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Small Business Ideas That Could Be the Perfect Fit

Web.com Team
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You’re ready to take your life and career in a new direction. For the longest time, you’ve dreamed of making your work really matter, by starting a business and becoming your own boss. You know it’s time to follow your passion. What’s next?

You have the drive and determination. Now it’s time to find what businesses align with your skills and vision. From starting a website to providing marketing ideas for small business owners, Web.com has gained valuable insights from over two decades of working with small business owners. It all begins with an idea.
 

Trying New Business Ideas On for Size

Sometimes Inspiration Comes From Within

As you explore the possibilities for your new business, the best place to start is with yourself. What are your skills? What are you great at? What do you love doing every day? Answering these questions gives you a head start on finding the right fit.

The challenge is figuring out how to establish a business that fulfills a need in the marketplace, is financially stable and, most importantly, will make you happy. Here are a few ideas to get you started. 

Ideas for Starting a New Business

1. Social Media Specialist

How important is social media to small businesses? Sites like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter that help friends and family stay connected are now important business channels. Many companies are overwhelmed trying to create impactful posts on a daily or weekly basis. If you have writing, photo selection and content planning skills, social media could be the right business for you.

2. Professional Organizer

Are you neat and tidy? Do you believe everything has its place? Do you strive to get the most from every minute of the day? If so, you may be successful as a professional organizer. From designing home closets to planning daily schedules to arranging cross-country moves, there is a big demand for talented professionals who can help people stay efficient and organized. 

3. Personal Shopper

Some people just naturally have impeccable taste, especially when it comes to clothing and home decor. This is typically a trait of personal shoppers who make purchases for others. Personal shopping is a good fit for someone who enjoys working with people, has an eye for fashion and can buy items that complement a client’s sense of style. Department stores and boutiques often employ personal shoppers on a contract basis. 

4. Photographer

Are you the family photographer on vacation? Do you keep a camera with you almost everywhere you go? If so, a photography business could be right for you. Specialize in a specific area like home interiors, landscapes and architecture, sports or pets to stand out. Start by shooting with friends and family and build a portfolio. You don’t need expensive equipment; a good eye will set you apart.

5. Event Planner

From arranging wedding ceremonies and receptions to organizing corporate gatherings, good event planners are in demand. You’ll want to pick a specialty to narrow your focus and you should be a natural organizer able to juggle multiple aspects of a project simultaneously. You may work some weekends but you’ll have the satisfaction of completing a project from start to finish.

6. Bed and Breakfast

There are over 17,000 bed and breakfasts in the U.S. catering to travelers who enjoy cozy rooms and homestyle breakfasts over a hotel experience. In this business, you should be a “people person”, have plenty of extra bedrooms on your property and access to a good cook. Not all B&Bs are created equal – although your home doesn’t have to be historic or near a sought-after destination, both of these attributes are a plus. 

7. Food Truck

Food trucks seem to be on every corner nowadays but you can still cook up success. Start by finding a niche – what type of food will you be recognized for? A colorful, well-equipped truck supported by a catchy brand name will also get you noticed. Of course, a talent for cooking and food preparation is critical. And like real estate, it’s about location, location, location – go to your customers and make it easy for them to find you. 

8. Pet Grooming

Like food truck vendors, many pet groomers are going directly to their customers with mobile units. You should have a love for animals and a talent for keeping them happy and looking their best. Family pets could be your first customers and if you have prior experience in this field you’ll be a step ahead. With nearly 90 million dogs in the U.S., you have a good chance of finding clients.
 

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We’ll help you get your business up and running.

Creating your own business is easier than ever and some of the most successful companies have started with just a laptop and a dream. 

Once you have an idea for your company, you may be wondering, “What’s involved in marketing my small business?” From developing a website to devising social media strategies, Web.com partners with small businesses every day to help them effectively and affordably reach customers through online marketing. 

You have the drive, we have the resources. Let’s work together to help you be your own boss. 
 

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