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Best Small Business Ideas

Do you wish to have your own company but have no idea what you can do? Look at Best Small Business Ideas 😊 Use your unique skills and intuition which is following from your veins throughout the heart and may turn into your dream job!

Kamila Niewitala

6/1/202410 min read

Best Small Business Ideas

1. Handyman

Are you always fixing things around the house? Often on-call when friends need small projects completed? Create a booking website with FuuZzi including a logo and business name which will take up to 3 weeks and cost 150£, conduct a competitive analysis to determine what your time and expertise are worth, and turn to the friends you’ve helped before for referrals. Yes, That's simple!

2. Woodworker

Similarly, if you have a passion for crafting beautiful furniture or other home goods out of wood, that could be a small business niche for you. Get started by listing a few of your pieces on sites like Etsy, eBay, Amazon, etc. Once you build a following, consider starting a website, accepting custom orders, or expanding to refinishing work and upholstery. Getting 1 hour of advice from FuuZzi will cost you only 60£ in that case

3. Online Dating Consultant

Dating consultants usually charge for their time. They help people create successful online dating profiles, source possible matches from outside the typical online channels, and offer a level of personalization that a site like Tinder can’t. Think you’ve got a knack for the match? This might be the business for you.

People will always need clothing
hemmed and buttons mended
and you could be the person to do it.

4. Sewing and Alteration Specialist

People will always need clothing hemmed and buttons mended — and you could be the person to do it. If you love sewing, start by offering simple services like those mentioned above and expand your repertoire to dressmaking and design as you build a customer base and demand. You can add some video tutorials as marketing as well!

5. Freelance Developer

From building websites for other small businesses to providing technical support for certain projects, quality web development is in high demand right now. As a web developer, you’ll naturally have a technical skillset. Worth knowledge and expertise so customers who don’t have your experience can understand what it is you’ll be helping them achieve. Try to use "People per hour" websites or something similar.

To help with this, test your messaging as a "pitch speaks" to friends and family who don’t have a firm understanding of the work you do. If they’re able to summarize what you do, your message is likely effective among people outside of your industry.

6. Personal Trainer

Offer in-home consultations, personalized nutrition and exercise regimens, and community boot camps to get the word out. Don’t forget to populate an Instagram feed with inspirational quotes, free exercise videos, and yummy snack ideas as well — it’s a common way for fitness gurus to build their brands in our digital world. You may need some certificates and Insurance for sure which may be started from 10£ monthly! Ask FuuZzi about guidance.

If you choose to go this route, it’s OK to start small at first, then scale up. For instance, a Personal training business can start in a shared gym, then grow into a private gym that offers group fitness, personal training, and nutrition services.

7. Freelance Graphic Designer

Set your own hours, choose your projects, and build a portfolio and business you’re proud of. From website design to blog graphics and more, many companies seek out experienced graphic designers for support on a variety of projects. If you’re just starting out with graphic design let's sort your startup into a strategic and financial plan during a personal goals session with FuuZzi to find out what you have got and what else is needed use a free consultation then.

8. Life/ Career Coach

If you have experience navigating career, personal, and social transitions successfully, put it to good use as a life or career coach. Many of us are looking for guidance in our careers — and finding someone with the time to mentor us can be tough.

Life/ career coaches don’t come cheap, but they can offer clients the intense and hands-on training and advice they need to make serious moves in their personal and professional lives. After all, everyone needs some uplifting advice from time to time. Remember to put your service details in the Agreement before you start, as some people are still confused about the differences between therapy and life coaching.

9. Resume Writer

Creating a resume, cover letter, and — when necessary — a portfolio for a new job can be tough and time-consuming. That’s why many people hire help. Assist clients with tailored resumes, beautifully edited cover letters, and carefully-crafted portfolios that make it impossible for employers to ignore. Many actually do it via platforms that are worldwide. They describe their service and getting paid remotely for that job. Are you good at it? So, starts with the service description first.

10. Freelance Writer

If you have writing skills, there’s someone out there willing to pay you for them. Write blog posts, magazine articles, re-editing, and website copy galore - just make sure you have a body of work built up to share with potential clients. Even if you create a few sample pieces to have on hand, they’ll help exhibit your work and attract new business.

12. Garden Designer

Many people have the willingness to do the dirty work in their backyards, but few have the know-how to complete the first part of this process - designing and planning the backyard space. Draw up the designs for your clients’ outdoor spaces and let them do the actual digging. Show up your skills via Instagram and set up a booking page with FuuZzi to help to start posting by making people able to see and book.

13. E-commerce Store Owner

Do you create, collect, or curate anything special? Consider starting an e-commerce store and turning your hobby into a full-time job. Whether you need somewhere to sell all that pottery you’ve been making, or an excuse to search for the sports memorabilia you love tracking down, an e-commerce store can make it financially viable for you to pursue your passion.

14. Landscaper

Mowing, tree-trimming, and seasonal décor are all neighborhood needs. If you have or can acquire the equipment, a landscaping business can be a lucrative affair.

15. Videographer

Video production requires you to have invested in the equipment upfront which can be quite expensive. But that’s also what makes your services so valuable. Make sure you have a reel of your work to share or create a website with several selections of your work available for interested viewers. Don't forget about your portfolio!

16. Photographer

Start by doing photo shoots for family and friends. As you build a body of work, ask for testimonials and reviews on the trust pilot, Instagram, and other sites. Photography businesses often grow through word of mouth, don't forget about watermarks and so create a Facebook page where you can tag recent clients.

17. Travel Planner

The time of the travel agent may be passing, but people are still looking for those with a knack for more non-traditional travel experiences. If you always plan the perfect holiday complete with beautiful hotels, the perfect location, and plenty of delicious restaurants lined up for each evening, you should consider advertising your services as a more modern approach to travel planning.

18. Car-detailing Specialist

The devil is in the detail and you can be too. Car-detailing services that travel to the customer are convenient for busy people who can't find time to run through a car wash. In this business, customers only have to pay and the service will be done for them before they know it. Just make sure you have the flexibility, transportation, and equipment to take your business on the road.

19. Home inspector

Working as a home inspector requires certification and a lot of knowledge, but can offer a flexible work schedule and a stable income. Confirm the licensing requirements in your state before starting this type of small business. You'll want to make sure you're providing the best service to your clients by having all your credentials in order. To know where to find needed certificates simply call career advice or business support free lane.

20. House Cleaner

With a low barrier to entry, house cleaning can be a great way to start doing what you love - soon. Consider advertising to houses in your area and get more bang for your buck by earning some small businesses as clients as well. They will usually bring in a higher paycheck for a similar amount of work.

21. Personal Chef

We all love to eat, but few of us have the time or energy to cook healthy, delicious meals especially when special occasions come up and more food is needed. Advertise your services to local families and businesses. To save on initial costs, consider scheduling certain groups of customers together - for example, vegetarians - so you can cook larger quantities of the same dish.

22. Property Manager

Many people maintain properties they don't live in - often in different cities or states. As a property manager, you can help a property owner ensure that their home is well taken care of, handle small fixes as they arise, and serve as a liaison with tenants.

23. Packing Services Organizer

Moving is always a pain, and many people hire out the entire packing process themselves. Partnering with local moving services that will refer new customers to you could be a great idea to start.

24. Massage Therapist

Soothe sore muscles and promote peace of mind for your clients as a massage therapist when you know that skills are close to your heart. Check out training and certification courses via career advice or ask FuuZzi for help and state and invest in a portable bed to take on client visits. Everyone needs to relax sometimes.

25. Craftsman

Whether you make jewelry, knitwear, or even bespoke wigs, there is probably a market for your products. Use creative social media marketing and optimize your website for the unique products you create. Makes some pictures and videos to start!

26. Bed and Breakfast Owner

This is another business venture that will require you to research proper licensing with the state, but it will be well worth it to see your dreams come true. Consider what guests will travel to your area and create special packages and themed stays that coincide with their interests in the place. Lots of websites are available to do promote your business when you are ready to do that.

27. Interior designer

Similar to landscape design - many people can buy the furniture and home décor they need to fill their rooms, but few know where to start to have a great effect. It can take time to build a portfolio, but documenting your designs and sharing them online can build a fanbase beyond your wildest dreams. Check what insurance is needed and build your business with Google.

28. Owner of a non-profit organization

If you dream of dedicating your life to a cause you believe in, it might be time to start a non-profit organization. You'll have to register your business and apply for tax exemption - and then you'll have to meet ongoing compliance standards, but the payoff is making a meaningful impact on a cause you believe in.

29. Travel Guide

Love the local or international history of cities or states? Consider becoming a tour guide. Sure, you'll have to do a lot of research to do your job well, but that's half the fun when it's something you are passionate about. Set yourself apart by offering tours that talk about a specific niche of your community's history.

30. Tutoring

Whether you're a math genius, piano master, or Shakespeare aficionado, there's bound to be someone who needs help in your field and is willing to pay for it. Advertise your services in local schools, colleges, community centers, and even on social media to get the word out and build your customer base.

31. Consultant

If you have a lot of experience or knowledge about any subject, consider becoming a consultant. Perhaps you're an expert in recruitment practices, have a knack for SEO or have led multiple sales teams to six-figure success. Identify your expertise and advertise yourself as a consultant and charge a starting rate from those who have a lack of time and knowledge.

32. Clothing Boutique Owner

If you dream of building your own fashion empire, why not start with a local boutique? Build buzz with impressive window displays, inspiring social media accounts, and heavy community engagement. Start with something simple like a Hight Street space to rent to start.

33. Event Planner

You can choose to specialize in a specific type of event - like weddings or corporate meetings - or set yourself up as an all-industry event planner. If you're highly organized, detail-oriented, and have experience planning large events, it may be time for others to benefit from your skills.

34. Specialty food shop owner

Gourmet food, cheese, sake, wine - you name it, there's a specialty food shop for it. Use your passion for exotic olive oils and open a shop like American Provisions, where you'll offer the expertise and selection your customers couldn't dream of at their local grocery shop. Follow your heart!

35. Personal assistant

Again, if you are an organized, highly detail-oriented person, the life of a personal assistant may be for you. Consider becoming a virtual assistant, which allows you to work remotely.

36. Food Truck Owner

Try out your restaurant concepts with a food truck. It's a great way to get familiar with the food and restaurant licensing in your state, see what people like and don't like, and build a ravenous following before you ever open or invest in brick-and-mortar real estate. Taco Nanas, a taco truck in Memphis, TN, started with one food truck and grew to three, building a loyal customer base along the way.

37. Consignment shop owner

If you have an eye for style but don't want to invest in the inventory of a brand-new boutique, consider consignment. This will allow you to create a collection of clothing that fits your goals and aesthetic, without the overhead of a boutique selling brand-new clothes.

38. Catering

If that personal chef gig is too restrictive for your schedule, consider catering instead.

39. Gym owner

Kickboxing gyms, yoga studios, CrossFit, oh my! Turn your passion for fitness into a community for others by creating your own gym - start from scratch, become a partner or open a franchise location. Some warehouse gyms are cheap and easy to rent a space so, let's go!

40. Nursery owner

Childcare continues to be in high demand. While nannies and nanny shares are popular now, good daycare is hard to find. Fill a need in your area by opening your own. And, as always, make sure you are in compliance with city and state zoning, licensing, insurance, and inspection requirements.

41. Boutique Agency Owner

What is your specialty? Whether it's marketing, social media, or PR, it may be time to start your own agency. Many other small businesses need this type of help but don't have the resources or volume to require a full-time position.

Consider building a small team and learn from other entrepreneurs who have successfully started their own agencies, like Duane Brown of Take Some Risk.

42. Coffee shop owner

Turn your caffeine addiction into something more lucrative. Opening a franchise or buying an existing shop are less risky entries into the coffee game there are so many franchises happy to do work with you!

Remember, these are just ideas, and it's important to assess your own skills, interests, and market demand before starting a business.
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