10 Businesses You Can Start With Minimum or Zero Investment

Starting with a new business and lack funds? Here are 10 unique venture ideas that need minimal investment to start-up.


Starting businesses is like playing a game of chance between failure and success; which is why most people prefer not to start businesses of their own. Risk averts people especially stay as far as possible because of the amount of seed investments that go into any business. If you feel adventurous yet still lack financial backing, worry not! 

10 businesses that you can start with zero or minimum investments and still reap profits :

  1. Home-Made Tiffin Services

Be it a college student or an office going person, everyone craves for home-made food, especially when they are living alone. This business is literally what you cook at home, just in larger quantities.

 2. Child-care services

 If you are looking for opportunities to earn money and are good with children, starting babysitting or daycare homes at home is yet another easy entrepreneurship model with minimal investment.

  1. Home-baked goodies

Cake businesses and home-baked goods customizable on order have become extremely popular during the pandemic. All you need is an oven and of course baking skills.

  1. Masks at home

The quarantine has opened the market for pretty looking masks stitched at home. Get your creative skills to work and you have a business to run!

  1. E-classes

If you have a flair for teaching, set up a Teams or zoom account and go for online tuition, art or music classes. People are up for learning new things but travelling distances restraints them, going digital will expand your client base.

  1. Home-made gifts and cards

Most people wish to give something personalized to their loved ones on occasions. Turn your art skills to a business model with handmade gifts and cards.

  1. Graphic/Web Designing

With most brands turning digital today, there’s a huge surge in demand for graphic and web designers. Start your own freelancing designing business with a web page for samples to attract clients.

  1. Thrift stores

Thrifting is gaining popularity at a speedy rate, all you need to have is your own page, a good camera and an eye for collecting pieces to sell.

  1. Social Media Managing

Businesses need to create and handle their social media pages. With a small team of 2-3 people, you can set up a social media management firm.

  1. Errand Service

As the name suggests, you just have to run errands for people in need. A convenient solution for most, the idea has a huge potential to expand and scale in future

Smruthi Krishnan
Smruthi Krishnan
Smruthi interviews and writes on inspiring entrepreneurs and the success stories of start-ups. She is currently pursuing Economics major from Delhi University.

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