Start A Businesses For $100 Or Less -
Many people want to start their own business. Most think they need thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of dollars to do so. While that is true for many types of business, it is also possible, with ingenuity and elbow grease, to start a business for $100 or less. Check out these great ideas:
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Green Cleaning with a difference
If you want to stand out from the crowd and offer a service that is popular in today’s environmental climate, consider the idea of launching a green cleaning company.
Research a list of environmentally-friendly products that you can buy or create using suggested green ingredients that are not harmful to the environment.
Offering a green cleaning service shows that you care about your community and the wider impact of chemicals often used in standard cleaning products. This business could easily be started for under $100. Especially if you make your own cleaning products. Print out some flyers and deliver them locally. Post to friends and family on Facebook and get your first few customers on board.
Even if they don’t need a cleaning person, they may be interested in purchasing your home-made green cleaning products!
Got a skill?
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Perhaps you know how to play a musical instrument. Or, maybe you have the skill, knowhow and truck to deliver and assemble boxed furniture kits for home owners. Or, are you a whiz at putting together organic gardens or making turquoise jewelry? These are just a few examples of how you can start a business for under $100 by offering your skills to others.
The point is to make use of the tools you already own and the skills you already have. For example, if you already own Ram 1500 work vehicle, becoming an organic garden planner or furniture delivery and assembly business might make sense for you.
Remember that what you might find easy can be very challenging to others. Aside from offering things like painting and decorating skills and other such trades, if you have specific computer skills like using excel or quickbooks, you can easily get a business like this started for less than $100.
Good organizational skills
If you are a bit of a natural at organizing parties and social events and know what it takes to make these events wildly successful, it might turn out to be your business opportunity.
Event or party planning could definitely be for you if you know how to organize people, talk to anyone and get things done. Consider concentrating on a niche sector such as corporate events or kid’s parties, so that you can quickly develop a reputation as the go-to person for that type of event.
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Profit from an affinity with animals
Loads of people have a pet in their home and they are often faced with a dilemma when they need vacation, go out late or work long hours; which is where a dog walking and pet sitting service could be profitable.
Pet sitting is a growing market and with a national average payment of $16 for each sitting, you could soon scale up to a fairly reasonable business. Add in the option of a dog walking service as well and you could soon become a sought-after person that allows families to have the peace of mind that their much-loved pet is being looked after in surroundings they are familiar with.
Keep in mind that people also have cats, fish, turtles, rabbits, chickens, horses and so on that also require feeding and some TLC while their owners are away. Make yourself and your service indispensable to them. Find a feed store, veterinary clinic, equestrian store and so on near you and post one of your flyers on their cork board.
I hope all of this is starting to make sense to you. Once you think about it, you just need to focus in on a skill you have and go from there. These are just a few examples of how to start a business for $100 or less. You can easily begin them on a shoestring and be on your way almost immediately. So, get creative and join the ranks of the self-employed for less than $100.
Grant Miller has been self-employed all his working life, and encourages others to take the leap and be their own boss. He writes about self employment and small business matters online.