Becoming an entrepreneur involves starting with a great business idea. Although no business idea is entirely new in this digital age, you can choose from the already existing list of Small Business Ideas and make it unique. However, before starting a business, it is important to take note of the following:

  • A large part of the best small business ideas available now including those that will be listed in this article involves an online model. This means you need the digital space to make your business idea work.
  • Go for a business idea you are knowledgeable and passionate about.
  • Consider the type of consumer problem you want to solve.

The list in this article contains 5 great types of small business ideas that can help you launch a successful brand in 2021 and beyond. However, after making your decision, consider the steps listed above on how to start your business.

You have decided to start your brand? then consider any of these great business ideas.

  1. Online teaching/coaching

A lot of people want to start their brands, but they need experienced professionals and coaches to put them through. Online coaching demand has increased over the years and this is one way to start your own business. Consider starting as a coach in one of the business fields you are knowledgeable about and teach a course from anywhere in the world. As you establish credibility, you can also sell ebooks and course materials that solve the problems of a set of people.

  1. Consulting

Starting a consulting business is the best option if you have spent some time learning a specific topic (business, human resources, content marketing and digital marketing). You begin to gain new customers when your old customers testify to the effectiveness of your consulting advice. At the early stage, you can start as a sole business or becoming the only consultant, then as the business grows, hire other consultants in different fields.

  1. Freelancing

This is one of the best business ideas of all time. The fact that you get to work anywhere and anytime makes the job of a freelancer quite flexible. If you are naturally good with words plus a bit of marketing knowledge, you can work as a freelance copywriter. Other freelancing jobs include freelance content writer, freelance graphics designer, freelance content marketer.

Freelancing is a great business to run because all you need is your computer and a secure network connection. It is flexible as you can work from the comfort of your house or even a coffee shop. If you consistently work and establish a large network, you gain more referrals from satisfied clients and in no time, you could even dump your full-time job for freelancing.

  1. Digital Marketing

More brands and firms now turn to the internet and social media platforms for sale and to do this, they prefer hiring a digital marketer to creating a costly in-house marketing team. Digital marketing is always in demand because companies must advertise their products and make sales. If you have an interest and a bit of knowledge in content marketing, pay-per-click, social media management and leads generation, you can consider working as a digital marketer.

We have discussed four small business ideas to consider in 2021, how do you convert these ideas to your own small business?

Starting a business is no easy task in the current competitive market, however with the right tools and steps, you can start your brand in no time. Below are some of the common steps aspiring business owners can take to start their own business:

  • Choose a business idea and niche
  • Market feasibility study
  • Create a business plan
  • Consider your capital and raise money where needed
  • Establish your business legal structure
  • Get your business registered. For Nigerians, visit the Corporate Affairs Commission website here.
  • Survey and choose the suitable insurance plan
  • Hire employees, choose your vendors (optional)
  • Market your business


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