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Small Business Startup Ideas

Apr 10, 2022
Business Woman

With the way the 21st century is going, many people are getting tired of being stuck in a 9-5 job with no end in sight. They’d rather be their own bosses and answer to themselves. Well, if you’re one of such persons, congratulations on finding this blog.

This post contains four small business ideas you could venture into. The good thing about these ideas is that while compiling them, we considered many factors, like finances, technicalities, expertise, the economy, and other essential features before finally deciding on them.

So, these are some businesses you could try out in 2022.

Cleaning Service

Many people are always busy with their jobs and trying to make ends meet. They go to the office early and return home late. As a result, they have little or no time to pick up after themselves and clean their homes properly. This is where you come in.

Contrary to popular opinions, cleaning services are not limited to house cleaning alone. For example, you could offer a vehicle cleaning service, a graffiti cleaning service, or a new building cleaning service. 

The best part of this service is that it doesn't require a lot of capital, and it is easy to find customers and clients.

Pet Walking and Pet Grooming 

Ideally, it is advised that pets be taken on a walk or exposed to external environments at least twice a week. 

Many pet owners know this, but most do not have the time to go for that walk.

If you’re someone that loves having pets around, you could turn this into a business. You can offer your services to pet owners as a groomer or walker.

To further give your business an edge, you could offer home services where you visit the pet in their homes and render your services rather than having them come to you. You can also use online resources like Google Maps and Business pages to further help promote your services. 

You can also launch an app where pet owners put in their requests and match them with pet walkers or groomers around them.

Social Media Management Service

One of the critical aspects of marketing and branding is social media. However, many business owners and brand owners are so busy with the day-to-day running of the business that they might not have time to properly devote their attention to the social media aspect.

This is an opportunity for you. You could offer to help manage these brands' social media accounts. You will need to know some digital skills like graphics designing, copywriting, and the like. However, these skills aren't exactly rocket science, so you can quickly get them, you'll also have the opportunity to learn on the job.


This is another small business idea worth trying.  If there's a particular thing you're skilled at, you might as well monetize it. 

You can teach anything ranging from piano, swimming, tango, chess, knitting, and so much more. There will always be someone willing to pay for what you have to teach; you just have to find them.

There are different platforms online that connect tutors to students. You could register on those platforms and find yourself a student to teach that amazing knowledge you have.

Personal Shopper

When people hear of personal shoppers, they automatically assume it’s just for extremely wealthy people. What if I told you being a personal shopper goes beyond that.

You could be a personal shopper for virtually anything, clothes, figurines, even groceries! Yes, you read that right. 

Personal shopping isn't limited to just clothes and luxurious items alone. You could run your personal shopping business so that you aren't limited. You could potentially help your clients shop for anything.

Thanks to technology and e-commerce, you can easily test run these ideas online first by doing a little research and getting opinions from potential customers before finally launching. Starting a business has never been as easy as it is now.

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