Its an exciting time in India for persuing entrepreneurship. Dozens of startups are coming up each day, thanks to the funding and alternative lending options, technology advancement and great time to start a business. All it takes is a great idea and some hard work to make that dream become a reality. Here are the list of startup ideas to boost up your entrepreneurial spirit in 2015.


1. Box subscription services

Box subscription services is a very exciting concept that is slowing coming into demand. This might range from beauty products, food, and even pet products which can be delivered to your doorsteps every month. The idea is to have a carefully curated subscription boxes based on the user interest and likes, and the content of the boxes will surprise users each month.

Find a product category and you can have a lucrative business on your hand. Also, keep it inexpensive, as offering cheaper product will help you stand out from the competition.

2. Health club services

Based on a report from JWT Intelligence it is observed that the young generation are drinking alcohol less that ever and focussing towards health and fitness. So, this brings big opportunity for the fitness services to be rebranded, trendier and getting social.

This might range from opening a health club to creating a mobile app that focusses on those aspects. Also, plan for fun and engaging social media presence to connect with young and potential customers.

3. Kids friendly apps

There is a big opportunity connecting the kids. Nowadays, most of the kids in urban cities have access to the mobile devices. This means, there is a big business opportunity for anyone who can create products that are designed for the kids. Also, if you plan to keep it educational or good health promotion, that will win their parents over.

4. Freelancing

Companies are increasingly focussed towards freelance and contract workers to fill in the gap in their workforce. This creates a big opportunity to build a whole company around the freelancing services. According to, the most in-demand freelance services are data entry, academic writing, Excel projects, data processing, Web search and Facebook-based jobs. The payment ranges from pay by the project to pay hourly basis.

5. Employee monitoring services

Mobile-workers population is growing year over year and expected to grow to 105.4 million workers worldwide by 2020 according to the report from International Data Corp., So, this leads to a question on how are employers supposed to keep track of what their employees are doing. Aspiring entrepreneurs can find out many ways to solve the problem.

A company that focus on providing employee-monitoring service along with outsourced human resources functions can be of great demand.

6. Salons services

One service that has huge growth potential is a mobile salon that travels to customers’ residences to do their hair or nails. People are getting more and more busy in their life, so they would need a mobile services that will help them look good without requiring them to make frequent trips to the salons.

7. Smartphone repair

Nowadays, smartphones have become important for business and personal use. But, sometimes fixing of broken phone can cost much more than it does to buy a brand new one. There are services that you can start, like a smartphone repair which can solve problems like fixing broken screens and smartphone software problems. You can open a online service portal to handle this problem too.

8. Online Store

You really don’t need to be a big retailer to start a online store. All you need is a website and a right e-commerce software to get started. You can sell your products or items from niche suppliers. You can even sell your own craft.

9. Event planner

Do you love parties and organising meetings. If yes, then its a great time for you to pursue your passion and start a profitable small business. Everyone needs a event planners, from individual to big corporate organisations. As per the statistics this industry is seeing 44 percent growth year over year and there will be no shortage in the demand of such type of services. Being a event planner, you need to keep a close eye for the details and patience to handle your clients and stressful situations.

10. Cleaning service

Its a big opportunity if you are thinking of starting a cleaning service. There are already few startups that are focussed towards this area. If you love to clean then you might be sitting on a gold mine. In  urban India, there are plenty of people who are looking for domestic assistance.

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Biplab Ghosh

Biplab lives his life around technology and is particularly keen to explore the intersection of technology and human behaviour. Always looking for new ideas, and ways that can make things simpler. He is a geek with the flair for travel and has great passion for music and theatres.

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