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Businesses suitable for home

Contents: Types of home-based business | Creative business ideas: examples

It is often considered that a HBB is a small office, home office (SOHO). This assumption does not include the wide diversity of businesses currently being run from home, that are not necessarily office type businesses.

Types of home-based business

The following types of business can be run from home bases:

  • Alternative medical practitioners
  • Animal services
  • Artists
  • Caring
  • Children’s services
  • Cleaning
  • Construction
  • Creative gifts and products
  • Cultural and recreational services
  • Exporters/Importers
  • Food services
  • Graphic Designers
  • Health and fitness professionals
  • Heavy machinery operators
  • Manufacturers
  • Marketing professionals
  • Office
  • Outdoors
  • Personal adviser and marriage celebrant
  • Professionals (e.g Architects, Accountants)
  • Property and business services
  • Retail trade
  • Secretarial services
  • Software and hardware designers
  • Screen printers
  • Signwriters
  • Tradespeople

Creative business ideas: examples

Animal services:

  • Breeding angora rabbits
  • Matching names with animals
  • Pet support
  • Boarding
  • Pet sitting
  • Pet photography
  • Pet taxi service
  • Pet pooper scooper
  • Animal kits

Caring:

  • Neighbourhood care
  • Leisure clubs
  • Holiday kits

Creative gifts and products:

  • Window displays
  • Roadside stalls
  • Candle sculpture
  • Hand painted stockings
  • Greeting cards
  • ‘new home’ postcards
  • Custom designed cases
  • Buttons, keyrings and badges
  • Surprises in a container
  • Full sized dolls
  • Photo lampshades
  • Photo plates

Children's services:

  • Letters to children
  • Children’s parties
  • Taped bedtime stories
  • Carpenter kits for children
  • Travel toys
  • Cubbyhouses
  • Bronzed baby shoes
  • Dolls

Cleaning:

  • Detailing cars
  • Garbage can cleaning
  • Housekeeping

Food services:

  • Chocolate christmas trees
  • Mobile groceries
  • Fortune cookies
  • Lunchbox service
  • Diets on the internet
  • Menu planning

Office:

  • Mail order
  • Telemarketing
  • Secretarial services
  • Data base contacts
  • Directories
  • Public speakers joke book

Outdoors:

  • Planters
  • Plant tubes
  • House numbers

Training:

  • Homemakers
  • Communication skills
  • Reading skills

 

IN THIS SECTION:
Quiz: Are you ready?
Reasons to be in business
Businesses suitable for home
Planning
Deciding location
Professional Services
Business Attitudes
Occupational Health and Safety

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Business structures
 Council Networks, Events, Functions

 

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