5 Small Businesses You Can Start in 2019

Thousands of Americans dream of starting their own business. However, putting up a business is easier said than done. You’re sure to encounter tons of obstacles along the way. For example, you may not have enough motivation or time to sort everything out; or you don’t have sufficient financing to start a business.

While it usually takes a significant amount of money to run your own business, this shouldn’t hinder you from turning your dreams into reality. There are business loan grants and other fundraising options that are available for small business owners. Therefore, insufficient funds shouldn’t be a problem.

Other than that, there are certain types of businesses that you can start without having to invest a fortune. Here are five businesses you can start in 2019:

  1. Healthy Fast Food

While the fast food we know today (McDonald’s, Burger King, etc.) is still thriving, many people look for healthy alternatives to the greasy meals we’ve always known – ice cream trucks, taco carts, and the ever-present burger joints. Food chains that sell quinoa salad, smoothie bowls, and whole grain wraps are beginning gain popularity – especially when they’re sold in a food truck. If you’re not into mobile fast food, healthy restaurants like Zoe’s Kitchen and Green Tomato also do well in today’s market.

  1. Meal Preparations

Making your own meals instead of buying them is a great way to cut back on expenses – but you can also create meals for others and sell them at a price. You can start by asking friends and families to avail of your service. In order to expand your business, take orders from other people and find out what they like.

  1. Social Media Manager

Did you know that companies pay people to manage their social media accounts – Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest? If you’re not sure where to look for social media jobs, you can start by contacting businesses with social media accounts or look for job opportunities on websites like Upwork.

  1. Delivery Services 

Americans are busy people. Juggling their jobs, school, hobbies, and social obligations, people usually don’t have the time to do their laundry or prepare their meals. While most people perceive this as a problem, it’s a potential business opportunity for business people.

Most people are willing to pay to have their to-dos done for them. With the rise of delivery services in the market, this concept definitely works. You just have to figure out what you want to deliver.

  1. Customized cakes, cupcakes, and more.

If you enjoy baking and art, you might want to tap into the art of baking. Many people are willing to pay for custom cakes for wedding and birthday parties. There are crash courses that teach you how to decorate cakes and/or customize them for special events. You can advertise and sell your creation via Craigslist, local farmer’s market, or on your local Facebook page.

Looking to start your own business? SMB Compass has helped hundreds of people achieve their dreams of owning and expanding their business, and we can do the same for you. You can contact us by phone at (646) 569-9496 or email us at info@smbcompass.com.

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