In Nigeria today, most people who work nine-to-five jobs are constantly looking toward what they will do when they retire. Or what career they will go into next.
They are few people who will stay in the same career all through their working life. People always think about what their next career will be, and most of the time, they want to be in careers where they are their own bosses.
If you fall into this group, you should check the following five business ideas that require little capital, and no educational qualifications:
Business Plan Service: Offer a soup-to-nuts plan. Make sure that it includes market research, a business plan narrative and the financial statement. Put your main fee on the main one the client will want and offer the other parts as add-on services. Have business plan samples that you can market to clients and be sure to include your own.
Cleaning Service: You can take so many directions with this. It could be an office, a restaurant, retail business, or even residential houses. People always need cleaning. And it is one of the many businesses in which you don’t need to spend money on advertising because most of your clients will come from word of mouth.
Consulting: For this you need to have an expertise in something so you can market yourself as an advisor to others looking to work in that same area. Whatever you did in your previous career, you could use that experience to help others do similar things for a small fee without making the same mistakes you did.
Editorial Services: There are several editorial services you can offer from the comfort of your home. Including copyediting, proofreading, indexing, development editing, book doctoring, ghost writing, copywriting, book writing, magazine article writing, and so on.
Event planning: Try to visit every potential location you intend to use. Learn what is available at every location, build up a database that will allow you sort venues by features they offer. When you get a client, find out the key parameters are for the event and use the database you’ve built to pick the best option.
These options listed above are some of business ideas which you can use to your advantage going into the next stage of your work life.