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Few small business ideas for beginners


Are you looking forward to saying goodbye to the daily grind of a corporate job? Do you want to start something that feeds your passion? Fortunately, it has become easy to start a business from scratch without spending a fortune. Some business ideas require nothing more than an internet connection. Few ideas might demand a license. Some might demand an explicit set of vocational skills. You need to do an in-depth research before you hop on the business bandwagon. Also, make sure that you have a bunch of clever marketing plans to get a good start in the beginning itself. Let’s look at some small business ideas that will work for beginners.

  • Marketing services

Most of the time, business owners will have some idea about how they want to market their business. However, executing a marketing plan can be a whole new ballgame. If you are new business owners with zero marketing experience, things can be tough. Small businesses that don’t have the in-house bandwidth to accomplish their marketing strategies will be looking out for independent marketing professionals. You can be their aid. Write blogs for them, create ad campaigns, deploy inbound marketing strategies, firm up their SEO tactic and make the business get some limelight. Learn more about marketing services from Wikipedia.

  • Childcare services

If you like to spend time with babies and love taking care of them, you can start a childcare business out of your home. You can even offer babysitting services, where you go to the family’s home and take care of their baby when the parents are out. Childcare service is a great way to earn money out of something you love doing.

  • Freelance writer

Do you possess some writing skills? If yes, be a freelance writer. Be it a blog post, magazine article or website content, writers are in demand. Firstly, you need to build up a body of work to showcase to your potential clients. You can just create a few sample pieces, which will help in exhibiting your writing skills and attracting new business.

  • Interior decorator

If you are passionate about decorating a space, you can start a business as an interior decorator. Even without expensive equipment or complicated business knowledge, you can be successful in this business. You just need to have a keen eye for bringing beauty into a space. You can shop some beautiful home décor items at Myer.

  • Photographer

Photographers are high-in-demand these days. Be it a wedding, baby shower, birthday party or a simple portrait photoshoot, people are looking for good photographers. If you have decent photography skills, you can easily start photography as a business.

  • T-shirt designer

If you have some designing skills, create your own t-shirt designs and sell them online. Also, you can buy plain t-shirts from online stores like David Jones and add your designs to them. Online services like Redbubble and CafePress make the process of selling custom t-shirts pretty simple.

  • Music teacher

Are you a pro in music? If yes, start a music class business. You can teach one-on-one or in small groups. If you have the skills of playing various musical instruments, try teaching those too.

  • Yoga teacher

A certified yoga instructor can easily build a business teaching yoga. Yoga classes are always high-in-demand.

  • Dance instructor

Dance classes are a great business opportunity. If you are good at teaching dance, the business will definitely bloom. You can start dance classes out of your home or a local studio.


  • Car washing or detailing service

Do not worry about complicated equipment or business acumen. Car washing or detailing services don’t always need to involve any of these. You can set up a service centre where you provide services to customers or you can even travel to clients with your detailing supplies.

  • Furniture maker

Furniture making is a good business to start for beginners. You can also build or re-purpose your own furniture and then sell it to local boutiques. Find some local art fairs or similar events to showcase your furniture making skills. Customers are bound to come to you, if you are a skilled furniture maker.

  • Tutor

Starting a private teaching class is a great business idea. You could opt to teach in a one-on-one setting on a variety of subjects. Providing tutoring services to students can be a straightforward way to start your first business.


  • Graphic designer

If you have any design experience, start a graphic design business. Be it logo or branding design elements, organisations need good graphic designs. If you are good at your work, the business will be successful.


The options for starting a small business are pretty much endless. So, if you’ve caught the entrepreneurial bug, go ahead and give it a chance. Choosing the best small business idea mainly depends on your skill set and interest. So, you need to find out what you’re good at, what you love to do and convert that into your new career.


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