5 business ideas to try

With the high employment rate on the rise in South Africa, the thought of starting your own business can be overwhelming when you don’t have the resources and knowledge. Working with what you have can be the beginning of something amazing and there is no need for you to break the bank in the process. Here are a few business ideas to consider when you are starting off.

Food markets

If you enjoy cooking and are thinking of starting a catering business, consider going to markets to showcase your amazing dishes. The benefits of markets are that there are people who enjoy trying out new food. Check out the top markets in Johannesburg where you can book your spot at.

Laundry/Cleaning services

Many people need a hand with their day-to-day chores, such as laundry. If you have the equipment in your own home, you can offer to do the services or do it at your clients’ homes for a fee.

Youth Entertainment

The youth enjoy fun and new experiences in their respective areas. Why not create a youth entertainment center in the comfort of your home, community hall, or school. Set up a day where you can show a variety of movies, have the community buy a ticket at an affordable price and sell snacks and food as well. You might need a few friends or relatives to help you with the initial setup costs.

Personal Shopper

A personal shopper is someone who shops for others for a living. Personal shoppers can shop for everything, from groceries to furniture and even clothes. You can offer your services to people who don’t have the time to shop.

Bulk buying or re-selling

E-commerce is a growing business, and a lot of people are still skeptical of buying goods online. That’s where you can come in and offer your services. Depending on what you would like to buy and sell, you can have people order goods through you or you can buy certain goods in bulk and re-sell it to those in your community. It’s important for you to know what’s in demand and in season so that people actually buy the products from you. Remember to start small.

What do you think of these business ideas, Choma? Is it something that you would be open to trying? Share your comments below.

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