Small Scale Business for manufacturing Noodles & Pasta
Small Scale Business for manufacturing Noodles & Pasta

Top 10 Small Scale Business Ideas | Best Business opportunities 2021

Do you want to start a new small scale business, but do not have a large amount of funds for investments? To start a business, you require you require time, dedication, effort and an idea to research

We can certainly help you to get some new & conventional business Ideas. Here are some low investment and high return business opportunities.

(In this topic we will cover small scale manufacturing business opportunities)

Image showing Ginger Garlic & onion for small scale business of their paste
Image showing Ginger, Garlic & Onion


Ginger garlic paste is one of the essential ingredients in Indian, Chinese & Thai cuisines.  Ginger garlic paste is one of the essential cooking ingredients.  Ginger, garlic and onion paste has huge national & international market potential. Anyone can start this project.

 Successful implementation of this project doesn’t require any specific qualification. One should know ingredients, recipe, production process, packaging etc.

The main raw materials required are ginger and garlic. Other materials required are preservatives and packaging consumables.

This small scale business can be started with a low investment of ₹ 2lakh to ₹ 5 lakh

Small Scale Manufacturing Business  of Handmade Soap
Handmade Soaps

2.           Handmade soaps Manufacturing

Handmade soaps are made of natural ingredients and essential oils like avocado oil, olive oil, cocoa butter, grape seed oil and other important natural ingredients. These natural materials make these handcrafted soaps beneficial for the users.

You have to be creative with the shape of soaps to attract customers.

Handmade soaps are gaining popularity across the world and have an enormous market and customer base.

It is a high-profit margin business and can be started at a small level and expanded later on. The government is additionally encouraging such small-scale and home-based companies by providing low-interest loans for such small-scale businesses.

Capital required for handmade soap business is very low and you can start your business by investing around ₹1lakh

Small Scale Business for manufacturing Noodles & Pasta
Instant Noodles & Pasta

 3.          Instant Noodles/Pasta Manufacturing

Instant noodles like Chow Mein, Garlic noodles, Hakka Noodles, Pasta etc. are very popular street food. Instant noodles & pasta can be manufactured using several alternatives materials (like Suji, Maida, Rava, Rice flour etc,) and in different shapes ( like Spaghetti, Fettuccini, Vermicelli, Macaroni, Fusilli, Penne, etc. ) of Pasta and Noodles.

Instant Noodles is prepared using a stainless steel machine that makes strips, either flat(rolled and Cut ) or Oval round(Extruded). This process does not require very skilled labour and basic knowledge of operating machines is all required.

 The origin of Instant noodles can be traced back to Japan, but they have now been integrated into the diets of many different countries

Instant noodles can be classified into two types, “Fried noodles” and “Non-fried noodles,” depending on the dehydration method. The difference between fried and non-fried noodles is moisture- and fat- contents.

You can get more information from the World instant noodles Association

Instant noodles are very popular because of their taste, composition and ease of preparation at the consumer end. There is a very large and growing market and you can easily market such product.

On a small scale business, you can start manufacturing instant noodles with an investment of ₹10 lakh to₹20 lakh.

Small Scale Business for manufacturing Herbal Face Wash
Herbal Fash Wash

4.           Herbal Face Wash Manufacturing

The demand for herbal organic products is increasing day by day due to increased awareness about the harmful effects of harsh chemicals. There is a vast market of herbal products such as herbal face wash, herbal shampoo, herbal body lotions etc.

Here we are going to discuss herbal face wash manufacturing. The main ingredients in manufacturing herbal face wash are Neem extract (antibacterial), Turmeric extract (anti-inflammatory), Methyl paraben (preservatives), Sodium lauryl sulfate (Foaming agent), Rose water ( Solvent) etc.

Investment required for small scale business of handmade soap is ₹10 lakh to₹20 lakh.

5.           Soya Milk & Tofu Paneer manufacturing

Soya bean is rich in proteins and assessed as a leguminous crop. Many value-added products are made up of it like milk, sauce, paneer etc. Soya products have become popular among health-conscious people and their popularity is increasing day by day.

Soya paneer is commonly called Tofu

For preparing Tofu first of all soy milk is prepared from soya bean and then coagulating soy milk is resulting curds into solid white blocks of varying softness; they’re often silken, soft, firm, or extra firm.

Tofu is a much healthier option than paneer. 100 grams of tofu has about 50 to 70 calories, while 100 grams of cow milk paneer may have about 250 to 300 calories. Iron content in tofu is quite that of paneer.

The global market size of Tofu was estimated at USD 2.5 billion in 2019 and is predicted to expand at a CAGR of 5.2% from 2019 to 2025

Major raw materials required for soya milk and tofu paneer is.

1. Soya bean

2. Citric acid

The investment required for starting the soya milk and tofu paneer plant as a small scale business is around ₹7 to ₹10 lakh.

Small Scale Business for manufacturing Corrugated cardboard
Corrugated Cardboard Box

6.         Corrugated cardboard manufacturing

Corrugated cardboard is commonly used to make packing or shipping boxes.

Though there are various other types of cardboard boxes available, corrugated cardboard boxes are the most suitable for maintaining the safety of the object for shipping purposes.

Corrugated cardboard is very sturdy and ensures the delivery of the articles safely. This is because they are made of corrugated paper, manufactured from fibre and is sandwiched by cardboard (made of recycled paper).

Different types of Corrugated cardboard is available with different thickness and size.

With the increase in online shopping demand for corrugated cardboard has increased manyfold in the last few years.

You need to plan your daily and a monthly output of the plant according to your customer requirement and expansion plan. If you are starting with a small scale then you can go with the 3 to 4 ton per day

Manufacturing of Corrugated cardboard can be started as a small scale business with an investment of ₹ 15 to ₹ 25 lakh

Small scale business for manufacturing battries

7.           Lithium-ion Battery Manufacturing/Assembling

Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) have become one of the major energy-saving solutions in today’s society. Application fields and the LIBs market share have grown rapidly and continue to show a growing trend.

Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are widely used in portable electronics, electric vehicles, and grid storage due to their high power, high power, and long cycle life.

To start a Lithium-ion battery manufacturing business you should be aware of the following requirements: –

  • Technical knowledge
  • Acquisition of raw materials (Lithium or Lithium Dry cell)
  • Investment requirements – 70 lakhs to 80 lakh rupees (Dry lithium cell compound) to start as small scale business.
Edible oil manufacturing business at a small scale with low investment
Edible Oil

8. Edible Oil Manufacturing

Oil is used primarily to cook food. Its use is not limited to cooking; in fact, it is also used in the production of hair tonics, soaps, cosmetics, etc. This can be a fun little business as you can start it with a budget of less than ₹ 2 Lakh.

The first immature ingredients needed for oil are oilseeds (such as Groundnut Seeds, Mustard Seeds, Soybean, Coconut, Oliv etc.).

By maintaining good quality and production standards you can easily market oil and earn a decent money

Its demand has grown exponentially due to the growing awareness of naturally prepared fats among humans. You can start it in your own home if you have a vacant lot or rent a small place to start this small scale business.

Small scale business idea for manufacturing Disposable cutlery
Disposable Crockery

9. Disposable Cutlery Manufacturing

You can start an evergreen business of making disposable plates, cups, spoons & other crockery items. The requirement of disposable crockery is long-lasting.

With the increase of environmental consciousness demand for biodegradable or eatable crockery has increased.

This low-investment business has gained a lot of demand due to the recent plastic ban.

These items are widely used at parties, activities, picnics, and social gatherings. People choose to buy them because they do not need to be washed and are lightweight.

In fact, street vendors and fast-food joints also use disposable cutlery extensively.

Business of disposable cutlery can be started with investment as low as ₹ 1 to ₹ 2 lakh as a small scale business.

Small scale business idea for manufacturing toys with low investment

10. Toyes Manufacturing

Talking about toys they help children mentally and physically

The toy business can be divided into many categories, such as plastic toys, soft toys, wooden toys, and electric toys.

There is currently a huge demand for plastic and electric toys, but toy manufacturers also make other types of toys. Toys are made of plastic, cloth, wood and metal.

Educational toys and activity toys are also popular because these toys contribute to the intellectual and physical growth of

Till now India remains the biggest market for toys coming from China but now due to the call made by the government a global hub of toys has to be made in the country so that our country of India can become self-reliant in this matter so now. The toy business in India is generally dominated by the cottage industry

There is a huge demand for toys in the Indian home market so starting this type of business here can be very helpful

The total investment ideas depending on the type of the making and level of production. You will have to make an initial expenditure of ₹ 5 to ₹ 8 lacs for starting this small scale business.


Start-up funding has increased and with the introduction of various investors and funding platforms, you can successfully execute your manufacturing business idea in 2021.

You should keep in mind the following points for starting small scale manufacturing: –

  1. Investment can be done by own fund, investor fund or loan can be taken
  2. Investment required is dependent on size of business.
  3. For promoting small scale business government is providing subsidy, so you can take benefit of such government scheme.
  4. You may have to register your business under Udyog Aadhaar MSME
  5. You have to get your business registered for GST (if turnover is above exempted limit)
  6. For some of above business NOC may be required by some government departments.

Hope that it will help you to get a good idea of different trending manufacturing small scale business.


Anish is post graduate in commerce & management. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant & Information System Auditor with experience of more than 20 years in the field of management, accounting & taxation. He is visiting the faculty of various universities and providing career advice to aspirants Anish Agrawal has authored many books on Accountancy & Taxation.

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