5 businesses you can start from your garage

Have you ever wanted to start your own business but didn’t know where to start? Did you know that software giant Microsoft was started in 1975, all from the garage of a young college drop-out called Bill Gates? When you think about just how far Microsoft has come as a business, it’s easy to see why so many are turning their hands to starting their own business. But, if you’re stuck for inspiration, here are 7 ideas to help spark your interest!

Laundry services

If you love washing and ironing and fancy making some money from it, why not start your own laundry business! All you’ll need to do is clear enough space in your garage so you can invest in some more washing machines, tumble dryers and a large ironing board to be able to get the job done. You could even design your own built in storage space to house clothes baskets and purchase rails to allow you to neatly hang your client’s laundry ready to be collected.

Pet groomers

Whether you’re a dog lover, cat lover or adore all creatures great and small, why not offer your services as a pet groomer. First things first, you may want to get yourself onto a grooming course – there are plenty of them out there for you to choose from. At the end of the day, people will be paying you to take care of their pets while you give them a good trim and a clean, so you’ll want to make sure you’re doing a good job!

Yoga or fitness instructor

Another business that you’ll need to get a qualification for, but once you are qualified, offering yoga and fitness classes in your garage is a great way to generate income. All you’ll need are some mats, dumbbells and any other fitness equipment you think you might need, and away you go.


If you’re an experienced mechanic, you may have thought about starting your own business for a while. Why not kit your garage out with everything you need such as paint guns or air compressors, and start offering your services out to those who need them? You’ll be fixing cars and getting your customers back on the road in no time, all from the comfort of your own home!

Teaching languages to students

Whether English is your first language or you’re fluent in another, it would take very little to set up a small classroom in your garage space. All you’d need to get are a few desks, chairs and maybe even a whiteboard and away you go.

No matter the business you want to start, there are so many options out there for you to explore. Whether you offer hairdressing services or bike repairs, the world is your oyster.