Small Business Ideas 2014
2014 is going to be a great year for new entrepreneurs. There are more avenues than ever for new small business owners to advertise and sell their products and services, and the only difficulty in putting together a list of the best small business ideas 2014 has to offer is narrowing it down to a reasonable length. That being said, the following list is certainly not all-inclusive; there are many other very good ideas that could not be added here. However, the following small business ideas for 2014 can serve as a good starting point for further research.
Before getting into some of the top picks for the coming year, here are a few reminders of things to consider when choosing a business to start in 2014.
1. Try to choose something you enjoy and are good at doing whenever possible
2. Be realistic about your startup budget and financing options
3. Consider your time-budget and how time demanding the business idea would be
4. Learn as much as you possibly can about your desired business before fully committing to it
So, without further ado, here are just a very few of the best small business ideas for 2014:
Those with a tech background might find this business both rewarding and quite profitable. Creating specialized computer and smartphone apps is still a relatively newer business and there is not a whole lot of competition yet. Small business owners can market this service to businesses as a way to help their operations run smoother and more efficiently, or create apps for a wider general audience.
Home or Office Cleaning Service
Keeping things clean is often seen as tedious work and most people, given the chance, would rather have someone else take care of it. For businesses and busy individuals, hiring a cleaning service is seen as a good investment as it frees them up to focus on their other responsibilities. Offering cleaning services is one of the best small business ideas for 2014 because the start up costs are usually quite low – you will only need to purchase whatever cleaning items you will use and invest in advertising your services. There are also some very good cleaning service packages which come with equipment, training and marketing materials.
You don’t need to think of tutoring in the strictly traditional sense - usually teaching children to help them get caught up or ahead of their studies. This is still a good business; however, people are seeking tutors or coaches for many other areas, as well. If you are knowledgeable or skilled in any subject and have a knack for teaching, there are people who will willingly hire you to do so. You can offer classes in clients’ homes, your own home, or set up an office or online system for remote learning.
No list of top business ideas for 2014 would be complete without mentioning a web-based opportunity. While there are countless great online businesses to start, one that has been and will continue to be one of the best is online marketing. Online marketers can choose to promote any online or offline service or product. They can market their own products, an affiliate’s products, or offer their marketing skills to other businesses - many online marketers do all three! The point is, no matter what you are selling, or who you are selling for, online marketing is one of the best ways to do it.
These are just a few of the great small business ideas for 2014. Researching these possibilities can give new entrepreneurs a good starting point when looking for the best business for their goals and needs.