Some of the best small business ideas are right in front of you. Ask yourself what do you do best, and then try to find a way to turn it into a small business. Home-based businesses, for example, don’t require a lot of startup capital, and a lot of the best ideas involve working from home.
For example, many unemployed business professionals turned to consulting as a way to earn money in between applying for jobs. Some made consulting as their new full-time source of income. It involves, first, having a wealth of knowledge in a certain area, such as accounting, business management, etc.
Next, you need to create a website, which can be done for free. Then you need to choose your target customer and market yourself. You can create your own business cards with Microsoft Word and a box of Avery business cards. But that’s just one of many small business ideas.
Another is professional dog walker. If you love dogs and have no fear of them, regardless of size, you can start your own dog walking service. It may sound silly, but a lot of people don’t have time to walk their dogs because they travel a lot or work long hours.
If you like doing housework, you could start your own professional maid service. You determine what jobs you do and on what days you work. Do a little Internet research to see what the large maid services, like Merry Maids, charge and set your prices a little lower. The cliché, “I don’t do windows,” could be what sets you apart from other maids, because you’re slogan would be “I do windows!” That alone could cause your popularity to grow in no time.
Whatever small business you decide to start, make sure you create business cards that you can pass around, advertising what you do. Creating a website, too, will extend your reach and possibly attract unexpected customers.
There’s a plethora of small business ideas out there. Many of them are right in front of you, if you just take a moment to list all the things you like to do and all the things you do well. Look at what overlaps and you’ll probably find one that work best for you.
Source by Jennifer Brown Johnson