Businesses that offer services or products no one else offers often find success. After all, they offer something not normally accessible, giving them an edge over competitors. But coming up with a one-of-a-kind idea or even a unique selling point is obviously not easy. However, it’s still worth attempting a unique idea for your business. Below are some ideas worth trying out.,
Office Software Training
Almost everyone nowadays needs to know how to operate a Word document or manipulate it in Spreadsheets. With the arrival of Google’s version of the common office software, this need is even more pronounced. Unfortunately, not everyone is well-versed in software skills such as these, and that’s a business opportunity tech-savvy people can take advantage of.
Training for common office software isn’t particularly new. As a matter of fact, it’s even taught in some schools. But re-training or improving existing software skills is relatively rare, despite the apparent need. Organizing a tutorial service to either teach office software skills from the ground up or improve to professional levels is a modern yet relevant business idea- and one that is perfect for technical and artistic business individuals.
Alternative Food Service
More people are now open to the idea of trying out different kinds of cuisine, and not just cuisine but uncommon celebration food spreads. Hot pots, make-your-own-pizza, even charcuterie services are now all over social media. People enjoy that these types are not only delicious but also highly photogenic. These types of business require little in terms of investment, especially when compared to full-blown foodservice endeavors, such as a cafe or restaurant.
The equipment and manpower for these types of services are very little, save for the mandatory tools (unless you’re purchasing from a supplier who can cut it to your business’ desire). If you’re into food and recognize the growing food culture, a different type of food service is a great business idea to get into.
Tools and Equipment for Rent
Some people have a lot of equipment, be it power tools, vacuuming equipment, or even lawnmowers. It could be out of sheer interest and for collection, but there’s a business idea there. Many people often find themselves in a situation where they need a drill or a lawnmower but don’t have one. They also don’t think making such a purchase is necessary because of the rarity of them needing one, which makes renting out such tools and equipment a viable business idea. It’s a rather passive way of earning extra income, but it’s an idea with merit.
Upcycle and Refurbish Furniture
A good business idea requires little capital. However, little capital might mean more manual work for you. But if manual work is something you don’t particularly mind, a low-cost business idea is to acquire old furniture and “upcycle” it. Upcycling basically involves taking something, take, for example, an old chair, and then fixing it or even improving it to make it seem like it’s new.
Some craftsmen take old furniture, reinforce its structural integrity and paint it over with some pastel colors- effectively making shabby chic furniture. And there is definitely a market for such items. More people are becoming highly aware of environmental concerns, such as reducing waste and minimizing carbon footprint. Not only does this business idea appeal to environmental woes, but it also provides rather interesting-looking items, which can be quite the fresh take on modern homes.
Thinking of Your Own
A unique business idea is pretty hard to come by. But it’s not impossible to think of one. Start by looking at what your community needs or what can be improved upon. If you notice that many people do their laundry while bringing a bag of chips or snacks while waiting for their clothes, consider opening a laundry cafe.
Or, if there are lots of bikes but nowhere to park, look into acquiring a vertical bike parking rack and arrange to have it placed in key locations. Or combine two business ideas that are often used in conjunction. Finding a need and then providing a solution for it is always the best business idea to go by.
Whatever business idea you come up with, it all boils down to your execution. Even the strangest or silliest business ideas can find success as long as it finds its audience and can deliver what it promised. Take your business idea, no matter how weird it may sound, and refine it, and you’ll find success sooner than later.