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5 Business Ideas for Women

Written By: Eric Williams
Reviewed by: Mike Reyes
Last Updated November 1, 2023

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We all know that women are incredible leaders. It only makes sense that they become entrepreneurs, too! 

The world of women-owned businesses is booming, but the numbers are still behind in many male-dominated industries. With billions of women out there ready to help make the world a better place, this is a math statistic that doesn’t make sense.

Are you one of the many women with visions of building a better future but no clear place to set your feet and get started? 

This article is full of business ideas for women to move you toward the path that’s right for you. And with so many federal grants available for women business owners, there’s no better time to get started than now!

1. Design the Future

Do you have a creative bone that you could share with those of us who don’t? Whether it’s in fashion, floral, decor, or graphics, your eye for putting separate parts together into a stylish whole is needed.

We know that the fashion and interior design industries are in demand. The DIY apps that let people decorate a virtual home or design an outfit are skyrocketing in popularity. Most people can’t take their game abilities and transfer them into the real world, so they turn to you for help.

The same idea applies to graphic and web design. As technology gets increasingly more complex, amateurs find it hard to keep up with the changes. Other entrepreneurs hire graphic and web designers to help them build and expand their businesses. You’d literally be making it your business to support other people. How fulfilling that would be!

2. Caring for Animals

Do you prefer furry creatures over their human counterparts? Or maybe you have the special touch that soothes the wildest beasts? 

If so, a career in animal care is a smart business. You don’t need to be a vet or have a degree to open a small company that caters to pets, such as:

  • A doggy (or other animals) daycare
  • Pet sitting services
  • Dog walking (and you get exercise, too!)
  • Grooming services (mobile services are currently trending)
  • Photography focused on pets 
  • Pet training

Some of these jobs, like grooming and daycares, require skills and licenses. Check with your local ordinances and relevant state laws to see what you need before you get started.

Related read: 30 Top Side Hustles – Make An Extra $1000 a Month

3. Training Other Businesses

Let’s face it. Just because someone is talented in an area that lets them open a company doesn’t mean they have the business savvy to run it optimally. There are some extremely smart people out there who don’t know how to budget and balance their books.

Do you have the business know-how that could help them be more successful? If so, your skills are in demand!

Bookkeepers and accountants, virtual administrative assistants, and business coaches are crucial parts of a successful company. And with so many new startups and entrepreneurs moving into the e-commerce level, they need people with the knowledge to run a

4. Home Organization

Women are in the workforce today more than they ever were before. But the jobs at home still have to get done, and we don’t mind paying someone else to do them.

The time it takes for them to clean the house, cook dinner, or organize a room could have been spent in self-care or creating memories. That’s where you step in and solve the problem.

Are you a stickler for a clean house? Do people compare you to Marie Kondo when it comes to organizing? Can you put together meals that are easy to heat up and serve?

There are thousands of people in your area who need someone to save them from the stress of the daily grind. Those little home skills you’re good at that you didn’t think were a big deal may be a lifesaver to other people.

5. E-Commerce

Online retail is a trillion-dollar industry. You’ve probably already noticed that hundreds of brick-and-mortar corporations have closed many of their shops. They’ve gone primarily to e-commerce. 

There’s low overhead and more flexibility for shoppers. These features make e-commerce the preferred method of sales for both consumers and businesses. 

If you have products you can sell, sites like Etsy, eBay, and Amazon are easy to slide into and promote your stuff.

Some small business owners sell things they create, while others flip used goods. Whatever you have a knack for, you can sell it online!

Read more: 27 Amazon Hacks to Save You Money


Starting your own business can seem intimidating at first, but it can’t be impossible, or millions of other women wouldn’t be doing it! 

The first thing you need is an idea. From there, you’ll get plenty of advice to help you get up and running, and maybe even some free money in grants to increase your chances of success!

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