Big Investment Business Ideas

Textile Business:

The textile industry is currently contributing 2% to India’s GDP and 15% to the export earnings of the country. Opening a textile unit firm means to supply different types of fabrics for the fashion and apparel industry. The shop should be in an area where there is demand and the factory should be in an area that is well connected.

Rice Mill Business:

Rice Mill involves the postproduction of rice. The equipment and machinery will help remove the husk from the rice to make it edible. India is still the largest exporter of Rice in the world therefore this is a profitable business.

Beer and Wine Making Business:

In the last few years the wine industry was at a high-growth, $30 billion industry for both domestic and international wines. Therefore, starting your own beer and wine company is the diverse opportunity for business start-ups’.

Manufacturing Fabrication Plant Business:

Metal fabrication is the creation of metal structures by cutting, bending, welding and assembling processes. It is a value-added process involving the creation of machines, parts, and structures from various raw materials. You need skill manpower and lot of machinery for this business.

Crane and Lifting Service Business:

Crane and Lifting Service deliver the right lifting equipment and service to match the customer needs. You need specialised maintenance services and spare parts for all types and makes of industrial cranes and hoists to start this business.

Transportation Business:

To start a transportation business, you will need to decide which type of business you intend to create. The type of company you think of establishing should be determined based, among other things, on the need and competition in the area you decide to work in.  You can start a taxi service, bike rental, or bus service as per your investment into the business.

Car Parking Business:

If you have a huge vacant area outdoor which you can use for business purpose you can start a Car Parking Services business. It is a recent concept as the numbers of cars on road are increasing.

Petrol Pump & Gas Station Business:

Gas stations offer various fuels to motorists including petrol, diesel and LPG and CNG gas. Petrol Pump is considered to be a very beneficial business. If you open petrol pumps at a decent place, you can make a lot of money.

Marriage Halls Business:

There are marriages and events happens every now and then in India. Which gives rise to the demand for Marriage Halls? If you own a property which can be converted into a big hall that can accommodate 1000 people, you can start this business and rent it to people looking for ceremonies, weddings, parties, etc.

Luxurious Car Business:

The sale of Luxurious Car has reduced because despite of the desire to buy such cars not many can afford it. The demand for Luxurious Car Services has increased in the market. In this business you need to purchase luxurious cars and lease them. People rent luxury cars for special occasions or making airport transport easier.

Imported Furniture Business:

According to data from The Retail Owners Institute, the gross profit margin for retail furniture stores has risen slightly from 43.8 percentages in 2014 to 45 percentages in 20 For this business you can import furniture from China, UAE or other countries. You need a huge capital to start this business.

Electronic Business:

We are now living in the age of electronics. Electronics are tied into so many different aspects of our life. So, starting an electronic store is a profitable business but you need to have information about the products. The amount required to invest in this business may vary according to the products you provide.

Art and Collection Business:

Professional artists can start their own art business. Starting an Art and Collection Shop requires a little business planning, a whole lot of marketing, and most importantly, the ability to create work that resonates with people.

Video Conference and Board Room Business:

With businesses operating more globally and at a faster pace than ever, there is increasing need to bring together remote participants using a variety of video services for conferences, training, or regular information-sharing sessions without the requirement for extensive travel. You can make business by providing digital solutions that enhance convenience, improve productivity, and save companies crucial time and money.

Night Club Business:

If you are a night person and love music and dance, you can make others groove by starting a night club. The investment is big as licence and good quality sound equipment are required to start this kind of the business.

Poultry and Fisheries Business:

Poultry and Fisheries has now become a popular rural enterprise in different states of the country. Apart from eggs and chicken, poultry also yields manure, which has high fertilizer value. This becomes an added profit for the business.

Building Construction Business:

A construction company is a capital-intensive business. You may need to rent or buy heavy equipment or purchase material in bulk. A solid business plan can outline your assets and make the case for your new construction company to access funding from investment sources. This is a business with high investments that can provide higher outcome.

Solar Farm Business:

Solar farms are replacing croplands that don’t generate enough income from traditional farming. Solar farms use solar panels to generate huge amount of renewable electricity that can be used by individual for commercial and residential purpose. Building a solar farm is a capital-intensive business but the Returns on Investment (ROI) are worth it in the long run.

UPS Business:

UPS business involves buying and selling of UPS. You can collaborate with major UPS Company like APC and sell their products to make business.

Auto Modification Business:

Custom car shops appeal to automotive enthusiasts who are in love with engineering and designing. This business is needed because of the large demand for vehicle customization. You need to have a creative mind to start this business.

Chemical Business:

The chemical industry landscape has opened new doors of opportunities for chemical buyers and sellers. This business has a huge export potential and requires huge investment.

Gold Ornament Shop: Starting your own Gold Ornament shop business is a great way to tap into the jewellery industry. A small jewellery store can be started for as little as $20,0The cost may vary depending on your location.

Printing Press Business:

Our society is so much influenced by the printing press. Nowadays, running a printing press is a successful business. We can print books, newspapers, invitation cards, magazines, posters, flyers, pamphlets, envelopes, business cards, and stationery items. Operating a printing business requires a few specialized pieces of equipment, and can be operated as a home-based, storefront or online business.

Peer 2 Peer Lending Business:

P2P lending is a business where one lends money to individuals or small and moderate businesses through online services. To start a Peer 2 Peer Lending business, you need to open an investor account for starting this business. Though profitable, this business involves great risk.

Internet Service provider Business:

An Internet service provider (ISP) is a company that provides customers with Internet access. There is a huge demand for internet thus starting this business makes sense.

Computer Class Business:

If you have the knowledge of computer and can teach others the same, then you can start a Computer Class. All you need is a few computers and a space where you can set up your business.

Hotel Business:

Hotel business requires huge investment and manpower. To start this business, you need to buy or rent an establishment that provides lodging and, often times, meals and other services for travellers and other paying guests.

Oxygen gas bottle Business:

To start this business, you need to Invest in quality equipment, healthy supply of cylinders of liquid oxygen, compressed oxygen, and flow meters. You need to remember to maintain a safe, hygienic environment for your equipment at all times. You can own cash to cover start-up and operating expenses.

Car Battery Business:

If you are seriously thinking of launching a car battery business, get advice from someone who is already in the business. Every vehicle needs battery may it be a two-wheeler or a four-wheeler. Therefore, Car Battery business is a very good business idea

Cement Business:

India has a huge potential for infrastructural growth. When the future involves the development of 99 smart cities, you can expect a positive growth in the cement business. Opening a cement business can get you on the path to a secure financial future but it’s important to plan out the business in detail before you start.

Spice or Masala Powder Business:

Spices from India are going places, with exports on course to top $3 billion in the last few years. Spice Powder Making Business ensures a good return with low investment.

Money Lender Business:

Lenders are businesses or financial institutions that lend money, with the expectation that it will be paid back. The lender is paid interest on the loan as a cost of the loan. The higher the risk of not being paid back, the higher the interest rate. This business involves money therefore; you need to carefully lend money to people who can return the borrowed money with proper documentation.

Nursery school Business:

The demand for good nursery school is growing in the city. Now is the perfect time to consider opening a nursing school. To start this business, you need trained staff and huge space to start this business.

Modelling Agency Business:

If you are interested in representing fashion models, to work for the fashion industry then you should start a Modelling Agency. These agencies earn their income via commission, usually from the deal they make with the model and/or the head agency. The top agencies work with big-budget advertising agencies and fashion designers.

Pathology Lab Business:

Indian diagnostic market is growing at nearly 15-20% and is estimated to be currently worth 40,000 Cr. Setting up a pathological lab can be an extremely lucrative business idea.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Metal fabrication business

Making window grilles, iron doors, aluminium 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.

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.

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.

Accommodation services

Thanks to migration of skilled, while-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.

Food Truck business idea

This hitherto unknown trend is becoming rapidly popular in all metro cities of India. Setting up a food truck business requires minimal licensing from authorities. The vehicle and commissary equipment costs between Rs.500,000 to Rs.700,000 Other expenses involved are on food products and raw material.

Catering services

Marriages, birthdays and other occasions are celebrated with feasts. Hence, the year-round demand for good catering services. To get into this business idea, you will have to invest on commissary (kitchen) equipment and hire good chefs and catering crew.

Event organiser

Nowadays, even small events such as weddings and company parties enlist the services of event organizers. This is a rather intricate business idea since you have to offer solutions that cater to every need of the entity holding the event.

Glamour photography

Everyone wants glamorous looking pictures. Those with an eye for detail and creative mind can offer glamour photography services. This can be a fairly expensive business idea since it requires very high resolution camera and other related equipment. You will also have to hire a studio or open your own.

Plants nursery

The main expense for opening this flourishing business is the space. However, there are countless customers for garden and indoor plants, gardening accessories, potting soil and fertilizers, which add to your profits.

Freight forwarding

With a fairly good sized warehouse and some knowledge, freight forwarding is something you can consider. It is fairly easy yet quite lucrative. Individuals and companies will both patronize your services.

Plastic recycling business

Recycling is a business that gets several benefits from the government since it aims at environment protection. A small plastic recycling unit can be opened with an investment of about Rs. 1 million.

Frozen meat stores

Often referred to as ‘cold stores’ in India, frozen meat stores stocks products that are not easily found in the market. Yet, their products such as pork ham, bacon and salami as well as cocktail and pork sausages are in huge demand.

Coffee shop business idea

A street-side coffee shop is a welcome sight to everyone in India. Admittedly, you will compete with some of the big players in the market. However, with some ingenuity and proper pricing, you will not face any dearth of customers.

Stationery retail

Selling stationery is the safest business idea that you can opt for with an investment of about Rs. 1 million. Everyone needs stationery- from junior Kindergarten students to offices and large corporate houses. Stationery does not have any expiry dates, meaning your merchandise lasts longer.

Ostrich and Emu farming

Ostrich and emu meat are gaining ground slowly yet steadily in India. Getting into the ostrich and emu farming business requires some knowledge about poultry management and adequate space in rural areas. Ostrich and emu meat is served at star rated hotels as well as some exclusive niche restaurants.

Wallets and belt manufacture

You can make wallets and belts- essential dress accessories for men- with leather or synthetic material. A small production unit with machines and skilled manpower is sufficient to enter this trade.

Fashion boutique

High-end fashion garments are now sold in semi-urban areas of India too. Despite the onslaught by e-retailers, several customers prefer to buy fashion ware at boutiques since it allows them to see the product first hand while trying it out.

Beauty parlour

Nowadays, the concept of beauty parlor has migrated from ‘only females’ to unisex. Meaning, men and women can both avail beauty treatments. With proper equipment and skilled beauticians, a beauty parlor is good business idea within the abovementioned investment range.

Soda factory business

Again, you will be pitted against some large players in the industry. However, there is always a demand for economical, locally made brands of aerated water and carbonized flavored drinks. A soda factory is fairly easy to set up. You require a good distribution system to ensure success in this business idea.

Sports shop

Cricket bats, hockey sticks, footballs and sportswear are common requirements nowadays. You can find sufficient clientele and make profits provided you offer superior quality sports goods. You can add home gym equipment too.

Start a Bakery business

Despite the presence of large companies offering renowned brands, locally made bread always draws customers. Additionally, you can also bake cookies, biscuits, cakes and pastries, among other common bakery items, to attract more customers.

Detergents & washing powder

In India, detergent and washing powder manufacture is open to small scale industries. There are several companies which began manufacturing their products in small industrial sheds but now are national brands. Good quality products will ensure your success.

Business idea to open a Toy factory

Currently, the toys market in India is dominated by products pouring in from China. You can make a wide range of toys and games for children of all ages. Your success can be assured if you make toys that people can identify with ethnically.

Medical supplies

Manufacturing medical supplies such as surgical gloves, cotton swabs and rolls, gauze and medical plaster require proper licensing form concerned authorities. Despite, there is an ever growing demand for these products in India, as the healthcare sector booms.

Travel agency

The rent for a premises, furniture and office décor as well as computers will not be as high in this business idea. However, you will need sufficient funds to pay for government registrations and registration with airlines, hotels and other travel service providers to open a travel agency.

Local tour company business

Buy buses to launch your own local sightseeing tours. You will also require good guides who can brief travelers about tourist attractions they visit and give them a short yet detailed tour of the place. Licensing is a must for entering into this business idea.

Organic foods store

Inherently, organic foods are expensive and still this business idea is in demand. Yet, there is a ever growing market for these fruits, vegetables as well as food grains and other produce.

You can open a small but good store offering organic foods. However, such stuff is highly perishable and requires proper storage infrastructure.

Trucking services

India pathetically lags behind in logistical chain. You can chip in by launching a trucking company that offers freight carriage between various Indian states and cities or rural areas. Once again, there is no shortage of customers for trucking companies.

Car rentals

Buy several cars to launch a rent-a-car company on line with global giants such as Avis and Hertz. Car rentals are popular among both Indian and foreign tourists as well as companies who wish to ferry their important clients, senior officials and business associates.

Cab services

Another business idea that you can start with a car is join the Uber or Ola taxi aggregators. They offer you a fixed daily income, which helps tide over your expenses on fuel and drivers. Additionally, you make great profits on longer routes.

Apiary business

For such a huge investment, an apiary may sound rather small business idea. However, the trend nowadays is to buy specific types of honey rather than the commonly available ones from forests.

With large space and gardens of exotic plans, you can offer variants of honey made from nectar of various types of flowers.

Food processing business idea

As mentioned earlier, India lags in logistics, causing immense loss of fruits and vegetables every day. You can help curb this wanton wastage by opening a food processing unit.

This involves freezing fruits and vegetables, seafood, poultry and meat products. Dehydrated fruit and vegetables also sell well in the market.

Glassware factory

Glass products are required everywhere- homes, offices, restaurants, labs, hospitals, stores. Opening a glass factory that makes kitchenware, lab requirements and other stuff is something you can eye within the Rs. 10 million investment range.

Enriched eggs

Eggs enriched with Omega-3 fatty acids are expensive and rare. The reason being, special feeds required for the chicken to produce such enriched eggs. You can open a poultry farm specializing in production of Omega-3 enriched eggs.

Liquor shop

In demand all year round, a liquor shop is excellent business idea. You do not need search for customers. Instead, customers seek you out. However, the business requires lots of licensing and investment.

Business idea of opening a restaurant

In India, restaurants of all types are well patronised. It is a best business idea to launch but requires over 40 assorted licenses from different departments of the state and Central government. Retaining service crew is vital for this business.

Mobile phone showroom

Admittedly online retailers are now leading mobile phone sales in India. However, there is a large segment of customers that are wary of online shopping. A mobile phone showroom draws sufficient customers.

Plastic moulding factory

Buckets, tumblers, cups and other plastic items that are used at homes and offices is something that never runs out of demand. You can open a plastic molding factory and produce these products.

Confectionery manufacture

India has a scarcity if high-quality manufacturers of hard boiled sugar confectionary. Consequently, their imported equivalents sell briskly in the market and command high prices. This business idea is simple to set up.

Electronics showroom

The electronics and home appliances market is something where online retailers find themselves struggling. This is because people prefer to take a first-hand look at the product. With banks offering credit facilities, you too can open an electronics showroom.

Lab instruments

Labs of all types require a wide range of instruments such as microscopes, calipers, electric meters and more. There is a dearth of manufacturers in India that make high quality lab instruments,

Book store

With adequate investment, you can open a high-end book store. Top sellers include books for kids and students, reference books for engineering, medical, law studies, story books, dictionaries, encyclopedias and more. Book stores witness brisk sales.

Gymnasium

Cater to fitness aficionados with your own gym. Though there are several gyms available in every town and city, there is always scope for more, as more people take to fitness regimes. This business idea is expensive to set up. Yet, you can recover your investment within a short period.

Online store business idea

Thanks to demonetization and increased awareness about online transactions, millions of Indians buy their daily needs online. You too can launch an online store provided you can offer some off-beat products.

Computer classes

Always in vogue, computer classes are in demand across the city. This is because India is witnessing a steady boom in computer literacy. Avail of the Skills India schemes to open computer classes for specific skills.

Tire manufacture

As we mention earlier, India is the world’s third largest market for automobiles. The trend will continue and the country will most likely emerge as the world’s biggest market for vehicles. This means, a greater demand for tires of all sizes. This is the right time to enter tire manufacturing.

Bicycle making

Who does not love a bicycle ride? In cities, bicycling to nearby places is gaining ground while in rural parts a bicycle is the only way to travel. You can exploit this huge market by making bicycles for everyone, from kids to adults, sportspersons to mailmen.

OEM vehicle spares

Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) vehicle spares have a great potential in India, thanks to the burgeoning vehicle industry. Indeed, more foreign and domestic vehicle makers will enter the market. With over two billion vehicles, India is a great market for OEM spares

Hotel & lodging

Buy or rent a building and convert it into an expensive or budget hotel. Nowadays, people are not mindful of the location, as long as they get the service and comfort they desire. You can promote your hotel and lodging services through web portals such as OYO Rooms or airbnb.

Ceramic tiles business

Cater to the housing boom in India by opening a ceramic tiles factory. This business idea depends upon machinery and your creativity. Ceramic tiles are used in every premises- homes, offices, hospitals, hotels. There is no shortage of customers.

Industrial machinery

Engineering graduates looking at starting their own venture can consider manufacturing different types of industrial machinery. This field is rather vast and hence, you can choose the industry you wish to serve. Custom made machinery is in greater demand.

Oxygen and industrial gases

Cylinders loaded with oxygen and other industrial gases are needed across India. However, they are not easily available in certain regions of the country due to lack of manufacturers and distributors. This is one industry that could do well with new entrants.

Marine paints

These are paints required for anything that comes in prolonged contact with sea or freshwater. Marine paints are fairly difficult to find in India since they are made by few manufacturers. They are used for painting all types of boats, dhows, ships, trawlers and also for painting quays and harbor installations.

Business idea for opening a Gift shop

Another business idea that is evergreen all times of the year is a gift shop. People look for unique gift concepts and novelties for giving away to celebrants or business associates. You can design unique gifts and sell them through the shop or get a franchise from reputed brands including Archies and Hallmark.

Antiques showroom

Buy antiques from individuals, refurbish and sell them. You can do this online as well as through a showroom. There are lots of antiques that people want to sell, including contemporary furniture, electrical and electronic stuff such as Gramophones, telephone instruments of yesteryears, pens, hip flasks and biscuit tins of colonial era.

Handicraft showroom

With the vast culture and traditions of Indian states, the country produces more handicrafts than anywhere in the world. However, customers are unable to find them under a single roof. You can stock popular and off-beat handicrafts from across India and sell them.

Coir & foam mattresses

Despite the presence of big players in this industry, there is huge scope for coir and foam mattress manufacture business idea. The demand is for medium-range brands that can fill in the gap between high-end coir and foam mattresses and pillows made by large companies and similar cotton products made in your neighbourhood.

Fishing trawlers

With its vast coastline, Exclusive Economic Zone and expansive maritime frontiers, the seas surrounding India are rich in marine life. Owning a modern fishing trawler with underwater cameras and other gadgetry manned by trained crew is the best way to become rich fast.

Security services

Provide watchmen and bouncers to housing complexes, industries, bars, pubs, halls and other sites by opening a security services company. This is a labor intensive business idea since you will need lots of employees to work as watchmen and bouncers.

Currency exchange idea

With a license from the Reserve Bank of India and other authorities, you can open a foreign currency exchange in any major city or tourist destination. Profits in this trade can outstrip many other investments, due to frequent fluctuations in foreign exchange rates in India.

Jewellery showroom business

Indians are renowned for their 22 Karat gold jewellery use. Cash-in on this year-round market by opening a jewellery showroom. You will record higher sales during festive and weddings seasons.

Magazines & newspapers

With some experience in journalism and advertising, launching a magazine or newspaper is a great business idea. However, you need to identify which type of readership you wish to target. You will require registration with the Registrar of Newspapers of India (RNI).

Spa and massage services

Spa and massage services are very popular business idea in large cities of India. They operate from a medium sized store located in a residential or commercial area. You will have to find skilled masseurs to work.

business idea to start a fuel station

This is yet another place that automatically attracts customers. Fuel stations are traditionally known to be high profit spinners. You can offer round-the clock services.

Franchise QSR

With sufficient investment, you can bid for franchise of a foreign Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) such as McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Subway and other international brands. Costs involved are on premises, livery matching the brand and trained staff, commissary equipment and furniture.

Brewery

After several years, India is once again witnessing a boom in different brands of beers. You too can enter this market by opening a brewery and launching your own, unique brand of beers. This is a very high investment industry.

Distillery

Malt whisky, rum, gin, vodka and brandy are all top sellers in India’s bustling liquor market. Almost every brand sells in India. You can enter this business provided you have sufficient funds.

Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)

The BPO business is commonly called ‘call centers’ in India. While the trend was brought into India by American and European companies, there is a decline in foreign BPO centers now, However, Indian companies look out for BPO from indigenous service providers.

Multiplex cinema

Once again, a high investment business idea, multiplex cinemas at shopping malls or as stand-alone facility are very profitable. India is the world’s biggest producer of movies and you can benefit from this by screening top-of-the-chart blockbusters that draw crowds.

Financial advisory

Advising people about investments in shares, insurance, banking products and other financial services is something you may consider provided you have adequate knowledge about this field. You will require several licenses for this business as well as plush offices. You also need sound financial background.

Interior decoration business

Anyone can provide interior decoration services for cheap. However, for exclusive offices and homes, very professional interior decorators are needed, who have keen sense of aesthetics and customer preferences. This is a fairly low cost business to begin but you will need a lot of experienced staff.

Supermarket

Another business that requires minimal marketing but attracts high number of customer is a supermarket. You will have to invest in a fairly large premises, shelves and consumer products. Additional investment is on staff, cash counters, surveillance cameras and shopping trolleys.

Footwear manufacture

Either you can launch your brand of footwear or make high quality shoes, sandals and slippers that can be sold by a reputed company. The business requires high investment on good quality leather tanning equipment as well as machines to cut and sew leather, fix soles and other accessories. It also needs large manpower.

Idea to start a Funeral services

Simple funerals are a thing of the past. Nowadays, people bid the final adieu to their loved ones in a grand style with professional funeral services. This includes expensive, sandalwood biers, bathing, embalming and dressing mortal remains as well as arranging priests and the like for conducting last rites. You will also need a hearse van to ferry the remains and mourners.

Iodised salt

Drawing ground water from sources near the Indian coast for salt extraction is fairly easy. However, grinding salt granules and fortifying the powder with iodine and fluorine requires expensive equipment. Despite, iodized salt is a product that can be safely produced for large markets.

Ayurveda medicines

There are about two dozen major companies in India that make Ayurvedic medicines. However, the market in India is too large for all of them to meet customer needs. With the newly formed Ministry of Ayush, starting a company that makes Ayurvedic medicines is fairly easy. The business needs high investments.

Driving school

A small office, few cars modified to train learners and a few skilled trainers as employees is all you need to invest in to start a driving school. Additionally, you will require good contacts with the local traffic authorities.

Exports & imports

The Make In India initiative has almost every Indian manufacturer look at exporting products to foreign markets. Licensing is a must for this trade as well as good contacts with sea and air freight carriers. You can export anything from garments to machinery.

Ship chandler

Ship chandlers supply ocean bound vessels with food, beverages and other essentials. They are hired by shipping companies to replenish supplies on board a cargo or passenger vessel. This is a high investment but high profit business idea. It involves stocking adequate supplies of imported food, liquor, cigarettes, soaps, chocolate and almost every other need.

Duty Free Shop

With the number of international airports in India set to rise, you may consider a Duty Free Shop that sells everything- from imported stuff to locally made products. This is another high investment business idea but returns are equally high, especially if you locate your store in the departures lounge.

Documentaries & movies

Many people dream of making a movie or documentary but never get around doing so, due to fear of failure. However, you can make movies and documentaries that deal with public issues. Making a movie or documentary is not cheap by any means and will require sufficient finances.

Pet store business

Keep exotic animals, birds, expensive breeds of dogs and cats for selling as pets. However, you will have to be adept at caring for animals to enter this business. Birds and animals from foreign countries command a high price in the local market.

Communication equipment store

Global Positioning System, satellite radios, satellite phones, wireless sets can all be sold in India provided you have proper licensing from the government. Such communication equipment is bought by individuals and companies who also hold licenses to own them. The business requires high investments. You also have to verify credentials of your clients before selling any communications equipment.

Pest control

A couple of decades ago, this trade was rather rudimentary. In recent years, pest control has become very sophisticated and requires complex equipment and variety of pesticides that can effectively destroy anything from mice to termites. You will also need skilled staff.

Cleaning & hygiene services

Here we are not talking about cleaning homes. Cleaning and hygiene services are generally used by industries and hospitals that are at high risk of bio-hazardous substances. It is a very lucrative business idea if you can bag a few contracts. Dealing with industrial and hospital waste requires special equipment, skilled staff and proper facilities for disposal.

Finishing school is a great idea

Finishing schools are common in Western countries but few in India. They train students about etiquette and other skills necessary for the elite. By hiring skilled trainers, you can open a niche, finishing school at some exclusive location in India.

Multi-speciality clinics

Hiring a storey in a building and partitioning them for use by doctors of various specialties can help you open a multi-specialty clinic. These clinics provide all types of medical consultation under one roof. As several doctors cannot afford to open their own clinic, they prefer working at such locations.

Fertiliser factory

Making fertilizers on mass scale is an industry that gets subsidies and other benefits from the Indian government. This is a small business idea but very high on investment and labor. You will need lots of machinery and raw material to produce commonly used fertilizers.

Ambulance services

Most ambulances in India are nothing but a van fitted with gurneys to carry patients and accident victims. You can launch a superior service by importing vehicles used for ambulances that are complete with life saving equipment and run by paramedics.

Furniture factory

Custom made furniture is something that is in high demand among households and corporate clients. You can open a factory that makes such exclusive, custom made furniture. This business requires moderate investments.

Electrical scooters

With the focus now shifting to environmentally friendly vehicles, a lot of people are buying electrical scooters. India does not have any significant producer of these electric scooters. You can easily crash into this growing market.

Perfumery

Suitable for locations where there flowers and fragrant herbs are available abundantly, the perfumery business involves extraction of scents. The oil or alcohol based scent concentrates sell at a premium in the export market.

Ornamental lamps & chandeliers

Manufacturing ornamental lamps and chandeliers is very intricate and requires skilled craftsmen. Additionally, you will need to invest on machinery to cut and polish glass and crystal. Despite, this is a profitable business idea for both- domestic sale and exports.

Flying school business idea

Why not? Flying schools actually do not cost too much to set up. You will require flight simulators and skilled instructors in flying. Radar and on-hands training on aircraft is generally taken by students separately by hiring the plane and a trainer as well as paying for time to learn about radars and navigation.

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