BUSINESS START-UP IDEAS FOR WOMEN
More and more women are getting into entrepreneurship in India with the continuous rise in urbanisation and women empowerment. The government in the country has also been very supportive in promoting women entrepreneurs by launching various schemes which include special access to finance through banks and better subsidies. The article focuses on some of the business ideas that are popular amongst women as entrepreneurs.
A CLOTHING BOUTIQUE
It is quite easy for women to start an apparel boutique as a physical retail store or can sell using an online retail store through social media or even through already established online market portals such as Craftsvilla. The boutiques seem to have never ending order demands ranging from customised/designed apparels to make to fit clothes. All it takes to run any boutique successfully as an entrepreneur is job expertise and the capability to manage orders even in situations of shortage of manpower. Boutiques can be setup with minimal financial resources and then extended to a proper store. It proves to be one of the evergreen businesses as the need and demand for trendy and designer clothing is never going to vanish.
A beauty parlour or a unisex salon can be started by bootstrapping or on a low scale to setup a small business. Skill training, understanding the quality measure and handling the equipment may consume some of the investment. A lot of housewives start parlours from their homes and they have been doing quite well with just basic services like simple rejuvenation services.
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING AND WEB DEVELOPMENT
Social media marketing and web development does not need any office to be set up. A person with decent experience, skills, and the ability to woo clients can setup a successful social media marketing agency or a web portal. This business can also be run as a part-time business if not a full-time one which makes it ideal for any woman to start, provided she has the required skills and experience.
The demand for content writers has been on the rise of late and with the increase in blogs and search engine marketing, content writing jobs have been expanding drastically as content being the basic ingredient for any e-commerce business. For people who wish to start a content writing business of their own, it is recommended to start with a blog in order make their writing identifiable to the potential consumers or employers in the market.
A CRECHE OR A DAYCARE CENTRE
The pre-school and daycare centres have proved to be successful for women as they can run it from their houses. Some factors can play a major role in making the home-based business idea successful such as love and affection for kids, an eye for details and a house or space that is child proof or rather child-friendly etc.
As youngsters move from one city to the other for education or employment, demand for home made food amongst the youth is always on the rise, as restaurant food is not preferred every day. It proves to be ideal for women who love to cook, as they can start this business directly from their houses. Furthermore, with the increase and popularity of food technology platforms such as Hola Chef and others, it makes the entire catering business lucrative and remunerative for women entrepreneurs without any inconvenience.
A lot of people have been opting for pets making a pet store in a residential area very remunerative. The business location can depend on the locality a person lives in wherein the products can be sourced and supplied or made available for people who own pets. In posh localities, people usually opt for high end pets making a pet store in such an area extremely profitable.
The trend of leading a healthy lifestyle has paved the way for many people taking interest in yoga over other conventional ways of fitness, making a yoga studio profitable. It can be started successfully with a very little capital and good knowledge of yoga practices.
FINE ARTS TEACHING
A centre for fine arts can be easily started from home. Wide ranging forms of art can be taught under one roof such as dance classes, sketching, painting, sculpting etc. In order to make the business more valuable and profitable, a registration for the business and the recognition certificates for the students can be obtained.
Home and online tutoring can be done by entrepreneurs who have hands on knowledge about different subjects that the target students may be interested in. In order to add more weightage to the business, it can be registered and quality teaching can be offered.
SUPPORT TO WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
The country has a number of loan schemes as well as subsidies for women who wish to become entrepreneurs and start a business of their own.