1- Painting buildings & houses
Generally considered a seasonal business idea, painting exteriors and interiors of buildings and houses is booming in India. It does not require much investment since the business depends upon contracts you make with clients. Skilled manpower is vital for this business.
2- Maintenance of buildings & houses
This business involves masonry and other aspects related to buildings and houses. Once again, this business also depends upon contracts you sign with customers. Skilled masons, laborers and reliable building material suppliers who offer you credit are vital.
3- CCTV cameras business
Once utilized by banks and commercial establishments, CCTV cameras are now becoming popular among households too. The business idea is fairly easy to open, thanks to easy availability of equipment. Skilled manpower for installation of these CCTV cameras is a must.
4- DTH agency
With over half a dozen Direct-To-Home satellite TV providers in India, you can enter this profitable venture of installing DTH equipment, including the satellite TV dish, transponder and set top box.
You will have to buy the stuff from service providers and open market. You also need coaxial cables and signal strength gauges.
5- Cable TV and Internet distributor
India has several private cable and Internet providers. They require distributors for their cable TV and Internet services. You get hefty commissions for signing up customers and on monthly subscriptions. Profits are also made on installation of set top box, WiFi routers and other gear.
6- Supplying generic medicines
Doctors in rural areas dispense medicines since pharmacies are located far away. With a two-wheeler or a car, you can buy generic medicines at wholesale rates and supply them to doctors in remote villages for a decent profit.
7- Metal fabrication business
Making window grilles, iron doors, aluminum frames and similar stuff is fairly simple. However, these items are required round the year by home owners, businessmen and commercial establishments. Renting a store and buying the necessary equipment will help you launch this business idea. Skilled manpower is needed.
8- Pathological laboratory
For microbiology graduates, this is an ideal home-based business idea to set up with investment of about Rs.500,000. Your main expense will be on lab equipment such as microscopes, centrifuges, chemicals and reagents.
9- Automobile repairs
India now ranks as the third largest market for automobiles in the world. Hence, the demand for two and four wheeler repairs is bound to rise sharply. With good knowledge of automobiles or by hiring skilled mechanics, you can enter this burgeoning business idea.
10- Accommodation services
Thanks to migration of skilled, white-collar persons from other parts of India to metro cities, there is a surge in demand for accommodation services such as paying guest. You can rent a couple of apartments, furnish them appropriately and rent out on ‘per bed’ basis to several individuals.