10 Business Ideas for the Budget-Minded Owner

Starting a business doesn't have to require a large investment. In fact, there are many types of small businesses that are not only relatively inexpensive to start, but also have the potential to produce significant profits.

Here is a collection of 10 low-cost small business ideas that won't exhaust your savings, and can get you on the road to successful small business ownership.

Business Consulting

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If you have expertise when it comes to starting and growing a business -- paired with a desire to help your fellow business owners -- a consultant business could be the perfect business idea for you. Here is a look at the pros and cons, as well as resources to help you get started. More

Construction Cleanup

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While it may be dirty work, if you're physically fit and ready to tackle the mess, a construction cleanup business that removes all traces of work done in a building could be a great business idea for you to explore. Find out if you have what it takes to start a construction cleanup business. More


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Starting a business as a handyman can provide you with a great business opportunity and a chance to help struggling homeowners finally get their homes in order. Learn how you can use your do-it-yourself nature to start a handyman business. More

Image Consulting

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If you are fashion-savvy, an excellent communicator, and a people-person, a small business as an image consultant might be a great business for you. Discover the pros and cons of starting an image consulting business. More


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Interior house painting requires precision, practice and patience. If you enjoy painting and can do it well, you are in a great position to start a painting business that has the potential to be very profitable. More

Party Planning

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Do you love to throw parties, and especially enjoy the planning and preparation that takes place before the big event? If so, a small business as a party planner could be the perfect combination of your passion and a lucrative business. More

Personal Concierge

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Starting a personal concierge business can be a great business idea for anyone who enjoys assisting others, has a flexible schedule, and thrives on variety. Here is a look at the pros and cons, and resources for more information. More

Project Management

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A good project manager is highly organized and has an exceptional ability to follow through. If you are considering starting a project management business, here is a look at the pros, cons and where you can get more information on how to get started. More

Translation Services

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If you are fluent in more than one language and can efficiently translate from one language to another, a small business providing translation services could be the perfect small business for you. More

Virtual Call Center

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If you are reliable and have a highly professional telephone voice, a virtual call center business is a business idea you may want to explore. Here is more information to help you decide if this is the business for you. More