Simple business ideas with a quicker and more flexible startup pathway
Consultant - do what you already know to your business idea
Have you gained experience in a certain area over a long period of time? Then you can become a consultant - and turn your expertise into a business idea. Are there already many consultants with your knowledge? No problem - just find an entrance that makes your consulting business unique. Becoming a consultant is for many the gateway and the easiest way to your own business.
Traditional profession with a twist
Think about whether you can do your own thing by adding an extra twist to a traditional profession that you are already a master at. Cycling The plumber is a good example of such a heated business idea. The company combines a traditional profession with an environmentally friendly mode of transport - which also saves time for both their customers and themselves. Something Borrowed also does its own thing, by offering clothing rentals online.
Conduct franchise operations
An easy way to test life as your own. Here you do not have to think about the business idea at all, as there is a clear business model and business idea from the start!
Do something for all parents
This is a group that never stops looking for products and services that make life more fun and easier. Here is a plethora of different approaches, everything from self-designed products to childcare or smart solutions for travel, for example. Maybe there is a way to apply your skill set to this very specific and always booming business area.
Make your hobby your business idea
As a counter-reaction to mass production, we today appreciate handmade things that are home-made and preferably in natural materials. We want locally produced and environmentally friendly. Maybe you can turn something you already do and love into your business idea?
Business ideas for you who want to work from home
Dropshipping - run e-commerce without your own warehouse
If you have an aptitude for online marketing and search engine optimization, but do not dare to build a large stock, dropshipping can be a good option. Dropshipping is a way to get started with your own web shop - without having to invest in stock costs and purchases of goods. The supplier provides it for you!
Do you have specialist knowledge and a pedagogical vein? Then it may be time to sell your knowledge online! Today, there are thousands of opportunities to easily reach out to many with very niche knowledge on different platforms. Web course, Youtube channel or email school are all different examples of how you can reach out with your knowledge to others.
SEO Consultant & Performance Marketing
Today, all companies want to come out on top when their customers Google for services or products that their companies offer. You who have an iron grip on meta descriptions, page titles and keywords can sell your services to companies that need online marketing.
If you are a good app developer, there are two tracks you can choose from when you want to start your own. Either you sell your services to companies that want apps for different purposes. You then work as a consultant and sell your services per hour or per project. Or you can come up with your own app idea that you launch. But the competition for users is fierce so it is important to have a really good idea and to market the app in a good way. The advantage of having your own app is of course that if it is used well, the app can generate passive income - you can receive income long after you have stopped working with it.
Are you a web developer and a fan of Wordpress, for example? Then your business idea can be to create websites for companies. The market here is far from saturated - up to four out of ten small companies do not have a website!
New business ideas in ‘’hot’’ industries
Recycling and upcycling
Recycling and environmental thinking are completely up to date. It is extra popular to recycle and at the same time create something new. Bags of worn jeans, mirror frames from old windows and candle lanterns of jam jars are just a few examples of upcycling.
The health trend is strong and we train like never before. More and more people also want a coach who supports and helps them in their training. Especially in 2020, the trend of digital coaching at a distance has flourished for obvious reasons. If you are an expert in training and what food to eat to perform at the top, it can be your business idea. Many digital PTs sell ready-made diet and exercise schedules and you can also supplement with selling exercise products that you sell online.