Are you looking for the right business idea for your company?
Then you’ve come to the right place.
We’ll show you which business ideas have a chance of success in 2023 and what you can expect when implementing them.
Let’s get started!
- open a café
This business idea is a real classic. But in order for a café to stand out from the crowd nowadays and be successful despite social distancing, it has to have a USP. So get creative!
- become a dogwalker
The concept of the “dog walker” comes from the USA and is often practised there as a part-time job. But if you make it big from the start, you can also work as a full-time dogwalker. Especially in cities, dog owners will thank you for your services.
- become a wedding speaker
Make the most beautiful day in the life of two people even more beautiful by making their wedding ceremony an unforgettable highlight.
- start a fashion label
Your heart beats for fashion and you also have the necessary portion of creativity? A career as the founder of your own fashion label is not as far away as you might think.
- develop (trendy) drinks
Lemonades, spritzers, smoothies – the beverage sector offers young founders a huge playground. There’s definitely room for you and your next hipster drink.
6 Start a distillery
You want to develop a drink, but it can be a little more high-proof? In a distillery, you can distil the next trendy gin or a particularly tasty whisky, for example.
7 Programming apps
An app that offers its users real added value can still be a good source of income today, after the big boom in smartphone apps.
The following report shows how easy (or difficult) it is to programme your own app:
- opening a second-hand shop
Second-hand vintage fashion inspires more and more fashion fans. So why not open a second-hand shop and offer truly unique collectors’ items there? This business idea is guaranteed to work, and not just in Berlin.
9 Start a grocery delivery service
Seniors, workaholics, families… They all belong to the target group of delivery services that provide their customers with a wide variety of groceries and other everyday products.
- open an unpacked grocery shop
Would you like to fight the packaging craze and offer a sustainable alternative to the people around you? Then an unpackaged food shop might be the right business idea for you.
- open a coworking space
Coworking has become increasingly popular in the modern working world in recent years. If you live in an area where the number of coworking spaces is still relatively low, it might be worthwhile to open a coworking space yourself.
- start an online magazine
You can monetise your own online magazine (which may grow out of a blog) through advertising, affiliate links and collaborations. But beware: this business idea is more work than you might think.
- run a food truck
The trend of street food festivals continues, and food trucks are the new stars among food stalls even away from these events.
- start an e-mobility start-up
The future of transport is green – maybe you have a brainwave that will help you get there even sooner.
- open an online shop
A third of Germans shop online at least once a week. (Source) Sounds like a lucrative business field? Absolutely! The online shop business idea is more popular than ever.
- open a delicatessen
Are you a lover of good taste and appreciate high-quality products? Then think about opening your own delicatessen.
- set up a manufactory
Whether it’s chocolate, soap or jewellery – everything that is handmade is enjoying great popularity right now. So why not set up a manufactory and offer customers goods that are different from the usual mass production?
- open a record shop
Even in times of iTunes, Spotify and co. there are still people who appreciate the value of a record. If your heart also beats for the “black gold”, this business idea might be interesting for you.
- become a coach
Coaches are currently active in almost all areas of life. Whether it’s a relationship or a job – as a coach (or classic: consultant) you can reach many different target groups.
- set up a marketing agency
Are you interested in the different forms of marketing and have you acquired comprehensive expertise over time? Your own agency could be your entry into successful self-employment.
- become a virtual assistant
This business idea is ideal if you want to work from home. As a virtual assistant, you support your clients in various office matters. Organisation should therefore be your great passion.
The following video offers an insight into the everyday life of a virtual assistant:
- become a home stager
The job of a home stager is to furnish an unoccupied property in such a way that it looks as attractive as possible to potential tenants or buyers. When the job is done, you take all the furniture and decorative items back with you.
- become a wedding planner
Do you love planning special events and pulling all the strings? As a wedding planner, you could turn this passion into your profession.
- open a coffee roasting business
Really good coffee is something many people are willing to dig deeper into their pockets for. If the beans have also come to Germany through fair trade, the business idea is perfect.
25 Selling handicrafts
Even if it sounds more like a hobby than a business at first glance, more and more creative people are succeeding in earning money with their self-made products. If you do it professionally from the beginning and leave nothing to chance, this idea is quite promising.
- start a textile printing business
Whether it’s T-shirts for a stag party, fan articles for bands or an individual gift for a loved one – with a textile printing company you can reach very different target groups.
27 Designing smart clothing
The clothing industry is undergoing an interesting transformation. More and more garments are becoming smart – a feature that is particularly interesting for athletes and health-conscious people.
- become a videographer
With regard to online marketing, a clear trend has been crystallising for some time: If you want to stand out, you present yourself with the help of videos. This is the best prerequisite for anyone who wants to start their own business as a videographer.
- offer online courses
eLearning, i.e. continuing education with the help of digital processes, is inspiring more and more people. Profit from this development by, for example, developing your own online courses on the topic XY and offering them for a fee.
- offer computer training for seniors
And another business idea that has come about as a result of advancing digitalisation. If you are patient and can explain (relatively) complex processes in a simple way, you can, for example, teach senior citizens how to use computers and other technical devices.
- become a graphic designer
As a graphic designer you can look forward to a varied working day. Your services will be needed in both the print and online sectors.
- start a catering company
As the owner of a catering company, you will become self-employed in the name of good taste. Training as a chef is helpful, but not compulsory.
- become a tour guide
Individualism is the big trend in tourism. Take advantage of it by offering alternative tours in your hometown or another region. The most important quality feature: authenticity.
- develop superfood products
Exotic fruits, special seeds and kernels – the wide range of so-called superfoods can easily be turned into money these days. You “only” have to develop a fancy product and successfully place it on the market.
- become an influencer
Admittedly, this is a business idea with which only very few people can earn money. But if you already have the necessary basis – for example, a good YouTube channel or many Instagram followers – it is definitely worth thinking about monetising your activity.
The following video shows what the everyday life of an influencer looks like:
- opening a costume shop
Not only, but especially during the carnival season, costume rentals are booming. This business idea requires a good location and a loyal clientele.
- develop feminine hygiene products
Organic tampons, menstrual cups that avoid waste, washable panty liners – the feminine hygiene market offers plenty of room for sustainable alternatives. The (female) clientele is ready to get to know new products – and at best to protect the environment with them.
- develop a game
Whether it’s a classic board game or a digital game for PC and consoles – if you come up with the idea for the next groundbreaking game, it could well be the cornerstone of your successful self-employment.
- designing jewellery
Individual, handmade jewellery is selling extremely well right now. So why not start your own small jewellery label and shake up the industry with your own creations?
- start a cooking school
You not only love to cook, but also to pass on your knowledge to others? As the owner of a cooking school you can turn your hobby into a profession.
- become a furniture designer
Off-the-peg” furniture is still bought, but it is also getting more and more competition from individual designers. The target group is there. All that’s missing is your concrete idea.
- open a pop-up store
Stationary retail is currently being shaken up by the concept of pop-up stores. These special shops only open for a short time and then move on to another location.
- convert campervans
Search Instagram for the hashtag #vanlife and you’ll find more than 4 million posts. Travelling with a mobile home is pretty trendy right now – and at the same time offers the ideal breeding ground for various business ideas. How about converting classic vans and small transporters into chic motorhomes, for example?
- become a software developer
IT experts are desperately needed everywhere. One area that has turned out to be particularly lucrative is software development. If you have the right skills, you can turn this into a rewarding business.
- become a copywriter
Do you have a good feeling for language and love to write your own texts? As a copywriter you can work for different clients and earn a living.
- open a restaurant
To generate attention with a new restaurant today, you need to come up with something special. How about a vegan menu or avoiding as much packaging waste as possible? With concepts like these, you can attract customers to your site.
The following insight shows what self-employment in the gastronomy sector looks like:
- open an organic shop
Organic is the trump card. So why not open a shop where all the products are organic?
- open a yoga studio
The yoga boom continues, with studios popping up like mushrooms. If you want a career in yoga, now is the time.
49 Building Tiny Houses
The Tiny House is the new real estate trend par excellence. The tiny houses are not only space-saving and inexpensive, but often mobile as well, allowing for a whole new lifestyle.
- rent out holiday homes
It sounds almost too good to be true. But you can build a solid business by renting out several holiday homes. Use tools such as various online platforms.