50 Small Business Ideas For Your Local Area
Stop and have a think for a minute about your local area. You may live in a city or you may live in a rural area. Your particular area may be affluent or poor, blue collar or white collar.
Whatever type of area you live in I bet that there are services you can provide to your local community that people will pay you for.
For instance if you live in an affluent area, people will tend to have big houses with significant gardens – gardens which will need tending, houses that will need maintaining – and people would be willing to pay for such maintenance…
For instance, I don’t mind gardening at all, but I do hate the annual trimming of hedges… it’s not so much the trimming itself but the gathering and getting rid of all the debris which causes me the biggest issue…. I would (and do) gladly pay somebody to perform a) a more professional job (as they have proper tools to do it) and b) the job itself because I don’t have the time or inclination to do it …
So here are 50 plus small business ideas constructed around services which you could provide in your local area…. it’s a starter list, designed to get your thinking cap on ….
Look around you, ask the question ….
- What does my area need that I can provide?
- What does it need that it currently doesn’t get?
Note that for some of these you may require specific training (and possibly experience) and for many you will need to invest in specific tools …. but people will be prepared to pay for that knowledge, experience, and just the fact that you have the right tools for the job….
Oh, and one last thing. People today talk about a lack of jobs and opportunities.. well maybe it is time to create your own job and your own opportunity.. look around you, identify the gaps, and fill them….
50 Plus “Local” Small Business Ideas
- Provide a lawn maintenance service
- Provide a hedge cutting service
- Provide a tree maintenance service
- Provide a garden pond maintenance service
- Provide a swimming pool maintenance service
- Provide a handyman/odd-jobs service
- Provide a gutter cleaning service
- Provide an external painting service
- Provide an internal decorating service
- Provide a cleaning service
- Provide a carpet cleaning service
- Provide a shed or garage clearing service
- Provide a television repair service
- Provide a washing machine/dishwasher maintenance service
- Provide a service constructing flat pack furniture
- Start a woodworking business with outdoor furniture
- Start a local gift basket business
- Start a battery repair business
- Start a mobile car washing business
- Start a car detailing business
- Run a local fitness group
- Consider a slimming group franchise
- Provide IT support services in your local area
- Run a home delivery service
- Run a meal delivery service
- Start up a cafe, restaurant or pub
- Start a local taxi service
- Start a school bus service
- Start a window cleaning service
- Start an office cleaning service
- Start a pavement cleaning service
- Start a photography portrait business
- Start a wedding photography business
- Start a business preparing houses for sale (house staging)
- Start a business clearing foreclosed houses
- Start a business providing antenatal support
- Start a business providing postnatal support
- Start a business coaching sports
- Start a business as a tour guide
- Create an online directory for local businesses
- Run a local newsletter and sell advertising space
- Start a pet minding service
- Start a dog walking service
- Start a pet grooming service
- Start a bookkeeping service
- Start a counselling service
- Help local businesses around you get online
- Help local business around you increase their search engine ranking
- Become a business coach to local businesses
- Become a personal skills coach …….
- Start a laundry service
- Start an ironing service …..
And that is just off the top of my head this morning ….. I bet you can increase this list, I bet you can expand it to 100 or more …. services you could provide in your local area that people would be willing to pay you for ..
Just get your thinking cap on