21+ Baby Boomer Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2021]

21+ Baby Boomer Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2021]

Interested in starting a baby boomer business in 2021?

We put together 21 of the best baby boomer businesses you can start in today.

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples of other baby boomer businesses to help you see what it really takes.

Here's the full list:

1. Start a tech support business ($120K/year)

Daniele Besana from Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands started WP OK over 6 years ago, a tech support business.

  • Revenue: $10,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 5
  • Location: Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands

I've always worked in IT, solving technical problems for small and big companies.

During my 15 years career in network security, I was lucky to help a lot of different types of customers: from small family-owned businesses to multinationals corporations.

It’s all about people. Don't focus on the number of subscribers, followers, opt-in, conversions… when you start is all about building relationships with people.

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Daniele Besana, on starting WP OK ($10,000/month) full story ➜

2. Start a cleaning business ($1.2M/year)

Neel Parekh from Los Angeles, CA, USA started MaidThis Franchise about 8 years ago, a cleaning business.

  • Revenue: $100,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 9
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA

I originally started MaidThis as a side hustle while I was working at a private equity investment firm. Like many people working the corporate grind, I was fascinated by becoming my own boss.

With any first product or service launch, you’re almost guaranteed to get some aspect of it wrong. You might be priced too low, not be addressing the right target market, or have the package all wrong.

I finally stumbled upon The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris, which turns out is basically the Bible for the digital nomad community, and decided I wanted to experience “location freedom”.

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Neel Parekh, on starting MaidThis Franchise ($100,000/month) full story ➜

3. Start a mobile bodycare business ($24K/year)

Jenni Jo from Portland, Oregon, USA started Jenni Jo - Tension Tamer®️ over 2 years ago, a mobile bodycare business.

  • Revenue: $2,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Portland, Oregon, USA

I’ve had the Airstream Dream for about 15 years now. First of all, who doesn’t love the beauty of the shiny silver Airstreams? And to have a business on wheels, well, that’s the cat’s meow! I had gone so far to have owned 2 vintage Airstreams over the last 15 years but for one reason or another, I chickened out and became overwhelmed with the scope of the project and gave it up, selling my trailers.

Even when the ground feels shaky and you doubt and question everything, use that as a signal to go within and get quiet.

Then life happened. I got married, had twins and then got divorced 5 years later and during that time is when my midlife awakening happened. “It’s now or never.” So, the silver lining in my dark chapter in my life gave me the courage to go after my dream. And in my case, it’s a teeny, tiny, silver mobile body care spa. To be honest, the longer I was in the profession the less I enjoyed doing onsite gigs. Hauling equipment around is cumbersome and tiring. I bring ALL the gear. Towel warmer, body cushions, table warmer, lighting, music, aromatherapy. It’s not just a massage, but an experience.

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Jenni Jo, on starting Jenni Jo - Tension Tamer®️ ($2,000/month) full story ➜

4. Become an online dating consultant ($62.4K/year)

Shane White from Austin, Texas, USA started The Match Artist over 3 years ago, a online dating consultant.

  • Revenue: $5,200/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Austin, Texas, USA

I have always been an entrepreneur. When I was in high school, I wanted to start my own business, so I took to one thing that I knew how to do- mow lawns.

Afterward, while I was in college, I started a mobile DJ business, which was a great way to earn some extra cash in college. After graduating from NDSU with a degree in Computer Science, I took a full-time job working as a software developer. While working as a developer, I really wanted to start a SaaS Company, which translates to “Software as a Service”, so I did just that. I created Midwest Streams - Simple Funeral Webcasting, which helps funeral directors webcast their funerals.

I ended up spending too many hours working on Midwest Streams while I was at my software developer job, so my employer fired me. (If you are reading this, I really am sorry!) This happened in February of 2014, and Midwest Streams was only making $400 a month. I decided not to go back to work and try my hardest to grow my company. I had some savings, but burnt through it pretty quick, as it’s really hard to survive with only $400 a month.

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Shane White, on starting The Match Artist ($5,200/month) full story ➜

5. Start an in-home senior care service ($3M/year)

Gareth Mahon from Perth WA, Australia started The CareSide almost 4 years ago, a in-home senior care service.

  • Revenue: $250,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 20
  • Location: Perth WA, Australia

After reading The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss, I was inspired to create a business that could be run from anywhere in the world and utilize the best of international resources, all through the magic of the cloud. The home care services industry was going through major regulatory changes around 2016 in Australia. Opportunities were opening up and I wanted a slice of the action.

We take a data-driven approach to our sales on marketing. If a channel isn’t generating leads and new customers at a profitable rate, then I will stop investing in it.

I previously had senior management roles in several large organizations including ANZ Bank and KPMG. Although I was compensated well and had a lot of responsibility, these jobs required me to work long hours. I also had to travel frequently to meet with clients. Starting my own company has provided me with greater flexibility. I'm in control of my schedule. If I want to take a day off or go travel with my partner for a week, I can do that. Ultimately, it was a book that motivated me to pursue this new lifestyle by starting my own business.

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Gareth Mahon, on starting The CareSide ($250,000/month) full story ➜

6. Start a taxi cab business

Examples of a successful taxi cab business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a taxi cab business:

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7. Start a computer training camp business

Examples of a successful computer training camp business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a computer training camp business:

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8. Become a bed and breakfast owner

Examples of a successful bed and breakfast owner:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a bed and breakfast owner:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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9. Start a magazine publishing business on amazon kindle store

Examples of a successful magazine publishing business on amazon kindle store:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a magazine publishing business on amazon kindle store:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a magazine publishing business on amazon kindle store ➜

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10. Start a fitness center business

Examples of a successful fitness center business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a fitness center business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a fitness center business ➜

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11. Start an investment advisory business

Examples of a successful investment advisory business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a investment advisory business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an investment advisory business ➜

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12. Start a restaurant

Examples of a successful restaurant:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a restaurant:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a restaurant ➜

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13. Start a testing and educational support business

Examples of a successful testing and educational support business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a testing and educational support business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a testing and educational support business ➜

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14. Start a yard maintenance company

Examples of a successful yard maintenance company:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a yard maintenance company:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a yard maintenance company ➜

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15. Start an adult day care business

Examples of a successful adult day care business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a adult day care business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an adult day care business ➜

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16. Start an errand service

Examples of a successful errand service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a errand service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an errand service ➜

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17. Start a gardening business

Examples of a successful gardening business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a gardening business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a gardening business ➜

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18. Start a home healthcare service business

Examples of a successful home healthcare service business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a home healthcare service business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a home healthcare service business ➜

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19. Start a green financial planning business

Examples of a successful green financial planning business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a green financial planning business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a green financial planning business ➜

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20. Start a transportation service ($36K/year)

Examples of a successful transportation service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a transportation service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a transportation service ➜

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21. Start a remodelling business

Examples of a successful remodelling business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a remodelling business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a remodelling business ➜

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Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story

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