support from established manufacturers.

    Kindly advice what aspects i should take care about business .

    Thanks & regards

  14. Ravi Pratap Singh

    I want to open a transport branch office in my area ( Nagra, Ballia UP)
    Please provide me some advise how I will do this

  15. Sir i have 100000rs and my education is 10th pass i want idea for start small business

    • Sumit, with money it is also important what kind of skill you have and what kind of work you can do. As doing business require your complete attention and passion. You would need to follow your heart and then select 3-4 business which you can do according to your skill and passion. It will give you options.

  16. Sir, I am a retired employee. I would like to start a manufacturing unit in the area of East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India. The Unit should use local raw materials and local man power with low cost and high demand finished product. The Unit should not create less nature pollution.

    • Sir for such specification, i would suggest you study your market in detail and then make a business plan; as it will cover all your aspect and you will clear with your path.

  17. sir,
    i am iqbal. now working in gcc. as a sales exicutive and marketing. have 13 years in sales feald. i want go back to india and starting smoll busness. please help me.. how can starting ? which items.?

    • Do you have particular skills, knowledge or interest? It would be better to explore any opportunity there.

  18. Hello Sir I am interested in to start wedding planing business but I have no any idea please suggest me right path basically I am from bokaro (jharkhand ) .

    • Kindly search basic info regarding wedding planner business and with the basic ideas join as assistant to a best planner, learn as much as you can the enough necessary things… Automatically ur mind will start to think a right plan…

  19. Birender singh shekhawat

    Sir I am birender singh retirement from army. I would like to manufacturing business in rajasthan village .
    Please suggest new business idea
    Thankyou

  20. Hello Vikas I’m 24 years old going through a very financial crisis, lived in very small town name Raiganj in westbengal, looking for a income source by starting a good business in low investment …. I complete my graduation on physics in 2015. Now I wanna start a business but right now my is empty don’t know what to do , how to do

  21. I need some original offline data working job sites.

    Withiut investment

  22. Hello sir .. My name is kanchan i m from new mumbai…i m interesting to start my business as a wedding planner…but i have no idea ,how to I take first stape to start it ….n i also want start a cafe in my place but i have small investment …how can i do it ???

    • Hi Kanchan,
      Its great that you want to start your our business but i would recommend you to take one step at a time. Select any one business and write down every step according you are needed to start it. After writing every step, arrange it as you think needs to be done first.
      I would suggest to connect once you have done this. Would guide you on next step.

      Thanks

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