Pune being one of the largest cities of India plays the hub of education, manufacturing and IT industries. With a sped up economy and high per capita income, the city is an ideal place for starting small and micro businesses.
Business events, meetings, conferencing, exhibitions, trade shows etc. are already making Pune busiest metropolis, however, the activities are expected get a huge boost in future. So, those who think the business ground is full, should know the fact that hundreds and thousands of opportunities are still there and more are to come!
I’ll start with the major part of Pune which consists of twin zones of Pimpri and Chinchwad. Pimpri is basically the industrial area, however, is increasingly becoming a new hub of residential areas within the limits of Pimpri-Chinchwad because of its proximity to Hinjewadi IT Park. On the other hand Chinchwad is also industrial cum residential area. Since, Pimpri and Chinchwad together make most of Pune city, we have discussed some of the best business ideas for both the areas separately. Do check out the discussed small business ideas for Pimpri Chinchwad.
Well, Pune has more micro and small business opportunities than you can think, (It’s not less than Mumbai when it comes to business opportunities; do check my list of small business ideas for Mumbai) so here goes the extended list of small business ideas that can be successful in the Pune city and do not require much of investment!
I’ll start numbering the ideas after those 12 small business ideas for Pimpri Chinchwad.
13- Buy and Sell Used Books: Opening a used book store is good idea as the education sector is very much flourished and college and university students want to save money on books.
14- Blogging: Just like any other big city, blogging can be beneficial in Pune city as well. Whatever you want to blog about, go for it, stay focused and money should come its own way! Housewives, must try this one…. probably the best one for you!
15- Events Company: Let it be a wedding, a corporate event or organizing a festival, people in Pune do look for the best and they will hire you if you can offer the best!
16- Online Trading: Since, Pune is the home of manufacturing of various stuff, why not to sell it to the world via online website!
17- Artistic Training: Let it be music, dance or drama, people in India simply love all these and almost half of the population is interested in learning the same. Why not to make it a business if you are skillful in any of these arts!
18- Online Marketing Company: So many businesses are already in operation and hundreds of new business open daily and every business needs online marketing. So, if you have already been working for someone and are expert in your niche, turn your skill into business. Start part time and move as full time later!
19- Design & Development: If you’ve been into design & development for quite some time and can easily do projects independently, this is the time to think of freelancing, and ultimately making it a full time business!
20- Coaching Classes: If you’re a student at the moment and can better explain the concepts to your juniors, why not to turn your skill into part time business. Later you can make it a proper coaching center by having more expert teachers onboard!
21- Affordable Furniture Store: People are preferring to take upcycled as well as low cost furniture these days. Further, thousands of people buy new furniture and so remove the older one, which gets you the opportunity to buy it, give it a refreshing touch and resell to those who want good items on budget!
22- Plants & Vegetables Nursery: If you own a big space to grow plants, go for vegetables, else, flowers can be grown in a smaller space too. Opening such a business is not a big deal and there’s a huge potential for the business if you have some items to sell on great prices.
23- Home Repair & Renovation: Everyone in the big city needs a revamp of paints at least once a year and they want it affordable. Adding more services like plumbing, lightening, gardening etc. can get you more business! Just be creative and offer the best prices!
24- Buying & Selling Used Cars: This is another emerging business idea especially in fast growing cities where there are several middle-class families who cannot afford to buy new cars. You can buy used cars and sell them at some profit. Even if you do not intend to buy a used car at your own, you can get the buyer and seller meet and charge them your commission.
25- Placement Consultancy: If you have good network and are connected to the key hiring managers of various companies, you can open placement consultancy and place candidates on commission.
26- Beauty & SPA: It’s not just women who need grooming, but men are equally interested and so there are opportunities of a wide range. All you need to figure out is what you can offer that is also in high demand, for instance, a makeup artist business. Starting a beauty salon in busy areas ideally attracts more customers, however, if you find it expensive to rent a big space, you may think of a mobile beauty service or rent a smaller space! This idea also suits all those housewives, who are beauty geeks!
27- Business Broker: Pune is a business city and many new businesses open on daily businesses and they need a variety of services, existing businesses need clients, some may want to sell their business and others may be looking to buy an established business. Business brokerage itself is a complex niche, however, it is very successful. If you have previous experience in the B2B industry, you can identify the hotspot well!
28- Dry Cleaning Service: Just like cleaning and cooking, laundry is a tough task for working population. It’s low cost, but needs lot of time and efforts’ investment. If you think you can, just identify a couple of posh areas to start your service and grow gradually!
29- Mobile Phones/Gadgets Repair: A new gadget or a mobile phone replaces the older model very quickly, but majority of the people do not buy a new phone or gadget until they have a working model in hand. And in most cases if there’s a problem, first thing they think of is repair, not to buy a new one. If you are a mobile phone technician this can prove to be a very profitable business.
30- Catering: It can be a family function or big and small ceremonies where everyone looks for a caterer. Once started you can grow the clientele to the business dinners and other such events.
31- Poultry Business; It may need some investment, but starting small is the best idea. As long as the demand is concerned, get connected to restaurants and poultry shops for solid business in long term.
The list can be huge, if you want to brainstorm more, however, the above are some of the most popular, quick to setup and potentially good small business ideas for Pune and I hope the above list helps you finding your business model!