1. Candle Making

For less than $100 in wax and equipment, anyone can be in business for themselves making candles.  If you’re creative and willing to do the necessary legwork, you can do well as a candle maker, and you’ll have fun too.  First, you’ll want to decide which kind of candles you want to make.  There are beeswax candles, colored candles, scented candles, or aromatherapy candles, to name a few.  Then you’ve got to decide where you’ll sell your finished candles.  There are lots of options, such as eBay, craft fairs or direct sales to local shops – or all of the above.  If you can come up with a unique design or presentation for your candles, this business can blossom into a company that will keep you busy well beyond high school!

  1. Social Media Consulting

If you’re in your teens, chances are very good you know your stuff when it comes to using Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and other social networks. But did you know this stuff is big business? Well it absolutely is. There are entire consulting firms dedicated to helping their clients maximize their social media efforts, and some of them probably don’t have as much experience at it as you do.

Step one is to find out all you can about using social media for business. There are tons of online resources for this, so that part’s a breeze. Next, decide what services you’ll offer and if you’ll specialize in a particular area – Facebook fan pages, for instance. Then get out there on social media and make it known that you’re available as a consultant.

Also consider visiting local businesses that see the value in social media but might not know how to get started. There is a huge market for this right now. You just have to plan it out and go for it!


  1. Home-based food service

If cooking is your passion then it is time to turn it into a startup. If you love to cook and bake, you can start a home-based food service. You can provide these services to individuals, local businesses and small events. You can also offer home delivery to nearby places in order to boost the number of orders. You can do what you love and get paid for it. If all goes well, this home-based food service startup can turn into a well-established food restaurant.

  1. Home day care

Starting a home day care service is another great startup idea for 2015. Majority of the parents are working 9 to 5 and have toddlers at home. They need someone to attend the needs of their babies and look after them. Providing home day care service doesn’t need any government license to run. You can also provide babysitting services as well for parent who doesn’t want to leave their children at any other place except their home. It’s a great startup idea which also has a strong potential to grow every quickly into a small business.

  1. Yard work service

Yard or lawn is part of almost every house. Most of the homeowners don’t have time to take care of their yards. You can start a Yard work service providing services to people for their yards or lawn like weeding, planting, cutting, cleaning, snow shoveling (if it’s winter), organizing or even decorating it for events like Christmas or Easter. All you need is a pair of gloves and a ladder to start your own yard work service business.

  1. Errand service

Another great low budget startup idea for 2015 is to provide errand service. People these days have a lot of responsibilities and work to deal with on daily basis. Establishing a small startup for running errands for people (like dropping off dry cleaning, paying utility bills, buying grocery etc.) doesn’t require any form of investment from your end. You just need to have a car and a phone. The fuel expensive can be deducted from the payment you receive for the errand service.

  1. Computer maintenance

Gadgets are parts of everyone’s life now. From a 12 year old kid to an 80 year old grandma, every member of the family owns a gadget. It can be tablets, smartphones, computers, laptops etc. If you have a love of computer and have a lot of information about these gadgets and technologies, you can create your own computer maintenance startup where you can help people in solving their issues with these devices. This startup also includes providing services like installing software or windows and setting up internet connections on PC etc.

  1. Cleaning service

Cleanliness is one of the top priorities for everyone. There are only a handful of people in this entire world who don’t like cleanliness around them. With little to no budget at all, you can start your own cleaning service startup. If all goes well, you can hire more people and make a full-sized cleaning management company.

  1. Pet sitter

Many people own a pet or two. If you like animals and love to have them around you, you can become a pet sitter and offer your services to people who don’t have time to watch their pets while they are at work. There is no shortage of work in this department. This startup idea doesn’t require even a single penny for investment. All you have to do is make good customers at the start and once the good words spread about you, more work will come and you can continue growing your startup into small business.

  1. Elder assistant

This is the top rated cool and low budget startup idea for 2015 in the list. This is a great thing to do in many ways. For one, you are helping the humanity by taking care of people and for yourself; you are establishing a solid ground for your startup to become a successful business. Most of the times, elderly people end up in daycare houses or orphan houses but many older people like to keep living in their own house but need some help in doing daily life routine work like paying for bills, going to grocery stores, buying medicine, washing dishes etc. This idea doesn’t need any investment.