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Most Successful Small Business Ideas for Couples

CouplesVenturing into a business is so wonderful, but how about starting one out as a couple? Will you like to go into a business, but wouldn’t mind to run it together with your partner? Are you interested in starting a business with your spouse but don’t have an idea which business to capitalize on?

Today, we’ll be discussing some wonderful business ideas and opportunities for couples as this might sound nice to many couples, there are some factors that the intended couples would have to consider for the smooth sailing of the business.

Among them is educational qualifications, mind and skill sets, temperaments and many more. But if these few could be dealt with, then sky is there beginning in the business.


  1. Catering or Restaurant Business

Don’t be surprised that this came first on the list. As a couple who loves to cook, you can easily change that your hobby into a business.

The two of you can start a food business either by going into catering or build your own restaurant business. Albeit, heavy reliance is on how much the startup capital you can afford.

If you guys are financially crunch, then you can start with catering service. Of course, the cooking aspect should be reserved for the lady while the man himself will handle both the customer service and the promotional aspect of the business.

Read Also: How to Write a Restaurant Business Plan

  1. Day Care Service

It’s no brainier that the two parents of a family can set out for work in the morning and returned back home later in the day and that’s where you guys will need to come in and fill the gap.

These business ideas for couples can be better explored if you guy’s children are grown up who can live on their own while you are away. As a result of you two free time and wealth of experiences you could begin this business idea in your neighborhood and even ask young couples out.

If you should handle their kids with care, referral is sure waiting for you in their offices and work place.

  1. Real Estate Business

Real estate business is one of the interesting and most flexible business opportunities for married couples. In fact, this business idea will give you guys the freedom of working from home.

While one of you is taking care of the business part, the other will be dealing with the prospective customers by showing them the nook and cranny of the houses they show interest in.

  1. Art Business

If either of you is a skill artist who is into graphic design, art or painting and wouldn’t mind starting his/her own graphic art and design business, then the partner help might be necessary for the basic business requirements.

In terms of drafting a business plan and creating awareness to the target audience, the work of the partner wouldn’t be over emphasized towards the success of the business.

Read Also: 13 Profitable Waste To Wealth Ideas

  1. Coaching classes for new couples

This is the last business ideas for couples on this list and it’s virtually the most interesting and expensive part of them all because you’ll be counseling newlyweds on how to avoid challenges in their first few years of their wedding.

This business is meant for older couples with numerous married life experiences. The fact that you guys are still living together happily have marked you qualifies for this business idea because you will be counseling young couples so that their marriage life could work out smoothly as yours.


The above discussed business ideas can be run as husband and wife to make extra proceeds to the family. Do endeavor to pick the one that suit you the most.

Ikoi Abode Ikenna
Ikoi Abode Ikenna is a Pharmacist living in Lagos, Nigeria. A fan of entrepreneurship, technology, and web development and seasoned blogger, currently the owner and editor of Abode Business ( and West Entrepreneur Forum ( you can follow him on Instagram @pharmabode


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