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11 Creative Business Ideas For Young Entrepreneurs

The future is bright for young entrepreneurs. But even for the most creative minds, brainstorming ideas in search of an ideal business concept is often the greatest challenge. To give you inspiration for your next million dollar business, here are 12 great business ideas to get you started as a young entrepreneur.

Creative Business Ideas For Young Entrepreneurs

12 Creative Business Ideas For Young Entrepreneurs

1. YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AS WEB DEVELOPER

The dot.com boom is over, but we still live in the golden age of the World Wide Web, and software business ideas are still some of the most successful ever. If you have the coding skills to build websites from scratch, your skills are in great demand.
 
While many web programmers choose to go self-employed, there are many opportunities for a booming business in this area. If you can make a name for yourself as a top-notch web developer, there is more than enough work available to justify hiring other web developers. From there, the expansion options are endless.
 
If you're interested in web development but lack the technical skills, check out this list of free resources to help you learn to code on your own.

2. E-COMMERCE SHOP

With more people switching to online shopping, now is the best time to start an ecommerce store. Thanks to platforms like eBay, Amazon, Etsy and others, it is easier than ever to sell your products effectively and professionally.
 
In addition to selling through such marketplaces, you can also create your own website and sell your products directly to your customers. Starting your own ecommerce business is a little more difficult than simply putting a product up for sale, and you will definitely want a good strategy. Small Business Trends has an excellent 10-point checklist for starting your own e-commerce business.

3. BOX SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES

Box subscriptions are the new trend on the block. If you find a product (or group of products) that has not previously been bundled in this format, you may be looking for something profitable. A big advantage of this type of service is the saving of money. Hence, finding a way to make the boxes you have put together as affordable as possible has to be priority number one. 
 
According to LearnVest, offering cheaper services is the best way to differentiate yourself from the competition in this industry. Dollar Shave Club did it with razors and the results have been amazing. Who knows what product will be the next boxed subscription to make the big time?

4. FOOD TRUCK

If you're looking for an affordable entry into the hospitality industry, a food truck is the right choice. According to Josh Tang, the founder of Mobi Munch, the failure rate of food trucks is only 10 to 20% - significantly lower than the 60 to 90% price for traditional restaurants.
 
When you have a great chef, vehicle and equipment, and good business strategy, starting a food truck restaurant can be an excellent job.

5. TRANSLATION SERVICES

As technology in travel and communication continues to grow, business in the 21st century is growing more international. Since the companies are no longer separated according to geographical criteria, language barriers are becoming an ever greater challenge.
 
This modern business challenge is an excellent opportunity for translation service providers. With the right connections and a few fluent interpreters, a translation service provider could be well positioned to thrive in the years to come. Due to the high demand for interpreters, it can be difficult to attract them to a young entrepreneur. It is important to know the right way to attract talent in a young company.

6. BUSINESS CONSULTING

If you have the experience and qualifications to run a great company, helping others start and run their own business is a lucrative field. A big plus when starting out as a consultant is that you don't have to hire any employees to get started. 
 
However, the option to expand is certainly there if you can demonstrate that your counseling is successful. As more and more companies start to outsource areas of responsibility that used to be mostly internal, positions like consultants are becoming more common. There's no better time to step aboard than now.

7. YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS AS A DAY CARE AT HOME

Gone are the days when mom stayed home with the kids while dad went to work. With the vast majority of modern families, including two working parents, the need for day care is steadily increasing. Best of all, as long as you don't exceed the minimum number of employees set by your state, you don't need a special license to run a daycare from home. 
 
Qualified employees are definitely something to consider. Logistically, this is especially good business when you have your own children to look after. Either way, starting your own daycare is a great way to work from home and build a booming business.

8. SOCIAL MEDIA CONSULTING

Social media offers an incredible marketing opportunity and gives businesses instant access to millions of potential buyers. It's a luxury that the business world has never experienced, but far too many companies don't take full advantage of it.
 
As a social media consultant, your task is to support companies in effectively integrating their current marketing campaigns across social media platforms. Starting a social media consultation, however, takes something more than a love of Twitter. You definitely need to bring some marketing skills and a proven track record of building great social media follow-ups with you before you begin.

9. MOBILE PHOTOGRAPHY

Unique events take place across the country every day. No doubt people take photos with their smartphones, but what if there was a professional photography service on site that offered a better way to capture the moment?
 
When starting a mobile photography business, you need to travel to events like dog shows, craft fairs, rodeos, and other events in your area to market your photography services. If you're interested in starting a mobile photography business, read career coaches Paul and Sarah Edwards for tips on how to get started.

10. YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AS GARDENER IN THE GREENHOUSE

Organically and locally grown fruit and vegetables are all the rage right now, as more and more people are becoming aware of what goes into their food. Thanks to this trend, there are plenty of opportunities to grow and sell fruits and vegetables in a well-managed greenhouse all year round.
 
Make no mistake though: growing plants is hard work and requires a lot more care and expertise than just putting seeds in the dirt and watching them grow. Unless you were born with a green thumb, expect a steep learning curve. However, if you have space for a greenhouse and a penchant for gardening, you can turn what most people consider a hobby into a profitable business.

11. AUTO DETAILING

Car washes are everywhere, but cleaning the inside and outside of your car is far less common. Car owners pay a premium for the perfect cleaning of their vehicle, especially at large events such as proms or weddings.

A car detailing service doesn't require a lot of startup costs, staff, or space to operate. It's something that you can start and expand from your garage as your business grows.
 
Just note that businesses like this live and die from word of mouth. So do an excellent job especially if you are just starting out. With the right attention to detail, a start-up with vehicle details could prove lucrative.