Too many people believe that starting a small business is a scary idea and that it can be a stressful process. However, over 650,000 new businesses were started last year so, can it be that scary? Below we have listed ten ideas that you can start whilst still at college.
Firstly, you need to think of your business idea. While looking at industries that are growing year on year can be tempting, it’s also a good idea to look at your own personal strengths. What are you really good at? What are you great at? What are your own passions and interests?
Here are some suggestions to get you thinking of businesses that you can start up whilst at College/School.
There are a lot of students who will need help in a subject – whether if it’s in school or college. If you have this knowledge, then starting your own tutoring business can become an appealing business idea that requires almost no investment.
2. Computer Repair
If you know your way around a computer and know how to fix them then this could be an easy business idea that could generate a lot of income for you.
If you’ve got a great eye and are always the one who documents special moments, you might want to consider making a career out of your photography passion.
4. Start a Vlog
Starting your own Vlog (Video Blog) on youtube sounds like a pastime or hobby however, creating videos on reviews or guides for your course could give you a slice of the ad revenues on youtube!
5. Graphic Designer
If you’re good at designing posters, flyers and business logos then a graphic design business might be ideal for you! Businesses will pay handsomely if you can make a killer poster.
6. Personal Trainer
If you like working out at the gym and have a real passion for fitness then being a personal trainer could be easy income. Helping people work out and exercise is a booming industry with an annual turnover of £635 million so there is money to be made!
7. Make-Up Artist
If you have a passion for make-up then helping others feel great is an easy way to earn some extra money. Starting an Instagram account and promoting the work you can do can build your credibility and showcase what you can do!
8. Personal Assistant
If you are great at keeping on task and getting things done efficiently and in an organised way then a personal assistant business might be the right fit for you. Business leaders pay to be well organised.
9. Dog Daycare/Walker
Do you have a love for dogs? Do you always get tagged in dog videos in facebook? If so a dog daycare or walking business could be the perfect fit. Looking after/walking a dog on a day off from College is easy income! A dog walker on average earns £11.50 per hour and can earn upwards of £26,000 per year!
10. Holiday Planner
Are you good at searching for holidays and finding the best price? Hundreds of people are trying to find the best deal and don’t have the time to search so turning this into the business could save people money and you earn.
Have any further suggestions? Tweet us at @UnlocEnterprise and we’ll share all the creative ones. If you’re a college or school teacher and want to help students start their own business, take at a look at what we offer: Enterprise Days / Enterprise Short Course