On Wheels: The Very Best Mobile Business Ideas

Far too many wannabe entrepreneurs believe that to run a successful business you need a fixed location, which holds them back from taking the leap and launching a venture of their own. However, that isn’t and never has been true, and today, thanks to the internet and technological developments, running a business on wheels (or virtually) is easier than ever before. A mobile business can be incredibly profitable and prosperous; it’s just a case of finding that perfect business idea. To help you to launch a venture that has the potential to become highly profitable, let’s look at some of the options that have the best potential for success.

Eatery on wheels

As long as you serve food that’s fresh, healthy and delicious, you’re set. The fact is that a food business has fantastic potential for success because wherever you choose to set up shop, so to speak, there will be people who need to eat. Whether you travel from music festival to music festival, attend food fairs, or open your van as a ‘pop-up’ eatery wherever you fancy, it doesn’t matter, you’re sure to have a queue of hungry customers. Obviously, to run an eatery out of your van, you will need all the right equipment and will either need to convert a regular van or buy a pre-loved catering van that has all the fittings and fixtures that you require, such as a pop-up hatch for serving from, and all the best cooking equipment.

On-the-go mechanic

The RAC, AA and Blue Flag have got it right, that’s for sure – there’s companies are incredibly successful because they offer a service that drivers require. If you are a trained mechanic or are considering becoming one and want to work for yourself as a pose to in a garage, then going mobile could be the answer. Obviously, you will need a van that can carry all of the tools and equipment that you will need safely – for safely storing your tools, Berlingo van racking could come in handy. To be successful, you will also need to charge affordable prices and compete with the big guns like RAC.

Mobile beauty salon

How about launching a mobile beauty salon? Obviously, you will require qualifications in hair cutting and styling, makeup artistry, massage, waxing, and anything else that you plan on offering, as well as a van that’s converted into a moving salon. Or, if this is out of your price range, how about working in people’s homes? To work via client’s homes, you will need a range of beauty equipment – if this is unaffordable, perhaps you could get a startup loan to help? A lot of mobile beauty salons offer at-home service, which can be popular if you find the right demographic, so this is something that’s worth looking into.

These are just a few ideas; there are plenty more where they came from. Remember, there’s no limit to what you can do as a mobile business owner, it’s just a case of being creative and launching a useful service.

Michael Foote

Michael Foote, founder of Quote Goat, has over 13 years experience working in the finance, insurance and currency sectors, gaining a financial qualification in 2010-2011. LinkedIn Profile

On Wheels: The Very Best Mobile Business Ideas

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