Business ideas with potential
Starting a business can be intimidating, but with the power of a great idea, a little planning, and some wise investments, and you'll be well on your way to being your own boss and bringing your small business vision to life. Here are nine ideas to inspire you and get you thinking about what you might be able to do as a small business owner.
In this business-to-business (B2B) venture, there is little overhead required other than your own time and effort. Networking with other small business owners is a great way to get clients, while also giving you the opportunity to pick their brains about entrepreneurship.
Farming is never going to be easy. But a combination of sophisticated marketing skills and modern farming techniques could position you to ride the local, organic wave – even if you're only leasing the land. Consider teaming up with a farm-to-table restaurant to ensure early success.
Energy efficiency consultant
By offering various services, from designing energy consumption plans to completing projects that improve energy efficiency, you can cater to budgets large and small.
Landscaping and tree service
In addition to a tree service, landscaping businesses will always be in demand for homeowners and businesses alike. Commercial landscaping is hard work, but a talented landscaper can quickly make a reputation for themselves as a quality hire in their community.
Residential environmental assessment service
Local health, children's, baby and environmental fairs would provide ample marketing opportunities for a business that offered a reasonably priced home-health assessment. If you want to go big, you could also offer remediation services, although that might require additional licensing and certification.
Private tutor and education consultant
It's also hard to know which education choice is best and what you can afford. As education offerings keep expanding and changing, busy parents need some help figuring out how to navigate the higher-education waters. A consultant with a background in education who can simplify the process will be at the head of the class. [Read related story: 5 Great Starter Cybersecurity Certifications]
Kids consignment shop
Specialty diet baking and catering service
If you have a knack for baking or the culinary arts, consider developing a full-service catering company, with an emphasis on gluten-free and vegan options. People who are sticking to strict diets, either by choice or for health reasons, are often willing to pay top dollar for fresh, quality food – and catering service with those options will be in high demand.