You’re probably thinking of starting a business, but have decided to hold on a while to get enough cash before even thinking of a business idea.
We have good news for you! Whether you’re well-loaded with cash or not, you can totally begin a business. There are tons of businesses you can go into with little or no cash, and we’ve compiled a few of such for you.
Just go through, choose a business that you think you’ll work well with and begin your business empire.
You can consult on basically anything and everything. Consulting doesn’t require any capital to kick-off. All you have to do is, think of a special skill or knowledge that you have and begin to make reasonable income from it.
Consulting can range from marriage counseling, to legal consulting, educational consulting, media consulting, real estate consulting and more.
Real Estate Agency
You do not require capital or professional qualification to find properties for prospective clients. To be successful in kicking-off your real estate agency, join groups in the real estate niche, get briefs form family and friends, and have the right information.
Then, advertise that you have listings available for houses, apartments, flats, rooms or offices. You can either charge a one-time fee for finding accommodations or work on a commission.
Everyone has dirty clothes for laundry and ironing, but many working class and career individuals do not have the time to tend to their laundry themselves because of the busy schedule of work or business.
You can make money here by doing a professional laundry service, especially in areas where power supply is erratic. For efficiency, you can hire a few people to join in the laundry business.
A number of small businesses do not have web presence. You can propose an interactive website to small businesses at a cheap rate and start building your client lists from there.
Website development requires little or no capital to start. To begin, you’ll need to have the skills and experience. There are a number of free courses online where you can learn a lot about website development.
If you are one that naturally loves kids around, then you’ll find a day care business really appealing. There are working mothers who continue to seek a home-environment where their kids can be cared for while they are at work.
If you have an extra room in your house, then you can make good use of it. Talk to friends in the neighbourhood who might need child care services, with a simple handbills and short message advert you can get your business running and end up having a school of your own.
The business of graphic design is growing rapidly, especially with the digital age and more people embracing the internet. People now pay attention to visually appealing graphics. You can design graphics to be used in various media, including – fliers, newsletters, magazines, information sheets, letters and advertisements.
Websites and online advertising need graphic design services as well. Even if your expertise is only in design, offer the works for potential clients, friends, and small businesses. So many software abound in the market to help you through.
If you’re computer literate with basic knowledge of simple computer applications like MS Suites, then you can kick-start your own computer training centre. It will amaze you there are still thousands of Nigerians who are computer illiterates.
In addition to teaching people how to use the computer, you can offer training on how to use the internet. Make the training as much fun as possible; people do not want to know all the details about what makes a computer work. When you take it bit by bit, they will stick to their paper and pencil forever. You can start this venture with a few fairly used computers, and then expand as you grow and make money from registration fees. Also, talk to people in your neighbourhood by printing an advert for the training you want to offer.
Weddings take place every weekend, and wedding planners in Nigeria are smiling to the bank. To get into this business, you will need to be up-to-date on wedding trends and fads, dress styles, colour trends and a whole lot. Offer your customers an ala carte menu of services, from helping pick flowers, the wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses to picking the venue and hiring the caterer.
Before you open your business, shop at all the wedding shops, and even pretend you are a bride-to-be to see what kind of service the wedding gown shop provides and how they treat potential customers. You need to know every detail of the business to give the accurate impression that you are the go-to person for anyone planning a wedding.
We bet you’re raring to go start that business! Tell us about it in the comments!