25 Small Business Ideas that Can Work Great in Pakistan

Pakistan is no doubt, undergoing the financial crisis and so there’re hundreds of problems in our day to day life. But, where there’s a problem, there’s an opportunity; so is the case with Pakistan.

Despite having been so many problems, there’re too many opportunities for starting running and growing small business in Pakistan.

If you’re the one who’s just hopeless to see the Pakistani job market, a student or an on job individual and want to have a change and want to set up some small business, you might find this list useful. Here it goes:

small business ideas for pakistan

1- Food Delivery Service: 

Set a weekly menu, target locations with a huge number of offices, prepare all the food at home, and get a delivery man to deliver the lunch.

2- Tutoring: 

Probably the most suitable small business for students in Pakistan. If you’re really good at studies and can explain things better, let your juniors benefited from it and you can make reasonably good money. Take groups for better earnings.

3- Hostel for Students/Working Individuals: 

If you own a building nearby Colleges/universities in a big city like Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi etc that’s how you turn it profitable. If you don’t own one, you can get on rent.

4- Property & Real Estate: 

It can be done part time too; you just need to keep an eye on properties around. Connect the buyers and sellers and have your commission.

5- Day Care Center: 

If you love children and have some space at the house, turn it into a day care center. Ideal location for a day care center should be nearby offices where most of the women work. Check things to consider when starting a daycare and the basic requirements to start a childcare center.

6- Dress Designing; 

Ideally to be started if you’re crazy about fashion and are creative. Remember, if you cannot build a brand, you must make the one lowest in cost to get the market share.

7- Beauty Parlour; 

It doesn’t need more than a room from your house. All you need to have is to be best at your work. Market it in a nearby location to get most of it.

Related Reading: How to Start a Makeup Artist Business

8- Imported Shoes & Handbags: 

Explore online from Alibaba.com, DHgate.com and other similar sites. Chinese shoes and handbags from Thailand are much in demand in Pakistan.

Related Reading: What to Import from China

9- Imported Jewelry: 

Exactly like the imported shoes and handbags, you can get lowest cost jewelry online.

10- Online Retailing: 

Have you ever thought of buying some products from the wholesale market and selling them off online? Facebook Ads are the easiest way to find customers. Think what people around you might be looking for and you can find it at a wholesale rate or even you can start a dropshipping business whereby you do not need to store inventory with you. With dropshipping, you just take orders, and customers gets the delivery directly from the manufacturer or supplier.

11- Home Based Gym:

It doesn’t need much investment, but you really need to be a good trainer.

Related Reading: Starting a home based gym

12- Guest House/Hotel; 

If you live in a historical city a hill station or even in a big city, survey the hotels in your area and set up your house accordingly to turn it into a profitable business.

13- Baking on Order; 

If you love baking, you can do it on-demand for good money. Marketing it well is certainly the most needed area to work on. Know, how to start a home based bakery.

14- Driving Instructor; 

If you know driving and have a license, why not to get into the business?

15- Tailoring: 

Although any type can go well, ladies tailors are most sought after in Pakistan and good ones are always rare. If you’ve interest in this area, you do not need any big investment at all and a good business is waiting for you.

16- Catering: 

Family functions, big and small ceremonies, business dinners and other such events cannot be held without appropriate catering. These events will always be occurring and so the need of catering services will be there.

17- Hair Salon: 

All you need to have is a sense of styling and expertise in hair cutting and you make a great hair salon business.

Related Reading: Hair Salon Business Plan 

18- Laundry Service: 

Of course you need to find the best location for it. Let it be a busy market or a nearby a group of apartments. You probably got it why!

Related Reading: Laundry & Dry Cleaning Business Plan

19- Car Washing Service; 

May it seem difficult, but a partnership with offices with huge workforce coming in cars can make it a great go!

20- Handicrafts & Interior Decoration; 

Not everyone can do it well, but those who have true sense of aesthetics and crafty mind.

21- Website Design & Development; 

Here comes the option for web designers and software developers, but you need to get social in the real world to get the business rather than just sticking to Facebook and other social sites.

22- Photography; 

Get your sense of photography displayed online with a quick portfolio, do some volunteer photography for a wedding or a corporate event and distribute your photographer’s business cards to take a start and run your own photography business.

23- Event Organizing & Management; 

If you’re really good at managing events, or you’ve been organizing stuff in your college or university, why not to encash your skill and make a business out of it!

24- Industrial Home; 

If you’re multi-talented, i.e. you know cooking, baking, stitching, have sense of interior designing and so on, transfer the knowledge to others and turn it into a business.

25- Call Center; 

Of course you will need some investment and a lot of hard work, but in long run it’s definitely going to be paying off!     Hope it works for many. If you have some more small business ideas that can work great in Pakistan, do share here!


I hope the list will help you find a direction at least, even if you do not find your dream business idea in it!