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Business Idea Center

Jeanette Mulvey

Business Ideas

Ready to start your own business, but need a little inspiration? We've compiled a list of business ideas to meet the needs of any budding entrepreneur. From businesses you can start for only a few hundred dollars to startups you can run from home, we've got a lot of ideas to get you started. BusinessNewsDaily has spent years researching business ideas and helping you find the one that's right for you. Here's a breakdown of our best business ideas of all time.

Businesses You Can Start Cheaply

Sometimes, the best business ideas are the ones that just jump out at you. You're out running errands or in the office or driving across town and you think, "You know what would be a great business idea?" Those are the ones that are most often successful. They are obvious and often solve a problem or meet a need. They are also often the easiest to start.

17 Great Business Ideas

Part-Time Business Ideas

Maybe you're still working your full-time job while trying to start your business. A part-time business might be the way to go at first. Once you've made a success of your part-time business, you'll be ready to call it quits and work on your business full-time.

10 Part Time Business Ideas

Home-Based Business Ideas

If you're looking to start small, the best idea might be a home-based business. It will cut overhead costs and allow you to put in extra hours on nights and weekends. Best of all, you'll be able to establish some much-needed work-life balance, which is often a challenge for new entrepreneurs.

10 Home-Based Business Ideas

Online Business Ideas

Online businesses can be the least costly way to go when starting a business. Pre-existing e-commerce platforms, such as Etsy and eBay, make it even easier. The other benefit of running an online business is that it is open 24 hours a day. Even when you're busy doing other things, your store is open for business.

10 Online Business Ideas

Business Ideas That Don't Require Employees

Often, it's the thought of having to hire and manage employees that keeps would-be entrepreneurs from taking the leap. The expense, paperwork and difficulty of hiring and managing employees is more than some are ready to take on. Luckily, there are lots of small businesses you can start without any employees at all. Here are a few that you can start right away.

Businesses That Don't Require Employees

Business Ideas For Women

Women are starting businesses at a faster rate than ever before. And while any woman can start any business, some business ideas might be of particular interest to some female entrepreneurs.  Some offer good work-life balance, while others are good for women who lean toward the creative side.

10 Business Ideas for Women

Business-to-Business Ideas

B2B startups have a built-in audience and unique insights into what their customers need and want. While the B2B customer base might be smaller, it also has a unique set of needs that could bring you loyalty in this niche market.

11 Great B2B Business Ideas

Business Ideas For Beginnings

If you’re just thinking of taking the plunge into being an entrepreneur for the first time, it might be smart to try a business idea that doesn’t cost much and which doesn’t require employees.

10 Best Business Ideas

Odd Business Ideas

Got a really weird business idea? Sometimes, those are the best ones. You’d be surprised what kinds of things savvy entrepreneurs are able to turn into successful businesses.

10 Odd But Successful Business Ideas

Businesses You Can Start For Less Than $100

Think it's impossible to start a business with virtually no startup cash? It's not. By focusing on service-oriented businesses with no employees, inventory or space, you just might be able to start a business with almost no money.

10 Businesses You Can Start For Less Than $100

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Jeanette Mulvey Member
<p>Jeanette has been writing about business for more than 20 years. She has written about every kind of entrepreneur from hardware store owners to fashion designers. Previously she was a manager of internal communications for Home Depot. Her journalism career began in local newspapers. She has a degree in American Studies from Rutgers University. Follow her on Twitter <a href="" target="_blank">@jeanettebnd</a>.</p>