50 Business Ideas in Nigeria with Low Capital

Check below for 50 business ideas you can start with low capital.

Agricultural Sector

The following are the areas of employment in the agriculture sector

  • You can set up a small poultry farm
  • Snail farming is also profitable
  • What about Rabbit rearing and export? It has proved to be profitable too.
  • You can also prepare a small piece of land for fish farming
  • Grass-cutter Farming has proved to be profitable


The following employment opportunities are also available in the fashion industry. You can set up a business in any of the areas.

  • Many ladies are into hairdressing and beauty-care
  • Barbing saloon too has proved to be profitable
  • Fashion design/tailoring  is the choice of many
  • You can also start the production of T-shirts and also Face-cap.

Cleaning Services

Dry cleaning business is also a beautiful business area. Many people are looking for individual to help them with these services. If you can get very good location for the business, you will make lots of money out of it. Good areas you can venture into are highlighted below:

  • You can start laundry service
  • Dry cleaning service too is related to it
  • Carpet/ Upholstery cleaning is another good idea
  • Many are also making money from car wash
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You can produce virtually anything so long as it is edible or useful. This form of business idea always sells much since people will always buy, especially if you are good at what you do.

  • Bread production is always profitable
  • Plantain chip and Chin-chin too are ok
  • You can venture into groundnut production
  • You can also start baking cakes and snacks
  • Wine production too is great
  • Candle making can make you lot of money
  • Chalk making
  • Fruit Juice production
  • Yoghourt production and cream production
  • Selling of Ice Block
  • Blocks making for construction
  • Bagged water and table
  • Leather production/shoes and bags making


This is another great area where you can invest.  Various examples are highlighted below

  • Restaurant/Canteen
  • Selling of Foodstuff
  • Outdoor catering service

Publishing and printing

You can establish publishing and printing company on a small scale too and you will find it very interesting and profitable.

  • Recharge card printing and selling
  • Publishing, printing of books, calendars, Cards, brochures, newsletter and magazine
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You can offer various services to make money. Examples are

  • Painting service
  • Film renting
  • Web design/development
  • Computer servicing and repairs
  • Electronic sales and service
  • Day-care service
  • Consultant service
  • Rental service
  • Game center
  • M.C/ Public speaker
  • Computer sales and service
  • Phone/handsets sales and service.
  • Even Planner
  • Interior decorating
  • Photography service


Education business is good business any day. This is why you see many people setting up one training institution or the other around the place. You too can venture into it if you have knowledge in any particular area.

  • Tutorial service for primary, secondary schools students, SSCE/GCE/JAMB candidates
  • Computer school/ training center

Health Sector

You do not need to be a doctor to set up business in the health sector. The area you can venture into is highlighted below

  • Fitness center



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  1. John Chibuike

    Hi,my name is John from port-Harcourt city Rivers State, I really want to commend you for these business ideas it has really help me in chossing a bussiness. I am interested in the poultry and fish farming but I have a question concerning the fish farming I hope I can be helped 🙂


    I always want to be on my own but I lack the courage to start

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