Want to start a business today

25 Ideas for a ‘Stay at Home’ Base Small Business

Want to start a business today? Running short on ideas on what you want to start a business with? Basically, it’s what you know what other people are looking for. Starting a business is about having that great idea and follow-through. Here are some ideas for you to think about. Again, start with what you know, followed by what you want to do.

Do you have ideas that people can use to improve their lives?
Starting a business is about having that great idea and follow-through

Woodworking Business –This may include projects you have become proficient. Start a business using your projects as your product. How to Start Your Own Home-Based Woodworking Company – http://thebasicwoodworking.com/how-to-start-your-own-home-based-woodworking-company/

Freelancing – Do you love to write? Are there readers out there that could enjoy your work? Also, there is a huge demand for content writing that businesses are looking for. They can outsource this task to you. More on Starting a Freelance Business – http://www.thepennyhoarder.com/starting-a-freelance-business/

Blogging – Do you have ideas that people can use to improve their lives? Post important information that solves a problem so your fans will better their lives. If you do, you can watch the traffic increase and promote your site. I’m sure you have lots to say. More on How to Become a Blogger – http://www.problogger.net/

Virtual Assistant – Many companies are outsourcing their clerical and other office work. You’ll be ready to serve with your own virtual assistant business. More on becoming a Virtual Assistanthttps://www.entrepreneur.com/article/71516

Start a Creative Business – There are arts and things you can sell as your product. But you must be creative. I’m a successful wood carver and started a small business. What is your art or craft? How about candle making, stain glass art, jewelry making or clothing accessories? You’ll find a vast variety of idea at Etsy to give you ideas – https://www.etsy.com/ More Ideas for Creative Business – http://www.creativebusinessinc.com/

Home-Based Bakery or Food Business – Has this happened to you? People tell you how great your cooking is? There’s got to be new customers who will want to sample your dishes. Set a splendid table for them to sample. They will also tell their friends to enjoy your cooking. More to Start a Home-Based Bakery – http://www.webstaurantstore.com/article/43/how-to-start-a-home-bakery.html

Child Day Care – Are you a ‘stay at home’ mom? Maybe you could open your home to other kids. This is a great business for a nurturing parent. More on Starting a Child Day Care Business – http://www.startingadaycarecenter.com/?hop=e13o13

Handy-Man Business – Are you handy with your set of tools? Everyone is looking for a handy-man or woman to make repairs around their house. You can practice around your house and see how proficient you can be. – More on Starting a Handy-Man Business – http://www.mrhandyman.com/

Gift Baskets – Some artistic skills are required. Are you known for your home décor arrangement craftsmanship? Then you can assemble knick knacks and things in an attractive basket. Each basket is unique and ready for your customer’s parties. More on Starting a Gift Basket Business – http://www.internetbasedmoms.com/ideas/gift-baskets.html

Real Estate Home Inspector – Do you have the knack to know what makes a house livable? Are you up to the latest building codes? Can you spot what’s wrong with a house that is not quite up to code? If not, there are classes that can train how to sniff out what’s wrong and evaluate a solid house. How to Become a Home Inspector – http://www.homeinspector.org/Become-a-home-inspector

Real Estate Agent – While we’re on the subject, how about using your sales skills to find the right home for someone? Wouldn’t you like to help people get started in the home of their dreams? Get your real estate license and make your clients’ dreams come true. How to Begin Your Real Estate Business – http://realestate.about.com/od/anewagentplan/

Tutoring – Do you have the teaching skills to help kids with their homework? Kids today struggle with their class assignments and need help. You may be the one to give them a hand and set them on the road to educational success. How to Start an at Home Tutoring Business – http://smallbusiness.chron.com/start-home-tutoring-business-4427.html

Pet Services Business – Do you love to spend time with animals? Sure, you always wanted to walk the dogs. But if you have the desire to care for pets, this may be a business worth starting.  You can learn to trim, bath and care for animals, and make their owners happy and tell their friends and family. More on How to Start a Pet Care Business – http://www.inc.com/guides/2010/10/how-to-start-a-pet-care-business.html

Selling Homemade Baked Goods – Let’s get back to you as a great cook. Here you can use your baking creations and set up a home bakery shop. Your customers will come to you. Or, you can create a flyer of your delicious cookies and brownies and have a prompt delivery service. More on Starting a Home Business Selling Baked Goods – http://business.lovetoknow.com/wiki/How_to_Sell_Homemade_Baked_Goods

Web Designer – All businesses need to get their message out. Companies are looking for someone who knows how to create professional-looking web sites. When they find out that someone is you, they will come knocking at your door to build them one. More on Starting a Web Design Business – http://www.powerhomebiz.com/business-ideas/starting-a-web-design-business.htm

Wedding Planner – Wouldn’t you like to help a happy bride arrange her wedding day? She may not have the time to get everything in order for the big day by herself. That’s where you come in. Make her dreams come true. More on Wedding Planning – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charles-tran/thinking-of-starting-a_b_2219137.html

Professional Organizer – Organizing tasks can range from organizing a shoe closet to designing a storage space for a marketing firm. Organization is important to all businesses. And with your skills in putting things in order is what they need. More on Starting a Professional Organizing Business – http://www.metropolitanorganizing.com/professional-organizer-training/starting-a-professional-organizing-business/

Organize and Teach Online Courses – There’s always someone interested in what you know. More on Teaching Online – http://www.geteducated.com/teaching-online-courses/253-online-teaching-opportunities

Personal Trainer – Everybody wants to get fit. With you as their fitness coach or personal trainer you can help them achieve their goals. You’ll have the satisfaction to see their progress and become part of their success. More on How to Start an In-Home Personal Training Business – http://smallbusiness.chron.com/start-in-home-personal-training-business-4693.html

Antique Appraiser – If you are interested in antiques and other old world treasures, this may be a business for you. Inform your customers their antiques will give them money to send their kids through college, or what they have is junk. Either way, you may find the next history changing item. – How to Become an Antique Appraiser – http://www.wikihow.com/Become-an-Antique-Appraiser

Catering Service – If you like to do more for your customers than just bake, then catering may be for you. You help your customers plan a once in a life time event that they will remember forever. They will tell your friends about your. More on Catering Service – http://homebusiness.about.com/od/homebusinessprofiles/fl/How-to-Start-a-Home-Based-Catering-Service.htm

Gourmet Pet Foods – You may be a good cook for human customers, but pets can be fussy eaters too. Maybe you can be the one to create then next great pet entrée. How to Start a Gourmet Pet Food Businesshttp://www.powerhomebiz.com/blog/2011/02/how-to-start-a-gourmet-pet-food-business/

Personal Shopper and Errand Service – Do you like to shop? How about shopping for someone else? You can share your expertise on products that save money or things that can do the impossible. And don’t forget your corporate clients. They may need a personal shopper with your skills to bring home the best. More to Your Own Personal Shopper Business – http://www.internetbasedmoms.com/articles2/personal_shopper.htm

Sell Used Books – Everybody has used books. Collect and sell on-line or find a buyer who will deal in large bulk. And people are not only interested in used books. How about used collectables like maps, postcards, greeting cards, illustrations, movie posters and magazines? This business will keep the customers coming back to you. More on Used Book Reseller – http://womeninbusiness.about.com/od/business-ideas/fl/Love-Books-Why-Not-Become-a-Book-Reseller.htm

Event Planner – Do you like to work the parties? Then you must become excited when you plan a party or event to make other’s happy. You can create events like office parties, reunions, anniversaries and family get-togethers. What can be more fun than to see other’s having fun at your parties? How to Become an Event Planner – http://eventplanning.about.com/od/eventcareers/f/eventplanneris.htm

Picking a Small ‘At Home’ Business Check List

1)      Concentrate and consider on what you would like (love) to do

2)      Analyze what you’re good at

3)      Create product or draw up a serve check list and schedule

4)      Make sure your schedule can handle your new business

5)      Make sure you have enough funds to start your new business

More on finding your Small Business Idea

 

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