Capital of the Southern state of Karnataka, Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru to the locals; is Asia’s fastest growing cosmopolitan city. It is home to some of the most high tech industries in India. The Information technology industry views Bengaluru as the ‘byte-basket‘ of India.
Bangalore is also home to some of India’s premier scientific establishments. Blessed with a salubrious climate, gardens & parks, natural lakes, architectural landmarks, shopping malls, the best restaurants and pubs in this part of the globe, business opportunities, etc. Surely, Bangalore is the ideal gateway to India.
Bangalore offers something for everyone. It offers various things such as music and dance concerts (Western and Indian), dramas, exhibitions, carnivals, conferences and more. The Bangalore culture has experienced a revival in the recent times, uniquely blending the old with the new. The Bengaluru culture has been the result of the fusion of different cultures, thanks to the cosmopolitan nature of the city.
The roots of global culture are very prominent among the people of Bengaluru, be it the IT ring or the more than ten-of-thousands of students. In Bengalurum, you will find people settled down from across India and made it their home, hence you will see a mixture of culture and people.
To start a business in booming Bangalore, you have to be creative and persistent, so here are 20 business ideas to help you kick-start your entrepreneurial empire in Bangalore:
20 Small Scale Business ideas & Opportunities in Bangalore
1. Green Architectural Design/landscaping
With the business boom, many offices are building to take advantage of natural light to reduce lighting bills. You can design a building that cuts down on unnecessary heating or cooling expenditures. You can also landscape with native plants that require less water and suit your climate. However, you must try to avoid the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers to protect the local water supply
2. Delivery Service
In the city areas, a lot of people need services and goods need to be delivered on time and to the right people. You can be of service to these people and at the same time earn some money.
3. Mopeds/Bicycles Hire
You can decide to set up at a bike/moped rental service to encourage the tourists to have a good view of the city; you can also be a tourist guide especially if you know your way round the city.
4. Tourist Gift Shop
Most tourists like to buy goods in marketplaces dominated by the market women of the rural areas. If you have a gift for getting quality goods at bargain prices, you can start a gift shop for tourists.
5. Health Food Shop
Most people have keyed into the health food fad. Bangalore has the unique position of being able to cater to lovers of organic foods, vegans and other healthy eaters. Health is where it’s at, so you will always find patrons for your business.
6. Estate Agent Brokerage
Most people are always looking for the right place to live, or the right location to open their business. If you have access to such information about vacancies in rental places, then you can connect people with the property from a fee.
7. Fast Food Restaurant
In a city with many exotic restaurants and cuisine, you will find out that a lot of people are looking for good places to get traditional western cooking. If you are good at preparing such simple delicacies, then you should start a fast food eatery.
8. Teaching English Language
Many expatriates look for who will teach English to them. If you can tutor properly, then you can offer your services to them for a fee. You can even prepare audio and video tapes for sale.
9. Car Repair Service
Are you good with cars? Can you repair them and source for hard to find parts? Are you reliable? If YES, then, you can start a car repair service. People are always looking for good car mechanics. As a side business, you can also offer to repair bicycles and mopeds, as they are very popular modes of transportation.
10. Event Management
Event planners are being called upon to develop and stage literally millions of events every year. These events range from first-birthday parties to political fundraisers, anniversaries, bar and bat mitzvahs, fashion shows, product launches, conferences, graduations, and reunions, to name just a few!
People always plan events and need help doing it. If you have a flair for event management and arrangement; then you can enter into this business; and watch the profits come in.
11. Information Technology Business
As one of the technology hubs of India, Bangalore is ripe to support a software or computer engineer. So, if you can create smart, integrated small business software that saves people time and money, helping them run their businesses better, the Bangalore I.T community is waiting for you.
12. Shopping Mall
Mall is popular among the youth in Bengaluru and an attraction to those coming to Bangalore. So, if you have the funding, you can start up a mall that encourages people to eat, shop and celebrate Bangalore.
13. Coffee Cafes
Coffee is the universal unifier, and Bangalore residents like coffee; decaf, lattes, mochacino, etc. If you are coffee savvy, and know how to brew different types of coffee to tempt clients’ palate, then open this business up and fuel the economy every morning.
14. Personal Money Manager
Accounting is essential in the worlds of business, investing, finance, and taxes. In this part, you find out why. Accountants are the “information gatekeepers” in the economy. Without accounting, a business can’t function, wouldn’t know whether it’s making a profit, and would be ignorant of its financial situation.
If you have a basic understanding of financial statements and other accounting concepts, then there are a lot of small businesses and individuals who need this service.
15. Organic Food Delivery Business
A lot of people in the city need fresh produce every day. If you can transport farm fresh food from the farms to the city, you can set up an online store and start delivering fresh food to customers.
16. Liquidator Business
Being a liquidator simply means to find store and shops who have goods in excess, buy it off from them at a cheap price and selling them for a profit.
17. Fashion Boutique: Bangalore loves fashion; if you have an eye for fashion and you know what’s in vogue, then you can start a clothing store.
18. Import and Export Business: Buying and selling hard to get items is a good business to start; especially western made goods.
19. Baking Goods
With a large city to work in, if you are very good at baking different pastries, sweets and other goodies, you can decide to hit the streets and sell your baked wonders. In only a few months, you can start was selling your baked treats in many of the city’s leading stores.
20. Restoration Business
Most people want to restore their houses to its former state; but they were frustrated due to the lack of information about restoring old homes. If you have architectural skills, and can restore homes, then there are great business opportunities in this field.