55 Catering Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2022]

55 Catering Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2022]

Interested in starting a catering business in 2022?

We put together 55 of the best catering businesses you can start in today.

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

Here's the full list:

1. Start a cooking class business ($1.2M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$100,000/month
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 5 hours/week
Skills
Interests

Monika Reti from many, USA started Hipcooks over 8 years ago, a cooking class business.

  • Revenue: $100,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 8
  • Location: many, USA

Case Study

In true Hipcooks fashion: I’m not a culinary school graduate — I’m a hack! Here’s my story:

I’m first-generation American (Mom is from Germany and Dad from Argentina). My parents were young foreign students in the US and their friends were the other international students: I was a kid surrounded by people from different nationalities, like Spain, Russia, France, and the UK. I was a child foodie and loved to experience culture through food.

I caught the travel bug early, living in Argentina (studying economics in college), traveling through Europe, and moved to England for graduate school (I have a Master’s in Economics from LSE.) While in school, I cooked my way through a series of London restaurants in the gastro-boom of the ’90s, just for fun. My first job was on the West Coast, as an econometrician at the RAND Corporation.

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2. Start a healthy drink business ($3.6M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$500 — $900,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$275,333
Skills
Business model

Deepak agarwal from New Delhi, Delhi, India started Auric over 4 years ago, a healthy drink business.

  • Revenue: $300,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 9
  • Location: New Delhi, Delhi, India

Case Study

The inflection point for me had its origins in both professional and personal life.

Most of my time at Unilever was spent with categories such as Haircare and Skincare. Customers buy brands in these categories for benefits like anti-dandruff. Surprisingly, the same customer ends up making purchases in foods due to taste & refreshment alone. Shouldn’t we be carrying more about the benefits of products that go in our bodies as compared to what goes over our bodies?

The second insight came from my personal life. A backbone fracture led me to three years of Physiotherapy which did not help. I turned towards Yoga and five years later, I came out not only a fitter person but also a changed being. That’s when I started learning and practicing Ayurveda.

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3. Start a coffee cafe business ($156K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$13,000/month
Skills

Nikki Bravo from Chicago started Momentum Coffee and Coworking about 2 years ago, a coffee cafe business.

  • Revenue: $13,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 4
  • Location: Chicago

Case Study

Tracy Powell is a Technology Entrepreneur, Real Estate Developer, and Investor. He invested the first part of his business career in investments working for firms such as Merrill Lynch and First National Bank of Chicago and American Express. As a real estate developer and investor with over 28 years of experience, he specialized in urban real estate development. developing 100’s of units of affordable, market-rate, and elderly housing.

The future of your business relies on what you do today. So be at your best, don't dwell on how difficult the past was, bring the lessons that you learn each day as you walk towards your goal.

Tracy is also the founder of Blue Venture Partners a Software Development and IT consulting firm, and Blue Fund Rewards which is a crowdfunding platform that focuses on raising capital for startup businesses and organizations. He is the President of Ignite Technology and Innovation, a not for profit that focuses on creating technology co-working spaces and programming in under-resourced communities throughout the country.

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4. Become a chocolate maker ($144K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$12,000 — $4,500,000/month
Skills

Sarah Gross Feoli from New York, USA started Rescue Chocolate over 12 years ago, a chocolate maker.

  • Revenue: $12,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: New York, USA

Case Study

I’ve always been interested in animal welfare, and grew up with at least one or two dogs in the house at all times. During middle school and high school, I volunteered at my local animal shelter in Shreveport, Louisiana. I also became a vegetarian and then a vegan during those years. (I chose the vegan lifestyle primarily out of compassion for animals. Later I learned that it is also beneficial to the environment and one’s health as well.)

My love for chocolate didn’t happen until my mid 20s, after I had moved to New York. I enjoyed visiting the artisan chocolatiers in the city and sampling exotic varieties. For a short time, I worked at a raw vegan chocolate factory in Queens where I developed a best-selling flavor.

Then I adopted a homeless pit bull.

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5. ($18M/year)

Jeffrey Mora from Los Angeles, California, USA started Food Fleet over 10 years ago, a business.

  • Revenue: $1,500,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 6
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

Case Study

We started the food truck business in 2012.

We kept finding it very difficult to find locations to operate. We had a booker that we used to find our locations but fell short and we let her go. I took over our booking and found that most people did not want to book just one truck, not only that they were upset that most of the time the trucks didn’t show up or were late.

We learned the real need was not only helping the trucks but providing a turnkey service for the corporations. This was a game-changer for us, we were really struggling financially.

6. Start a mobile catering ($360K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$30,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$50,000
Skills
Business model

Corbin O'Reilly from San Diego started Tap Truck USA over 5 years ago, a mobile catering.

  • Revenue: $30,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 8
  • Location: San Diego

Case Study

Initially, the business idea was just that. We researched some other mobile bars but wanted to fine-tune something that spoke more of the character of Taylor and me. Taylor has always been a craft beer enthusiast. My family history actually owned a dealership for about 70 years, so love for classic cars was in my veins.

Taylor and I did the bodywork on our first truck ourselves. We enjoyed sanding it all day and listening to Drake and Future Songs. So the 1952 Chevrolet panel truck was named Bae. She has been to the Hollywood sign, to Palm Springs, and over San Diego and orange county. We learned a lot from this first truck build, what to do, and probably more importantly as an entrepreneur what not to do.

Our validation really came in launching the truck with the feedback we would get. If you are a fan of vintage Americana, Craft brews, or classic cars then you are a fan of Tap Truck. Seeing people's eyes light up at the sight of Bae was a huge relief that we might be onto something. Still, a favorite of mine is when you hit a certain part in the reception where all the groomsmen want to see under the hood!

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7. Start a food blog ($420K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$5,000 — $35,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$3,787
Time To Revenue
270 days
Skills
Business model

Mason Woodruff from Austin, Texas, USA started Kinda Healthy Recipes over 5 years ago, a food blog.

  • Revenue: $35,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Austin, Texas, USA

Case Study

I started the blog in 2014 while wrapping up a degree in nutrition. Instead of pursuing a postgraduate dietetic internship to become a Registered Dietitian, I started a personal training business. The blog was a side project and portfolio for freelance writing until 2017 when I decided to take the leap and work on it full time.

Perfect is the enemy of good. If I’d waited for perfection to start, I’d still be waiting.

While the blog was only making a few hundred dollars per month at that point, I’d read a ton of success stories and saw huge potential in blogging. So I quit everything else, cashed in enough savings to give myself a 6-month runway, and started publishing as much content as possible.

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8. Start a consulting business ($2.4M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$100 — $1,666,667/month
Average Initial Investment
$5,353
Skills

Michael Zipursky from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada started Consulting Success about 13 years ago, a consulting business.

  • Revenue: $200,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 3
  • Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Case Study

My cousin Sam and I had run and sold several businesses before starting Consulting Success®, working with clients like Panasonic, Dow Jones, The Financial Times, Royal Bank, and more. We were at a good place with our consulting businesses. However, we wanted to build a business that allowed us to work from anywhere — one that gave us the freedom to travel the world and spend more time with our families.

We started Consulting Success® 11 years ago without a monetization plan, simply sharing what had worked (and didn’t work) for us in our prior consulting businesses. We wrote a lot of content about consulting: how to win clients, how to price your services, how to converse with your clients, etc. Our goal was to help up and coming consultants implement the best practices that worked for us.

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9. Start a food delivery business ($300K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$4,000 — $500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$6,000
Skills

Marcia Wiggins from South Portland, Maine, USA started Cape Whoopies over 9 years ago, a food delivery business.

  • Revenue: $25,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 4
  • Location: South Portland, Maine, USA

Case Study

Before Cape Whoopies was conceived, I was enjoying being the mom of two kids in high school, the wife to an airline pilot, and an aerobics teacher at my local gym.

When my kids had gone off to college and my husband was in the air, I had much time on my hands. There was only so much time you could spend at the gym, so with the newfound extra time I splurged in one of the things I always loved doing: making delicious baked things for friends.

My husband and I spend time a local restaurant as a hangout when he was home, so we would go to DiMillos and take our server friends whoopie pies. Why whoopie pies? I had tasted the Maine creation and thought, "good idea, not great execution".

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10. Start a candy making business

How Much Can You Make?
Time To Revenue
270 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Examples of a successful candy making business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a candy making business ➜

David Greenfeld started Dream Pops, a ice cream product, almost 6 years ago:

Case Study

My name is David Greenfeld and I’m the CEO and Cofounder of Dream Pops.

We plan on launching our DTC e-commerce site on May 10th 2018. Five years ago, perishable and frozen online was impossible. With innovation in logistics and shipping, we now believe the DTC frozen channel is ripe for disruption.

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David Greenfeld, on starting Dream Pops ($0/month) full story ➜

11. Start a backpacking meals business

Examples of a successful backpacking meals business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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Christopher Cage started Greenbelly Meals, a backpacking meals business, over 7 years ago:

Case Study

I grew up hiking and backpacking as a Boy Scout in Georgia. We spent a lot of time on trails in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, specifically along the Appalachian Trail. I learned about this 2,200-mile long trail that takes 6 months to complete at an early age and knew I wanted to do it.

Fast forward a few years. I’ve graduated from college and am working as an accountant. I realized the window of opportunity for travel and adventure was closing. I decided to quit my job and actually hike the Appalachian Trail. It took months to plan gear and logistics as well as save up enough money.

While hiking up and down mountains all day every day for months, I was burning a lot of calories (up to 5,000 a day). Also, I was carrying everything I needed to live on my back… including about 5 days worth of food until I arrived in another town to resupply more food. The weight of my food became a big problem. Dense nutrition was the goal. However, most high-calorie backpacking foods were heavily processed or required a lot of time to prepare. I started planning my own meal - something that would provide a ton of nutrition, be easy to prepare, and be healthy.

I finished the Appalachian Trail in December of 2013 and spent 2014 living at my parent’s house planning this new business idea and working on a meal prototype. I pulled out all of my savings and hired a food scientist to help develop the product. After handing out free samples at a hiking festival and receiving feedback on taste, I iterated until I felt I had the meal ready to sell.

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Christopher Cage, on starting Greenbelly Meals (/month) full story ➜

12. Start a transport catering business

Examples of a successful transport catering business:

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

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13. Start a wedding cake bakery

Examples of a successful wedding cake bakery:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a wedding cake bakery:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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14. Start a donuts kiosk business

Examples of a successful donuts kiosk business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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15. Start a seafood sales business

How Much Can You Make?
$300,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful seafood sales business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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Cameron Manesh started Cameron's Seafood, a food delivery business, almost 5 years ago:

Case Study

My name is Cameron and I am the name and co-founder behind Cameron’s Seafood. We catch, cook, chill, pack, and ship Maryland Crabs and crab cakes to your doorstep (to all 50 states) on a date you choose. Our food is made daily and shipped fresh, not frozen in less than 24 hours.

  • I work 20 hours per week on the business because I am the President of Ideal Realty Group, a prominent Apartment brokerage in Maryland, DC and VA.

  • I love taking old businesses and adding technology to help them reach their potential. My cousin and I run the home delivery business and plan to hit $20,000,000 by year 3.

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Cameron Manesh, on starting Cameron's Seafood ($300,000/month) full story ➜

16. Start an ushering service business

Examples of a successful ushering service business:

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

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17. Start a cruise ship catering business ($6K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
Skills

Examples of a successful cruise ship catering business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a cruise ship catering business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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Ivan Ladan started Marine Digital, a IT company, over 2 years ago:

Case Study

My name is Ivan, I’m a founder of Marine Digital. We work in a niche of big vessel performance optimization. Our main goal is to make modern instruments of decarbonization available for the mass market.

During our 3 pilot projects we’ve earned about €60 K, and now we are launching the production of our digital twin in the EU.

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Ivan Ladan, on starting Marine Digital ($500/month) full story ➜

18. Start a lunch catering business

How Much Can You Make?
$300,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful lunch catering business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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Jim Williams started MustHaveMenus, a restaurant menu online designer tool, ago:

Case Study

Hi, I’m Jim Williams and I’m the founder and CEO of MustHaveMenus. This is my third successful Internet business.

The most unique thing about our story is how fast we’ve responded to help restaurants during the COVID crisis. Massive change hit the industry overnight. We responded by guiding restaurants towards the best practices and key products that could help them thrive even during the crisis. This includes an incredible industry shift to takeout and curbside pickup business and an overhaul of most kitchen-to-customer operations with a focus on safety. Our ability to meet the needs of restaurants during the crisis has greatly elevated our visibility in the industry and proven that our specialization for restaurants matters.

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Jim Williams, on starting MustHaveMenus ($300,000/month) full story ➜

19. Start a gourmet bakery business

How Much Can You Make?
$25,000 — $80,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful gourmet bakery business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a gourmet bakery business ➜

David Downing started ChipMonk Baking, a food startup, over 3 years ago:

Case Study

Hi there! My name is David Downing and I’m co-founder & CEO of ChipMonk, a specialty mail-order bakery based in Houston. We make low carb, gluten-free desserts, and ship them all across the country. Our mission is to help people indulge mindfully and make better nutritional choices.

As an early-stage company, we’ve remained focused on growing via e-commerce before we attempt to tackle wholesale or get into grocery stores. Right now, we sell around $25,000 a month, with most of that coming directly from our website.

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David Downing, on starting ChipMonk Baking ($80,000/month) full story ➜

20. Start a tv show program business

Examples of a successful tv show program business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a tv show program business:

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21. Start a welfare catering business

Examples of a successful welfare catering business:

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22. Start a snack food kiosk business

Examples of a successful snack food kiosk business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a snack food kiosk business:

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23. Start a barbecue stand business

Examples of a successful barbecue stand business:

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

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24. Start a youtube channel

How Much Can You Make?
$800 — $4,500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$1,700
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 5 hours/week
Skills
Interests

Examples of a successful youtube channel:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a youtube channel ➜

Chhavi Agarwal started Mrs Daaku Studio, a youtube channel, about 4 years ago:

Case Study

I am Chhavi, the founder and owner of the blog and YouTube channel Mrs Daaku Studio along with my husband Amit.

Our blog, YouTube channel, and products are designed to help you achieve what we have (...and, more).

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Chhavi Agarwal, on starting Mrs Daaku Studio ($5,000/month) full story ➜

25. Start a street food vendor business

Examples of a successful street food vendor business:

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26. Start a seafood grilling stand

Examples of a successful seafood grilling stand:

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27. Start an organic food store

How Much Can You Make?
Time To Revenue
240 days
Skills
Business model

Examples of a successful organic food store:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a organic food store:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an organic food store ➜

Andrea Slinde started Golden Root, a food startup, over 5 years ago:

Case Study

Hi all! My name is Andrea and I’m the founder of Golden Root. I manufacture and sell a caffeine-free Turmeric Latte Mix in Denver, CO.

Currently, I sell Golden Root online from my e-commerce site and to over 50 coffee shops nationwide. After a very eventful and strong finish to 2018, Golden Root is making an average of $4k/mo.

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Andrea Slinde, on starting Golden Root ($4,000/month) full story ➜

28. Start a bread bakery

Examples of a successful bread bakery:

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

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29. Start an airline catering business

Examples of a successful airline catering business:

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30. Start a food equipment business

Examples of a successful food equipment business:

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31. Start a wedding catering business

Examples of a successful wedding catering business:

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32. Start a catering radio program business

Examples of a successful catering radio program business:

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33. Start a health catering business

Examples of a successful health catering business:

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34. Start a vegan ice cream

Examples of a successful vegan ice cream:

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35. Start a robot cafeteria business

Examples of a successful robot cafeteria business:

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36. Start an industrial catering business

Examples of a successful industrial catering business:

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37. Start a catering training school business

Examples of a successful catering training school business:

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38. Start a cocktail bar business

How Much Can You Make?
$400,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful cocktail bar business:

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

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39. Start a homemade gourmet food business

How Much Can You Make?
$5,400 — $25,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful homemade gourmet food business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a homemade gourmet food business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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Brett Lindenberg started Food Truck Empire, a blog, over 8 years ago:

Case Study

My name is Brett Lindenberg and I started the mobile food entrepreneurship blog FoodTruckEmpire.com out of my one-bedroom apartment in St. Paul, Minnesota back in 2014. The first ever podcast recorded for the blog was with a hot dog vendor I found on YouTube. Fast forward to 2019 and I’ve now done over 100 interviews with food entrepreneurs.

In 2018, the website averaged $5,400 monthly. The website now gets over 300,000 page views monthly, has an email subscriber list of over 35,000 and continues to grow. We’ve been quoted in Entrepreneur Magazine, CNBC, and other media outlets over the years.

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Brett Lindenberg, on starting Food Truck Empire ($5,400/month) full story ➜

Examples of a successful gourmet cookie making business:

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41. Start a social event catering business

Examples of a successful social event catering business:

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42. Start a special event catering business

Examples of a successful special event catering business:

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43. Start an online cooking business

How Much Can You Make?
$25,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful online cooking business:

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

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44. Start an Instagram food channel business

Examples of a successful Instagram food channel business:

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45. Start a hotel catering business

Examples of a successful hotel catering business:

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46. Start a party rental business

How Much Can You Make?
$35,000 — $400,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$500
Skills

Examples of a successful party rental business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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Akshay Patel started Simply Decor and Events, a party planning business, ago:

Case Study

Hello, I am Akshay Patel from Albuquerque, NM the land of enchantment. I started an event rental and decor company that led me to an event venue. The View Event Center is a lavish space that is an indoor and outdoor event venue with panoramic city views. Our high-end venue with experienced staff will assist from venue decor to the smallest details entailed in making memories of a lifetime. Simply Decor, Tents, and Events ensures exclusive decor and thrives to bring your event to life through customized, elegant decor for all of their clients.

The full-service company will individually work with every client to design their event that will intrigue every eye in the room. Our company is broad that we get many different types of customers and we make many great connections with them as well. The company was making upwards of $380,000 a year.

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Akshay Patel, on starting Simply Decor and Events ($35,000/month) full story ➜

47. Start a romantic catering business

Examples of a successful romantic catering business:

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

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48. Start an e-book writing business

How Much Can You Make?
$42,857/month
Average Initial Investment
$35
Skills

Examples of a successful e-book writing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a e-book writing business:

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Vaibhav Kishnani started Content-Whale Private Limited, a freelance writing business, almost 5 years ago:

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I'm Vaibhav Kishnani, an engineer but a passionate writer by profession. I established Content-Whale in 2017 when I was in my third year of engineering. Going by the maxim that quality writing is everything, Content-Whale caters to 42 different content types that form the backstory of every company’s digital presence and marketing efforts.

With such varied services under one roof, our primary clientele consists of digital marketing agencies, followed by corporates, start-ups, and students. To put it simply, our target client is anyone and everyone that exists in the market.

I started this content agency with a mere sum of Rs. 2,500. Today, we have drawn a revenue turnover of Rs. 4 Crores! In my opinion, it is not individual progress. Instead, a start-up is about connecting with the right individuals at the right time, who keep the show running ahead with their strife for perfection.

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Vaibhav Kishnani, on starting Content-Whale Private Limited ($42,857/month) full story ➜

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50. Start a frozen foods business

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51. Start a fruit mart business

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52. Start a restaurant

How Much Can You Make?
$15,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$5,000
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Beth Baxter started Camper Cafe, a restaurant, about 11 years ago:

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My name is Beth Baxter and I co-founded Camper Cafe, a mobile coffee van business. The idea for our business started with my partner’s love for vintage VW campervans. He had a rusty old shell of a T25 Campervan given to him, that he wanted to convert into a trailer for his motorbikes.

Although we never really thought about this ever becoming more than just a lifestyle business, we found we were turning so much work away from that in 2019 when the company was turning over around £150k from working only 70 days of the year, we decided that I should go full-time to see the potential.

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Beth Baxter, on starting Camper Cafe ($15,000/month) full story ➜

53. Start a corporate catering business

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54. Start a pizza store

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55. Organize a baking competition

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