60 Mother and Daughter Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2024]

Updated: July 24th, 2023

Interested in starting a mother and daughter business in 2024?

We put together 60 of the best mother and daughter businesses you can start in today.

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

Here's the full list:

1. Start a bridal accessories store

Bridal accessories are a great way to help you complete your wedding day look. Bridal accessories are something similar that surrounds weddings in our society. Bridal accessories are all the rage nowadays. These pretty things create the perfect set of accessories for the bridal.

The Bridal Wear market in the USA is estimated at $26B in 2020.

A bridal accessories store can provide you with high income and the ability to hire. Bridal occasions are exceptional and endure several phases. You could start a bridal accessories business with access to millions of customers from the first introduction until they get married.

How much you can make: $50,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $100 (?)

How I Built A Six Figure Business Bringing Asian Culture To The American Wedding Industry

East Meets Dress, an e-commerce store that offers Chinese wedding dresses and traditional outfits, grew to a six-figure annual recurring revenue ($25k/month) in just one year by targeting Asian-American brides in the U.S and high school students looking to wear cheongsams to prom to celebrate their heritage.

Vivian started East Meets Dress almost 6 years ago
Vivian grew the business to $50K/month
It cost Vivian $100 to start the business
Read by 19,142 founders

2. Start a sewing and alteration business

Do you have sewing skills and looking for an entrepreneurship opportunity? You can start your sewing and alteration business.

A sewing and alteration business offers customers clothing repair, custom tailoring, button replacement, and other alterations. You can start a sewing and alteration business at home or set up a retail location.

To start a sewing and alteration business, you will need a commercial-grade sewing machine and a marketing strategy, so target customers learn about your business.

How much you can make: $1,000/month

These Two Founders Started An On-Demand Clothing Alterations Startup

ALTRD is a clothing alteration service launched by two socially oriented entrepreneurs that connects customers with skilled immigrant women tailors in New York who work from home and has already built an impressive team of 25 experts while making an effort to offer convenient and quality tailoring solutions as well as opportunities for women in need of work.

Saara started ALTRD almost 6 years ago
Saara grew the business to $1K/month
Read by 7,568 founders

3. Create a web development course

A web development course is an educational program designed to teach individuals the skills and knowledge needed to create and maintain websites and web applications.

These courses typically cover programming languages, such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, as well as frameworks, databases, and other tools relevant to web development. Courses may be offered by educational institutions, online platforms, or coding bootcamps, catering to beginners or those looking to enhance their existing skills in the field of web development.

How much you can make: $500 — $110,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $500 (?)

How long does it take to build: 60 days (?)

The $6K/Month Website That Teaches How To Launch Businesses And Build Apps With No-Code Tools

No Code MBA founder, Seth Kramer, has built a training platform for entrepreneurs who want to learn how to launch their very own businesses and build apps using no-code tools, recording over 150 real-world video lessons which have resulted in over 400 paid members in just 6-months and a focus on growing the No Code MBA community.

Seth started No Code MBA over 4 years ago
Seth grew the business to $6K/month
It cost Seth $200 to start the business
Read by 7,919 founders

4. Start a dermatology business

The beauty and wellness industry is booming all across the globe. Not only has the demand for skin care, nail care, hair care, and face care products increased, but also people are conscious of the benefits of consulting experts.

If you are enthusiastic about beauty and wellness and want to start a business, you may consider starting a dermatology business. Dermatologists specialize in skin, hair, and nails. They help patients who suffer cosmetic disorders like hair loss and scars.

Cases of skin disorders among the elderly and the need for skin care and beauty solutions among younger and middle-aged people are reasons services of dermatologists are in high demand. To start the dermatologist business, research the market and choose a niche that you may specialize in.

How much you can make: $1,000,000/month

How long does it take to build: 180 days (?)

How We Started A $700K/Month Aesthetic Dermatology Business

ProMD Health is a rapidly expanding aesthetic dermatology business, boasting a CAGR of over 40%, with four offices, a franchise, a philanthropic initiative, a tattoo removal business, a telemedicine company, and more, all while giving power to their physicians through ProMD Development Group.

Scott started ProMD Health over 5 years ago
Scott grew the business to $1M/month
It cost Scott $250000 to start the business
Read by 8,743 founders

5. Start a boutique

You may consider opening a boutique if you are passionate about the fashion and textile industry.

A boutique is a shop that sells clothes. Opening a boutique is a dream for entrepreneurs who want to experience the joy and freedom of owning a cash business. Starting a boutique is easy and can be managed by a single individual. In addition, a boutique requires a comparatively smaller capital to start.

To succeed, the boutique owner must coming creativity and passion.

How much you can make: $10,000 — $25,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $100 (?)

How I Grew My Clothing Boutique to $10K/Month in 6 Months

Boutique Rye is an online-only women's clothing and accessories boutique that has grown to 3,200 Facebook Group members and a successful website through organic customer sharing, live sales, and open communication with customers.

Gia started Boutique Rye almost 7 years ago
Gia grew the business to $10K/month
Read by 35,401 founders

6. Start a lingerie business

Are you interested in opening a women's fashion shop? Running a lingerie shop can be the right choice for you. Any woman will tell you that wearing quality lingerie makes her feel beautiful and confident.

Therefore, opening a lingerie shop can be a successful business venture. To open, research the market and find a reliable supplier of quality lingerie. Before deciding on the location for your lingerie store, it would help if you research the competition and check if competitors within your targeted region are selling lingerie.

When considering location, choose strip malls located in busy streets to maximize the number of views from potential customers.

How much you can make: $2,000 — $37,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $9,250 (?)

How long does it take to build: 120 days (?)

How I Started My Own Lingerie Business Side Hustle

Love Lorn Lingerie started as a side hustle and now generates $1.9k per month in revenue through Etsy and local events, with plans to expand into wholesale and increase marketing efforts to eventually replace the founder's day job.

Jessica started LoveLornLingerie over 10 years ago
Jessica grew the business to $5.25K/month
Read by 29,087 founders

7. Start a herb farm

Herb farm is dedicated to farming herbs for commercial purposes. Since herbs are not commercialized to a large extent, herbal farming can be profitable.

Herbs are used in medicine, pharmacy, cosmetology, and food production.

Consuming herbs may prevent and help manage heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Besides, some herbs reduce blood clots and provide anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor properties.

How much you can make: $6,100 — $30,000/month

How long does it take to build: 365 days (?)

How I Started A $6K/Month Plant-Based Organic Body Care Brand

Everlasting Herb Farm co-owner Wendy Mackenzie made $6,100 in revenue on average each month selling plant-based, organic skincare products, including a Skin Salve, and is working hard to grow her business by taking courses, formulating new products, rebranding, and finding large retailers to white label/wholesale to.

Wendy started Everlasting Herb Farm over 21 years ago
Wendy grew the business to $6.1K/month
It cost Wendy $500 to start the business
Read by 6,535 founders

8. Start an online t-shirt business

Running a t-shirt business is an opportunity many entrepreneurs are looking into as a side hustle or even a full-time business opportunity. While having your own physical store is possible, online businesses are becoming extremely popular in this field.

Launching your own successful online t-shirt business may feel daunting, but with the guidance & insights from people who are already pioneering this industry, it’s simpler than you may think. You can start with selling customized quotes t-shirts, tie-dye prints/screen printing t-shirts, or solid color t-shirts. The opportunities for this industry are endless.

How much you can make: $1,000 — $83,300,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $425 (?)

How long does it take to build: 7 days (?)

How Two Teachers Started A T-Shirt Business Doing $1.2M/Year

Texas-born apparel brand Tumbleweed TexStyles has grown to serve over 150 retailers throughout the southern United States, selling an estimated 90,000+ products yearly and making an annual $1.2m in sales, thanks to the founders' unique designs, focus on giving back to the education community and successful “guerilla marketing” tactics.

Brian started Tumbleweed TexStyles over 12 years ago
Brian grew the business to $93K/month
Read by 19,214 founders

9. Start a natural health product business

A natural health products business covers many products, including foods, supplements, drinks, and weight management products. Typically, natural health products go into the production of drugs.

It is easy to imagine why you would want to start your own natural health products business. First, health and wellness are hot topics right now. Everyone wants to be happy and healthy regardless of background, culture, or economic status. Second, the natural health products industry will exhibit a CAGR of 5.3% and reach over 32 billion in the next few years.

Therefore, the natural health products business can be a profitable venture. To maximize profitability, focus on providing health products that solve the problems experienced by your target customers.

How much you can make: $35,000 — $1,000,000/month

How long does it take to build: 180 days (?)

How I Created A $30K/Month Greens Superfood Powder Supplement

SuperGreen TONIK's founder developed a greens powder supplement with 38 superfood nutrients, adaptogenic herbs, vitamins, and minerals that achieved $250k in sales in its first year and is looking to hit 7-figures in its second year, thanks to transparency, repeat customers, and focusing on fewer, properly dosed ingredients.

Adam started Human Tonik over 4 years ago
Adam grew the business to $200K/month
It cost Adam $50000 to start the business
Read by 14,885 founders

10. Start an antique business

Owning an antique and vintage business can be fulfilling and profitable for those targeting the elite.

Antique businesses focus on procuring items at a low price and restoring them, then selling them at a profit. The items can include old toys, cars, bikes, household items, crafts, vintage jewelry, etc.

Opening an antique item store may seem somewhat daunting. However, once you have researched the items available and acquired the necessary skills and expertise, you will be ready to kick off.

For some, a storefront with enough storage for antique items might fit the bill. For others, an online store will work pretty well. Regardless of your approach, the secret is applying your entrepreneurship strategies to an overall framework for success.

How much you can make: $15,000/month

How I Left A 25-Year Career To Start A $15K/Month Antiques Restoration Business

How a former educator built a successful antique restoration business from scratch, growing from a 2-car garage to a 2200 sq. ft. space over seven years, thanks to communication skills, dedication to organization, regular website updates, and utilization of Google My Business and Maps.

Tim started Hoosierboy Restorations LLC almost 11 years ago
Tim grew the business to $15K/month
Read by 9,358 founders

11. Start a party supply store

If you love fun activities and helping other people enjoy their parties, starting a party store in your neighborhood can be a rewarding and profitable business.

Party stores sell balloons, decorations, costumes, novelties, confectionaries, theme party wear, and other party supplies.

If you are starting a party store, you may choose to join it as an affiliate or enter a franchise. A party store is a low-to-entry business venture and can be rewarding in the long run.

How much you can make: $25,000 — $400,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $500 (?)

How long does it take to build: 1 days (?)

Starting A Party Store And Growing Into A Chain

The Party People, Australia's largest party store with a multimillion-dollar turnover, shares insights on how they've grown from a small clown hire business to an online and brick-and-mortar party supply retailer by focusing on customer service and innovating in marketing and technology.

Dean started The Party People over 38 years ago
Dean grew the business to $400K/month
It cost Dean $500 to start the business
Read by 9,091 founders

12. Start a watch brand

Launching your own watch brand is a fantastic opportunity to tap into the thriving global market for luxury accessories and innovative timepieces.

By focusing on utilizing quality materials and distinctive designs that reflect your customer’s personal style and vision, you can develop an iconic brand identity and turn your passion into profits.

Whether you choose to debut a high-end mechanical watch collection or smartwatches with integrated technology, starting a watch company offers you the chance to make your mark on the wristwatch industry.

Through strategic branding and marketing efforts, your startup watch brand can capture market share and grow from a small business to a flourishing fashion empire.

How much you can make: $1,500 — $320,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $5,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 272 days (?)

How I Built A Booming Watch Brand From Nothing

Founder Ronnie Teja's purpose-driven watch brand, Branzio, has seen $25k in sales per month and is set to double in the next six months thanks to a focus on branding and building an aspirational brand with a loyal customer base.

Ronnie started Branzio about 6 years ago
Ronnie grew the business to $25K/month
Read by 22,707 founders

13. Become a wedding planner

A wedding planner assists with designing, planning, and managing a wedding, so the bride and groom have the happiest day. Wedding planners enjoy a flexible working schedule and opportunities to travel locally and globally, and it’s a great career with numerous growth opportunities.

To start a wedding planning business, identify your target clientele and study their wedding cultures so you can offer the clients excellent service. Remember, excellent wedding planning is all about having the passion and knowing how to harness that passion for designing weddings that bring out the emotions of those in attendance.

How much you can make: $2,000 — $50,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $500 (?)

How long does it take to build: 45 days (?)

This Couple Started A $50K/Month Business Helping People Get Married in Denmark

This husband and wife duo started a wedding consultancy agency, 'Getting Married in Denmark', which has gone from doing 5-10 weddings a month to 80-100 weddings a month in just 4 years, massively growing their revenue.

Rasmus started Getting Married in Denmark over 8 years ago
Rasmus grew the business to $50K/month
Read by 6,699 founders

14. Start a jewelry making business

The global jewelry market size was valued at $278B in 2018 and is expected to reach $292B by 2025.

The industry comprises manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, and jewelry designers. Unlike many other industries that have gone through leaps in technology, the jewelry industry has remained untouched for over 40 years.

If you know how to make jewelry, then this might be a great way to make some extra money.

How much you can make: $1,000 — $2,000,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $3,500 (?)

How long does it take to build: 120 days (?)

How A Teacher Started A Successful Handmade Jewelry Business Online

A primary school teacher found his passion for jewelry-making, turning it into a successful business generating $2500-3000 per month through sales at the Creative Queenstown Arts and Crafts Market, online, and through stockists, with plans to expand and eventually make it his full-time profession.

Alex started Gold Pan Pete Design over 11 years ago
Alex grew the business to $2.5K/month
Read by 41,553 founders

15. Start a children's party planning business

A children’s party planning business is a business that specializes in organizing and planning children’s parties and events. This can include birthday parties, school events, and sports team celebrations. The business may offer additional services such as decorations, entertainment, and catering.

To run a successful children’s party planning business, it is essential to have strong organizational and communication skills. You will need to be able to work with clients to understand their needs and preferences and then coordinate all the details to make the event a success. It is also essential to understand what children enjoy and what activities and themes will be most appealing to them.

In marketing, it is important to have a strong online presence, including a website and social media profiles. This will allow you to showcase your past events and reach a wider audience. Networking with other businesses in the industry, such as entertainment companies and catering services, can also help to expand your reach and bring in new clients.

One key tip for running a successful children’s party planning business is always prepare for the unexpected. This can include anything from weather-related issues to last-minute changes from clients. Having backup plans in place can help to ensure that you can handle any unexpected challenges that may arise.

Overall, a children’s party planning business is an excellent opportunity for entrepreneurs passionate about planning events and making children happy. You can build a successful business in this exciting industry with strong organizational and communication skills, a willingness to adapt to unexpected challenges, and a strong online presence.

How much you can make: $2,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $1,500 (?)

How long does it take to build: 60 days (?)

How We Started A Business Designing Sleepovers And Slumber Under Parties

The Little Teepee Company founders created an extra special sleepover business in 2019, generating around $2000 per month, until the pandemic hit and resulted in cancelled bookings and refunds, but they adapted their business model and now attract customers through Google searches, email campaigns, Instagram and Facebook marketing and word-of-mouth referrals.

Louise grew the business to $2K/month
It cost Louise $1500 to start the business
Read by 10,692 founders

16. Start a party planning business

Party planning involves budgeting, establishing party timelines, selecting and reserving ideal party sites, acquiring permits, theme décor, and coordinating party catering and transportation.

Are you organized, creative, and client-focused? You can put those skills into starting a successful party planning business. To become a party planner, you must desire to help other people enjoy themselves. Besides, you need diplomacy, salesmanship, and multitasking skills.

How much you can make: $25,000 — $400,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $500 (?)

How long does it take to build: 30 days (?)

Time commitment per week: Min. 6 hours/week

How I Started A $35K/Month Event Decor Business

Akshay Patel's event rental and decor business, Simply Decor, Tents, and Events, saw an average ticket price of $2,000, as their advertising budget decreased from $20k to $5k, leading to 40% of their clients coming through social media advertising, 30% from expos, and 30% online in google, yahoo, and other platforms.

Akshay grew the business to $35K/month
It cost Akshay $500 to start the business
Read by 16,968 founders

17. Start an organic food store

Organic food stores stock fresh or processed food produced through organic farming methods. Healthy food restaurants and health-conscious individuals are some target customers regarding healthy organic food.

If you plan to start an organic food store, focus on providing the customers freshest, organically grown produce. Starting an organic food store is a great way to make money while helping the environment. Organic food stores are becoming increasingly popular, especially with people who want to eat healthily but don't have time to cook. If you're looking for a business idea that will allow you to make money and help people simultaneously, starting an organic food store could be the perfect fit for you!

Organic food stores are so popular because they offer fresh produce that has not been treated with chemicals or pesticides, which means they're much safer than the produce found at your local grocery store.

How much you can make: $4,000/month

How Andrea Slinde Launched Her Own Organic Food Startup

Denver-based founder Andrea Slinde built her own organic food start-up, Golden Root, which sells trendy Turmeric Latte Mix online and now in 50 coffee shops nationwide, with an average monthly revenue of $4K, a long term objective of expanding into traditional grocery sales, and uses Shopify, Recharge, Mailchimp, Shipstation, and QuickBooks to manage e-commerce and finances.

Andrea started Golden Root about 7 years ago
Andrea grew the business to $4K/month
Read by 5,689 founders

18. Become a face painter

Popular at children's parties, weddings, and even some corporate events, face painting is a great creative activity that sparks joy among people of all ages.

If you love making people happy and helping them celebrate different events in life, consider starting a face-painting business.

If you are planning to start a face painting business on a professional basis, it would be wise to take an introductory training course to learn the basics of face painting and the safety and health precautions involved in the business.

How long does it take to build: 90 days (?)

19. Start a consignment clothing store business

20. Start a holiday decoration business

The holiday decoration business involves creating and selling festive decorations for holidays such as Christmas, Hanukkah, and Halloween. This can include everything from traditional decorations such as wreaths and tree ornaments to more unique and customizable items like personalized stockings or holiday-themed home decor.

To run a successful holiday decoration business, it is essential to keep up with the latest trends and offer various products to appeal to various customers. It is also essential to have a strong online presence, as many holiday shoppers turn to the internet to purchase decorations.

Effective marketing and promotion strategies, such as social media advertising and partnerships with local businesses, can help attract customers and drive sales. It is also essential to focus on customer service and offer excellent customer support to ensure a positive shopping experience and encourage repeat business.

Finally, it is essential to have a reliable supply chain in place to ensure the timely delivery of products and avoid any potential delays or disappointments for customers. With proper planning and execution, the holiday decoration business can be a lucrative and rewarding venture.

21. Start a halloween retail shop business

22. Start a vegan restaurant

The global vegan and vegetarian market is worth more than $50 Billion and will grow by approximately 30% over the coming years. The reason behind the increased popularity of vegan food is increased awareness of the importance of healthy eating habits. In that regard, starting a vegan restaurant can be a rewarding business.

To start, research the current market to identify a potential niche and a profitable business model. You may deliver healthy cooked food to commercial centers or offices or focus purely on walk-in customers.

How much you can make: $30,000 — $25,000,000/month

How long does it take to build: 730 days (?)

The IBS Diagnosis That Led Me To A $30K/Month Fresh Plant-Based Food Restaurant

This case study follows the journey of Wen, the founder of House of Leaf & Bean, an organic restaurant and cafe, who left her corporate job due to her passion for healthy living and curing her Irritable Bowel Syndrome through lifestyle changes, and now serves fresh and organic meals to help patients reverse or improve their health conditions, with a goal to make healthy food and healthy living more affordable and accessible.

Wen started The House of Leaf & Bean Inc. almost 8 years ago
Wen grew the business to $30K/month
It cost Wen $500000 to start the business
Read by 4,277 founders

23. Start a jewelry making instruction business

24. Start an event planning training business

25. Start a gold reseller shop business

How much you can make: $30,000/month

How 2 Broke Students Went From An Idea To $30K/Month In The Jewelry Industry

Case study: How two entrepreneurs went from a crazy idea to making $30,000 per month in just 8 months selling gold-plated moissanite hip-hop jewelry, utilizing SEO to scale their business and surpassing 10,000 organic monthly visitors.

Joosep started RENAAR LLC about 1 year ago
Joosep grew the business to $30K/month
It cost Joosep $60000 to start the business
Read by 15,117 founders

26. Start a handmade chocolate business

The handmade chocolate business involves creating artisanal chocolate treats. To start the business, you will need chocolate, molds, and other ingredients. In addition, you will need a workspace where you can create your chocolates. To operate the business, you must create recipes and designs to offer customers.

You can market your chocolates through social media and online or by reaching out to local stores and events. The handmade chocolate business is a creative and delicious way to share your love of chocolate with others.

27. Start a salad bar business

There is nothing better than a delicious healthy salad served first. If you love trying different creative salads, starting your salad bar can be a significant business venture. According to statistics, healthy fast food is a booming industry. With more people choosing a healthy eating lifestyle, the demand for healthy salads has increased tremendously.

Therefore, you may want to start your salad bar focusing on the health-conscious population. To start, find a reliable supply of fresh salads and ensure a strategic location for your business. then, advertise your business widely so you can reach as many customers as possible.

28. Start a jewelry rental business

29. Start a smoothie company

Over the next five years, the smoothie market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.3%.

This increase is attributed to the growing consumption of healthy beverages in emerging economies and a greater awareness of the need to live a healthier lifestyle.

Starting a smoothie company today can create a lucrative business opportunity. Before starting a smoothie company, research its benefits and overall profitability.

Also, research the requirements you need to operate the smoothie company in your area without stress from the authorities.

30. Start a private nursery business

31. Become a mobile makeup artist

A makeup artist is a beautician who offers general makeup services, including facial aesthetics, thorough makeup, and creating custom looks for celebrities and even actors on movie sets.

You can serve clients from their homes or offices as a makeup artist. Therefore, makeup artists avoid paying rent or paying expensive licenses. Besides, makeup artists get to meet different famous people.

To stand out as a professional makeup artist , keep up with the developments in the cosmetology industry, and focus on providing personalized customer service.

32. Start a pre-school business

How much you can make: $18,000/month

We Bootstrapped An $18K/Month Virtual Pre-School Business

New Sphere is a virtual preschool program offering live classes and comprehensive early education for children ages 2 to 6 years old with 100 customers and approximately $18,000 in monthly recurring revenue, founded in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and validated through word of mouth, expanding the content to a full-service educational company.

Ellis started New Sphere, LLC about 4 years ago
Ellis grew the business to $18K/month
Read by 2,385 founders

33. Start a cosmetic store

The cosmetic industry is growing rapidly. Starting a cosmetic shop can be highly profitable, but only if you stock trendy, skin-friendly products.

If you are passionate about the beauty industry, consider starting a cosmetics brick-and-mortar shop.

Cosmetic shops sell products ranging from anti-aging, aromatherapy, lotions, beauty spa, cosmetic store, and even make-up.

To start a cosmetic store, research the market and source products from well-known brands in the beauty industry.

How much you can make: $8,500 — $490,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $800 (?)

How long does it take to build: 60 days (?)

How I Started A $8.5K/Month Cosmetics Brand

A former felon's passion for makeup and skincare led her to launch FBI Cosmetics, which has grossed over $62,000 in sales since July 2020, through social media marketing, brand partnerships, and online sales at Walmart.com.

Alexis started FBI Cosmetics Inc. over 3 years ago
Alexis grew the business to $8.5K/month
It cost Alexis $1500 to start the business
Read by 8,162 founders

34. Start a booth rental makeup studio business

35. Start a tanning salon business

A tanning salon is where affluent clients expose themselves to ultraviolet light to darken their skin. A tanning salon offers a wide range of benefits, such as improved appearance, enhanced mood, and increased vitamin levels.

Depending on your location and operation, a tanning salon can be profitable. You can establish your tanning salon in a gym, spa, hotel, or within a sporting facility.

36. Start a nursing home/hospital business

37. Start a makeup line production business

38. Start a hot dog cart business

39. Start an airport catering truck business

The global airport catering truck market will expand at a CAGR of 5.7% in the next few years. As air travel continues to gain high momentum, starting an aircraft catering truck business can be a great business opportunity.

Airport catering trucks comprise a scissor lift elevation system for raising the container to the aircraft level. The trucks provide various services in aircraft such as cleaning, loading, and unloading cargo.

40. Start a fashion design school business

41. Start a nail manicure & pedicure kiosk business

A nail manicure & pedicure kiosk business involves providing nail care services such as manicures, pedicures, and polish changes to customers in a self-service kiosk format. Customers can choose from various nail polish colors and finishes and optional add-ons such as nail art or paraffin wax treatments.

To run a successful nail kiosk business, it is essential to keep it clean and well-stocked at all times and offer customers a range of high-quality nail care products. Training employees on proper nail care techniques and customer service skills is also essential to ensure a positive customer experience.

Marketing the business through social media and local advertising can also help attract customers and build a strong brand presence. Offering promotions or discounts can also be a helpful way to drive business.

Overall, a nail kiosk business can be a lucrative opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to enter the beauty industry. By offering top-notch nail care services and creating a positive customer experience, businesses can build a loyal customer base and achieve success in this competitive market.

How much does it cost to start: $3,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 30 days (?)

42. Start a foreign language training business

Are you interested in starting a foreign language training business? Great!. Language training can be a rewarding and lucrative business idea, especially if you have a passion for teaching and a talent for languages.

You will need some basic materials and resources to start a foreign language training business. First, you must choose which language(s) you will teach. It’s essential to have a strong foundation in the language(s) you plan to teach, so it may be necessary to take additional courses or become certified in the language(s) you choose. You will also need to create a curriculum and materials for your classes, such as textbooks and worksheets.

You will need to find students to take your classes to operate your business. Finding students can be done through advertising and marketing, such as creating a website or social media presence and reaching out to local schools and businesses. You will also need to decide on a pricing structure for your classes, whether by the hour, session, or course.

Teaching foreign languages can be a rewarding and fulfilling business, especially if you have a passion for language learning and teaching. You can start and operate a successful foreign language training business with some basic materials and resources.

How much you can make: $91,000/month

Benny Lewis On How To Make 7 Figures Language Hacking

Fluent in 3 Months receives over 2 million monthly visits and Benny Lewis, the founder, is now a 7-figure business coach who teaches people how to create online businesses.

Benny started Fluent In 3 Months almost 15 years ago
Benny grew the business to $91K/month
Read by 888 founders

43. Start a snack food kiosk

A snack kiosk is a small to medium-sized booth for holding, preparing, and selling confectionery, quick-service food, and beverages. If you plan to start a snack food kiosk, identify a strategic location with high traffic.

Selling high-quality snack foods will help you attract more customers and retain them.

How long does it take to build: 45 days (?)

44. Start a handbag design and manufacturing business

45. Start a gourmet french fry stand business

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If you plan to start a cookie dough business, define your target market and choose a strategic location where your customers can easily reach your café.

47. Start a vegan vending machine

Veganism is the new food trend. It is the latest trend because a vegan diet is high in fiber and lower in cholesterol compared to omnivorous diets. In addition, research has shown that a vegan diet lowers the risk of heart disease and avoids premature death while helping manage type 2 diabetes.

As more people switch to a vegan lifestyle, starting a vegan vending business can be a great opportunity. You can

48. Start a maternity clothing business

How much you can make: $3,000/month

How long does it take to build: 200 days (?)

How I Launched A Successful Maternity Activewear Brand During My Leave From The Royal New Zealand Air Force

Natalie launched a successful side hustle during her part-time parental leave, designing and selling budget-friendly maternity activewear which generated a consistent $3k per month revenue with a target to grow the business to become a full-time role.

Natalie started Go Mama about 3 years ago
Natalie grew the business to $3K/month
It cost Natalie $20000 to start the business
Read by 3,883 founders

49. Start a nail polish making business

A nail polish-making business involves creating and selling various shades and types of nail polish to consumers. This can include traditional polish, gel polish, and other nail color products.

To run a successful nail polish business, it is important to understand the market and what types of products are in demand. This may involve researching trends and popular shades and testing and experimenting with different formulas to find the perfect balance of quality and affordability.

In addition to creating the product, it is also essential to have a strong marketing and sales strategy in place. This may include creating a website and social media presence and working with retailers and distributors to get the product in front of a wider audience.

Other key factors for a successful nail polish business include maintaining high standards of cleanliness and safety in the production process, building strong relationships with suppliers and customers, and staying up-to-date with industry regulations and trends.

Starting a nail polish business can be a rewarding and profitable venture for entrepreneurs who are passionate about beauty and fashion and willing to put in the hard work and dedication required to succeed in this competitive market.

50. Start a craft business

If you have artistic passion and the skills to make unique art, consider starting a craft business. Craft businesses make jewelry, clothing design, card making, painting, sculpting, ceramics, among others.

According to research, the global handicraft market size will reach over $1252 billion in the next decade.

The best websites to sell your crafts include:

How much you can make: $1,000 — $80,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $1,500 (?)

How long does it take to build: 20 days (?)

How I Turned My Passion For Crafts And Writing Into A Side Income Source

DIY Lifestyle blog owner, Theresa, turned her passion for crafting and writing into a side income source, attracting hundreds of thousands of global visitors, with her blog generating $400-$500 a month and her online Etsy store bringing in an additional $200-$300 a month, showcasing her unique, all-natural, one-of-a-kind polymer clay earrings, home decor, and huts inspired by Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, reading and home decorating.

Theresa started With Love From T To You over 6 years ago
Theresa grew the business to $1K/month
It cost Theresa $200 to start the business
Read by 7,713 founders

51. Start a sewing classes business

Many people are looking to learn sewing directly from an expert. If you have spent countless hours at your sewing machine and consider yourself an expert in sewing, you can start sewing classes and show others your expertise. Offer a convenient learning path and enjoy teaching what you do best without the pressure of selling anything other than your skills and time.

52. Start a bakery

Everyone loves baked goods, be it sweet items like cakes, muffins, and cookies or savory baked food like pizzas, buns, bread, and puff pastry. Baking takes a lot of effort and patience, which is why many people buy baked items from stores or restaurants instead of baking them at home.

Starting a bakery can be a rewarding business opportunity if you have a passion for baking. If you plan to start a bakery, consider that happy customers often become repeat customers. Therefore, always focus on quality and work on customer satisfaction.

To start a bakery , pick an ideal format. Some options include:

  • Counter-style bakery
  • A hybrid bakery with a cafe,
  • Food truck with a bakery
  • Home bakery.

Write a suitable business plan and choose the correct location.

How much you can make: $2,500 — $25,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $2,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 60 days (?)

How This Couple Left France To Build Their "American Dream:" A Six-Figure Online French Bakery

French chef and founder of online bakery Pastreez, Anthony Rosemond, shares keys to success including validating ideas with the market, focusing on SEO and organic growth, building customer relationships through email and SMS, never offering discounts but offering freebies, and diversifying the business with new products and content on social media.

Anthony started Pastreez about 7 years ago
Anthony grew the business to $25K/month
It cost Anthony $7000 to start the business
Read by 6,694 founders

53. Start a flea market or marketplace

Starting a marketplace business is one of the best ways to capitalize on the gig economy and make serious profits. There are clear advantages to starting an online marketplace and being the middleman between suppliers and consumers.

The top online marketplaces in the world sold $3.23 trillion in goods in 2021. Sales through platforms like those operated by Alibaba, Amazon, eBay, and others accounted for two-thirds of global eCommerce sales last year. To create and compete in the marketplace business requires adaptations, modifications, overhauls and innovation.

How much you can make: $8,300 — $200,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $5,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 60 days (?)

I Started My Online Food Business At 17: It Now Earns $720K/Year

HalalWorldDepot is a Halal online marketplace that started three years ago as a meat and grocery delivery service and has now expanded to offer a wide variety of Halal products, with a customer return rate of 50-60%, profitability at 16-25%, and over 10,000 customers, with plans to expand to Canada and the United Kingdom within three to five years.

Mohamad started HalalWorldDepot over 5 years ago
Mohamad grew the business to $200K/month
It cost Mohamad $5000 to start the business
Read by 5,193 founders

54. Start a perfume business

A fragrance or perfume business creates and sells products made from various ingredients, such as oils and extracts, which are mixed together to produce a pleasant smell.

And perfumes are no small business: the industry is expected to reach over $40B in the next few years.

There are a few ways to get started with creating your own perfume. You can start by choosing which ingredients you would like to use and then find recipes that will work for those ingredients. Or, you could start with a fragrance that you already love and try to recreate it as closely as possible with natural ingredients.

How much you can make: $19,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $2,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 90 days (?)

How I Started A $19K/Month Personal And Home Fragrances Brand

Founder Rafael Hernandez launched Alfred Lane, a line of handcrafted personal and home fragrances, generating $19k in monthly revenue with 50% attributed to online and wholesale sales, while expanding to 65 stores across 6 countries and expanding to Europe and South America.

Rafael started Alfred Lane over 11 years ago
Rafael grew the business to $19K/month
It cost Rafael $2000 to start the business
Read by 7,660 founders

55. Start a home healthcare service business

Today’s lifestyle patterns have introduced new diseases, and the demand for healthcare services is rising. As we age, we develop different health problems resulting in medical services. Thus, starting a health service business can be a lucrative opportunity with the rising demand for healthcare.

Niche markets within the healthcare industry include:

  • Ambulatory surgery centers
  • Medical labs
  • Kidney dialysis facilities
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Mental health facilities etc.

To start a health service business, research the market and acquire all necessary medical equipment. You can choose a franchise or partnership or start your own health center from scratch.

How much you can make: $300,000/month

How long does it take to build: 135 days (?)

We Started A $3.6M/Year Medical Equipment Business [From India]

Healthsols Facilitators Pvt Ltd is a medical equipment and surgical items supplier to B2B entities such as hospitals and clinics that started around 6 months ago with an investment of INR 3000 and have now recruited 18 employees in 11 cities, while planning to establish their own manufacturing unit.

M started Healthsols over 3 years ago
M grew the business to $300K/month
It cost M $5000 to start the business
Read by 3,413 founders

56. Start a cake decorating class

57. Start an online hobby classes

Online hobby classes are an excellent business opportunity for those passionate about a particular skill or activity. To start an online hobby class business, you need a website or platform to host your classes, a high-quality camera and microphone, and a well-organized curriculum.

The online education industry is expected to reach $350 billion by 2025, making now a great time to start this business. To operate your business successfully, you should offer high-quality classes and be responsive to students’ needs. By providing a positive learning experience, you can build a loyal customer base and generate positive reviews.

Starting an online hobby class business allows you to share your skills and turn your hobby into a successful business.

58. Start a gift baskets business

A gift basket is delivered to the recipient at the workplace or residence. A gift basket business is a noble idea because, with a proper strategy, you can remain in business all year round.

To start a gift basket business, choose a niche or a sales channel, and register your business appropriately. Then, with a proper marketing strategy, you should be able to reach a broader customer base.

How much you can make: $550 — $125,000/month

How long does it take to build: 90 days (?)

I Make $1.5M/Year Shipping Chocolate Penises To Your Friends

Dick At Your Door is an e-commerce shop that grew almost 10x within the last eight months by selling anonymous pranks such as 5 oz chocolate penises, and its founder shares his journey that started as a joke to becoming a professional chocolatier.

Adam started Dick At Your Door over 9 years ago
Adam grew the business to $125K/month
Read by 15,447 founders

59. Start an interior decorating business

Interior design is one of the most exciting and rewarding fields to enter. Interior designers help clients create functional, beautiful spaces that reflect their personalities.

The demand for Interior decor is booming and showing no signs of slowing soon. If you love enhancing the look of interior spaces, starting an interior décor business can be a great business idea.

To start an interior décor business, you must possess a working knowledge of space planning, textiles, color schemes, and more. You will work with architects, engineers, and builders to plan the look and function of indoor spaces.

How much you can make: $40,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $1,250 (?)

How long does it take to build: 60 days (?)

I Transformed My House After My Divorce And Started A $40K/Month Interior Design Business

Seriously Happy Homes, an interior design firm based in Seattle, uses their efficient design process to keep momentum in their projects, with average monthly revenue of $40k, without targeting the ultra-rich, and is shifting gears to focus on their virtual Design Helplines service and business coaching for interior designers.

Rebecca started Seriously Happy Homes over 16 years ago
Rebecca grew the business to $40K/month
It cost Rebecca $2000 to start the business
Read by 1,854 founders

60. Start a lunchbox delivery business

A lunchbox delivery business serves workers and busy professionals who do not have the time to walk to a restaurant for lunch. The business exists to provide convenience to its customers.

With today's busy lifestyle, people rarely have the time to prepare meals. Besides, technology enables users to discover multiple options regarding how we dine.

Thus, starting your lunchbox delivery business can be fun and rewarding if you love catering to busy professionals. To start, identify potential customers, and set up the ordering app. Market your business online through different platforms.

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Pat Walls

I'm Pat Walls and I created Starter Story - a website dedicated to helping people start businesses. We interview entrepreneurs from around the world about how they started and grew their businesses.