Want to start your own business, but still struggling with a good idea? I’ve compiled 5 simple business ideas that you could get started on straight away.
Each of these ideas is something I’ve popped on a list to consider, or I’ve heard about being a success from others.
Here are my 5 simple business ideas to start tomorrow:
In my local town, there are ghost walks and history tours. I thought a gin tour would be a fab little one to add to the mix. There are plenty of distillery visits on offer, but I didn’t notice any specific tours (although I’m sure some of you will have been on something of this type!).
Speak to some local hostelries and see who would be up for a visit from a group of gin enthusiasts. (That would at least cover off the licensing laws).
If you wish to investigate getting licensed yourself so you could serve up the gins in different locations, speak to your local authority and see what’s involved.
Learn the history of gin (mother’s ruin?), brush up on your gin facts and intersperse these throughout your tour.
Discover what’s produced locally and showcase some local gins, and well as some of your favourites or some wacky new flavour combos.
Wander around with your group, drinking the odd gin, and having some fun!
You may need to stick to tonics if it takes off, as I wouldn’t recommend several gins a day as a healthy option, hic!
Treasure Hunts in your local town
These are already in existence, but you could add in your own twists.
What are your favourite spots in town?
What historic landmarks can you incorporate?
Are there some fascinating history or legends to weave into the game?
Why not make it child or family-friendly?
Sell packs online or deliver hunts in person.
Have package options – a short one, a medium one, and a more challenging one. You can charge accordingly. You could add food or drink options and picnics into the mix to maximise your profits or collaborate with other local establishments in your town. People love a package.
So many people need help and support for those odd jobs, running errands, picking up stuff, a bit of good company, and generally you being their handy pandy.
Print some leaflets, pop them through doors, ask friends to tell friends about your services. Do the best you can for each client and watch the word-of-mouth recommendations flow in.
I bet you will be too busy before too long.
You might need to learn quite quickly when to say no.
Book a market stall
Sell something you’ve made.
If it’s food-related, you will need to register with your local authority and get a number to trade legally. Don’t forget your basics like food hygiene, insurance, etc.
If it’s craft-related and sales are going well, why not consider setting up some workshops teaching others how to do what you do?
Or simply buy stuff and sell it online (Esty, Not on the High Street, eBay etc) or on your market stall.
It can just be a hobby, something you do for fun that earns a few pennies on the side.
It might just turn into something else.
Run chocolate workshops
I had to include this one as I have a business opportunity where you can do exactly what I do where you live.
I’ve created a huge manual of procedures (you don’t have to remember everything). There is a comprehensive training course that includes how to work with chocolate and all the business elements too. Finally, there is ongoing support and encouragement on hand while you navigate your launch and beyond.
It’s a business in a chocolate box – who wouldn’t want to work with chocolate?
If this has made you think I want to do one of the above, but you don’t quite trust yourself to make it happen, I can hold your hand, badger you, convince you when you wobble and generally be a good thorn in your side to get your idea off the ground. Check out my New Dawn programme and see it if might suit you.