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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Guide Books

Guide books are popular among children and young adults to compress and consolidate textbook material.Many a times students rely on guide books for exam preparations.Thus this business involves skill and a responsibility towards your readers.Consequently you can also contribute to existing brand of guide books who keep publishing newer editions of the same book with minor changes to keep sales up.

Average: 3.9 (29 votes)
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Gummy Bear Candy Manufacturing

Gummy bear candies are enjoyed across age groups from children to grandmothers. You can start manufacturing gummy bear candies with various flavors, brand it and create an efficient distribution chain for selling it. You can approach malls, general stores, chemists, theatres, restaurants etc. for its promotion & selling.

Average: 4.5 (2 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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Hair Salon

Hair styling has been considered one of the most important aspects of fashion. You can start a hair salon to cater different needs of consumers like hair cut, hair spa, hair color, etc. This business can also be started online providing services at the consumer's home, but this requirs good network of customers.

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Handmade Paper

Manufacture handmade paper which is now growing in demand. This require skills of not only design but also sales and marketing.

Average: 4.2 (35 votes)
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Hazardous Waste Collection

Collecting hazardous and toxic wastes from industries and safely disposing it.

Average: 3.4 (16 votes)
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Health Spas

As the stress levels are increasing among the people day by day, they are turning to spas and massage parlours for a sense of relaxation. You could set up a massage parlour and also customize a theme for it viz. Thai, Kerala etc. and also get people from those places to maintain the authenticity. It maybe a bit of an expenditure in the beginning but their definitely is a market and might run quite successfully once set up well.

Average: 4 (23 votes)
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Healthy Oils

Providing unadulterated pure oil for consumption & massage has demand. You can set up a small store extracting oil in front of the customers for a fee. You can extract oil of various products like olive, almond, sesame etc. In addition to this you can also set up manufacturing unit for making healthy cooking oil.

Average: 1 (1 vote)
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Healthy Snack

In this health conscious world, one may come up with this innovative idea of providing healthy snack outlets for the health conscious people. Healthy snacks may include sprouts and pulses products, salads etc.

Average: 4.2 (22 votes)
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Healthy Snacking

With more and more people becoming health conscious, there is a rise in the demand of healthy snacking products. You can start a brand catering this section of the society. Either packaged products or order to make can be sold.


Average: 3 (1 vote)
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Herbal Products

The organization will manufacture and/or distribute herbal products. This has the potential to be profitable as many people prefer these products as they use natural, non toxic ingredients.

Average: 3.9 (25 votes)
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Hobby Classes

Give hobby classes to children or adults like teaching instuments like guitar, sports like football and arts and crafts. Requires a small capital and is easy to manage.

Average: 4.4 (8 votes)
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Home Energy Consultancy

This organization will consult households on how to reduce their energy consumption for a fee. This does not require a high initial capital but requires good marketing and people skills.

Average: 4.2 (22 votes)
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Home Repair Services

Provide services for home repair, ranging from electronics, plumbing, painting and other minor contracting services. You can choose to provide all these services as one business.

Average: 4 (18 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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Honey Making

If you can develop a strong network of suppliers to sell your products, you can start a beekeeping facility to produce honey. The unique selling proposition of your business would be to sell pure honey.

Average: 1 (1 vote)
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Hospital furniture on rent

We see that many homes today are in need of hospital furniture like beds,trollies etc. for their old or sick family members. But they need this furniture only for some duration of time till the concerned person gets cured. 'Hospital furniture on rent' is a businees idea which will cater to this need.

Average: 4 (20 votes)
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Hotel Equipment

Provide equipment that hotels constantly need.

Average: 4.1 (17 votes)
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House Sitting Business

The organization will send someone to look after the house and pets of the owner when he/she is away on work or vacation.

Average: 4 (23 votes)
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House-maid service providers

Standardizing and branding of house-maid services thus assuring quality and reliability.

Average: 4.2 (18 votes)
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Giving houseboats on rent for parties of personal or professional nature.

Average: 4 (32 votes)
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Hybrid Car Spares

We all know how the fuel prices are increasing drastically everyday and not only this but the environmental hazards these are causing. A solution that has been developed for this is the use of hybrid cars. However, in India this has yet to gain momentum. Although there are a few companies selling them, the prices are very high due to no government subsidies. You could start a maunfacturing plant for the spare parts of such a car. This would make it more affordable and popular.

Average: 3.9 (30 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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Imitation Jewelry

With rise in the prices of precious metals, people are asking for imitation jewelry. You can manufacture imitation jewelry with unique designs and sell it to the targeted customers.You can either act as a wholesaler or a retailer; you can do this business in a shop or online.


Average: 4.7 (3 votes)
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Importing products

Import products from other countries for marketing in India. China has emerged as the supplier for a large number of economical products.You may look at for a vast range of products which may have scope in India

Average: 4.1 (37 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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Inductive Charging

Inductive charging uses electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. It thus eliminates the use of wires between charging station and the device that needs to be charged. This could further be expanded to make wireless charging. Though a lot of research has to be done in this field, it can be the way of the future with widespread applications from Health measures to Entertainment.

Average: 4.1 (20 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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Innovative Alarm Clocks

These clocks should not allow snooze or they should be connected to something which throws water on the face if person is not awake in some time, or the alarm should not allow getting off by moving like a remote car. Some more ideas are possible.

Average: 4 (31 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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Interior Designing

If you have an eye or passion for interior designing, you can consider the possibility of beginning your own decorating business. Every person wants to be build his/her own dream house or office space. With the advent of technology, the interior furnishings have gained a new market with people customizing their houses according to their own aesthetic sense. If you have an artistic streak in you, you could do up a house as there are a lot of them coming up nowadays including luxury apartments.

Average: 4.1 (21 votes)
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Internet Research

Carry out the research for other organizations for a fee.

Average: 4 (21 votes)
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Inverter Manufacturing

Manufacture various types of inverters ranging from domestic to industrial. You can also think of providing service and leasing.

Average: 4 (29 votes)
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Juice bar

As a result of increasing demand for healthy juices rather than roadside juice carts, a juice bar/lounge can dominate the market. It would provide the mix of taste with hygiene as also relaxation.

Average: 3.9 (13 votes)
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Kick Boxing Club

As the need for self-defense training & fitness arises, there are many customers including women & children that are interested to learn this form of martial arts. You can start a kick boxing club focusing on flexibility, strength training & self-defense techniques.

Average: 4 (1 vote)
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The organization will help in looking after gardens for households, public places and companies.

Average: 3.6 (14 votes)
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Language Lessons

People are providing a variety of language lessons these days. If you are proficient in a language, this would be relatively easy to implement.

Average: 4 (15 votes)
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Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a treatment where laser is used to remove unwanted hair in a person's body. Initially only women were the targeted customers but with increased look consciousness among men, both the genders are potential customers. Models do it for looking more presentable, body builders do it for displaying muscle cuts, and people also demand such treatments before their wedding. If you are qualified this business has growing demand in India.

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A self-service laundry is a facility where clothes are washed and dried. Such a service is known as a laundromat. They are quite famous in countries such as US, UK, Australia etc. However, the concept is not really prevalent in India. Laundromats can be set up within campuses such as colleges or offices, where people live in hostels. In the fast paced world, it can be a very rewarding venture.

Average: 3.8 (34 votes)
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Leasing of Construction Equipment

Renting out construction equipment to construction companies.

Average: 3.9 (36 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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Leather Raw Materials

Provide raw materials to the prominent leather industry in India

Average: 3.9 (24 votes)
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LED Lighting

LED lights are becoming popular among consumers. LEDs & LED rope lights can last for years and can help save significant amount of money due to lower energy costs.
LED bulb is capable of adjusting intensity, light temperature, and even color in ways that are impossible with incandescent or fluorescent bulbs. In sign displays, LED diodes can outlast fluorescent tube lighting by many years, saving money in the long term. Plus, the number of possible color combinations that can be achieved with an LED screen is close to infinite, providing an unprecedented amount of flexibility.

Average: 4 (53 votes)
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Library cum cafe

A library in combination with a cafe would be an excellent attraction for book lovers. It would enhance their reading experience.

Average: 3.9 (32 votes)
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Low Fat Food

Create commercially producible low fat food which also takes into account certain dietary requirements of customers like gluten intolerance and lactose intolerance.

Average: 3.9 (20 votes)
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Maintenance and Repair of Home Appliances

Provide maintenance and repair for home appliances either directly on site or at an outlet.

Average: 4.1 (25 votes)
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Make-It-Yourself Restaurants

Here, people can choose their own ingredients what they want and they can get the dish specially made for themselves rather than just ordering off the menu. The guests can also be given a choice as to whether they want to take part in the preparation of a dish which can also be served to other guests in the restaurant.

Average: 4.8 (199 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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Managing Errands and Miscellaneous Tasks

Providing and managing services for Errands, Deliveries, Drivers, Packing/Unpacking, Quick Cleanings, Vendor Research & Office work.

Average: 4.1 (26 votes)
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Manging Payrolls

Manage payrolls of employees of other organizations for a fee.

Average: 3.6 (25 votes)
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