60 Ideas for Starting a Small Business

Brian Chesky, co-founder of Airbnb, stated, "If we tried to think of a good idea, we wouldn’t have been able to think of a good idea. You just have to find the solution for a problem in your own life."

Starting a small business may be in your future if you're like Brian and have already thought of a solution to a problem you've encountered in your life — or are on your way to doing so. It might also be for you if you dream of quitting your 9-to-5 work and become your own boss.

However, while you may be eager to embark on a new endeavor and enthusiastic about your concept, you may be seeking guidance.

Finding a company concept that works for you is the first step toward becoming a successful entrepreneur. This post will provide you with hundreds of small business ideas that you may start from your home and build up as your customer base increases.

The Best Small Business Ideas

1. Handyman

Do you have a habit of repairing items around the house? Are you frequently contacted by friends who want assistance with modest projects? Create a website, do a competitive analysis to assess the value of your time and talent, and seek recommendations from friends you've previously assisted.

2. Woodworker

Similarly, if you enjoy making beautiful furniture or other home items out of wood, this may be an excellent small business specialty for you. Start by putting a couple of your items up for sale on sites like Etsy. Consider launching a website, allowing bespoke orders, or expanding into refinishing and upholstery once you've established a following.