101 New Ideas to Inspire You to Start a Business

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Coming up with a business idea is the first step in . But how do you come up with a business idea that is right for you? 

If you are looking for a small business idea (or even a ) to kickstart your path to entrepreneurship, you are in the right place. This list of 101 small business ideas includes everything from personal services, to retail opportunities, to environmental services, to pet-related ideas, to technology businesses.

Use this list to identify the business idea that is perfect for your situation.

  1. Antique Furniture Sales
  2. App Developer
  3. Appliance Repair Technician
  4. Basement Remodeler
  5. Candle Maker
  6. Candy Maker
  7. Carpenter
  8. Catering Service
  9. Childproofing Expert
  10. Customer Service Professional
  11. Desktop Publishing
  12. Direct Mail Marketing Service
  13. Disaster Planning and Prevention Service
  14. Doula
  15. eBay Seller
  16. Florist
  17. Furniture Mover
  18. Genealogist
  19. Grant Writer
  20. Gutter Cleaner
  21. Hair Salon Owner
  22. Hauling Services
  23. Holiday Decorator
  24. Home Stager
  25. Home Theater Designer
  1. Ice Cream Shop Business
  2. Interior Designer
  3. Jewelry Maker
  4. Laundry Service
  5. Locksmith
  6. Marketing Copywriter
  7. Massage Therapist
  8. Motivational Speaker
  9. Nutritionist
  1. Personal Chef
  2. Personal Trainer
  3. Pest Control Professional
  4. Photo Restoration Service
  5. Photographer
  6. Pizza Parlor
  7. Pool Cleaning and Maintenance Provider
  8. Professional Organizer
  9. Public Relations Agency
  10. Resume Writer
  11. Sales Consultant
  12. Scrapbooker for Hire
  13. Senior Care Provider
  14. Snow and Ice Removal Service
  15. Soap Maker
  16. Speech Writer
  17. Tax Accountant
  18. Tree Farmer
  19. Voice-Over Professional
  20. Wedding Planner
  21. Yoga Instructor

Now that you have a few business ideas in mind, you've completed the first step of starting a business: you're inspired! It's time to take the next step, and that made it to the top of your list. Doing this research at the beginning of the process is vital to avoid wasting time and money on a business idea that flops.

Once you have confirmed there is a market for your business idea, follow along with this to work on each of the remaining steps in the small business startup process, and you'll be on your way to starting a new business in no time.