If you’re interested in opening up a lucrative business, but little money to invest, don’t fade. Be an entrepreneur and be able to create a profitable company with little!
Whether you are unemployed, whether you wish to earn more money, whether you want to be your own employer, have greater freedom, achieve success, apply available resources… For whatever reason, every day there are several people who decide to set up their own company. But not all of them have financial capacity for large investments.
Now, the good news is that it is not always necessary to have a major investment in the process start-up phase. Many times there are advantages in taking a conservative approach to the market and limiting losses through the reduction of investment, as if little is invested, little is lost too. A fact that motivates even people with the least vocation to risk thinking about starting a business. If that’s your case, congratulations! You’re on the right track. The next step is to decide which business can and should open with little money but much will to achieve your goal.
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Ideas of Small Business
1. Online Store
If you want to sell a service or a product directly to consumers, all you need to get started is a website and a software suitable for web commerce, choose the service(s) or product(s) you want to sell and put your hands to work!
2. Organizing Events
Is there a way to organize parties, seminars, lectures and other events? Is it creative and has an eye for the details? Yes? Then start an event management business and give profitability to your professional needs. Do not forget that we all need the organization of events, from private to large organizations. A market to peering!
3. Feeding Services
Do you like to cook? Are your recipes a success? Then consider launching a home-made business in the area of the restoration, whether for sale to individuals or companies. A great idea also for those who want to test their way to cooking before opening a restaurant. You can even opt for a catering company that uses customers’ own kitchens to prepare meals for special occasions or go to companies to deliver lunch in Marmitas. Only take into account the rules and regulations for food industry companies.
If you like to take care of children, know that in most places you do not need a license to carry out a babysitting service at home. Just keep your group of children below a certain number, depending on the regulations of the area where you live, and take care of it while the parents go to work. It’s an opportunity to do what you like without leaving the house.
If you like to treat the garden enjoy this facet to open a business directed to those who have no time or way to gardening. With just over a pair of work gloves, pruning shears, lawn mower and a ladder, you can start in this business.
6. Errand Service
Nowadays people are busier than ever and would gladly hire a messenger who would pick up the suit in the dry cleaning shop, pay the light bill, take the car to the inspection, set up restaurant for a birthday party Etc. You only need to be attentive, responsible and owning a car and mobile phone.
7. Computer Maintenance
If you realize computers this is the ideal business for you, because with the proliferation of desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones for each family member, there are many opportunities to provide private computer services such as antivirus installation, Software, desktop cleanings, software downloads, and printer connections, among others.
8. Cleaning Services
Doesn’t the House have any secrets for you? Don’t wait any longer! There are always people and businesses looking for a little domestic help. Creating a cleaning company is one of the easiest ways to get into the business world because basically anyone can do cleanings since it’s a task that is part of our lives. Cleaning companies can provide services in various sectors, and they are usually divided into three strands: cleaning of ladders in condominiums, household cleaning/housing and office cleanup.
9. Energy Efficiency Consultant
Currently want private house owners want companies are looking for any possible way to cut costs, but figuring out how to reduce spending on electricity is not as easy as one might imagine. If you have training in public or construction services and can advise owners or companies about the best way to isolate, install smart meters, reduce water use, etc., here is a service to offer!
Recyclable materials are worth gold! Steel, copper and computer components deserve more than ever your attention. With a good ad campaign and a pickup truck, you can start buying scrap metal or offering to remove scrap, such as old computers, electronics articles, empty ink cartridges and other recyclable materials. It’ll make a profit and help Mother Nature.
11. Baby Sitter for Pets
For those who love pets, this might be a good idea. If you are a trustworthy, organized and affectionate person, you will not miss “owners” who bet on you. Start with the ride, Bath, nails and flea treatments and then pass for haircuts and other specialized services.
If you are an organized person, have you ever thought about offering your services as an organizer to those who do not have the time or ability to organize your home or workplace? If you like organizing and creating order from chaos, start here!
13. Virtual Assistant
All you need to start working as a virtual assistant is a portable computer and a good website. If you have experience in administrative work, better. Virtual wizards work remotely and do everything an entrepreneur or manager does not have time to do, such as open and reply emails, track customers, pay bills…
With the recession, many companies have cut into their staff but none can survive without an accountant. If you have experience in the area this is the ideal solution for you. Offer your remote accounting services and work from home.
15. The translator
Most companies can’t afford to keep a translator on the team. Others don’t even think about it because they only need translation work punctually. For both cases, you can be the solution… If it is believed in tongues.
16. Social Networking consultant
If you are the number one fan of social networks, take this suggestion to make money to do what you like best. There is no doubt that social networks have come to stay and are an unprecedented marketing opportunity for companies if they know how to use them appropriately. And this is where your help comes in: integrating social networks into the functional structure of a company and, if you have marketing knowledge, offer your content production services for Web and social network management.
Anyone with a blog or website constantly needs new content because search engines favor sites with new, relevant and permanently updated content. But most companies do not have the time or knowledge to devote themselves to the production of content and can delegate this task itself, if they have training and a way to the area. Among web content, such as blogs and websites, and press releases, there is much to write!
18. Support for the Third Age
It does not need to be a nurse to help elderly people. If you want to do it, go ahead. Many seniors live alone but need help with daily tasks, payment of bills, grocery shopping, etc. Their families would be happy if they found a trustworthy and responsible person who could provide some support and who they could trust. Just some time available for a daily visit and here’s a business that has legs to walk.
19. Design Services
Do you have the knack for drawing and graphic design knowledge? Then disclose your design and production services for marketing materials such as logos, flyers, business cards, calendars, postcards and more. And if you have the opportunity to invest in editing software, printers and computers, you can even offer the impression of virtually any quantity and format.
20. Sewing Services
If you love sewing, launch a service of confections, repairs and/or changes to garments in your place of residence, in an area where you imagine that your clientele or even online. In addition, you can also offer an ironing service (don’t forget that nobody likes ironing).
21. Reseller of Products
Have you thought about being a product dealer or drop shipping? Transport to the online environment this business that does not imply investment in stocks and initiate an activity on its own by selling by catalog or consignment. Without any obligation to acquire goods or services, you can start selling and earning your commissions today, receiving the customer first and then paying the supplier. This business model can be applied to numerous sectors of activity, but in Portugal the most common activities are related to gadgets with provenance from China.
22. Cleaning and car wash
In view of the number of automobiles circulating in the country, this is an attractive business as there are many opportunities in driver support services that go beyond the repair workshops, to the extent that each component of the automobile can generate a business. And we don’t just talk about cleaning, you can for example invest in a tire shop, escapes, paint or even in a workshop for the electric part, among other ideas.
23. Sale of second hand products
The business of selling used items is not new but still profitable. There are small items that are a bit by all houses, such as appliances, furniture, computer and electronic equipment, games, books, jeweler, etc., which are passible to be marketed. You can open your online store multi and manage a panoply of vendors that can also be your final consumers.
24. Private tour guide
Tourism in Portugal remains a profitable sector. If you have knowledge in this area you can perfectly collect interesting places to know in your area and launch yourself as a private tour guide. Of course, it is essential that you obtain the most rigorous information about the places where you want to take tourists, but in addition, all you need is to promote your services in hotels and possess language skills and a comfortable van that Offer a beautiful view (or alternatively a Tuk Tuk or sidecar).
25. Image Consultant
If you have training in the area of image consultancy and are a person of good taste who receives often compliments on your dress, do not need more! A private image consultant can help anyone, especially an executive, to present themselves in the most convenient and current manner, with good taste and, especially, trust. The wrong colors, fabrics, style and haircut can mark on the negative and compromise any meeting, any meeting, and any event. However, most people are too busy (or do not have good taste QB) to worry about their image but would not hesitate to get indications from an expert on where to buy clothing, what parts to acquire, how to cut the hair, what color to use, etc.
In addition to these suggestions and depending on your desire or not for manual work and decorative arts, you can also create a small online business of selling accessories and jeweler, selling toys and small pieces of wooden furniture, birthday cakes, Hand-made clothes, suitcases and props in fabric, etc.
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