When choosing a business idea, it’s smart to look at your strengths, skill set, and things you're already passionate about. Here are over 30 great small business ideas, based around evaluating the skills and interests you already have.

Briana Morgaine

Copy Writer and Copy Editor

Briana is the content marketing specialist for Bplans. She enjoys discussing marketing, social media, and the pros and cons of the Oxford comma. Bri is a resident of Portland, Oregon, and can be found working remotely from a variety of local coffee shops. She can also be found, infrequently, on Twitter.

Recent Articles Published by Briana Morgaine

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30+ Small Business Ideas That Use Skills You Already Have

When choosing a business idea, it’s smart to look at your strengths, skill set, and things you're already passionate about. Here are over 30 great small business ideas, based around evaluating the skills and interests you already have. Read more »

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How to Start an Online Business in 4 Steps

We’ve come a long way since Amazon sold its first book online in 1995. If you’ve been wondering how to start an online business, here's how you can pick which business model is right for you and how to get started. Read more »

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What’s the Best Business Proposal Format?

A business proposal can often make or break your chances of securing a new client. So, how do you write a business proposal, and what’s the proper format? We're here to help. Read more »

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Origin Stories: 11 Moments That Inspired Entrepreneurs to Start Their Own Businesses

Most entrepreneurs don’t begin their journey by falling in love with the problem—they begin by falling in love with the solution. Here are the 11 moments that inspired successful entrepreneurs to start their own businesses. Read more »

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Venture Capital Funding and the Sexism You Can’t Quite Prove

Female founders have a hard time securing venture capital. Is the landscape improving—and why is VC funding so hard for women to get in the first place? Read more »

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6 Traits to Look for When Choosing a Business Partner

A business partner can take your startup to the next level—but choosing the wrong partner can spell disaster. Here are 6 traits to look for when evaluating a potential partner. Read more »

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Optimism in the Face of Uncertainty: A Look at Small Business in 2017

Is now really a good time to start a business? What is the current landscape for small business owners? We turned to Bank of America for their insights. Read more »

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13 Ways to Ensure You Always Hire the Right Person

Ready to hire an employee for your business? Hiring the wrong person can be a costly, inconvenient mistake—so here's how to find the perfect fit. Read more »

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10 Things Entrepreneurs Wish They Had Done Before Starting a Business

What do successful business owners wish they'd done before starting down the path to entrepreneurship? Before you take the plunge and start your own business, consider doing these 10 things. Read more »

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Sales Forecasting: A Curated List of Our Best Resources

When it comes to starting and managing a business, forecasting your sales is essential. To better understand the forecasting process, check out our must-read sales forecasting resources. Read more »

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Ask the Experts: Things I Wish I’d Known Before Starting a Business

In every startup story, there's bound to be a wrong turn here or there, and it’s easy for entrepreneurs to look back on their mistakes and see exactly where they went wrong. Here's what these entrepreneurs wish they'd known sooner. Read more »

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7 Ways to Set Team Goals (That Actually Work)

Creating a goal-setting methodology for an entire company doesn’t happen overnight. It can be difficult to know how to set goals that are a stretch, but not completely out of reach. Here's how to get it right. Read more »

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Should I Quit My Job to Start My Own Business? 9 Questions You Need to Ask

Deciding when the time is right to start a business is a huge challenge. How do you know when to take the plunge? Should you go all in, all at once—or take it more slowly? Here's how to decide. Read more »

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12 Successful, Happy Entrepreneurs Share Their Daily Habits

What daily habits do entrepreneurs believe contribute to their success? Here are their can’t-skip routines—and stealing one or two for your own use is highly encouraged. Read more »

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14 Defining Traits That Could Make or Break Your Success As an Entrepreneur

What traits are key to success in entrepreneurship? These entrepreneurs share the most important characteristics that have contributed to their business success. Read more »

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28 Gifts for the Entrepreneur in Your Life

The holidays are almost upon us—do you have all of your gifts ready? We've got 28 fantastic gifts for entrepreneurs. Read more »

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Home-Based Businesses: A Curated List of Our Best Resources

Home-based businesses are a perpetually popular choice for entrepreneurs. Covering everything from home-based business myths to helpful checklists, these resources will help you successfully start a business from your own home. Read more »

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Expert Advice: 10 Tips and Tricks for a Successful Opening Day

There are few days more crucial to your small business success than your opening day. We asked the experts at the YEC for their top tips on how to open your business with a bang. Read more »

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Have an Idea for a Subscription Company? 9 Ways to Tell If You’ve Struck Gold

As popular as the subscription business model may be, it’s not foolproof. Here's how to make sure your subscription business idea is worth buying over and over again. Read more »

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How to Choose Which Social Media Platforms Are Right for Your Business

Even if you wanted to market your business on every social media platform available, you probably don't have time to do it all. Here's how to choose where to focus your social media marketing. Read more »

When choosing a business idea, it’s smart to look at your strengths, skill set, and things you're already passionate about. Here are over 30 great small business ideas, based around evaluating the skills and interests you already have.