7 Best Business Ideas You Can Invest Your P100,000 Capital
Got a decent capital — say ₱100,000 or less — but unsure which businesses to invest it? Here are some investment ideas. While it is not easy to derive the best business ideas with limited budget, there is no capital too small not to grow.
First of all, before making a deep-dive into this list, ask yourself the following questions.
More about yourself as a business person
- What kind of business that my skills and experience fit most?
- How can I transform my hobby and passion into an income generating gig?
More about market need
- What problems do people in my neighborhood have and what kind of solutions can i offer?
- Is the public happy with the service quality and price of goods they’re getting or there’s an opportunity for me for my business to enter and thrive?
Commitment to the business
- How much time can I allocate towards the establishment, planning and operation of business?
- Will I be a hands-on business owner or likely an investing party and rely on expertise, skill and experience of staff I will hire?
- Do I have enough capital and/or access to loan to finance my business?
- Do I get the support from my family to start and maintain the business?
Once you have truthfully answered these questions, you should now be able to discern your pathway and choose what type of business to invest into.
Pinoy street food business (Estimated capital: ₱15,000)
Street food businesses work best in areas with heavy foot traffic such as near government establishments, churches, public markets or transport terminals. The products are freshly made, quick to prepare and most of all affordable to many of the people who frequent in these areas.While the business is stable all year round, surge in sales can also be expected during Sundays, paydays, holiday seasons while downtimes generally take place during school vacations and rainy days.
Goto and mami business (₱20,000)
For expenses, you’ll also have to source your cooking equipment, cutlery and tableware plus cost of utilities such as water, fuel and electricity.This business works well especially if your neighborhood is composed of early risers — workers and students who need to wake up early to start their day — and you are willing to wake up earlier than they do to get the business going. This is also suits you if you prefer to operate only at certain hours of the day to save utilities and manpower costs while you can focus on other stuff (household chores, procure supplies or do other business).
Internet cafe business (₱90,000)
Beyond Internet browsing and video calls and chats, Internet cafes have found new ways to generate revenue: e-gaming services such as MMORPG (Multi-Player Online Role Playing Game), strategy games like DOTA (Defense of the Ancients), streaming media like Netflix and related services.
This business requires capital outlay that depends on the capacity and with P100,000 capital or less, you can set up a five-seater Internet cafe which can also be operated on coins (or Pisonet) to simulate a self-serving vending machine to ease on management costs.
Videoke rental business (₱25,000)
Therefore it’s not only important to source good quality videoke machines to withstand its mobility and wear and tear among users, it is also of equal importance to understand what this party-going customer segment needs. Do you have enough lineup of songs that fit their musical taste?
Do you personally deliver the machine and install it at the venue? Does it have better quality equipment than competitors?While you can always use the Internet to advertise your product, it’s the happy customers that are often your best salespeople.
Cellphone repair business (₱65,000)
Gone are the days when we use our cellphones to text, call or play snakes (on old Nokia phones). Now people use their mobile devices to surf the Internet, watch YouTube videos or read the news and access social media accounts.Therefore the likelihood of someone getting his or her gadget getting in trouble is relatively higher. Cellphone repair shop can be done at your home (or you do home service) so setting up shop is not necessary.
But to attract a consistent traffic of customers in need of your service and establishing your business for growth is best served in a permanent spot — a stall at a shopping arcade or even at the public market. Soon as you prove the quality of service and settling with a pricing model that’s reasonable to cellphone users, your cellphone servicing center will become the goto place.
Car wash business (₱70,000)
You need a decent sized area to accommodate washing of cars, SUVs and similarly sized vehicles, located not far from the highway. Your equipment may depend on your capital; the higher your investment money, the better quality will your equipment be. You’ll also be able to offer more services like sell car accessories and offer auto detailing service.
You may manage and do things all by yourself or hire an assistant to do the washing while you manage the promotion and financial aspects of the business.Once you’ve established a set of customers, it’s not difficult to get an income of ₱30,000 a month.
Specialty clothing store (₱70,000)
Setting up a standalone shop or conducting business depends on how much budget you have but soon as your business grows, establishing presence near your target audience (schools and shopping malls for example) is crucial to success in the business.To thrive in a competitive business, you may need to partner with other complementary providers (wedding coordinators and photographers or tailors) and establish business relationship with stakeholders and influencers in the business like school administrators and event coordinators.You may source your products from local partners or import in bulk from overseas.
Branching out into a business is a crucial decision that requires plenty of market research and planning before you invest your money. Selecting the best business ideas will always depend on your skill and experience, market demands, available equipment and competent workforce.
Therefore, money is just a small part of the equation, and having a capital of ₱100,000 or less makes it even more crucial in making all the right moves.