Every small business starts with an idea. To get you started, check out this collection of small business ideas and opportunities for aspiring business owners.
How to decide on the right business idea for you.
Top Business Ideas for Women Entrepreneurs
Senior and Daughter
Great Business Ideas for Working With Seniors
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Top 5 Work-at-Home Business Opportunities
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How to Evaluate a Business Idea Before Taking the Plunge
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Here Are Some Great Business Ideas for Women With No Start-Up Costs
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Need Some Quick Money? Try One of These Fall Business Ideas
Start an online bookstore!
Love Books? Why Not Become a Book Reseller?
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A List of 10 Technology-Related Business Ideas
Business opportunities
Top 10 Business Opportunities
Butterfly Release Wedding Program Invitation
Weddings Are Still Big Business: Here Are Ways to Cash In!
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7 Ways to Turn Your Home Into a Money-Making Property
Books in Libarary
How to Start a Used Book Store Online With Just a Little Cash
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Looking for Summer Work? Here Are 10 Ideal Businesses for Students
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101 New Ideas to Inspire You to Start a Business
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Here's a Collection of the Best Small Business Ideas
project management
The Pros and Cons of Starting a Project Management Business
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The Pros and Cons of Starting a Virtual Call Center Business
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The Pros and Cons of Starting an Image Consulting Business
Ink cartridge
Earn Money and Help the Environment by Refilling Old Ink Cartridges
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The Pros and Cons of Starting a Construction Cleanup Business
personal concierge
The Pros and Cons of Starting a Personal Concierge Service Business
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What Are the Pros and Cons of Starting a Computer Training Business?
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What Are the Pros and Cons of Opening a Home-Based Childcare Business?
Man repairing computer
The Pros and Cons of Starting a Computer Repair Business
Young woman on couch with a laptop working from home as a proofreader.
The Pros and Cons of Starting a Proofreading Business
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The Difference Between Freelancers and Contractors
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Freelance Writing Jobs Online: Leads & Legitimate Places to Find Work
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15 Seasonal Business Ideas You Can Do Anywhere
translation
The Pros and Cons of Starting a Translation Services Business
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Use Horses for a Green Alternative Logging Business
Mystery shopper
FAQs About Mystery Shoppers And Mystery Shopping
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14 Economy-Proof Business Ideas
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10 Home-Based Businesses You Can Start Right Now
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Tips on How to Become a Freelance Writer
pooper scooper
The Pros and Cons of Starting a Pooper Scooper Business
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The Pros and Cons of Starting a Composting Business
data entry
The Pros and Cons of Starting a Data Entry Business
bookkeeping
The Pros and Cons of Starting a Bookkeeping Business
painting business
The Pros and Cons of Starting a Home Painting Business
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The Pros and Cons of Starting a Consulting Business
Technician Repairing Refrigerator
What Are the Pros and Cons of Starting a Handyman Business?
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The Pros and Cons of Becoming a Green Consultant
tutor
The Pros and Cons of Starting a Private Tutoring Business
Two party planners talking
What Are the Pros and Cons of Starting a Party-Planning Business?
green cleaning
The Pros and Cons of Starting a Green Cleaning Business
man walking five mid-sized dogs on a cobblestone street
The Pros and Cons of Starting a Pet-Sitting Business
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The Pros and Cons of Starting a Professional Organizer Business
dog treats
The Pros and Cons of Starting a Dog Treat Bakery Business
Nurse holding medical records
The Pros and Cons of Starting a Medical Transcription Business
Dog being groomed with a comb
What Are the Pros and Cons of Starting a Pet-Grooming Business?
gardening
The Pros and Cons of Starting a Gardening Business
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What Are the Pros and Cons of Starting an Internet Research Business
A home saltwater aquarium with fish and corals
Pros and Cons of Starting an Aquarium Maintenance Business
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What Are the Pros and Cons of Starting a Cloth Diaper Service?
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What Is Disruption?
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A Great Business Opportunity - On Demand Services for Small Business
subscription box business
Subscription Business Model Explained
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Business Ideas and How the Marketplace Responds