While the options for small business ownership can seem endless, what defines a “good” idea largely depends on the personality and interests of the entrepreneur. Here are 7 of the best small business ideas of 2017.
1 – Accounting & Bookkeeping. Are you a licensed CPA or just really good at Quickbooks? Other entrepreneurs would pay for you to help keep their personal and small business finances in order. As a bookkeeper, you would process invoices, manage payroll functions, and more (according to the needs of the business.)
If you have the skillset to be a successful bookkeeper, you could potentially take on additional clients and turn this hobby into a thriving small business.
2 – Consulting. If you’ve been in a particular business sector for a large part of your professional life, certain businesses might value your knowledge and experience in your particular industry. As an independent consultant, you can get paid to speak at conferences, events, or even serve on the board of advisors for a business. Whatever your expertise, having your very own consulting firm is a great way to make money while working on your own terms.
3 – Website Development and Design. In this day and age, almost every business requires a comprehensive website to be successful. If you have coding knowledge, there are endless opportunities for you to open your own web development business.
4 – Event Planning. Corporate events, weddings and fundraisers – all of which require an individual with an eye for design, logistics, and the coordination to organize a major event. An event planning business is the perfect small business for the person who loves every detail of management and coordination.
5 – Landscape Services. Do you have a green thumb? Do you love being outdoors? You can apply these skills to developing your own landscaping service. This would typically require lawn mowing, gardening, planting flowers and even designing intricate landscape plans for large homes, corporations, and complexes.
6 – Bed & Breakfast. Does your home have a guest house, separate suite or even a spare bedroom? Are you a good cook who also enjoys entertaining guests? If so, you might find yourself in the perfect situation to open your own Bed & Breakfast. Accommodation platforms like AirBnB have made it easy for newcomers to break into the B&B market, with little to no website development and maintenance needed.
7 – Housecleaning. If you’re willing to get your hands dirty, managing your own housecleaning business can be an easy way to become your own boss. With the exception of minimal overhead (equipment, uniforms, wages for additional staff), a cleaning business is a reasonably low-cost start up enterprise.
Whether you’re looking to start a business, or maintain and grow your current business, SeaComm has cost-effective financing options designed to fit your needs and lead you to a bright future as your own boss.
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