Over Three Hundred Really Great Small Business Ideas
For You

These small business ideas pages have been put together to help people who know they could run a small enterprise themselves but can't think which small business to get started with.

Some of these ideas could be worked up into a full sized business and others are best used as an additional income or perhaps combined with another small business.

The small business idea pages are divided into three sections:

1. 'Foolish' small business ideas

Foolish business ideas which actually made the originators seriously wealthy. Inspirational, actual working ideas which individuals have used to form their own, usually highly successful small business.

These business ideas inspire the thoughts: "If s/he can do it, I can certainly give my idea a good try!"

2. 'Realistic' small business ideas

Realistic business ideas which you could start straight away. These ideas are not necessarily going to end up being at the core of multi-national companies, but, they are great little ideas that are working out there, right now, making good money for people.

These are simple business ideas which lend themselves to being added on to each other or changed around a little to suit your own way of working.

3. 'Quick and Simple' small business ideas

Quick and simple business ideas are great brain food. Often the ideas seem a bit too simple and unlikely to succeed. But.... the aim for these small business ideas is to act as brain stimulation, making you think: "That idea's daft, but if I change it around a little I could..."

I sincerely hope that in all these business ideas, there will be something here to capture your imagination and give you the push to give your own enterprise a good try!

Taking Action

Reading through all of these ideas is great for helping to remove any negative thoughts you might be having, like: "It's hopeless nowadays, everything's already been done."

Please dismiss this idea now, permanently. Did the fact that cars and motor bikes were being produced very successfully in Western countries put the Japanese off building their own cars and bikes? I don't think so.
Just because there are a few restaurants in your area does not mean you could not open up a very successful restaurant in straight competition, and succeed.
A little competition is a good thing. It can even demonstrate that there is a need for that service and should give you the confidence to give it a try.

Another common reaction to reading all of these ideas, is to prompt the reader to increase the skills required to succeed in a small business.

So start reading, start thinking and then take some action. There is no reason on earth why your idea and success story should not appear on this site later on.

Remember - Every company in existence today started off with just 1 person's good business idea, which was followed up by some action!

Here is a little more about The Foolish Origins of the 'foolish' small business ideas. To read more about why I think you should get started with your own small business - try this page Small Business Ideas.

Another 300+ Totally Different Business Ideas!!!
Just in case you are still 'ideas hungry', here are some more - totally different ideas from my UK site.

These 'Small Businesses Ideas' pages have been adapted from S. Goldsmith's course-work with full permissions granted (and paid for!) All of these pages are subject to strict copyright rules. Unless you want to be sued, don't copy any single piece of this material for any reason.

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