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Hello Ladies. As a female entrepreneur myself, who has started many successful businesses – home-based, online and brick and mortar – I know about the best business ideas for you ladies who are aspiring women entrepreneurs who want to make money in their own business.
I created this big list of small business ideas for women (great for beginner entrepreneurs with side business ideas) for you who are stay at home moms, housewives, seniors, students and want flexible work schedules to make money in their own women-owned businesses.
All of these business ideas are profitable , lots of them have low startup costs and most can be started from home.
While these businesses are generally better suited to most women’s skills, temperaments, and physical strength, men can certainly succeed with these business ideas also!
Alternatively, lots of women are getting rich in previously male-dominated industries such as construction . Thus, everyone is an individual. Work with your particular strengths and interests for your best entrepreneurial success.
My list of simple business ideas includes for every business startup tips, links to free and low-cost business resources (under $20) plus how-to video tutorials with no duplicate listings.
Ladies, keep reading to find your most successful new business idea to start today.
Profitable Business Ideas for Women to Start
#1 affiliate marketing.
This is a good idea for stay-at-home moms because there is no need to go to an office or store daily. The concept is to create a website or blog and promote other people’s products or services. You will get paid by a commission on each sale you generate. Online affiliate marketing is one of the most profitable businesses you can launch from home.
Here’s some good affiliate training for you to consider which I highly recommend:
Affiliate Marketing Bootcamp
Affiliate Marketing Tips Every Beginner Should Know
Affiliate Marketing: SEO Hack to Boost Your Affiliate Sales
Check out this big list of small business grants for women – updated 2020
#2 Beauty Salon
Of course, this is one of the best business ideas for women that enjoy styling hair and doing manicures and pedicures. You will need, to begin with, proper training and be licensed by your state. Nail art is a growing and very profitable trend in the hair salon industry you can capitalize upon in your new salon or day spa.
Great salon names and logos
How to write a business plan for a salon
#3 Bookkeeping Business
If you are good with numbers and detail-oriented, this could be an excellent small business service for you to sell to existing companies. Every business, whether big or small needs business accounting help with such tasks as checking account reconciliation, tax filing forms, and payroll calculations.
This business model is well-suited for home-based mothers because many companies have accounting systems, which can be accessed via the Internet from your home office.
QuickBooks Online Bookkeeping: A Reference Guide Approach
#4 Pet Sitting & Dog Walking
If you love animals, this could be the pet sitting could be the perfect new business for you. It requires you to visit homes in your area and take care of dogs, cats, and other animals while their owners are away on vacation or business trips.
Another animal-related business idea is to start a dog walking service. Many dog owners, due to work or school commitments, are unable to give their dogs their required daily walks.
Learn how to start your pet sitting business here:
Dog Sitting for Beginners: Start Your Own Home Business
#5 Rental Business Ideas
Make money by renting equipment for babies, parties, weddings or tools. Companies that lease equipment are excellent business opportunities because they generate recurring income, and have typically lower capital start-up costs and high-profit margins.
Plus, rental businesses are great to start as a side business to work part-time, out of your home, while working full-time at your day job.
If you are looking for a helping hand to start your business why not compare the market with Now-loan who can provide great interest rates and take the stress out of your new venture.
Read my list of 49 rental business ideas here
#6 Video Creator
Consider becoming a videographer. Online video sites such as Youtube have created a strong demand for video creators and editors. Get started in 24 hours in your video production business with these smart action steps from the video experts at Microbudgeter.
Drone aerial video is a trending business in- demand now. For more ways to make money with drones read my list of 24 drone business ideas that really take off!
#7 Business Consulting
This type of business can be extremely lucrative, dependent upon your particular expertise and skills and local market. These days, many firms are outsourcing specific departmental needs such as marketing, accounting, and human resources. It is also a good home based business for would-be women entrepreneurs plus it is reasonably inexpensive to begin.
Learn why LLC is the best business structure for consulting firms in my article here
How To Build A Successful Freelance Consulting Business
The Complete Master Class On Starting A Consulting Business
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#8 Dog Grooming
Washing dogs (and cats) trimming their nails and clipping their fur is an evergreen (always in demand) business idea that you can start at home. No need to rent space for a pet salon. Simply go to your client’s home and groom their pets in their location.
Check out my list of name ideas for your dog grooming business
#9 Business Writing
With the explosion of internet websites and blogs, there is now a huge need for business writers and copywriters. Solopreneurs, women who are their own bosses with no employees, are perfect for this business model.
Entrepreneurs and executives need writing done for product instruction manuals, newsletters, press releases, labels, proposals, presentations, advertisements, and sales letters/emails. There are many online resources such as Upwork that list writing jobs available for application online.
Learn how to make money as a freelance writer these helpful online courses:
Start A Profitable Freelance Writing Business In 5 Weeks
Freelance Writing For Beginners
Writers Who Launch: Break Into Freelance Writing Fast
#10 Event Planning
Do you throw the best parties in town and love to decorate for weddings and charity events?
Then becoming an event planner may be the right new business for you. Corporations, hotels, banquet halls, and brides all need your services to plan and execute special events, charity galas, and weddings.
Looking for name ideas for your event planning business? Check out my list of naming suggestions here
Read more here about how to get information to start your profitable event planning business.
Event Planning made simple from Home
#11 Wedding Planner
Starting your own wedding planning business could be ideal for you if you are highly motivated, a creative thinker, have good interpersonal skills and are very organized. The wedding planning industry is predicted to steadily increase in the coming years.
Here you will help couples (and their families) to coordinate all aspects of their wedding including; decorations, entertainment, food and beverage, venue and photography video.
If you can sing or act, then use your talents to make money as a singer, comedian or child entertainer. This business idea can be home-based because you will go to a venue (club, wedding, party) to perform.
The schedule is great for stay at home moms because your working hours will be after school and on weekends – when babysitters are more readily available.
#13 Fashion Designer
Have you always dreamed of starting your clothing line? Do you get lots of compliments on the creative outfits you wear?
If so, keep reading because here is the information you will need to know about how to start a clothing line. Begin by getting expert knowledge about the clothing business from garment industry leaders in the form of written material and these brilliant online courses listed below.
How To Create A Fashion Collection and Launch Your Own Brand
Start Your Own Clothing Brand: Design, Create & Sell Apparel
#14 Graphic Artist
Starting your graphic design business can be an exciting and creative adventure You can work full or part-time and as a side gig hustle. Start not with polishing your portfolio, but with getting your first graphic design clients.
Learn how to start a profitable freelance graphic design business from the freelance experts at Millo.
#15 Handmade Crafts – Soapmaking and Candles
Consider turning your crafting hobby into a business by creating handmade products for sale. You can sell your crafted items online (eBay, Etsy, Handmade at Amazon, your own e-commerce shop) or brick and mortar stores, flea markets, craft fairs, and art galleries.
Start smart by first researching market demand by going to craft shows, browsing marketplace websites to determine if your designs will fit into a specific product category and what competition exists.
Ready to open your Etsy shop? Check out my Etsy startup guide with step-by-step instructions, a list of fees, and examples of the most profitable shops on Etsy.com
#16 Woodworking – Furniture Repair and Restoration
If you love to work with wood, building, creating or carving this is one of the best hobbies to turn into a money-making business.
America’s wood product manufacturing business generates over $6 billion annually and is projected to grow steadily. There are great opportunities for small businesses to capture market share because only 30% of the business is done by the largest firms.
Read my article and learn how to start your woodworking business
Get ideas from my list of the best selling woodworking project ideas
#17 Jewelry Designer
Your artistic talents can be turned into cash by designing and selling your own line of jewelry. You can create either costume or fine jewelry dependent upon the materials used.
Outlets for sales include craft shows, online sites such as opening an Etsy store and local boutique shops. Get the info you need to succeed in this top-rated class:
Become a Jewelry designer and Start your own Jewelry Line
#18 Direct Sales & MLM Sell to Women
Making money from direct sales has a great advantage that it can be run from your home and it is inexpensive to get started.
Typically all that you need to get started is purchasing a starter kit of products and materials for sales demonstrations. Costs for these can be as low as $35, but most companies charge approximately $150.
Learn how to be successful at selling products from home from this article on The Balance Careers website.
#19 Fitness Coach – Local and Online
If you love to exercise and want to teach others your healthy habits seriously consider becoming a fitness coach. This business idea can be full or part-time depending upon your schedule.
Thanks to the internet, from your home you can coach clients worldwide. Watch this video to learn how to take your fitness training business online:
#20 Life Coach – Relationships & Parenting
Imagine the fulfillment of helping people achieve their life goals, such as a better more loving relationship or becoming a better parent, and getting paid!
Life coach businesses help people with their self-improvement goals to create change in their life.
Check out this guide on how to start a coaching business from home by a successful female coach.
#21 Faux Painting and Murals
If you are creative and have painting talent to create interesting textures, finishes and decorative scenes starting a faux painting company would a perfect way to make money from home.
This type of decorative painting is better suited to women because it does not demand the physical strength that exterior house painting requires.
Plus because of the unique artistic nature of mural painting, you can charge much higher prices. How to start a mural business article on PennyHoarder.com
#22 Wallpaper Hanging
A specialty wallpapering business is a great choice for women entrepreneurs who are skilled and creative. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 47% of wallpaper hangers are self-employed. An enterprising woman in my area started a thriving business hanging wallpaper named – Hang Around Gal!
Here is how to open a wallpaper and wallcovering installation business.
#23 Mobile App Developer
Join the booming digital app market to make money from home. Currently, there are 2.8 million apps available for download on the Google Play Store. 21% of millennials aged people open apps over 50X per day! In fact, over 57% of all digital media usage comes from mobile apps.
If you have software coding experience this is an ideal money-making gig for you. But no worries if you are not technically trained, because with the many app building software services even with no coding experience you can build and market mobile apps.
Learn how to make an app with no programming experience from Android Authority.
#24 Online Fashion Boutique
Starting an online boutique selling fashion clothing, accessories, toys or home decor is a much more cost-effective business startup idea than opening a traditional brick and mortar store.
You do not have to lease a storefront with all its associated overhead operational costs. Ecommerce is growing steadily in 2020, eCommerce sales are expected to account for 15.5 percent of retail sales worldwide.
Here is my list of the best ways to find wholesale apparel for your store
Launching a dropshipping business from your home can be a great first step into becoming an entrepreneur.
Here you can sell products to your customers set your own prices and market your brand name. The great part is that you do not need lots of startup capital because you do not need to pay for inventory before your customers make their purchase.
Learn exactly how to start a dropshipping business the smart way from the dropshipping experts at Oberlo.
#26 Ecommerce Store
Fashion clothing is not the only type of online stores that are profitable. In fact, the best-selling products online that are trending now are are small kitchen appliances, cell phone accessories, cosmetics, cameras, exercise equipment, and pet products.
If you have access to any outdoor space (a backyard, rooftop or garden) you can start a beekeeping business. This business idea can start as a hobby and grow into a full-time income. Becoming a beekeeper can be an enjoyable and lucrative business venture and it fairly cheap to get started.
Professional beekeepers at Beesource.com report that you can make as much as $24,000 annually by selling gourmet honey, beeswax and related products.
#28 Worm Farming
When you think ‘farming,’ you probably think of livestock or dairy farming. It’s not often that you come across a topic like ‘worm farming.’
This is ironic though because work farming is considered to be a growing business industry, not just a hobby. The humble worm was once just considered to be a creepy-crawler and no one really paid attention to it. Today it is making smart entrepreneurs thousands of dollars!
However, once people realized that these earthworms are essential for places like the bait and tackle shops, these little critters rose in importance.
This led to all-out worm farms being set up as the vermicompost system became a legitimate business. And it has been thriving, not only in the US but, worldwide.
Read my guide on how to start worming farming for profit
#29 Grow Mushrooms
If you want a fun way to make some extra money from home, then mushroom farming might be a great solution to consider. It only takes a few weeks to get this venture going, and the work you need to do is minimal to support this venture.
Check out my guide on how to grow mushrooms commercially
Does drinking and working in the kitchen while everyone else is eating and socializing in the living room seem like your idea of a great time? If you want to start a food catering company, the answer should be an emphatic YES.
Americans’ love of entertaining and dining has produced a market for all types of caterers. An assortment of business and social occasions are currently providing an opportunity for caterers to cook up tasty and tasty dishes profits.
In fact, catering has seen some of the fastest growth in the overall foodservice industry this year, and that trend is expected to continue.
Learn in my guide on how to start a catering business for special events
#31 Sewing Business – Custom clothes, Alterations, and Lessons
If you know how to sew and enjoy working with needle and thread then think about running a sewing business from the comfort of your home. It is great to make money from something that you enjoying doing.
Profiting from a home-based sewing business can take many forms. You could make alterations to existing garments (hemming, resizing and repairing), or create custom garments or teach sewing lessons to children and adults.
Here are 10 ways to make money sewing from the experts at Sew My Place.
#32 Personal Chef – Teach Cooking Classes
Love to cook? Great. Then take your cooking gear and skills on the road as a personal chef for hire.
Start a business preparing meals (gourmet, healthy, diabetic, for special diets such as gluten-free, vegan, etc) for your clients. Personal chefs are most often hired by busy executives, people hosting house parties, special events such as birthdays, anniversaries or corporate meetings.
You can make up to $50 per hour or more. The advantages of starting this type of unique service are apparent: low overhead, low startup costs and part-time operating hours.
#33 Home Baking
Yes, you can make money with your home-baked goods by selling them to local retailers, restaurants, farmers’ markets and online.
>>Bakers check out my startup guides for your State: How to Start a Profitable Baking Business in California Texas Bakery Startup Guide
Many US states have a Cottage Food laws (look up your state food laws here). These regulations legally allow people to bake and prepare some types of food in their home kitchens and sell them on a small scale. Our local high school English teacher runs a thriving business selling muffins (to restaurants) and packages of cookies in local grocery stores.
Learn how to start your own home bakery from Emma a succesful home baker
#34 Yoga Instructor
If you are trained in Yoga poses and like to teach others then starting a Yoga business would be great for you. The possibilities are almost endless. You could teach classes in your local yoga studios, fitness gyms, senior centers, daycare, schools and even outdoors.
I live near the beach and an enterprising yoga teacher does classes on the beach and even in the water on paddleboards! Another yoga teacher in my area does chair yoga classes at the local library that is very popular and always sold out!
Learn how this woman started her mobile yoga business at Starter Story
#35 Healthy Nutrition – Weight loss coach
Millions of people want to lose weight and you could help them by coaching. Share your knowledge and weight loss success tips and get paid.
Check out this class at Skill Success on how to get started in weight loss coaching as a business.
Blogging is the perfect home-based business for women with children and who are caretakers of the elderly or disabled. All your activities will be done online so your business location can be at home. Bloggers’ salaries range from $500/mth to over $10,000.
Your blogging income can be from a variety of sources including affiliate marketing (here is my list of the best niches for affiliate marketers ), advertising on your blog, selling info products and brand influencer deals who pay to sponsor your content.
Learn more about how to really make money blogging here at Problogger
#37 Interior Designer and Decorator
Got a knack for home decorating? Love to organize and rearrange spaces for maximum beauty and utility? Then consider starting an interior design or home decorating firm.
Get these 10 smart steps to launch your interior design business from this successful designer.
#38 Author – Ghost Writer of Books
If you are a talented writer you can earn up to $70 per hour from home! A ghostwriter writes a book for another author who is credited and owns all the rights to the finished book.
Most ghostwriting assignments are paid by the project with lows of $5,000 and an average of $36,000. Per word costs are average $1.65
Learn how to become a ghostwriter from at The Write Life.
#39 Freelance Writing
One of the fastest and easiest ways to make money from home is to start a freelance writing business. In demand are writers for creating website content, writing blog posts and articles.
Even if you have no experience as a freelance writer you can get paid. Learn how by reading this article on laptop empire.com
Thinking about launching a business with your husband or wife? First, read my blog post about the pros and cons of starting a business with your s p ouse filled with helpful hints from successful entrepreneurial couples.
#40 Laundry Services
By starting a laundry delivery service you would help busy people with their laundry chores and make money too!
Your laundry services can charge by the pound, load or type of clothing to be laundered. The amount you charge your customers should include driving delivery expenses.
Get name ideas for your laundry business from my list
#41 Errand – Delivery and Pick up
Todays busy families, career professionals and seniors don’t have the time (or ability) to perform simple errands and are willing to hire errand services.
Read the beginners guide to making money by running errands
#42 Cleaning Service
The advantages of starting a cleaning business from home are; low start-up costs, little training required and recurring weekly income.
Learn about the positives and negatives of starting a cleaning business here.
#43 Child Day Care
Open a daycare center if you love working with kids and want to lend a hand to busy parents with a lot to do. Childcare centers can be profitable and are increasing in demand.
Find out about my best baby and kid business ideas here
2019 data from Market Watch shows that the global market for child day-care services “is expected to grow from $339 billion in 2018 to $520 billion in 2022 at a CAGR of around 11%.” That’s an astonishing and highly attractive growth rate.
Also consider other forms of day care such as for seniors, the infirmed and disabled.
Read my guide on how to open a day care center with a step by step business plan
#44 Cake Decorator
If you love to bake and decorate special occasion cakes then start your own cake decorating business right in your own kitchen! You can earn up to $1,000+ week if you get many special orders and designer wedding cakes.
Check out these tips on how to market your cake decorating business from Penny Hoarder.com
#45 Floral Designer
You don’t need to own a florist retail store to make money as a floral designer. Create your floral designs in your garage and deliver them to your clients.
Learn how to start your floral business from home from the site Home Jobs by Mom
#46 Social Media Manager
If you love to post on social media, go ahead and start your own social media marketing business from home. Businesses worldwide are hiring digital marketers for creating posts for popular social media sites including facebook, linked in, twitter and instagram.
Even if you know little to nothing about marketing or agencies, this inexpensive online course (under $20 on sale) will teach you how to start your own successful social media company from home.
#47 Advertising Agency
Opportunities abound for savvy female entrepreneurs to start their own advertising agency at home. Digital advertisers need help with navigating the complex internet ad landscape to buy ads on Google, Facebook, and YouTube.
Check if this 5-star course is on sale for under $20 to learn how to start your own ad agency. Whether you’re a beginner or a marketing pro these startup tips will get your new firm launched properly.
#48 Website Developer
If you have coding skills then seriously consider opening your own web development shop. There is a huge demand for all types of website development from business sites to e-commerce stores.
Another way to profit from the booming internet is to run a web hosting business from your home. This business model is where you manage companies hosting servers. Get started by learning how to start and manage a web hosting business in this best selling Udemy course.
>>But wait – even if you do not know how to code you can still create websites and make money!
There are plenty of opportunities for non-technical entrepreneurs to profit from website development. Simply use one of the easy website builders from such as Wix, GoDaddy or WordPress to build websites.
For under $20 (check if the sale is still valid) you can learn how to build your own digital marketing agency from scratch in this top-rated Udemy course from a successful internet marketer
#49 Virtual Assistant
If you are organized and knowledgeable of computer software then you can work from home as a virtual assistant helping businesses and busy professionals.
With online technology, you can perform services for companies worldwide, including tasks such as email correspondence, proposal preparation, writing document, competitive research, and appointment scheduling.
Curious about becoming a VA? If so, I encourage you to explore this lucrative business idea by looking into this bestselling Udemy course that costs about $12 on sale.
#50 Research – Academic, Business and Genealogy
The internet is a treasure trove of information, however many people do not know how to access its riches. As such you could offer a research service to help individuals and companies find the data they need.
Profitable niches include marketing research to create sale lead lists, genealogy and family tree research. College options, career opportunities and academic thesis research.
Get the knowledge you need to perform market research and start profiting from your business in this Udemy course (check if $11 sale price is still valid) by the professionals at IMarketer. No prior knowledge required.
#51 College Exams and Applications
With all the pressure on young people to get into good colleges and the intense competition for acceptance this business idea can be extremely lucrative. Here you will help students and their families to research colleges, their application process and financial aid availability.
You can also sell services to help complete college applications and tutor writing entrance essays. Further expand your money-making services by including college exam preparation instruction.
Another way to increase your profits would be to include financial aid research, tax advice and college education funding options.
This Udemy course is a comprehensive guide about the college application process with expert tips. See if it is still on sale for around $12
#52 Data Entry
One of the easiest ways to get into your own online business and make money from home is to start with data entry.
The only requirements are keyboard skills and access to the internet. Even if you are a beginner in data entry you can learn how to be a successful professional and make money in this top-rated Udemy course ( Check if still on sale for $11.99)
A friend of mine has a lucrative career selling English transcriptions for businesses from Japan from her home in Chicago. Medical and legal firms are top purchasers of transcription services.
Learn how to master the skills needed to professionally transcribe any audio file accurately in less time in this best selling course at Udemy for about $10 on sale.
Here you will develop the skills and confidence you need to get paid well for your transcription work. Additionally you learn about text expanders and keyboard shortcuts to increase your transcription speed.
#54 Translation Services
If you are fluent in foreign languages then you can make an excellent living from home selling transcription services.
This five star rated Udemy course teaches you how to be a successful freelance translator. It teaches you how to use your language skills to work for yourself. Check the sale price today – usually it is under $20!
You will learn how to earn a living on your own terms so you can work on projects of your choosing and still be available for life’s moments such as your kids dance recital and soccer practice.
#55 Voice Over
Does everyone say you have a beautiful voice? Then consider becoming a voice actor and making a living with your voice!
Learn about all the different tools and professional techniques that you can use to get started right making money as a voiceover freelancer in this best selling Udemy course. Check if the $11 sale is available.
It will will teach you the type of equipment you need to build your home studio inexpensively, plus how to market and brand yourself as a voice actor to get more high paying bookings.
If you like to read and are detail-oriented then becoming a freelance editor and proofreader is a great career choice. This best selling course on Udemy (Check if on sale for $11.99) will teach you how to kick-start your proofreading business right away with Upwork assignments. I like this approach because there are hundreds of editing jobs available on Upwork every day so you can get started making money right away.
You will discover how to get good Upwork ratings quickly to improve your chance of winning bids and how to write compelling bid proposals to attract high-paying clients.
If you enjoy taking pictures and have basic photography equipment then you have all you need to make money in your own photography business.
I highly recommend this best selling course (check if the sale is still on for under $20) at Udemy that has hours of video lectures to help you start your photography business properly.
It is a complete course that includes five hours of on-demand video and multiple downloadable resources on how to get started including booking clients, final delivery and billing techniques.
Course students have commented on how helpful the videos about pricing setting and where to find your first clients.
Read my list of the best photography business ideas
Get inspiration and photography business names from my list
#58 Social Media Influencer and Youtube Channel
Have you heard about influencer marketing? This is quickly changing the way that people, brands and companies are getting attention and reaching new customers from the internet.
Consider becoming an influencer and getting paid for your opinion. Learn some of the best ways to publish content, articles, videos and images on your blog. Find out the secrets of effective outreach to agencies and brand managers for paid sponsorship.
For under $15 (check if sale price is still valid) this Udemy course is the only guide you will need to establish yourself as an online influencer through your WordPress blog complete with a detailed step-by-step marketing strategy.
#59 Legal Services – Family Court and Divorces
If you have legal training and proper state licensing to be an attorney or a paralegal you can offer legal services from your home. As a woman you have a unique understanding of family law such as child custody cases, divorces and sexual discrimination issues. Presently there is an increasing demand for legal services for immigration law.
One of the most successful legal teams in my area is a mother and daughter firm that specialize in female clients and divorce law.
Get lots of good law firm name ideas from my list
#60 Beauty Business
Most ladies love beauty products ( I do!) and salon treatments.
If you have an interest in the beauty industry there are many business opportunities such as becoming a makeup artist, facialist, esthetician, brow sculpting artist or eyelash extensions.
Find stunning makeup business name ideas on my list here
You could even design and produce your own cosmetic, skin or hair care line. Then sell your custom line locally or online.
Learn how to get started in manufacturing cosmetics, hair care products with custom private label subcontractors who will manufacture products to your specifications in this inexpensive (under $20 on sale) online course.
#61 Education -Tutor School subjects and Foreign languages
Share your knowledge with others by becoming a tutor. You can make a good living from home and still have a family life with your tutoring business.
Consider this five star Udemy course on how to start a profitable tutoring business by a successful tutoring business owner. She will teach you (in one week) how to get started in your own private tutoring business, how to advertise your services and get repeat customers.
Alternatively, or in addition to tutoring students in your local area consider becoming an online tutor.
From the comfort of your own home you can teach language students in groups. This course which is among the highest rating on the entire udemy site will teach you how to build a language tutoring business online.
The cost is taught by entrepreneur Idahosa Ness who is the founder of The Mimic Method language approach and creator of the “Flow Series” courses for musical accent-training (www.MimicMethod.com). He is a pioneer in the field of social-web sound education, bringing several innovations to the field.
#62 Reseller Ebay
Huge businesses have been built from home kitchens by reselling on the giant online marketplace eBay. Some people sell their own household items and then move on to develop a full business.
You’ll want to learn how to do the eBay reselling gig right (and get the secret hacks) to make the most money, highest profits. check out these little known online selling hacks from a eBay expert who has thousands of five-star ratings on Udemy.
I highly recommend that you review The Complete eBay course from beginner to Advanced. (PS it sells for $11.99 on sale)
#63 Antiques Vintage Dealer
If you enjoy looking at antiques and collecting vintage items then consider becoming an antiques dealer. You can learn how to break into this interesting industry, what to sell, how to sell it and tips from an expert antique dealer in this low cost online course.
The key to making big profits in this business is to find unique items that are in demand. This course will teach you how to find these types of items inexpensively, to evaluate and appraise their value and learn how to price them for maximum prophet.
#64 Food Product Development
If everybody raves about your recipes you owe it to yourself to research starting a food business from home.
You’ll need to learn how to take your recipe from an idea to your retailer shelf or online store. To learn how to – check out this course taught by a winner of many national food awards competitions.
Included in this comprehensive course are real world examples and the step by step process of starting your own food product business. Plus it details what you need to know about product labeling requirements, and food inspection requirements.
#65 Recipe Tester – Cookbook Author, Online Cooking Classes and Food blogger
If you enjoy cooking there’s lots of ways to profit from your passion. You could become a cookbook author, food blogger or teach online cooking classes.
Consider a YouTube channel demonstrating your culinary skills. Learn how to teach cooking classes online with this successful online cooking instructor.
This course is about how to set up your online cooking class, market it to sellout all in your own kitchen without fancy equipment. Check if the sale price of $11.99 is still valid.
#66 Editor and Editing Services
Do you like to read and write? Great, then start a business as a freelance editor.
You can launch this business idea on a part-time or full-time basis as you desire. This beginner course is designed to give all the information you need to start becoming a freelance editor right away.
This business idea is ideal for students, retirees, stay-at-home parents and writers and virtual assistants.
Get started right away by learning how to become a freelance editor and make money copy editing in this low cost (on sale for $10.99) Udemy video course.
At the end of the course you will be able to launch your own freelance editing business, how to market your editing services and where to find editing jobs.
#67 SEO Consultant and Link building
If you love internet marketing, as I do, consider one of the most lucrative ways to earn extra money – becoming an SEO consultant and link builder.
Luckily you do not need to be an SEO expert to get started. This cheap (under $15 on sale) course will tell exactly how to get started even if you have little to no SEO experience.
It gives you many free and low-cost learning resources for your training. It then moves on to a full action plan on how to get started making money online from home selling your SEO services.
I studied this course (as a professional SEO consultant myself) and rate it highly for both beginners and intermediate series alike to teach you how to start and run a successful and profitable home SEO business.
#68 Dog Training
Do you love dogs like I do? Then consider helping pet owners by training dogs and making money too!
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As a home-based resume writer, you can help people get good jobs by preparing a resume that stands out from the crowd. Using compelling words, powerful phrases and attractive formatting your client’s resumes will send a powerful positive message to hiring managers.
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Every day millions of business and pleasure travelers book flights, hotel rooms and rental cars. They need help with coordination, research and price comparison.
You can start a travel agency from your home to make travel arrangements for executive clients to keep them productive and stress-free while traveling for business.
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#73 Amazon FBA Reseller
Join the world’s largest online retailer and profit by becoming an Amazon FBA seller. This business model is where you utilize the Amazon site to sell physical products using their high traffic volume and shipping system.
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10 small business ideas for women in 2023
Historically, women have been disproportionately represented in the professional world. The business world has been largely seen as a male-dominated arena in the past, but since the turn of the century, women have fought for more and more seats at the table. 1
In this article, we will dive into 10 great small business ideas for women in 2023. We will set the scene with some background on how women's entrepreneurship looks around the world and why more women should start small businesses. To wrap things up, we will review a few tips for running a profitable small business.
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Women’s entrepreneurship around the world
Why women should start a small business, 10 small business ideas for women, 5 tips for a profitable small business, sell on alibaba.com.
As more women are empowered to follow their dreams and claim their rightful position as leaders in a variety of industries, more women are starting businesses around the world.
In fact, recent studies indicate that there are as many as 10 million SMEs with at least one female owner. In the United Kingdom, for example, 40% of micro-businesses are woman-owned. This is a jump from 32% in just two years. 2 Even with this growth, only 1 in 3 businesses in the world are owned by women. 3
Although women are beginning to step into more powerful roles in the business world, it is important to acknowledge that some cultures make it more difficult for women to thrive in leadership. Some nations have rules on who can and cannot own property, we recognize that this puts many women at a disadvantage.
There are many reasons why women should start businesses. Some are focused on what they can gain, and others are focused on paving a path for those who will follow.
Let’s take a look at a few motivations that women have when starting a small business.
For some women, passion is the biggest driving force. This could be a passion for an industry, a specific product, or some other mission that they hold near and dear to them.
This passion could stem from a specific experience, or it could tie into an overarching desire to make a name for yourself in the business world.
For others, there is a desire to have better control over their income. As an entrepreneur, you can remove the limits capped by your salary in traditional employee roles. As the saying goes, “money talks.”
Money isn’t everything, but it can be a powerful resource for finding freedom and power. Creating this wealth gives women more power in their communities, which is very important. It gives these women a voice to make a change.
Some entrepreneurs have a keen sense of knowing when to jump on an opportunity when it jumps up. Think of the past few years when an item goes viral on the internet, and immediately, everybody wants one. These are things like fidget spinners, pop fidget toys, beauty blenders, and other gadgets.
If demand arises and someone has a solution to satisfy it, starting a business is a no-brainer.
Some women are driven by the idea of creating a legacy. In this situation, the woman often wants to create something that is larger than herself. She may want to create something that outlives her.
Whether they want to create generational wealth or make the road smoother for future women entrepreneurs, their goal extends beyond themselves. Sometimes the goal is notoriety, and other times the goal is simply to create something for the founder’s family, friends, or mentees to have for years to come.
When it comes to small businesses that women can start, the opportunities are endless. However, digital business endeavors tend to be attractive among aspiring entrepreneurs because, in many cases, the barrier to entry is much lower.
With that said, let’s review 10 small businesses that women can create online.
If you are looking to ease into entrepreneurship, dropshipping is a great way to go. For those who aren’t familiar, dropshipping is a business model that involves selling products and then outsourcing fulfillment to a third-party supplier.
With the dropshipping business model, the seller doesn’t have to hold any inventory. This is great because it is low-risk and doesn’t require much of an initial investment.
It’s important to note that if your goal is to build a strong brand, dropshipping may not be the way to do it since so much of the customers’ experience relies on your fulfillment partners.
2. A traditional e-commerce store
Starting an e-commerce store with in-house order fulfillment is another option. With this kind of business, you can create your own products or source items from a wholesaler. You can even curate collections of items from various brands.
When you create a traditional e-commerce store where all of the business operations are under your control, it gives you an opportunity to build a brand.
This type of business requires a bit more of an investment than a dropshipping business, but it can still be done without a ton of resources.
If you have the resources to get started, there is a lot of money to be made in manufacturing.
Since manufacturing requires owning or renting a factory and purchasing the machinery and materials upfront, this type of small business requires a relatively hefty initial investment.
However, this initial investment should not deter you from starting a manufacturing business since there are ways to secure funds. Some options to get startup funding include grants, business loans, or investors.
Although manufacturing is technically wholesaling, you can also start a wholesaling business that doesn’t involve manufacturing. You can source items from a manufacturer or another wholesaler to sell to your audience, still in bulk.
You may wonder why this is necessary since a manufacturer could sell directly to retailers, but there are many instances where an intermediary is valuable. This is especially applicable in exporting .
5. Online courses
If you have a skill that is particularly valuable or you’ve developed a method that others can replicate to achieve some sort of results, you should consider creating and selling online courses.
You can sell your online courses on your own site or on a marketplace. If you want to create an online learning business that extends beyond you, consider creating a marketplace that features courses from other experts or educators.
6. Content writing
Content writing is a valuable digital marketing service, and women with sharp writing skills should consider it as a business opportunity. You can either build a career as a freelancer, or you can create a content writing agency.
Some specific services that you could explore in the content writing category include:
- Search engine optimization (SEO) content writing
- Website copywriting
- Ad copywriting
- Social media content and copywriting
- Grant writing
- Email writing
Editing is a similar service that you can offer alongside freelance content writing or as a separate offer.
No matter what path you decide to take, make sure to sharpen your skills before you start selling your services. You need to ensure that your writing is high-quality so that you can provide the desired results for your clients.
7. Brand strategy
So many small businesses have popped up in recent years, but there has been a widespread disconnect when it comes to brand building. Many new business owners fail to understand the importance of creating a persona for their businesses that connects with their audiences.
That is where brand strategists come into play. This type of professional provides services that help businesses create a cohesive brand presence, complete with visual style guides, logos, brand voice, and more.
8. Web design
Website design is a valuable service since many businesses are treating their websites as fully-functional alternatives to their brick-and-mortar stores. The goal is often to create a branded experience that urges viewers to take the intended action.
A good web designer can create the perfect balance of aesthetics and functionality. The site should represent the brand well and provide prospective buyers with answers to all the questions they may have.
Like content writing, this is something you can do freelance or with an agency.
9. Web development
Website development is a counterpart to web design that brings a site to life. A web developer takes the design and turns it into an active website.
This typically involves some technical know-how. Some designers use a drag-and-drop site builder as the foundation of their work, and others specialize in custom coding.
Development and design can be offered by the same business if you have members on your team who are capable of both.
10. Event planning
Event planning is another great idea for aspiring women entrepreneurs who have a knack for organization and are on the social side.
Event planning is great for women who want a flexible work schedule since you can take on as many or as few events as you’d like. However, it is worth noting that party planning can also come with some abnormal working hours.
Some types of event planning businesses you could start include:
- Corporate event planning
- Virtual event planning
- Musical event planning
- Wedding planning
- Family party planning
Although these different types of events require the same basic skills, focusing on just one or two types of events is a great approach since it gives you the opportunity to build authority in a niche.
Now that you have a better idea of some of the top small businesses for women to start online, let’s take a look at a few tips you can apply to make your women-led business profitable.
1. Understand your audience
The key to any successful business is understanding your audience. You need to have a clear idea of who you want to serve and the value you can provide to them.
Creating an ideal customer profile that defines exactly who your target audiences are and what they want is an activity that you should do early on. Your findings from this activity should drive all of your business decisions moving forward.
2. Create strategic partnerships
No matter what your business is, there is value in forming alliances with other businesses in your industry. Partnerships can open doors to new opportunities and help you grow your business.
You can collaborate on product launches, act as affiliates for one another, and more. There are really no limits on what you can do with brand partners.
3. Prioritize community
As you create your partnerships, it is important to prioritize community. This includes the other female entrepreneurs in your circle and the community you’re serving.
When given the chance, lift other women up. Don’t push them down. Create opportunities, and never gatekeep. This will reflect positively on you and your brand, and it will make a real change in your community.
4. Lead with honesty
As an entrepreneur, you’ll encounter people who lie and cheat to get to the top. This may provide short-term results, but it won’t set you up for sustainable growth. That’s why it’s very important to lead with honesty.
Leading with honesty will help build trust amongst your team, peers, and customers. Plus, when you prioritize honesty, you don’t have to worry about getting caught up in lies and facades.
5. Be confident
As a woman in business, there are times when you might feel intimidated, but it is important to recognize that you are as capable and intelligent as your male counterparts.
With that, it is crucial to exude confidence, even if it requires you to “fake it ‘til you make it.” Even if you’re nervous, sometimes it is important to put on a brave face and just put your best foot forward.
A B2B e-commerce marketplace is a great tool for female entrepreneurs that want to start an online business. Alibaba.com, for example, is a platform for wholesale trade that facilitates trade between B2B buyers and sellers from around the world.
Our global marketplace is equipped with a variety of tools that help suppliers connect with more buyers and make more sales. Some of the most notable tools include Trade Assurance , brandable Minisites , and keyword advertising . Alibaba.com also hosts a variety of sales events and virtual tradeshows throughout the year.
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References: 1: https://www.cozzalaw.com/the-evolution-of-the-businesswoman 2: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/07/women-entrepreneurs-gusto-gender/ 3: https://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/women-entrepreneurs-needed-stat
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In recent years, women have been making significant contributions to the world economy, and India is no exception. According to a report by Instamojo , 22% of businesses in India are owned by women, highlighting the growing trend of women entrepreneurs. Despite facing challenges and receiving less credit for their work, women in both urban and rural areas are successfully running their own businesses and achieving financial independence .
For women who aspire to start their own business , there are many options available, including work-from-home and part-time business ideas. In fact, there is a growing list of business ideas for women in India, ranging from online tutoring and content writing to handmade products and digital marketing services. With the right resources and support, women entrepreneurs can turn their business ideas into successful ventures and pave the way for future generations of women business owners.
How to Start a Small Business in 2023-24?
Before starting your own business, you might be wondering what you should always keep in mind.
1. Business Idea
Looking for the best business ideas for women can be challenging and frustrating. You need to find out what you’re passionate about. Then, you must evaluate whether you can turn your interest or passion into a business. This requires understanding the market demand for your business idea. Consequently, you might find a few interesting business ideas for women.
2. Business Plan
A business plan is an essential tool for small businesses. It provides a road map for your business and can help you secure funding and partners. A well-thought-out business plan can also keep you on track as your business grows. If you’re not sure where to start, there are plenty of resources available to help you write a business plan. The Small Business Administration website is a good place to start.
Now, you might have a brilliant business idea but no money to execute it. In this case, you can go for external funding. There are a number of ways to get funding for business for women. One way is to approach potential investors and pitch your business idea to them. Another way is to apply for grants specifically designed for women-owned businesses. You can also look into crowdfunding platforms that focus on women-led businesses. And finally, you can try to get a loan from a bank or other financial institution.
Whichever route you decide to take, make sure you do your research and put together a strong case for why your business deserves funding.
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20 Profitable Business Ideas for Women in India
We have shortlisted the most popular start-up ideas or business ideas for women that require low financial investment:
- Food Business
- Sell Arts or Handicrafts
- Career Coach
- Landscape Designer
- Clothing Store
- Stitching, Knitting, and Embroidery
- Provide IT & Software Services
- Open a Fitness Centre
- Affiliate Marketing
- Become a Tutor
- Interior Designing
- Bakery Owner
- Open a Boutique
- Beauty Salon
- Event Planning Business
- Pet boarding Service
- Provide Childcare
- Dietitian/ Nutritionist for Women
1. Food Business
Starting one’s own food business is one of the most attractive business options for women who are skilled in cooking tasty food. The growing trend of local, healthy food combined with a high demand for online retailing makes running a business in the food industry both profitable and personally rewarding.
This business idea is preferable for women who love to cook. Firstly, you need a suitable recipe which is good enough to attract customers. Secondly, you need to have a proper place to store or sell your food items.
The location must be preferable to your customers, and it should be easily accessible as well. You can also consider home delivery as an option.
Also, read: From Home Cook to Entrepreneur: Best Food Business Ideas
Freelancing is the best way to become self-employed . It gives you freedom, flexibility and control over your workload and income. As a freelancer, you can choose if, when and how much you work. You can freelance for different roles like freelance writing , graphic designing, social media marketing, digital marketing, web design, etc., and each comes with pros and cons but, in general, the freelancer lifestyle does bring flexibility.
Freelancers have many opportunities to work from home. In addition to these lifestyle rewards, freelancing allows you the freedom to take on multiple clients and jobs or pick the ones that interest you most.
Recommended read: Discover The World of Freelancing
3. Sell Arts or Handicrafts
Arts and Handicrafts have become a major way of making money and earning a livelihood, particularly for women. Women living in urban and semi-urban areas, who are housewives and who have some spare time at their disposal can use this time to do handicrafts or paint arts and earn money in the process.
In most cases, the start-up cost can be kept to a bare minimum or can even be done from home with minimal investment. If you’re skilled in art and craft, this is one of the best business ideas for women like you.
Social Media is flooded with small businesses that sell handmade products like earrings, bracelets, paintings, mugs, candles, etc. This is the best time to turn your skills into a high-paying side business.
4. Career Coach
A career coach or career counsellor is a professional who can help job seekers develop the attitudes and strategies they need to build a successful career. If you’re interested in helping others prepare for new careers, you may want to consider becoming a career coach.
You can also be known as a business mentor or life coach. A career coach will often work with people who are going through significant professional transitions, such as starting a new job, changing careers, or returning to work.
You can start coaching within your own professional network or use mediums like LinkedIn or other social media sites to find clients for career counselling. This is one of the best business ideas for women looking to restart their career.
5. Landscape Designer
Landscape designers help connect the spaces we inhabit with their natural settings. They create beautiful, functional and sustainable designs that are both aesthetically pleasing and environmentally efficient.
Landscape design is a career option that women should consider as they look for well-paid professions in which they can combine important duties with high mobility. Landscape designers are provided opportunities to be self-employed or offered lucrative job opportunities working full-time for a firm.
6. Clothing Store
Clothing business is a great idea for women who want to take control of their income and live life on their own terms. An entrepreneur can take charge of her earnings and have plenty of time to enjoy with her family, friends, and interests outside the business. Clothes are one of the biggest items people buy, so they’re perfect for a wholesaler who wants to build a business with a steady income.
You have to ensure that the clothes you sell are trendy and in line with the competition. Also, you willhave to focus on building a network of returning customers to keep your business afloat. You can also consider opening an online store and promoting your products on social media. Hence, opening a clothing store is one of the popular business ideas for women who are experts in selling products.
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7. Stitching, Knitting, and Embroidery
Stitching and embroidery are some home-based business opportunities for women across India to make additional income from their home-based stitching unit. The business provides a platform for women to earn from the comfort of their homes with no investment required. Embroidery and knitting are becoming rare skills among today’s youth.
There is a high demand for experts in stitching, knitting, and embroidery who are good at what they do. If you’re skilled in any of these, you can start your own business.
The first step would be to create a network of people interested in purchasing your products. Handmade, embroidered, or knitted products are also sold at a higher price as compared to machine-made products. Hence, this is one of the best jobs for women who are skilled in knitting or stitching.
8. Provide IT & Software Services
IT Industry is one of the most lucrative industries for women entrepreneurs both in India and abroad. There is a huge demand for IT Professionals specializing in app development, website development, programming, or data analytics.
If you are a woman and you’re looking to start your own business, the IT industry is one of the most profitable and secure industries out there. You can start providing IT services on a freelance basis and as the number of clients increases, you can start your own firm.
9. Open a Fitness Centre
Fitness centres for women have grown in popularity across India, and especially in the metros. While some of these are run by top-notch instructors, others are just small rooms with machines and someone to operate them. For women looking at starting a business of their own, what could be better suited than one where women can meet, relax, and get fit at the same time?
To start, you can obtain certification and become a yoga instructor or fitness expert. Next, you will need a place and equipment to start training people. You can also conduct online training sessions. This can be one of the best online business ideas for women who are passionate about fitness.
10. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate Marketing is a good business for women because it allows them to build passive income. An affiliate marketing program allows business owners to pay other people for doing the work by using their website as a medium, instead of having to invest any of their own money. This creates an incentive for the affiliates to do well and make their business owners some money. It’s generally a win: win situation, where everybody makes some money.
Affiliate marketing can be an effective way for women to earn income while they stay at home. They do not have to work outside but they can promote business online and make money out of it. Hence, affiliate marketing is one of the latest business ideas for women with low investments.
Recommended Read: Affiliate Marketing in India- Beginner’s Guide
Blogging is a great way for professional women to establish credibility, build a community and position themselves as an expert. It allows women to work from home and avoid the daily commute, dress code, and office politics.
If you are proficient in writing or even creating videos, you can start your own blog . These days, blogging on social media has become quite a trend. If you are interested in food or travel blogging, you can start your own blog. Once it kicks off, you can monetize it to earn money.
You can display ads or help brands with promoting their products. There are so many platforms available nowadays where you can easily learn how to blog. The best example is WordPress.com.
This small business idea for women is suitable for those who want to become their own bosses.
12. Become a Tutor
Thanks to technology, today, an individual can teach from anywhere. Tutoring is perhaps one of the most traditional business ideas for women. You can easily earn extra money by tutoring online.
If you are proficient in a subject, you can teach at a coaching institute, or as an independent tutor. There are many websites that offer in-person as well as online tutoring gigs.
You can start by tutoring school children. Once you gain more experience, you can help students prepare for competitive exams or even college exams. If you want to teach online from the comfort of your home, online tutoring is the best online business for ladies at home.
At Chegg India, you can join us as a subject matter expert . You can work from anywhere and answer questions for students across the world. You get paid for each answer. Top experts earn up to 1 lakh per month.
13. Interior Designing
The world is changing, and with this, the decorum and living style of people are changing. Interior designing gives a lot of opportunities to people who want to earn a name in this field. In the present scenario where it has become necessary to have a beautiful home rather than just an ordinary one, the need for interior designers has also increased on a large scale.
An interior designer is an individual, who designs and decorates interiors of residential, industrial and commercial properties. An interior designer is responsible for designing, planning and managing the layout of the property.
Interior designing is one of the most sought-after small businesses in India. Being professional interior designer, women in India can earn a handsome salary and become independent by joining this fashion business. Hence, it is one of the great business ideas for women.
14. Bakery Owner
If you love baking cookies, cakes, or brownies for your family, you can turn your hobby into a home business. You can operate from your home and provide food deliveries, or you can start your own bakery or cake shop.
A bakery business would require full-time efforts and creativity due to high competition. However, if you provide good quality baked goods at an economical price, your business can grow exponentially. Therefore, opening a bakery or restaurant can be a successful small business idea for women.
15. Open a Boutique
Fashion is a field of interest for many women, but until recently few women had the business opportunities so many men take for granted. If you’re a woman interested in pursuing a career in fashion, you can open a formal or informal boutique, or a fashion consultancy (with existing clients) or a retail shop.
This is undoubtedly one of the best business ideas for women. You would require a place to set up your boutique. If you’re into fashion designing, you can design and sell clothes or you can hire a fashion designer for the same. You can also get clients online and invite them to your boutique.
16. Beauty Salon
The beauty industry is a multibillion-dollar industry which employs more than two million women. Beauty products, skin care products and all kinds of cosmetics are found in almost every girl’s room.
A beauty salon business or cosmetic studio is an excellent women’s business idea. The field is always in demand and has low startup costs. Beauty salons are typically staffed by women and appeal to a female clientele. You would again require a place to start your salon and few staff members to assist you.
You can also join online beauty service companies or existing salons as an independent beautician and charge on a per client basis. This is one of the traditional business ideas for women.
17. Event Planning Business
Any event such as conferences, weddings, functions, birthday parties, etc requires a team of event planners who manage every little part of the event. If you’re someone who loves planning parties and family gatherings, event management is a great business idea for you. Of course, women are habitual in handling multiple activities and staying organized. Therefore, event planning can be one of the most attractive business ideas for women.
Businesses related to social work and event management are surely the best options for women entrepreneurs as these businesses are based on experience, organizing and efficiency.
18. Pet boarding Service
Starting a pet boarding service can be one of the most rewarding and profitable business ideas for women who love pets. By providing a safe and comfortable environment for pets, you can tap into a growing market and provide a much-needed service to pet owners.
To get started, you’ll need to find a suitable location for your boarding business. You’ll also need to procure the necessary supplies and equipment, such as cages, bedding, food, and water bowls. Once you have everything in place, you can start marketing your business to potential clients.
There are a few things to keep in mind when running a pet boarding business. First, you’ll need to make sure that your facilities are clean and well-maintained. Secondly, you’ll need to provide attentive and compassionate care to all of your guests. By providing top-notch service, you can build a loyal clientele and ensure that your business is successful for years to come.
19. Provide Childcare
A childcare day boarding business option for women is a great way to provide quality care for children while also providing a valuable service to working mothers. This type of business can be run out of a home or commercial space and can offer a variety of services such as drop-off and pick-up, meals, and activities.
Running a childcare day boarding business requires a lot of planning and organization, as well as a genuine love for children. You will need to be able to create a safe and nurturing environment for the children in your care and be able to manage the needs of multiple children at once.
If you are interested in starting a childcare day boarding business, the first step is to research the market and create a business plan. Once you have a solid plan in place, you can start to look for a suitable location and begin to market your services. Childcare is one of the easiest business ideas for women who love children.
20. Dietitian/ Nutritionist for Women
There is a great need for nutritionist and dietitian businesses that cater specifically to women. Women have unique nutritional needs that often go unmet by the traditional healthcare system. Nutritionist and dietitian businesses that focus on women’s health can help to fill this gap in care.
Such businesses can provide a much-needed service to women of all ages. They can offer tailored nutritional advice and support that takes into account the unique hormonal changes that women experience throughout their lives. They can also provide guidance on how to maintain a healthy weight, how to eat for fertility and pregnancy, and how to stay healthy during menopause.
You can also help women to reach their fitness and weight loss goals. Dietitian is increasingly becoming a popular business idea for women.
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There are plenty of successful businesswomen in India today. They are fearlessly running businesses and leading at the top of their game. Whether your goal is to become a businesswoman or just contribute to the household income, these low-investment business ideas for women are perfect to generate extra money. Money is an essential factor in starting your own business. One of the most important things to remember when seeking funding is to have a clear and concise business plan. This will give potential investors an idea of what your business is all about and what you hope to achieve. It is also important to have a solid track record, if possible. This will show potential investors that you are serious about your business and that you have the experience and expertise to make it successful. Running a business requires utmost dedication and hard work. These were the top 20 business ideas for women at home. Good luck!
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The business best suited for ladies is to become a tutor. Tutoring online is a simple way to supplement your income. If you are an expert in a field, you can tutor privately or at a coaching facility. Numerous websites provide both in-person and online tutoring opportunities. You can also become an online expert at Chegg and can earn up to Rs. 1 lakh per month. Other business ideas you can look into are affiliate marketing, freelancing, or selling your art or handicraft.
The business best suited for a housewife is to sell handicrafts or art items made by her online. It requires minimal investment and can be a great way to earn extra income. You can showcase your creativity to potential customers through various online websites. Some common items you can make and sell are paintings, earrings, mugs, embroidered crafts, etc.
A woman can start her business in three easy steps: 1. Developing a business idea: You can start your business by evaluating your market demand and finding ideas that you are more passionate about and which can sell. Additionally, you can look into some online resources for help. 2. Drawing out a business plan: It provides a set roadmap to help develop your idea into reality and can help in bridging gaps and solving doubts. 3. Getting Funding: You can either invest your own money or pitch in your ideas to potential investors who might be interested in your product. You can also apply for grants or crowd-source your investment.
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- Best 40 Business Ideas for Housewives to Earn Money in 2023
- Home-based business ideas: Smart ways to earn from home
- 50+ Incredible Small Business Ideas For 2023 And Beyond
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47 Best Business Ideas for Women (2023)
Are you a woman entrepreneur searching for the perfect business idea? Look no further than our comprehensive list of 40+ best business ideas designed specifically for women like you . We’ve done the research and compiled the best options for starting or growing a successful business that aligns with your interests and skills. So, read on to discover the opportunities available and get inspired to take the first step towards your entrepreneurial dreams.
Women entrepreneurs are a force to be reckoned with in today’s business world, and the number of women-owned businesses continues to grow at an impressive rate. If you’re a woman looking to start your own business or take your existing venture to the next level, then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll explore some of the best and most profitable business ideas for women. From creative endeavors to service-based businesses, we’ll provide you with the inspiration and information you need to succeed in today’s competitive market.
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47 Best Business Ideas for Women Entrepreneurs
Starting a business is not limited to a specific gender. With the right knowledge and research, any woman can begin a successful venture. However, with so many options available, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one. That’s why it’s essential to evaluate and compare some of the top business ideas for women entrepreneurs. In this way, making an informed decision becomes easier, and you can move forward with confidence.
It is one of the most suited business ideas for women as you can do this sitting at your home. The best part about this job is that you can work flexible hours. For starting a blog, you would need to create a website and start writing articles about anything of your interest. You can choose any topic such as cooking, sports, education, politics, etc.
There are various benefits of starting a blog , but you will have to make a lot of effort to increase visitors initially. Once you have enough visitors, you will be able to earn a good amount of money through sponsors and ads as well.
2. Event Planning
Women are already great at organizing and planning things well. If you too have these skills in you, then event planning can be a great option for you. Unfortunately, many people lack the expertise and time to plan the event themselves. This job needs multi-tasking and coordinating well with other departments.
It would help if you grabbed all the opportunities of planning an event such as a birthday party, corporate or social party, retirement party, or any local event. If you have multiple ongoing events, you need to ensure that you can manage everything well, and for that, you would need a good team.
So, when you think of starting event planning, you should always focus on making contacts with décor people, caterers, flower arrangements, photographers, DJ, etc. This is important for making your event not just good but the best.
3. App Development
If you have interest and experience in app development, this can be the best business for Ladies with low investment. App development is very much in demand and trend these days as almost every big company and brand has their app. So they need people who can update the app regularly with new ideas that make the app better and different from others.
You can make an app in any area that you find interesting or if you have a unique idea in your mind, then nothing more than that. This is a great business idea, and you can earn a lot of money through this business.
4. Freelance Content Writer
With the advent of the internet and now e-Commerce, the demand for the content writer has increased tremendously. If you are creative and possess excellent writing skills, this is the perfect business idea. You can start this business from home, and there is no investment cost to start this business.
Content is the king for everything, such as a website, graphic designing, animation, or bloggers . There are a lot of freelance websites and platforms where you can find legit clients for the beginning, such as Fiverr, UpWork, Behance, etc. Along with working on these platforms, you can also start your website as well.
5. Bakery Business
This is a great side business idea for women as several females love cooking and baking. What can be better than turning your passion into a profession? Initially, you can start this business from your home, and later, as the demand increases, you can open a bakery in the marketplace.
It would be best if you remembered that to make more clients and keep the customers loyal, it is important that you use quality ingredients and a great presentation. So you can also open a website start taking orders online as well. The start-up cost would be from Rs.5000-Rs.10000 as you would need to buy an oven plus a few ingredients.
6. Crafty Ideas
This is a very enticing and profitable business idea for female entrepreneurs who are creative and love creating unique handmade products for decoration. The world is seeing a transformation towards handmade products as they are authentic and different.
You can make jute bags, wooden crafts, do embroidery, handmade goodies, or anything you know well. These items sell at a very high price; you can either make your website and sell them or approach any big website such as Amazon, Flipkart, etc. and sell your products there.
Starting this business would cost just $200-$500 , and you can earn thousands of dollars in a month from this business idea.
As a bookkeeper , your role is to record financial transactions such as sales, purchases, receipts, and payments by a person or organization. This business is for you if you are good at math and accounting; if yes, you can get trained in bookkeeping and start with this business.
You can also find many bookkeeping jobs online; hence, you can opt for this profession part-time and full-time. As your work increases, you can even keep a few people who can work for you. This is a perfect business for women as along with this business you give time to your family.
8. Online Retail/Wholesale
This is a great online business idea for women as here you get the freedom to sell whatever product or services you like. In today’s time, when everything has become digital, people like buying things online as it saves them time and cost to travel, plus the ease of shopping at home also attracts a lot of customers.
Therefore, you can open an online boutique, sell bras, eco-friendly clothes, handicrafts, baby supplies, or anything that you have an interest in. Of course, this business requires a lot of time as you have to be updated with the latest trend and update it accordingly, but if you are able to make a good customer base, then there is no stopping.
Also Read: Best Flexible Remote Jobs for Moms
9. Tiffin Service
If you get a lot of compliments on the food your cook and recipes, why not turn it into a profession? This is one of the most popular business ideas for women as they like cooking, and making this a profession gives them satisfaction. Also, for making this business famous, you can make a list of friends and family and inform them about this business and let word of mouth do the rest.
Ensure that you use good quality ingredients, and your presentation should also be top-notch. You can also drop flyers in areas around colleges and offices as their people look for homemade food. Give it a try and see the overwhelming response.
10. Daycare Services
If you are fond of kids and love spending time with them, then starting daycare services can be an excellent idea. Start it professionally by renting out a big space where you can provide them with all the fun activities, small beds where kids can sleep if they want, table & chairs, books, toys, and everything required to keep the kids involved.
For doing this, you might have to invest a little money to get all this stuff. However, it can be a profitable business as many parents search for a safe and healthy environment for their children, and if you can provide that, you will see a lot of parents sending their kids to your daycare center.
11. Fashion Designing
Businesses centred around clothes, jewelry, and accessories have always been favorites for women worldwide. If you have a great fashion sense and love designing clothes, then you can make this your career. You can start your fashion business and make your client look divas by creating the most trendy and comfortable clothes.
You can make a lot of money in this business as firstly, the investment is low, and secondly, if the client likes your fashion sense and designing, they would prefer contacting you only. If you have space at your house, you can transform it into your studio and begin your new venture.
12. Image Consultants
A few women love to present themselves in certain aesthetics, whereas others might not be. Therefore, you can help such females earn a decent amount of money through this business. Your role as an image consultant would be to assist other women in shopping and guiding them on the type of clothes they should wear as per their body type.
Please give them a few tips on dressing up and accessorizing their clothes as per the current trends. This is one of the best small-scale business ideas for women who have a great fashion sense. The good part about this business is that there is no investment in it; all you need is updates on the latest fashion trends.
You can also make photography your full-time business if you have an interest in it and have great photography skills. This business requires a massive investment as you would need a professional camera, lenses, and lights. When you enter this business, you would have to create your portfolio as that would get clients to your business.
You can become a professional photographer and take event photography, such as at weddings, birthday parties, celebrations, or business parties. You can use social media account to let people know about your new business or create a website to showcase all your work.
14. Home-based Hobby Classes
If you have a skill that you can train others on, why not start classes to share it. For example, you can start classes on painting, cooking, pottery, flower making, creative writing, or anything you are interested in or good at. Then, you can easily promote this business by sending flyers in the neighborhood or making a Facebook or Instagram account to promote it.
It is one of the best business ideas for women entrepreneurs who want to work from home and do not want to spend much time. In this business, the investment is very less as you would need chairs and a table where students can sit. This is a profitable business, and you can earn pretty well during the summer or winter vacations.
Also Read: 30 Best Home Based Business Ideas for Housewives & Moms
15. Urban Landscape Artist
This business might sound new to you, but you must have seen this landscaping a lot of times around you. The role of an urban landscape artist is to turn your home green by putting beautiful planters all around. It is similar to gardening but with a professional touch that turns even a simple thing into a designer one.
To start this business, you need to have a good knowledge of organic gardening and natural pesticides. This business has recently gained a lot of popularity, which is new in the market as not many people are into this business. However, you can take this opportunity and earn a good amount of money by designing homes beautifully with urban landscaping.
16. Travel Agent
If you love traveling and have good knowledge about geography, why start any other business. You can either open your office/website or search for an online job if you want to gain experience before starting your venture.
As a travel agent, your role would be to book airlines, hotels, cruise lines, railway tickets, car rentals, travel insurance, offering public transport timetables, or giving them a complete package of all the services. This is a very interesting business that can help you earn a good amount of money every month, but that would depend on your clients or the bookings you do per month.
17. Interior Designer
If you are creative and love decorating every corner of your place elegantly and uniquely, then this business can be the perfect option for you. For starting this business, you would need to create a portfolio to show the clients your work.
The role of an interior designer is to analyze the space requirements, choose the essential decorative pieces for your place, select colours, material, and lighting. Therefore, it is imperative for you to know how to make blueprints before becoming an interior designer. You can either start this work from home or rent out an office space where you can conduct meetings with your clients.
18. Pet Sitter
This can be a great option for you if you love keeping pets or have experience in how to take care of them. For example, many people travel and cannot take their pets along, or they are working and don’t want their pets to be alone and want someone who can take care of them.
This can be a profitable business, but you need to ensure that you take proper care of them. If you want to expand your business, you can also offer additional services such as bathing, grooming, and taking them for a walk. This is a fun business for people who love pet animals, plus the benefit is that there is no time limitation in this business.
19. Stock Trading
This is one of the best business ideas for women as this can be done easily sitting at home, and you can earn limitless money in this. Obviously, to earn more, you need to invest more; plus, before investing, you would need to analyze the market carefully. However, several market-savvy homemakers are turning the stock market into their office.
You can do stock trading sitting anywhere in the world, even with your full-time job as well. You can earn extra cash by stock trading and that too without going anywhere. Numerous websites allow you to trade, and they charge a small amount of commission for that. You can start an investment with a small amount of $500 and increase the investment once you understand the market well.
Also Read: Top 10 Largest Stock Exchanges in the World
20. Social Media Influencer
Social media has become one of the biggest platforms to create brand awareness amongst millions of people. You can also become a social media influencer as this business is very much in demand for a couple of years. Any talent can help you become an influencer, such as makeup, travel, cooking, fashion, education, etc.
You would need to do daily conversations with your viewers or followers plus post pictures, videos, and blogs as it can help to increase your loyal content consumers. The camera of your phone will be your gateway to success. There is no investment in this business; all you need to do is posting creative and value-adding content regularly.
21. Become a Teacher
You can start teaching online or take classes at your home. If you have a teaching background in any subject, this can be an ideal business idea. However, there are many parents who are working and do not have time to teach their kids, and they search for a safer teaching environment for their kids.
If you want to teach children in the primary section, then along with the knowledge, you would need skills to handle kids as well. If you start home-based tuition classes, you would need to invest in chairs and tables, but if you start online classes, there is no investment as all you would need is a laptop and headphones.
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22. Digital Marketing Services
This business has great potential and is perfect for women looking for home-based work. For starting this business, you would have to take a digital marketing course that can be done online. Once you have the certification, you can start the business.
As a digital marketer, you can freelance with small brands that look for digital marketing services. It is a great way to begin your business and build your portfolio. Create a website and showcase your work there, which would help build the credibility of your business. For starting this business, you would need an investment of $1000 to $2000.
23. Owning Rental Properties
You can earn passive income by owning rental properties as well. This is a great idea as the involvement is less in this business, but you can earn a decent amount of money through this. You can offer any rental business such as cars, furniture, crockery, air conditioner, quilts, furniture, etc. You can start with the products that you think there is demand around your place.
You need to ensure that the products are maintained properly and are cleaned again once the client returns, as the customers would only come back to you if they find your products hygienic and in good condition. You can either create your website or can also do marketing by sending flyers in your neighborhood.
24. Jewelry Business
Do you possess a love for jewelry? You frequently receive comments on your clothing, and you may spend hours looking for the ideal accessories. Then you might think about launching a jewelry business. Either register in a school or learn how to make jewelry on your own. Alternatively, you might limit yourself to design and hiring experts to handle the manufacturing.
To build a larger audience for the company and efficiently spread the word, one can start small by creating a social media profile and a small social media shop. One can eventually grow their firm based on the demand and available funds.
25. Soap Making
This business is also in trend these days because people love using skincare products that are homemade or chemical-free. So if you can make such soap that is pure and made of natural products, you can easily make a huge customer base. So for getting started, the first thing you will have to learn is making soap.
You can either start this business part-time or full-time as per your budget and demand. For example, you can initially start this business from home, and when you create a market for your product, you can expand it.
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26. Music Teaching
A lot of folks aren’t only interested in listening to music. Many of those who want to listen to it is also enthusiastic about learning how to play an instrument. A music lesson offers experienced new and amateur musicians to get further instruction to enhance their musical talents as well as a means for beginning musicians to learn to play an instrument. Private or group classes in a home or a classroom can be provided by you as well.
A business that offers music instruction charges students for the sessions, which typically run between 30 and an hour. Lessons may be priced per lesson or by the hour. Group classes are less expensive than private lessons because several students are being taught in a single session. You can choose your model of music lesson business so that it can meet your schedule and objectives. Read on to learn more about the latest best business ideas for women.
27. Home Organizing
You might be able to start a career as a professional organizer if you enjoy the sense of accomplishment, you receive when you turn a chaotic mess into a completely neat, organized, and useable place. Many individuals deal with clutter or disarray in their homes and places of business. The development of routines and procedures for an ongoing organization can be a significant task. When working as a professional organizer, you can promote yourself as a general organizer while also focusing on one particular type of organizing. You may establish your target customer base using your talents and interests as a guide.
In your role as an organizer, you’ll concentrate on assisting clients in making the most of their available space, increasing storage, and offering a method they can continue to use long after you’re gone. Along with your expert organizational abilities, it’s crucial to be patient, adaptable, and a great communicator because you’ll be working with a variety of personality types and lifestyles.
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28. Fitness Trainer
People have become fitness freaks and wish to live a healthy life by eating well and exercising every day. If you are also an exercise enthusiast, then you can become a fitness trainer and make money. This is a nice business option as you not only earn money through it, but you also keep yourself healthy.
For becoming a fitness trainer, you need to have some experience, plus you will also need a certification for it. You can either take sessions at home or offer online classes to serve clients who cannot come out of the house or are based in a different part of the country.
29. Personal Chef
Becoming a personal chef is the ideal business venture for you if you enjoy cooking and are frequently in charge of preparing meals for friends and family. You would be in charge of preparing meals for your clients as a personal chef following their unique dietary requirements and preferences.
Furthermore, as more individuals become health-conscious and choose to consume cooked nutritious meals, there is an increasing need for personal chefs. If you love to cook then becoming a personal chef is one of the best business idea for you.
If you enjoy eating and leading a healthy lifestyle, becoming certified as a nutritionist is a terrific alternative even though the process may take longer. As a nutritionist, you may work as a personal diet coach, a consultant to food establishments and producers, teach workshops and conduct seminars, or partner with health clubs and enterprises that value good health to assist your customers achieves all of these goals. This is the company for you if you enjoy educating others about healthy lives, celebrating their accomplishments, and inspiring them when they reach a plateau.
The benefits of becoming a nutritionist include the ability to make a tangible impact on others’ lives, the ability to assess your success via the accomplishments of your clients, the ability to start part-time, and the ability to work from home.
Starting a podcast can be exciting, interesting, and profitable as one of the best business ideas for women. Depending on your objectives, you may start a podcast as a pleasant pastime, a side gig, or an immediate business. A podcast is an episodic audio series in which one or more hosts discuss a certain subject. Podcasts are an effective marketing tool since they are a more personal medium. You can connect with individuals who are intrigued by what you have to say and who can help you advance your career or help develop your business.
With a podcast, there are various methods to earn money. There are certain strategies you may use to your advantage without having a sizable audience, while others depend on demand and viewing to be effective. One may monetize their podcasts in a variety of ways, including sponsored ads, affiliate codes or links, accepting donations or tips, advertising networks, gated content or memberships, etc.
32. YouTube Channel
The appropriate business concept for you can be content production if you’ve always wanted to create and share stuff on social media. One of the most sought-after careers for the younger age is that of a YouTuber. Not without cause, either. Leading YouTubers claim to have made millions of dollars by converting their channels into companies.
You can pick the subject that your channel will focus on, and as it gets more popular, you can monetize it in a variety of ways using things like affiliate marketing, AdSense, brand deals, and more. The rapid shift in the social media environment is a drawback for this industry. You must constantly be ready to adapt to new platforms and understand how to use them for your career as a content provider.
33. Voice Actress
If you have a good voice, narrating audiobooks is one of the best business ideas for women. Every year, more book enthusiasts are turning to audiobooks for entertainment. You might begin by working for organizations or launching your own business that provides voice acting for writers. Voice-over productions of any size can be quite successful. The voice-over you provide benefits every client you work for, whether they are a global powerhouse or a regional small business.
The freedom to set your hours and work from any location with an internet connection is one of the voice-over industry’s most alluring features. One can make good money if they network well and work on high-demand projects.
34. Affiliate Marketing
One of the most successful internet business concepts is affiliate marketing. An affiliate can make money by promoting the goods of another individual or business by using affiliate marketing. The affiliate merely looks for a product they are interested in, promotes it, and receives a cut of the revenue from each transaction. Through affiliate connections from one website to another, the sales are monitored.
It’s a passive source of income that may bring in up to $50,000 or more per month. You will receive ongoing returns on your original campaign investment as customers continue to buy the goods over the next days and weeks. Most businesses provide an affiliate marketing program that you can join directly to participate in and begin earning a commission from. You may also become a member of an affiliate network.
Also read: 31 Best Pay Per Lead Affiliate Programs (High-Paying)
Small-scale, home-based woodworking enterprises are possible to start. The vastly varied field merely requires that you choose the appropriate product. In addition to traditional wooden furniture, there are a variety of themes, techniques, and crafts that are included in the great cultural and ethnic diversity of wooden handcraft. The enormous domestic market need and the availability of contemporary equipment to match this demand are major drivers of this rise.
Walnut, Sandalwood, Teak, Sheesham, Deodar, Ebony, Redwood, Rosewood, Red, Cedar, Sal, and many more types of wood are used in woodworking. It is up to each individual to select a specialization within the woodworking sector, whether they wish to specialize in designing wooden interiors or in other types of wooden products. Read on to know more about best business ideas for women.
36. Faux Painting
The faux painting gained popularity throughout time, resurfacing during the nineteenth-century neoclassical revival and the 1920s Art Deco style, and is mostly utilized in public and commercial settings. Nowadays, there are two main categories of fake painting techniques. Using a transparent mixture of paint and glazes create what resembles textures, but the finished product is typically smooth to the touch. The other faux painting method is plaster application, which is often done with a trowel or spatula and can be done with colored plasters or washed over with earth colors. The finished product may have texture or be flat to the touch.
Even if you haven’t been fake painting walls professionally, if you can master a few simple faux finishing methods, you can provide your services to family and friends without them minding that you are new to the game. You can earn some additional money on the side as long as you can make the walls appear lovely. After that, you can gradually create your portfolio and work to develop a clientele and audience.
37. Sewing Business
You may be the person who fixes buttons and hems garments since people will always need these things done. If you enjoy sewing and have a sewing machine in your home, you can start by providing basic sewing services, and then as your clientele and demand grow, broaden your range to include dressmaking and design. This can be a great choice among the best business ideas for women.
To start a sewing and alterations company, you don’t need a particular license or degree, but it’s important to develop your talents so you can embark on more challenging assignments. High-value customers will desire intricate apparel items like suits, slacks, gowns, and dresses customised. You’ll notice the most potential for profit there. All in all, one can start their business from home itself and can avoid several overheads. And in the future, if the business does create a base, then there is a large scope for expanding the sewing enterprise.
38. Errand’s Business
Let’s face it, many working people just don’t have enough time for even the most basic tasks, like bringing the pet to the veterinarian for a normal appointment, purchasing a birthday present, or collecting the kids from school. This is due to today’s hectic lifestyles. This is fantastic news if you’re a problem-solver trying to launch your own straightforward, low-cost, and possibly extremely lucrative business.
A mobile phone and dependable vehicles are all you need to run an errand service. Gain clients by networking and by putting together a straightforward marketing brochure that details the services you offer and includes your contact information. A few promotional products, such as pens and notepads imprinted with your company’s name, logo, and phone number and distributed to potential clients, will go a long way toward serving as a daily reminder of your quick, dependable, and reasonably priced errand services.
39. Laundry Business
One of the ideal business ventures for women is running a washing operation. Laundry is one task that is always necessary and must be completed. Indicating that there is a steady need for laundry services. And there are several methods to advertise your company because doing laundry is such a frequent task. Through web advertisements, word-of-mouth, or even fliers and posters in nearby shops, you may reach your target demographic.
One can either invest in starting a Laundromat business or can ideate a pickup and delivery-like laundry service. Depending on the quality of the clothing, you can provide several washes. Paying attention to the details will help you stand out in a crowded market. Before washing, pre-treat the clothing, and use the right water temperature for the fabric. Read and abide by the washing directions printed by the maker on the clothing. The garments should be returned to their owners in the best condition you can manage.
Also read: Buying a Laundromat: Everything To Know
40. Food Truck
Ever wanted to own a restaurant but weren’t quite ready to make the leap? Use a food truck to test out your ideas. Before establishing or making an investment in a brick-and-mortar shop, it’s a terrific opportunity to learn about cuisine and restaurant licensing locally, see what folks like and dislike, and develop a rabid following.
The cost of a food truck will be higher, but fortunately, you may rent the actual vehicle. Since the cost will be significant, renting one in advance of an event like a concert or food festival is advised. There, you’ll get the chance to gauge the level of interest in your cuisine and decide whether the food truck industry is a good fit for you. Read on to know more about best business ideas for women.
41. Online Courses
One of the finest internet business ideas for women is to develop and market online courses. You may earn money by teaching others about a subject you are knowledgeable about by developing an online course on a range of subjects, from health to business.
There are several apps and platforms out there that allow anybody to easily host and manage an online course. You can set it up quickly and affordably, and you have access to a wide range of tools to develop landing pages that will help you market and sell your course.
There are many different things to think about while starting a business. One of the better possibilities for women is to start a café. Here are a few of the reasons why this is one of the best business concepts for women. First off, opening a café is a reasonably inexpensive business venture. They might also be highly profitable, which is the second benefit. Thirdly, they provide a flexible work schedule, which is perfect for women with other responsibilities like family or kids.
One can also make their café exclusive by building it around a certain theme. It is crucial, to choose a theme that is relatable to the general customer and the target crowd. One can say that starting a café is a terrific alternative if you’re searching for a business endeavor that checks all the boxes.
43. Online Dating Consultant
Another one of the best business ideas for women is starting a dating consultancy. For their time, dating consultants typically charge a fee. They assist people in building effective online dating profiles, finding potential matches outside of the usual internet channels, and providing a degree of personalization that a site like Tinder cannot. Consider yourself to be a natural at this game. You may want to get into this line of work.
You’ll need a website that features information about you and offers free dating materials that your clients could find useful if you want to establish an online dating consultant business. You can invite them for a free consultation once they download the material. Online dating advisors require high degrees of empathy, as well as good interpersonal and communication abilities. There are no particular schooling or license requirements, which is fantastic news.
44. Resume Writer
It can be challenging and time-consuming to put together a résumé, cover letter, and portfolio when applying for a new position. That’s why many individuals use assistance. Helping customers by creating resumes that are customized, cover letters that are well-edited, and meticulously curated portfolios that are hard for employers to overlook is one of the best business ideas for women who want to work in their own time. A resume-writing firm is cost-effective, requires little training, and has low overhead. Once you’ve mastered the art of creating resumes, you can expand your services to include cover letters and even provide career counseling alongside these services.
45. Specialty Food Store
You may find a specialty food shop for any cuisine, including gourmet foods, cheeses, sake, and wine. Open a business where you provide the kind of knowledge and selection your target market could only dream of finding from their neighborhood grocery and put your affinity for a particular type of cuisine to good use.
Women may choose and source the products from artisans they love and trust to establish their own gourmet food business. Find local producers of the food you would like to sell by asking around in your neighborhood. These producers are typically amenable to cooperation, especially if they receive a share of the earnings.
If a physical site is too expensive to start with, you can begin by establishing stalls at local markets and food festivals when it comes time to sell. Alternatively, you can also start your online store by delivering to a larger customer base.
46. Tour Guide
Interested in your state’s or city’s local history? Think about working as a tour guide. To perform the job successfully, you will undoubtedly need to do a lot of studies, but that’s half the pleasure. Offer tours that focus on a particular aspect of the history of your neighborhood to set yourself apart.
While some tour guides design guided gourmet excursions for visitors to get a genuine sense of the area, others give historical walking tours of their town’s most eerie locations. This is one of the new addition in the list of best business ideas for women.
47. Flower Shop
Flowers are fantastic for every occasion, and opening your own flower business doesn’t require any formal education. Opening a flower store is very affordable; all you need to do is rent a location and purchase a chiller to keep your flowers fresh. You can buy flowers from local flower aficionados or cultivate your flowers in a greenhouse. Residents will appreciate having access to fresh flowers for celebrations like weddings, memorial services, dances, and other occasions.
These were some of the best business ideas for women; you can choose any idea of your interest and your skillset. Yet, there are a few things that you should consider before commencing any business.
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How to find the best business idea for women?
You can use the above list and review all the options you like and make a list of them. Then, analyze the options and see which one is best for you and your family. There is a well-known saying that “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”. Therefore, you need to think out of the box when you review the options, as the more the risk, the more you can earn.
Questions to ask before starting any business
Here is the list of questions that one should ask yourself before opting for any business idea:
- Will this business be a part-time source of income or make it the main source of income?
- Analyze and see the business start-up cost plus the monthly fixed expense to run the business. Then, check how much you need to invest in the business initially and where would it come from?
- As per your schedule, see how much time you can spare in the business? Of course, this would also depend on the first question.
- Think and ask yourself if you want to use the skills and experience you already have or you want to start with something entirely new?
Once you decide on the type of business you want to commence, start looking for other things such as location, team members (if required), financers, look for the vendors from where you can buy the raw material at the lowest prices etc. All this takes time, and after reviewing all such factors, you would analyze the cost of the business set-up.
No matter whatever business you choose for yourself, remember that you can always use others’ wisdom who have done the same business. Talking or taking advice from other female entrepreneurs can help you in averting the mistakes they might have made.
Also, as per the experts, you need to make a schedule in such a way that you get time to rest and relax as well. Also, read articles of other female entrepreneurs as that can help you gain insight into their life and issues they faced while making a balance between work and home.
Are you ready to start?
In conclusion, there are numerous business ideas that are perfect for women entrepreneurs. By following your passions and considering your skills and interests, you can find a profitable business that aligns with your goals and values. Whether it’s starting an online business, offering a specialized service, or becoming a consultant, there’s no limit to what you can achieve. With the right planning, research, and determination, you can turn your business dreams into a successful reality. So, take the first step today and start building your empire as a successful woman entrepreneur!
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India has witnessed a remarkable growth in the number of women entrepreneurs in the last few decades. Women today are striding into almost every industry and sector with the help of their entrepreneurial abilities. So, we have presented some of the key business ideas for women, for them to choose and grow as entrepreneurs, depending on their experience, knowledge, skills, and passion.
Top 10 Successful Business Ideas for Women Entrepreneurs in India – April 2023
1. healthcare/fitness professionals.
A healthy lifestyle and exercise are being readily adopted by people all over the world. People are practicing a variety of activities like dance, aerobics, and yoga as daily exercise. Women can become professional trainers and can own and manage fitness centers.
Some of the popular and effective business ideas in the Healthcare industry are:
- Yoga and meditation centers : Women can get trained in yoga exercises and have their professional practices as yoga trainers and meditation gurus
- Zumba instructors : Zumba is a famous dance form people are opting for as a regular exercise form. Women can start Zumba classes for people living in their locality
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2. F&B Business
Eating out is the most famous leisure time activity among the youth and even families. Cafes and restaurants are booming these days. Some great business opportunities in the food and beverage industry are:
- Cafes: Cafes are a huge hit among college students these days. They are the hot gathering place for youngsters these days
- Restaurants : If you have the right funding and a great management team, restaurants are great businesses these days
- Home-based catering business : Women who love cooking can start their own small catering business and take party orders for birthdays, anniversaries, kitty parties, etc.
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3. Beauty Care Centres
Beauty care is an industry that women can empower. Women like indulging in beauty care and can make great entrepreneurs at it themselves. It is a great business opportunity since women know what the consumer wants and can deliver the best. Following are some of the best beauty care businesswomen can own:
- Spa and Salon : Women can have their salons and spa centers. Hair and makeup are something women are experts at. One of the great business opportunities for young women entrepreneurs
- Nail art studios : Nail art has become hype among ladies but not everyone is an expert at it. If you are, why not make it a business?
- Bridal makeup studios : Bridal makeup has evolved in recent years. Women can keep in touch with recent trends and be the best in the field
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4. Freelance Writers
If you’re good with your language and have a love for writing, freelance content writing is best suited for you.
- Technical Writing : Most IT companies these days are looking for writers to write various types of content. If you’re good with your language and can write good content, you can freelance as a writer
- Creative Writing: Advertising agencies and several other institutions look for writers who can come up with creative ideas for advertisers, jingles, and much more. You can get in touch with these agencies with your ideas and work with them as a freelancer
- Blogging : You can create your blog and talk about the issue that matters to you. You can put your opinion out there and work on making your blog a success
5. IT & Software Professionals
In this world of technical turnover, there is software for everything. Starting your software development venture is a great small business idea where you can get clients and work on their projects independently.
- Web Development: Companies developing websites for various other businesses or events can be a huge hit
- App Development: Mobile applications are very useful for all our daily needs. All companies are developing mobile applications to make themselves accessible to the public. Establishing an app development firm is a great business idea in today’s times
6. Web/Graphics Designing
Designing is another creative field women can ace. Since we have so many websites floating on Internet every minute how they look is very important. Graphic design changes the look of any website and makes it more attractive.
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7. Bookkeeping & Accountancy Services
It has always been observed how good women are with finances. From housewives to CFAs finance and accounts is something women are specialized professionals. Accountancy firms can be an amazing small business idea for women in today’s times.
8. Businesses related to Women’s Personal Care
Menstrual hygiene is a very important factor in a woman’s life and appropriate products have to be available in the market at reasonable prices. Women can be amazing entrepreneurs in the menstrual hygiene industry:
- Natural Sanitary Napkins: Women can start initiatives where natural cotton sanitary napkins are made. These initiatives will need a lot of machinery and labor and hence good management skills are necessary
- Menstrual cups: A lot of women in India haven’t tried menstrual hygiene products other than sanitary napkins. Menstrual cups can still make really good business in the market. Awareness has to be created as to how health-friendly these silicon cups can be
- Different period products: There are a lot of other products like cramp roll-ons, hot water bags, and essential oils that can be made menstrual cycles healthy for women. These accessories can also make good business among women
9. Businesses in Arts & Handicrafts
Handicrafts can be a nice business idea for women who are fine with paper and wood.
- Women make handmade jewelry and make good money out of it
- Gifts and cards are also sold extensively in the market today
- Beadwork is also very popular among women with skills in the same
10. Apparel & Clothing Stores
- Boutiques : The clothing industry is booming is several trends coming up. Women can ace the fashion game and fashion stores are the best business options for ladies with that sense of trends
- Opening your fashion label: It is another business idea for women who want to design their merchandise and have it out there in the market. Fashion labels need more funding and vast knowledge in the fashion industry but are great businesses once settled up
- Bags and accessories outlet : Bags and other accessories like jewelry, belts, shoes, etc. also make good sales along with clothing lines. These accessory shops are a huge hit among women and can be good business
- Stitching and embroidery work: Women with little or no education can get into the stitching and embroidery business. This is a skill that most women in rural areas have and can make good money with it. Embroidery handwork is valued in the market and one can make good money selling it online
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Exclusive Loan Schemes for Women Entrepreneurs – April 2023
Funding is a very important feature of any business. Money usually holds people back from living their dreams. Business loans have made a lot of people’s dreams come true. Following are some of the business loans specially designed for women which can make any woman a business-woman:
ICICI Bank – Self Help Group-Bank Linkage Programme (SBLP): Collateral-free business loan for women entrepreneurs for loan amount up to Rs. 10 lakh with a repayment tenure of up to 3 years.
- Mudra Loan for Women: Under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY), women borrowers can avail Mudra loan up to Rs. 10 lakh at competitive and concessional interest rates from private and public sector banks, as well as NBFC
- Stand-Up India: Loans for setting up Greenfield Enterprise for a loan amount of Rs. 10 lakh to Rs. 1 crore and tenure of up to 7 years with a moratorium period of 18 months.
- Cent – Kalyani Scheme : Cent Kalyani – Central Bank of India: Women Entrepreneurs can avail loan amount up to Rs. 1 crore engaged in the manufacturing or services sectors. The margin of 20% without any collateral or third-party guarantee is offered by the bank
- PNB Mahila Udyami: Exclusive loan scheme for women entrepreneurs of the amount up to Rs. 10 lakh for new & existing units with tenure of 3-5 years (Term Loan) and 3 years (Overdraft)
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Therefore, by considering these business ideas and availing the Government-funded schemes, every Indian woman can become an entrepreneur and fulfill the dream of owning a business and becoming financially independent.
27 Best Business Ideas For Women 2023
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Did you know that 42% of small businesses are started by women? But wait—it gets better! Female business owners break the glass ceiling by earning more revenue and growing businesses faster than men. That’s why we created a list of the best business ideas for women.
These business ideas cover the full span of the U.S. economy, showing that the ladies can do anything men can do—and often, they do it better!
Click on some of the business ideas below to find out more about how to start your own business.
3 Best Business Ideas For Women
3 manufacturing business for ladies ideas, 3 online business ideas for women, 3 best small business ideas from home for ladies, 3 self-employed ideas for females, 12 unique business ideas for ladies, #1. real estate.
If you want to pick up on strategies and methods to get into the real estate business, watch how Thach Real Estate Group became a successful business through the learnings and experience of the founder, Thach Nguyen.
Two of the largest real estate companies in the U.S., Howard Hanna and Perry Homes, are owned by women . If you have financial resources, investing in real estate is among the best business ideas for women who want to grow their company to 7 figures and beyond.
Multi-unit residential properties are among the most reliable recession-proof investments available. That’s where Emma Powell built her company, which today manages more than 300 units and earns revenue of over $25,000 a month. Listen to her podcast interview below to hear how she got started in investing:
Opening a restaurant is a risk, but it’s one that can pay off big time. The female-owned Panda Express chain of restaurants had revenue over $4.5 billion in 2022 , for example. The industry as a whole is projected to reach $997 billion in 2023, so there’s plenty of revenue to go around in this industry.
For those who don’t have the financial resources to open a brick-and-mortar business, food trucks are great business ideas for women. Jen Gustin started Boss Mama’s Kitchen to break free from her corporate job and become her own boss. Two years later, she was named Food Truck of the Year by South Sound Magazine. Hear how she grew her business in this video:
#3. Human resources
When Janice Bryant Howroyd started her human resource management company, she only had $1,500 to her name. Now, it’s a $2.5 billion firm with more than 17,000 clients around the world.
What makes HR one of the top business ideas for women is that it’s always in demand. Every company needs employees to function, and managing that team is a challenge for many entrepreneurs. If you excel at communication, leadership, and organization, you can make a good living helping them solve that challenge.
Jessica Miller-Merrell started her HR firm, Workology, in 2005, and has gained national recognition, being honored by Forbes as one of the top recruitment resources. Hear her story and advice in this podcast:
#1. Build custom sheds
If you’re looking for fun business ideas and love building things, a small business making custom sheds can be a great way to earn money. While you will need some construction knowledge and permits, the licensing requirements are less stringent than with full home construction, giving it a lower barrier to entry.
Susan Frair drew on her expertise in sales when she started Shed Gal, and in a few short years, grew to the number one shed dealer in the state of Washington. You can learn more about her business model and how she finds business opportunities in this video:
#2. Make your own beauty products
The manufacturing segment of the beauty industry is massive, valued at $49.7 billion in 2022 . There are still plenty of underserved niches in this market, too, and if you have ideas for products to fill them, it can be a very lucrative business idea.
Charmaine Nicole started her small business, Black Hair and Skincare, based on her own struggles to find beauty products designed for people with alopecia. She’s grown it not just into a successful business, but also a community for people of color around the world. Learn how she started and grew her business in this podcast interview:
#3. Start your own shoe or clothing line
The fast pace of change in the fashion industry is both a challenge and an opportunity for female entrepreneurs. On the negative side, it can make sustaining your own business a challenge. That said, the fashion world is always looking for what’s next, and that makes a clothing or shoe line good business ideas for women able to anticipate these trends.
Afshan Abbas was inspired to start a new business, Fuchsia Shoes, after buying a unique pair of artisan shoes in Pakistan. That proved to be a lucrative business venture, especially once she partnered with online influencers. Hear her full story in this video:
#1. Start an online store
Selling products through an online store is one of the easiest and most affordable online business ideas to start. It can be a very profitable business idea, too, especially if you have digital marketing skills or a large social media presence.
As far as what you can sell, the options are just about endless. Jewelry, custom apparel, and home decor are popular niches, especially for those who enjoy productive crafts like knitting and woodworking.
Jazmin Richards, for example, started making clean-burning candles for her own use. She turned that into an online store, Blk Sunflower, and made $300,000 in her first 18 months. Hear how she grew her business in this video:
If you’d rather not deal with inventory, a print-on-demand store can make an excellent small business for women. Kerry Egeler from The Shirt School shared his advice on starting a custom apparel business online in this podcast:
#2. Make and sell online courses
One advantage to online courses is that they’re a mostly-passive source of income once you make and release them. Because of this, an online course is one of the best online business ideas for women who are parents, students, or otherwise can’t always devote full-time hours to a business.
The biggest challenge with an online course is that you have to put in a lot of time to make it before you can start earning revenue. People who already create educational content have an advantage here since they can repurpose blog posts, lesson plans, or other materials into their courses.
For more advice on how to make money online selling courses, check out this podcast interview with Jacques Hopkins. He turned his hobby playing piano into a very lucrative business idea:
#3. Social media management
Social media marketing has become the go-to way for both online and brick-and-mortar business owners to connect with customers. Many small business owners don’t have the time or skills to effectively use social media for their small businesses, though, or the budget to hire an in-house social media manager.
This makes opening your own digital marketing agency a good business idea for a business woman who has social media management skills and experience. With a 2022 market size of over $193 billion and an annual growth rate of 19.4%, there is ample profit to go around in this industry.
The biggest challenge of opening your own business as a social media manager is often finding clients and building their trust. Jason of Socialistics shared how he started and grew his marketing agency in the video below:
#1. Photography business
Have you ever wanted to turn a hobby into a lucrative business? Check out how Korbin and Whitney started out, turning their passion into a business they find enjoyment in doing.
There are a variety of ways to start your own photography business from home. You could convert a spare room into an in-home portrait studio, provide mobile photography services for events, or work with other small business owners to help them make marketing materials and promote your brand.
If you’d rather set your own schedule, a photography business can also make money online by selling prints or print-on-demand products in an online store, taking on freelance clients, or selling stock images to websites like Shutterstock or Getty Images.
The variety of potential revenue streams is one reason it’s among the best business ideas for women at home who have an artistic eye and photography skills. As you gain skills and grow your brand, you can even make money sharing those skills through a coaching business or online course. That’s how Katelyn James Photography makes a mostly-passive 7-figure revenue with her photography business. Hear how she did it in this podcast interview:
#2. In-home childcare business
Offering childcare services is an excellent way for moms and caregivers to become small business owners. As more companies call their workers back to the office, babysitting and childcare services are increasingly in demand, especially in urban areas with a high number of potential customers.
The advantage of an in-home daycare, as opposed to a nanny or babysitting service, is that you can watch multiple kids at once, expanding your potential revenue.
#3. Wedding planning business
If you excel at organizing parties, meetings, and other gatherings, event planning is a great business idea to pursue. Wedding planning specifically is one of the most profitable business ideas in the event planning niche, with a market value of around $900 million in the U.S. in 2022.
While people of any gender can work in event planning, the majority of wedding planners are female entrepreneurs. Not only is this an easy small business idea to start from home, it also has low startup costs and ongoing expenses, with typical profit margins of up to 90%.
These low costs are one reason it’s among the top home business ideas for women who are skilled planners and communicators. Since most weddings take place on the weekend, it’s also among the best side business ideas for ladies looking to make extra money to supplement a full-time job.
#1. Freelance writing business
Freelance writers can make money in a lot of ways. The type of content you write can range from a blog post or news article to an entire book. The flexibility freelance writers enjoy makes it a great side business idea, as well as a potential full-time job. If you’re skilled with grammar and detail-oriented, you can expand your services with a freelance editing business.
It also doesn’t cost anything to become a freelance writer, and you can start your business online from home. This puts it among the most popular small business ideas for girl students, as well as an affordable online business for women with a strong command of the English language.
#2. Graphic design business
For visual artists, doing freelance graphic design work is a great way to make extra money, and is among the best home business ideas for ladies with artistic skills. People and businesses who need logos, website graphics, and other images often hire freelancers on platforms like Fiverr and Upwork . Create an account, and you can start making money right away.
You don’t need to take on clients to start your own business in graphic design, either. Another option is to sell products featuring your designs. That’s what Vlad Kuksenko did when he started his 7-figure Etsy shop TagPup (see his story in the video below):
#3. Data entry
You don’t need much to offer data entry services—just some basic computer equipment, an eye for detail, and decent typing skills. The low barrier for entry and flexibility of the work are ideal for women seeking home-based small businesses they can easily fit into their life.
#1. Interior design
Interior design is among the best small business ideas for women who don’t just have an artistic eye but are also able to bring other people’s creative vision to life. Making connections with other local small businesses is often the best way to grow a business in this niche, so it’s a great small business idea for creative women who excel at networking.
#2. Virtual bookkeeping business
Keeping track of financial transactions is critical for a small business, and virtual bookkeepers help business owners to do so. While you will need strong math and accounting skills, you don’t need to be licensed as a CPA to start.
That lower barrier to entry, along with the flexibility and low startup costs it offers, is why a virtual bookkeeping business is among the top business ideas for women who are mathematically-minded.
#3. Resell shoes or vintage clothes
If you have a knack for finding the best items at thrift stores and garage sales, reselling is one of the small business ideas you should consider.
All you need to get started is knowledge of fashion trends and brands and a minimal budget to get your first items. You can reinvest the profit from those sales to grow the business further. Sneak City started this way, with just $50 and working out of a garage. Now they’re a thriving brick-and-mortar business with multiple storefronts. They shared their story in this YouTube interview:
#4. Professional organizer
Being a professional organizer is among the best business ideas for women who have both right-brain and left-brain intelligence.
Organizers help others to declutter and order their homes, offices, or other spaces, improving their clients’ mental health along the way and giving them tools to maintain the system you help them establish. To do this, you need a lot of empathy and strong communication skills, along with analytical, problem-solving, and spatial reasoning skills.
Since you’ll work in the client’s space, this is among the top business ideas for women at home, and it also offers a low start-up cost and high flexibility. The biggest challenge is often establishing your reputation to build a client base. If you’re a strong marketer or networker, that can be an advantage for growing your new business faster.
#5. Start a farm
People don’t think of farming as a lucrative profession, but the truth is the median household income of farmers was $92,239 in 2021 , higher than the American average. Roughly 89% of farms in the U.S. are small businesses, so there’s a lot of room in this space for future women entrepreneurs who want to work the land for a living.
Marion Acres started from scratch in 2012 as a way for two families to grow their own food. It’s now a thriving chicken farm with its own market and processing plant. You can see how they got started in this video:
#6. Dropshipping business
Dropshipping is an ideal way for women entrepreneurs to make money online and set their own schedules. In a dropshipping business model, the things you sell are stored and shipped from elsewhere, giving it very low start-up and ongoing costs.
The flexible time commitment of dropshipping makes it a great way to start your own online business while still working a full-time job, and it can bring in enough revenue to serve as your sole income stream if you have the time to commit to it.
Heather Johnson started her print-on-demand dropshipping business to make extra money when her hours were cut during the pandemic. In a few short years, she’s grown it to $15,000 a month in revenue. Hear her story in this interview:
#7. Open a bakery business
Like other businesses in the food industry, opening a bakery can be a big investment, but with an equally big potential payoff. It’s among the best small business ideas for women who love to bake and love interacting with people.
There are many niches you can choose as a bakery, too. Some focus on treats like cupcakes and pastries, while others make bread and other baked goods to sell to restaurants and stores.The right niche for you will depend on both your interests and your local market.
#8. Personal trainer
The fitness industry is large and growing, projected to reach a total market value of $5.77 billion by 2027. This makes a fitness training business a great small business idea for female entrepreneurs who are passionate about exercise and health. It’s also a potentially profitable business, with the average independent personal trainer earning just over $54,000 a year in take-home income.
A personal trainer business has very low upfront costs, in part because you don’t need your own brick-and-mortar storefront. You can open a home-based studio if you have the space, or offer mobile services, working with clients in their homes. You can even offer remote services with video conferencing, or in an online course that can serve as an extra passive income stream.
In this interview with Bedros Keuilian, see how this self-made entrepreneur went from eating from bins to making $200 million a year with his franchise Fit Body Boot Camp and business coaching company Empire Systems.
#9. Home, office, or Airbnb cleaning business
Cleaning is one of those things every home or business needs but most people don’t like to do. This makes it a perfect business idea for women business owners who enjoy bringing order to chaos and don’t mind getting their hands dirty now and then.
Chris Mondragon started Queen Bee Cleaning with about $5,000 and now teaches other business owners how to do the same in his 7-Figure Cleaning Business Blueprint . You can see what a typical day in his life is like in this video if you’re curious about the day-to-day of starting your own business:
The variety of cleaning jobs available is another reason this is a great business idea. Chris gets a lot of his revenue from cleaning Airbnbs, in addition to his residential cleaning clients. If you’re not sure which niche to choose, do some market research on the services already offered in your area to see where there’s a gap you can fill.
#10. Life coach
A life coach helps their clients overcome challenges in their career, relationships, or other areas of their life. That makes it a very rewarding career and the best business for women who love helping others thrive. If you’re the person your friends always turn to for advice, becoming a life coach is a natural way to start your own business sharing that problem-solving talent with others.
#11. Laundry business
Laundry is a universal chore, but not everyone has the equipment at home (or the time) to do it themselves. A laundry business provides a useful service that’s consistently in-demand, making it a great choice as a woman-owned small business.
Opening a laundromat does require more up-front investment than other options on the list. On the plus side, though, it has potential to be a mostly-passive income stream with the right team. Hear how Rosie Wash Express Laundry started and grew her laundromat business in this interview:
#12. Baby equipment rental business
Baby equipment is expensive—which makes it even more frustrating considering how quickly they grow out of it. A rental business lets you help parents get high-quality equipment for less. It’s among the best business ideas for parents because you can make money from items your kids have outgrown rather than letting them sit unused.
FAQs About What is a Good Business to Start for a Woman
What is the best business for a woman to start.
Great new business ideas for women can come from any industry. According to the most recent data , the most popular entrepreneur ideas for women are in retail (26%), health, beauty and fitness (17%), and food and restaurants (14%). That said, though, the number of female-owned businesses is growing across sectors, and any of the business ideas for a woman on this list can be a great choice for the right entrepreneur.
What percent of women own businesses?
49% of startups are women-owned , but only 7.1% of the female population are business owners. (We calculated this figure using the number of female-owned businesses divided by the number of women in the population.)
Meanwhile, 10.8% of men are small business owners.
How to start a business as a woman
UpFlip’s ultimate guide on how to start a business is an excellent resource that answers this question step-by-step.
Where can I find women in business scholarships?
There are several organizations that offer scholarships for women in business. This College Guidepost list of 16 national business women scholarships is a great place to explore your options.
What is the best way to get a business loan for women?
The Small Business Administration has women-owned business loan resources that you can explore. You can also get advice on finding and obtaining start-up business loans for women in this podcast interview with National Business Capital founder Joseph Camberato, whose company has helped entrepreneurs secure more than $2 billion in funding:
Which Business Idea Will You Choose?
Ladies, y’all are doing phenomenal at raising the bar, creating a more compassionate business culture, and driving success in business.
It doesn’t matter what business you choose to enter—you are more likely to find success than men.
Keep doing what y’all do well, and, hopefully, we’ll get the better world many of us are trying to build. I hope whatever industry you choose, you make it better for everyone.
Which of the small business ideas for women will you choose for your next business venture?
Brandon Boushy lives to improve people’s lives by helping them become successful entrepreneurs. His journey started nearly 30 years ago. He consistently excelled at everything he did, but preferred to make the rules rather than follow him. His exploration of self and knowledge has helped him to get an engineering degree, MBA, and countless certifications. When freelancing and rideshare came onto the scene, he recognized the opportunity to play by his own rules. Since 2017, he has helped businesses across all industries achieve more with his research, writing, and marketing strategies. Since 2021, he has been the Lead Writer for UpFlip where he has published over 170 articles on small business success.
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20 business ideas for women.
Female entrepreneurship is on the rise, and we’re seeing many business ideas for women emerge. For women business owners, the sky is the limit when pursuing opportunities and starting businesses – especially when there are more business ideas than ever to pursue!
Business Ideas for Women Entrepreneurs
If you’re toying with the idea of starting a new business, there are many fantastic business ideas for women that are worth pursuing. The first step is to research ideas and see what resonates with you. You can find resources on business ideation, such as the SBT on how to start a business with a step-by-step guide. You can also look into an online course to help you get started with your online business.
- READ MORE: How to Start a Business: Step by Step Guide
You can run online stores, a brick-and-mortar business, or even a combination of the two. Make sure to do other research, such as whether you should get a women-owned business certification before pursuing anything.
- READ MORE: Should You Get a Women-Owned Business Certification
There are also plenty of funding options available for female entrepreneurs, which could be a good option if you decide to pursue this path.
- READ MORE: 10 Business Loans for Women
Our Methodology for Selecting the Best Business Ideas Tailored for Women Entrepreneurs
When it comes to choosing the right business idea for women, there are several key criteria to consider. We’ll rate these criteria on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest importance and 1 being the lowest:
- Personal Passion and Interest (Rating: 5) : It all starts with your passion. Choose a business idea that aligns with your interests and enthusiasm.
- Market Demand (Rating: 5) : Assess the market demand for your chosen business. Ensure there’s a demand for the product or service you plan to offer.
- Flexibility (Rating: 5) : The business should offer flexibility to balance work and personal life, which is crucial for many women entrepreneurs.
- Skill and Expertise (Rating: 4) : Evaluate your own skills and expertise. Choose a business that leverages your strengths and knowledge.
- Target Audience (Rating: 4) : Identify your target audience and understand their needs. A clear understanding of your customers is essential.
- Competition Analysis (Rating: 3) : Research the competition in your chosen niche. Assess the level of competition and identify ways to differentiate your business.
- Budget and Investment (Rating: 3) : Consider your budget and the capital required to start and run the business. Choose an idea that aligns with your financial resources.
- Legal and Regulatory Compliance (Rating: 2) : Ensure that your business complies with all relevant regulations and licensing requirements. This is important but often less critical than other factors.
- Profit Potential (Rating: 2) : Evaluate the potential for profit in your chosen business. While profitability is essential, it should be balanced with other factors.
- Long-Term Viability (Rating: 1) : Think about the long-term sustainability of your business idea. Will it remain relevant and profitable in the future?
Best Online Business Ideas for Women Entrepreneurs
We’ve collected some of the best small business ideas for you to consider. Each of these options enables you to be your own boss and run successful small businesses from the comfort of your home or a location of your choice.
Small Business Deals
1. subscription box business.
Subscription boxes are one of the most fun business ideas for women because there are many ways to create a truly unique product. It’s a great business idea that can be run through an online store, and you can design different kinds of subscription boxes depending on your interests. Each month, you’ll send subscribers curated products and gifts in the package with some sort of theme, such as snacks and food, makeup, skincare, and more.
2. Own a Blog
If you’re interested in the fashion business and looking for a lucrative business venture in that realm, one of the best business ideas is to start your blog with fashion advice, reviews from the beauty industry, and other lifestyle content. You can earn money by posting outfits and using affiliate links so that every time readers buy something linked from writing your blog post, you earn money as a social media influencer.
3. High-Fashion Reseller
If you’re looking for more business ideas relating to fashion, you can also become a high fashion reseller. The business model is relatively simple: You can start by buying high-end clothing from different sources and reselling them on online platforms. You can increase sales if you’re a social media influencer since you can easily model the clothes.
4. Dropshipping Store Owner
Dropshipping is one of the best small business ideas for women looking for passive income opportunities. You can select and sell products online but have the manufacturer ship to customers rather than doing it yourself. Many women have started dropshipping businesses alongside their full-time jobs to earn extra money.
5. Virtual bookkeeping business
If you’re looking to start your own business and are willing to learn basic bookkeeping and accounting, then you can start an online business. You can work with other small business owners to help with bookkeeping, expenses, and other tasks and make money online.
6. App Developer
If you’re interested in learning to code, becoming an app developer is a perfect business idea for women entrepreneurs. You can take online courses to learn programming languages for app development and create bespoke apps for businesses and other mobile services.
7. Life Coach
If you’re ready to inspire others and help them be the best version of themselves, you should consider life coaching as a business idea. You can become a mindset life coach to help people get motivated, attain financial freedom, and generally improve themselves. If you like fitness, you should consider becoming a personal trainer to gain more clients while setting your own hours.
8. Online Boutique
Online boutiques are one of the top business ideas for women. You can make more money and sell online that you source from various clothing wholesalers. With some clever social media marketing, you can create a successful business with an online store.
9. Sewing and Alterations
If you’re handy with a sewing machine, a great side business idea is to offer sewing services, repairs, and alterations. Rather than people discarding damaged clothing, you can repair and alter it as needed and provide other benefits.
10. Own Business as a VA
Virtual assistants are one of the top business ideas for women because it’s easy to get started, and there are plenty of business opportunities. You can create a profitable business by being a virtual assistant to small business owners, freelancers, and others. In addition, you can set up your own VA business by offering services such as managing a business social media account, calendar assistance, monitoring financial transactions, and more.
11. Freelance writing business
If you like to write, consider looking into a freelance writing business. You can work alone or with other freelance writers to offer content writing and services. This could include writing blog posts, websites, articles, or even a proofreading business for other writers. You can also become a social media manager and write captions and copy for social media posts.
12. Market research
Many market research opportunities can work as side business ideas. Many platforms recruit for research projects and are looking for participants. Research opportunities can include filling out surveys, participating in interviews, and other necessary tasks.
13. Stock trading
Although not necessarily a business, stock trading is one path toward making money online. You can buy and sell stocks daily, tracking performance and making decisions accordingly. However, it’s essential to research the stock market beforehand and how it can be used for passive income before making any investments.
14. Dog walking
If you love dogs and have some spare time, you can offer dog walking services in your neighborhood. It’s a new business idea that has become more popular and something that many people are looking for. You can offer to walk dogs during peak working hours such as lunchtime and the morning for those with full-time jobs as part of your own business.
15. Online tutoring
If you’re willing to work with kids and students, online tutoring or an online course could be one of the greatest business ideas for women. You can offer one-on-one tutoring in different subjects or creative intensive courses based on academic needs. Plus, you can set your own hours, making it a great side business idea that can be pursued even with a full-time job.
Brick & Mortar Small Business Ideas for Women Entrepreneurs
While many of the business ideas for women here are useful as an online store, there are also many other options available for business ideas. If you’re looking for business ideas for women that can be operated at a physical location, we’ll look at some of the best small business ideas where you can be your own boss.
16. Clothing boutiques
While an online store can work for clothing, you can also pursue it as a physical store. A clothing boutique is a great small business idea for women where there may not be many clothing options. You can carry a wide range of inclusive sizing and encourage people to try and purchase clothing in stores.
Antiques and rare goods are another new business idea that could be worth pursuing. If you can find interesting and unique items, you can start your own antique store and sell a curated collection of unique items.
18. Foodservice business
One of the best business ideas is to have a food business in your area. A food business could be a tiny restaurant, a bakery, or even a food truck. Think about food items you make particularly well, and you could start by selling them in local farmers’ markets and other small venues before investing in something larger.
19. Photography business
If you’re a fan of photography, consider starting your own photography business. It’s one of the top ideas for women because it’s relatively easy to get started, and you can create a niche offering easily. For example, you could focus only on wedding photography or corporate photography. Then, you can set your own schedule and attract new clients with marketing strategies to grow your small business.
20. Wedding planning business
If you’re looking for interesting and challenging small business ideas, consider starting a wedding planning business. For example, you could focus exclusively on weddings, to begin with, and break into general event planning. Wedding and event planning can be fun and fulfilling, and you can work as needed.
21. Laundry business
When it comes to more small business ideas to consider, another one is a laundry business. You can ask neighbors and friends if they’re looking for some extra help with laundry or even work with small hotels and bed and breakfasts that need regular laundry. Once you have the right laundry and cleaning products, you can quickly get started.
22. Interior designer
If you have an eye for great decor, you should think about becoming an interior designer. It’s one of the best business ideas for women, with many successful businesses offering this service. Interior design services can include home, office, and business decor depending on your interests and can work as a full-time job.
23. Daycare business
Many daycares are women-owned businesses that are doing really well. An in-home childcare business is incredibly valuable, especially as more people are working from home and may be unable to balance it with full-time childcare. Parents will flock to your business if you can create a safe and loving daycare environment.
24. Baby equipment rental business
Perhaps a bit unconventional, but baby equipment rental is another small business idea to consider. Many parents may not always be able to afford childcare items, or perhaps they need baby equipment quickly. In scenarios like this, you could offer to rent baby equipment such as strollers and other pricier items as rentals.
What is the Most Profitable Small Business Idea for Women?
Many of the business ideas for women listed have the potential to be immensely profitable. Some of the most profitable types of small businesses include:
- Virtual assistants: As a virtual assistant, you can set your own rate and hours, with the ability to scale up as needed. If you can grow a solid client base and work hard, you can create a successful virtual assistant business.
- Event planning: Events are a very lucrative business idea that yields great results. You can plan events such as corporate retreats and business getaways, or you can focus on personal events such as weddings, anniversaries and more.
- Dropshipping: Another profitable business idea to consider is a dropshipping business to earn extra money. There are many excellent products available that you can dropship, reducing some of the logistical challenges that shipping to customers comes with.
- Social media influencer: If you love photography, writing blog posts, or even making videos, becoming a social media influencer is one of the best business ideas for women. You have the opportunity to promote items, share your life with others, and make some money as well.
- Bookkeeping and accounting: If you’re a fan of numbers and want to help small businesses, consider going into bookkeeping and accounting. You can offer essential bookkeeping services virtually or even have a physical office if needed. It’s a great way to work with small businesses and help them become profitable businesses.
Empowering Women Entrepreneurs: Shaping Tomorrow’s Business Landscape
Women entrepreneurs are forging a new path in the business world, with a diverse range of ideas that defy convention and embrace innovation. This movement goes beyond numbers; it’s about stories of resilience, ambition, and breaking barriers. Let’s explore how these business ideas are redefining entrepreneurship:
- Women entrepreneurs showcase an array of creative business ideas, reflecting their multifaceted talents and interests.
- From subscription boxes to high-fashion reselling, these ventures break molds and celebrate individuality.
- Digital platforms empower women to run businesses globally, from app development to online boutiques and more.
- This tech-savvy approach erases geographical boundaries, unleashing creativity without limits.
- Physical storefronts evolve as women delve into clothing boutiques, antiques, and foodservice.
- They blend tradition with innovation, creating spaces that resonate with communities while embracing modernity.
- These business ideas offer more than profits; they shape industries and services, leaving a lasting impact.
- Event planning, social media influence, and virtual assistance empower women to make a difference.
- Women-led businesses contribute not just financially, but also to diversity and changing gender norms.
- They set a powerful example, inspiring others to pursue their dreams without limitations.
- Financial gains are only part of the story. Women entrepreneurs find fulfillment in aligning with passions and making a difference.
- Success is defined by self-empowerment, personal growth, and leaving a mark on their chosen fields.
- Challenges become stepping stones, shaping women into resilient and adaptable leaders.
- These experiences equip them with unique skills, solidifying their status as trailblazers.
Women entrepreneurs are not just participating; they are reshaping industries, embracing innovation, and defying norms. Their ideas plant seeds for an inclusive and limitless future, with prosperity and progress for generations to come.
In the realm of entrepreneurship, women are soaring to new heights, embracing a diverse range of business ideas that reflect their creativity, ambition, and determination. With an ever-expanding landscape of opportunities, the horizon for women entrepreneurs has never been more promising. As more women take the leap into the world of business ownership, the multitude of business ideas available enables them to not only break boundaries but also carve their paths to success.
The array of options, whether online or brick-and-mortar, allows women to find their niche and make their mark in industries they are passionate about. The power of digital platforms and the ability to connect with customers worldwide have democratized business ownership, offering a level playing field for women to thrive. Whether you’re a creative thinker, a problem solver, a trendsetter, or an innovator, there’s a business idea waiting for you to turn into a reality.
With determination, dedication, and a strong sense of purpose, women entrepreneurs can take any of these business ideas and transform them into flourishing ventures. The path may be challenging, but the potential for growth, financial independence, and fulfillment is vast. So, if you’re considering stepping into the world of entrepreneurship, know that the possibilities are limitless, and your journey toward business success is only a step away.
As the business landscape continues to evolve, women entrepreneurs play a crucial role in shaping its future. By seizing these business ideas and adapting them to their strengths, passions, and skills, women can contribute not only to their personal success but also to the broader economy and society at large. So, take the leap, explore the options, and embark on a rewarding journey of entrepreneurship that’s uniquely yours.
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