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5 Business Start-Ups You Can Launch Right Now from Your Home

5 Business Start-Ups You Can Launch Right Now from Your Home

Did you know that more and more entrepreneurs are turning to home start-ups? It’s true! Even those who have a steady 9-5 job who are searching for ways to boost their income are enjoying the creativity and free reign of a small start-up with no overhead, minimal start-up costs, and the feeling of control that comes with owning your own business.

Do you like the idea of starting your own small business from home? It’s something that appeals to many; however the biggest issue entrepreneurs have with home start-ups is what to actually base their business on—what products to sell or what services to provide. If you’re looking for a little inspiration, read on for 5 business start-up ideas you can launch right now!

Signage Company

We see signs everywhere. They’re a part of everyday life. From one way signs to signs telling us where the bathroom is and how fast we should be going. They give us information, they keep us safe, and they offer advice. So, how about creating them yourself? You’ll need the right materials and some digital signage software to get started. Alternatively, you could go down the creative route and design personalized signs for home décor. It’s your business – it’s your choice!

A Baking Business

Everyone loves a little bit of cake now and then, and thanks to the influx of baking shows and culinary competitions we see on the TV, baking has become a lucrative business. If you have a bit of a creative flair then you can make anything! From extravagant birthday cakes to indulgent cupcakes with outrageous toppings. You’ll need a food hygiene certification if you’re going to be making food from your home kitchen to sell to the public, and some good equipment.

Pet Sitting

No one likes leaving their pet behind when they go on vacation, and others might not be able to walk their dog as often as they should due to work commitments. This is where your pet sitting business comes in. You can offer your services to care and look after pets in their own homes. An additional dog walking service will also make you a popular choice in this lucrative market.

Clothing/Dress Making

If you have a passion for fashion and love creating your very own pieces, then why not sell them online? From baby outfits to adult clothes, you’d be amazed what you can create at home. Sell online via social media sites or try Etsy!

Something for Nothing

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Keep an eye out for items that are either free or low priced on for sale sites. Purchase these items, spruce them up if needed and resell them at a higher price for a profit! It won’t make you a millionaire overnight, but it’s a potential way to boost your monthly income. It also provides you with a hobby and the chance to utilize your creativity and sales skills.


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by Lottie Pritchard // Lottie Pritchard is a contributor to Businessing Magazine.

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