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15 Delivery Business Ideas

15 Delivery Business Ideas

Natalie Fell

Published on June 3, 2022

As the world gets back to business and pleasure after the recent pandemic, the booming popularity of delivery businesses is here to stay. With thede ...

15 Drone Business Ideas

15 Drone Business Ideas

Natalie Fell

Published on June 15, 2022

Ever since drones hit the market, people have been coming up with innovative ways to use them. From big companies using drones for security andsurve ...

15 Fashion Business Ideas

15 Fashion Business Ideas

Natalie Fell

Published on June 8, 2022

From the runway to your closet, fashion is everywhere. Clothing is a necessary part of life, and it also allows people to express themselves andshow ...

15 Horse Business Ideas

15 Horse Business Ideas

Natalie Fell

Published on June 16, 2022

From horseback riding to equine veterinary services, many businesses are centered around enjoying and caring for horses. Horse shows and ridingcompe ...

15 Recycling Business Ideas

15 Recycling Business Ideas

Natalie Fell

Published on June 8, 2022

Recycling isn’t just good for the environment, it’s also extremely profitable, if the business is run well. With broader eco-consciousness,house ...

15 Woodworking Business Ideas

15 Woodworking Business Ideas

Carolyn Young

Published on June 16, 2022

If you’re a passionate woodworker, doing your own woodworking projects at home, have you ever considered starting a woodworking business? Youk ...

16 Sewing Business Ideas

16 Sewing Business Ideas

Natalie Fell

Published on June 14, 2022

Whether you’re a sewing professional who has been creating garments for years, or a sewing beginner looking to monetize your new hobby, owning ...

17 Best eBay Business Ideas

17 Best eBay Business Ideas

Carolyn Young

Published on June 15, 2022

Started in 1995, eBay has become an internet powerhouse, with more than $21 billion in sales in just the second quarter of 2021. The site has 187mil ...

17 Consulting Business Ideas

17 Consulting Business Ideas

Carolyn Young

Published on June 6, 2022

If you’re looking for a business to start, consulting offers a world of options. The US consulting industry has grown 30% in the last decade torea ...

8 Blue Collar Business Ideas

8 Blue Collar Business Ideas

Carolyn Young

Published on September 22, 2021

If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, starting a blue-collar business is a tried and tested way to earn a good living. Thanks to increasedco ...

50 Business Ideas For Women

50 Business Ideas For Women

Esther Strauss

Published on June 30, 2022

Women run more than 11 million US businesses. That’s a lot less than the number run by men, but one thing is certain — women are just asinno ...

38 Business Ideas For Teens

38 Business Ideas For Teens

Esther Strauss

Published on June 30, 2022

It’s never too early to become an entrepreneur! I remember back in the day a six-year-old go-getter selling lemonade down on the corner. Today’s ...

25 Etsy Shop Ideas

25 Etsy Shop Ideas

Carolyn Young

Published on June 30, 2022

Etsy is a global online marketplace where crafters and small businesses can offer unique handmade items and personalized gift ideas. As of 2022, the ...

38 Creative Small Business Ideas

38 Creative Small Business Ideas

Carolyn Young

Published on June 30, 2022

Want to express your creativity and be your own boss? There are many creative business ideas out there that can help you check both boxes, and makeg ...

25 Craft Business Ideas

25 Craft Business Ideas

Natalie Fell

Published on June 30, 2022

Are you capable of transforming an unremarkable object into a thing of beauty? If so, you might find serious success as a crafter. Makinghandicrafts ...

48 Small Town Business Ideas

48 Small Town Business Ideas

Esther Strauss

Published on June 30, 2022

You might think you can’t do business in a small town. But did you know that some major corporations are based in small towns? Walmart is inBenton ...

40 Mobile Business Ideas

40 Mobile Business Ideas

Esther Strauss

Published on June 30, 2022

Thanks to wireless devices and technologies, it’s now possible to make good money from just about anywhere. If you’re an entrepreneur, you canta ...

15 Cricut Business Ideas and Projects

15 Cricut Business Ideas and Projects

Natalie Fell

Published on June 6, 2022

One of the few industries that experienced a pandemic-driven boom is crafting. And within that market one of the segments that performed best isCric ...

21 Business Ideas For Nurses

21 Business Ideas For Nurses

Esther Strauss

Published on June 30, 2022

With their invaluable skills and knowledge, nurses are positioned to take advantage of major opportunities in the booming healthcare industry. Thema ...

41 Food Business Ideas

41 Food Business Ideas

Natalie Fell

Published on June 30, 2022

People are always eating and drinking, so starting a food business is always a potentially wise career choice. But to succeed you’ll need astr ...

48 Business Ideas For Couples

48 Business Ideas For Couples

Esther Strauss

Published on July 12, 2022

A lot of people who love each other want to spend as much time together as possible, and one way to do that is to start a business together. You and ...

30 Business Ideas for College Students

30 Business Ideas for College Students

Carolyn Young

Published on July 12, 2022

Worried about hefty student loan debt? Don’t be. With some smart time management, you can start doing business and making good money evenwhile ...

42 Part-Time Business Ideas

42 Part-Time Business Ideas

Natalie Fell

Published on July 12, 2022

Part-time work enables countless people to make good money while also taking care of priorities, like helping moms care for their children orstudent ...

17 Rental Business Ideas

17 Rental Business Ideas

David Lepeska

Published on July 12, 2022

Businesses that rely on regular rental payments are guaranteed a steady stream of income, which is why so many of them draw so much entrepreneuriali ...

17 Clothing Business Ideas

17 Clothing Business Ideas

Carolyn Young

Published on July 12, 2022

Are you updated with the latest fashion trends? If so, then starting a clothing business would be a perfect career choice for you. You may open abou ...

23 Green Business Ideas

23 Green Business Ideas

David Lepeska

Published on July 12, 2022

Looking to help save the world? There are countless eco-friendly business ideas to help you create a greener earth while also making a good living.B ...

58 Small Business Ideas For Rural Areas

58 Small Business Ideas For Rural Areas

David Lepeska

Published on July 13, 2022

Rural businesses typically provide value and economic strength to the community and generate income for the owner. If you live in a rural area, then ...

22 Construction Business Ideas

22 Construction Business Ideas

David Lepeska

Published on July 13, 2022

As the US economy regains strength in the wake of the pandemic, the construction industry is anticipating strong growth with plenty ofopportunities, ...

41 Outdoor Business Ideas

41 Outdoor Business Ideas

Carolyn Young

Published on July 13, 2022

Many major American businesses depend on outdoor activities, such as The North Face or Columbia. But there are also countless smaller businessesthat ...

40 Family Business Ideas

40 Family Business Ideas

Natalie Fell

Published on June 30, 2022

What kind of business is better than a family-run business? Those are often the best kind, because they’re built on love and trust and help buildc ...

42 Entertainment Business Ideas

42 Entertainment Business Ideas

Natalie Fell

Published on July 13, 2022

Let the good times roll! As entertainment outlets reopen and people gather for all kinds of celebrations, the entertainment industry is bouncingback ...

18 Cleaning Business Ideas

18 Cleaning Business Ideas

Carolyn Young

Published on July 14, 2022

Demand for cleaning services in both homes and offices surged in the last two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is expected to remain higha ...

15 Profitable Sports Business Ideas

15 Profitable Sports Business Ideas

David Lepeska

Published on July 14, 2022

Participating in a physical game of paintball and feeling the wind as you drive a go-kart offer a different kind of thrill compared to a video game. ...

16 Pet Business Ideas for Animal Lovers

16 Pet Business Ideas for Animal Lovers

Esther Strauss

Published on July 14, 2022

Americans are spending more on pet care and products as the pet humanization trend, which treats pets as family members, takes root. Annually, anown ...

22 Profitable Baking Business Ideas

22 Profitable Baking Business Ideas

Carolyn Young

Published on July 14, 2022

The US baking industry is expected to continue growing as the economy improves and consumer spending increases. According to the American BakersAsso ...

22 Winter Business Ideas

22 Winter Business Ideas

Esther Strauss

Published on July 14, 2022

Americans most dislike the cold winter months of January and February, a recent survey showed. But for the smart entrepreneur, the cold is justanoth ...

33 Health and Wellness Business Ideas

33 Health and Wellness Business Ideas

Carolyn Young

Published on July 14, 2022

Even before the coronavirus pandemic swept the world, consumers were spending more on products focused on better health, nutrition and immunity. Ify ...

38 Business Ideas For Housewives

38 Business Ideas For Housewives

Carolyn Young

Published on July 14, 2022

Stories about homemakers turned successful entrepreneurs never fail to inspire. If you’re a housewife, you can carve your own path to success byst ...

32 Logistics and Transportation Business Ideas

32 Logistics and Transportation Business Ideas

David Lepeska

Published on July 14, 2022

Logistics is a crucial element of the economy — and much more than moving goods from one place to another. The industry also includespackaging ...

31 Best Business Ideas For Introverts

31 Best Business Ideas For Introverts

Natalie Fell

Published on July 14, 2022

Do you feel more comfortable when you’re alone? Would you rather read a book than attend a party? If so, then you’re an introvert and you havegr ...

24 Profitable Automobile Business Ideas

24 Profitable Automobile Business Ideas

Esther Strauss

Published on July 21, 2022

From car washing to limo services, there are countless lucrative business opportunities related to cars. If you’re looking for a business ideathat ...

23 Travel & Hospitality Business Ideas

23 Travel & Hospitality Business Ideas

Carolyn Young

Published on July 21, 2022

Are you a big fan of travel, dining, and entertainment? Well then maybe that’s the way to start your entrepreneurial journey. If you havea ...

21 Profitable Beach Business Ideas

21 Profitable Beach Business Ideas

David Lepeska

Published on July 21, 2022

So you live near a beach. Lucky you! You can go swimming or walk barefoot in the sand any time you like. Even better, you could also start abusiness ...

35 Summer Business Ideas

35 Summer Business Ideas

Carolyn Young

Published on July 21, 2022

Summer means taking a break, enjoying outdoor leisure, going to a summer camp, and BBQ’ing in the backyard. For smart entrepreneurs, it alsome ...

36 Business Ideas for Single Moms

36 Business Ideas for Single Moms

Carolyn Young

Published on July 21, 2022

Raising kids is tough. Doing it alone is even tougher, but even single moms should be able to pursue their passion and carve a successful careerwhil ...

26 Christmas Business Ideas

26 Christmas Business Ideas

Carolyn Young

Published on July 21, 2022

There’s a reason they call Christmas the most wonderful time of the year! Because it’s a great time to be an entrepreneur. Business andr ...

40 Garage Business Ideas

40 Garage Business Ideas

David Lepeska

Published on July 21, 2022

You’ve probably heard of major corporations that started out, way back when, as an idea in somebody’s garage. And it’s true— ...

19 Tourism Business Ideas

19 Tourism Business Ideas

Carolyn Young

Published on July 21, 2022

With the pandemic winding down, countless Americans are getting back to traveling! That means now is a great time to establish a travel-relatedbusin ...

22 Retirement Business Ideas

22 Retirement Business Ideas

Carolyn Young

Published on July 21, 2022

Most people look forward to retirement. But after weeks or months of not working, many get bored and restless. What to do to avoid anxiety anddepres ...

20 Catering Business Ideas

20 Catering Business Ideas

Esther Strauss

Published on July 21, 2022

Everybody needs to eat, so demand for food — especially good food — will never go away. This helps explain why the food industrycontinue ...

9 Profitable Printing Business Ideas

9 Profitable Printing Business Ideas

Carolyn Young

Published on July 21, 2022

The US printing industry is recovering from the pandemic and expected to gain strength as the economy improves. Although printing will continue tofa ...

18 Party Business Ideas

18 Party Business Ideas

Carolyn Young

Published on July 21, 2022

If you like to socialize and have great organizing skills, then starting a party-related business might be the perfect career choice. Greatattention ...

14 Small Business Ideas For Veterans

14 Small Business Ideas For Veterans

David Lepeska

Published on July 21, 2022

Military veterans have discipline, perform well under pressure, and are willing to make sacrifices, so it should come as no surprise that they often ...

12 Street Food Business Ideas

12 Street Food Business Ideas

Carolyn Young

Published on July 28, 2022

Hot dogs, pizza, snow cones and bubble tea are among Americans’ favorite street foods, which are quicker and more affordable than restaurantfo ...

14 Middleman Business Ideas

14 Middleman Business Ideas

Carolyn Young

Published on July 28, 2022

A “middleman” is basically a broker, the person who brings together buyer and seller to make a deal. Brokers don’t just work in stocks andreal ...

16 Cosmetic & Beauty Business Ideas

16 Cosmetic & Beauty Business Ideas

Esther Strauss

Published on July 28, 2022

The beauty industry is huge, and still growing. The US is one of the largest markets, and there’s always room for appealing and innovativeprod ...

23 Business Ideas to Start with $100K

23 Business Ideas to Start with $100K

Carolyn Young

Published on July 29, 2022

If you’ve got an entrepreneurial nest egg of around $100,000, you’ve got a ton of great options for your next business venture. You could starta ...

10 Profitable Electronic Business Ideas

10 Profitable Electronic Business Ideas

Esther Strauss

Published on July 29, 2022

In this digital age, businesses related to electronics hold great potential. So if you’re looking for a business opportunity, look no further than ...

29 Brick-and-Mortar Business Ideas

29 Brick-and-Mortar Business Ideas

David Lepeska

Published on July 29, 2022

A brick-and-mortar business is a business with an actual shop, where customers buy goods and services. It may be a bit old-fashioned in the age ofth ...

16 Business Ideas that Help the Community

16 Business Ideas that Help the Community

Esther Strauss

Published on July 29, 2022

Just about everybody wants to live in a warm, welcoming close-knit community, and you can help build one by starting a business that helps peopleliv ...

14 Business Ideas For Christians

14 Business Ideas For Christians

Carolyn Young

Published on July 29, 2022

Being a good Christian doesn’t mean you can’t make good money. There are many businesses out there that can respect the faith while generatingsi ...

27 Future Business Ideas

27 Future Business Ideas

Esther Strauss

Published on July 29, 2022

Ready to jump into the future? That’s where our economy is headed, and entrepreneurs would be wise to look ahead as well. You could start anAirbnb ...

27 Best Halal Business Ideas

27 Best Halal Business Ideas

Carolyn Young

Published on July 29, 2022

Some businesses, like bars and pork butcher shops, are haram, or unacceptable for Muslims to run under the guidelines of Islam. But many areperfectl ...

15 International Business Ideas

15 International Business Ideas

Carolyn Young

Published on July 29, 2022

21st-century business is global, and success today often requires going international. For a good opportunity, you could get into exports, travel,cr ...

14 Best Luxury Business Ideas

14 Best Luxury Business Ideas

David Lepeska

Published on July 29, 2022

People love a bit of luxury in their life, which is why high-end goods are always in demand. You’ll need a sizable investment to get started, buty ...