23 Unique Small Business Ideas To Start Today!

Small businesses are the backbone of America’s economy, no question about it. The numbers speak for themselves: 29 million = Number of small businesses in the US; 500 million = Number of patents filed annually in the US; 50% = Half of the private sector is employed by small businesses.

All it takes is one unique business idea (and sometimes a little money in a savings account to get started) and you could be there too. But coming up with an idea is the very thing that keeps a lot of people from moving forward at all.

The best business ideas are the simple ones that aim to solve a problem or fill a need. Good entrepreneurs are always asking ‘how can this be better’ or ‘what would fix this problem?’

Turning Your Business Idea into a Business

We can talk about business ideas all day, but you won’t get anywhere unless you get up and do something about it. PT has a bunch of resources to help you get started with your business, so use them as a guide.

23 Unique Business Ideas

Here’s the quick list:

  1. Private Lessons Instructor
  2. Event Planner
  3. Personal Trainer
  4. Mobile Detailer
  5. DJ for Events
  6. Videographer
  7. Message Therapist
  8. Lawn Care Business Owner
  9. Freelance Designer
  10. Tutor (for Students)
  11. Freelance Writer
  12. Photographer
  13. Dog Walker and Pet Sitter
  14. Web Designer
  15. Tech Support Professional
  16. Interior Designer
  17. Online Store Creator
  18. Health Consultant
  19. Blogger
  20. Problem Solver
  21. Virtual Assistant
  22. Bookkeeper
  23. Voiceover Actor

1. Private Lesson Instructor

Music, sports, and dance are the most common types of lessons out there, but the possibilities are endless. What is something that you enjoy doing that others might like as well? You just have to be willing to teach and you can start your own studio one lesson at a time.

Get started teaching what you love with takelessons.com.

2. Event Planning

If you’re an organized person, you’ll probably do well with an event planning business. If you enjoy coordinating elements of weddings, parties, and other occasions, this could be a great side business for you.

Plus, there’s little overhead involved, which means more money in your pocket. Read how PT started his conference business.

3. Personal Trainer

If you spend a lot of time in the gym, why not capitalize on it? People make promises at the beginning of each year to get in shape, so be ready to heavily promote your services in November and December.

You’ll also need to be ready to get people in shape for the summer, so make sure to get the word out around March each year. If you really want to make money with…

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