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50 Businesses To Start On A Budget

Kurt Graver Business Ideas, Business Start-up Advice, Business Start-up Advice

What is the best business to start-up on a budget?

This is a question we are asked several times a week by people who are desperate to start their own business.

It is a very difficult question to answer as it depends on the ambition, character, skills, experience, education and motivation of the entrepreneur. Another factor you have to consider when choosing the best idea to pursue is how much funding and support you will need to startup.

Below is a list of the top 50 businesses to start on a budget. The list is full of generic business ideas, what makes a business stand out is its Unique Selling Point (USP).

Always try to distinguish your business from your competitors and add your own individuality to your business.

Top 50 Businesses To Start On A Budget  (in no particular order)

  1. Blogger
  2. Vlogger
  3. Computer repair – hardware and software
  4. Recycling
  5. Mobile App Development
  6. Social media consultant
  7. Game development
  8. Security
  9. Catering
  10. Image Consultant
  11. Mystery Shopper
  12. Cleaning – domestic and commercial including graffiti removal
  13. Car valeting
  14. Handyman
  15. Virtual office support
  16. E-learning provider / Information Products
  17. Events Promotion / Management
  18. Direct marketing
  19. Perfumer
  20. Graphic Design
  21. Online Publishing
  22. Mobile dry cleaning
  23. Removals
  24. Courier & Parcel Delivery
  25. Storage
  26. Sports Coaching
  27. Personal training
  28. Storage Provider
  29. Parking
  30. Online store
  31. Amazon & Ebay trading (various different possibilities)
  32. Personal services
  33. Beauty Therapy
  34. Hairdressing
  35. Jewellery Designer/Maker
  36. Clothing (all types)
  37. Consultancy & Professional Services
  38. Workshops / Seminars
  39. Tradesman
  40. Bicycle repair
  41. Car repair
  42. Micro-brewery
  43. Child care
  44. Elderly care
  45. Furniture Maker
  46. Network marketer
  47. DJ’ing
  48. Music Production
  49. Social Media Marketing
  50. Photographer / Photo Editing

To decide which of these businesses ideas (or any business idea) you need to analyse what you have an expertise in, what you are passionate about, how much funding you have and the market size (and profitability).

Finally, you need to decide what you want for the business:

Are you looking for a business to generate additional funds for 1-2 years? Or are you looking for a long-term business?


Choosing a business idea can be very complicated and the wrong decision can lead to a lot of wasted time and money. Starting this week we will be reviewing at least one business idea from this list. We will be looking at the business in detail, what you need to run the business and how much funding is required.



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