Want to know some great start-up business ideas for students? Read on


If you’re currently sat at uni, wondering what your next move will be once you’re graduating, you may be thinking that a job, further study, or a grad scheme are the only ways to go. Not true.

Many students go on to starting up their own businesses. Some of the best-known companies and brands around today were started by budding student and graduate entrepreneurs. 

Of course, starting your own business is a difficult and sometimes daunting undertaking, and finding the right idea for your business can be tricky. But fear not, we’ve put together a list of some great start-up business ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

Become a freelancer


If you have a bit of a creative spark in you, you could always put your creative skills to work and become a freelancer. Freelancers are able to take work from a variety of different clients and work on various different projects all at once. This could include writing articles for another business, doing some design work to freelance photography. Sites like Fiverr and Upwork are a great place to start your freelance journey.

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Sell and upcycle old clothes

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Vintage fashion is big business these days, and if you have an eye for fashion, a flair for sewing, and a keen business eye, then this could be the business idea for you. You’ll need to be adept at spotting and picking up fashion bargains at the likes of charity shops, depop and vintage fairs. You’ll then need to restyle or repurpose them and then sell them on for a profit. Sounds easy right? Be sure you know what the market wants before you start.

App design


In the past decade, apps have become a big part of everyday life. There is an app for almost everything, some more useful and popular than others, but if you can spot the right gap in the market, creating an app could be for you. You’ll more than likely need to be quite proficient in the kinds of skills needed to develop an app. It won’t be easy, but if you manage to develop an app, and make it big, the rewards will be off the scale.

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These are some great start-up business ideas for students


Now you know some great start-up business ideas, you can spend some time finding your accommodation that you will live in when you get to Uni. Here at Studyflats, we can help.  Check out the student accommodation which we have to offer in near your University.

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