Starting a business is one of the “Filipino dream” and almost every Filipino want to start their own business. If you’re one of us, this article might help you. On this post, I will share 15 small business ideas you can start in the Philippines.
These 15 small business ideas are pretty much easy and can start with a very little capital or investment. This can serve as your stepping stone in entrepreneurship and your training ground in the world of business. Let’s go!
15 Small business ideas you can start in the Philippines
1. Direct Selling business
This maybe one of the classic small business ideas you can start in the Philippines but it is still up and kicking today. Many Pinoys are still making money in the direct selling business.
Direct selling companies like Avon, Dakki, MSE, Human Nature are some of your many options if you want to start this business. On future articles, I’ll share more detailed information about direct selling.
2. Printing business
Printing business is one of “trend” small business ideas you can start in the Philippines right now. From personalized t-shirt, mugs, pin buttons, caps and much more.
2016 National election is coming and this business can literally boom and give you a better opportunity to earn.
3. Food Cart business
Another classic small business ideas you can start in the Philippines. We can see food cart businesses in almost every corner in the Metro. From bus stations and MRT stations, different food cart businesses are present.
If you find a good location, this small business can be your break.
4. Sari-sari store business
Sari-sari store business is another small business we find in every corner in the Philippines. You can start with a very small capital and very easy to maintain.
Although earnings in small sari-sari store business are not quite that big, this can serve as additional income and as your training ground how to operate and manage a store business.
5. Small eatery business
If you love and have the talent in cooking, this can be the best small business you can start here in the Philippines. If you know or you are in a good location, cooking “lutong bahay” can be a good source of income.
Small eatery or “carinderia” are one of the main sources of living in many Filipinos. This can be yours too.
6. Computer shop business
Again, this is another classic business ideas you can start in the Philippines. A key to this business again is the location. If you’re in a “high foot traffic” area this can provide you a good source of income. Although many computer shops and internet cafe are not being profitable right now because of “mobile internet“, others are still making money on this business. Location, location, location!
7. Buy and Sell Online business
This is one of the easy and best side business you can start in the Philippines. If you have the internet connection, you can find suppliers or buy second hand “stuff” online and sell if for profit.
I have some friends making a big profit from buying and selling an online business. From gadgets, accessories, clothes, decorations and much more. Everything can be sold online. You can just create a Facebook page and start posting and selling stuff and make money.
You may also want to check this article: 25 Legit ways to make money online in the Philippines
8. Soap making business
Soap making business is another great sideline business you can start. If you have passion in beauty products and want to earn some sideline, you can start soap making business to earn money.
There are many seminars(free and paid) you can attend to learn how to make soap and manage soap making business. I’ll share them in the future.
9. Candle making business
Another simple and easy side business you can start in the Philippines. November is coming and this small business idea can help you earn a sideline income.
Like soap making business, you can attend seminars on how to make a candle and how to operate candle making business and start your own. This can go long way if you really have the passion and the determination.
10. Garage sale business
If you have stuff not being used and are just kept in your cabinet, you can start a garage sale business. No capital needed. You just display all your things in your garage or house front and start making money.
11. Cellphone loading business
Cellphone loading business is one of the small business ideas you can start in the Philippines. Aside from earning a sideline income, you can get a free load that you can use on your own.
In return, you can save money while earning more. One good thing about cellphone loading business is you can start and run it even if you have other businesses or day job.
12. Perfume making business
If you have the passion for mixing and making perfume, this can be your side business while having your day time job. You can find suppliers on the internet and attend seminars on how you can start perfume making business. Create a Facebook page and start selling your own branded perfume.
13. Accessories making business
If you have the passion for making custom accessories, this small business might be for you. Making accessories like beads bracelets and necklaces can provide you a sideline income and help you earn more.
Christmas season is coming and this small business idea can be a good sideline.
14. Xerox copying business
Again if you are in a good location like near in schools, establishments, and others this can be another good small business you can start. Xerox copying business is another good source of income which you can be combined in other small business mentioned above.
15. Fruits and Vegetable stall business
Last, on the list is the fruits and vegetables stall business. This is another good side business you can start. A good location for this is in place near terminals and subdivisions.
You can find a supplier and distributor and run this business in front of your house. Again, location location location!
All the small business ideas mentioned above are easy to start and easy to operate. With small capital and resources, you can start and run any of these businesses in the Philippines. But of course, the best thing you can do is to have known how to manage these businesses.
You may also want to check this article: Online business vs. Traditional business
As mentioned, you can attend seminars or training that can help you gain more knowledge. These are just ideas or suggestions, starting any of these small businesses still need planning and appropriate skills and knowledge. You must seek knowledge and training if needed.
To our success, cheers!