40 Small Business Ideas Under $500

40 small business ideas, under $500

Starting a business but short of ideas? Try one of the following 40 small business ideas, both can be done on part time or full time basis.

Best of all, you can spend not more than $500 (your own currency, regardless of which country) to start with (some virtually come without any cost):

1. Flea market

2. Tour guide

3. Photography

4. Musician/singing/club band

5. Painting

6. Gardening/lawn care

7. Baking/cooking

8. Knitting/alteration

9. Personal shopping

10. Food delivery

11. Real estate agent

12. Conducting seminars

12. Carpet/upholstery cleaning

13. Restaurant/fast food/stall

14. Accounting/book keeping/secretarial service

15. Seminar/workshop organizer/presenter

16. Teaching/private tutoring

17. Event management

18. Wedding services

19. Web/graphic design/illustrator/interior designer

20. Webmaster/SEO consultant

21. Writer/editing/blogging

22. Financial planner

23. Travel agency

24. Catering service

25. Home based child care center/babysitting

26. Multilevel/direct selling

27. Translation service

28. Advertising agency

29. PC/computer maintenance service

30. SME/small business consultant

31. Mobile car wash

32. Office cleaning service

33. Piano/guitar/music instructor

34. eBay (or other auction sites) seller

35. Hotel booking service

36. Book binding

37. Handicrafts/jewelry/personal accessories

38. Business plan writer

39. Hamper packaging service

40. Internet business/marketing/entrepreneur