Small Business Ideas

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A Shop on Etsy
If you are the creative type and enjoy handmade crafts like candle-making, knitting sweaters or making jewelry, consider opening your own shop online. Etsy is a huge global marketplace for items that are handmade or vintage. For further information, read our blog post, Home Business Idea: Becoming a Success on Etsy.com.

Aging Services
The baby boomer population is aging. This presents a huge business opportunity since seniors (and their family members) will need a myriad of services from help with downsizing to in-home care. Explore the opportunities for capturing the seniors market.

AirBnB
Have a unique property? You can make great money renting it out to world travelers. Check out airbnb.com.

Buy a Business
Why re-invent the wheel when you can buy into a business that already works? Check out franchise.com for brick-and-mortar options or search for ecommerce websites here.

Drones
One of the fastest growing markets in the US is for flying drones. Drones have a wide range of applications from agriculture to wedding photography. New businesses for renting and selling drones are popping up everywhere. In the last year, Entrepreneur.com also featured several companies that are creating software solutions for managing fleets of drones. If you are interested in this area, but don't know where to start, try reading our blog post, How Drones Can Revolutionize Your Small Business Prospects.

Drop Shipping
This is one of the easiest ways to start an online business. Whether you choose to sell drop ship products through eBay or your own site, you can make good money as a retailer without purchasing inventory. Check out this Ultimate Guide to Dropshipping.


Food Truck
Food Trucks have recently become very popular, and can be a lower-cost way to enter the culinary world or a great way for current restaurateurs to expand their services. Read this post at Food Truckr to learn more about this new business idea, and what you need to know before making the leap. 

Freelancer
Today's best jobs are moving online. Get paid for completing freelance projects in these categories: web development, graphic design, writing, translation, virtual office administration, marketing & sales, engineering & architecture, finance, law or management.
Find freelance jobs. 

Paint-n-Sip
Do you have a marketing or management background and a bit of a creative streak? A paint-n-sip business might be perfect for you. Check out this Forbes article on the drinking while painting trend.

T-Shirts
Are you a laser-focused marketer with a bit of artistic talent? Try creating t-shirts for profit. Visit Shopify to learn How to Create Your First Online T Shirt Store.

Tutoring Services
Have skills in a specific topic like math or language? Consider charging for tutoring services. You can start by signing up with wyzant.com.

 

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