Starting a business, they say, is not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. But aspiring founders often find themselves struggling – with investments and ideas – before they join the hustle. You may have a bunch of ideas in your mind, but there are times when those ideas lack proper direction and you decide to switch plans. This is the period where most aspiring founders struggle to find a balance. Starting a business needs utmost determination and confidence, but you have to be very clear about your business idea before you step into the entrepreneurial arena. To make the hustle easier, SMBStory has drawn up a list of 20 profitable manufacturing business ideas that you can start with low investment. Handmade candles
Candles are always in demand, which is what makes this an extremely popular business option. The traditional demand for candles comes from religious and decoration purposes. During festivals, the demand is extremely high. Otherwise too, these days the demand for scented and therapeutic candles is also on the rise with many restaurants, households, and hotels using them to create an ambience. The candle-making business can be initiated from home with low investment of approximately Rs 20,000-Rs 30,000. The raw materials used to start the business include wax, wick, moulds, thread, aroma oils, and more. Apart from the major raw materials, you also need to have some candle-making equipment. This includes a melting pot, thermometer, pour pot, weighing scale, hammer, and an oven (to melt wax). Pickles
Pickles are a traditional food item in India and are extremely popular. You will find at least one variant of pickle in every Indian household. Thus, if you want to start small, a pickle business is a safe and easy option. Apart from the Indian market, Indian pickles are greatly in demand abroad. You can start this business at your home with a small capital of approximately Rs 20,000-Rs 25,000.