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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Brochure/Pamplets Designing & Printing

Many businesses today need brochures/pamphlets for promotions. From restaurants distributing brochures to boost their home delivery business to gyms keeping brochures to explain their pricing. You can design and print brochures/pamphlets for businesses. A good design, competitive rates and good business contacts are necessity for the success of this business.

Average: 3.7 (26 votes)
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Buffet Only Restaurants

These restaurants serve food as per buffet system instead of the typical restaurants where separate prices are charged for each item on the menu. The buffet meals can be vegetarian or non-vegetarian, international or traditional cuisine depending upon its targeted customers.


Average: 3.7 (10 votes)
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Build Apps for mobile platforms

Basic coding is required for this idea,but earning potential is huge.iOS and Android are the leading Mobile platforms.iOS needs an investment to become an Application developer though the kit for android is free.

Average: 4 (37 votes)
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Building Maintenance

Carry out the cleaning and maintenance operations in offices, houses or institutes.

Average: 4.2 (22 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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Business Plan Writer

The organization will help writing and finalizing the business plan for other companies for a fee.

Average: 4 (32 votes)
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Buyback/Renting Medical Equipment

Many people undergoing therapy use a variety of medical equipment just until their therapy / healing process lasts.A system where these people can sell such equipment in good/working/sanitary conditions can be profitable and well as helpful.Also complimentary to such a business would be a rental business wherein maybe a certification authority or a professional can inspect and rent out equipment for the desired period of time.

Average: 4.2 (15 votes)
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Call Centre

Provide Value Added Services for companies which use the phone service for enquiries, product orders, etc.

Average: 4 (34 votes)
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Calorie Counted Meal Services

As people are busy with increasing work load, their nutrition is often ignored. This creates an opportunity; you can provide calorie counted meals delivered at the door step once the order is placed online. The target customers in this business can be the fitness conscious segment, also corporate working employees can be targeted.

Average: 4.7 (6 votes)
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Camps for children

Summer camps/winter camps and variations of activities with kids in mind is an excellent field for quick growth in a fun way. Specialized camps for example: golf camp or horse riding camp etc can be exciting as well as popular among schools and parents as well.It can also be an excellent bonding place for parents of kids in different schools.This could lead to a collection of child related clubs under this umbrella which would bring people together and would be fun for kids as well.

Average: 4.2 (39 votes)
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Candle making

There has been a sudden surge in the popularity of scented candles in the past decade. This popularity creates a tremendous business opportunity for the innovative entrepreneur to start a business that manufactures and sells candles.

Average: 4.1 (40 votes)
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Car cleaning services

Providing car cleaning services periodically and standardising and branding it.

Average: 4 (30 votes)
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Car Logo Lights

The organization will create car logo lights for logos like Hyundai, Volkswagen, Skoda etc.

Average: 3.9 (35 votes)
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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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Car Rental Services

Provide cars for rent to customers or organizations.

Average: 4.1 (17 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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Cardiac Rehabilitation Center

The modern working lifestyle has seen noticable rise in stress and heart problems. Starting a training center that provides cardiac rehabilitation facility to patients having heart problems. It includes well educated instructors on cardiac health issues. Heart patients are the potential customers.

Average: 3.3 (3 votes)
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Career Counselling

The organization will help clients choose their professional goals through a series of aptitude tests, interviews and discussions for a fee.

Average: 3.8 (29 votes)
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Case Study Portal

The website provides case studies for a wide array of topics for better understanding of concepts. The organization makes profit by advertisements on the site.

Average: 4.2 (20 votes)
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Cashless Payment Service

This idea deals with a cashless payment service(card) which can be attached on smartphones, tablets or a personal computer with a simple and small swipe/data acquisition peripheral.Every transaction can be charged based on a fixed percentage.This is aimed at allowing the seller/payment recipient to be more mobile. This would allow small retailers to accept payment from clients/customers via credit/debit cards without the need of complicated and/or expensive equipment.Similarly personal payments can be made in a matter of seconds.Similar services are running successfully in western countries and have huge potential in the Indian market.Thus sourcing such devices can also be looked into.

Average: 3.8 (14 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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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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Chauffeur Service

Provide chauffeurs to people or organizations for a cost.

Average: 4 (29 votes)
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Chemical Manufacturing

Segments within this include- pesticides, fertilizers, organic chemicals, inorganic chemicals, petrochemicals etc. has been identified as a growth area for small and medium size enterprises.

Average: 3.9 (33 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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Chocolate Making

Starting a business that creates chocolate treats is a great new enterprise to initiate. It can be opened as a joint venture with a restaurant or catering service.

Average: 4 (41 votes)
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Cleaning accessories

A good option could be to start a manufacturing business related to the cleaning industry.There is good potential even on a small scale to make an impact.Manufacturing can be done in house with the requisite equipment or can be contracted/outsourced to a business district which exist in various cities across India.Soaps can be manufactured with limited means as well.

Average: 3.9 (19 votes)
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Cleaning Services

Provide cleaning services in offices via a contract with the company.

Average: 4.1 (10 votes)
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Clothes on Rent

Due to increase in the cost of living, it is difficult for many people to spend on expensive attire for occasions that come and go. You can cater this section of society by starting a Clothes on Rent outlet/online business. Here you can rent people clothes for various occasions like marriage, festivals, corporate meet etc.

Average: 3.9 (27 votes)
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Clothing Brand for Children

Fashion is now not limited to adults, there are various brands available in the market that make fashionable clothing for children. These brands charge a premium for catering to the kids segment. This creates an opportunity of manufacturing/selling kids’ clothes that are of good quality and design with reasonable pricing targeting the pockets of middle to higher middle section of the society.

Average: 1.5 (2 votes)
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Coaching Institute

Open a coaching institute which gives coaching for some particular entrance or scholarship exams or for general school and college work. Initial capital requirement is moderate and the venture can be profitable.

Average: 4.1 (54 votes)
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Coffee Mugs

Designing custom made coffee mugs to be used in large corporate organizations with their company logo and vision.

Average: 4 (16 votes)
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Cola Making

Though there are many established players selling cola with excellent distribution like coca cola, pepsi etc. You can cater to the niche market by creating unique flavor colas. You can network with caterers, chemists, general stores, restaurants etc. You can also target rural areas if your cost efficiency allows you so.

Average: 4 (1 vote)
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Commercial Kitchen Rentals

Providing expensive kitchen equipment for rent. This is useful for the customer as he doesn't need to buy these expensive equipments but can rather rent them from this organization.

Average: 4 (16 votes)
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Community Restaurant Guide

Starting a business that creates and publishes a monthly community restaurant guide is a very simple business venture. This guide will contain information on new eateries, menu charges and coupons of some outlets.

Average: 4.1 (14 votes)
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Comparison Shopping In Home Appliances

Provide household appliances at a cheaper price by reducing maintenance and capital costs. This can be done by having a showroom containing no prototypes of standard items but only pamphlets or pictures to make the customers decide before putting in the final order.

Average: 4.2 (16 votes)
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Concrete Restoration

Concrete flooring in public buildings is nomally dull and ugly due to scratches. A new opportunity has therefore presented itself of resurfacing concrete.

Average: 4.1 (14 votes)
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Consolidated Plumbing/Electrician services

Housing societies can be targeted on a subscription basis along with partnerships with hardware stores.Advertising can be accomplished through reference or partnerships.Additional services can include insecticide services and building maintainance.This industry is largely dependent upon individuals and hence a consolidated servicing business could appeal to most housing societies as well as independent owners.Reliability and reachability is an important factor.

Average: 4.2 (23 votes)
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Services are being provided in many fields. For example: management, finance, legal and marketing. If you are a professional you may want to think about consultancy.

Average: 4 (24 votes)
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Content Creation

The organization will create the content for websites of other companies. This will be done either on contract basis or for a fixed fee.

Average: 4.1 (17 votes)
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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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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry helps in enhancing the appearance of one’s smile. You can start a dental cosmetic clinic to cater the look conscious section of the society.

Average: 5 (1 vote)
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Customized Branded Products

This solution would allow companies, business, educational institutions to put their Branding on objects used by their stakeholders. For example, a school could strike a bulk which would entail delivery of school bags with an approved design and logo. Also every function or giveaway could be branded this way. Similarly companies can utilize these services to put the companies logo on any material the company provides to its employees.Its a growing trend that employees especially technology oriented who would like to flaunt their companies logo as well. A similar spin off could also help supply customized T-Shirts for office/school occasions.Corporate gifting could also come in the purview of this business.

Average: 4.1 (26 votes)
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Customized Sketching Services

The organization has artists which create sketches of customers for a fixed fee. The customers can be people who want to capture the special moments of their lives like first date, marriage, newborn, family get together, friends' reunion etc. The sketch artist can either draw from an existing photo or can visit the customer for drawing live.


Average: 3.8 (10 votes)
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Data Entry

The organization or individual will complete data entry jobs for other companies in a given time for a fee.

Average: 3.5 (29 votes)
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Design Boutiques

Custom clothing designs and tailoring for your customers.

Average: 4.1 (21 votes)
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Designer Lace Manufacturing & Selling

Lace is one of the most important product used to enhance the beauty of the traditional wear (salwar suits, moden dresses). With traditional embroided laces available in the market, now businesses are also focussing on designer printed laces for sarees. You can use all the creativity in the world to create unique design of printed/embroidered laces. This business can be done online or in a store.

Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
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Designer Lights/Lamps

Everybody likes a house that is beautifully decorated with creative lightings. With an increase in the demand of interior decoration business, there has been also a simultaneous rise in the demand for designer lights. One can start a business of making lights in a creative way and selling them to the customers. This business can be done as a wholesaler, retailer,  in shops/malls/kiosk or online.

Average: 4.3 (4 votes)
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Designer Printed Fans

In the modern world, designer stuffs are in demand, we have designer clothes, designer jewelry, designer lights, designer paints etc. so why not create designer fans. These fans will be printed with different graphical designs and can be sold at a premium. Different materials can be used to make designs like vinyl, paints, etc.

Average: 3.7 (7 votes)
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Designer Sarees

Even when western clothing is flourishing in India, one traditional dress is still growing in demand. Sarees are preferred by many women as a occasional wear. You can start to manufacture and sell designer sarees made of various fabrics. The key to success is to provide products that the existing saree players don’t cater.

Average: 3 (2 votes)
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