The following fifty business ideas (actually there are 51) are drawn from This is not a ‘how to’ manual or ‘step by step’ guide but stories of real businesses in the 1980’s that were featured in newspaper articles. They are presented here to act as a spark for your own imagination.
There are no ‘how to’ sections or ‘step by step guides’ but occasional guidance about how to proceed.
Most of these ideas are businesses that have been carried out successfully but a few failures are included in the hope that everyone can learn something from someone else’s disaster; and turn that into a success story.
Some ideas should be treated with no little caution. Proceed with care as the legality is not ensured and experiment with others at your own risk.
The Leisure Business
Business to Business
Working with Animals
Proceed with extreme caution