Here, from various sources, is a list of over a hundred business projects – from A to Z – which may be useful in the early stage of shopping around for business ideas. Although this is quite comprehensive in terms of service enterprises, it is by no means a complete list. You can add others on the basis of the needs within the neighborhood and community as well as the material, skill, and other resources that may be found in abundance there.

business ABC's

List of Business Ideas from A to Z

A
Accounting Services
Advertising Agency
Advertising Copywriting
Advertising Specialty Sales
Aerobics Classes
Answering Service
Antique and Collectibles Dealer
Antique Book and Magazine Dealer
Apiary (beekeeping)
Appliance Repair
Art Consultant
Art Gallery
Artist, Freelance
Artist Management
Art Restoration
Attorney/Notary Public
Auction Business
Auto Sales

B
Baby Handprint and Footprint Bronzing Service
Baby Shoe Bronzing Service
Badminton Courts
Badminton Coaching
Bakeshop
Balloon and Other Party Needs
Basketball Tournaments
Basketware
Beautician
Bed and Breakfast Inn
Bibingka and puto bumbong stall (especially at Christmas time)
Bicycle Repair
Billiard Hall
Bookkeeping Service
Bookbinding Service
Bookstore
Building/Home Inspection Service
Bumper Stickers
Bus Service
Business Broker
Business Consultant
Business Financing Service
Business Plan Consultant
Business Plan Writer
Buttons/Badges/Pins

C
Cabinet Making
Cake Decorating
Calligraphy
Candle Making
Car Parts Dealing
Car Rental
Car Wash
Car Wash (Mobile)
Canning
Carinderia
Carpentry Services
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning
Cartoonist
Catering Service
Cell Phone and Accessories Trade
Cell Phone Repair
Ceramics/Pottery
Cleaning Service
Clip Art
Clothing and Accessories Design
Clown
Coaching (Sports)
Coin Dealer
Collection Agency
Commercial Artist
Computer Animator
Computer Bulletin Board Owner
Computer Consultant
Computer Data Back-up Service
Chair Caning
Chair and Table Rental
Cheese Making
Children’s Clothes
Children’s Transportation Service
Childcare Provider
Computer Programmer
Computer Repair
Computer Training
Computer Tutor for Children
Concert Promotion
Concierge Services
Construction Services
Consultant, Art
Consultant, Beauty
Consultant, Business
Consultant, Computer
Consultant, Image (Public Relations)
Consultant, Internet
Consultant, Landscaping
Consultant, Small Business
Consultant, Wedding
Convenience Store
Cooking School
Cosmetics Sales
Cosmetologist
Costume Design
Crafts
Crafts Instructor


D
Dance Instructor
Dating and Escort Service
Daycare Center
Daycare for Adults
Deli Business
Desktop Publishing
Desktop Video
Dinner/Lunch Delivery Service
Directory Publisher
Direct Sales
Disk Duplication/Burning Services
Dog Breeding
Dog Training
Doll Making
Dressmaking/Sewing
Dried Floral Arrangements
Dry Cleaning Services
Dry Cleaning Pick-Up and Delivery Service

E
Editorial Services
Email Processing
Embossed Stationery
Employee Trainer
Employment Agency
Engineering Consultant
Errand Service
Event Management
Event Organizer
Event Planner
Executive Search
Export Agent

F
Finance Broker
Financial Advisor
Financial Planner
Fishball stand
Fish Boat/Fishing
Fish Culture (bangus, tilapia, prawns)
Fish Drying/Smoking
Fishing Supplies
Fish Tank/Bird Cage Maintenance and Sales
Fitness Trainer
Flea Market Seller
Flower Shop
Food Delivery Service
Forwarding Service
Framing (Picture) Service
Franchise Consultant
Franchise Owner
Franchisee
Freebie Ad Magazines
Freelance Artist
Freelance Photographer
Freelance Writer
Fruit Processing/Preservation
Fundraiser
Furniture Making
Furniture Restoration and Refurbishment

G
Garage Sales
Garage Sales Promotion
Garbage Collection Services
Garden (Commercial)
Garden Consultant
Gardener
Ghost Writer
Gift Baskets
Gift Baskets, Gourmet
Giveaways
Goat Raising
Goldsmith
Gourmet Jam and Jelly
Graphic Artist
Greeting Cards
Grocery Shopping Service

H
Hairdresser
Handmade Paper
Handmade Soaps
Handyman Service
Hardware Store
Hauling Service
Healthcare Consultant
Herbalist
Herb and Spice Business
Herb Gardener
Herb Wreaths and Crafts
Holiday Decor
Hog Raising
Home Accessories Sales
Home Boarding
Home Business Consultant
Home Decorating
Home Furnishings
Home Healthcare Agency
Home Inspection Service
Homemade Foods
Home Tutoring
Housewares
“How-To” Videos
Human Resources Consultant

I
Import/Export
Imprinting
Independent Contractor
Indoor Fountains
Insurance Sales
Internet Consultant
Interior Decorating
Internet Cafe
Internet Marketing
Internet Recruiting
Internet Service Provider
Interpreter/Translator
Inventory Taping Service
Invitation Printing

J
Jewelry Designer
Jewelry Maker
Jewelry Maker (Costume)
Jewelry Sales
Junk Car Trading
Junk Shop

K
Knife Sharpening Services Knife Sharpening (Mobile)

L
Lamaze Instructor
Landscaping Consultant
Landscaping Service
Language Translation
Laundromat
Laundry Service
Lawn Maintenance
Legal Transcription Service
Lending Services
Limousine Service
Lingerie Sales
Locksmith
Long Distance Telecommunications Products

M
Magician
Mailing List Services
Mail House
Mail Order
Make-Up Artist
Management Consultant
Manicurist
Marblecraft
Market Research
Marketing Consultant
Massage Therapy
Meat Processing (tocino, tapa, longganisa, etc.)
Medical Claims Processing
Medical Diagnostic Clinic
Medical Office Consultant
Medical Transcription Service
Meeting and Event Planner
Menu Planner
Metalworking/Fabrication
Mobile Manicurist
Mobile Notary Public
Mobile Pet Groomer
Mobile Puppet Theater
Moving Service
Music Lessons

N
Nanny Finding Service
Nature Hikes
New Media/Multimedia Production
Newsletter Production for Clients
Newsletter Publishing
Newspaper Clipping Service
Newsboy
Newspaper Delivery
Newspaper Stand
Notary Public
Nutritional Supplements Sales

O
Office Organizer
Office Plant Care
Office Support Service
Online Internet Training
Online Newspaper
Online Researcher/Abstractor
Online Retailer
Organic Fertilizer Making
Organic Vegetable Farming
Outdoor Adventures

P
Packing/Unpacking Service
Painting
Paper Recycling
Papier Mache
Paralegal Services
Party Catering
Party Plan Sales
Party Planning
Pawnshop
Payroll Service
Pedicab Operation
Personal Fitness Trainer
Personalized Stationery
Pest Control Services
Pet Breeding
Pet Food and Supplies Delivery
Pet Grooming Service
Pet Stud Service
Pet Products
Pet Shop
Pet Show Business
Pet Sitting/Home-Care Service
Photos to Video, Transferring
Photography
Photography, Scenic
Piano Tuning
Picture Framing
Plant Nursery
Polling/Surveying
Pool Cleaning
Portrait and Wedding Photography
Portrait Artist
Potted Plants/Potted Vegetables
Poultry Farmer
Preschool
Pregnancy Fitness Class
Printing Business, Small
Printing Broker
Printer Toner Recharging
Private Detective Services
Product Assembly
Product Development Consultant
Professional Organizing Service
Proofreading Service
Property Damage Appraisal Service
Property Manager
Public Relations Agency
Public Speaking
Puto-kutsinta (and other native delicacies) Making and Selling

R
Real Estate Appraising
Realtor
Recruitment/Job Placement Agency
Relocation Consultant
Remodeling Contractor
Repacking (of basic commodities)
Restaurant Booking Service
Restaurant Delivery Service
Retail Consultant
Reunion Organizer
Risk Management Consultant
Rubber Stamps

S
Safety Consultant
Sari-sari store
School Photographer
Screen Printing
Secretarial Service
Security Video Service
Self Defense Instructor
Self-Improvement Seminars
Self Publishing
Seminars and Workshops
Seminar Promotion
Seniors Exercise Classes
Sewing/Dressmaking
Shareware Programmer
Shoe and Bag Repair
Shopping Service
Show Promoting
Shuttle Service
Sightseeing Tours
Sign Design and Painting
Small Business Consultant
Software Creation
Software Trainer
Spa/Sauna Parlor
Special Event Videos
Specialty Consultant
Stained Glass
Street Food Selling
Stuffed Toy Making
Survey Taking Service

T
Tailoring Shop
Tarot Reader
Tax Consultant
Tax Return Preparation Service
Taxicab Operation
Teaching
Technical Writing Service
Telemarketing
Telephone Answering Service
Telephone Service Reseller
Temporary Help Agency
Time Management Consultant
Tool Rental Service
Tour Guide
Training
Transferring Photos to Video Service
Transcription Services
Translator/Interpreter
Travel Agency
Travel Club
T-Shirt Design
Tupperware Sales
Tutoring Service
TV Repair
Typing Service

U
Used Books
Used Cars
Used CDs
Used Clothes (ukay-ukay)
Using Your Car or Van to Make Money
Utility Auditing

V
Vending Machine Business
Veterinary Clinic
Video cassette recorder Repair
Video Duplication Service
Video Editing Service
Video Production
Video Rental Shop
Video Taping Service
Videoke Bar
Vitamin/Nutrition/Weight Loss Product Sales
Voicemail
Voice Instructor
Voice Over

W
Watch Repair
Website Design
Website Development
Web Hosting Services
Web Marketing
Wedding Consultant
Wedding Coordinator
Wedding Planner
Wedding Video Service
Wedding Singer
Welcoming Service
Window Washing Service
Wood Carving
Woodworking/Woodcraft
Word Processing
Workshops, Seminars
Writing Audio Cassette Scripts
Writing Press Releases
Writing Research and Term Papers

Y
Yard Cleaning

Finding the best business for you involves looking from within and from without. Who you are, what you are, and what you have are the internal resources you need to look into. External resources are the business opportunities, developments and trends in the environment. Above is a list of over a hundred business ideas for the wannabe entrepreneur like you to skim through to help you decide what business to go into.

Source: Your Guide to Starting a Small Enterprise -dti.gov.ph