Businesses you can start in Nigeria with little capital

Posted by News Express | 2 May 2016 | 4,750 times

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In Nigeria today there are several businesses you can start with very little capital and be making profit in no time. The good thing about these businesses is that you can even start from the home and it can be as a full time or a side business (part-time business).

In these challenging times, what matters is starting out on any venture and making that all-important profit on a sustainable basis, even if you have to begin from the home, office or from any other convenient place.

Do you know that thousands of businesses and big companies today actually started from home? So you don’t have to wait until you have enough capital before you start that business.

You can start small and grow your business to the desired level. So if you say until have enough capital before starting that business or that idea, you might end up doing nothing because you may never get enough capital to start big.

Always Think Big, but Start Small...

If you are looking for businesses to start with little capital; below is a list –

By no means exhaustive – of some businesses you can start even from the home.

A small poultry farm

Rabbit rearing and export

Grass-cutter farming

Hair dressing and beauty care shop

Fashion Design/Tailoring

Laundry/Dry Cleaning Services

Carpet/Upholstery Cleaning

Bread Production

Snail farming

Fish Farming

Cash Crops farming, e.g. cassava, yam, etc

Barbing Salon

Mass Making of T-Shirts and face caps

Car Wash

Plantain Chips/Chin Chin/Ground Nuts production

Fast Food Service

Foodstuff Shop

Wine production

Ice Cream production

Bagged Water and Table Water production

Chalk making

Game Centre


Outdoor Catering Services

Transportation of raw foodstuff from rural areas to urban area and other places

Making Cakes and Snacks

Fruit Juice production

Yogurts production

Candle making

Selling of Ice Blocks

Business Centre – Photocopying, typing, printing, one minute passports, etc

Film renting

Cyber Cafe Service

Phones/Handsets Sales and Services

Game Pictures, MP3, MP4, Music, Bible Downloads, etc


Recharge Card printing and sales

Publishing, Printing of Books, Calendars, Cards, Brochures, Newsletters and Magazines

Sale of Electrical Appliances and Accessories

Events Planning and Management

Garden Tending (Gardening)

MC/Public Speaking

Computer School/Training Centre

Tutorial Services for Primary, Secondary Schools Students, SSCE/GCE/JAMB – Candidates, ICAN, ATS, etc


Day Care Services

Blocks making

Nylon making/recycling

Leather production/Shoe and Bag making

Cars Sales and Services

Fitness Centre

Recruitment Services/Agency

Courier Services

Travel Agency

Computer Sales and Services

Electronic Sales and Services

Interior Decoration

Rental Services

Photography Services

Educational Services

Estate Agency

Furniture Making

Sports Shops

Outdoor Advertising

Painting Services

Consultancy Services

Security Outfit/Services

Transport Services

Modelling Agency Services

Events Promotions and Management

Marriage and Family Counselling Services

Cooperative and Mutual Trust Services

•Lawrence Nwaodu is a small business expert and enterprise consultant, trained in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, with an MBA in Entrepreneurship from The Management School, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, and MSc in Finance and Financial Management Services from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Netherlands. Mr. Nwaodu is the Lead Consultant at IDEAS Exchange Consulting, Lagos. He can be reached via (07066375847).

Source: News Express

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