If you are ready to start a business, and hate the idea of being tied to one location, a mobile business may be the perfect fit for you.
What is a mobile business? A mobile business is exactly what it sounds like — a business that allows you to hit the road, traveling to different locations to provide your products and services to your customers.
Mobile business owners are able to transport all of the necessary tools and equipment in their vehicles, and provide their services to customers at their homes, other locations or right out of their vehicles. One of the best parts of starting a mobile business is that the startup costs are generally low, providing a quicker path to profitability.
If this sounds interesting to you, here are a few mobile businesses you can explore further:
If you have experience in a certain subject area and love teaching others, a mobile business as a private tutor may be for you. Not only is this a mobile business idea, but this also makes a great part-time business because you can control how much you work and when you are available.
If you are tutoring children, after-school hours and evenings are most popular, making it a perfect part-time fit.
2. Pet Grooming
If you have experience with pet grooming, all you really need to start a mobile pet grooming business is your equipment and at the ability to travel to your customers’ homes, bringing the grooming salon right to them. This is an especially valuable service for pet owners who are tight on time.
3. Auto Detailing
A mobile auto detailing business allows you to bring the equipment right to your customers’ cars, washing and cleaning their vehicles while they are at work, out with their family, or doing something else that requires their attention.
This is a huge time-saver for busy people, often making it an easy sell.
4. Personal Trainer
A mobile or in-home personal training business brings the fitness gear and workout plan right to your clients, wherever they are.
If you are already certified as a personal trainer, startup costs are very low and profits can be high – especially because you won’t need to give a portion to a gym for use of their space.
5. Cleaning Services
Cleaning businesses are another “always on the road” business that can be lucrative. And don’t get stuck thinking this means just cleaning houses
While residential cleaning is a popular option, you can also clean offices or retail spaces. You can even specialize in a certain type of cleaning, such as green cleaning or construction cleanup.
We talked about a mobile pet grooming business earlier, but what about grooming for humans? With the right experience and equipment, you can bring a salon that provides hair and nail services to your customers.
If successful, you can even consider expanding to a mobile spa that provides massages, facials and other luxury services.
You don’t need an extensive studio or traditional business location to start a successful photography business; you can take you gear anywhere. In fact, a mobile photography business gives you the opportunity to capture photos in unique places.
Catering is a great mobile business for anyone who is an exceptional cook and likes to prepare food for the special events of others. It often only takes a handful of successful events to start word of mouth from taking off and your business exploding.
Then, you can always consider expanding your mobile catering business further into more extensive catering or even pop-up restaurants, giving you growth opportunities.
9. Mobile Wedding Services
Take another look at the 3 previous ideas. You can combine those four ideas and start a mobile wedding services business that provides salon services, photography, flowers and catering on-location for weddings and other special occasions.
If you like event planning, too, add in wedding planning services for a complete package.
10. Moving Services
With a truck, some muscle and a second set of hands, you can start a moving company. This completely mobile business doesn’t require any special equipment; you only need a space to park your truck when it’s not in use.
If successful, all it takes to expand is a second truck and a few more helpers. Plus, startup costs are very low and the need for these services is usually high, making this a smart business idea.