Are you making these items, or reselling them? Do you sell these items already and are just looking to expand your current business? Perhaps the best way to solve this problem is to think about what the potential consumer would like most. Try picking specific places where you would like to sell and ask the manager/owner first if they would let you sell there and then if they would allow you to survey some of their clients. Watch the people that go by. Ask them some questions, like what types of items would they be interested in purchasing if they could buy something right there. This would give you a starting point- maybe you'll learn of some great, gaping need that's just waiting to be filled!
Small Business Ideas From Home
Here is a nice chance for all the housewives, teenagers or anybody who wants to make good use of their time and for making profits just by sitting at home and working a little hard.
Having a boutique is a great idea, as this will while your time and help you make profits. You can start off with buying clothes at a wholesale price and sell them off at your 'own reasonable' prices.
Bake and Sell
If you are really good at baking, then you can try your hand at this. Don't get into complicated baking like cakes and pastries, but you can try out muffins. Bake some muffins, chocolate-chip muffins, blueberry muffins, walnut muffins etc. and sell them. Further, if this is one of the small business ideas that is working out for you, you can improvise on baking more and be well-known for their delicious taste.
I'm sure you have a nice big bundle of newspapers lying either in your garage or in your store room. Make paper bags out of the old newspapers and sell them to any grocery store, food malls, your relatives, neighbors etc. Make these papers bags in various sizes so there is a variety to show and sell them to your customers. Write some Eco-friendly quotes and paste them on the front side of the bag. This will help stop the use of plastic bags and you can earn your profits by doing a really 'good n green' act.
Candles are something that everyone loves to spend on. Indulge yourself in candle making, and make different types of beautiful candles and sell them. You can further specialize in making scented candles which most of them prefer gifting.
If you are aware of certain ways of keeping a garden clean, neat and tidy, make a business out of it. Water the plants of your neighborhoods, your grandparents or anybody from your area and let them pay for the wonderful job you are doing. You can also help them by weeding, removing yellow leaves, in other words small things that won't require much labor.
If you have an outhouse or some area in your garden where you can set up tables and make a small bar, you could make use of it by turning that small place into a coffee bar. No need of serving a large coffee menu. But just two or three varieties will fetch you a handsome amount.
Small Business Ideas For College Students
Now-a-days college students search for jobs to declare their independence. Here are some small business ideas for college students too.
Are You Drunk?
Well, I know that you are awestruck. What I am trying to say is you can help those who are actually drunk. Okay! What you have to do is, pick up and drop people who are drunk in parties, or even your friends, or anyone else, safely to their houses. This will be like a cab for drunkards to reach home safely. The marketing thing has to be done by you, so see how you go about it. Doing this is going to fetch you a good amount of money and respect too, and will also stop those drunk and driven accidents!
Make a list of people in your area, or your friends, relatives, or anybody, who are reluctant to wake up early, or just cannot wake up after convincing themselves to wake up early the night before. What you can do is, wake them up, and get paid for doing this! Early morning make calls to them or go to their homes banging doors and wake them up.
Fresh, But Not Free Lemonade!
Girls, this might be a really good idea for you. Soccer practice= guys!, yeah, have a lemonade stall around a soccer practice ground and quench their thrust by serving chilled sweet 'n' sour lemonade. I guess you'll earn a lot of profit here.
This can be a small business idea for students who might have plenty of time after their college. Arrange parties for children on their birthdays. You can make hand bills and distribute them to people, through newspapers, or even at some kindergarten school to fetch you some more clients. It is great managing such parties, and the children will love it too.
Be a tutor for kids in your area or even in your school, taking tuition is a great idea but keep one thing in mind that you will need to focus on their studies seriously. This will also help you to earn a handsome amount.
Make handmade calenders, planners, small 'things to do' diaries, wall hanging for writing notes etc. These things will help flaunt your creative ideas. You can convert your hobbies into skills in this way.
Sell Your Talent!
If are good at playing piano, the guitar, violin, or any other instrument. You can play it at any restaurants, bars, etc. and entertain people out there. You never know what it might bring to you. Here you earn too and you have a chance of practicing your notes too.
I agree with doing a trial. It's always good to diversify as market people are whimsical and impulsive. Make sure you have a card you give to people who purchase so they can contact you if they want more outside of the markets as well as purchase from your website. In this way you will build a database of customers so if you don't show to the market or they move out of town you still have a business.