We all know that even after the recession, the economy is still in hard times. Each and every employee still fears of being laid off from their jobs as means of the company for cost-cutting measures. Indeed, it would be very hard working when you are uncertain on when or until when you can have your job. Hence, most people think of just starting their own business instead of being employed.
Most common fear of people when starting up a business is the startup budget. Thoughts like, “Would my money be enough?” “What happens if it won’t succeed?” and the like. These hesitations are normal however you shouldn’t focus more on what problems may come but how you’ll deal with them. Luckily, there are a lot of startup businesses out there that don’t require much money to begin with.
So, what are the best start up businesses out there? Look no further; here are just a few of the best start up businesses that you may want to consider:
- Carpet Cleaning Business
A lot of homes and businesses have carpeting that requires a deep cleaning in a regular basis. You may be able to use up your startup money for renting machines and equipments for carpet-cleaning at your local store. Don’t forget to market your business: print fliers, put up ads on paper, offer promos and discounts, and make sure your pricing is standard like other carpet-cleaning services.
- Construction Cleanup
After a construction project is done, it is expected to have a lot of cleanup to be done. Construction companies and contractors need crews to do the job. The job entails sweeping out buildings, hauling debris, cleaning up scraps of wood, nails, and wrappers. When you’re done with the cleanup, you have to unload it at the local dump, so don’t forget to ask for a dump fee beforehand.
- Lawn Maintenance Business
If you have a “green thumb” or you know the basics of lawn and gardening, and you have the tools for it, you can easily start up this business. Typical services you could offer would include mowing, edging, and raking.
- Child Day Care
If you are good in handling children, you could start up this business right away. Nonetheless, there are certain states that will require license from the individual that is caring for more than a certain number of children. Check with your local and state governments if this would apply to you and get the necessary documents if required.
- Party Planner
If you are good in management and planning, you are ideal for this type of business. This job entails arranging an event such as birthday parties, corporate events, conventions, festivals, as well as reunions. This business requires little or no capital at all. Of course, you need to market your business by postings through local bulletin boards, handing out flyers and the like. Make sure you have standard rates comparable to others in the market.