8 Small Businesses to Start in Your Backyard

Owning a business can be very rewarding, no matter how big or small. But not everyone can afford a big initial investment. But this isn’t the only reason why someone may decide to start a business in the comfort of their own home. Not only can it be much cheaper than renting or buying a property for your business but it will also allow you to spend more time at home, with your family. Furthermore, if you run a small business in your backyard, you may not have to give up your day job, which can be great for beginner entrepreneurs.

If you are ready to start your own business close to home, and without huge investments, here we will try to give you some great ideas.

1. Landscaping Business

Landscaping is important both for aesthetics and the environment, and starting a business in the sector can be very profitable. And, it can be as small or big as you want it to be. The most important thing is to start your landscaping business plan and think up your company. This includes choosing the services you will provide, preparing a financial plan, identifying any equipment you may need to buy, finding your target audience, and creating a winning marketing strategy.

Landscaping Business
Landscaping Business

2. Electrical Business

As someone working as an electrician for a while, you may want to start your own business instead of working for someone else. Electricians will never cease to be in high demand, regardless of what happens in other industries, whether some professions become obsolete or not. Electrical jobs are always needed. This is what makes starting an electrical business in your backyard such a good idea. And if you have the know-how, the experience, and the determination to start an electrician business, why not? 

3. Carpentry Business

If you are a carpenter and you want to start being your own boss, your backyard is the perfect place to create a workshop. Working on projects so close to home can come with a ton of benefits. Develop a carpentry business plan and make sure you have everything you need, and create a strategy to get clients and promote your business. And before starting, make sure you have any necessary permits.

Carpentry Business
Carpentry Business

4. Food Businesses

If you are passionate about cooking, starting any type of food business can be a dream come true. And there are several types of food businesses you can start running from home. This includes a meal prep business, a catering business, baking from home, offering cooking classes, and so on. If you decide to make food and sell it, make sure that you obtain the appropriate licenses and permits.  

5. Recording Studio

If you want to run a recording studio, your backyard can be the perfect place to build one. However, opening a recording studio is a significant investment and requires a lot of specific knowledge and thorough planning. And, of course, make sure that your sound isolation is perfect, to avoid issues with your neighbors, or bothering your own family.

6. Teaching

If you have a skill and you need some extra profit, use your backyard and your home to teach. Although not technically a business, teaching is very rewarding and can help you bring some more money to your personal budget. The most common teaching gig is being a tutor. You can teach online or in-person, you can offer language, art, guitar, or other types of lessons. Or you could teach dancing, become a trainer or be a yoga instructor.

7. Any Business That Requires an Office

If you live in an appropriate area and have the possibility to build a small, but highly functional and aesthetically pleasing office in your backyard, you can start pretty much any type of business that requires an office. Whether it´s consulting, therapy, writing, web design, and so on.

8. Art Studio

If you are a painter, a photographer, or another type of artist, you can build a small studio in your backyard simply to work on your skill, or to start making a profit using your passion. Whether you are a photographer, a videographer, a painter, a sculptor, or any other type of artist, your home can be the perfect, most serene, and comforting place to work on.

Art Studio
Art Studio


Who says backyards are only for gardening, keeping tools in a shed, entertainment areas, or pools? If you are sick of working for others, you need more money, or you have a passion you want to share with the world, it may be time to start thinking about becoming an entrepreneur. Starting a business comes with many challenges. However, starting it in the comfort of your home can make all of the confusing or tedious parts incomparably easier.

Marie Foster
Marie Foster
Marie Foster is a reporter based in UK. Marie has also worked as a columnist for the various news sites.


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