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25 Best Small Business Ideas For 2014

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25 Best Small Business Ideas


Best Small Business idea #1 [051] Sell My Car:

Best Small Business idea #1 [051] Sell My Car:

I am serious about this one – this is still a huge problem that has not been resolved. I hate selling my car. You have to deal with time-wasters and weird people kicking your tyres and looking for a cheap steal! I would happily pay £100 here in the UK for someone to sell my car on my behalf. So I don’t think this is a major international web app but more of a local service with a local agent that sells peoples cars. If you could solve the pain here – there’s money to be made.

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Best Small Business idea #2 [052] Kids Depression Tools:

Best Small Business idea #2 [052] Kids Depression Tools:

Its sad that kids get depressed but at least there is a way to help kids out. A UK company is leading the way in providing tools such as books and MP3′s. Most sales will come from schools, doctors, counselors and parents. Maybe start talking to parents and group leaders about what they need to cope or address depression with young people and go from there.

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Best Small Business idea #3 [053] Boutique:

Best Small Business idea #3 [053] Boutique:

My girlfriend would love a niche service where once a month boutique designers could send sketches and design boards where my girlfriend could offer her feedback and then buy that dress. It would take a lot of work to get a good base of boutique designers but you could command a high price for the end product.

UPDATE! My girlfriend says launch this!

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Best Small Business idea #4 [054] Music Tour List:

Best Small Business idea #4 [054] Music Tour List:

So there maybe is something out there already in a form of an app but I am thinking a simple app where I put in my favorite bands and I can receive notification when they are in my town or country on tour.

UPDATE! As a new dad I would also like to add any shows or TV personalities that my little girl likes that come to town.

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  1. Come up with a brand name and check to see if your domain name is available
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    5. Signup for my WPdemand Updates – tactics and methods on going from idea to profit

Best Small Business idea #5 [055] My Cause:

Best Small Business idea #5 [055] My Cause:

So MyCause would be an About.me type page but for peoples personal efforts in activism for good causes. So it would be a proud way of saying “I fed 300 schoolchildren this month” or “I saved a little girl in Somalia“. These would be a clear achievements in good. Why? Because people are proud and if this means everyone can now have an activism page which they fight for causes they believe in then great. You would make money by charging charities to get involved. I sit on the board of an African charity and having done a lot of fundraising and I know that charity is not what it was – mainly due to so many charities out there and also the public being so far detached from the act of doing good. In the UK you can’t walk down any high street without some pumped up charity salesman shouting at you. You need to make charity personal if you want to get support. You could charge charities to offer pages to their supporters.

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Best Small Business idea #6 [056] Funeral Videos:

Best Small Business idea #6 [056] Funeral Videos:

OK a bit dark and deep but how about a service where you can signup for a monthly fee and record a personal video say once a month. Over the years the video footage can be reviewed and each year a video of your best bits of what you would want playing at your funeral and a gift to everyone that came. So each year you build more of the video and continue to edit it. You can also upload photos and other video footage. At your death with a permission of a certified nominee you can have your video edited for the final time and released. I think this will be a normal part of a funeral service in years to come.

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Best Small Business idea #7 [057] Intropop:

Best Small Business idea #7 [057] Intropop:

There are so many music apps out there. I love music and I am still not happy with any app for discovering new music until now. I have in my head the perfect app. So it would be a really minimalist design. You would put in your likes and music genre. Then in one minute you would hear a 1 minute mix of 6 x 10 second samples from the middle of each new song. If you like the sample you hit like while playing that specific sample and it would add the full track in to your daily curated list for you to listen to later. Awesome! You could make money from ads or royalties for selling songs.

UPDATE! This is still not out there! Build it for me!

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Best Small Business idea #8 [058] Minimal Political Website:

Best Small Business idea #8 [058] Minimal Political Website:

So this might not sound like a business idea but politics is bigger than ever. Everyone, even the youth follow politics. The big issue still remains that politicians and political parties are not very good at communicating their messages to the youth. This would be a simple webpage and app with the top 5 things the party wants to get across about why you should support them. Also you can select a topic such as healthcare to compare the parties. You then get the political parties to advertise on it.

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Best Small Business idea #9 [059] Recycled Jewellery:

Best Small Business idea #9 [059] Recycled Jewellery:

Me and my girlfriend finally went (going) vegan after being ignorant to where our meat came from for so long and we are so glad that we did. More of the world and especially our youth are being brought up now aware of the environment and so recycled jewelry I think will be a leader here. If you could bring about a range with a great brand name, get some famous person to wear it like Lady Ga Ga and then you can continue to look for more rubbish to recycle! Again there are plenty of offshore suppliers that can help you here.

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  1. Come up with a brand name and check to see if your domain name is available
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    5. Signup for my WPdemand Updates – tactics and methods on going from idea to profit

Best Small Business idea #10 [060] BookSnips:

Best Small Business idea #10 [060] BookSnips:

So this would ideally be a service for publishers to promote their new releases. A reader would download BookSnips app or sign up for the email service, select what types of book genres they are interested in and once a week they would receive a snip of a chapter from a new book. If they liked what they read they could then order the book. You would make your money by charging publishers a fee to enter snips of their books.

UPDATE! The growing number of self-publishers now means that there are more than ever people who need help to standout from the crowd.

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  1. Come up with a brand name and check to see if your domain name is available
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    3. Grab a FREE domain name with your hosting
    4. Learn How to Prepare Your WordPress blog for Business or Startup
    5. Signup for my WPdemand Updates – tactics and methods on going from idea to profit

Best Small Business idea #11 [061] 3D Art:

Best Small Business idea #11 [061] 3D Art:

I love 3D printing and so one idea I thought of would be to open an online store for 3D printed art. You could kick things off by asking owners of 3D printers to print you some art and hire a designer on Elance to come up with a design.

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  1. Come up with a brand name and check to see if your domain name is available
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    4. Learn How to Prepare Your WordPress blog for Business or Startup
    5. Signup for my WPdemand Updates – tactics and methods on going from idea to profit

Best Small Business idea #12 [062] One Page Biz Plan App:

Best Small Business idea #12 [062] One Page Biz Plan App:

I am against the myth of writing pointless business plans that take years to write and nobody reads! With the “lean startup” movement taking hold everyone now hopefully knows that it isn’t about the size of your business plan, but the validation of your idea that counts. I think an app that would allow you to take that idea (or any of the 100 here) and work it through would be very beneficial. There are apps out there that say they do this but they are still too complicated.

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    5. Signup for my WPdemand Updates – tactics and methods on going from idea to profit

Best Small Business idea #13 [063] Blog Writing App:

Best Small Business idea #13 [063] Blog Writing App:

How do you know what to blog about? What if your company blog needs to be focusing on whats current and trending? How about an app that emails you once a day with the current trending topics in your sector for that day. Charge a monthly subscription service to pull all of this together, package and sell it.

UPDATE! Since I posted this blog post I have found the tool that is Buzzsumo and it really does what I talk about. Beauty is that the app is built! Use this as a the source and start off by sending article ideas by the top ranking stories for each keyword.

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Best Small Business idea #14 [064] MyDish:

Best Small Business idea #14 [064] MyDish:

Everyone has their own signature dish that they are proud of and it usually has some twist. So why not share it with the world. This would be a mobile app or website where users can put up their own recipes and invented dishes. They could even record a video of it with instructions. You could charge for advertising.

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Best Small Business idea #15 [065] Failure Training:

Best Small Business idea #15 [065] Failure Training:

I see a lot of noble blog posts about failure. I don’t like the “failure-worship” I also see but that’s another article. But I really do think there is a need for failure training. Getting people to be comfortable with failing BUT also teaching them how to learn from a failure. How to do a failure postmortem. This could be done via talks, training, online courses, books, podcasts, challenges, app, consultancy etc If you think this idea is crazy – then check out the Fail conferences going on around the world.

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Best Small Business idea #16 [066] WordPress For Schools:

Best Small Business idea #16 [066] WordPress For Schools:

Oli Barrett tweeted a good question some time back about what do you wish you had learnt at school. I replied “learn how to setup a WordPress site”. Imagine if every kid coming out of school could get online with their own website? WordPress makes it so easy to do this so I think offering a service where you go into schools and teach courses in WordPress would be well received. If I was asked to pay extra so my girlfriend could learn how to build a website – hell yeah I would pay! (But she will be so ahead of this when she hits first school!)

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Best Small Business idea #17 [067] AnalyticsYOU:

Best Small Business idea #17 [067] AnalyticsYOU:

I would love to wake-up in the morning and look at all the analytics that it has to do with ME. So I log in, see how much money I have in all of my accounts, get a quick traffic report on my websites, see how much weight I have lost in the past 30 days, how much electricity I have saved etc especially with the rise in quantified self.

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  1. Come up with a brand name and check to see if your domain name is available
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    4. Learn How to Prepare Your WordPress blog for Business or Startup
    5. Signup for my WPdemand Updates – tactics and methods on going from idea to profit

Best Small Business idea #18 [068] CEO Dashboard:

Best Small Business idea #18 [068] CEO Dashboard:

I have an idea for a web app or mobile app or both where a CEO can login and quickly see everything he needs to know without calling ten different people for updates. So he/she see’s current money in the bank, profit for this month, outstanding money owed, debt, leads, sales for the month etc. So it could be an app where you can add in streams of data, API to fetch all the info required.

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  1. Come up with a brand name and check to see if your domain name is available
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Best Small Business idea #19 [069] Niche App Review:

Best Small Business idea #19 [069] Niche App Review:

It’s app mad and apps are still growing and making loads of money. But I think one area that need a little help is some expert somewhere in a certain niche telling people like me on a weekly basis which apps I should be trying and why! For example, there could be an app reviewer focusing on sports apps, music apps, productivity apps, entrepreneur apps, marketing apps the list goes on. Start off by reviewing peoples apps and then become an expert in that niche so that any new apps will want you to review it. You can then charge a review fee, build up a newsletter list and take on sponsorship. With 19,000 new apps each month being launched – you got lots of prospects!

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Best Small Business ideas #20 [070] Spin Dinner:

Best Small Business ideas #20 [070] Spin Dinner:

Sticking with the app theme here is a great app I would love to see. So you turn up in San Francisco after a long trip into town and you are a little peckish but not sure what or where to go to eat. You open up SpinDinner (SpinDinner.com available) app and literally hit “SPIN” it then will use your location to find a random dish out of the local restaurants. So you could get each restaurant to submit their top 10 dishes and these come up as opposed to just a “Chinese restaurant”. The user can also setup what they like e.g. vegan etc. You could charge each restaurant per dish.

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Best Small Business ideas #21 [071] ThisIsHowIWouldDoIt:

Best Small Business ideas #21 [071] ThisIsHowIWouldDoIt:

So the idea here is a web app or mobile app where for a small fee people could submit challenges they are having and either one person or a network could resolve by saying “this is how I would do it”. Sort of a paid Quora but more in depth answers. Or you could build this around a community where other people help and vote on what they should do – monetize it via ads.

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Best Small Business ideas #22 [072] Blog App:

Best Small Business ideas #22 [072] Blog App:

So I read a lot of blogs. One blog I really like is the Buffer App blog. Imagine if Buffer had an app where at the end of the post a little popup comes up and says “What articles do you want to see on the buffer blog?” and also it will have the top 3 article ideas with how many votes each has. Then Buffer can start writing blog posts that people want to see. You could sell this as a plugin or as a service.

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  1. Come up with a brand name and check to see if your domain name is available
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Best Small Business ideas #23 [073] Twitter Stream Review:

Best Small Business ideas #23 [073] Twitter Stream Review:

This is so needed! So many people are writing rubbish on their twitter feed. So I think a good idea would be for a twitter review service. For $10 we review a company’s twitter feed. We take 1 months tweets and review and rate each one for value, relevancy, information, etc. We then score the account and provide guidelines for a better feed. To get this going you could pick 10 competitors in a certain space and rate their feeds and publish it on your blog.

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Best Small Business ideas #24 [074] Police Translation Service:

Best Small Business ideas #24 [074] Police Translation Service:

In the UK the amount of money spent by police forces alone in translation service is unbelievable. I was working with a local Police force on an RFID project and so also knew from a personal level the challenges they have. Currently they have to call up a live translator and get charged a huge amount per call per minute or have to buy a bulk contract. If there was a way for a software application between two terminals that could negate this cost then there is money to be made. I was only too aware of this when I read about a company called ChatLingual who have a fantastic piece of software. In fact I was so hyped about their product I spoke to my contact in the Police force and said if I had x would you at least trial it and he said “hell yeah!”. So I reached out to ChatLingual hoping to form some commission-only arrangement and get their product into a huge Police force – but they never got back to me. If you could find out how ChatLingual do what they do – repackage it for the Police and ca-ching.

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  1. Come up with a brand name and check to see if your domain name is available
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    4. Learn How to Prepare Your WordPress blog for Business or Startup
    5. Signup for my WPdemand Updates – tactics and methods on going from idea to profit

Best Small Business ideas #25 [075] Curated Courses:

Best Small Business ideas #25 [075] Curated Courses:

So this is an idea using free information that is out there on the internet. So for example I want to learn about starting a blog. I would come to Curated Courses website – enter my subject, pay a fee say $12 and then they get back a hand curated course in their subject that includes the top blog posts on this subject, then a link to a how to YouTube video and a list of apps and services you can use to start your blog. The pain at the moment is there are so many pieces of information and advice out there but how do you package this into a learning module.

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