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Small (sought-after) business ideas in Singapore?

Postby jokil » Thu, 20 Dec 2012 6:51 am

Hi there,

I'm wondering what small businesses/services are lacking in Singapore, either to cater for expats or locals or both?

Something small scale, perhaps, that people would readily spend some of their disposable income on if it were available.

Gaps in the market (if any)... that's basically what I'm interested in.

Thanks, J.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 20 Dec 2012 7:23 am

Oh yeah.

My own opinion is that if you are ill-equipped to come up with your own idea... you will go nowhere. Starting a business is seriously brutal. You have no business, no plans, well, bye bye.

In other words, you can read 200 iterations from 'How to be a millionaire by 21'. But that's worth s***, those who really do it, don't read or need those books.

You of course will devour this opinion and come back with a fresh 20 questions. Refreshed, wiser, revitalised, nay excited because of your perhaps greater knowledge.

Come on... happy to try and guide you.

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Re: Small (sought-after) business ideas in Singapore?

Postby taxico » Thu, 20 Dec 2012 8:34 am

jokil wrote:I'm wondering what small businesses/services are lacking in Singapore, either to cater for expats or locals or both?

Something small scale, perhaps, that people would readily spend some of their disposable income on if it were available.

Gaps in the market (if any)... that's basically what I'm interested in.


some posts on this forum thinks there's demand for bulk furniture removal service.

please remember to let us know the make and type of your truck.

$1!

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Postby Cath C » Thu, 20 Dec 2012 3:15 pm

What are you doing now? If you're talented in your current role, can you use those skills here? Magic happens when you find the intersection of what you love and what you're good at.

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Postby nutnut » Thu, 20 Dec 2012 4:11 pm

There's not enough local butchers that sell Haggis and Black Pudding.

That's all!
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Postby offshoreoildude » Thu, 20 Dec 2012 5:22 pm

The high end motorbike market is taking off here. Restorers, custom bike builders and most importantly some good accessory shops for high end bits (not crap) would do ok.
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Re: Small (sought-after) business ideas in Singapore?

Postby the lynx » Thu, 20 Dec 2012 5:24 pm

taxico wrote:
jokil wrote:I'm wondering what small businesses/services are lacking in Singapore, either to cater for expats or locals or both?

Something small scale, perhaps, that people would readily spend some of their disposable income on if it were available.

Gaps in the market (if any)... that's basically what I'm interested in.


some posts on this forum thinks there's demand for bulk furniture removal service.

please remember to let us know the make and type of your truck.

$1!


That's a very good idea.

You only need a truck and a strong pair of arms.

We really need that service around here...

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 20 Dec 2012 5:35 pm

Processed cheese.

But in blocks, not in slices that melt right away if you look at it wrong.

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Postby nutnut » Thu, 20 Dec 2012 5:59 pm

Processed Cheese would make a lot of money, Real good and cheap Cheese would make me smile!
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Postby JR8 » Thu, 20 Dec 2012 6:44 pm

nutnut wrote:Processed Cheese would make a lot of money, Real good and cheap Cheese would make me smile!


The calcium, as we all know, helps build strong bones and teeth.

I expect your smile would be a pretty one!

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Postby Cath C » Thu, 20 Dec 2012 7:37 pm

JR8 wrote:The calcium, as we all know, helps build strong bones ...


...which would also help with the bulk furtniture removal. Would never have picked cheese and furniture for complementary business ventures but there you go!

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 20 Dec 2012 7:47 pm

That's a HOT idea.

You provide a home-delivery cheese service, and combine it with bulk furniture removal.

You know, 'That'll be S$48, alternatively we'll also accept 2 rosewood dining chairs'.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 20 Dec 2012 8:20 pm

offshoreoildude wrote:The high end motorbike market is taking off here. Restorers, custom bike builders and most importantly some good accessory shops for high end bits (not crap) would do ok.


I think LTA is getting ready to crack down on illegal mods both on bikes and cars as well, including the favourite mod, changing exhaust systems.

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 20 Dec 2012 9:06 pm

SMS---> c-c-c-combo breaker!

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Postby Sergei82 » Mon, 31 Dec 2012 2:31 pm

I always wondered why Asians do not even suspect about existence of such a great products as cottage cheese, kefir and ryazhenka (fermented baked milk)??? I think, demand would've been very high! :)


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