Doing business in Bangladesh is not so difficult task. Specially, you can start a small business in Bangladesh with low capital. But you have to face difficulty to succeed in business. Hence, most of the educated people search for job instead of starting any small business. In this article, you are going to learn 80 small business ideas in Bangladesh.
Barrier to start business in Bangladesh
What will others say if I start a small business after completing higher education? This is the main barrier for young energetic people, who have power to take initiatives. We prefer to spend whole life for doing job, which brings fixed monthly return. But we fear to take any initiative. Moreover, some other factors work to refrain us from doing business.
In the beginning of this section, you are going to learn short description about 16 most profitable business ideas in Bangladesh. After that you will get lists of business ideas based on separate heading. If I write short description for 80 business ideas, the most will too long to read. So, you just read the list to find out which idea is suitable for you. Later, study the targeted idea in details before implementation.
Table of Contents
1. Top 16 Profitable Small Business Ideas in Bangladesh
2. Most Profitable 33 General Business Ideas in Bangladesh
3. Most Profitable 11 Agricultural Business Ideas in Bangladesh
4. Most Profitable 17 Shop Business Ideas in Bangladesh
5. Most Profitable 7 Internet Business Ideas in Bangladesh
6. Most Profitable 4 Online Business Ideas in Bangladesh
7. Most Profitable 3 IT Business Ideas in Bangladesh
8. Most Profitable 5 Educational Business Ideas in Bangladesh
Top 16 Profitable Small Business Ideas in Bangladesh
1. Start a Garments Lot Business
Export oriented garment companies sometimes sell garments which are not shipped for any reason at cheap rate. You can buy whole lot and sell to retailers. Although you may not get garments all the time to buy, you can do this business along with other businesses or full-time job. For this business, you have to connect with garment companies and retailers. Buy at cheap rate from garment companies and sell at high rate to retailers. You work as a middle man.
2. Start a Fashion House
For this business, you need a mentionable budget. Money requires for renting commercial space, buying machinery, paying salary for employees and spending for decoration. First of all, find out a suitable commercial space. Then spend money on store setup. Later, hire professional fashion designers. If you have experience in fashion designing, you can save much money by doing designing role by yourself.
At present, freelancing provides the independent career as you can work from home. It has created great opportunity. But Bangladeshi can’t outperform because of two reasons: start freelancing without sufficient expertise and poor knowledge in English language. So, you should not choose freelancing unless you are enough confident in any freelancing area. Try to excel your skill to survive in freelancing business.
4. E-commerce Business
For running an E- commerce site, you need a team. Think about Amazon or Alibaba. In Bangladesh, general people have less trust on E-commerce. Daraz and Rokomari have gathered some trust. But still people feel fear to buy any product from online because E- commerce sites are continuously breaking the customers trust. You should try to build trust in people’s mind. Otherwise, you will fail in E-commerce business.
5. Bakery Business
You can start a bakery business with a small capital. Capital amount may vary from 10 lakhs to 20 lakhs based on size and place. In a small bakery, you can appoint 10 to 15 employees. So, you can help 15 people by creating employment opportunity for them. This is a profitable business in Bangladesh if you can understand the business properly. Thanks to cheap child labor in Bangladesh, you can run this business with a low working cost.
6. Blogging as a Business
Blogging is a profitable business if you can choose a right niche and create a big audience. By blogging, you can earn through Adsense, Banner Ads, sponsorship etc. Blogging needs skill and experience. You can reduce blogging cost if you can write content by yourself.
7. YouTube as a Business
Like blogging, YouTube is a profitable business. From my observation, YouTube is more profitable than blogging in Bangladesh if you can target Bangladeshi audience only. Blogging needs English content to target across the world. But you have enough chance to grow in Bangladesh by making Bangla videos.
8. Affiliate Marketing Website
Don’t you have no product to sell? Don’t worry. You can sell products from Amazon or Alibaba. Affiliate marketing promotes other products or services to sell. Affiliate marketers get commission from sale. Commission rate is high for digital products. So, try to find out a suitable niche to start affiliate marketing.
9. Web designing as Business
Web designing has huge demand in others countries. But, in order to earn money from web designing or developing, you have to become an expert in this field. In Bangladesh, you can charge at least 1 lakh to 2 lakh for a company’s website. If you can complete 12 projects in a year, you will earn more than 1 lakh tk. Remember that, you must become an expert in this field to earn more than an upper level jobholder.
10. News Portal
For running a news portal, you should spend whole day for it. Your audience expect update news each time. So, you should collect all updated news for your audience. Like blogging, news portal has more chance to grow. For any online business, you need traffic. The more you can create traffic, the more chance to earn. So, at the beginning, you should focus on creating a large audience. Indeed, it is good online business in Bangladesh.
11. Fish Farm
Bangladesh has nearly seventeen crores people. From children to adults, all eat fish every time they eat. So, fish farming is a profitable business in Bangladesh as fish demand is upward trend. How to start fish farming? Fish farming need a pond and some kilograms cultivable little fish. Requirements: A pond, Little fish, men for look after and food for fish.
How much capital does need for fishery?
If you have a pond, you can start with 30k to 50k depending on the size of the pond. But you can start this business by l leasing a pond in case you don’t belong to a pond. In this case, you need extra 1 lakh to 2 lakh for advance lease purpose.
12. Duck firming
You can start both fish firming and duck firming in the same pond. You can make a house one side of a pond and letting duck wastages to go in pond to eat by fish. Moreover, you can rear duck both for eggs and meat. And sell them when they become big.
13. Event Management
In city, now a days, community centers are used for almost all wedding ceremonies. Hence, event management has in demand. You can take this opportunity. At the outset, you have to investment money to promote your business and try to create goodwill and trust among your probable audience. If you can manage 5 to 10 events in a month, you can get enough revenue to sustain with your team members.
14. Photography as Business
It is low cost and high demand business idea. You can start with a DSL camera, PC and some other video equipment. Initially, 2 lakh is enough to start the business. If you rent an office and some staffs, you need to spend more money. But it is better to start with small capital. When your business will grow, you can spend more. Goodwill can bring a large number of clients in each month.
16. Salon business
In salon business, you have to rent a shop in a populated place. Later, hire some salon professionals, who will bring revenue for you. You can appoint employees on daily basis, monthly basis or contractual basis. After paying rent and salary, you can make profit in case you have large customers.
16. Tourism Business
Tourism business is a seasonal business in Bangladesh. For example, people like to tour in winter in Bangladesh. So, most of the tourism businesses are based on winter. But, you can target educational institutions so that you will business in off season. Students try to make tour at cheap rate in off season. Although it is seasonal business, your earning will compensate the whole year.
In my university life, one person is famous for arranging tour in our university. As he created goodwill, students called him to arrange tour in remote places such as Saint Martin, Cox’s Bazar, Bandarban etc. If 50 students consist of a tour and he can manage to earn 1k from each student, his earning is 50k in two or three days.
Most Profitable 33 General Business Ideas in Bangladesh
1. Start a Fashion House
2.Tour Guides Business
3. Start a Bakery
4. Ride Sharing Business
5. Food delivery business
6. Drop shipping
7. Salon Business in Bangladesh
8. Garment Business in Bangladesh
9. Professional Service- Training & Consultation
10. Start Photography Business
11. Security Agency
12. Courier Service
13. Mobile & Mobile Accessories
14. Used Goods Sale
15. Disposable Paper Plate
16. Hand Sanitizer Manufacturing
17. Face Mask Manufacturing
18. Baby and Mother’s Product Business
19. Photography Business
20. Mobile Sales Repair Business
21. Specialized Ice Cream Shop
22. Buy and Sell used Products
23. Start a Juice Bar
24. T-shirt Business
25. Travel Agency
26. Mosquito Coil
27. Fuchka and Chotpoti Business
28. Internet Service Provider
29. Provide Lunch in Corporate Offices
30. Writing Agency
31. Rent Wedding Dresses
32. Manpower Business
33. Belt and Money Bag Business
Most Profitable 11 Agricultural Business Ideas in Bangladesh
1. Fish Farming
2. Vegetable Farming
3. Poultry Rearing for Eggs
4. Fruit Farming
5. Cow Farming
6. Goat Farming
7. Bee Farming
8. Dairy Farming
9. Poultry Broiler
10. Duck Farming
11. Spice Manufacturing
Most Profitable 17 Shop Business Ideas in Bangladesh
1. Fast Food Shop
2. Super Shop
3. Toy Shop
4. Flower Shop
5. Toy Shop
6. Cosmetics Shop
7. Furniture Shop
8. Electronic Product Shop
9. Courier Service
10. Book Store both online and off-line
11. Stationary Shop
12. Coffee Shop
13. Ice-Cream Shop
14. Customized Gift Shop
15. Pet Shop
16. Customize Furniture Shop
17. Clothes Shop
Most Profitable 7 Internet Business Ideas in Bangladesh
1. Start Blogging
2. YouTube Channel
3. Affiliate Marketing
4. Social Media Manager
5. Online News Portal
6. Digital Advertisement agency
7. Questions and Solution Website
Most Profitable 4 Online Business Ideas in Bangladesh
1. E-Commerce Site
2. Online Book Shop
3. Online Tuition Media Agency
4. Online medical shop
Most Profitable 3 IT Business Ideas in Bangladesh
1. Web Design Agency
2. App Development Business
3. Fin-Tech Business
Most Profitable 5 Educational Business Ideas in Bangladesh
1. Educational Institutions
2. Coaching & Spoken English Classes
3. Freelancing Training Agency
4. Student Counseling
5. Online Nursery
6. Corporate Training Business
If you can find out a suitable business idea from this article, I will feel proud. Please let me know in the comment section which idea you have liked most. Moreover, you can share any business idea in comment section, I will add in this post.