The Top 10 Business Ideas for 2021

While this article presents the top 10 business ideas for 2021, the big question of course is: What is the #1 top business idea for you?

There are so many fabulous business ideas to choose from it was hard for me to narrow down this list just to the top 10. But I did it!

These business ideas offer robust and growing demand and high profit potential. They are also generally low cost and easy to start businesses. They are practical and proven businesses that many people are starting and succeeding at every day – including people without prior business experience.

I chose these top 10 business ideas based upon a number of factors including upside profit potential, ease of starting the business, popularity and a desire to give you a diverse mix of businesses.

My name is Bob Adams. I am a Harvard MBA serial entrepreneur. I have started 17 businesses including one business that I began in my basement apartment with just $1500 and later sold for $40 million.

I can tell you if you want to start a great business you should start with a great idea! So give these top ideas a good look over.

Here are The Top 10 Business Ideas for 2021:

#1 – Senior companion

A senior companion service is an excellent repeat customer, steady income business. Check any licensing requirements before getting started.

#2 – Subscription box

Skincare, socks, candles… You can sell virtually anything in your subscription box. For this business, your packaging, website, and marketing really matter.

#3 – Moving service

You can start this business with no money by renting vans or trucks as you need them. You should charge by the hour rather than by the job.

#4 – Import/export

Buy products from overseas and sell them back in your home country! Source your products by traveling abroad or using websites like Alibaba.

#5 – Pet sitting business

People want someone to take good care of their pet while they are away. To succeed, always go the extra mile and send cute pictures and videos.

#6 – Online store

Amazon and other websites make it easier than ever to sell online. The key to success is developing a solid plan before setting up your store.

#7 – Home staging business

Find furniture and design ideas to help people sell their house faster and at a higher price. Meredith Baer built a $100 million home staging business in LA.

#8 – Tutoring business

The demand and growth potential of this business is huge. You can tutor anyone, on any subject, and from virtually anywhere if you do it online.

#9 – Cleaning business

This is a great repeat customer, steady income business. To make more money you should develop a specialty such as cleaning offices or industrial sites.

#10 – Start a blog

A blog is a great business that you can start and grow at your own pace. Make sure to choose a niche, let your personality shine, and learn SEO.

Would you like to see more business ideas?

Check out my most popular article, The 300 Best Small Business Ideas. This comprehensive multi-page article offers expert advice on every single business idea (including all the ideas on this top 10 list). Includes home based, online, steady income, low cost, product and service ideas.

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About Bob Adams

Bob Adams is a Harvard MBA serial entrepreneur. He has started over a dozen businesses including one that he launched with $1500 and sold for $40 million. He has written 17 books and created 52 online courses for entrepreneurs. Bob also founded BusinessTown, the go-to learning platform for starting and running a business.