1. Refill station
As the zero waste campaign gains momentum, more and more people are in need of plastic-free refills for their toothpaste, detergent, soap, cleaners, etc. A refill station on wheels will help you meet your customers where they are and support the zero-waste mission. You can even expand to new areas with ease!
2. Vintage/thrift clothing store
Thrift Shopping is a sustainable business that helps people to ditch fast fashion in favor of unique, used clothing. Why not use your eye for style and thrifting skills to help others find the perfect clothing? Check out Steals On Wheels!
3. Pop-up events
Popup events are a popular and profitable mobile business. From outdoor cinema to yoga in the parks, this is an idea that’s in high demand. Take the Fresher Cinema for example.
4. Makeup artist
In any large city, during the wedding season and holidays, people are searching for a beautiful and quick look that will revive them in between work and an evening function. I’m sure I have! A mobile makeup solution can help people stay fresh and look great while they are navigating various events in a hurry.
5. Personal chef
Personal chefs go beyond catering to help people plan an event that revolves around learning a different cuisine or preparing a delicious meal for a special celebration. It’s time to put your cooking skills to good use.
6. Freshly baked products
The smell of freshly baked goodies is hard to resist in the morning. A mobile bakery business can be successful by offering a variety of baked goods at metro and train stations to people who don’t have the time to prepare breakfast or just need a little boost.
7. Paddleboard rental
Watersports enthusiasts will flock to any body of water. You could build a business by offering hourly water fun with a variety of inflatable paddleboards. Keep in mind, however, that paddleboards are expensive and would only be suitable for a season-based business in many states. Safety is also a factor to be considered!
8. Nail spa
A mobile nail salon is an excellent way to accommodate those who have to get their nails polished between events and work. Why not make it easy for people to have their nails polished in the busyness of daily life? It is not expensive to learn the art of nail polishing.
9. Mobile hairstylist
Most of the time, beauty on the move is a necessity. However, wedding season and holidays are the most important times. This is a great option for small businesses if you have the necessary skills or are willing to develop them.
10. Mobile event decorator
People are usually too busy to purchase and install decor for events like baby showers, backyard BBQs or holidays. They also don’t have the time to clean it up afterwards. You’ll also need an eye for planning events and a place to store decorations for different occasions. You’ll also need a great Instagram page where you can show off your hard work.
11. Cleaning Service
In urban areas, a mobile cleaning service is profitable and in high demand. This could be a great business opportunity for you if, like me, you find cleaning therapeutic. You can even go one step further by using only safe chemicals and low-waste methods.
12. Junk removal
Junk removal could be anything, from cleaning out an old garage or helping construction sites to keep clean. The learning curve is relatively easy and there aren’t many startup costs.