BE YOUR OWN BOSS
Starting your own sole-trader or small business is an exciting time. When you’ve got specific skills and services that people want to pay for, being your own boss can give you a lot of flexibility. Read on for a list of small business ideas you can start from home.
Small business is booming in Australia
In Australia, a small business is defined as having 0 to 19 employees or a turnover of under $2 million. Here are a few facts that illustrate the opportunities for enterprising Australians:
- More than half of the 2 million small businesses in Australia are sole-trader businesses.
- Small businesses contribute more than 33 percent of total industry value added to the economy each year.
- 83 percent of small businesses in Australia provide a service.
- Women own or manage about 34 percent of small businesses.
That’s a lot of people who have created their own business selling their skills, services and products. Are you going to be one of the next people to start a business?
If you have a skill, you don’t need a ton of money to start your own business. All that’s needed for these nine small business ideas is a strong work ethic, access to a computer and a good Internet connection. Communication skills are a major plus.
9 small business ideas you can start today
Tired of your job? Start one of these service-based home businesses in Australia.
Virtual assistant, transcriptionist, data entry clerk.
Social media manager.
If you’re lucky enough to have one of these nine skills, your prospects are better than you think.
REF: EXCERPT – Nine Small Business ideas you can start at home by Zoe Heard