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100 Business Ideas Philippines 2017

Read ahead for 100 business ideas Philippines. This is a massive list so prepare yourself. If you can choose one before finishing this article, just stop reading. Start something. Here we go:

Business ideas Philippines

  1. Food cart. It’s easy to set up and requires small space that’s why it’s one of the most popular businesses. You can set it up in malls, schools, and other places with large foot traffic.
  2. Water refilling station. You can go for a franchise or build a water refilling station for yourself. You can ask for assistance in installation and equipment purchase.
  3. Graphic design. Companies and schools need graphic designs for marketing, advertising, and other purposes.
  4. Web development. Also, companies and schools need websites. They want to build their presence online with a website.
  5. Photography. Event photography can be lucrative. You cover weddings, engagements, baptismal, birthdays, and other events.
  6. Video coverage. This is also popular in events. Many couples are willing to spend more to ensure high-quality video coverage of their wedding.
  7. Wedding planning. This is a growing industry. People want reliable event planners to avoid the stress during and before the wedding.
  8. Appliance repair. Refrigerator and air conditioner repair might be in demand. People always want to stay cool. Those two items are also expensive so new purchase is not an option.
  9. Computer repair. Remove the virus, recover files, replace motherboard, and more. Also sell a few accessories while you’re at it.
  10. Cellphone repair. Let the owners watch you (or your personnel) while doing the repair. Owners want to ensure that you’re not messing with the files and hardware parts of their cellphones.

Make something people want . . . There’s nothing more valuable than an unmet need that is just becoming fixable. If you find something broken that you can fix for a lot of people, you’ve found a gold mine. —Paul Graham, founder of YCombinator

  1. Cellphone load. While waiting for cellphone repair customers, sell cellphone load. This is one of the most common business ideas Philippines.
  2. Sari-sari store. Sell the daily needs and wants of Pinoys. Sell chichirya, de lata, bigas, sabon, shampoo, mantika, softdrinks, and more through a sari-sari store.
  3. Bakeshop. Make delicious bread that customers will keep coming back for. Sell pandesal, pan de coco, and more.
  4. T-shirt printing. Schools need new T-shirt designs for Intrams and other school events. Companies need the shirts maybe for uniform, team building, company anniversary, etc.
  5. Xerox. It’s a good business near schools, municipal halls, and government offices.
  6. Catering. People want delicious food during their precious events. Always prepare delicious lunch, breakfast, dinner, or merienda.
  7. Online writing. You can start at Upwork and apply to gigs. You can write articles, blog posts, product descriptions, sales letters, email messages, press releases, and more.
  8. Laundry. People are busy. Washing clothes is tiring. Do the laundry and you’ll help people save time.
  9. Floral shop. Connect with event planners and organizers so you get more sales. Also take note of all the special occasions such as Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day.
  10. Ukay-ukay. Sell clothes at affordable prices. People always look for the best deals whenever buying.

A business is a repeatable process that makes money. Everything else is a hobby. —Paul Freet, serial entrepreneur

  1. Carinderia. Drivers, students, teachers, and company employees want delicious food during lunch. If your pwesto is near company and school establishments, offer deliveries so they can eat at their own place.
  2. Restaurant. Offer special promos during holidays to boost sales. Also offer catering so more people can get to know your business.
  3. Marketing services. Help companies reach more customers through offline and online channels. Set up their Facebook page, online ads, blog and website, and more.
  4. Party rentals and supplies. Events need chairs and tables especially in home-based occasions.
  5. Tutorial services. Parents want their children to get ahead in English, science, and mathematics. Focus on improving each student’s grades.
  6. Upholstery services. Make people’s old sofa look brand new again. Replace or add foam. Also replace the cover of the sofa.
  7. Car wash. This is a good idea if your place is near the highway.
  8. Corporate seminars. Employees need continuing education and a retreat from daily work. You can provide seminars on-site or during team building.
  9. Massage and spa. People now experience stress in a daily basis. They want to relax and feel rejuvenated.
  10. Accounting and admin services. Some companies just prefer outsourcing accounting and admin stuff. This way they can focus more on growing the business.

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing—it was here first. —Mark Twain

  1. Vending machines. You can go for a franchise and set up these in school canteens, hospitals, city halls, and other places.
  2. School and office supplies. Sell coupon bond, ballpens, pencils, cartolina, manila paper, staple wire, paper clips, folders, and more.
  3. Micro-lending. People always need money to start a business. They might also need the money for emergencies. But starting a lending business might be complex.
  4. Meat shop. You can go for a franchise or work with a dealer. Ensure freshness of meat to avoid issues.
  5. Litson manok. Many people buy litson manok to celebrate birthdays and other special occasions. Or they might just want one for a regular dinner.
  6. Fruit retail. Pinoys now are health conscious. Sell apples, grapes, and ponkans. You can also sell local fruits such as mango, banana, and dalanghita.
  7. Rice retail. If you don’t have much competition, go for this. All things being equal, price will determine who gets the most number of customers.
  8. Tarpaulin printing. Companies, schools, and politicians need tarpaulins for marketing and announcements.
  9. Barber shop or beauty salon. Excellent customer service is the key. You want people to come back for their next haircut or rebond. You also want them to refer their friends and family to you.
  10. Travel and tours. Most of your friends always post pictures to show they’re in cool places. Help your friends and family get the perfect travel and vacation experience.

Market matters most; neither a stellar team nor fantastic product will redeem a bad market. Markets that don’t exist don’t care how smart you are. —Marc Andreesen, Venture Capitalist

  1. Ebook selling. Write an ebook and sell it through Amazon Kindle Self Publishing.
  2. Small business consulting. If you have other businesses right now, why not use your expertise to help other entrepreneurs? You can help them set up and market their businesses.
  3. Mobile apps and games. Create apps and games and you might earn thousands of dollars through Google Play and iPhone App Store.
  4. Online store. Sell products through your website or Facebook page. Post pictures of your products on Facebook and Instagram.
  5. Blogging and sponsored posts. Blog and gain followers and readers. Then write articles for companies that have new product releases and other assignments in exchange for a fee.
  6. Handicrafts. Do you like basket weaving, cross stitching, and other craft making? Sell your creations. Handicrafts will always be here.
  7. Handyman services. Help residences with their plumbing and electrical needs. Fix their toilets, sinks, fuse, and more.
  8. Shoe selling. Buy pairs of shoes and sell them. Focus on only one market. For example sell only to men instead of selling both to male and female.
  9. Shoe repair. Others can’t afford yet to buy new shoes. Fix their old shoes and they’ll be thankful.
  10. Locksmith. Repair and install locks in cars and doors. It’s not popular but people need it. But that’s where the opportunity lies.

The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time. —Henry Ford

  1. Cold beverages. Sell C2, mineral water, and softdrinks. Keep them cold so customers will be delighted.
  2. CCTV installation. People want to feel secure. Install security cameras in companies, homes, schools, and other establishments.
  3. Cooking lessons. Celebrities take cooking lessons and some Pinoy celebrity chefs are willing to share their recipes. More and more people also go into culinary because it’s the trend.
  4. Buy and sell. Buy low, sell high. Just continue if you’re still making a considerable amount of profit.
  5. Junk shop. It’s a “dirty” business. But few people are willing to do it. That’s why junk shops get a lot of profits.
  6. Party entertainer. Do you know how to do magic tricks and balloon twisting? Add more fun to each kid’s party with your tricks.
  7. Pest control. Few people are willing to do pest control. It’s not popular. But companies are serious in getting rid of pests out of their establishments.
  8. Furniture making. Get creative and make furniture items that are both functional and beautiful.
  9. Carpentry. Help homeowners make fences and doors with your carpentry skills.
  10. Plumbing. Help people install the shower and faucets. Also help them set up their jetmatic water system.

Business is not financial science . . . it’s about creating a product or service so good that people will pay for it. —Anita Roddick, Founder of The Body Shop

  1. Soap and beauty product selling. You can make your own or just resell. Just make sure that they’re effective and have no side effects.
  2. Perfume and fragrance selling. People want different fragrances. After months or years of using a particular perfume, they want a new brand because the “effectiveness” has run out. Many fragrance factories are out there already.
  3. Dishwashing liquid and fabric conditioner. People are looking for more effective dishwashing liquid and fabric conditioner at affordable prices. Some also want to support small brands.
  4. Personal trainer. Help people get fit. A personal trainer can guide people and motivate them to achieve their fitness goals.
  5. Bedspace and room rental. If you have an extra room or space in your home, rent it out. You help people get an affordable living space while you earn money.
  6. Organic farming. If you have a large backyard or vacant lot, plant some veggies. Stay organic and sell them at a premium price. Organic farming is trending.
  7. Grocery store. Provide the daily needs of customers. Don’t make them line up too long in the counter. You can start with a mini-grocery.
  8. Animal care. Take care of people’s pets. Provide personalized attention to them as if you’re their owner.
  9. Aquarium maintenance. Aquarium cleaning is laborious. Do the job but be careful.
  10. Gift items. Perfect for any event. Create custom gift items that people will love giving to their loved ones.

Everyone can be great because everyone can serve. —Martin Luther King

  1. Yoga instruction. It’s trending. More and more people now are knowing the benefits of meditation.
  2. Makeup services. Practice doing makeup on your sister or mother. Then offer makeup services to your friends and colleagues. Offer to do the makeup during their wedding and other special events.
  3. House painting. Partner with people in carpentry, tiling, and construction so you get access to projects.
  4. Chicken and hog raising. Profitable if you do it right. Also think of your neighborhood before you raise pigs and chickens.
  5. Software development. Companies want more efficient software and tools to manage their sales and operations.
  6. LPG selling. Offer deliveries. People in cities don’t want to use wood or charcoal anymore.
  7. Photo booth rental. Connect with event organizers so you get customers. Prepare cool props and backdrops.
  8. Face painting and tattooing. Do temporary tattoos and face paints to add color to birthdays, trade shows, and other gatherings.
  9. Cake and cupcake making. Prepare irresistible cakes and cupcakes for weddings, birthdays, and other events. People always crave for cakes, cupcakes, and other pastries. You must have excellent pastry making skills though.
  10. Solo or band entertainment. You’re good at singing? Use that talent to entertain clients and guests. Some prefer band entertainment during events.

Buy low, sell high. —STOCK TRADER’S MAXIM

  1. Window and door screen installation. Only a few people do this. Can you name one company that does that? But many houses have screens so who installed those? You have an opportunity there.
  2. Review center. Help people pass the teacher or nurse licensure exam. Help them claim one of the top 10 spots.
  3. Language lessons. Some people want to learn French, Spanish, Korean, and other languages because they might have immigration plans.
  4. Vulcanizing shop. This is good near highways and busy streets. The unexpected always happens and drivers need immediate help.
  5. Coffee shop. Some people’s blood are now made up of 90 percent coffee. They drink coffee in the morning, afternoon, evening, and midnight. Set up a coffee shop and it’s likely you’ll have regular customers.
  6. Internet cafe. This is good near schools. Students need a reliable computer and internet connection for research and other school work.
  7. Barbecue stand. Sell barbecues, hotdogs, and isaw from 5pm to 10pm. You’ll get most of your customers during those times.
  8. Ice cream store. Many people always crave sweets. Sell different brands and figure out the bestsellers.
  9. Beer and liquor store. Customers want some alcoholic drinks during parties and other celebrations.
  10. Hand painted artworks. Can you draw human and landscape portraits? Benefit from that talent by selling your artworks.

The human species, according to the best theory I can form of it, is composed of two distinct races: the men who borrow and the men who lend. —Charles Lamb, Essayist

  1. Welding. Homes and commercial establishments need metal frames, windows, and more.
  2. Event hosting. Make the events lively with your hosting skills.
  3. Service vehicle. Maybe it’s for school or company employee service. Or people might need your vehicle during deliveries and tours.
  4. Tailoring and clothes repair. It’s not easy to find the clothes with perfect fit. Adjust the sizes of clothes. Also make clothes that perfectly fit the customers’ measurements.
  5. Computer training. More and more people now want to be computer literate. They want to keep up with the times. They also want practical computer skills they can use for work or school.
  6. Fishball and kwek kwek. You might be surprised how much money do fishball vendors earn in a busy day.
  7. Vegetable store. Some people don’t want to go to the palengke because of the hassles. Sell only fresh veggies and offer affordable pricing.
  8. Lugawan. You need to wake up early every day. Also sell coffee and other food items while you’re at it.
  9. Videoke rental. People always want to show their singing talent especially during special events.
  10. Sell Orocan and other plastic wares. Sell plastic wares beside your other items.

Action is the foundational key to all success. – Pablo Picasso

There you have it. Choose one and start right away. Use Google if you want to learn more about each business idea.

Further reading:

About the Barangay Micro Business Enterprises (BMBE) Act of 2002