Best Businesses ideas for Small Town
Even if you have a limited budget and live in a small town, there are still some great business ideas that are available to you. Each time I see somebody taking hold of their own financial future, my heart really swells with work-at-home pride. These days, so many people are too content with just being a victim of their circumstances and crying about how there aren’t any jobs. What you need to do instead is pull yourself up and create a job for yourself on your own.
No matter what your location, background or education level is, you will have one skill that is in demand at least. There are numerous businesses that you can start in small towns that don’t require much cash to get started with.
Auto Detailing – Many of today’s businesses are “mobile,” which means that the business goes to the client instead of the other way around. One such business is auto detailing. You will be good to go as long you have access to a hydrant (for washing cars) and an electrical outlet (for a vacuum).
Babysitting – You probably don’t need to get a license if you are just going to babysit a few kids. However, it is always a good idea to check. Either way, make sure to review your CPR skills.
Baking – These days that are many people who make an excellent side income via specialized kinds of baking. There are numerous people living in small towns who prefer getting their birthday, baby shower and wedding cakes, cupcakes and cookies locally instead of needing to make a trip into the city on their important day and having to transport their delicate confectionery for many miles.
Business Cleaning – Houses aren’t the only thing that needs to be cleaned. Ask local office building owners what kind of cleaning needs they have.
Business Service Provider – Your town most likely has many small businesses that don’t have an online presence. You can provide them with assistance by developing ecommerce sites, setting up social media profiles, etc.
Career Consultant – In small towns competition can be quite fierce over the few jobs that are available. Help your clients with identifying the reasons why they are not being hired.
Catering – In rural areas there can be limited access to catering services. That doesn’t mean that they aren’t wanted by individuals. organizations and small businesses. It might not provide you with work on a daily basis, but a few weddings or luncheon can at least help you cover some of your bills.
Elder Care – This is a service that can range from just stopping in to check on the welfare of your client every day to running errands, cooking and cleaning.
Handywoman – This is a great small business if you know how to fix things such as squeaky door hinges or leaky faucets.
Housecleaning – Numerous stay at home mothers have been able to create a good income through cleaning houses while their children are at school.
Interior Decorating – This is a great home business to help people beautify their homes.
Meal Preparation – The Elderly and busy people sometimes like having some assistance with meal preparation. The food preparation industry is a highly regulated one. Be sure to check with the appropriate local government agencies to insure that you have all of the necessary inspections and licenses prior to starting in on any of the baking and cooking ideas that you have.
Mobile Locksmith – Even when you happen to live in a small town you can occasionally lock yourself out of your house or car. There are many small towns where there are no locksmiths available. By obtaining a bit of knowledge you could end up making a nice bit of cash on a monthly basis.
Traveling Notary Public – All of us need to have a document notarized every once in a while. This isn’t something you will get rich at. The maximum fees you can charge are determined by the state you live in. However, you can add this service to just about another business you are planning to operate for increased demand and income.
Online Consignment – You can offer this service to assist those in your community with selling their unwanted items at place such as eBay, and keep part of the selling price as your commission.
Photographer – Families that are on strict budgets aren’t always able to afford a fancy photographer from a big city. Brush up on your photography skills and offer affordable services to soon-to-be newlyweds, new parents and seniors.
Professional Cost Cutter – Numerous women were able to survive the recession through sharing their smart shopping tips. Coupon classes were very common, and they are in demand still. Think about all the household bills that people in your town receive. You can offer to help them cut their costs. If you are able to get 20 women together and charge them $5 each for an evening of savings education, you can make $100 for working just a couple of hours.
Professional Organizer – Your town undoubtedly has many messy basements and closets. Help people clear these out. These items can even be sold online. Or you could plan a garage sale for the entire town to assist your client with getting rid of their clutter and pay for your fees. Now that’s a great selling point!
Sell Produce– Look for local co-ops in your area to sell to.
Taxi Service– You may need to have additional liability insurance for this business. Check with your insurance company and local government.
Tech Support – This kind of business offers everything from IT support to teaching people basic computer skills.
Upcycling – Repurposed items is still a big thing. You can earn a great living selling these items to online community groups and at craft fairs if you have a good eye for that type of thing.
When you are thinking about various ideas for small businesses, think about things that individuals either can’t do or don’t want to do themselves. Those are the services or products that people will be willing to pay good money for.
And no more excuses from you! If a 14-year-old neighborhood kid is able to bring in over $100 a week moving lawns on weekends and after school, then you can too. Does he have more skills than you do? No, he doesn’t. Does he have more education? No. Was a lawn care empire given to him for free? No. He just had the willingness and drive to go out and make it happen.