The 30 Best Businesses To Start In Poland [2021]

The 30 Best Businesses To Start In Poland [2021]

Interested in starting a business in Poland in 2021?

We put together 30 of the best businesses you can start in Poland today.

In this list of ideas, you can find:

  • Home-based businesses to start in Poland
  • Profitable online business ideas
  • Unique business opportunities for Poland
  • Low investment business ideas (under $5k to start)
  • Easy businesses you can start in Poland today

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples, revenue expectations for each idea, + a step-by-step on how to start your small business in Poland.

Here's the full list:

1. Start a freelancer platform ($480K/year)

Abby (Abhinav) Verma from New York started SkillSoniq almost 5 years ago, a freelancer platform.

  • Revenue: $40,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 7
  • Location: New York

I have 15 years of professional experience across Investment Banking, Tech Consulting, and Entrepreneurship and have studied in 3 continents in Asia, North America, and Europe from schools like the University of Michigan, Indian School of Business, and the London School of Economics.

I have been an entrepreneur 3 times now and founded my first company at the age of 19 to sell paint jobs to homeowners in Detroit while studying full-time at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. This was my first experience as an entrepreneur and got me hooked to the hustle required to get stuff done. I followed it up with a stint in Investment Banking, which taught me the meaning of perseverance and quality testing when I worked 100+ hours a week on multi-billion dollar Financing and M&A deals.

I came across the idea of starting SkillSoniq when I was working with outsourced talent on a tech project a few years ago, where I was sitting in the United States and working with contractors in the Philippines. That experience was extremely excruciating, as I worked at odd hours to keep up with the time zone differences, had difficulty communicating with the contractors and there was a lot of concern around IP security and trust. That experience put me in major depression and when I started looking for better alternatives to hire talent in the US quickly and at affordable rates, I found that the recruiting space in the US was broken.


Abby (Abhinav) Verma, on starting SkillSoniq ($40,000/month) full story ➜

2. Start a clothing line ($12K/year)

Paul from Osaka started Ishihara Design ago, a clothing line.

  • Revenue: $1,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Osaka

The story is actually pretty interesting, I had just finished my studies and was on my way to go to Japan with NO plans, money, or job/school. I had literally nothing going on in my life aside from music, which I was working on as a hobby.

In marketing the human element is really what makes it all work. I used to do giveaways monthly, sharing all the UGC on social media.

I had been playing with the idea of launching my own brand in the past, because I’ve always been drawn to fashion and anything creative, but didn't really know how to go on about doing so.


Paul, on starting Ishihara Design ($1,000/month) full story ➜

3. Start a fashion accessories brand ($600K/year)

Eric Morton from Wilmington, Massachusetts, USA started Cuff Style almost 3 years ago, a fashion accessories brand.

  • Revenue: $50,000/ month
  • Founders: 4
  • Employees: 4
  • Location: Wilmington, Massachusetts, USA

Cuffstyle LLC was founded by myself, Jason, Chris, and Carl.

Carl came up with the original concept while trying to solve a very simple problem he was having. He loved playing acoustic guitar, but shirt sleeves always seemed to get in the way while he was strumming. He would typically fold his shirt cuff up just enough to keep it out of the way, but the cuff would constantly fall back down while he was playing. He wanted a way to keep the cuff held back, and he thought cufflinks would do the trick. Unfortunately, he didn’t own any French cuff shirts, so he started to improvise, and thus the idea was born.

All in all, we believe the key to success in business is not being skilled in any specific technical area, but rather being skilled at networking, managing, and motivating people.


Eric Morton, on starting Cuff Style ($50,000/month) full story ➜

4. Start a meal prep business ($720K/year)

TJ Clark from Little Rock, Arkansas, USA started Healthy Chew over 5 years ago, a meal prep business.

  • Revenue: $60,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 7
  • Location: Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

My name is TJ. I am currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer and 50% owner. I was originally hired to help my business partner Peter wash dishes and make breakfast. Peter had been meal prepping for about 1 year before he brought me on board. When I was hired, I saw that he was a fantastic chef, handled sales, and was able to grow without efficiency.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help. That one Facebook video doubled our client base overnight.

I filled in the gaps and taught him how to properly scale the company, hire more employees, and both structure and organize it into a self-sustaining business. I lacked the sales and cooking experience he had. So we were very yin and yang.


TJ Clark, on starting Healthy Chew ($60,000/month) full story ➜

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

6. Start a wedding planner business ($24K/year)

Lia chhabra from New Delhi, Delhi, India started Shaadivaale almost 4 years ago, a wedding planner business.

  • Revenue: $2,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 5
  • Location: New Delhi, Delhi, India

So I got placed in a medium-sized private company in 2016 after my graduation and I served for about 4.5 years there. With the pandemic rising, I had to look for another job because things got messy there. So, I switched my job as I wasn’t still convinced to take the risk of doing my business full time. I switched and joined somewhere else as their Social Media Manager.

Being in a creative industry, and handling the digital marketing activities of the organizations gave me a great insight into how business is done. I started believing in the power of digitalization and how I was so good at it. This was the major reason why I even thought of setting up something like Shaadivaale in the first place.

I gained a lot of experience by working at my two employers and it took me 3 years to take my venture to a place where I started seeing results. It did not come easy but what surprised me most is that I wasn’t even willing to give up. Several other ideas were popping up in my mind but I never thought of the need to drop it and move onto the next one. I had my soul into it. It was clear.


Lia chhabra, on starting Shaadivaale ($2,000/month) full story ➜

7. Start a consulting business ($0/year)

Liz Illg from Phoenix, AZ, USA started Liz Illg over 2 years ago, a consulting business.

  • Revenue: $0/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 2
  • Location: Phoenix, AZ, USA

I remember vividly when my idea of business consulting came to me. I was at a networking conference with other business owners and when I stood up to introduce myself to the group, I called myself a systems consultant.

Industries change. Times are constantly changing. Relationships, if built regularly, can last forever!

From that day forward, I created the perfect way to audit an operational system or create one, effectively and efficiently. My systems consultation service is still available to this day and I’ve helped business owners dial in theirs to allow them to grow and transform their teams.


Liz Illg, on starting Liz Illg ($0/month) full story ➜

8. Start a photography business ($1.32M/year)

Kyle Nelson from Chico, California, USA started Results Imagery over 4 years ago, a photography business.

  • Revenue: $110,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 8
  • Location: Chico, California, USA

We both had previous experience in another start-up called Soul id which was a social media platform for action sports. We ran the marketing and media at that company which was a blast. After we left that company, we split directions. Eli got involved in the eCommerce industry by starting a brand called Winterial which he grew to hundreds of SKUs. Kyle headed in the media direction and started a commercial photography company where he worked with Fortune 500 companies and small businesses.

At this time Kyle wanted to be able to get back in the start-up world, grow a large brand and a team of like-minded creatives and innovators. So like any entrepreneur, he jumped on Google and started to search for media companies that were also technology-based companies as well. That is where the inspiration of starting a digital agency that solely focused on the media portion for brands and product companies came to life.

Culture is the centerpiece of a successful company. Creating a place for employees to come to work and enjoy what they do, the environment and who they work with will pay long term dividends.


Kyle Nelson, on starting Results Imagery ($110,000/month) full story ➜

9. Start a social media marketing business ($120K/year)

Mahsun Avci from Taastrup started Avci ApS almost 2 years ago, a social media marketing business.

  • Revenue: $10,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Taastrup

Growing up, I went to private school and was very blessed that my parents cared about my education. Somewhere around 9th grade, my perspective on the education system changed. I realized through books and YouTube videos that the life trajectory of a lot of the people I looked up to, was not aligned with what I wanted in life.

I was never a fan of what was taught in schools. Instead of religiously following what was being taught in high school, I self-educated in business, personal development, and leadership. When I was fifteen, I tried out various online businesses. I failed miserably at first. At this time I was very much into Fitness and I tried to sell training and diet plans. I managed to sell a few plans to my classmates for like $50, but it never really amounted to anything and most importantly it wasn't scalable.

After that, I tried stock trading and the likes. That too didn’t really work for me. One day I stumbled across SMMA. I was so intrigued by the concept, so I went ALL IN. I didn’t care what people thought. I was going to make it big here. I needed some proof of concept, so I convinced my dad to make me run his restaurant's Facebook Ads. I watched 100’s of videos and read tons of blogs, to know how to run successful ads and we were both pretty stoked about the results.

I knew it was the right business for me, but it was not all gold and green forests. In fact, at the start of my “agency journey,” it was so hard getting my feet on the ground and getting my first few clients after my dad.


Mahsun Avci, on starting Avci ApS ($10,000/month) full story ➜

10. Start a specialty food business ($84K/year)

Belinda Kelly and Venise Cunningham from Enumclaw, Washington, USA started Simple Goodness Sisters about 3 years ago, a specialty food business.

  • Revenue: $7,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Enumclaw, Washington, USA

In 2015 Belinda left a job at Microsoft University Recruiting that required a lot of travel and wouldn’t work for her other new job title of “mom.” She took a work from home position on the same team at a much lower pay level (yes, that sucked) and decided to explore her interest in entrepreneurship. With 4 hours daily saved by not commuting, she had the time to work on an idea she’d had for a mobile bar business.

Having been responsible for hundreds of events over her 6 years at Microsoft, she saw a gap in the catering world of Seattle and thought a mobile bar company that raised the bar on drink quality, presentation, and service would be well received by tech companies and the greater events industry. While never a bartender, she had enough experience in the service industry and enough hutzpah to begin studying cocktails voraciously and apply for a business license. She decided to up the ante (and the effort!) further with a farm to bar, craft beverage program supported by her sister Venise’s farm and others in the rural community of Enumclaw, WA, their HQ.

At that time, Simple Goodness Farm was a garlic and goats (mostly) hobby farm for Venise and her growing family (the sisters had their first babies within two weeks of one another.) Venise worked in HR at the real estate startup Redfin and commuted downtown daily while also managing the herd and fields in her free time.


Belinda Kelly and Venise Cunningham, on starting Simple Goodness Sisters ($7,000/month) full story ➜

11. Start an ecommerce platform ($1.2M/year)

Nick and Angelica from Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA started Romans Tide over 6 years ago, a ecommerce platform.

  • Revenue: $100,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 5
  • Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

Outsource everything. The classic entrepreneur’s mistake is to try and do everything yourself. When I look back on it I definitely had the funds to outsource more and bootstrap less.

If it wasn't for that struggle I would have never made it to where I am today. I was forced into entrepreneurship because I was not someone people could hire. I always got along with people at interviews and people liked me but I was not hireable due to the mistakes I made in the past surrounding my issues with drugs and alcohol as a teenager.

Embrace the struggle. Good times can make you soft. I appreciate my life now and keep an attitude of gratitude but I never forget where I came from. I never forget not knowing where my next meal would come from or not knowing where I was going to sleep at night. Believe it or not, I have had worse times and been worse places than being homeless but I won't go there here

I got my GED at 16 so I didn’t even finish high school, before starting my business I did take some college classes at a local community college. I wanted to become a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and attend Bastyr University.

I loved learning things but always struggled with the long road of school which held no guarantee of success, just a guarantee of debt.

My journey into entrepreneurship started as an early teenager hustling here and there just to put food in my mouth and fuel in the gas tank. My first real business was a landscaping business I started with a friend that didn't work out. We thought it would be a good idea because he had the work and I had the business mindset of growing and scaling. The opportunity was there but we did not collaborate well. Even with my guidance he did not want to change his habits. This led to us butting heads, ending our business, tainting our friendship, and me $20,000 in debt. After that had failed me I came across a program that taught people how to dropship on eBay for $20 a month. I really liked the idea of this as it gave me the opportunity to work from anywhere and be my own boss which are two things I really wanted. After a few months of hard work, things went well and I paid $500 for the selling on Amazon training. I literally had no idea what I was doing when my Amazon business took off. In a sense, Amazon was my crash course in business. It taught me how to hire and manage employees, how to set up payroll, how to outsource, how to do accounting, how to leverage credit and financing, how to market, how to do advertising. It taught me everything I know about business in the harshest way possible lol


Nick and Angelica, on starting Romans Tide ($100,000/month) full story ➜

12. Start a web design & online marketing business ($900K/year)

Francesc LTW from Barcelona started La Teva Web almost 19 years ago, a web design & online marketing business.

  • Revenue: $75,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 19
  • Location: Barcelona

My academic background has always been focused on management and strategy, I did economics, a PGDip in European Companies Management, and an MBA in England. Once I finished these studies, I started to work in Barcelona as a product manager for a couple of large companies. These were very well-known and large companies and, although I was in my twenties and I had achieved a relevant position in both companies but, for me, it was a waste of time.

At that time you could not expect to have a minimum influence in companies where all marketing decisions are always made in central offices, always abroad. Unfortunately, Spanish companies produced few goods and they merely buy and sell products manufactured in other countries.

I wanted to see all processes and, above all, feel that my efforts were worth something real and touchable. That’s why I decided that if I wanted to put into action everything I had learned, I should build my own company.


Francesc LTW, on starting La Teva Web ($75,000/month) full story ➜

13. Start a marketing automation platform ($1.2M/year)

Mike Korba from Poland started ago, a marketing automation platform.

  • Country: Poland
  • Revenue: $100,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 40

Hi! I’m Mike Korba. I’m one of the Co-Founders of Today I want to tell you a little bit about the company which was started by Greg Warzecha who was the owner of the idea. I was brought on and started from beta as one of the product’s first customers.

So a bit more information about our product - is a full-stack marketing platform that does two major things - connecting user data and activity to user communication. Our platform is where teams come together to create sales, marketing, and support processes and campaigns that optimize input and keep communication consistent.


Mike Korba, on starting ($100,000/month) full story ➜

14. Start an art business ($1.08M/year)

Adam Jesionkiewicz from Poland started Astrography almost 3 years ago, an art business.

  • Country: Poland
  • Revenue: $90,000/ month
  • Founders: 3
  • Employees: 4

Hi, my name is Artur Kurasinski and I'm a co-owner of Astrography - a company dealing with printing and selling fine arts related to space. During the last 20 years, Adam (CEO) and I have established a lot of different companies and businesses. Many of them have not survived and we have gained a lot of experience in setting up and running startups (mostly technological).

In early 2019 Adam invited me to co-create Astrography and since then we have been running e-commerce together, which has a mission to educate in space. We try to interest our customers not only with a nice photo but also with the scientific facts related to it.

Adam has been an avid astrophotographer for 15 years and devotes a lot of time to it. One day he decided to print his pictures and give them to his friends. It turned out that his pictures are so great that people were willing to pay for them.


Adam Jesionkiewicz, on starting Astrography ($90,000/month) full story ➜

15. Start a lead generation business ($780K/year)

Ross Knap from Poland started CallPage about 6 years ago, a lead generation business.

  • Country: Poland
  • Revenue: $65,000/ month
  • Founders: 3
  • Employees: 30

Hi, my name is Ross Knap, and I am the CEO and co-founder of CallPage. I've been an entrepreneur for as long as I can remember. When I was five years old, I had the idea to sell chewing gum. I bought them in bulk of 100 pieces and then sold them 2x more expensive. When I was 13, I sold mobile phones. In college, for a long time, I was investing in the stock market. I also studied finance and business, which directed my actions toward entrepreneurship. I also launched an online shop for home decor, which I then sold. Later I co-founded CallPage along with two of my friends Sergey Butko, and Andriy Tkachiv.

CallPage provides a range of tools that allows sales reps to get in touch with leads instantly. And when I say instantly, I mean 28 seconds. When a web visitor browses the website, our smart widget pops up and asks them to leave their phone number and get an automated callback immediately. This, in turn, leads to driving more sales leads and moving deals faster through the pipeline with an immediate conversation via callback. We facilitate converting website visitors into happy customers. If you've ever seen a thrifty little pop-up on a website that says, "we'll call you back in 28 seconds," that's most likely our widget. We have been in the market since 2015.

We have now expanded our tools to become a full-fledged inside sales platform. Currently, we deal with comprehensive support for all business phone systems. We have added an element of artificial intelligence to this by providing services that range from converting voice to text, recognizing emotions, and extracting statistical data from the phone call itself.


Ross Knap, on starting CallPage ($65,000/month) full story ➜

16. Start a time tracking app ($480K/year)

Pavel Cheshev from Poland started TIMEFLIP about 5 years ago, a time tracking app.

  • Country: Poland
  • Revenue: $40,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $130,000
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 4

Hi! My name is Pavel Cheshev and I’m running a startup called TimeFlip that we co-founded with my partner Dmitry in the Summer of 2016.

TimeFlip is an IoT solution to assist people with personal time management and productivity control. It is an app-connected polygon, designed to make time tracking as easy, intuitive and flawless, as possible.

There are many people all around the world concerned about their time usage and productivity.


Pavel Cheshev, on starting TIMEFLIP ($40,000/month) full story ➜

17. Start a photo sharing platform ($24K/year)

Paweł Kadysz from Poland started Tookapic about 8 years ago, a photo sharing platform.

  • Country: Poland
  • Revenue: $2,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 2

Hello! My name is Pawel Kadysz and I’m the founder of Tookapic. It’s a photo-sharing platform where entrepreneurs, accountants, programmers, teachers, doctors, lawyers, and other non-photographers share their passion for photography.

Tookapic is a premium photo journaling platform and community where you pay $9/mo or $69/y to take part in a 365-day challenge that will help you transforms ordinary moments into extraordinary memories.

But here’s the catch. It only allows you to publish one photo a day and encourages you to do it every day for a year. This type of photo journal is called 365 projects.


Paweł Kadysz, on starting Tookapic ($2,000/month) full story ➜

18. Become a yoga instructor

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19. Start a dance studio business

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20. Start a swimming instructor business

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21. Become a skiing instructor

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22. Start an event organizing business

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23. Start a virtual IT service business

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24. Start a tourist guide business

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25. Start an in-home senior care business

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26. Start a laundry business

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27. Start a first aid kits business

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28. Start a daycare

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29. Start a shopping mall play centers business

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30. Start an antique furniture refurbishing business

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