20 good small business ideas with low investment

20 good small business ideas with low investment

20 good small business ideas with low investment

There are several young people, college students, housewives who want to earn money by spending few hours in a day or week. Such people can start any small business ideas with low investment. Don’t just look for Small Business Ideas in Chennai or Business Ideas in Mumbai. These ideas would work for every one including who are searching for business ideas for women.

20 good small business ideas with low investment

We have analyzed good small business ideas which can be started with very low investment.

1)  Recruitment firm: With the unemployment rate increasing, there is a large demand for the recruitment firm. Starting this small business would require very low investment.

2)  Real estate consultant: With growing demand on real estate properties, starting a real estate consultant business would be a good option. I have seen the real estate consultants charging 1 to 2% as commission on the real estate property value which is finalized with the customer. This is a good idea for small business.

3)  Man power resourcing: Providing resources to the companies on need basis would be another good business idea. Little planning in terms of hiring is required; else this small business ideas would not be successful.

4)  Kirana / Groceries delivery centre: This is one of the innovative idea to start small business. The business idea is here to deliver the kirana / groceries to the door step of the consumer with some additional charge. The kirana business + additional delivery centre option would be unique business and there is very good potential in this business.

5)  Book store: Opening a book store is good idea. It can include school books, stationery or general management books etc., Thought this has become common business idea, people are finding this method as a old business idea. Innovative methods in this business idea can lead to good income.

6)  Custom made festival gifts: Have you observed the special gifts during festival seasons? You can try any innovative methods of preparing gifts for the festivals.

7)  Mobile food court: People have become busy, they do not want to spend time in travelling to restaurants. Mobile food courts are becoming prominent these days which provides food facilities at good locations where there is potential business.

8)  Start your own blog / website: Start your own internet blog or website like the one I have started for Best investment options. This small business idea would cost you very low investment or you can even create a blog  /website for free. However you need to spend time every day or several hours a week to become successful in this business.

9)  Insurance agent:  Insurance agent is another old business. However people still give lot of preference to insurance, hence this business idea is not going to get killed in the near future. There are ways to be successful as an insurance agent.

10) Gift articles shoppe: Start a shop which sells, Gift articles. This is another fast developing small business. I have seen success in such business idea when the shop is placed in a good location.

11) Event management: Event management business is fast growing business. If you have good networking and you can move things quickly, then you could be successful in this small business.

12) Start your online internet business like selling on eBay: Have you ever tried any internet business like selling on eBay. There are several simple steps to follow to become successful in eBay business. There are good options in this business like you need not own any goods, but you can sell them directly to customers. What a good idea.

13) Train people on what you are expert in: This is one of the excellent small business ideas. Start training the people, what you are expert in. Become more expert while you teach. If someone asks me to talk about good investments or business ideas, I can talk for nonstop 5 to 6 hours. If you have such skill, you could be a winner in this business in the area which you are expert.

14) Ice cream shop business: Gone are the days where people used to think that ice cream demand is only in summer. Opening an ice cream parlor / shop would be a good idea for small business which would run through all the seasons.

15) Chocolate shop business: This is a new and fast growing small business. Who does not like chocolate? This answers how successful the business would be.

16) SEO consultant: Search engine optimization consultant. Have you heard of this? There are several blogs or websites which are getting created every day. However how many are sustaining. More than 80% of them are getting buried within few months. This is due to lack of knowledge on how to market the blog and improve the rankings. Learning the SEO would take 1 to 3 months time frame, but there are enormous opportunities once you have become expert in SEO.

17) Yoga instructor: This would be a good idea for women and senior citizens or college students who want to spend few hours and want to make money.

18) Wedding planner: This is also one among the fast growing small business ideas. Good networking skills and skills on making things happen, are required to be successful in this business.

19) Jewellery maker: Do you love gold? Then why not get trained as jewellery maker which would take 3 to 5 months and start this business?

20) Interior designer: People preferring to live in a rich life style by interior decoration at home as well as office. There is good demand for interior designers. This is one among the sure shot good small business ideas.

List of Small Scale Business / Industries Ideas in India

1) Clothing Industry

2) Poultry Industry

3) Ceramics Business

4) Sports Products Manufacturing business

5) Leather manufacturing industry

6) Glass Products manufacturing industry

7) Wood Products

8) Paper products manufacturing

9) Handicrafts industry

10) Food Products

The above Top-10 small scale business / Industries Ideas in India are ever green and can be started by any one.

Conclusion: There are best small business ideas which can be started with low investment. Choose a small business idea which suits best based on you timing, choice and based on your how much you want to earn.

Readers, what your opinions these best small business ideas with low investment?  Please give your comments

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Article by Suresh

Suresh KP i.e. me have written 500+ articles on this blog. I love doing analysis and identifying the Best investment options.


  1. Padmini says:

    Thanks for the info… :)

  2. atukwase julius says:

    how can i start a small scale bussiness?

  3. prathmesh Pradeep Chikne says:

    I m interested in clothing shope. How to start Nd promote my business??.pls as give advise .

  4. Shaan Solanki says:

    Dear Sir,

    I am shaan Solanki from Jamnagar (Gujarat). I have been working in Retail Store since last 6 years. Currently I am working as a store manager.

    Now I want to start a small business which has either small investment or there is not investment. I want to start from small business but for long term.

    Please suggest me what kind of business, I should start.

    Thank You.

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  5. patel parthav says:

    i am start to cloths showroom in MEHSANA IN GUJARAT, so suggest and basic steps. some details to my inbox.

  6. Aravind Dev says:

    Information are very useful….thanks for shearing u’r ideas

  7. vasudev says:

    Hi Suresh,

    pls suggest an idea to start a small business with investment of 2lakhs in Vizag or Hyderabad.

  8. John Sundarsingh says:

    Dear Sir / Madam,
    Useful for these comments.

  9. Muralidharan says:

    Now a days one of the fast growing industry is Network marketing, without disturbing your current income or profession you can build your own business.. I am into one of the world number 1 company for the past 14 years.
    If any body interested building business in parttime pls call me on 09916166199 Banglore

  10. shekar says:

    Am willing to start paper recycling plant, am new to business field what are basic steps I have to fallow please drop some basic details to my inbox.

  11. Sachin Sharma says:

    Hi Mr. Suresh,

    We are having a family business of catering but due to sessional business it is hard to sit free at shop for 2 or 3 months in a year. I am thinking to startup a event management service. Pl suggest how could i promote this in market of chandigarh.

    Ur valuable reply will help me to start my life with new goals.

  12. pankaj barthwal says:

    Hi Myself Pankaj Barthwal age 35 from mumbai. Since five years i m doing Packers and Movers business in mumbai. Packers and Movers industry has good return of money. Due to some family issue i have closed this business last week. Now I am shortfall of investment. If anybody looking for partnership business and really want to earn good money, U can contact me on 9819690062.

    There is not much investment 1lac to 2lac investment is there which can be earned in 1 to 1 1/2 years.

  13. sumit says:

    Hi Suresh – I am into service industry with weekends off. Appreciate if you could guide me any small scale business which i can carry out with initial investment of 50000. I have a very good network.

  14. kongkon dutta says:

    i want to import assam tea to abrod and some beautiful handmade showpiece ork in wood.So please help how i proceed.

  15. Satya says:

    Hi suresh sir,

    Am satya from bangalore. i have recently started a car detailing service at door step service like car interior cleaning, car body polishing , car headlight polishing, Teflon coating, etc. but am not getting good response. i have tried marketing through pamplets, banners, and met many car service stations in person for contract basis but dint work. so please guide me at this stage how i can improve my business and am not financially good to start my own car washing centre.
    So am totally confused in life like what and how i can earn my life. Please guide me and suggest me with good ideas. also can i start any other business? Looking forward for your good response.

    Thank you.

  16. Dhanraj says:

    I need your guidelines for small business, which I can invest 2-3 lakh. I am good in conveying and teaching.

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