Maybe youre still unsure what career to pursue in the first place.
Maybe all you really know is that you want to run your own business, but are fresh out of small business ideas.
Thats okay the best business ideas don’t happen overnight. You might need to brainstorm a little. While looking at the booming industries year by year can be tempting, its also a good idea to look to your strengths. What is your skill set? What are you great at? This can be an excellent jumping-off point for coming up with the best business ideas.
Does your ideal career involve getting your hands dirty or, at the very least, working with your hands, as opposed to sitting in an office?
There are of course, a million possibilities here; however, Ive researched a few to get you started.
Start a plumbing, electric, or handyman type business
If youre a fan of tinkering and solving a problem, starting a plumbing, electrician, or general handyperson type business might be a good fit for you.
While its not as simple as, hey, go start plumbing, if youre looking for a hands-on career, you might want to consider seeking out a vocational degree in one of these fields and building a business around it. Ive also linked our free sample plans below, including one specific to starting a plumbing business.
*START A CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS
Similarly, a construction business could be a great fit for someone who enjoys hands-on work. While youll probably need to complete either an apprenticeship or a trade program to get started, if youre already an amateur or have worked construction in the past (or simply have interest in seeking the education), this might be a great fit.
*START A MECHANIC BUSINESS
Do you love working on cars? Would you like to do it for a living?
Like most other suggestions on this list, trade skills needyou guessed ita trade or vocational degree before you get started.
However, dont write off your interest as merely a hobby; it could make a great small business idea.
*START A SEWING AND ALTERATIONS BUSINESS
If you enjoy sewing, you might like a business specializing in altering or repairing garments.
While you dont need a specific degree or training, youll need a certain level of skill to get started with this one. However, if youre already a great sewer, an alteration business could be a great fit.
*START AN ACCOUNTING BUSINESS
Do you enjoy bookkeeping, preparing taxes, and generally managing money? Consider starting an accounting business. However, unlike many suggestions on this list, becoming an accountant and opening your own firm will require the right educationgenerally, youll need a bachelors degree, and youll also likely need to be licensed as a CPA.
*START A FINANCIAL PLANNING BUSINESS
Like starting an accounting business, youll want to look into the requirements for starting a financial planning business. However, if you have a background in finance, or would like to pursue the schooling, starting a financial planning business might be the right small business idea for you.
*START A PERSONAL TRAINING BUSINESS
If youre into some aspect of fitness, a personal training business could be a great small business idea. From general fitness coaching to becoming an instructor (think Zumba or Pilates)if youre more motivational than Chris Traeger from Parks and Rec, a personal training business might be a successful route for you. After all, the best business ideas for you will be the ones that play to your strengths.
Bear in mind that like many options on this list, you will need certification. NASM, ACE, and ACSM are a few of the most common and well-respected certifications, but the path you choose will depend on your specific focus.
*START A LIFE COACHING BUSINESS
Did you successfully navigate a difficult situation against all odds, and come out stronger on the other side? Do you see the best in people, and want to help them reach their full potential? If so, you could consider building a small business around life coaching.
START YOUR OWN FREELANCE WRITING BUSINESS
Sites like Elance and Upwork are great places to get started freelance writing, and you can easily build a small business around your skills as a freelance writer, or potentially expand to include other writers (or graphic designers, web designers, and so on) down the road.
Another great thing about starting a freelance writing small business? You can tailor it to your strengths. Whether youre interested in copywriting, technical writing, or writing for trade publications, writers are always in demand.
*START AN EDITING AND PROOFREADING BUSINESS
Similarly, editing and proofreading services are always needed, and would make a great small business idea. You can begin by taking on freelance work, and go from there (and surpriseyoure already a sole proprietor!).
*START A RESUME WRITING AND HELP BUSINESS
If you have an eye for detail (read: dont let mistakes go unnoticed!) your skills might be put to good use helping job-seekers perfect their resumes.
*START A GARDEN CENTER
If you love gardening, but would rather share your expertise than physically help others with their personal gardens, starting a garden center might be the right small business idea for you. You can advise and educate other enthusiasts on what it takes to make their gardens beautiful.
*START A LANDSCAPING BUSINESS
If, on the other hand, you do love the idea of working hands-on, you might consider a landscaping or lawn care business. While youll certainly need the skill set to get started, some lawn care services are ultra-basic to start (think mowing) and you can learn and add on more services over time.
*START A PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS
If youve got a great eye and are always the one who documents special moments, you might want to consider making a career out of your photography passion. While the competition is pretty stiff, specializing in a specific area, such as pet photography, weddings, or portraits can help set you apart.
*START A CAR-DETAILING BUSINESS
Taking the idea of detail-oriented in the most literal sense, a car detailing business could be a small business idea that is not only lucrative, but that plays to your strengths.
*START A HOUSE CLEANING BUSINESS
If youre naturally tidy and enjoy keeping places clean, consider starting a house cleaning business. Its fairly easy to start, requires no training or certification, and if youre detail-oriented, it could really play to your strengths.
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