Delhi is the major commercial center in northern India with information technology, telecommunications, hotels, banking, media and tourism as the main industries. Construction, power, health and community services also play vital role in the city’ economy.
Being hub of largest and fastest growing retail industries, Delhi has extensive small business opportunities for those who want to be their own bosses. Here I am going to list micro and small business ideas that can potentially do very well in Delhi.
1- Small Trading Company; most popular and highly demanded items in such business include readymade garment, toys, gifts, flowers, stationary, but you can add more as per demand of your locality.
2- Food Kiosk: It’s probably an idea that can work just anywhere, so why not to try in Delhi. Start with a kiosk of sandwiches, pani-puri, samosa plate, paratha and whatever else you can offer!
3- Printing & Binding: Well, this kind of business works better in the areas with more business activities, i.e. offices etc. or nearby government offices. Start small with Xerox center and print out & binding and grow it as it starts paying off.
4- Small Garage: Almost every vehicle has to get some fixing multiple times in a year and if you know the automotive engineering well, your own auto workshop can be the best business!
5- e-Rickshaw Fleet: An e-Rickshaw can come under 100,000 which you can rent out and can earn handsome monthly profits with which you can buy another one and so can build up your own fleet!
6- Mobile Beauty Parlour: All you need is to have basic accessories and equipment and can offer at home service!
7- Organic Gardening: It’s one good business idea for those who have space to grow plants. Organic items are much in demand in almost every big grocery shop, so selling them is not a problem!
8- Home Based Fitness Center: Even if you have a single available room in your house, you can turn it into a fitness center, i.e. either as a small gym or else as a Yoga center or dance classes etc.
9- Coaching Classes: It can be anything that you are expert in, i.e. English Language, Accounting, Cooking, Music, Arts etc.
10- Handmade Stuff: These are much in demand almost everywhere, let it be decorative items, handicraft, bags, stitching, embroidered clothes etc.
11- Baking or Order: Birthdays, anniversaries and many other such events that cannot be complete without a cake happen on daily basis. If you are good at making custom cakes, it’s going to earn you really good money!
12- Photographer on Demand: If you’re much in photography, it can prove to be a very good revenue system. All you need to invest is buying a professional camera and start photographing weddings to take more orders right from there.
13- Technical Support: If you’re trained in computer hardware, approaching local schools, colleges, local public etc. can actually make it a full time business for you. Offer them to service their machines via Annual Maintenance Charge (AMC) and everyone will be happy while you’ll get a steady cash flow.
14- Targeted ecommerce Site: By targeted I mean, something that sells just one a few items only, i.e. custom T-shirts, printed mugs, unique photo frames etc.
15- Event Management Company: Staring a small event management company is wise idea for those who love this kind of outdoor and on the go work. Starting small by organizing a local festival can get you on the go and then you can grow it big with time.
16- Online Marketing Company: As the businesses in Delhi are growing online, the websites needs to constantly come up with new things to maintain their popularity, thereby providing opportunities to online entrepreneurs and marketers. Being online, you do not have access just to the local markets but also to worldwide clients.
17- Tech/Gadgets Repair Shop: There is a big market for tech and gadgets at every place throughout the world and they get problems as well. If you know the solutions and can fix things up, turn your skill into proper business.
18- Travel & Adventure: Delhi is full of people who are keen to see the most beautiful places and if you excel in managing tours and trips then starting an adventure travel company seems like a very viable idea. Showcase the people how beautiful the world is using your services.
19- Paying Guest Service: Delhi hosts a lot of people from other cities who are here either for work or for study and they need affordable living with a feeling of home. Majority of the paying guest services lack professionalism and if you are able to do it right, it can transform into a good business for you.
20- Car Cleaning/Valeting: It can turn out to be a good business if you start specialized car cleaning and valet services. However, you must guarantee them best quality services.
21- Catering: You really don’t require any formal qualification to get start this business. Just produce and deliver good food and you are done.
22- Flower Delivery Service: Thousands of people have birthdays daily and more number of people want to wish them. Try offering them flower delivery service for the same and they’ll surely like the idea!
23- Handyman Services: If you know your toolkit in detail, there is no big deal in starting this business.
24- Niche Blogging: Just like any other big city, niche blogging can prove to be a successful business in Delhi too. All you need to do is to write about your expertise and publish it online and people will follow your blog and money will pour in.
25- Website Designing & Development: As the World Wide Web is spreading, web designing and development has emerged as one of the fastest growing businesses. If you have knowledge of online tools and website development, consider doing it full time as it can be a profitable business.
Let it be Delhi or any other city, the most important factor for small business success is that what are you interested in and how much effort you can incur in it! No matter if you do not have any prior business experience, starting of small in your locality by carefully looking at options that fit your interests and picking one with your own analysis will grant you success.