As a serial entrepreneur I have a practice of writing down 10 new business ideas every day.
Over the last 2 years I’ve filled multiple notebooks with 100’s of new business ideas.
Crazy ideas, weird ideas, bad ideas and some great new business ideas.
Lucky for you, I’ve painstakingly gone through all of my notebooks and picked the best 101 new business ideas.
Here we go with 101 new business ideas for you to steal and use!
1. Laundry Locker
Set up a laundry service that washes your dirty clothes at the gym. Leave your dirty clothes in your gym locker. The service picks them up, washes them and puts them back in your locker. The business model could be a monthly subscription or per load basis.
2. Coffee Run
Create an app where you can order coffee straight to your desk at work. The app would summon coffee runners in your office building to purchase and deliver hot coffee to your desk from local coffee shops. The coffee runners would get paid a delivery fee, the app would make a percentage on every sale.
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4. A.R. Personal Trainer
Create an app that uses augmented reality to create your very own virtual personal trainer. At the gym, your A.R. Personal Trainer will show you how to use the gym equipment and take you through exercise routines. The business model would be a monthly subscription or a one-off fee for the app.
5. The World’s Best
Create a website that sells only the world’s best products. From cars to watches to vacuum cleaners. Sell only the very best of every product ever made. The business model would involve direct sales or earn affiliate commissions.
6. Money Can’t Buy
Create a website that sells money can’t buy experiences. The site would feature experiences that are extremely rare and expensive. For example, you could sell the opportunity to join a ring walk at a world championship boxing match. Or get a one-on-one meeting with Richard Branson. The business model would be to make a commission on top of the sale of the experiences.
7. Celebrity Morning Routines
Create a website that features morning routines of your favourite celebrities, including sports stars, film and television stars and business moguls. The site would feature celebrities taking you through their morning routines via video. The business model would involve charging a monthly fee to access the site.
8. Moving Media
Create a global media empire by selling advertising space on the side of trucks and vans. 1000’s of truck trailers are on the road each day. These spaces could be turned into huge billboards. Ad spaces would be booked and paid online. You could also charge for producing the ad creative.
9. Speaker Spaces
Create an online marketplace that allows you to find and book venues exclusively for speaking engagements. The site would list all the details of the speaker spaces including capacity, equipment etc. Money would be from a booking fee added to the venue hire.
10. Retro Arcade Centre
Open an old school arcade venue that features only retro, coin-operated arcade machines from the ’80s and early ’90s. You could charge an hourly fee for access, or let people pump money into the machines.
11. Office Product Placement
Create a company that sells product placement within companies. For example, you could charge to create and place branded coffee mugs within an office space. Another example would be branded stationery. Brands would pay your company to create branded products and also pay a fee to have them placed within their chosen office environment.
12. The Commute Channel
Create entertainment that is the length of people’s commute. The content would sit within an app where people enter their commute time. They would be presented with a range of podcasts, videos or short reads to consume that are the length of their travel. The business model would be an advertising model or pay a monthly subscription.
13. Bike Valet
Create a valet service for bikes. Ride your bike to the front of your workplace, valet staff would grab your bike and lock it up somewhere secure while you’re at work. When you want to leave, summon the valet via an app. They bring your bike back to you ready to go. Valet staff could also service your bike for an additional fee. Riders would pay a monthly subscription or per valet fee.
14. Package Concierge
A service in large apartment blocks that accepts packages on your behalf. Get your package delivered to a concierge who would hold your package and deliver it to you when you want. The business model could be a monthly subscription or per package. The package holders would also receive a fee for holding and delivering packages.
15. Casual Uniform Store
A clothing store that sells casual uniforms. For example, you buy 5 sets of casual work clothes. Your casual uniform is exactly the same for each day. You just have a new set for each day. The casual uniforms would be chosen for you by a top stylist. The business model would be to charge people for a personal stylist and get a discount for buying 5 sets of exactly the same casual uniform.
16. Urban Armour
Create a range of designer bulletproof and stab-resistant streetwear. Create casual looking jackets, jeans and even underwear. Sell the range online or open a street store.
17. Directors Cut Films
Create a website that streams only uncut or directors cut versions of films. Most films broadcast on streaming services have been cut down from the original to comply with regulations. The business model could be a monthly subscription or a fee for each film downloaded.
18. Anti Snoop Smart Phone Covers
Create and sell mobile phone covers and lenses that stop people from snooping on your mobile phone screen whilst in public. Your screen could be viewed only by looking at it directly, and not from an angle to keep people out.
19. Apartment Finder
Create a service that finds, views and organises you a new apartment or room rental. The apartment finder find would take the hassle out of the whole process. You could create an app that allows the apartment finder to present you with options for your approval. The apartment finder could even do your paperwork and move your stuff in.
20. Luggage Lugger
A service that picks up your luggage and takes it to the airport for you. The service would pick up your luggage at a designated time, transporting it out to the airport storing it securely for you. This service would be great for large families and less mobile people. The service would have to be much cheaper than a taxi to be cost-effective. Business model would be a one-off fee based on weight and distance.
21. Ready Hotel Rooms
A hotel room that features a whole wardrobe and range of products ready for you to wear and use. The ready hotel room would eliminate the need to pack and take a suitcase on your trip. Clothes and products would be preselected based on your existing wardrobe and home. Business model would be a premium fee placed on top of the hotel room fee.
22. Winter Wardrobe
Create a service that picks up, packs and stores your winter wardrobe over summer. The business model would be based on the volume and length of time stored. The clothes could also be dry cleaned whilst in storage.
23. Sponsored Book Covers
A unique way to create awareness of new books would be to create and distribute book cover sleeves. People could be paid to wrap the sponsored book cover over their book. This would be for people in high exposure areas like public transport. Business model would be charge people to create and distribute their book covers to people. People using the covers would be paid a small fee or given book discounts.
24. Do Not Disturb Me Chairs
Create chairs for people who work in open plan offices that have a do not disturb sign built into them. Users could flip the sign on when they want to focus and not be disturbed by co-workers. Special chairs would have to be manufactured or you could create and sell signs that fit onto chairs.
25. Personal Motivation Service
Create a service where a person would call you and send texts to motivate you. For example, they would motivate you to go to the gym, finish a project or get some study done. The business model would be a monthly subscription.
26. Lifetime Jeans
Create a jeans brand that will collect, repair and deliver your jeans back to you when they wear out. Especially good for those holes you always get in the crotch. The business model is simply selling jeans with a lifetime warranty.
27. Dog-Friendly Places
Create a site that allows dog owners to find dog-friendly restaurants, pubs and places anywhere in the world. The business model could be charging people a small fee to list their business. Or selling advertising space on the site.
28. On-Site Bike Servicing
Create a service that will send people out to fix your bike wherever you are. You could create an app that summons the service with a push of a button that would get to your location in minutes. The business model would be a monthly subscription.
29. Pet Air
Create an airline that only flies pets and their owners. Seating within the aircraft would be specially designed with pets in mind. To keep things civilised there would be a 50 / 50 ratio of people to pets.
30. New Employee Welcome Packs
Create a company that provides custom welcome packs for new employees at large companies. Like hampers but for new employees. The business model would be on a per pack basis which would be created and delivered on demand.
31. Last Minute Movies
Create an app that allows you to buy last-minute movie tickets at empty theatres. Because the movie theatres are empty at the last minute, the tickets would be cheaper to buy. The business model would be a small commission on the sale of each movie ticket you sell.
32. Celebrity Store
Create an e-commerce store that only lists products used and endorsed by celebrities and successful business people. The business model could be direct purchase or affiliate commissions.
33. Safest Neighbourhoods
Create a data-backed website that lists the safest areas to live in each city. The data would be supplied by the police or government. The business model would be a monthly membership for people or charge real estate agents to access the data.
34. Analogue Restaurants and Bars
Set up a chain of bars and restaurants that don’t allow any form of digital device. There is no wifi. The business model would encourage social interaction. The money would be made the normal way from selling food and drinks.
35. Life, Automated
Set up a website that features only products that automate every aspect of your life. From vacuum cleaners to automated pet feeders. Sell products directly or make money from affiliate sales.
36. Weather Fashion
Set up a social media account or a website that has weather forecasts matched with fashion that is applicable to the temperature. For example, if it’s going to be just 10 degrees on Tuesday, have a picture of a fashion model wearing warm designer clothes. The business model could be paid sponsorships, or sell clothes directly.
37. Haggle School
Create a service that teaches people how to haggle better with advanced haggling techniques. Classes would be taught online or in person. A fee would be charged for the classes.
38. Cracked Phone Concierge
Mobile phone repair that comes to you. Book and pay for your repair online, the technician comes to your home or workplace and repairs your phone on the spot.
39. Podcast Ad Network
Set up a media agency that sells ad space on podcasts. Ad production could also be done by the company. The business model is creating and selling ad space on podcasts.
40. Food Medicine Store
Set up an online store or real-life store that sells products based on what illness you may have. For example, I have a cold. Okay, we recommend these products x, y and z.
41. The Lifebrary
Set up a bookstore or book recommendation site lists the best books to read when you’re at a certain point in your life. For example, the best books to read when starting a new business. Best books to read when you’re pregnant. Sell books directly or make a commission from affiliates.
42. Training Buddy
Create an app or that allows you to find people to train within your local gym. Arrange time and place via an app. The business model could be a monthly subscription.
43. A.R. Tour Guides
Create an app that allows you to view augmented reality tour guides in your city. Guides would be on every corner telling you about the area. View and listen to the guides via your mobile phone. Business model selling the app in the app store for a one time fee.
Set up a monthly subscription business that supplies common household goods to share houses. For example, toilet paper, garbage bags and cleaning products. Payment for the service could be split between housemates. The subscription-only comes when each housemate has paid their fee.
45. Blue Zone Food Store
A shop that sells only Blue Zone foods. A Blue Zone is a part of the world where people are most healthy and live the longest. A study found these people eat certain types of food, therefore, they live long, healthy lives. Blue Zone recipes and food kits could also be sold.
46. Where I’ve Been
Create a website that allows people to plot on a map where they’ve visited in the world. People could download and or print a poster of where they’ve been. The business model would be selling printed posters of world maps and where they’ve been. You could also monetise the site by offering advertising to travel companies.
47. Dating Profile Optimization
Create a service that will optimize people’s online dating profiles for maximum conversions. The service would offer professional profile writing done by the opposite sex and also professional profile photo photography packages.
48. Hot People Only Dating App
Create an app that only allows people of certain attractiveness to join. New members would be vetted for attractiveness. The business model could be a premium monthly subscription like other dating apps.
49. Modern Speed Dating
Create an app that organises traditional speed dating. Use the app to view other speed daters, and also book and pay for speed dating sessions. The business model could be a per session fee or a monthly subscription.
50. Quiet Neighbourhood Finder
Create a database that allows you to find the quietest neighbourhood in your city. The site would feature historical noise pollution data and noise pollution complaints data over time. A business model could be charging for a monthly membership, or data could be sold to real estate agents.
51. Feedback Loop
Create a website where product feedback is the currency. You provide feedback on someone’s product in exchange for feedback on your product. The business model could be a monthly membership paid by founders.
52. Street Star Ratings
Create an A.R. app that allows you to wave your phone over restaurants in your street and see a star rating laid over each restaurant. The business model would be charging businesses to be listed on the app.
53. Gym Dates
Create a service that pairs single people together for a gym date. The two single people would get a workout in and get to meet real people in the process. The service would be app based. Money would be charged to organise the gym dates.
54. Laptop Light Therapy
Create a device that attaches to your laptop that emits a healthy dose of artificial sunlight. Every time you use your laptop you get a boost of vitamin D generated by a special lamp that works on or around your laptop screen.
55. School Run Ride Sharing App
Create a ride sharing app that is just for school runs. Parents would nominate a day and time and collect other people’s kids and take them to school. Each day would be a different driver. Business model could be a per ride basis paid by riders or a monthly subscription.
56. Sonic Seasoning
Scientists have discovered that sound can change the way food tastes. Certain sounds make food sweeter. Other sounds make the food more salty. Put these sounds into an app that you can use whilst you have your morning coffee. Reduce your sugar and salt intake with Sonic Seasoning. Money would be made by selling the app on the app store.
57. Speed User Testing
Create user testing sessions that work like speed dating. Set up ‘speed feedback’ sessions where founders take their product for fast feedback with other founders. 5 minutes feedback per product, per founder. Money would be made by charging founders for the sessions.
58. Smart Coffee Mug
Create a smart, reusable coffee mug that can tell baristas how you like your coffee. Hand your mug to the barista, they tap your mug on a tablet and your coffee preferences come up on screen.
59. The Busker Channel
Create an online platform that allows buskers to live stream their performances. As well as live stream their performances, the platform would allow watchers to donate tips. Money would be made from a percentage of the tips donated to buskers.
60. Creative Juices
Create a range of real ‘Creative Juices’. Real juice drinks that have active ingredients that have been proven to make your brain fire on all four cylinders and ‘get your creative juices flowing’.
61. Vacant Store Advertising
Start a media company that sells advertising space space in vacant shop windows. You could even charge for the creative. The creative in the shop windows could be printed or install digital screens behind the windows that could be updated remotely with new creative.
62. Startup Box
Create and sell real boxes containing everything a startup needs to get going. The boxes could contain a Chromebook laptop as well as a whole bunch of special vouchers with discounts to core online services including hosting, email, Dropbox and Slack.
63. Air Cleaning Scarf
Create a set of fashionable scarves that also double as air filtering face masks. Users could use the scarf whilst walking in high pollution areas or place it over their faces when riding their bike in traffic. The scarves could also be washed in the washing machine to clean the filter.
64. World Weather Index
Create a website that lists data on the best and worst year round weather across the world. For example, list the world’s most sunny city. The world’s most rainy city, and the world’s hottest and coldest cities year round. Money could be made by selling advertising to travel companies.
65. Late Night Workspaces
Create a directory website that lists only late night and 24 hours workspaces in cities around the world. Late night and 24 hour cafes and co working places. Money could be made by selling advertising on the site.
66. Street Art Tours
Create an app that takes you on a tour of the best street art in every city. You could choose tours by artists including Banksy. The app would use augmented reality to guide you around the city. If the piece has been taken down. The app could augment the piece into the setting. Money would be made from the sale of the app.
67. Pubs With Fireplaces
Create a directory website that lists pubs with fireplaces in every city in the world. Money could be made through advertising or partnerships with the pubs.
68. Cheapest Pint App
Create an app that finds the cheapest place to buy a pint of beer in every city in the world. Money could be made from the sale of the app or advertising.
69. Swipe Right Market Research
Create an app that allows brands to quickly conduct market research. Brands would push things to an app like new pack shots, advertisements and even product ideas. Users would swipe left or right on the content giving instant feedback to the brand. Money would be made by charging brands for the service. Users would be paid a small fee for each time they swiped on a survey.
70. Recycle My Content
Create an online app that recycles your content into various different formats. For example, upload a blog post and the app would create a PPT slideshow, a video and a GIF animation from it. Charge users a fee for every piece of new content the app creates.
71. A Global Tattoo Index
Create a global tattoo index that features every popular tattoo that’s ever been inked. The index could start with celebrity tattoos. People could also upload a photo of their tattoos to the site to be indexed. Money would be made from advertising sales of tattoo templates.
72. Pitch School
Create a Toastmasters style class that specialises in teaching founders and entrepreneurs how to pitch their ideas to venture capitalists. The classes would focus on the preparation of a pitch deck and how to stand up and pitch your company effectively. Charge founders a one off fee for a 5 week intensive course.
Create a media company that specialises in creating bikes wrapped in advertising. Bikes would be parked in high traffic spaces to get maximum exposure for brands. Charge people to advertise on the bikes, the creative on the bikes could be refreshed every month. The media company would own the bikes.
74. Sponsored Luggage
Create and sell a sponsored range of travel luggage. For example, create an Expedia branded luggage range. The luggage would be sold at a heavily discounted price and would feature Expedia branding on the outside of the luggage. Money would be made by charging travel brands and the sale of the luggage.
75. Special Occasion Gift Subscription Service
Create a subscription gift service that covers all the major gifting events throughout the year. For example, mothers day, fathers day, valentines day etc. A service for super busy people who like to give gifts but don’t like to shop for them. Charge a flat yearly fee and get gifts sent to your door a few days before each occasion.
76. Optimise My Finances
Set up a service that takes a deep dive into your finances. The service would identify areas where you could be saving money. Customers would get a report at the end, as well as money saving product and service recommendations. You could charge a fee for the service and get commissions on new customers for recommended products.
77. A Wheelchair Friendly Directory
Create a global directory of wheelchair friendly countries, cities and places. The site could feature full lists of wheelchair friendly restaurants, train stations and wheelchair accessible attractions. Money could be made through partnerships with businesses or government funding.
78. Book A Billboard
Make booking outdoor digital media spaces as easy as it is to book ads online. Set up an agency and hire or create digital billboards. Allow customers to book and upload their ads instantly to the digital billboards just like Google Ads.
79. Book A Brainstorm
Set up a service where businesses can hire a team to brainstorm ideas for them. The business could brainstorm any business problems including marketing, customer acquisition and business specific problems. Brainstorm teams would be booked on an hourly basis as a standalone team or be tasked with running a brainstorm with the business team.
80. The Charge Cart
Create a hotdog style cart that allows people to charge their phone for a small fee. Money would be collected via contactless or real currency for people who have no phone charge. The ‘charge cart’ would be manned, fully mobile and support dozens of chargers. Super useful at festivals and public events.
81. Sneaker Refurbishment Service
Create a service that picks up your expensive sneakers, cleans, repairs and makes them like new and drops them back off to you. Money would be charged per pair of shoes refurbished.
82. Job Hound
Create a service that scours every job site on the internet and delivers suitable jobs to your inbox. Money would be made by charging job hunters a monthly subscription.
83. Sex Gym
Create a gym that is focused on making people perform better at sex. Individual classes would be tailored to help people physically perform better in bed. Money would be made per class or by a monthly subscription.
84. Single Parent Activities
Create a ‘Timeout’ style website that lists activities suited to single parents. Money would be made by promoting activities for vendors and also through on site advertising.
85. Recommended By Mates
Create a website that features products and services recommended only by trusted friends and family. Money would be made by featuring products and services for a fee, affiliates and also on site advertising.
86. IT Support For The Elderly
Set up an on demand IT support service that visits the homes of elderly people and helps them fix their tech problems like PC audio and video equipment issues. Surely a new business idea the older generation would use.
87. Skill Trade
Set up a website that allows people to trade services with one another. For example, a designer would design a website for a coder, the coder would code a website for the designer. No money would change hands. Just one service for another. Money would be made by site membership fees.
88. Checkpoint Running App
Create an app that gamifies jogging. Joggers could use the app whilst running. Whenever the jogger hits a certain distance they get rewarded. Like checkpoints when playing a video game. Rewards could be money from the joggers friends or family. Or even small gifts. Money could be made from app sales or product promos in the app.
89. Business Idea Tester
Create a website that allows people to check the chance of the business idea succeeding. The website could use data points like Google searches, competition and other data to give the idea a score of success. Money could be charged to score the business idea or from ads and affiliate products on the site.
90. Smart Weight Scales
Create a set of smart weight scales that gamify people weighing themselves. The scales could identify each person and their weight loss progress. The scales could give users cash rewards for hitting targets or offer encouragement via a screen on the scales.
91. Green Workplace Audits
Create a company that helps other companies get more sustainable. The company could assess the business with a ‘green audit’. They would then give them a plan and offer products on how the company can become more sustainable. Money would be charged for the audit, plan and green products suggested.
92. UV Health Bars
Create a chain of health conscious ‘UV Bars’ that offer UV light filled environments. A milder version of the light used in tanning salons. The bars would also serve up healthy shakes whilst people get a small dose of vitamin D from the lights. Charge money for entry and or health shakes.
93. Gene Life Advice
Genes have been scientifically proven to directly contribute to a person’s life. Create a service that advises people what is the best sport or career path based on their genes. Money would be made from testing and advice for each person.
94. Outsource it
Create a site that helps people outsource anything. From breaking up with a partner, to getting your laundry done to keeping all your gadgets charged. The site would connect customers with service providers. Money would be made by charging a commission to connect customers or charge services to list on the site.
95. Distraction Free Phone Box
Create a little ‘black box’ that people can store their phone in when they do not want to be distracted. The phone box would cut off all signals to the phone. The box could also have a timer lock on it so people could not use the phone for a certain amount of time. A new business idea I can see catching on with todays distractive environment.
96. Media Finder
Create a website that helps people find the most cost effective way to advertise their product or service. Users would enter in some details and be presented with a number of advertising media options to suit their budget. For example, online ads, billboards and public transport ads. Commission would be made on the sale of the media to the media companies.
97. Gamified To Do List App
Create a to do list app that gamifies the experience of striking off something from your to do list. For example, when you strike off the item it could explode into flames, crumple up or shatter. Money would be made from selling the app on the app store.
98. Mobile Zombie Commuter Lanes
Create a safe, single lane, commuter route that allows people to watch Netflix on their phone whilst walking to work. The users would tap on and off the lanes with their phones for a small fee. A crazy but fun new business idea.
99. The Sustainable Store
Create a store on the high street or online that only sells 100% sustainable, green products. One of my favourite new business ideas.
100. Make Me Over
Create a makeover service just like the TV shows but for anyone with a credit card. People could book the service online, add a few details about themselves and check out. They then attend a workshop where they get their hair, clothes and makeup done by a team of stylists.
101. Seat Swap
Create an app that allows people to give up their seat on public transport for a fee. People who want to pay for a seat would simply tap a badge of the seat minder and pay a small fee. The seat minder would then get up and give the person their seat. A small commission would be made on each seat swap.
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Thats a wrap
So there you have it folks! 101 new business ideas for you to steal and use.
I know I enjoyed writing up all of these new business ideas.
I hope reading these new business ideas inspires you to go out and start something new.
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