60 Business Ideas in Military Defense You Can Start Today [2022]

60 Business Ideas in Military Defense You Can Start Today [2022]

Interested in starting a military defense business in 2022?

We put together 60 of the best military defense businesses you can start in today.

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

Here's the full list:

1. Build a home security system ($840K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$70,000/month
Time To Revenue
240 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Nate Clark from Orlando, FL, USA started Konnected Inc. over 5 years ago, a home security system.

  • Revenue: $70,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 4
  • Location: Orlando, FL, USA

Case Study

I strongly believe in open systems developed with service providers that offer the freedom of choice for consumers. I am very much an ‘accidental founder’ in the sense that when I first developed Konnected, I was just trying to solve an issue with my traditional home security system and transition it to a smart system.

As I was preparing to go on a family vacation, I learned of a few neighbors reporting break-ins, which prompted my concerns about not being able to fully monitor my home’s security remotely.

During my trip, I couldn’t help but wonder if there was a way for me to connect the sensors that I had in my home to a SmartThings device so that I could keep track of my home while I was gone. This put the wheels in motion for a new software project for me.

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2. Start a private escort firm ($2.4M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$200,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$5,000
Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills
Business model

Marike van der Velden from Amsterdam, Nederland started Society Service over 16 years ago, a private escort firm.

  • Revenue: $200,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Amsterdam, Nederland

Case Study

In primary school, I was asked what I wanted to become when I was older. My classmates came up with answers such as firemen for the boys and nurse for the girls. But not me. I wanted to become the first female prime minister of The Netherlands. I saw myself becoming the boss of an imperium, but could have never guessed that would turn out to be an imperium in the escort industry.

Some years later I started my studies in Business Administration at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. But as time flew, I found it difficult to decide which Master I was going to do. I had this vague idea of becoming a consultant, but a consultant in what? To make the choice easier I decided to do two internships. And that did indeed make the choice much easier because I quickly learned I am not the type for a 9 to 5 lifestyle. Neither am I a very good employee. I should have been grateful to the boss of the French company where I was doing an internship. Great opportunity, he even paid for my housing. Instead, I pretty much called him an amateur bungler. I still feel ashamed, thinking back on it. Lesson learned; I need to be my boss. Luckily that year a new Master was introduced; Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing, which I decided to choose.

During my Masters at university, I met a young lady from the same university at a party. She was doing social studies and worked as a glamour model. She was often approached with requests to spend time with men for money, as were her other model girlfriends and this is how she got the idea to start an escortservice. However, she was lacking the business skills to do so and that’s where I came in.

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Examples of a successful military/security-related magazine production business:

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4. Start an extreme adventure trips business

Examples of a successful extreme adventure trips business:

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5. Start a self defense instructor business

Examples of a successful self defense instructor business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a self defense instructor business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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6. Start a customized security software business

How Much Can You Make?
Skills

Examples of a successful customized security software business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a customized security software business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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Case Study

My name is Courtenay and I run a backup business called Backrightup. Backrightup makes it easy to backup and restore your Azure DevOps instance. We backup repositories, wikis, and all the pipelines that go with managing your code and associated DevOps.

We’ve grown to just over 50 customers in just 8 months, having only launched an MVP in January 2021. Azure DevOps backup was the third most highly voted for the idea in Microsoft’s user feedback tool so our product validation was done for us!

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7. Start a firearms training business

Examples of a successful firearms training business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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8. Start a residential security consultant business

Examples of a successful residential security consultant business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a residential security consultant business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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9. Start a breeding and selling of security dogs business

Examples of a successful breeding and selling of security dogs business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a breeding and selling of security dogs business:

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10. Start an emergency preparedness and disaster service business

Examples of a successful emergency preparedness and disaster service business:

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11. Start a security gadgets installation business

Examples of a successful security gadgets installation business:

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12. Become a security recruiter

Examples of a successful security recruiter:

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13. Start a security training business

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

Examples of a successful security training business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a security training business ➜

Case Study

Hey guys! My name is Josh Summers and I’m the founder of All Things Secured, a personal security and privacy brand that produces tutorials and educational content online. I started the company about 5 years ago while living in a sensitive part of China where the internet was highly censored and my activities were closely monitored, but have since moved to a more comfortable location in Thailand.

This past year, we crossed the 100,000 subscriber mark on YouTube and have continued to grow our content through email, live workshops, and other social media channels.

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14. Start a special event security

Examples of a successful special event security:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a special event security:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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Examples of a successful security related radio programme:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a security related radio programme:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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16. Start a self defense book author business

Examples of a successful self defense book author business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a self defense book author business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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17. Start a survival and outdoor self defense training business

Examples of a successful survival and outdoor self defense training business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a survival and outdoor self defense training business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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18. Start an off road tours business

Examples of a successful off road tours business:

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19. Start a bodyguard security service business

Examples of a successful bodyguard security service business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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20. Start a security gadget store business

Examples of a successful security gadget store business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a security gadget store business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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21. Start a security doors installation and sales business

Examples of a successful security doors installation and sales business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a security doors installation and sales business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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22. Start a security uniform business

Examples of a successful security uniform business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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23. Start a drone surveillance business

Time To Revenue
360 days
Skills
Business model

Examples of a successful drone surveillance business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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24. Start a survival training business

Examples of a successful survival training business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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25. Become a cybersecurity blogger

How Much Can You Make?
$25,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$100
Skills

Examples of a successful cybersecurity blogger:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a cybersecurity blogger ➜

Case Study

Hey guys! My name is Josh Summers and I’m the founder of All Things Secured, a personal security and privacy brand that produces tutorials and educational content online. I started the company about 5 years ago while living in a sensitive part of China where the internet was highly censored and my activities were closely monitored, but have since moved to a more comfortable location in Thailand.

This past year, we crossed the 100,000 subscriber mark on YouTube and have continued to grow our content through email, live workshops, and other social media channels.

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26. Start a bullion van services business

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful bullion van services business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a bullion van services business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a bullion van services business ➜

Case Study

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27. Start a CCTV camera installation business

Examples of a successful CCTV camera installation business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a CCTV camera installation business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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Examples of a successful security related tv programme business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a security related tv programme business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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29. Become a private investigator

Examples of a successful private investigator:

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30. Start a hotel securities business

Examples of a successful hotel securities business:

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31. Start a surveillance camera manufacturing business

Examples of a successful surveillance camera manufacturing business:

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32. Sell security vehicles

Examples of a successful sell security vehicles:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a sell security vehicles:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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33. Start an army surplus business

Examples of a successful army surplus business:

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34. Start a car tracker installation business

Examples of a successful car tracker installation business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a car tracker installation business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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35. Start a corporate security consultancy business

Examples of a successful corporate security consultancy business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a corporate security consultancy business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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36. Start a gun range business

Examples of a successful gun range business:

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37. Start a helicopter charter business

Examples of a successful helicopter charter business:

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38. Start a corporate self defense business

Examples of a successful corporate self defense business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a corporate self defense business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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39. Start a gun cleaning business

Examples of a successful gun cleaning business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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40. Start a security expo/trade fair organizers business

Examples of a successful security expo/trade fair organizers business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a security expo/trade fair organizers business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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41. Start a self defense driving school business

Examples of a successful self defense driving school business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a self defense driving school business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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42. Start a self defense studio business

Examples of a successful self defense studio business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a self defense studio business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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43. Start an airport security business

Examples of a successful airport security business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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44. Start an identity theft protection agency

How Much Can You Make?
$833,333/month
Average Initial Investment
$80,000
Skills

Examples of a successful identity theft protection agency:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a identity theft protection agency:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an identity theft protection agency ➜

Case Study

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45. Start a celebrities security services business

Examples of a successful celebrities security services business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a celebrities security services business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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46. Start a security dogs training business

Examples of a successful security dogs training business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a security dogs training business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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47. Start a bulletproof vests business

Examples of a successful bulletproof vests business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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48. Start a licensed military contractor business

Examples of a successful licensed military contractor business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a licensed military contractor business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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49. Start a gunsmithing business

Examples of a successful gunsmithing business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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50. Start a safe boxes manufacturing business

Examples of a successful safe boxes manufacturing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a safe boxes manufacturing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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51. Start a security printing business

Examples of a successful security printing business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a security printing business ➜

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52. Start a self defense products business

Examples of a successful self defense products business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a self defense products business:

Learn more about starting a self defense products business ➜

53. Start a cyberspace security business

Average Initial Investment
$500,000
Skills

Examples of a successful cyberspace security business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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54. Start a security awareness training business

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

Examples of a successful security awareness training business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a security awareness training business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a security awareness training business ➜

Case Study

Hey guys! My name is Josh Summers and I’m the founder of All Things Secured, a personal security and privacy brand that produces tutorials and educational content online. I started the company about 5 years ago while living in a sensitive part of China where the internet was highly censored and my activities were closely monitored, but have since moved to a more comfortable location in Thailand.

This past year, we crossed the 100,000 subscriber mark on YouTube and have continued to grow our content through email, live workshops, and other social media channels.

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55. Start a guard dog security service

Examples of a successful guard dog security service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a guard dog security service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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56. Become a security gadget manufacturer

Examples of a successful security gadget manufacturer:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a security gadget manufacturer:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a security gadget manufacturer ➜

57. Start a licensed arms dealer business

Examples of a successful licensed arms dealer business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a licensed arms dealer business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a licensed arms dealer business ➜

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Examples of a successful security related videos production business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a security related videos production business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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59. Start a self defense tools manufacturing business

Examples of a successful self defense tools manufacturing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a self defense tools manufacturing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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60. Start a self-defense apps business

Examples of a successful self-defense apps business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a self-defense apps business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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