42 Business Ideas Every Small Town Needs

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So - maybe you live in a small town or you're looking to move to one, and you're thinking about starting a business.

Some entrepreneurs may not identify this right away, but there is so much opportunity in launching a new business in a small community.

Unlike a big city, there is much lower competition and usually, a big (and obvious) gap in the market that needs to be filled.

Sure, starting a business in a small community may come with its fair share of challenges, so it's important that you check all the boxes before you go all in:

  • Research the town - Understand the community & your target demographic
  • Identify your comp set - Identify their strengths, weaknesses, price-point, and what differentiates them from the rest
  • Connect with the community - Small towns may be reluctant to change. It's important to connect with the community, have a good reputation and start off on the right foot.

Here's a list of 42 business ideas that every small town should have.

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Conclusion

There you have it - 42 business ideas that you can start in your small town today.

If you'd like to read our step-by-step guide on how to validate your business idea, check it out here

Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story

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