The Big List of Business Ideas for Small Business

The big list of Business Ideas

The Big List of Business Ideas for your Small Business.

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Solar Water Heater

Manufacturing and installing solar water heaters for reducing dependence on electrical energy

Average: 3.7 (3 votes)
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Auto Service Station

There is a drastic increase in the number of cars and vehicles due to the growning population. Therefore you may think about setting up an after sales service centre. It could cater to all the needs of the cars and provide them servicing. Also you may start a second hand dealership which could also be very profitable.

Average: 4.1 (42 votes)
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Baby Hand/Feet Impressions

Create baby hand or feet impressions in brass for a cost.

Average: 3.9 (45 votes)
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Vehicle Wrap Advertising

The organization will advertise companies by wrapping their banners on cars and cabs. This is now a very important mode of marketing. This is because these cars move around the city during daily usage and thus the advertising happens throughout the city rather than one place which happens due to banners and posters.

Average: 3.9 (10 votes)
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Nursery Plant Business

In this business, more than just growing beautiful plants, a good knowledge of sales, marketing and finance is required. This business requires moderate capital and a large number of technical skills.

Average: 4.2 (16 votes)
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Specialty Travel

Develop a different travel business - have a speciality and differentiate it from other travel businesses. Think about your potential customers and design tours and activities around them.

Average: 4 (21 votes)
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Organic Hair Care Products & Cosmetics

Producing and selling hair care products developed from organic materials

Average: 3.5 (2 votes)
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Homemade Potpourri

There has been an increase in the popularity of homemade potpourri in the last few years. This has the potential to be transformed into a profitable venture by using innovative techniques and having good marketing and sales skills.

Average: 3.8 (16 votes)
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Providing EPABX solutions

Provide EPABX solutions to offices, homes or institutes for better security.

Average: 4.2 (13 votes)
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Charcoal Portraits

Photos are to capture memories but what if they could be transformed into a charcoal art by an artist for a fee. This is the business idea, to transform an existing picture into a portrait drawn with charcoal. You can start this business online or in a shop.

Average: 4 (2 votes)
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Car Spa

Car owners love to keep their Vehicles squeaky clean. Provide service of through cleaning & polishing of Car inside-out. This service can be provided on a monthly or quarterly basis.

Average: 3.9 (7 votes)
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'How To ........' Videos

The organization creates 'how to ......' videos for a large number of tasks. The profit is made from the advertisements on the website.

Average: 3.6 (152 votes)
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Soft Toys Manufacture/Dealer

Most women and children are much attracted towards soft toys and hence there is a huge demand for these. We have brands like archies, hallmark, hamleys etc. to cater these needs charging premium pricing; you can manufacture or import soft toys and sell to the customers at affordable prices. Also you can act like a wholesaler and distribute soft toys to various small retailers. 

Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
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Image Consultant

The organization will boost up the confidence of their clients by changing their appearance through small changes thereby making them more comfortable in a personal or professional setting.

Average: 3.9 (16 votes)
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Search Engine Marketing

The organization helps in improving the visibility of a website by paying the search engine and giving advertisements which are related. This is required as when the visibility increases the frequency of the site being seen and used increases.

Average: 3.8 (20 votes)
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Designer Wear For Your Temple

A shop which sells dresses,jewelry and other items used as offerings for seeking god's blessings. This concept has  potential as selling designer wear for idols is an unique idea.

Average: 3.8 (17 votes)
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Cereal Sachets

Each sachet should just have enough cereal for one glass of milk so that it neither gets too thick nor stay watery.

Average: 4 (15 votes)
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Rock Climbing Club

Fitness clubbed with adventure results in rock climbing, there are a lot of people that are fitness freaks and want adventure combined. You can start a rock climbing club to cater these customers. Alternately you can also arrange outdoor rock climbing training, outdoor rock climbing events etc. for a fee.

Average: 5 (1 vote)
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Cool-roofs installation

Installing cool-roofs that are made of materials that reflect sun-heat so that the building does not heat up due to heat absorption. This would also increase the energy efficiency and reduce the heat-island effect in urban areas.

Average: 4.1 (33 votes)
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Organic Clothing

Selling clothes made of organic materials (where pesticides are not used on cotton, silk etc). You can have a range of clothing from kids clothing to formal office wear

Average: 5 (2 votes)
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Animal Assisted Therapy Services

Provide animals like dogs to assist therapy of mentally challenged and/or patients undergoing severe stress. This uses the fact that these animals have a healing and calming affect on the people.

Average: 4 (27 votes)
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Musical Instrument Sales

If you have a passion for music you can sell a variety of musical instruments to your customers.

Average: 3.9 (29 votes)
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Software Development

Develop and create new computer software for your client.

Average: 3.9 (25 votes)
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Swimming Clubs

Swimming enables a person to glide through water, it is fun and also an effective exercise. People of all age groups are potential customersIn metro cities there are less swimming clubs and the demand is increasing. You can start a swimming club with facilities like personal training, locker system, swimming exercises, swimming competition etc

Average: 3 (2 votes)
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Business Centers

Business Centers are shared/serviced office spaces available for start ups / small business.Basic office and secretarial services are made available.Cuts down the setting up time for establishments and also helps smaller businesses minimize infrastructure expenditure.

Average: 4 (25 votes)
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The organization will find suitable roommates for a rented flat. This is of growing importance as,  with the real estate prices rising, renting the entire flat becomes too expensive.

Average: 4 (17 votes)
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Aromatherapy is the practice of using volatile plant oils, including essential oils, for psychological and physical well-being. You can start a service to provide aromatherapy, you can also sell essential oils for aromatherapy at home.

Average: 4.1 (9 votes)
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Industrial Machine Tools

Manufacture a variety of industrial machine tools. You can also think of manufacturing spares and providing service to these tools.

Average: 4 (34 votes)
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Beauty Salon

Most of us want to look beautiful/handsome, presentable and up to the mark. The need arises due to many occasions may it be a wedding, corporate meeting, a date or general beauty consciousness; it leads to opportunity of starting a business that caters to this need. A beauty salon can be started providing various services for this segment.

Average: 4.3 (12 votes)
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Agriculture Consultancy

The organization will give advice on which crops are best suitable to the particular conditions like climate, irrigation facilities, capital etc. For this the organization will take a consultancy fee.

Average: 4 (52 votes)
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Male Grooming Parlour

Men are becoming equally concerned about their looks as women in today’s world. With the growing demand for men beauty products like fairness cream, oil free skin products, anti-tanning creams, scrubs, moisturizing lotion, there seems to be a good scope of establishing a male grooming salon to cater the needs of male section of the society

Average: 5 (2 votes)
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Ethnic wear shop

A shop selling traditional Indian men and women wear like saris,salwar-kameez, lehenga-choli,etc. With more and more unique designs emerging, franchising in this sector is growing.

Average: 4 (8 votes)
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Social Media Consulting Service

The organization will give assistance to other companies to create a better social media presence. This is of importance as with growing popularity of social networking presence, enterprises can do much better if they have an active social media presence.

Average: 4 (23 votes)
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Basket weaving

Start a business that manufactures and sells made-to-order baskets. This can reap in good profits as people from all walks of life are always searching for the perfect article for home decoration.

Average: 4 (35 votes)
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Baby Toys & Accessories

India being one of the nation’s high in birth rate, toys/accessories like walking cradle, pram, kids motor bike, designer cycles, baby swing etc. can be seen as a lucrative business. Though there are websites like & catering to this need on a large scale, their product range mostly includes branded products like fisherprice which not everyone can afford. There seems to be not many established players offering such products (non branded - mainly from china) at affordable price to cater middle/higher middle class earning segment of the society.


Average: 3.9 (8 votes)
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Gifting Services

You could start a service of delivering greetings, gifts, flowers etc. from doorstep to doorstep. The people may not have the time to go shopping for gifts in their busy schedule. So they can call up the service provider or order online and get their gifts delivered. In the same way you could start a gift producing company, maybe one which manufactures toys as well as greeting cards.

Average: 4.1 (28 votes)
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People are becoming more health conscious. Opening a gym with facilities like weight training, cardio training, steam, sauna, massage, altitude training chamber, nutritional guidance, personal training etc can be a good business.

Average: 4.1 (23 votes)
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Aerobics Center

As people are becoming health conscious, fitness programs have gained popularity. There is a huge demand for fitness clubs focussing on various fitness programs. One can start aerobics center providing the best training to improve overall health.

Average: 3.7 (16 votes)
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Child Day Care Centre

Due to large number of working parents, day child care becomes a huge problem. This organization will be catering to these needs by taking care of the young children during the day.

Average: 4 (24 votes)
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Used Bookstores

These bookstores sell used and out of print books either through shops or online. People can also sell used books to the store.

Average: 4 (22 votes)
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Tattoo Parlour

Men and women tattoo themselves to look more graceful. In additional to the classic black tattoo, colored tattoos are also embossed on one’s skin. These tattoos are of various designs, shapes and color. You can start a tattoo parlor if you can pull customers that have craze designing their selves. This business can also be operated online, where tattoo expert can personally visit customers place to draw the tattoo.

Average: 4 (4 votes)
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Banquet Business

Large banquet halls are required for business meetings, weddings and birthday parties. This organization will rent out these banquet halls for these events for a fee.

Average: 4 (42 votes)
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Installation of Appliances

Either go into a contract with the company (or distributor) or directly approach the customer to install ithe appliance.

Average: 4.2 (25 votes)
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Retirement Homes

Provide lodging, care and services and cater to the specific needs of your customers and their families.

Average: 4 (13 votes)
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Indoor Sports Club

Most indoors sports are entertaining as well as very good exercise for cardiac health. With increased awareness for fitness, the demands for such clubs are high. You can start an indoor game club with facilities like table tennis, lawn tennis, badminton, squash etc.

Average: 5 (1 vote)
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Car Pools

Coordinate people for car pools to their work. This is beneficial for them as they save on transport and good for you as you have a get a commission. It requires an initial large customer base.

Average: 4 (14 votes)
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Standardising and branding of Ironing services

Providing quality assured and reliable ironing services for clothes by using specially trained personnel. 

Average: 3.7 (15 votes)
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Leather Bags

The demand for leather bags is growing with products like designer women bags, corporate bags, wallets etc. Manufacturing leather bags and selling it as a wholesaler seems to be a good business provided you are able to pull customers. Simultaneously you can also create your own brand for retail selling.

Average: 3.8 (4 votes)
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Drop-in Your Child Centre

Provide facilities where parent can leave their children at a child friendly place whenever required. This need to becoming more and more apparent with working parents, and even with others, in time of need

Average: 4 (35 votes)
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Post Pregnancy Nutritional Products

A women needs proper nutrition after pregnancy though there are a few brands in the market catering to this need, there seems to lack of players offering traditional homemade dishes on order. You can start a business of making post pregnancy nutritional products hygienically packed and selling it on order basis, this will include products like roti made from bajra, desi chicken soup, desi ghee sheera, dry fruits laddu etc. This business can be done online i.e. orders can be taken on website or on call and delivered to the targeted customers.

Average: 5 (2 votes)
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