It’s the New Year, which means it’s time for a new business. If you’re looking to take your career to the next level, now is the perfect time to start that business you’ve always dreamed of running. Check out some great businesses that are sure to jumpstart your year.
1. Coffee Shop
If your favorite spot to get coffee is Starbucks, it might be time to take the leap and start your own coffee shop. The Business Insider says that there are more than 180,000 coffee shops in America, which means there’s definitely room for new businesses. There are plenty of startup costs and competition, but you can stand out by selling your coffee at a lower price than most shops.
2. Pizza Place
According to the Huffington Post, Americans spent around $37 billion on pizza in 2012. If you’re a pizza lover and excellent at making pies, this can be a great business for you. Supply your own ingredients or purchase from distributors and sell slices of pie during dinner time. Just make sure customers can smell your delicious pies before they walk through the door.
If you have a sweet tooth, opening a bakery might be the perfect opportunity for you to explore that passion of yours. According to a study done by Entrepreneur, one out of every 10 Americans visits a bakery at least once a week. Perhaps you have a special recipe that will tickle your target customers’ taste buds. As long as you have the ingredients and the space, this business could be a huge success.
4. Commercial Cleaning Services Franchise
If you’re looking for a business that will require minimal startup costs, commercial cleaning might be the way to go. A commercial cleaning business franchise can cost as little as $5,000. Plus, there are no long-term contracts involved because your ability to clean well is what gives you loyal customers. So if you have an eye for detail and a passion for cleaning, commercial cleaning might just be the business for you.
5. Landscaping Services
There are plenty of landscaping businesses that have gone out of business because their competitors provide better customer service. If you’re looking to make a name for yourself in this industry, make sure you take the time to get to know your clients. Plus, you should have the equipment necessary to get the job done quickly so that you can focus on growing your business.
6. Car Detailing Business
People are willing to spend money on a clean car, which is why opening a commercial detailing company could be a great idea. According to Auto Remarketing, commercial detailers see an average annual income of $23,532. You can earn even more money if you buy or lease commercial equipment for your detailing business.
7. Mailing and Shipping Franchise
It seems like we’re constantly receiving another package in the mail, which means there’s a need for companies that specialize in shipping and mailing goods. Franchising a commercial business like this is a great way to earn a profit because you don’t have to come up with your own ideas. Plus, it’s a relatively inexpensive commercial business with plenty of brand recognition.
8. Arts and Crafts Store
If you’re an art and craft fanatic, opening up your business can be a smart move for you this year. According to the Huffington Post, there were around five million arts and crafts stores in America alone in 2012. Whether you specialize in painting, scrapbooking, knitting, or any other art form, you have plenty of commercial opportunities to explore.
9. Pet Sitter/Dog Walker
If you love animals, then consider starting a pet-sitting business. With more and more people moving to the city and having long work hours, many dog and cat owners would rather hire commercial pet services to take care of their pets. The commercial dog walking industry alone is worth $11 billion, so there are plenty of commercial opportunities for you to explore.
10. Commercial Shipping Company
If you want a business that focuses on commercial transportation, consider starting your own commercial shipping company. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, commercial shipping is a $48 billion industry. As commercial transportation needs continue to grow, commercial shipping companies are in high demand. You can even offer commercial transport services to commercial businesses if they don’t have the commercial equipment needed to carry their commercial loads.
No matter what kind of commercial business you choose, as long as you love the industry and put in the work, it will succeed. Choose wisely and manage the business well so that it can flourish as soon as possible.