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Unique Small Business Ideas
1. Doll Repair
This unique idea is growing in popularity as the value and interest of antiques grows.
You can add value to objects that may also hold personal value to so many which would be meaningful to potential customers and financially beneficial for you as the business owner.
The Berkley Doll Hospital has been doing it for over 35 years!
2. Head Lice Removal
Head lice: the worst nightmare that awakens every school-aged mother in America.
You would be able to take away some of the fear by offering the option of taking care of removing lice from the lives of families in your area.
Removing lice from carpets, clothes and children’s scalps may seem daunting, but will actually prove immensely beneficial for suffering families and for your wallet.
Here are 20 of the best lice treatments to get you started.
Want to provide yourself and your community with the freshness that only comes from the farm?
Or simply start your own.
If you have chickens or have access to chickens you can be the next chicken supplier for urban farms across America.
4. Mannequins For Sale/Rent
If you have a mannequin of any kind, there are people looking for you.
They may permanently need to buy from your supply of mannequins for their company or business, or rent it out consistently.
Either way, according to this article, there is tremendous revenue potential!
5. Cat Cafe
For those out there in the world who love coffee and who may be in need of some playtime with a cat or two, this is the business to launch.
These themed cafes and coffee shops offer their customers the option to cuddle, play with, and possibly even adopt the cats inside.
If you want to fill the world with more yummy coffee and precious felines, then open up a place for people to pay you for both of those things.
Check out these 11 cat cafes around the U.S.
6. Mowing Goats
Instead of a lawn mower that takes up space in the garage, has environmentally damaging effects, and zaps time and energy, offer people the much better alternative: GOATS.
Customers would have the chance to get their yards taken care of by hiring out your goats for a day or two.
You are offering people a simple, environmentally friendly service that allows them more time to catch up on what matters most to them.
But, check out some of the pros and cons of using goats before jumping in.
7. Sea Salt Business
A simple, low-cost, and high-demand venture awaits you.
With the growing “foodie” movement, restaurants, businesses, and individuals are looking for sea salt suppliers.
If you have access to salt water, a way to transport it, a method of evaporation, a food processor, and jars, then you are well on your way to your new money-making way of life.
8. Board Game Cafe
Who doesn’t love family game night?
With the right space and a few comfy seats, you can create an area where families, friends and strangers can gather to play board games that you provide.
Your venue can be the perfect space to be rented for any event or random night that people feel like gaming...board gaming, that is.
Check out some of these board game cafes around the U.S. and Canada.
9. Rage Room
We all get angry every now and then, but we do not always have a space to release those feelings.
Your rage room could be that space to allow people to pay to destroy things in a room you prepare for them - smash, hit, break, throw, scream.
But, make sure you have insurance!
Don’t you feel better already?
10. Professional Mermaid
Professional mermaid, mermaiding practitioner, or even water ballerina might be the perfect titles for your next endeavor.
Currently in high demand and popularity, you can make children and adults alike enjoy their next event at a new level as you take responsibility for making their wild imagination come to life.
Put your cosplay or crafting abilities to work for you and get paid to make others giggle with underwater glee!
11. Vintage Map Store
You can open up a store in your area and sell maps from around the world, dating back to any time period imaginable.
People who love the antique and authentic could come and enjoy the merchandise in your store and add to their own personal collections.
Here are some tips to go from map enthusiast to business owner.
12. Dart Store
Online or in real life, you can provide people with options to fulfill all of their dart board dreams.
The amateur and professional can buy the products they need in a wide variety.
You can offer darts, boards, themes, and options for anyone to complete their game room, or even their bedroom or office.
To get a better idea of what it could look like and the possibilities, look here at these dart dealers.
13. Sensory Deprivation Tank
With a space, a few sensory deprivation tanks, and some customers in need of rest in a unique way, you’ve got yourself a business!
The start-up cost may be higher at the beginning than other business ventures, the demand for time in the tank is only getting higher.
Interested in joining the Float Center community?
14. Boat Cleaning
People living near docks of any kind can invest in a bucket (among other cleaning materials) and offer services to do a job that no boat owner wants to do.
Be willing to put in a little elbow grease and your business can grow quickly as your name spreads to other people in need of a good boat cleaning.
15. Graffiti Removal
No matter how colorful the image or how catchy the saying, many people are not happy with the graffiti surrounding their home or business.
You can easily acquire the necessary materials to clean up the unwanted artwork and make your future customers extremely pleased.
Pleased customers lead to more pleased customers, which ultimately leads to your pleased bank account because of your successful business.
Discover if this is something you’d like to jump into by looking into a group who is already removing unwanted graffiti in a city near you.
16. Herbal Farmstand
Opening an herbal farmstand can be as simple as getting into your backyard a few extra minutes a day.
Do your research to decide what herbs and any other sellable items you may want to grow, and go for it.
There are options to open up your business from your own home, or easy-to-find places that will allow you to sell your products.A group in New Haven, CT began their farmstand in 2012, and you can see how they do it before setting up your shop.
17. Boat Tours
Living near a pleasant body of water could make all of your business dreams come true.
After you invest in a boat that will allow you to transport several customers at a time, you can advertise your services to give beautiful tours of the body of water near you.
Make sure you have your charter boat license before those happy people set sail with you!
18. Hot Air Balloon Rides
Willing to obtain a pilot’s license?
Up for buying a hot air balloon and a basket to fit several people?
If the answer to those questions is “yes”, then hot air balloon rides are your next business adventure that could take you (and your customers) to the most beautiful sights on earth.
Seek to join the elite list of 10 best hot air balloon rides.
19. Miniature Golf Course
From fond childhood memories to awkward date nights, many Americans can look back and remember occasions that were spent on the mini-golf course.
You can offer families and individuals the chance to pick the color of their golf ball and the height of their putter, all to experience whatever magical theme you choose for your course.
Finding a space, designing the layout and seeing that design fulfilled are some steps to consider when looking into a miniature golf course as your next genius idea.
20. Sport Fishing Charter
Fishing charter businesses in coastal areas give local dwellers and out-of-towners a chance to be taken to ideal, offshore fishing locations.
For those of you whose interests lie in fishing, oceans, and people, this could be the start-up that you’ve been looking for.
To learn more about what people are looking for when they seek out sport fishing, look here.
21. Rare Book Dealer / Search Service
Do you love absolutely everything about books, scavenger hunting, and making money?
There are rare (antiquarian) book collectors all around the globe looking for someone with the connections and skills to obtain priceless works of literature.
You will want to invest into understanding how to store, handle, and perhaps even make minor repairs.
22. Antiques Dealer
There are people out there looking daily on websites and in antique stores around the country for that next one-of-a-kind piece to add to their home collection.
You can be the person that sells this historical and meaningful addition to them.
Use that observant eye to find those valuable items, and use that reasonable business sense to compare prices and provide the most attractive deal to your future buyers.
Check out the Antiques Dealers’ Association of America for some serious wheeling and dealing action.
23. Coin or Stamp Dealer
Bigger does not always mean better in the coin and stamp collecting game.
If you have a knack for finding value in the little things, this may be the task for you.
Have patience while deciphering between what is truly worth its weight in gold (or those other valuable elements) or maybe even worth more than its weight to someone in search of what is meaningful to them in a tiny rectangular package.
24. Gardening Consultant
Not everyone is born with a green thumb, but you may have been born with a gift others have tried and failed to cultivate.
Become the person that people can call or hire to come and help them grow the garden of their dreams with a variety tips and tricks that you have hiding in your sleeve.
You can also find your niche in a certain plant or tree that people want to grow and be the one who can counsel them, along with all of their friends and relatives.
25. Collectibles Dealer
For all of those individuals and families who keep a look out for a particular type of farm animal to add to the kitchen collection, or to the avid rocker always seeking to add that particularly special album to their pristine collection, you can be the one to sell it.
Discover a specific kind of collectible item you are interested in dealing, or become a jack-of-all-trades and deal a variety of things people are searching for.
Not sure where to sell your collectibles?
26. Legal Arbitration Services
When the two parties of a legal case agree to arbitration, they submit their willingness to be legally bound by the arbitrator’s decision.
The arbitrator is an impartial third party who resolves the dispute, and their decision is legally binding and final.
Usually, you will need at least a bachelor’s degree, and even better, a higher degree in law or conflict resolution, depending on which state you are in, to be hired as a legal arbitrator.
27. Pet Taxi
Interested in spending your time with animals?
Looking for an excuse to get out and drive around?
Offer your services to pet owners who need to transport their pet from place to place without a way to achieve that on their own.
28. Aquarium Maintenance
As all people who have watched Finding Nemo know, those self-cleaner machines for aquarium fish tanks only bring anxiety and disappointment.
Advertise yourself as a professional who will maintain and clean public and private aquariums while also offering their sea creatures the highest quality of care.
Your services could encourage more people in your area to buy aquariums knowing that you will keep them clean and keep their fish feeling hunky-dory.
29. Apartment Preparation Service
Someone moves out of an apartment, someone else will soon be moving in.
In that transition, property owners need professionals to clean the space, perform basic repairs and work quickly in preparation for new renters.
Become someone who pops up in this list as you start a business that has low start-up costs with high-end reward.
30. Balloon Delivery
Everyone wants to get balloons just for them on their birthday, on their anniversary, or on a Monday!
You would be the one who gets to see the joy on the faces of loved ones in your area who are being celebrated when you offer your delivery service.
More established companies and flower shops may be looking for delivery people, or you can offer competition as a small company willing to add your personal touch.
31. Paper Shredding / Recycling
Someone in an office somewhere has been staring at a stack of files that need to be shredded, or a family somewhere has all of their recyclables hiding in a corner of the garage.
Paper shredding and recycling are necessary, but often get overlooked or forgotten about.
You can offer your professional shredding and recycling services to individuals and businesses to take away the “oh no, I still haven’t done that” feeling for so many.
As long as you can get to the locations that need shredding, and have the ability and know-how to get the recyclables to the correct places, then you’re ready to go.
32. Drone Trainer
Forget dog training. We now need you to become a drone trainer.
Take the time to familiarize yourself with a variety of drones and learn to pilot them to the expertise that you can help new drone owners everywhere fly their machine with ease.
There is even a podcast, created uniquely for people looking into the drone business.
33. Tie-Dye Shirt Designer
Everyone loves a tie-dye shirt that comes out perfectly swirled with the colors they had in mind.
Making that happen for groups on small and large scales with your one-of-a-kind designs could be your next step.
Get your creative juices flowing and see your colorful designs walking all around your area, or even sell your designs to t-shirt companies and see your creations walking around the world.
34. Henna Designer
Design one-of-a-kind designs for someone’s wedding or special occasion, and make over $100 an hour.
Creating intricate floral designs that will have your customers oohing and aahing over the beauty that you create on your living canvases will only have the demand for your services (and the price) rise.
35. Glass Blower
This is a glass-forming technique where a person literally blows glass after molten glass has been inflated into a bubble with a blowpipe.
If you are interested in taking the next several years to learn the skills it takes to blow molten glass into your customer’s desired shape and size, glass blowing may be a process to get familiar with.There are risks that you may also want to recognize before buying a blowpipe.
36. End of Life Doula
A non-medical professional who is trained to care for a person who is terminally-ill is equipped to meet a variety of needs before someone transitions from this life.
It will take time to be trained before you can offer your services to families and companies, but your role will be extremely valuable in the lives of those you reach.
37. 360 Photographer
Being able to view your destination in StreetView is both amazing and possibly creepy.You can become a 360 photographer and take these amazing and creepy images in very little time if you meet the requirements.
38. Virtual Real Estate Photographer
Virtual tours are rising in popularity, and it is true for Real Estate companies as well.
Potential buyers are much more likely to keep interest in a home if they can see the inside virtually before seeing it in person.
You can offer your services to Real Estate agencies for high-quality, detailed images that will allow them to give clients virtual tours.
Here is a place to check out your future competition.
39. Private Lifeguard Services
Become certified to keep children and families safe at parties and events that potentially involve bodies of water.
As you gain experience and credibility, the prices you charge may go up and the more likely you will be hired consistently.
Companies like these will be looking for you.
40. Balloon Sculptor
Make friends and families envious of your customer at their next event with your amazing balloon sculptures.
Create designs that bring imagination to life and those envious friends will not need to be envious anymore when they also hire you to sculpt your next design.
As you can imagine, this profession takes a lot of artistic ability and time to get your name out there, so join a community like this to help.
41. Face Painting
Remember that time at the carnival, or at the zoo, or at a community event where you sat and had the wet paint touch your face and someone created your design of choice on your cheek?
You can create that experience for the children and families in your area by starting your face painting company.
Leave them happy with your artistic ability and flair.
For ideas and inspiration, begin here.
Hot New Small Business Ideas
42. Free Sample Restaurant Marketing
Marketing + PR + Free Food
Many restaurants are looking for the right corporate partnerships, but can’t seem to find their foot in the door.
With this small business, you would offer to market a restaurant’s food to various businesses for a small fee, in an effort for them to land a long-term catering deal.
43. Shared Workspaces
If you’re a people person, then you might consider starting a coworking space! You can create community (at lower the cost of a “normal” office, I might add) and provide valuable collaborative opportunities to the freelancers and entrepreneurs in your city.
Check out the coolest one in your state.
44. Cookie Dough Cafe
Gourmet edible cookie dough. Do I need to say more?
You can quickly become everyone's favorite snack stop just by providing them with a variety of flavors that are totally safe to consume raw.
Start by perfecting your recipes, building a business plan, and finding a location with a lot of foot traffic.
Not sure you can be the flavor mastermind? Consider starting a franchise like this one.
45. Olive Oil Store
If you’ve never been in an olive oil store, just know that they carry more flavors then Ben & Jerry’s.
With infusions like rosemary, Citrus Habanero, or Garlic Basil, the opportunities are truly endless.
Customers are invited into an interactive taste bar of bread-dipping and tasting. Get started on your artisan oil journey now.
46. Gourmet Popcorn Shop
The Boy Scouts no longer have the gourmet popcorn niche.
With no experience necessary, you can become a popcorn expert in just a few training sessions.
Yes, there’s a school for that: http://popcornexperts.com/home
47. Axe Throwing Party
Did you know you can hand an axe to a kid as young as 8 years old when you have a professional axe-throwing business?
Supervised of course.
The great news for starting this business is that start-up is relatively simple. The big costs are a great venue (some businesses host up to 110 people in one private party) and insurance. Other than that, targets and axes are your main necessities.
As the host, you’ll obviously want to be awesome at it. Get some pro tips here.
48. Escape Room
Superhero, Harry Potter, Zombie Apocalypse, Egypt...these are all themes to existing Escape Rooms. You can start the next best escape room with a good story and inviting theme.
The concept is simple: lock a team of paying customers in a room for an hour with nothing but a handful of clues to help them solve the puzzle/mystery and “escape.”
Get a head-start by hearing from 400 individual business owners on what they would do differently.
49. Challenge Course
A challenge course engages both the mind and the body. Through a series of activities, participants learn to work as a team to conquer a course of exercises such as high ropes, ziplines, rock climbing, balancing, and more.
By starting this business, you’ll be the good samaritan that gives individuals the opportunity to become better team-players and problem-solvers all while enjoying the curing benefits of the outdoors.
Ready for construction? This business creates this custom--for any space!
50. Indoor Trampoline Park
You may be imagining the simple trampoline parks you went to as a kid where each kid had their own safe area to bounce around in. Well, think bigger.
Trampoline parks have expanded to include things like dodgeball, basketball arenas, obstacle courses, ‘wipeout,’ and other interactive games...all the while on a trampoline! Not just for kids anymore, huh?
Think you’ve got the next great bouncy idea? This company is ready to make your dreams come true.
51. Nerf Arena
Nerf arenas on average serve ages 6-14. However, when provided with a variety of challenging courses, you can bring in groups of all ages.
The good news about this business is that, after the initial investment, ongoing expenses are pretty low. Other than maintenance, payroll, insurance, and other expected everyday business bills, you just have to pay your lease! The bigger the space, the better when it comes to nerf wars!
Bet you can’t get bigger than this one!
52. Ninja Warrior Gym
You can make a reported annual revenue of $200,000 to $500,00 by starting your own Ninja Warrior Gym.
After the hit tv show, American Ninja Warrior, these extreme obstacle courses and training arenas skyrocketed in popularity. From more do-able courses for children's parties to actual training for the show, you can find your place on the Ninja scene.
53. Video Game Truck
When I was a kid you just went bowling for your birthday party. Now, you can order the entertainment right to your doorstep!
The ultimate party bus for gamers, you simply provide age-appropriate video games to your client, complete with booming music, and HD television sets.
Learn everything you need to know in this 3 part series: https://youtu.be/HYDzzBq_KyU
54. Vintage Toy Store
Vintage Toy Stores steal the show when it comes to nostalgia.
Find your success by bringing people back to the places they once knew and the people they once were, erupting joy into their hearts and lives again.
Discover your location, and your brand just like this couple did.
55. Sustainability Consultant
Many corporations are unaware of the effects they have on the environment and on society at large.
If you would like to make businesses around the world aware of how their decisions affect us environmentally and socially, then sustainability consulting is right for you.
Become an expert in eco-friendly and socio-friendly practices so you can offer your expertise and advice to companies everywhere.
56. Life Coach / Mentor
We’re all out here constantly trying to find ourselves, until we lose ourselves, only to go right back to finding ourselves.
Join people on their journey of discovery by becoming a life coach or mentor to be available for people to share emotions and stories.
Your clients will also look to you for advice on the best ways to live or wisest decisions to make, so find a reliable training program like this one.
57. Childproofing Services
Sometimes, it’s the minute after a couple finds out that they’re going to be parents.
Other times, it may take their small child getting hurt or getting into something they shouldn’t.
At some point, parents look to childproof their homes, and the homes where their baby frequents, and you can be the person they call (and pay) to make sure their babies are safe in every part of the home.
Offer peace of mind to families across your neck of the woods, and do your research so you can also offer the best products for your future service.
58. Gourmet Cookies
Make your future customers’ mouths water more than yours is right now thinking about gourmet cookies.
Refine your baking craft, or find someone with a dynamite recipe, and jump into the business of bringing smiles to the faces of all ages and backgrounds.
Discover your location, your special kind of cookies and advertise your unique brand, to watch the crowds of watering mouths come to your doors, or to your website.
The cupcake business has become an essential part of the American dream as TV series and cooking shows highlight bakers and store owners.
Start your own specialized cupcake company by focusing on the many different avenues available to you: storefront, from home, online, delivery services and so much more.
The cupcake world is at your fingertips. Just ask Forbes.
60. Craft Brewery
Above all else, people appreciate authenticity in this world, and craft breweries across the country offer just that with one-of-a-kind flavor profiles and personality.
Building a brewery business is not easy, but if you are willing to put in the effort to create a plan, follow legal ramifications, prepare financially, and get your brand and beer out there, then get started today.
61. Gourmet Candy
If Willy Wonka can build a candy empire, then why not you, too?
The demand for gourmet candy is growing, and you can be the one to supply it with a potentially small up-front investment, especially if you consider catering to the online market.
62. Speaking / Presentation Coach
Stage fright is not just a funny bit for television shows to exploit for laughs.
Individuals across the globe today are feeling real anxiety because they have to speak or present to a group of people.
Become a coach to help relieve the fear of speaking and presenting in front of others by meeting with clients one-on-one, providing them with techniques to thrill their future audiences.
Before someone hires you, they may be asking some questions, so find out how to be prepared for clients to say “yes” to you.
63. Image Consultant
Feel like you have eye for fashion? Are you always ‘in the know’ when it comes to current beauty trends?
With the right training you could turn it into a job! Whether it’s for a corporate company or individual clients, you could help others look the part of the kind of job and life they seek.
Don’t just focus on image, though. Courses in psychology, communications, fashion design, and sociology can help as well! Join a group like this one to keep you growing.
64. Mobile Hair Salon
We all have that one friend who cuts their own hair at home. This isn’t that. With certification you could be the expert everyone calls and bring the whole kit and caboodle to them!
Mobile salons are built into a vehicle that comes to you whenever you need it! They provide convenience to those struggling with illness, disabilities, strict time schedules, or just lack a vehicle. And hey--No fees that come with a brick and mortar!
There’s even franchising opportunity! Check it out.
65. Nursery Design Service
Moms-to-be are already overloaded with to-do list upon to-do list--not to mention the human growing inside of them!
Be the one to help them make their nursery dreams come true with anything from a simple consultation to full-out design and installations.
By the time you’re through, they may even call you one of the family!
Did you know there’s such a thing as even being a celebrity nursery designer? Shoot for the stars!
66. Professional Organizer
Marie Kondo ain’t got nothin’ on you! Skip the chants and get right down to the organizing. There are no specific requirements to start the journey in this career field! Just a good eye for space and attention to detail!
However, this certification may help you get your foot in the door.
67. Home Staging
Did you know that if you put cookies in the oven or light a candle before your possible customer walks in it will make everything feel much more homey? Now you do. You’re already one step ahead of the game when it comes to home staging.
It’s more than putting furniture in the right spots, it’s creating mood and atmosphere. Think of it like the filter that shows your client what could be.
Think you’ve got what it takes? HGTV’s got more tips for you.
If you love making smoothies that are both nutritionally dense and super flavorful, you’ve got a potential business!
There are multiple avenues in which to proceed, but a few of the easier way to get into the game would be to look into renting/purchasing a mobile food cart. This way, you can setup shop at any of the local hotspots during peak smoothie season (summer).
69. Mobile Spa
Do you feel relaxed just thinking about having a spa on demand? Forget the pizza delivery, how about having a massage therapist, nail technician, and beauty specialist show up to pamper you from head to toe?
From private parties to work and corporate events, you can be the one who brings the oasis into their lives.
Here’s how you start your on-the-go mobile anything.
70. Photo Booth Rental
Starting a photo booth rental is one of the most inexpensive businesses to start. You can build your own booth at an estimated 5k and get top notch equipment for another couple thousand.
Then just decide if you want it all to be digital or include print as well.
And that’s just one good reason to start the business!
Here are at least 17 more reasons as well as some great insight.
71. Bargain Hunting
Are you that person who can find the gold in any Goodwill? Or maybe you can tell the antique from the junk?
Turn your keen eye into a side-hustle or career! By scouring sites like ebay, craigslist, or Facebook Marketplace you can find items to resell at more than triple what you paid for them!
All it takes is a little research, a good knowledge of worth, and a platform to resell!
Let this man’s story inspire you.
72. Reservation / Line-Standing Service
This one probably takes the cake for easiest job to qualify for--if you have patience. You can be hired to literally stand in line for someone.
Whether it’s at a restaurant, amusement park, or special event. All you’ll have to do is stand there...and stand there...and stand there…
If you want to bring your job a little more purpose, you can get hired by this concierge service to stand in line at congressional events in D.C.
Creative Small Business Ideas
73. Create Steel Art
Do enjoy creating custom art pieces?
Steel art uses a variety of materials, such as aluminum, steel, bronze and brass to create individualized pieces for your customer.
Production includes signage, letters, logotypes, and other pieces of art.
74. Stained Glass
Stain glass makers use various glasses to create a mosaic of patterns and colors.
The result can either display a picture or be abstract in nature.
The art is most often found in churches and cathedrals, but can also be sold as decoration for homes and businesses.
75. Tiny Homes
Many jobs can be created around tiny home. Some build and sell them, while others rent them out for the enjoyment of others. They can either be stationary or mobile.
Whatever business strategy you take, tiny homes are sure to bring joy to the hearts of all that occupy them.
They bring the feeling of adventure while still maintaining a sense of home wherever you go.
76. Custom Tree Houses
Have you heard that Disney + is streaming both the 1940’s and the 1960’s versions if Swiss Family Robinson? That family sure knew how to decorate a tree!
Put your carpentry skills to good use by making millions of kids dreams come true!
Tree House customization is utilized in public parks, private camps, and in many backyards.
77. Online Custom Tailoring
Help them find their perfect fit with fast delivery.
With the use of online measurement tools and website development, you can help anyone find their one of a kind ensemble in the comfort of their pajamas.
Check this one out.
78. Professional Photography
If you enjoy capturing and editing photographs, build your business in the ever expanding world of photography.
Spend your time peaking into the moments that others desire to remember forever.
Photographers are called upon to be a part of engagements, weddings, family photos, senior pictures, head shots, and so much more.
79. Interior Design
As an interior designer, it is your job to plan, design and furnish your way into success.
The market for interior designers can be found in private homes and businesses alike.
Budgeting for your client is an important elements needed for this position, here’s a link to help guide you.
80. Upholstery Services
Whether it’s something old, something new, something borrowed or something blue,
Upholsterers work with many different types of materials with various purposes.
Picture this. You get a call from a woman, who has inheriting her grandmother’s antique sofa that has been passed down for centuries. The fabric is dilapidated, but the bones are strong. You can barely sew on a button, so who do you call?
81. Personal Chef
Are you a chef who is tired of cooking for the masses?
Don’t let these meals in a box take away your new business venture.
Take your culinary skills home... To someone else’s home, that is.
Private chef’s are found in homes across the world, preparing meal plans for families and their guests.
82. Children's Party Planner
Moms and dads all over the world know the struggle of planning a party in the midst of juggling their family’s day to day lives.
This is the super heros come in to save the day.
Children’s party planner take the wants and needs of the children and parents, then create a day the child will never forget.
83. Jewelry Maker
From the smallest of budgets to an unlimited one, men and women across the globe are spending their hard earned cash on these items.
A jewelry maker must work to find their niche, whether it be diamonds or beads, Rolex or Timex.
Education and passion can grow any jewelry makers business.
84. Music Lessons
Have those who have poured into your skills and talent inspired you to do the same for others?
Whether it is by learning instruments, vocal training, reading music, music theory, etc.
There is so much that goes into musical training, and it could be a lucrative business.
85. Dance Lessons
If you’ve got the music in you, then start your own business teaching others how to dance!
From the casual Zumba class to top-level ballet, you can customize your business to reflect the audience, age, and style you’re most drawn to.
See what makes the difference between a good dance instructor and a GREAT one.
86. Gift Basket Service
The possibilities are endless when it comes to customizable gift baskets. Think how fun it would be to shop for cute items and style them to bring others joy for their celebration!
If you think you’ve got the creative touch, find your niche’ and get started!
Here are some basket ideas from companies doing it well.
87. Art Gallery
Do you have an eye for good art? Know some artists with true skill? More importantly, know any individuals who would be willing to pay for good art?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then an art gallery is a real option for you!
Foster those relationships because they will be the key to your success.
These art dealers provide valuable insight into the art gallery scene. A must read!
88. Bartending Services
The one thing about alcohol sales is that they remain steady no matter what the economy looks like, meaning that bartending can be a fairly lucrative business option.
All it takes to get started is a little schooling and some hands-on practice.
Start as a freelancer and then build your business up, like this guy.
89. Clown Service
Clowns keep the entertainment market classic.
Keep them laughing by offering several different packages, and the more skills you can offer the better. So brush up on your face-painting, balloon-animal-making, and unicycling and you can be a real professional.
Concerned that coulrophobia (fear of clowns) will hurt your business? Read the psychology behind the fear and maybe you can turn the tide!
90. Wine Bar
Some keys to success are offering flavor profiles, consistently rotating wine options, classy food and snacks, and providing an aesthetic atmosphere in a great location.
Job perks? If you’re the owner, who says you can’t drink on the job?
Start trying some flavors with these curated or custom cases: https://www.splashwines.com/pages/how-splash-works
91. Creative Arts Day Camp
Normal classes can be boring, but creative classes take learning outside of the box!
Be a part of guiding children of all ages into their creative potential by starting a camp that offers visual and performing arts training.
Who knows, you may just train up the next Mozart, Di Caprio, or Michelangelo!
Maybe you should think it over at your own art retreat?
92. Something-Anything for $10
Whether in a store front or online, having this unique store really draws in the fans and skeptics alike.
Who doesn't like something for $10? Who doesn't enjoy mystery/surprise.
With this business, you essentially provide a customer with a random item(s) for their purchase of $10. They aren't sure of what they are purchasing, which is half of the fun!
93. Knitting / Crocheting Lessons
In today’s quick-paced world there is real value in teaching someone to slow down and take the time to learn a new skill. If you can knit or crochet then you’re already a teacher!
The good news is you don’t need your own space to start! As long as there’s good lighting you can go to their home, invite them to your home, or you can even work in a library.
It even has health benefits!
94. Art Lessons
There’s an art to teaching others how to do art. Whether it’s painting, sculpting, or some other form, the basic necessities of starting an art lesson business is skill and experience.
Still working on it? Start with offering lessons to children and grow with them!
Bypass overhead fees and start lessons in your own home.
95. Craft Lessons
If you have experience in crafting--anything--then it may just be time to turn your hobby into a hustle.
Use that creative brain to think of a great place to make it happen--even if it’s a virtual space like Youtube!
Get paid to make beautiful things? Sounds good!Your local crafting store probably already offers some classes! Take a look and be inspired at the possibilities.
96. Custom Embroidery
Embroidery is a hidden goldmine. It’s a specialized art form that not everyone can do.
If your fingers are itching to get stitching, then let the ideas start rolling. From logo’s on business shirts to names on personalized handbags--the world is your oyster!
The newest craze in embroidery is stitching out rap lyrics.
97. Hat Making Business
The art of millinery (fancy for “hat making”) is not a business you may have considered. It’s a very niche’ art form that can lead to very lucrative results--especially in the fashion industry.
Whether it’s cowboy hats, cocktail, or couture, you’re sure to turn heads!
Start an online course today.
98. Scrapbooking Lessons / Supplies
There’s something special about handheld photos in an online world.
You can be the one to help preserve the memories of others by guiding them and supplying them with all they need for scrapbooking.
You can even create pre-made scrapbooks for those who aren’t as keen on doing themselves!
Join a facebook group like one of these for support and ideas.
99. Antique Refurbishment
This job could be as simple as cleaning and painting an item to make it new again or it could include more in-depth restoration and rebuilding.
Not sure where to start? Hand out your card to antique-store owners or attendees of an auction.
Follow this guy to watch the magic of refurbishment happen!
100. Art Restoration Service
This isn’t just fixing up someone’s fancy painting, restoring art is like preserving history so that it can remain in-tact for generations to come.
Art restoration can include old documents, digital pictures, picture frames, objects, statues, and glass.
Hands-on training and/or schooling is a must. Get started with classes in chemistry, art history, and studio art.
Follow this instagram account to get a behind the scenes look at what your day-to-day could look like.
101. Art Buying Consultant
As an art buying consultant you can make the job much easier for clients and businesses to fill their spaces and grow their collections with unbiased guidance.
Your job is to stay current, in-budget, and provide valuable insight they wouldn’t have otherwise.
Join this association to find your next client.
102. Furniture Making
Handy with a hammer?
If your superpower is woodworking, you should consider using your craftsmanship to create furniture for a business venture.
Tables, and desks, and chairs, oh my! Did you know not all types of wood are suiting?
103. T-shirt Designer
We all have our favorite band t-shirt, or that t-shirt we got in the summer of our 6th grade year on vacation in a town we will never return to.
Ahhhhhh, memories! What if making this t-shirt was your job?
Do you find creativity in and just love a good t-shirt? Start today!