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Great Business Ideas

Stephen Rampur
If you think entrepreneurship is your forte, you might find myriad ideas for a businessĀ here is a listĀ of some great business ideas, which you can refer and take inspiration from.
As of today, teenagers prefer working on their own, for financial independence helps boost one's confidence level. Not just teenagers, but everyone - working adults who want a supplementary income, housewives who want establish a new identity apart from contributing financially for the family, and retirees and the elderly, who wish to be independent and pass their time fruitfully.
If you are embarking on similar paths, you can consider some great business ideas from home. You can make your choice from the list of options provided and generate the extra income you require. You will need to be patient, of course, since any business requires time to catch up.

General Business Ideas for Students

Lawn Mowing and Gardening

  • This could be a good option for teenagers.
  • It may seem like a mundane, part-time job in the beginning, but if you establish yourself as an effective person to handle plants, you may eventually be called to service several lawns and gardens; thus, you will have a firm business idea in your hands.
  • You could collect a group of friends for this and perform the job together.
  • The job requires you to clean, water, and maintain lawns.
  • You also have to pull out weeds and unnecessary plants, plant seeds, etc.


  • If you are adept at handling the camera, photography is a good option.
  • Of course, to be a professional photographer, you need to have the right education and a lot of experience.
  • However, if you are confident about your skills, you can start as an assistant to major photographers. Many studios hire amateurs.
  • You may try your hand at local ceremonies, parties, weddings, and other events and create a good portfolio, with the help of which you can establish elite contacts and get into business yourself.

Cleaning Service

  • You can start a cleaning service on your own.
  • You will need to hire cleaning crew, certainly, and then buy or rent basic cleaning equipment.
  • Hire people you know, and start off by offering basic cleaning services within your neighborhood.
  • As word spreads, you will receive more calls, expanding your business.
  • Make sure your services are flawless, though.

Pet Sitting

  • Pets need company, be they dogs, cats, birds, or rabbits.
  • If you are good with animals, this should be a good opportunity. Students can do this during weekends and holidays.
  • Many a time, pet owners may need to travel outside the country and are forced to leave pets back home. You can start a pet sitting service and help these people take care of their pets.
  • You will need to know the eating, sleeping, playing, and sanitary habits of the pets.

Car Wash

  • You may join a car wash company or start a car wash service of your own.
  • Use the right equipment and know the right method to wash the car properly.
  • Begin with washing your neighbors' or friends' cars.
  • For increasing your business, you need to ensure maximum customer satisfaction.

Delivery and Errand Services

  • This is probably the easiest business that a teenager can do.
  • You can get in touch with clients and check if you can pick up groceries, post letters in the office, or transport things to desired places.

Business Ideas for Women

Data Entry

  • You will find many online websites that provide jobs in data entry.
  • You will need to enter data accurately in the required fields and may be paid on a per page or a per form basis.
  • This is a good option for housewives, college-going girls, as well as corporates (woman) looking for extra income.

Tutoring and Yoga Instruction

  • If you have good teaching skills, you can start a private tutoring service.
  • You may or may not require a certification; the idea is to impart private training to students and charge them accordingly.
  • If you are adept at yoga and have a certification, you may consider becoming a yoga instructor as well.

Catering Services

  • This is probably the most appropriate alternative for women who are pretty good at cooking and baking.
  • With suitable financial resources and a strong determination, you can start a catering service.
  • Give it time, for the food business is tricky and requires very positive and trustworthy word-of-mouth publicity.
  • For this, you need to make sure your food quality and customer service is flawless.

Interior Decoration

  • Women with a creative flair can consider this option.
  • Of course, you will require a proper degree or at least a certification to obtain professional redecorating offers, but if you are confident, you can start off by doing small assignments for your friends and acquaintances.
  • As word spreads, you may be able to carve out your own niche and start a lucrative business.

Event Planning

  • Time management is the key to plan any kind of event. If you are adept at this, you can go in for event planning.
  • Event planning involves planning and organizing all kinds of events - birthday parties, farewell parties, 'welcome home' parties, get-togethers, reunions, weddings, receptions, anniversaries, etc.
  • This job does not require a formal education; what it requires is a great time management skill, patience, and brilliant organizational, multitasking, and people skills.
  • You may start off by organizing small parties in your locality. With time, your reputation will spread and you will receive better offers.
You may choose from the above options or come up with ideas of your own. Ultimately, you have to remember that a good business requires skill, patience, and hard work. Do not expect miracles. All the best!!