Creative Low Investment Business Ideas

By Shannon C , last updated November 17, 2011

When you are seeking to start up a new low investment business or generate new business for an existing company in a way that does not require a great deal of investment capital, what you need are creative low investment business ideas to fuel your efforts. There are a number of ways to generate new business for an existing firm that will not cost you much if anything in investment costs.

One way is to increase the amount of time you spend networking. If you attend local networking events, be sure to pass out your business card, get others' cards, and keep in touch with them to send them a packet of information about your company's services. If you are able to include a small sample of your product or a free trial offer for your services with your business card, even better.

Another great way to generate new business without a lot of investment cash is to create a frequent buyer or shopper club or card where customers get free merchandise or discounts if they frequent your business.

If you are seeking to start up a new business but don't have a lot of capital to invest into a business start up, experts suggest that some of the best creative low investment business ideas are to start a copywriting or editing business as a freelance writer, to start a career as a consultant to a bigger firm such as Mary Kay for cosmetics or Creative Memories for scrapbooking, to start a home-based jewelry business and sell your wares on small business websites like Etsy and eBay, or to start a local business offering gift baskets or business gifts on demand. You should also consider operating out of a home office.

Look around you and assess your own interests and talents and use these as fuel to either come up with your own creative low investment business idea or collaborate with others who may have the funds but not the ideas.

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