75 business >Last updated on 24.9.2019 by Jessika Fichtel
The right business idea is the basic building block for successful self-employment.
We’ll show you 75 ideas to inspire you on your way to becoming a Founder.
This business idea is a true classic. But to stand out from the crowd today with a café, it has to own a USP. So get creative!
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The concept of the “Gassi-Geher” comes from the USA and is often practiced as a side job. But if you raise it from the beginning, you can also work as a full-time dogwalker. Especially in cities, dog owners will be grateful for your service.
Become a trainer
Lemonades, spritzers, smoothies – the beverage sector offers young founders a huge playground. There is guaranteed room for you and your next hipster drink.
You would like to develop a drink, but this may be a bit high percentage? For example, in a distillery you can burn the next trend gin or a particularly tasty whiskey.
An app that offers its users real added value can still be a good source of revenue today, after the boom in smartphone applications.
The following reportage shows how easy (or difficult) the programming of your own app is:
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Vintage fashion second-hand thrills more and more fashion fans. So why not open a second-hand shop and offer really unique collector’s items there? This business idea is guaranteed not only in Berlin.
Establish delivery service for food
Coworking has established itself more and more in the modern world of work in recent years and gained many followers. If you live in an area where the supply is still relatively thin, it is worth opening a coworking space yourself.
Found online magazine
Ads, affiliate links, and collaborations can help you to monetize your own online magazine (which may come from a blog). But beware: this business idea hides more work than you might think.
Operate food truck
One third of Germans shop online at least once a week. (Source) Sounds like a lucrative business? Absolutely! The business online shop is as popular as ever.
You are a friend of good taste and appreciate high-quality products? Then think about the opening of your own delicatessen.
Whether chocolate, soap or jewelery – everything that is handmade, is currently very popular. So why not set up a factory and offer customers goods that are different from the usual mass production?
Open record store
Even in times of iTunes, Spotify and Co., there are still people who appreciate the value of a record. If your heart beats for the “black gold,” this business idea might be interesting to you.
Become a coach
Coaches are currently active in almost all areas of life. No matter if relationship or professional – as a coach (or classical: consultant) you address many different target groups.
Start marketing agency
You are interested in the different forms of marketing and have acquired a comprehensive expertise over time? An own agency could be your entry into the successful self-employment.
Become virtual assistant
This business idea is ideal if you want to work from home. As a virtual assistant, you assist your clients in various office matters. Organization should therefore be your great passion.
Insight into the everyday life of a virtual assistant offers the following video:
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The task of a home stager is to set up an uninhabited property in such a way that it looks as attractive as possible to potential tenants or buyers. After work, you take back all furniture and decorative items.
Become a wedding planner
Really good coffee is something that many people like to dig deeper into their pockets. If the beans have come to Germany through fair trade, then the business idea is perfect.
Even if at first it sounds more like a hobby than a business, more and more creative people are making money from their home-made products. If you pull it up professionally from the beginning and leave nothing to chance, this idea is quite promising.
Found textile printing company
Be it t-shirts for a bachelorette party, fan merchandise for bands or an individual gift for a loved one – with a textile printing company, you are addressing completely different target groups.
Design smart clothes
The clothing industry is undergoing an interesting change. More and more clothes are becoming smart – a feature that is particularly interesting for athletes and health-conscious people.
Become a videographer
In terms of online marketing, there has been a clear trend for some time now: those who want to attract attention are presented with the help of videos. The best conditions for anyone who wants to become self-employed as a videographer.
Offer online courses
eLearning, ie training with the aid of digital processes, inspires more and more people. Benefit from this development, for example by developing your own online courses on XY and offering them for a fee.
Offer computer training for seniors
And another business idea that has been created by the progressive digitization. If you are patient and can easily explain (relatively) complex processes, you can, for example, teach seniors how to use computers and other technical equipment.
Becoming a graphic designer
As a Catering Company owner, you become self-employed in the name of good taste. Training to cook is helpful but not required.
Become a tour guide
Individualism is the big trend in tourism. Make use of it by offering alternative tours in your hometown or other region. Main quality feature: authenticity.
Develop superfood products
Exotic fruits, special seeds and seeds – the wide range of so-called superfoods can easily turn into money these days. You just have to develop a fancy product and place it successfully on the market.
Become an influencer
Granted, a business idea that only very few people can make money with. But if you already have the required base – for example, a good Youtube channel or many Instagram followers – it pays to think about monetizing your work.
As the daily life of an influencer looks like, the following video shows:
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Not only, but just in the carnival time, costume rentals are booming. This business idea requires a good location and a loyal clientele.
Develop feminine hygiene products
Tampons in organic quality, menstrual cups that avoid garbage, washable panty liners – the feminine hygiene market offers plenty of room for sustainable alternatives. The (female) clientele is ready to get to know new products – and to protect the environment with them at best.
Develop a game
Whether classic board game or digital game for PC and console – if you come up with the idea for the next groundbreaking game, this can certainly be the foundation for your successful independence.
Custom, handmade jewelry is currently selling well. Why not start your own little jewelry label and stir up the industry with your own creations?
Found a cooking school
You do not just love to cook, but also to share your knowledge with others? As a cookery school owner, you can turn your hobby into a career.
Become a furniture designer
Although “off the peg” furniture is still being bought, it is also gaining more and more competition from individual designers. The target group is there. Only your concrete idea is missing.
Open Pop Up Store
If you search Instagram for the hashtag #vanlife, you will find more than 4 million entries. Traveling with the mobile home is currently quite hip – and at the same time provides the ideal breeding ground for various business ideas. How about, for example, to convert classic vans and vans in chic motorhomes?
Become a software developer
IT experts are in desperate need of searching everywhere. One area that has proven particularly lucrative is software development. If you bring the appropriate skills, you can develop a worthwhile business from this.
Become a copywriter
Do you have a good sense of language and love to write your own texts? As a copywriter, you can work for different clients and earn a living.
To attract attention today with a new restaurant, you have to come up with something special. How about a vegan menu or avoiding as much packaging waste as possible? With such concepts you bring customers targeted to your page.
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Organic is trump. Why not start a business where all products are organic?
Open yoga studio
The yoga boom continues and ensures that the associated studios sprout up like mushrooms. If you’re looking for a career in this area, now is the time to do it.
Build Tiny Houses
The Tiny House is the new real estate trend par excellence. The tiny houses are not only space-saving and cheap, but often also mobile, thus enabling a completely new lifestyle.
Rent holiday apartments
It sounds almost too good to be true. But with the rental of several apartments, you can build a solid business. Use tools such as various online platforms.
Fruity-fresh marmalades, vegan vegetable spreads, peanut butter without peanuts – the food segment spread offers plenty of space and space for your creativity. With the right product (or a whole range of products) you can stir up the food scene.
Found city beekeeping
Bees in the city are now no longer a rarity. The ecologically meaningful use of urban habitats is currently a big topic. Closely linked to this: the city beekeepers, who can call lucrative prices for their honey.
develop sustainable product
There is hardly another aspect that characterizes the start-up scene just as much as sustainability. If you manage to develop a product that rightfully deserves this title, then you have very good prospects of success.
Open travel agency
It may sound a bit antiquated, but travel agencies are still popular with travelers. If you manage to give the classic business idea a fresh look, you can stand out from the competition.
Found upcycling companies
Take an old material and a little craftsmanship, garnish the whole thing with an extra dose of creativity – and the upcycling product is finished. This business idea is not only sustainable and individual, but also pretty cool.
The Craftbeer movement has long been established in Germany. Their specialty: individual beers who do not take the German Purity Law seriously. Who knows, maybe you’re the new star of the scene?
Become a social media manager
As a social media manager you are an expert when it comes to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Co. More and more companies are transferring these channels into the hands of an external professional.
When a person travels for longer periods, he often needs a place where he can store his belongings. Offer a solution to this problem by renting warehouses and garages.
open mobile seniors shop
The company is getting older – a circumstance that offers space for completely new business ideas. As the owner of a mobile retirement shop, you can provide pensioners in the countryside and retirement homes with generation-specific products.
Open Pet Grooming
Even dogs have a right to a good haircut. If you like the cold-blooded four-legged friends and are also skilled with the scissors, this could be your ticket to self-employment.
Books will probably never lose their fascination. So even in times of Amazon and Co., it may be worthwhile to open a traditional bookstore.
Becoming a blogger
From now on you will not be able to earn money as a blogger. To make this a business idea, you should already have done some preliminary work.
Whether only for hands, the whole body or perhaps even the hair – solid soaps are inspiring many people and are therefore ideal as a business idea.
Create a clean-up service
Severed limbs, missing eyes, dirty coat – many cuddly toys look pretty worn over the years. As a cuddly toy doctor you can give them a fresh look and make the owners happy with a few targeted moves.
Start moving company
Hardly anyone likes to move – after all, this is a sweaty activity. But the greater the chances of success for you as a budding moving company.
Open DIY photo studio
You think photo boxes are the highlight at every party? How about a whole studio, where the customer is not only a model, but also a photographer? Remote releases make it possible.
Programming the configurator
Tailor-made products – be it furniture, clothing or jewelery – make customer hearts beat faster. Give your target group exactly what they want – with the help of an online configurator.
Open a beauty salon
Treat your customers peace and relaxation – in your beauty salon. If you give it an individual touch, it will soon be different from other offers.
Establish farm shop
Regional and seasonal products directly from the grower – not just hipsters get excited when they imagine it. The concept of the farm shop is already really old, but is currently celebrating something like its renaissance.
Virtual Pinterest Assistant
A stroll through the drugstore reveals a huge variety of products. If you think your skin, hair and / or body care product is still missing, you should start by finding the right formula.
Practical notebooks, stylish desk pads and visually appealing clips – products from the “stationary” sector are popular. You will probably not lack customers.
Offer night care for children
When day-care centers and schools close, some parents sometimes do not know where to go with their children. Help single parents, shift workers, and others by taking care of the offspring overnight.
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