Now you have made the choice to open a business in a small Town. The next step is to choose your business type, for your convenience, you will find a few listed below. Before you choose your business type, do some basic research to ensure the locals will not take offence or avoid your chosen product or service.
Pet Grooming service
A Pet grooming service and a combined pet store is an ideal business for a small City or Town. Owners would be able to purchase food, toys, and clothing for their pets. For an additional cost, you can have an on-site service, where you can visit customers and their pets in their home to carry out pet grooming services while you drop off pet supplies.
If you have previous tutoring or teaching experience and/or specialist knowledge, you can offer your services to pupils, alternatively you can hire tutors to help with subjects that you are lacking knowledge and skills in.
Hair & Nail Salon/Barber Shop
You could open a unisex hair salon or for an additional cost and to save business rates and charges, you could offer to drive over to your neighbours’ house and do the whole family’s hair, without them having to leave their home. Adding nail and makeup services, can also help you to boost your earnings.
Lawn and Gardening Service
Grass is abundant within small towns and people need lawn and gardening services to keep them in check, providing an excellent business opportunity for you. If you can keep your customers happy, they will evolve into repeat and loyal customers, coming back each season.
You can expand your services to include fertilized and treated for weeds and bugs, as well as lawn and shrubbery care.
If you are handy with a sewing machine, then maybe you can offer a tailored clothing service, where you can visit clients to take measurements and create unique
Bed and Breakfast
If you have spare rooms in your home, you could rent them out either long term, or as a Bed and Breakfast.
Thank you for reading this blog, hopefully, you will start to think about the different ways you can make money, while living in a small town or City.