Are you too looking to start a business in Bhagalpur, India? Great! I’ve shared a few brilliant business ideas in Bhagalpur here on this page. Take a look at some of these opportunities and feel free to jump between them based on your interests in specific businesses:
- Community membership library
- Creative skills training
- STEM focused tuition
- Computer skills training
- Govt. exam coaching
- Air conditioner store
- Tiles franchise
- Healthy snacks chain store
- Non-fiction book store
- eRickshaw showroom
- Textile sourcing/manufacturing
- Home tuition services
- Electronic repairing services
- Food/meal services
- Logistics services
The world does need loads and loads of entrepreneurial souls, and I feel entrepreneurs starting up in economically deprived regions like Bihar are going to bring real long lasting change.
Why start a business in Bhagalpur?
I keep coming across news about NRIs moving back from the USA, Canada, UK, France, Australia, UAE, and some other countries to startup in India. Which is good news for the so-called “new India”.
But a lot of these entrepreneurial minds are limiting themselves to tier one cities of India. Tier two and three towns, like Bhagalpur, Gaya, Banka, Katihar of Bihar are still a barren land when it comes to multinational businesses and new-age startups. This creates an opportunity imbalance between the metro cities and these small towns.
Starting a business in Bhagalpur, Gaya, Banka, Katihar is a step towards solving the opportunity imbalance in small towns
I’m happy that you’re exploring ‘15 Business Ideas in Bhagalpur, Gaya, Banka, Katihar’. Your presence here signals that the entrepreneur in you is on a hunt to solve a few problems of Bhagalpur, and other districts in Bihar. But this article has been written with Bhagalpur as the epicenter. And the business ideas discussed here are well-suited for neighboring districts as well including Banka. By the way, if you’re new to Bhagalpur, it is a small town (tier 3, I guess) and a big district in Bihar, India.
15 best business ideas for Bhagalpur
Read this article to find out the 15 best business ideas for Bhagalpur, which can be started with very low investment.
This article is a long read, and often wanders into topics not directly related to business ideas in Bhagalpur. For example, I’m a shameless promoter of business books. I feel, business books can never harm you or anyone. In-fact, books can help you do better in your career. Do you agree?
I do share a lot of ‘business books takeaways’, but for now, it’s time to discuss business ideas to pursue in Bhagalpur, Bihar in 2022.
Let’s get started.
Top 5 Education Business Ideas in Bhagalpur, 2022
Discover below the list of profitable business ideas in Bhagalpur in 2022. Let’s start with education business Ideas in Bhagalpur that you can start in 2022. Shall we start by first understanding the educational landscape of Bhagalpur?
Educational landscape of Bhagalpur
City Bhagalpur is a rising education hub in Bihar. Bhagalpur is the 3rd largest city in Bihar in terms of urban population with a good literacy rate of 85%. Education sector contributes significantly to the economy of Bhagalpur. Patna, which is the capital of Bihar, is another popular educational hub in east India.
Students from Darbhanga, Samastipur, Begusarai, Mujaffarpur, Jamalpur, Munger, Barauni, Vaishali, Banka districts of Bihar flock in huge numbers to Bhagalpur & Patna for quality higher education.
Khanjarpur, Tilkamanjhi, and Adampur regions in Bhagalpur are good localities for you to start a classroom based tuition centre business. Bhagalpur boasts one each of law, engineering, agriculture, and medical college. It also has a college only for women i.e, SM College. It’s also home to 20+ good quality boarding and non-boarding CBSE, ICSE, and State Govt. Schools.
”Business books can never harm you. In-fact, books can help you do better in your career.Codepoet NA hustler at heart
1. Community membership based commercial library business in Bhagalpur, Bihar
The one thing I miss a lot is the modern Library in Bhagalpur. As I had already shared, I am a business book fanatic. So, it’s obvious that I love libraries, and book stores. There are a few libraries in Bhagalpur and in the surrounding regions like Sabour (also home to a famous agricultural college). But despite their presence, there is a sheer need for a good commercial library with stock of newly published business and self help books. Because presently, the existing libraries are like dead leaves.
How about you start a commercial but affordable library business in Bhagalpur?
You can Start an offline/online library business based out of Bhagalpur. Keep this library stricted to paid members only. Community based businesses will be slow but its network effects are too strong. So, community membership is a good way to monetize this business. Hah! Cool, that was the first business idea. Easy-peasy. Nothing sort of innovative business idea but potentially very transformative and impactful business idea. For innovative business ideas, read our post on the same.
Time for the next educational business idea.
2. Creative skills training business in Bhagalpur, Bihar
During my stay in Bhagalpur, I observed that people here have keen interest in learning new creative skills, especially kids. So, I thought of exploring the market for creative classes in Bhagalpur for kids. Unfortunately, there were only a few providing co-curricular classes like dance, guitar, painting, karate, singing, beat boxing, rapping, writing, pottery, embroidery classes. There is a huge market in Bhagalpur for these creative skill based businesses.
Creative-skills coaching business idea for Bhagalpur
So you can leverage this untapped opportunity and start a creative skills focused coaching business in Bhagalpur. But yeah, the market is too immature right now for co-curriculars. On top of that, the economy is so vulnerable right now in India, even the tech space. What do you think, are we in a tech bubble? Anyways, creative skills training business could be a good startup idea as the competition is too low.
Is the grass really green?
A reality check, the first movers will have to go heavy on marketing and still expect only slow growth in revenue. Let me know, if you need help launching your co-curricular mobile app or website application. I’m a tech consultant and can help you in negotiating the right deal for developing your web and mobile applications.
Explore our collection of awesome creative business ideas for 2022.
3. Tuition centre for STEM based subjects in Bhagalpur in 2022
You can start a tuition centre for STEM based subjects like Maths, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Satyam Wave, Sanjeevni Classes, Ignite, and Coherent coaching classes businesses in Bhagalpur have been providing STEM coaching to students and could be a good inspiration for you to start your own STEM coaching business.
Some of you might feel that education should be free, it should not be business.
Cool. You’re right. But I feel Education was always a business. Today, teachers want money to survive because we are in a physical-currency based global economy. The point here is don’t feel reluctant to start an educational business thinking you would be disrespecting ethics and values
Cautionary advice if you’re spreading your wings
Some negative people would make you doubt your abilities to start in the edtech space, talking about competition, your inabilities, and all. Do not listen to them unless they are industry experts. These free advice guys disappear when you need even the slightest of support in your life. So kick them out, and listen to your heart.
Also, if you’re a student then you may also consider this business idea i.e., teach your juniors. But I have shared lot better business ideas for students in a dedicated blog. Did you read it? You must if you’re a student. Moving on, the next education business idea is about computer literacy.
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4. Computer training center business idea for Bhagalpur in 2022
Computer education will be a basic necessity in future. Agree?
But how many institutes do you see around for computer classes in Bhagalpur?
Startup companies like WhiteHat Jr. have started to teach coding to students. By the way, for your information, WhiteHat Jr made INR 2200 Crores in mere 2 years. Byju’s, which is India’s largest EdTech startup acquired WhiteHat Jr for $300 Million. If WhiteHat Jr. and Karan Bajaj can do it, so can you! Computer education is not a future business idea. The right time to start a computer training business is ‘now’.
Computer-literacy focused training business ideas for Bhagalpur
You can start a computer classes coaching business in Bhagalpur, Bihar. I would recommend starting a weekend computer classes based business because students are already way too occupied with online education, schools, and coaching. If on top of this they also attend daily computer classes, it will be hectic and stressful, ineffective for them.
So, for best results and a sustainable business model, if you start a computer coaching business then I recommend you to conduct classes only twice a week. This too is a good and low investment high profit business idea.
If you want to start Kids-focused business ideas, I would suggest to explore the blog on the same. I’ve shared some really good Kid related business ideas in that blog
5. Government exam preparation coaching business in 2022 for Bhagalpur
Another educational business idea to pursue in Bhagalpur is to start coaching for Banking, SSC, CTET, UPSC, and other government exams preparation. Usually, students complete their graduation and either move back to their respective hometowns or they shift to metro cities in search of better education or job opportunities. A majority of students move to Patna for SSC and Banking preparation.
A good chunk moves to Delhi for UPSC preparation. Those looking for Jobs usually go for Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, or Delhi.
Do you identify the gap here?
Students have to move out because after graduation they don’t have any good institutes to join where they can feel assured about their future. “No good institute” is a problem for a common learner, but for you it’s an opportunity. Start a banking, SSC, and UPCS coaching institute in Bhagalpur, Bihar.
Why this business idea would do better in Bhagalpur compared to other districts in Bihar?
If you could hire a good group of teachers – who are apt at training students for their respective niche subjects, then you’re all set for success in this business. This Banking & Government exam coaching business idea has more chances to succeed in Bhagalpur compared to other districts/cities in Bihar because it’s already a student hub. Almost every surrounding district’s students travel to Patna for government exam preparation.
If you could start a trustworthy, result-oriented coaching business for government exams, it has really high success chances in Bhagalpur, Bihar.
For learning management system (LMS) recommendations, and building, launching your live educational training apps for android/iOS – get in touch with me on Linkedin, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or E-mail.
Top 5 Retail Business Ideas in Bhagalpur, Bihar for 2022
The student crowd opens up the doors to educational entrepreneurs in Bhagalpur, while the geographical, economical, and political conditions of Bhagalpur opens up several opportunities for entrepreneurs in the retail industry.
For instance, “Bhagalpur is in the lap of The Ganges”. Yes. And the gangetic plains of Bhagalpur is well suited for growing, cultivating, and retailing of crops like wheat, maize, barley, rice, oil seeds, and their byproducts. It’s more like the overlapping of the agricultural business opportunities and the retail business opportunities.
FUN FACT ABOUT BHAGALPUR:
In Bhagalpur, you can actually see The Ganges flowing from the south to the north. This is considered auspicious among Hinduism practitioners as usually the Ganges flows from the north towards south, and east. But in Bhagalpur it’s different.
Let’s explore top 5 retail business ideas in Bhagalpur, 2022:
6. Air conditioner store business in Bhagalpur
Climate is quite Hot in summer, 40+ degree celsius is a common phenomenon between April to July. And in winter we often get to the levels of less than 10 degree celcius in January and February. The climate and air pollution in Bhagalpur is not as extreme as the likes of Delhi but yeah, it is deteriorating globally. What do you feel?
AC retail store business idea for Bhagalpur
I think climate-focused startups and businesses will be thriving soon in the near future if they aren’t already prospering. But because of the temperature fluctuations and worsening air quality – the market in Bhagalpur is quite ripe for air conditioner retailing business. You can start your own air conditioner store, or take a franchise store of brands like Voltas, Samsung, Daikin, Hitachi, etcetera
Greentech startups could be good future business ideas in India. Already, e-vehicles are a big industry. That too is on the list. Keep reading.
7. Tiles business in Bhagalpur, India
Because Bhagalpur is a rising economy in Bihar, and it’s also part of the Smart Cities Plan of the Modi government, you can easily spot a lot of construction going on in this tier 3 city of India. Now, I understand getting into the construction business demands huge investment and financial liquidity.
I know several people who never pursued their real-estate business ideas due to lack of finance. But there is one unique business idea which can be a profitable business idea in regions where heavy household construction is going on.
Wondering what I’m talking about?
I think, by now, you might have already guessed this small business idea. I’m talking about starting a wall & floor tiles business.
Yes, you can start your own tiles business by opening a franchise for Kajaria tiles, or Cera, or Varmora. There are so many wall and floor tiles brands in India. You can open a franchise store / showroom and market it in your locality to get good business.
How to approach the tiles business idea in Bhagalpur?
For opening a tiles franchise, you would need somewhere around 5-7 Lakhs of investment and 5 lakhs of working capital for daily operations, electricity bills, and 2-3 staff salaries. If sales are good, you’ll be profitable in 3-4 months itself. Bag 2-3 apartment tile flooring deal and bang! You’ll be making profit in no time
What could help you in running a successful tiles store in Bhagalpur?
To successfully run a tile store, you must be really good at networking with local builders and business people, or hire the talent who has a good network among localities and builders. If you want to be a networking pro, read a few books on networking, and try out a few workshops/courses. It’s going to be expensive but it’ll be worth it.
If you’re liking these retail business ideas, you may also want to read some of the wholesale business ideas that I have shared.
8. Fast food, healthy snacks store business
Hah! Nothing is as addicting as business. Wait a sec, for me there is an exception to the previous line. Actually 2, books and motichoor ke ladoo. Both are mouthwatering. Well, you can of-course open a Sweet shop business in your locality or in a market area near the Station road in Bhagalpur which is always buzzy, or maybe near Khalifabaug chowk in Bhagalpur where round the clock you’ll find hundreds of shoppers flocking the market.
Bhagalpur’s evolving taste
I was elated to see that Khalifabag chowk in Bhagalpur is slowly becoming like a food street. If I compare the “2022 Bhagalpur” to the “2011 Bhagalpur”, I see the food market has evolved a lot.
Will any food business succeed in Bhagalpur?
In Bhagalpur there were a few hotels which offered unlimited food for Rs70/plate back in 2011, fast forward to 2022 -they have all disappeared. The lesson here is that your restaurant or sweet shop business model should be sustainable. Freemium models can be used for driving eyeballs and early traction, but if your core offering is freemium and not quality food and premium taste/experience then it’s tough to keep your food business afloat.
Cautionary advice to entrepreneurs
An entrepreneur must know the ins and outs of company finances. There are some good sources to master the basics of company finance. Do explore the books on corporate finance to get some idea about how ‘finance’ can make a good boat sink, or make a paper boat sail through. The student crowd, smart city goal, prosperous local economy, and high national growth projections all signal good growth for new business in Bhagalpur, but an on—field expert’s opinion would be more accurate/convenient.
I know, foodies need good food in excess and entrepreneurs need quality ideas in excess. So, I have shared some of the high quality food business ideas for 2022 in a blog, please do read it.
”‘Finance’ can make a good boat sink, or make a paper boat sail through.Codepoet NA hustler at heart
9. Nonfiction, fiction, academics book store business with omnichannel experience
Well, there is a business idea for Bhagalpur even in my second addiction – a bookstore! Yes, station road in Bhagalpur is home to several book stores, and the Ghanta ghar region houses multiple used books resellers. Apart from these locations, Choti khanjarpur area also has a few bookstores as well.
Previously, I suggested a library business idea. And now, I am suggesting that you open a bookstore. The obvious question should be, “Is there a scope of growth when there are already multiple book stores in the region?”
Do we really need more book stores?
My answer is “Yes! There is scope for growth’. People everywhere relish reading non-academic books. Business minded people like non-fiction books. Introverts like nonfiction and fiction books as well. Science lovers want sci-fi books, literature lovers read poems & prose books, and entertainment lovers like romance and crime fiction books.
Would this kind of book store do well in Bhagalpur?
But I did not observe any book store in Bhagalpur catering to these niches. And even those which exist, they barely advertise their book store. So, you can easily grab the market by advertising and offering competitive prices to your customers. Add to it a bit of a buying experience for your visitors and bang! You’ll be popular among students and readers of all age groups.
What’s the catch here?
Evolving reading habits
The digital media is growing really fast. Amazon Kindle and independent eBook publishers, platforms like Medium and Pratilipi, Google Podcast, Clubhouse, etcetera are making it easier for new age consumers to discover and consume content.
Is the future of hardcover books and book reading bright or dull?
The actual number of people investing in Books is decreasing day by day. Now as schools are also forced to operate hybrid/online post pandemic, and students are getting used to e-learning – it’s a little tough to predict how the market for books will be 10 years from now. My personal opinion says the market will shrink with every passing year. And more eye-friendly digital reading solutions will evolve.
But this is my personal opinion, things are growing at a really slow pace in reality. For the short term, I still feel you can start a hardcopy book selling business. But always keep an eye on trends and observe how the market is evolving.
If you’re more into e-commerce selling, then go through the top eCommerce business ideas for 2022.
10. eRickshaw showroom business for Bhagalpur in 2022
My fifth suggestion for retail business ideas in Bhagalpur is to start an eScooter retailing business. e-Rickshaws are quite popular in Bhagalpur now. There is an eRickshaw charging station near Adampur, and there is an e-rickshaw repairing centre/garage too. But I did not observe any eScooters in the area. Maybe, you can start an eRickshaw showroom.
Usually, scooters are not that popular in Bihar, but because roads in Bhagalpur main city are okay now (roads near the station are still in miserable state, but the Tilkamanjhi – Budhanath temple road is awesome).
eScooter retail store business ideas for Bhagalpur
So, the market is a fit to start an eScooter retail business in Bhagalpur. E-scooters do really well in student areas, but Bhagalpur’s student strength is in the 13-18 age group. And this group is not having solid purchasing power. This might be a unfavorable thing, but I believe work from home has pushed people back to native homes.
And this has significantly boosted the purchasing power of rural India. Anyways, if you are a long term player, then this is the retail business that you must consider for starting a future ready business. Talking of future ready business, do check these upcoming business ideas which would create entrepreneurs of future.
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Services Business Ideas In Bhagalpur
The positive thing about services business ideas is that many of these can be started with low investment and if you start a services business that requires high capital investment then it’s usually machinery based. And you can get bank loans to start a business that requires purchasing machineries.
Let’s explore a few services business ideas to start in Bhagalpur, Bihar.
Top 5 Services Business Ideas For Bhagalpur, 2022
11. Textile sourcing & manufacturing business from Bhagalpur, India
Because Bhagalpur is hub of Textile manufacturing, you can start a textile sourcing business from Bhagalpur in 2022. Big textile companies, who don’t have their own manufacturing setup, outsource textiles from remote manufacturing hubs in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and China. The importing companies are usually the USA, the UAE, the UK, France, Australia, Germany, Russia, Canada, and 50+ more countries who import bulk quantity textiles from India.
Is this textile business opportunity for you?
This opportunity is really good for people with textile education/knowledge and good communication skills. If you’re someone who does not have textile education, read this textile industry book for complete understanding of textile business processes and then start your textile business in Bhagalpur or anywhere in India. You can also deal in stock fabrics and make huge profits. This is a good traditional small business idea for small towns in India.
We talk about textile business opportunities in our blog on business ideas in Patna as well. Hope you read that too, if you’re open to opening a business in Patna.
12. Home tuition services in Bhagalpur
I already spoke about starting a tutoring service business in Bhagalpur or coaching services business in Bhagalpur. But that was a classroom based coaching business idea. There is one more way to deliver tuition services. Any guesses? Yes, I assume you guessed it right – home tuition services in Bhagalpur 🙂
If you start teaching by yourself, then it’s barely scalable. If you could hire 10+ teachers to deliver home tuition in different regions of Bhagalpur, then it is pretty scalable.
How to build a scalable tuition services business?
So, your job is to hire, train, retain good talent i.e., efficient teachers. Plus, you need to find students in need of coaching. The supply-demand is your responsibility. Teachers would work under your umbrella, as they usually do in a classroom based coaching/school business model. You’ll pay a fixed/shared income to these teachers, and you’ll earn a commission based on the number of students you get for the teachers.
But if you don’t have the finance for bootstrapping your business to pay salaries to teachers, then it’s a good idea to start your business as a solopreneur teacher, make and save some money, and invest gradually in your business to scale your business to new heights.
Liking the business ideas that you read so far? If yes, you would definitely love my collection of best business ideas for India in 2022.
13. Electronic repairing service center business in Bhagalpur in 2022
You may also start a laptop/mobile repairing center in Bhagalpur. Because more and more students/businesses are buying Laptops and almost every single person has a mobile in their hand.
I was exploring the roads of Old Kolkata, I guess the area is called Esplanade, it’s the central area in Kolkata with a huge apparel market – lots of vendors, and several apparel brand stores as well. I stopped at a traffic signal to donate a few bucks to the beggars, and I felt bad about myself. Why? Though we should not compare ourselves to anyone, I found out that the person I’m lending money to is holding a much better phone than I had in my pocket.
By the way, do read my blog on business ideas for Kolkata, West Bengal.
Takeaway from the Kolkata experience
That experience struck a chord in my head that mobile phones have really permeated into the hands of all economic sections in India. And so, I personally feel that the repairing, refurbishing, and reselling businesses focusing on smartphones and laptops will grow a lot in future. This is a good future proof business idea. After plastic, the world will fight eWaste.
Again repairing businesses are unique in nature but there are other business opportunities that deserve equal or better attention. I’ve share 29+ unique business ideas for you to help you in finding good business in 2022. Read those ideas as well.
14. Food/meal services for students, workers, events
My next business idea for Bhagalpur is to start a meal cooking i.e., tiffin services business for students. As I already highlighted, Bhagalpur is a destination for quality education and competitive exam prep coaching.
And most of these students come from the neighboring districts which are within a 4-5 hour train journey. But they do not get healthy and full-stomach food at affordable rates in Bhagalpur. There are hotels and tiffin services but none maintain the good quality. Even if there are a few with affordable rates, the diet is really poor.
Is there a business idea for Bhagalpur in solving this problem? Is it viable business?
Start serving students with quality food at affordable rates. Do it at scale. Remember your business margin would be very less, so your profitability and business sustainability is dependent on the scale of business and client retention.
If you’re a working professional and looking to start a business in parallel with your job, read our blog on business ideas for working professionals. You’ll find some really good ideas that you can pursue alongside your job.
15. Logistic services business in Bhagalpur for 2022
15th and the last service business Idea for Bhagalpur is to start a packers and movers or logistic business, or both. Bhagalpur is a district with a lot of economic buzz in Bihar, round the clock you would find people engaged in economic activities – from schools to textile manufacturing and from sand mining to hospitality.
A logistics services business could be one of the highly profitable business ideas to start in Bhagalpur. Krishna Cargo, Blue dart and others have been active in the Bhagalpur market for a long time now. You could also start a courier company alongside logistics services and optimize your income streams.
Packers and movers business can be started by purchasing your own transport vehicles or by renting it. You can raise/get business loans from banks for starting a logistics business.
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Bhagalpur is one of the best cities in Bihar to start a business. The people are educated and the crime rate is comparatively lower than other districts. District administration is doing a commendable work.
Bhagalpur is famous for several reasons:
- Gangetic dolphins
- Silk city of Bihar
- Good education & healthcare economy
- Jardalu mangoes