Businesses That Start Life in the Home


If you’re thinking about starting a business, then you might be thinking that you need to hire some fancy premises, hire a team of staff, and spend big money on advertising and marketing your company. Not so. Many big businesses start small, in humble surroundings: the home. In fact, take a look at some of the businesses that begin in a garage, and you’ll be scanning through some of the world’s biggest and best-known companies. Below, we take a look at a few of the enterprise that you can get started on today, from your house. 

Tech Companies 

Amazon, Apple, Google... three pretty big tech related companies, all of which were famously founded in a garage. Technology is one of those areas where it's not what you’ve got in your bank account that matters: it’s what you have in your head. If you’re a bit of a whiz when it comes to creating apps, designing websites, or fixing computers, then you can get all the training you need right from the comfort of your home. You’ll start small, as everyone does, but tech being the way it is, who knows where it could take you? 

Kitchen Business 

You might one day have your own food business, be it catering, a food truck, or a restaurant, but you’ll be learning the skills that’ll take you far in your own kitchen. Develop your culinary talents, create a few dishes of your own, and you’ll be in a position to use your chef skills to create a business. Food trucks, in particular, are very big right now. Buy a truck, upgrade what you have in your home to commercial kitchen equipment, and then work on getting the appropriate licenses. In no time at all, you’ll be able to start serving your offerings to the public! 

Brewer’s Delight 

If you’re more of a beer drinker than a foodie, then maybe it might be the craft beer revolution that inspires you to start your own company. Forming a successful beer company like Jim Koch isn’t just something you can do in the home; it’s often something you should do in your home. Get a home brewing kit, start playing around with beer types until you find your signature style, and then look at bottling and selling your creations to the public. 

Pet Life 

If you know everything there is to know about pets because you’ve been living with them for years on end, then don’t let that knowledge go to waste: start a company and begin making money off it. You can start a pet grooming service, offer kenneling, or anything else to do with the cats and dogs! You can eve take care of your beloved pet animals while you work!

DIY Master 

This might be more of a sidekick than a full-time position, but it will be a profitable one. If you’re able to learn how to do everything in the home, then why not start offering your offerings around the neighborhood? People pay a pretty penny for handy men and women, and as you can do everything yourself you’ll be able to charge a reasonable rate and keep all the cash in your pocket. Do it yourself and rake in the revenue!





I hope you enjoyed this article about businesses that can be started in the home or elsewhere as opposed to the traditional office setting.

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