Best Small Business Ideas You Can Start in the Philippines

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If you dream of clocking out from your nine-to-five job for the last time and finally decided to become your own boss, you’ve probably considered a variety of small business ideas. But having plenty of passion, direction can be hard for you to find. To help, office space Philippines pulled together 15 small business ideas for anyone to run their own business here in the Philippines. Use these ideas as a jumping off point to spark your own unique ideas.

1. Online Business

Back in the days, small businesses find it hard to compete against big companies. But with today’s technology, through the power of the internet, websites, social media, mobile applications and etc. Small scaled business can now compete against large companies.

All is needed is a decent and stable source of internet connection, a computer or even a laptop will do, and the skills to run your own business. In the Philippines, online business is still new but it is growing at an exponential rate.

2. Network Marketing Business

Network marketing is one of the booming business not just in the Philippines but in other countries as well. Many people think that network marketing is a scam but if you believe this then you know nothing about networking at all! This is a type of business where you can earn big starting off with only a small capital.

People would think that this is not a legitimate business but we’ve already seen people who succeeded in this business, earned a lot and are now enjoying the fruit of their labor. All you have to do is work harder and don’t get fooled.

3. Become a Real Estate Agent

This is known as one of the most profitable business ideas to start here in the Philippines. There are a lot of people who are looking for properties to buy and there’s no ending it. This reason itself is enough to move you to become a real estate agent and start attending training and seminars to learn about the field and become an agent for real.

If you decided to bring it to the next level, you can take the Real Estate Broker License Examination and become a legit real estate agent. But first, you have to study and learn the ins and outs of the real estate business before you actually engage in the field.

4. Sari-Sari Store Business

This is the most common type of business in the Philippines but is effective. Many Filipinos are fond of opening a Sari-Sari store, aside from the fact that they are earning, to some, this is their way to do work rather than sitting all day long in the house.

Opening Sari-sari store is recommended for those who are living in a crowded place or where there’s huge traffic of people passing by near their house. You can easily sell if there’s a lot of people near your place. With proper management and monitoring of expenses and income or how fast the items are moving, you can earn out of your capital.

5. Palamig Business

With the temperature that the Philippines is having now, it’s good to open up a Palamig business. Even if it’s not summer yet, Filipinos will thirst and crave for cold drinks and will look for the best drinks to quench their thirst. If you can move the interest of these thirsty people with your palamig business that will not only quench their thirst but also the flavor that gives satisfaction to your customers, your business will surely grow.

6. Internet Cafe Business

In this digital era, Millennials spent most of their time on technology and many of them are game enthusiasts. This makes sense that Internet Cafe is considered one of the most lucrative business here in the Philippines. And since Filipinos love the so-called “tingi-tingi“, they come up with an idea of the retail version of internet rent, which is called Pisonet. Pisonet business has become popular here in the Philippines in a short period of time. Pisonet, just like the other internet cafe business and other business, this requires a permit before it can operate, as well as the credit score.

Most of the internet cafe are accommodated mostly by students. If you decide to open an internet cafe, be smart enough when it comes to your location.

7. Water Station

This business idea is heaven-sent for those who need a cheaper and more convenient way to have daily supply drinking water. Fundamentally, we all need water, safe drinking water to quench our thirst and support our body’s vital functions. And it is a basic commodity so it is demand everywhere so there’s no problem with advertising and marketing.

Unlike seasonal businesses, water refilling station can be profitable all year round. Finding a location in crowded places where rental cost can go through the roof is not necessary. By offering delivery services, you go to your customers directly instead of them going to your store.

8. Pet Caretaker 

If you admire cute pets like cats and dogs, why not create a business out of it? So many options are there like pet sitting, grooming, pet foods, pet training and playing with pets can really be a stress-free kind of business.

You only need small capital in this business. You can just let the foods be shouldered and be able to bathe, clip, and clean for grooming but you will also be counted on detect skin abnormalities or medical issues that a veterinarian should inspect further.

9. Web Developer

If you love programming and has good technical and negotiation skills, make a good business out of it. You can be a freelance web developer that earns about P40,000 a month. Though at some point in time, you will find yourself loaded of web development works but once you’ve established yourself, you may outsource all the web development jobs to other people while getting a commission.

10. Gym Business

Many Filipinos are now engaged in doing a workout as they are now becoming conscious about their health and on to stay fit. If you own a fitness professional certification, then it is a good idea for you to open a gym.

First, you have to decide what type of service your gym will cater to the customers. It’s either a gym that caters older adults and offers them gentle discipline of exercises such as yoga, pilates, and low-impact aerobics. Or maybe you prefer a women-only gym that offers weight loss services, intense cardiac workouts and body firming weight training classes.

Whatever the type of service your gym offers if you take good care of it, it will earn a good profit in the long run. If you have decided to open one and you need a space, Cebu Seat Leasing is always at service to provide you space so you can start your own business right away.

11. Laundry Service

Despite the constant need for clean clothes, many don’t have time to do this simple task. In fact, laundry is often rated as the least favorite household chore. Given the constant need for clean clothes, this is considered a lucrative business that everyone might be getting involved in.

When you decide to open the business think of ways that you can distinguish yourself against others. For example, offering specialized services, such as ironing and dry-cleaning items or offer two loads of washing for the price of one. This would encourage your customers to come to you.

12. Dance Instructor

If you know how to dance, regardless of the style-tap, highland, ballroom, ballet, swing, break, modern, disco, flamenco or line dancing make use of your talent and earned big money by teaching people how to dance. If there’s space available, open a dance studio right in your own home. If not, you can rent space from seat Leasing Cebu and open a dance studio of your own, or even teach students right at their own homes.

You can also be a Zumba instructor which has become so popular in the country especially for the moms at home. You can make a good source of income for only about 2 hours teaching Zumba.

13. Ghost Writing Business

If you love literature or like writing, blogging, or anything related to composition, you might want to try ghostwriting. You may want to use your writing skills to make some money. Although this is just for those people who really don’t care whether they get the credit for their work or not. But if you’re this type of guy, then you might consider to try this out.

14.Music Studio

Filipinos are obsessed with music, in every little thing they do, they do it while listening to music. If you are into music as well and you have the skills, you might want to put up a music studio. With essential recording equipment that produces a high quality of music, people or maybe bands will keep coming at your studio for their recordings. When that happens, if you handle your business properly you might earn more than you’ve imagined.

15.Coffee Shop Business

Nowadays, the market for coffee shops is huge. Most malls have several coffee shops with most of them operating in full capacity. With every coffee shops providing a free Wi-Fi connection for their customers, you can now see that both professionals and students hanging out in coffee shops taking advantage of free internet.

If you are a coffee lover as well you might consider starting a coffee shop that has competitive quality yet very affordable. If you are interested in starting a coffee shop, there are major things you need to consider.

• Strategic Location
• Equipment and Tools
• Barista
• Coffees and Trade Mark Recipes
• Design of your Shop, Theme
• Branding


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