10 Best Business Ideas For Multitasking Single Mothers

Business Ideas For Single Mothers

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Single Mothers must be able to divide between their time and priorities to be able to provide for their children while staying close with them at the same time. Starting your own business could be the key to achieving your own personal and work dreams. Here is a compiled list of top 10 business ideas suitable for single mothers.

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The biggest challenge of being a single mother is to take care of your children along with managing your work. If you are facing such difficulty, then opening a daycare service in your home might just be the right thing for you. Apart from great profits, working from home and being able to stay home with your children are great perks to a day-care business.

Handmade product sales

Being a single mother, you will have to take care of your household and business simultaneously. A handmade business will work the best for you. This will let you exercise your creativity and work from home with easy to attain supplies. E-commerce platforms like Etsy and Amazon also make it possible for you to sell your products to customers around the world.

Baking & catering

If you’re a skilled baker and cook, you can build a business where you cater or bake specific items for events or clients. This is the most popular choice for single moms because cooking is something that can be practised every day and it has become a hobby for many women. You can even sell your baked goods to a local bakeshop or cafeteria. This business does not require large capital, but it takes diligence and discipline.


If you love teaching, then starting a tutoring business is a great opportunity for you. You can easily start this from home and have flexible working hours.  Be skilled in the area in which you would like to provide tutoring and approach the local students.

Interior decor

Enjoy home design and decorating? Then interior designing business will be a perfect choice. A desire to make the world around us more beautiful is a great reason to want to go into the interior design business. You can help people with limited budgets by doing home staging or decorating their home with what they already own.


Social Media has paved new opportunities for business. Making money through blogging is the best thing ever. It is simple to start and is incredibly self-fulfilling to work on. It allows you to focus on a topic that you enjoy most and work around your own schedule.


Flowers remain in demand throughout the year. If you have a love for flowers, know how to beautifully arrange and decorate them, then starting a florist business will be highly profitable for you. Catering to special occasions or events can also reap huge benefits.  

Beauty Salon

Have a passion for makeup or hairstyling? Starting a beauty salon might be the perfect business for you. Beauty Salon is one of the most popular choices among women for those running their own business for the first time. 

Health & Wellness products

Many shepreneurs have gained success by starting their own line of beauty & health products. Selling your own chain of beauty products can prove to be a profitable business opportunity. Opt for natural and herbal product manufacturing as consumers are inclining more towards natural ingredients.


Venturing your own business is not a cake-walk. In this case, taking a franchise of an established brand can be fruitful.  By franchising, you take a proven business and package it in a creative way. They pay not just for the model you have created, but the brand name and reputation, and often your expertise and advice.

This article was originally published on Franchise India by Sneha Santra.