List of Small Business Ideas

Recipe for cooking up a great small business idea

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There are two main ingredients in cooking up great small business ideas: Passion and Demand. The perfect business idea should be something you are passionate about, as well as something there is a demand for. Your small business can provide a service such as housecleaning or tutoring, or you can sell products such as bakery goods or home made crafts.

With so many small business ideas, it can be hard to choose. One way to decide on a business idea is to find out what are the communities needs and wants. Conduct market research to help you determine if there is a demand for a product or service that is not being met. If you already have a business idea you should also conduct market research to determine if there is enough demand for your business. Ask friends and family for their ideas. Do they have any frustrations with current products or services?

Have you ever thought, “It would be great if I could get food delivered here” or “I wish I could get a good tutor for my son at a reasonable price.” Many people have ideas like this all the time, but they don’t do anything about it. Take notes of your ideas and find out if other people are thinking the same way. Also research your competition. Can you provide your customers with something that your competition can‘t, such as better prices?

When brainstorming business ideas, keep in mind what you enjoy. If you enjoy knitting scarves and you live in Alaska where there is a huge demand for scarves and very little competition then you have found your perfect small business niche. Remember you will be dedicating a lot of your time and effort as well as financial investment to this small business idea so it should be something you are confident and enthusiastic about.

List of Business Ideas

Asphalt Repair Business

Alterations service

Antique shop

Aerobics instructor

Art Gallery

Auto Repair Shop

Babysitting Business

Bail Bond Company


Bartending Service

Beehive Business

Bed and Breakfast

Bouncer Business

Bicycle Rental Business

Bike Tour Business

Business Plan writer

Cab Service

Cake Business

Camper Business

Candle making

Car Rental Agency

Carpet Cleaning service

Catering Business

Check Cashing Company

Cell Phone Business

Children’s Boutique

Club/ Bar

Coffee Shop

Composting Business

Computer Repair Business

Computer Reseller Business

Concession Trailer Business

Concierge Business

Consignment Shop

Construction Business

Consulting Business

Copier Dealership

Crafts Business

Cyber Cafe

Dance Studio

Dating Service



Distribution Warehouse

Dollar Store

Dog Bakery

Dog walking Business

Dry Cleaners

Dump Truck Business

Ebay business

Employment Agency

Events performer

Financial Advisory Firm

Flea Market Business

Foreclosure Cleaning Business

Freelance Writing Business


Flipping Houses

Food delivery service

Freelance Writer

Gift Basket Business

Goat Farm

Greeting Card Business

Gym/ Personal Trainer

Handyman Business

Hair Braiding Business

Hair Salon

Health Club Business

HIV Case Management Business

Home repair

Hot Air Balloon Rides

House cleaning business

Home Inventory Business

House Painting Business

House-sitting service

Ice sculpting business

Ice cream shop

Importing Business

Indoor Playroom Business

Interior Designer

Infopreneur Business

Jams and Jellies Business

Janitorial Business

Jewelry business

Juice Bar

Junk Removal business

Karate school


Landscaping business

Laundry/ Ironing Service


Lawn care service

Limo service

Medical Staffing Agency

Metal Recycling Business


Nail Salon


Office Cleaning Business

Party planning Business

Personalized Gift Shop

Pet Consultant Business

Pet Sitting Business

Petting Zoo

Picture framing service

Photography Business

Pool Hall

Pool maintenance service

Professional organizer

Property Management business

Recycling Business

Residential Care Facility

Restaurant Business


ROV Business

Senior Services

Shoe Business

Spray Tan Business

Snow Removal Business

Speed dating

Staging business


Spice Business

Submarine Sandwich Shop

Tailoring Business

Temporary Staffing Agency

Thrift Store

Towing Business

Travel Agency

Translation Business

Travel Club Business

Tutoring Business

Vending Machine Business

Web Based Business

Wedding planner


Woodworking Business

Yoga Studio

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