Personal Development

77 Best Businesses To Start W/ 10K Or Less (& how to pick one)

  1. Doula Service

A gentler birthing experience is all the rage, and birthing companions are popular to provide much-needed (often non-medical) support.

  1. Reselling Vintage Items

Buying and reselling can be a good strategy for making money. Vintage items are in high demand, from clothes to furniture.

  1. Event Entertainment

Entertainment for events could be children’s party entertainment, wedding music, and much more.

  1. Landscaping Services

Investing in some tools and transport could be all that you need to do to get started with landscaping or lawn care services.

  1. Pressure Washing

All you need is a pressure washer and perhaps some transport to start offering powerful cleaning services or equipment hire.

  1. Decorating and Interior Design

You could get started with decorating or interior design by investing in a few tools that help you get the job done.

  1. Chimney Cleaning

Fireplaces and wood burners are still popular, and you can earn well cleaning chimneys. Consider a franchise business with training.

  1. Dent Removal

Provide services removing dents from vehicles with a few essential tools that you’ll need to get started. Make it mobile to save money.

  1. Bicycle Repair

Focus on smaller modes of transport by learning how to fix bicycles or using your existing skills to provide a mobile service.

  1. Event/Party Planner

Planning events can ensure you have work from corporate customers or the general public. There are lots of events to focus on.

  1. Hair Stylist

Like a makeup artist, a hairstylist can provide services for special events. You could provide services on-location.

  1. Vending Machine Business

Owning vending machines can be a way to make a fairly passive income. Just keep them well-stocked and collect the cash.

  1. Car Detailing

Keep people’s car interiors clean with a detailing service. Investing in a few products and tools could get you started.

  1. Property Management

Offer to manage people’s properties, including taking care of maintenance and dealing with tenant issues.

  1. Social Media Management

Work online when you provide social media management services to businesses or perhaps to creatives, media personalities, and more.

  1. Bookkeeping and Tax Services

Looking after finances for businesses and people is always needed. However, you may need some certifications.

  1. Personal Shopping

Become a personal shopper for people who are looking for advice, or those who need some help getting their shopping done.

  1. Professional Organizing

If you love to organize anything, turn it into a business by offering to put people’s homes, businesses, and lives in order.

  1. Translation Services

Put a second language to use by providing online translation or interpretation services. You might want to consider some certifications.

  1. Professional Training

Training people in professional skills, from sales to customer service, is an interesting and low-cost B2B option.

  1. Video Production

Pick up a video camera and produce videos for businesses or individuals. You could make ads, wedding videos, and more.

  1. App Development

App development skills can easily be used to turn a profit. Offer services making apps to meet the demand from businesses.

  1. Home Care and Companionship

Non-medical home care businesses are needed by seniors and disabled people. Some are also looking for company.

  1. Medical Claims Billing

You will need to learn the ins and outs of medical claims billing, but it can be a profitable business to run.

  1. Content Creation

Creating content for businesses allows you to capitalize on the need for digital content at a low cost.

  1. Personal Errand/Concierge Service

Some people are just busy and don’t have much time for running errands. Offer to do it for them for a price.

  1. Home Maintenance Services

Put some handy skills to use by providing home maintenance and domestic tasks, from fixing things to building furniture.

  1. Subscription Box Business

Subscription boxes are very popular, especially as gifts. But you need to think of a unique twist for success.

  1. Online Dating Consultancy

Online dating is tough to navigate but you could help people build the perfect profile and find the right partner.

  1. Travel Planner

Take the stress out of planning travel by doing it for your clients. Get to know destinations and create itineraries.

  1. Massage Therapist

Massage therapy can be a mobile business, which you conduct in your own home or wherever your client requests you.

  1. Small-Batch Goods Selling

Make and sell artisanal products in small batches. This could include many things you can make at home.

  1. Blogging

Start with one blog and build up to multiple blogs, using a range of methods to make money from your content.

  1. Sell Stock Photography/Video

Use your photography or videography skills to create generic images and footage that can be licensed.

  1. Buy a Franchise

Explore a wide range of businesses and get set up affordably by buying into a franchise, instead of starting from scratch.

  1. Driving Services

You don’t have to work for Uber or Lyft to make a living as a driver. Consider setting up on your own instead.

  1. Holiday Home Management

Help people out in the growing vacation home market by taking care of their properties, and offering cleaning and management.

  1. Laundry Service

A large washing machine and dryer may be all you need to start up your own laundry service and slowly grow it.

  1. IT Support

Use your technical skills to provide remote or in-person technical support to businesses or individuals.

  1. House Sitting

Care for people’s homes while they’re away or provide security services for vacant properties.

  1. Carpet Cleaning

The tools and equipment required for carpet cleaning services won’t require much of an investment. A vehicle can come in handy too.

  1. Private Investigator

Put your research skills to good use by becoming a private investigator. But remember to check licensing requirements and laws for your region.

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