The Successful Home Business Guide

Home Business Ideas

A

Accountant Advertising agency
Adult day care
Aerobic classes
Answering service
Appliance repair
Architecture
Art restoration
Art studio
Assembly

B

Baby sitting
Baking
Balloon animals
Barber
Bed and breakfast
Bicycle repair
Blind and shade cleaning
Blind and shade sales
Book keeping
Business broker
Business plan writer

C

Cabinet maker
Calligraphy
Candle maker
Carpenter
Carpet cleaner
Catering
Chair caning
Child care
Children's clothes
Children's parties
Clown
Coaching
Collection agency
Commercial artist
Composer
Computer programming
Computer repair
Computer training
Concierge services
Consulting
Contractor
Copywriter
Cosmetic sales
Costume design
Credit counseling

D

Dance studio
DJ
Day care
Delivery service
Dog walking
Doll maker
Drapery and blinds installer
Drapery sewing
Dress maker

E

Editor
Elder care
Electrician
Electric motor repair
Employment agency
Employee benefit consultant
Energy consultant
Engineer
Event planner
Executive search
Exterminator

F

Fashion designer
Financial planner
Fitness trainer
Food delivery
Food products
Floral arrangements
Freelance writer
Fund raiser
Furniture refinishing

Don't know what kind of business you should start? Perhaps this representative list of businesses that can be effectively run from home will help. Note that not all businesses will be suitable to all homes, as some may be subject to zoning, environmental, or licensing restrictions.

For guidance in setting up your home-based business see our new book The Successful Home Business Guide.

G

Gardening
Ghost writer
Genealogist
Gift baskets
Graphic design studio
Greeting cards

H

Hair stylist
Handyman/ Handywoman
Hauling
Home office organizer
Home remodeling
Home theater design and install
House cleaning
House painting
House sitting
House wares
Human resources consultant

I

Image consultant
Import/export consultant
Insurance sales
Internet consultant
Interior designer
IT support

J

Janitorial service
Jewelry maker

K

Knife and scissor sharpening

L

Landlord Landscape design
Landscaping
Laundry service
Lawn maintenance
Law office
Leather crafting
Legal transcription service
Light manufacturing
Limousine service
Locksmith

M

Magician
Mailing service
Management consultant
Manicurist
Market research
Marketing consultant
Medical billing
Medical claims processing
Medical transcription service
Menu consultant
Monogramming and embroidery
Moving consultant
Multimedia production
Music lessons
Musician
Mystery shopper

N

Newspaper/magazine clipping
Newspaper delivery

O

Organizer

 

P

Packing/unpacking service
Painting
Party planner
Personal chef Personal fitness trainer
Pet rescue
Pet sitting
Pet boarding
Photography
Piano technician
Picture framing
Plumber
Printer
Printing broker
Private investigator
Product assembler
Proof reader
Property management
Public relations
Public speaker
Publishing

R

Real estate appraiser
Real estate sales
Recording studio
Relocation consultant
Repair services
Reporter
Restaurant consultant
Resume writer
Reviewer
Risk management consultant
Roofing

S

Safety consultant
Sales representative
Sculpture studio
Secretarial service
Security consultant
Seminars and workshops
Siding
Silk-screen printing
Sign painter
Small business adviser
Small engine repair
Snow removal service
Stained glass artist
Surveyor

T

Tailor
Talent management
Tax consultant/preparation
Technical writer
Telemarketing
Training
Translator/interpreter
Travel agent
Tour guide
Tutoring
TV repair

U

Upholstery
Utility auditing/cost reduction

V

Video duplication
Video editing
Video production
Voice coach

W

Wedding coordinator
Wedding planner
Wedding photography/video
Web consultant
Web designer
Web hosting
Wellness services
Window shades
Window washing
Wood crafting
Word processing
Writing

Y

Yard clean up

 
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