Successful Business Ideas For Small Towns (Part 2)

Here is the Part 2 of the blog, Successful Business Ideas For Small Towns. We hope this can help you learn of ways to build your startup within your community.

Tutoring Service

Tutorial centers often encounter children having difficulty in basic subjects such as Math, Reading, Writing, Grammar, and Science. Even though online tutorial services is rampant, it is advisable to have an in-person tutor. Do not hesitate to hire tutors that specialize in one subject, and if possible, avoid hiring one that claims to be a jack-of-all subjects as they may be too expensive to employ from the start.

Car Wash

It is part of the nature of people to prefer a ride from a shiny car than to a rusty and muddy vehicle. Opening a car wash is a great asset even in a small town. One thing to consider is the location of the business. Make sure that you are accessible, and not located in a muddy area.

Gym And Exercise Studio


Gym and studios in a small town can be profitable especially for locations that have cold weather most of the year. Not to mention that the fitness trend is immensely growing. “Evidence for the health benefits of exercise is accumulating. In the past, emphasis was given to the cardiovascular benefits of controlling body weight and reducing blood pressure. Brain benefits are also noteworthy,” Nigel Barber Ph.D. points out.


Every town needs and deserves restaurants that offer good food. Much like having a bakery, one must wholeheartedly, with enough passion and drive, open a restaurant.

Being a restaurateur can be a successful endeavor and great business if you have the drive and experience. But be aware that there stages where restaurants will fail. Research opening and invest in technologies that will allow you to operate smoothly during this course.

Sports Bar

Opening a sports bar that is in a sports-centric place is a significant investment. A sports bar is mostly intended to cater sports fan and be aware that it can be disastrous when you miscalculate interests of the town. So do your research and make sure that the personality of your bar and people in the community matches.  ”The simple act of focusing on exercise can give us a break from current concerns and damaging self-talk. Further, depending on the activity, people may benefit from calming exercises, be energized, and get outside or interact with others, all of which are known to improve mood and general health,” Sarah Gingell Ph.D. wrote.

Specialty Health Food

The general concept of eating healthy food is to live longer and to look at your best. Aside from being a trend, it is difficult to find organic food, especially in urban areas.

Hair Salon

Opening a hair salon may also include a variety of additional services such as hair coloring, nails, and makeup.

Ice Cream Shop


This is recommended for areas that are warmer. Know your products, be familiar with the most popular flavors and be willing to work night shift and during weekends.

Home Improvement

Lacking handyman in the area keeps the residents waiting to fix their clogged toilets, a leaking roof and other problems in the household. It is best to invest in this business when you have the experience and know your way around a tool shed.

Gift Card Shop

Providing the people of a place in town where they can purchase greeting cards and gifts is a prime retail opportunity. This will allow you to play with your inventory until you find the particular mix of products that are profitable in your town.

Flower Shop


The community will be thrilled to have a local flower shop. It will be easy for them to purchase fresh flowers. With a reasonable price, great attention to detail, creativity, and exceptional customer service, your shop will bloom in no time.

Cleaning Service

It is one of the easiest businesses to start with since there are only limited numbers of business that belongs in this industry. According to Ralph Ryback M.D., “Keeping things clean and organized is good for you, and science can prove it.”


You can focus on selling books, but you may also incorporate other products such as prime crafts, e-readers and stationary.

Electronics Dealer

Be a dealer that focuses on out-of-the-box ideas. How about distributing drones and drone accessories?

Bowling Alley

Success in this business can be part of the of the town’s social life. Aside from bowling, you can also offer food and drinks or rent out the place.

Winery Or Microbrewery

This is only for those who dream, live and drink alcoholic beverages. Handling and managing this business requires great determination and passion.

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