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Bihar is evolving.

Not the bridges though. Just read the news that 9 bridges have collapsed in the past three years.

Bihar need entrepreneurs who can actually make an impact. Be it in the public-private-partnership (PPP) model or the startup ecosystem.

Here in this insight, I’m sharing my top 11 choices for business ideas in Bihar to start in 2023. I’ve carefully picked each of these Bihar-focused startup ideas after thoroughly analyzing the future scope of these venture opportunities, and the geo-political, and economic condition of Bihar.

Take a glimpse at the top business ideas in Bihar (click on the ideas that intrigue you, or scroll down to sequentially explore)-

These entrepreneurship ideas are suited to start in all the cities of Bihar.

But what if you’re specifically eager to start your own business in Patna in 2023?

…running out of business ideas?

Well, I’m here to your rescue if you’re looking for business ideas in Patna.

I’m gonna rent my brain to you and share a few good business ideas for Patna.

For brevity of the article, I would refrain from repeating some of the aforementioned ideas, and others that I’ve discussed under “business ideas for Bhagalpur“. Also, do refer to other business ideas blogs on Growthromeo respectively. However, some business ideas which needed an explicit explanation of why they would suit Patna, are covered in detail.

Here is a quick list of the business ideas in Patna:

Wait, I’m not yet done.

I got my early education in Bhagalpur, how can I not talk about that city?

If you’re looking to start a business in Bhagalpur, Banka, Katihar, Gaya, or Munger, I’ve shared opportunities for that as well here on this page. Take a look at some of these business opportunities in Bihar, and feel free to jump between them based on your interests in specific businesses.

Do let us know in the comments, which is your favorite business idea in Bihar. And in the comments, do share your ideas on how Bihar can move ahead toward growth & development.

Also, if you’re looking for online business ideas in Bihar, or unique business ideas to start in Bihar in 2023, then I have shared a dedicated collection for the same. Those articles not specifically for Bihar, but yeah, you can definitely start the ideas shared in there in Bihar. Lastly, if you are a student, you may want to check online money-making ideas to earn extra on the side.

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.

What type of business ideas in Bihar can you expect to discover here?

Bihar now must venture into uncharted business territories.

Bihar is primarily an agri state.

Agriculture has long been the backbone of not just Bihar, but the entire Indian Economy.

This collection of “business ideas in Bihar” contains some really good agriculture based small business ideas. But it’s high time that Bihar further stretches its wings in 2023. Bihar now must venture into uncharted business territories.

And so, I have shared a lot of non-agricultural, industrial business ideas as well.

Besides, you can always find startup business ideas, eCommerce business ideas, and a lot more on GrowthRomeo.

11+ business ideas in Bihar that you can start in any district

Read this article to find an exhaustive list of low-investment, high-profit business ideas in Bihar that you can start in 2023.

Let’s get started.

1. Textile export business ideas in Bihar, 2023

textile exports business ideas in Bihar

textile export

Bihar is home to 90,000+ weavers. Bhagalpur, and Gaya are the most popular hubs for textile manufacturing in Bihar. In-fact, Bhagalpur is known as the silk city of Bihar. There are several clusters coming up in Bihar for embracing new age technologies like Shuttleless looms and rapier looms.This again makes Bihar a hotbed for starting textile business ideas in 2023.

Nalanda, Darbhanga, Siwan, Patna, Madhubani, etcetera are having small scale textile businesses. Madhubani in particular is famous for GI tagged Madhubani paintings and prints. Bhagalpuri Silk is another GI tagged product from Bihar. New textile clusters were planned to be developed by the textile ministry but for some reasons, I think, there is a gap between policies and implementation.

Start a textile export company in Bihar in 2023

Still, you can start a textile export company from Bhagalpur or Gaya or Patna, which are major commercial cities/districts in Bihar. In fact, I would say, if you are looking for where to pursue your business ideas in Bihar then these three cities should be your top consideration. I have heard good word-of-mouth for Munger as well. But I think it is still one of those regions where goons have their influence.

To start a textile import export company in Bihar you would need a properly registered business with PAN, TIN, GST, etcetera, and export-import license i.e., IEC number, RCMC, etcetera. Get the textile products manufactured in Bihar and export it to USA, Russia, UAE, and other nations which import textile from India.

Major takeaways:

  • 90,000+ weavers in Bihar
  • Textile favorable economies in Bihar:  Bhagalpur, Gaya, Madhubani.
  • Bhagalpur is also known as the silk city of Bihar.
  • Shuttleless & rapier looms can modernize textile industry in Bihar
  • Textile relevant GI tags from Bihar: Bhagalpuri silk, Madhubani paintings

Recommended related reading:

2. Yarn import business ideas for Bihar, 2023

Yarn import business ideas in Bihar

Yarn import

This is one of the very high potential business ideas in Bihar for 2023 which is yet not pursued at scale.

Yarn manufacturing is a process to make threads out of fibres. These threads are called yarns. Yarns get weaved together to make fabrics. These fabrics gets stitched to make the garments we wear everyday. Yarn prices have been recently skyrocketing. And thus, another good textile business idea for Bihar could be to import yarns which are not easily available in India. You can also become a local yarn distributor. Recently, YarnBazaar raised 1 Cr funding from a group of investors to scaleUp their yarn business.

Challenges in running a yarn import business in Bihar

But the textile business ideas in Bihar in 2023 is not without challenges. Whether you wish to become an exporter or importer in textile or both, you’ll find tough competition from Bangladesh, Taiwan, China, and Pakistan. These nations have done pretty well in the textile sector over the past few years. India has performed badly, maybe due to lack of government schemes and support and the rising labor wages.

Mills like Jayshree import Linen yarns/raw-materials from Europe to India. You too can start importing yarns and supply it to manufacturers at a competitive price.

Major takeaways:

  • This business is all about processing raw materials i.e., fibres into yarns.
  • You can start a yarn import business.
  • You can also venture into yarn distributorship
  • There will be tough competition from China and Bangladesh.

This was second textile related business ideas in Bihar on this list. By the way,

  • If you are looking for business ideas in Buxar, you can start a brand for Soap & detergent. As Buxar district in Bihar and Dumraon are famous for its soap industry.
  • Areas like Gopalganj are one of the poorest districts in Bihar, and even in India. Entrepreneurship can bring in equilibrium to the lives of these people.

Did you read our best business ideas for India collection?

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3. Textile printing & embroidery business ideas in Bihar 

Textile printing & embroidery business ideas in Bihar

Textile printing

The third and the last textile related business ideas in Bihar for 2023 is from Printing and embroidery.

Textiles are a very vast industry. From farming to fashion, a lot of processes are involved. And two major job works or value added services are Printing and Embroidery. Usually, small textile merchants do not set up their own dedicated printing and embroidery units because it might not be fully utilized. And thus, recovering the investments could be a very long term gig. So, merchants avoid in-house setup and outsource these value added services to make their product marketable.

Set up your own printing and embroidery unit in Bihar

Their fear is your opportunity for a business. Yes, as mentioned, our next business idea for Bihar is to set up your own printing and embroidery unit. You may start this business in Bihar with low cost machines. Normally, you will need machines like flat-bed screen printing. And later you can buy more sophisticated machines to print on textile materials. To start your embroidery business in Bihar, you can go for hand-embroidery and hire-in women and men who are apt in embroidery. You can buy automatic machines too. But to cut initial investment costs, I would suggest hiring hand embroidery talent.

Also, always do remember your target customer if you are pursuing embroidery business ideas in Bihar. It is easy to get lost or deviate in the business. Your target audience is not the retail customers who need embroidery. Instead, your target customers should be b2b customers who need printing and embroidery services.

Major takeaways:

  • printing & embroidery are job-works in textile
  • it’s not compulsory but adds up the premium value of a piece of cloth
  • target b2b customers
  • start with hand-embroidery services, later buy low to high end machines as well to scale this business

If you are hungry for more unique business ideas then read the linked blog post.

4. Leather footwear, garments, & accessories business ideas in Bihar

Leather footwear business ideas in Bihar

Leather footwear

Bihar, primarily being an agricultural centered state is home to 50,000 footwear artisans. India, with around 20% of the world’s cattle, is the second largest footwear producer globally. And Bihar too has a significant contribution in it. And so, we thought footwear manufacturing business ideas in Bihar could be a good opportunity for localites to try entrepreneurship in Bihar.

Though Tamilnadu, West Bengal, Delhi, Karnataka, Haryana, etcetera are ahead of Bihar in Leather products manufacturing and export. Bihar is a leading player in the leather footwear manufacturing vertical.

I personally don’t like any business ideas for Bihar or any part in the world that might lead to intentionally torturing or killing animals. It’s a sin for me. So, I personally do not like to promote the leather business. But because India exports $2 Bn+ worth of Leather products, we just can’t simply ignore it either.

More than 40 lakhs people drive their revenue out of Leather businesses in India. You too can start your own leather garments, leather footwear, leather bags, and accessories business ideas in Bihar.

Major takeaways:

  • 50,000+ footwear artisans in India
  • India is the second largest footwear producer globally
  • India exports $2Bn+ leather products
  • Bihar too is a leading player in this business (as an agricultural economy Bihar has a lot of cattles)

After you are done exploring this exclusive list of business ideas in Bihar, do also explore our mega list of business ideas with 277+ business opportunities!

5. Brewery raw materials business ideas from Bihar

Brewery raw materials business ideas in Bihar

Brewery raw materials

We are already half-way through this blog on business ideas in Bihar and now it is time for a unique story. It is funny.

India has been quoted as the world’s toughest market by the CEO of Carlsberg, an alcohol business. And I can understand why he said that. Nitish Kumar invited him in 2014 or 2013 to set up a brewery plant in Bihar, and when they did – Nitish banned alcohol in the state 😐

LoL…

That’s so unprofessional. Right?

I mean, the step was a welcome for a better future of the Bihar. But why would you ask a business to setup a plant and invest in $25 Million when you have plans of banning alcohol? Anyways, brewery plants might have been banned in Bihar, but they are active in the neighbouring states. And thus, Bihar could be a raw-materials provider for these brewery plants. This could be one of the most profitable business ideas in Bihar in 2023.

Start a raw-material sourcing business for brewery plants in Bihar

Beer, for instance, primarily needs cereals as raw materials. And as Bihar is a rich production hub for cereals like Barley and Maize, it’s well suited to start a raw-material sourcing business for brewery plants. Also, Brewery plants need a lot of cheap labor to keep the drinks affordable. And Bihar being the third most populated state, can be a good source of human capital. So, you may even plan to become a HR agency for brewery talent. Interesting idea, right?

These business ideas in Bihar might sound easy, but are very tough to implement and manage. Requires financial and muscle power too. Also, in a state like Bihar, you can’t really pull-off a big business without political support.

Major takeaways:

  • Bihar is a major producer of Barley, and Maize.
  • can be the raw-material supplier for brewery business
  • Bihar can also be the human resources supplier for brewery labors
  • Brewery & wine related businesses are banned in Bihar, but raw-materials you can supply to other states.

Read the best business ideas for Village that you can start with less capital.

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6. Milk dairy business ideas in Bihar

dairy related business ideas in Bihar

Dairy

Sudha is such a big success story from the land of Bihar. Though Bihar has given birth to a few of the top richest Indians, people don’t really remember Bihar as an industrial state, or a state which is prosperous. In-fact, slightly earlier than a decade ago, the World Bank quoted Bihar’s capital Patna as the second best city in India to start a business. Position 1 was attributed to the national capital, Delhi. It was a surprise for many, but the economical numbers supported Patna as the #2 locations in India. 

And so, don’t ever make excuses that Patna or Bihar is not good for businesses. Business ideas in Bihar could really help foster a culture of entrepreneurship and drive Bihar forward. To accelerate entrepreneurship culture, how could have I not discuss dairy related business ideas in Bihar?

Start a milk dairy business in Bihar

Anyways, starting a milk dairy business can be really profitable. It is worth pursuing this small scale business idea in Bihar. You can start a milk related business idea in Bihar with low investment. Something as little as 1 Cow, or maybe a few Goats is sufficient to start your dairy business in Bihar. And you can start supplying Milk to the major dairies like Mother dairy, Sudha, and their competitors.

I’ve personally tried this business idea in Bihar. And I was able to drive a revenue of Rs 60k with 5 Milkable Cows. After adjusting the labor, medical, and fodder charges, the profit was around 20k. A good side business idea in Bihar. Not that big revenue and profitability but you can always hire someone and you will have a side income source.

Do you want to pursue dairy business at scale in Bihar? If yes, then you can think of starting a paneer manufacturing, or packaged Rasgulla/Sweet business. In Bihar region, you may also start retailing factory made Pedas. I love Pedas, BTW. The point is, there are plenty of niche business ideas in Bihar from the dairy segment. And as mentioned earlier in the leather business ideas for Bihar, we are a major state in India with huge cattle population. So, starting a dairy business in Bihar should be a breezy gig, though not that easy.

How to run the Milk dairy business successfully in Bihar

There are companies that are setting up Milk processing plants in Bihar. That itself is a signal of growth potential. You have an edge over these companies if you prefer to not scale and limit yourself to a district or two. Because people do not trust the quality of milk packed within those plastic covers. And you can capitalize on this by offering raw milk right out of the Milk farms to the consumers. This is not scalable as the milk quality deteriorates way too fast. It can max survive 4-5 hours without getting processed. After 3-4 hours, unprocessed milk is not good for consumption.

The takeaway here is:

  • milk dairy business is profitable if you run it right.
  • start with 1, 2 or 5 Cows, and
  • become a Milk supplier for your nearby city dwellers, or
  • become a supplier for Milk agencies like Sudha, or Mother Dairy,
  • venture into related businesses like paneer manufacturing, flavored packaged milk business, whey protein powder manufacturing, etcetera

Read more food related business ideas to feed your entrepreneurial hunger.

7. Start a blockchain platform for farmers in Bihar

blockchain related business ideas in Bihar for farmers

Blockchain platform for farmers

Until now, we have been discussing many traditional business ideas in Bihar. Now it is time that we should discuss a few new-age, modern business ideas in Bihar. I mean, we can also start agTech, EdTech, eCommerce and other startup ideas in Bihar.

Rapid urbanisation, technical breakthroughs – AI, ML, Cloud, and Smart Phones alongside waging global economic war, and rising middle class income levels demand for innovation in ways we communicate, transact, behave, and conduct ourselves, our businesses, and/or our people. Technology led innovation is disrupting our everyday lives. And one such technology is Blockchain.

What’s blockchain?

In simplest words, a blockchain is a digital version of your accounts book where you record your financial transactions. The only difference between this digital version of your accounts books and the physical version of your accounts book is that the digital version is immutable.

That means, you can  not change a recorded transaction in the digital version. So, it’s a non-modifiable digital ledger. Now it has a lot of similarities between the physical record book.

What are the unique aspects of Blockchain?

For example, all the stakeholders of the record book can see what has been written into their account. Their is an added advantage in the digital ledger. And that is no single stakeholder can make any new records. No single stakeholders can change the rules without the permission of all involved stakeholders. Another added benefit is that all stakeholders can view the records at will. But for this the contract needs to be configured initially in the right way to keep things transparent.

Interesting. Right?

But that’s not all. The blockchain ledger is not just limited to financial transactions. It goes beyond that. It records all the transactions – from employees, to stockholders, to the raw materials provenance, and medical health data.

What’s the business opportunity with Blockchain?

  • The problem of hoarding, extortion, unprofessional price hikes, and poor produce quality has long plagued the agriculture industry.
  • 40% of the world population is dependent on agriculture.
  • Actually, 100% is dependent on agriculture as we all need agri products to survive.
  • To be more precise and accurate, 40% globally, and 50% of Indians are economically dependent on agriculture to make their livelihood.
  • Blockchain powered digital platforms can rescue these people from landing into situations of uncertainty by infusing trust and transparency in the Agricultural supply chain.

Blockchain business ideas for farmers

Here are two ideas to start a blockchain powered platform for farmers:

  • Food provenance services for end consumers using blockchain solutions in agriculture
  • A platform with integrated agricultural-loan & crop-insurance services for farmers

I’m personally very excited to see what you start in the Hi-tech space. If you’re serious about hi-tech, feel free to drop me messages for brainstorming on your business ideas in Bihar. I’m always available for productive result-oriented discussions.

Talking of tech, let’s venture into another digital business idea to start in Bihar. We shall discuss that, but before that here are some recommended readings for you:

8. Start a digital marketing agency in Bihar, 2023

Digital marketing services business ideas in Bihar

Digital marketing services

This is an idea which you must have already heard of by now. The blockchain related business ideas in Bihar could be a little tricky to pull-off. But this is easy.

Digital marketing is something that has disrupted the way marketing used to be done 20 years back. Earlier, small brands were not able to compete with  big brands. This used to happen because big brands used to partner with top marketing agencies. And smaller brands had no financial power to engage with them. But now with digital taking the forefront, SEM and SMM are quite popular. Enterprises with marketing budgets as low as INR 100/day can start advertising their business online and grow up. But it is not all that easy either. Not everyone is equally trained to carry out marketing.

So, businesses often choose unskilled talent just because they offer cheaper services, and they end up losing money. This is where you can step in and bridge the gap.

How to approach Digital Marketing business in Bihar?

If you are not highly skilled in marketing, I would recommend hiring certified digital marketers and then start serving your local business community in Bihar to promote their products and services online.

Digital marketing business ideas in Bihar can help you earn somewhere between INR 50k to 50Lakhs per month. This is  if you are a small advertising agency with 1 to roughly 100 people. Larger advertising enterprises make crores of money every month. Talking of crores and small advertising agencies, could you think of ways to promote a Tiles franchise business in your locality? Why do I ask that?

Because, that’s what my next business idea in Bihar is going to be – starting a tiles franchise to retail/sell printed and exquisite tiles in your city.

Major takeaways:

  • digital marketing is a services business
  • suitable to start with low-investment
  • you can provide content writing services, distribution services, ad marketing services, organic marketing services, etcetera.

More brilliant marketing business ideas are waiting for you, read them.

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9. Tiles franchise business ideas in Bihar, 2023

Tiles franchise business ideas in Bihar

Tiles franchise

When the country was growing at 4% in 2020, Bihar marched at above 10%. The agri-focused state has been seeing consistent fast growth in the last few years. Income levels of people across the state are improving. The housing schemes from the government for the poor are on the brink. The government is also trying to attract businesses to set up industries in Bihar, and are offering them subsidized land. All this is helping boost the real-estate development in the state.

And this invites for real-estate related small business ideas in Bihar. One of my favorite and best business ideas in Bihar is starting out a franchise tiles store.

Why tiles franchise business ideas in Bihar will grow in coming days?

Office places, or shopping malls, home or school, every real estate property is being built with aesthetic exteriors and amazingly furnished interiors. People are using marbles and tiles to furnish their floor and washroom and kitchen walls. It gives a latte touch to their houses and it’s easy to clean too. Also, a furnished property with tiles is likely to get rented faster than the one without proper finishing.

And this demand for tiles is an opportunity worth tapping. Getting into tile production is a large capital affair. So, I recommend you to go for a franchise option. If you start a tiles franchise business – you can easily start with barely 5 Lakhs of investment. And in 6-12 months, you will start booking profits.

I’ve seen tiles businesses thrive

One of my school friend’s father was into the Tiles business, and in the last 12 years – he has built his own 9 multi-storey buildings in different cities of India. He started accumulating his fortune from this tile business. And then diversified into agriculture, transport, and education too. Not a rags to riches story but he has enjoyed his fair share of success. This is a good testament that tiles franchise business has huge potential in Bihar.

Major takeaways:

  • tiles businesses will continue thriving in the developing regions of India
  • rising economies like Bihar will see huge demand for tiles
  • you can start a tiles franchise business with as low as only 5 Lakhs investment

Recommended readings:

10. D2H juice center business ideas in Bihar

d2h juice center business ideas in Bihar

D2H juice center

Okay, this is not one of those business ideas in Bihar that needs a lot of explanation. It’s obvious. Everyone has thought of this, some might have even tried. Some would have failed. I guess, either the pricing model would not be suitable for business feasibility or the durability of juices might be creating a lot of problems. 

For example, a banana shake can not last for more than 5-10 minutes. It deteriorates fast. Even pomegranate juice, mango shake, or orange juice if not freezed then it becomes bitter with time. So, with 10 minutes as delivery time – it could be a really challenging business idea. 

But here is what I propose – Have you observed how thela walas will go Gali-Gali and sell orange juices? What if we use the same approach? Tag-up or partner with fruit retailers and then retail fruits direct to home or offices? 

Tough reality of this business idea

Kind of tough deal to pull-off, but manageable. This idea needs a lot of refinement. I’m not trying to demotivate you, but this idea in reality has higher chances of failure than success. But as I said, you can always refine the idea, fix the loopholes, and give it a shot if you feel confident about it. Otherwise, starting a juice retailing store chain business is also a good idea. And juice retailing chains have high success chances if started in an office or corporate locality.

Major takeaways:

  • time is most critical in executing d2h juice business plan
  • partnership with fruit stores in the city could be a good opportunity to scale the business
  • juice business is a profitable business idea for market areas with high-footfalls
  • favorable business idea for office or corporate locality

Well, this might be a risky business idea. But there’s another one related to food delivery itself which is relatively easier.

Yes, you guessed it right – Grocery delivery business ideas in Bihar!

You may also like home-based business ideas to give wings to your entrepreneurial dreams.

11. Grocery delivery business ideas in Bihar

Grocery delivery business ideas in Bihar

Grocery delivery

This is the last opportunity in the list of business ideas in Bihar 2023.

Grofers, Big basket, Jio Mart, Amazon, Flipkart, Ninjakart and several other startups have hopped onto grocery delivery business in cities like Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad, Patna, and Kolkata. Grocery delivery is tricky too, just like the juice delivery business idea, or milk delivery business idea. 

But here, as others are also trying to crack the market and success route, so it’s kind of relatively easier. And until now, there have not been many failure stories in the grocery delivery space. In-fact, Big Basket is a big success story. So, how about you start a grocery delivery business in Bihar?

Sounds interesting?

Grocery delivery business idea strategy for Bihar

You can partner up with grocery shops in your target localities and advertise using digital mediums to lure in the customers. Mostly, your customers are digitally sound. And so, you would be benefited by targeting the young digital group only. Your ideal location would be the urban part of Patna, Bhagalpur, Munger, Gaya, Mujaffarpur, Hajipur, and Darbhanga.

Major takeaways:

  • tricky to execute grocery delivery business
  • has big players like BlinkIt and others as competition
  • in Bihar, good localities to start grocery delivery business is Patna, Bhagalpur, Munger, Gaya, Mujaffarpur, Hajipur, Darbhanga, etcetera.

That would be a full-stop to the list of business ideas in Bihar. But these are not the only business ideas for Bihar. We have two separate lists of business ideas in Patna, and business ideas in Bhagalpur as well. Do check them out. Read a few eCommerce business ideas if you’re keen on venturing into online commerce.

Top 11  Business Ideas in Patna, Bihar

Let’ start exploring the best business ideas in Patna that can help you rake in a lot of wealth. But the real fun of doing a business is that it enables you to leave some positive impact on the world around you. So, here I present you the top 11 business ideas in Patna in 2023:

12. Tourism business ideas in Patna and branching opportunities

Tourism business ideas in Patna, Bihar

Tourism business ideas

  • Bihar’s Chatt Puja, Litti Chokha, Madhubani Print, Mahabodhi Temple, and Ruins of Nalanda are famous all throughout India. 
  • Also, along with Shahi Litchi and Jardalu Mango, there are 13 GI tagged Agricultural, Handicrafts, and Food products which are unique to Bihar.

What I’m trying to highlight here is the fact that Bihar is marketable, and so is Patna. It’s a good decision to go after tourism related business ideas in Patna in 2023.

Is Patna an ideal city for tourism business ideas?

Tourism business ideas in Patna could be a smart entrepreneurial decision! What makes me say that?

  • First, Patna is the transportation center of Bihar. It has direct Air, Road, Train connectivity with all major cities in India.
  • Second, it is highly marketable and has good number of Hotels (including a 3 star hotel). Ambience is important for tourists.

What’s the USP of Patna as a tourism center that might lure tourists to this city?

I’ve already mentioned a few unique selling points (USPs) above. Apart from those, there are multiple other factors as well. Need examples?

You can market your Patna based Tourism agency in the global market by inviting people to visit the land 

  • where the concept of Non-violence emanated, 
  • where the Indian freedom movement was launched by Gandhi, and 
  • that gave India its very first president, 
  • the land with the world’s oldest university, 
  • the land of Ashoka, Chanakya, Aryabhatta, and Buddha.

Bihar is suited for a lot of different tourism business ideas. Again, need examples?

The most prominent tourism business ideas in Patna, Bihar:

  1. Agricultural Tourism Business in Darbhanga
  2. Cultural Tourism Business in Begusarai
  3. Religious Tourism Business in Gaya
  4. Wildlife Tourism Business in Patna and mountain regions in Bihar
  5. Rural Tourism Business in the villages of Muzzafarpur, 
  6. Recreational Tourism Business in Patna
  7. Food Tourism Business
  8. Tribal Tourism Business
  9. Industrial Tourism Business in Barauni
  10. Adventure Tourism Business
  11. Bhojpuri Film Industry Tourism Business

Just a heads up, if you do not like any of the 11 business ideas for Patna, then you must check a mega list of business ideas with 277+ opportunities to try in 2023.

13. Textile Business Ideas In Patna for 2023

Textile related business ideas in Bihar

Textile businesses

Patna is the fastest burgeoning economy in Bihar. It has some of the biggest malls and shopping complexes in Bihar. The station road in Patna and the surrounding areas are equipped with 100s of roadside stalls. Most of these roadside vendors sell cheap apparels and clothing materials. Patna market, Khaitaan market, Hathwa market, and Maurya Lok are one of the most crowded markets for shopaholics in Bihar’s capital. Thus, I feel textile business ideas in Patna have a good scope in 2023. We also mentioned 3 textile business ideas in our insight on business ideas in Bihar.

What are some unique textile related business opportunities in Patna?

And these markets are also a center for retailers to sell textile products in wholesale and/or retail.

  • Exhibition road, Ashok Rajpath, and Boring Road are good localities to start your textile business.
  • You can start a Saree business, or you may also start a apparel and fashion store to sell Jeans, Shirts, T-shirts, Undergarments, Kurti, Salwar, Shawls, Scarves store, or
  • launch your own home interior fashion store to retail Bedsheets, Cushion covers, Duvets, etcetera in Patna.

Random tips for starting a textile focused retail store in Patna

But the textile retail business is not new at all. It has been there since ages. It’s quite a saturated and competitive field. But smart people make marginal profit in any business.

Street smart salesmen with a knack for fashion are well suited for this sort of business.

If you’re setting up your own store, make sure either you can do all the operational work, sourcing from different markets, or you have funds to hire a support representative. While starting a clothing outlet, I would recommend getting into long-term real-estate agreement if you’re renting your store space. Otherwise, some real-estate lenders create issues when your store does well.

What about sourcing textile products to sell in your store in Patna?

To source readymade garments, you have two options- 

  • Build your own designs and brands from scratch. Or,
  • You may sell garment products of an existing brand.

Find more unique business ideas that you may want to pursue in 2023.

14. Laptop & Mobile Repairing business ideas in Patna

Laptop repairing business ideas in Bihar

Laptop repairing center

This could be your gateway to the world of electronics. Laptop and mobile repairing is a good electronics business idea for Patna in 2023 and beyond. I was in the Hanuman Nagar region for a while in Patna, and needed urgent servicing to my Lenovo laptop.  Surprisingly, in the capital of Bihar, there were not any verified/official servicing centres from Lenovo. I researched, not just Lenvo, there were no verified servicing centres from any of the top brands within 5KM radius of Kankarbagh area in Patna. I started to wonder why brands are not opening up service centres here in Patna?

Is Patna not good for electronics businesses?

No laptop servicing centres was surprising. Does this signal that Patna is not a mature market for Laptops? No, that’s not the case. I know my friend who runs an edTech company based out of Patna. He is doing really well. In-fact, everyone I know in Patna owns a desktop or laptop. Recent graduates, marketers and doctors – everyone bought a laptop in 2020/21 if not before. 

So, what’s the unique business opportunity here for Patnaites?

The laptop market is quite ripe in Patna. And this opens up the gates to laptop & mobile repairing services business ideas in Patna. The question is not about the market maturity of Patna, the question is whether we can find the right talent for servicing Laptops & other electronics in Patna. If not, what’s the way forward?

Solution for short supply of laptop servicing talent in Patna

Hmm..  that’s something worth considering if you are venturing into it.

  • Well, you can always train.
  • But if you don’t want to invest in training, the other way around is to call out your brothers from Bihar who are working in other cities.
  • Pune, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Chandigarh, and Chennai have a lot of repairing centres where Bihari’s work.
  • Try reaching out to them via Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram and pitch them about your laptop repairing business ideas in Patna.

Lastly, once you have the talent and hardware setup in place, the only thing that needs to be done is the marketing of your existence and the offerings you have for the Laptop owners.

Random marketing tips for your laptop repairing business ideas in Patna

In starting days, you can run a free-laptop-cleaning campaign to create buzz about your services. But I am not a fan of free offerings, which always tend to attract a lot of non-paying customers. The campaign I would love is ”Get 3 years of Laptop cleaning membership at 90% Off”. You can price your services at 10k and offer cleaning at 1k.

Normally, people only go for 1-3 cleaning a year. Keeping that in mind, 3 visits of a potentially high-paying customer at 333 is a pretty good idea. It can do magic. I’ve not tried this as I am not into this business, but you can try and let me know how it turns out in an year.

You can start other electronics business ideas in Patna as well. Explore some of the best electronics business ideas to start in 2023.

15. Your Own Sports Academy In Patna

Sports academy business ideas in Bihar

Sports academy

One of my favorite business ideas in Patna to boost the sports based industries in Bihar. It can create a lot of job opportunities in Bihar. Moin-ul-haq stadium is one of the only proper sports grounds in Patna, Bihar. Last I checked, it was used for Karate training, Ranji matches, and Football matches. I used to visit there every evening to watch kids hustle, train, sweat, and rejoice in victory. It used to be very inspiring, even today I could recall Saurabh Tiwari hitting 4 Sixes in a row on that ground.

Why Patna needs sports related business entrepreneurs?

Bihar may have a few sportsmen like Saurabh Tiwari, and sportswomen like Rashmi Kumari and Kavita Roy, but still there should be a lot many. Bihar’s neighbouring state boasts players like MS Dhoni and Deepika Kumari (archer) who have tasted the pinnacle in their respective sports. Bihar too should build a sports culture, train and support kids to pursue different sports. IAS might be very rewarding, but Sports too is a way to serve the nation.

Which sports and related business ideas in Patna have a good scope?

Bihar could do well in

  • Kusti,
  • Kabaddi,
  • Karate,
  • Chess,
  • Cricket,
  • Football, and
  • Badminton.

If you have the experience you can start training the kids. If you lack the skills, no worries. You can always hire someone who does the training job really well. But these trainers and coaches demand somewhere from 2L to 3L a month. So, you need to have funds to pump the sports training business in the initial days.

Overall, as the competition is less, I feel this could be one of the most profitable business ideas in Patna in the long run. If you’re interested in more profitable business ideas, do explore them on the attached link.

16. Bamboo product manufacturing business ideas in Patna

Bamboo product manufacturing business ideas

Bamboo product

Venturing into bamboo is one of the rewarding unique business ideas in Patna in 2023.

The Government of India has already announced that it has banned the production and single-use plastic products throughout the country. This might be a concern for some, while others see a huge business opportunity in it.

What’s the business opportunity here for Patnaites?

People are venturing into bamboo product manufacturing business ideas in Patna to make environment-friendly bamboo made bottles. 

  • Bamboo products are sustainable, and are available at very competitive prices.
  • A bamboo bottle with 750 ml water holding capacity would cost somewhere around INR 300.
  • And the investment to set up a bamboo bottle manufacturing business in Patna would need 1.75 lakhs only.

Need project plan for bamboo manufacturing? Or need more manufacturing business ideas in Patna?

Interested in pursuing bamboo products manufacturing related business ideas in Patna? You can download a project report to set up the plant here. Thank me later 😉 Not interested in this idea, but interested in manufacturing business ideas? Checkout our collection of manufacturing business ideas for 2023.

17. Coffee Cafe outlet

CCD franchise outlet in Patna, Bihar

coffee franchise business

This is one of the best franchise business ideas in Patna.

There are 3 CCD i.e., cafe-coffee day outlets in Patna that I know of. There might be others too but I am aware of only 3. I was invited to one for a developer Job interview. Interview in CCD – yes. Sounded interesting at that time though. Not a bad idea, anyways.

People are using Dominos as a place for signing bank documents, so interviewing initially at CCD is not that bad either. Anyways, you can start a Coffee brewing franchise business in Patna. I guess if you chose a franchise that allows you the flexibility to price your product, it could be an edge over other competitors. But usually, franchise companies won’t allow you to price their IP protected products.

Top six franchise to consider for Coffee cafe business in Patna-

  • Cafe coffee day franchise store
  • Brewberrys franchise
  • Indian coffee house franchise
  • Starbucks franchise business
  • Frespresso franchise
  • Coffee day xpress franchise business

You might want to take up a look at our collection of best business ideas for India in 2023.

18. Mobile Food Truck Business ideas in Patna

Food truck business ideas in Patna, Bihar

Food truck business

Food related business ideas in Patna are on a boom. And mobile food trucks can give you a ride to the gateway of large scale food & restaurant business in Patna, Bihar.

As mentioned in the Bhagalpur business ideas post, Patna is the #1 place in Bihar for competitive exam preparation. Lakhs of students move to Patna every year to prepare for UPSC, SSC, Banking, Railway, Police, and Teacher’s exam. /and that’s why Patna is my #1 spot for starting a Food truck business in Bihar. It can do well in Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Begusarai, Muzaffarpur as well but the best place to start a food truck business in Bihar is Patna (my opinion).

What do you need to start food truck business in Patna?

To start a food truck business in Patna, or anywhere in Bihar/India, you need the following:

  • Buy a commercial vehicle
  • Buy necessary kitchen equipments
  • Obtain necessary licenses
  • Hire the cook(s) and operational manpower
  • Decide on location(s)
  • Decide on your food offerings, marketing strategies, etcetera.

Random tips for starting food truck business in Patna

This is one of the best business ideas in Patna. But it can be cost intensive if not pursued in a lean way.

  • While you can buy a ready-made food truck, I would recommend purchasing a used vehicle to cut initial investment costs.
  • And on top of that in the starting days, I would prefer buying a small truck instead of heavy weight large trucks. Small trucks are easy to park, and commute. Besides, in some states or union territories of India, Large trucks are not allowed to roam around until 9PM in the night. So, go for smaller trucks. Tata Yodha, Tata Ace Gold are good choices for starting a food truck business. You would need to modify these trucks to be your mobile kitchen.

Any License requirements for starting a food truck?

You need to obtain certain licenses too, like-

  • Fire safety,
  • NOC from ROC, municipal corporation,
  • FSSAI license, etcetera.

To buy kitchen equipment, you would need a budget of around 5L or more. You would need to invest money in inverters, refrigerator, exhaust, tables, Juicer, Microwave, Dress for food truck employees, etcetera. Again, choose a location in Patna which has a little room for parking your food truck in a locality with high student or couple footfalls.

These modern businesses usually perform well in areas with young audience/traffic. Adhering to all these points and your personal intelligence will ensure that your food truck business ideas wheels are always moving smoothly.

19. Food Exports Business ideas for Patna

food exports business ideas for Patna, Bihar

food exports business

Patna has long been the export centre for agricultural products from Bihar. And agricultural export business ideas in Patna is really worth your attention. 

Grain, Sesame, Litchi, Basmati & Katarni Rice, Sugarcane are some of the most popular export items from Patna. But not all of these are exported a s raw products from farms. Some are processed to match the export quality and some are processed to make new products and then get exported.

Bihar’s food export report-card

Bihar under the leadership of Nitish Kumar has seen a 800 times growth of Agricultural exports in the past 15 years.  But this is not the top yet. There is a lot of export growth potential in the state. And that’s why the present agricultural minister is very keen on bringing new policies to further grow the agricultural export market in Bihar.

Food & exports business ideas in Patna, Bihar can be very profitable if operated from a agriculture focused districts which has affordable labor crowd as well. By the way, do checkout our curated list of Food business ideas.

20. Start A Marriage Bureau In Patna, Bihar

Marriage bureau business ideas in Bihar, Patna

Marriage bureau business

This is a gem-idea. Yes. It is one of my favorite business ideas for Patna in 2023.

Reminds me of Yash Raj’s Band Baja Barat movie too. And the acting of Ranveer Singh. Sad that with every passing movie he got commercialized, and we lost a good actor to masala scripts.

Is it good to start marriage bureau in a modern Bihar?

Marriage is a business in this part of the world i.e., in Patna and throughout Bihar. Surprising that even 21st century youths in Bihar are tolerating the marriage dowry tradition. But mostly people do it out of peer pressure and show-off mentality.

And I feel police won’t be able to make society criminal free, but schools and proper education can. But – any amount of social messaging or education won’t stop this dowry culture unless it becomes a strictly implemented criminal law.

In this dark world, there is a ray of hope in starting a marriage bureau business in Patna or any part of Bihar. I feel, this too is one of the profitable business ideas for Patna because people are more advanced and open to change in Patna compared to rest of Bihar. The hope is that if more marriage bureaus pop-up and they collectively promote no-dowry culture, then maybe more people will start embracing no-dowry marriages.

Who would suit for marriage related business ideas in Patna?

To start a marriage bureau business in Patna, you need to be really good at networking, communicating, and you need to be sweet as well, especially when you talk with someone. 

In the starting days, you can tie up with marriage convention halls located in Patna’s central areas like Kankarbagh, Gandhi Maidan, Frazer road, Boring canal road, and also in exterior or neighbouring areas like Danapur, Phulwari, Patna Sahib, Rajendra Nagar, Mahendru.

21. Digital Marketing Services Business Ideas In Patna

Digital marketing business ideas in Bihar

Digital marketing business

I’ve avoided mentioning any online business ideas for Patna, because I’ve already published a comprehensive dedicated online business ideas post for that. And online businesses are mostly location agnostic, so for brevity we have not repeated those opportunities here. But some of these online businesses could be location dependent as well or at least location can play a role in getting clients. Digital marketing business ideas fall under this category. And so, though we mentioned this in our business ideas in Bihar insight, still I’m repeating it here.

Why marketing business ideas in Patna could be magical and evergreen?

Small or big, Bhagalpur or Patna, online or offline, local or global, every company needs marketing!

Some companies rely on organic marketing channels like word of mouth, blog publishing. And some rely on inorganic or paid marketing channels like influencer collaboration, Google, Facebook Ads, Youtube ads, or Instagram social media ads. Some get positive traction by investing in offline events, newspaper ads, TV ads, Radio ads, etcetera. But ultimately, every company needs marketing. Forms and channels may vary, but marketing is quintessential for a business to scale.

Why should you pursue digital marketing business ideas in Patna in 2023?

In 2022, digital marketing will be the most prominent and effective form of marketing for most businesses. And unlike  traditional branding and marketing organisations, new digital marketing mediums are not limited to a geographical region or audience set. Digital marketing is highly scalable, and you can granularly target people across the globe, anywhere, anytime.

Sounds great? Right? But that is where the trick is. Because digital marketing is global now, there are only a few talented marketers out there who could strategically help your company grow with highly effective digital campaigns.

Who would succeed in Digital Marketing business?

So, how do you ensure that you are one of that limited talent in supply? Simple. Read more on digital marketing, and your niche industry. Be a master in your niche industry and then once you are the established wizard in your chosen domain, scale into other industry verticals.

How to approach digital marketing business in Patna?

Starting a digital marketing company in Patna could be really profitable as there is not much local competition as of now. And usually businesses prefer to work with partners who understand them, speak their language, and understand their business as well.

You as a digital marketing services company in Patna can target schools, hotels, lawyers, real-estate, retail, automobiles, and politicians as well to become your clients.

For more marketing related opportunities in Patna, hop on to our blog on awesome marketing business ideas.

22. Maid services consultancy business idea in Patna, Bihar

Maid services business ideas in Bihar

Maid services business

Where there is a problem, there is a business opportunity. Agree? Yes? Cool. Domestic helpers availability is a problem in Patna and remote parts of Bihar. And the solution for it is our last item in the list of business ideas in Patna 2023

Shortage of domestic helpers in Patna

In Patna, there are a lot of families, and bachelors who have recently shifted to the city from their respective villages/remote districts. They are accustomed to having 3-4 helpers around them in their villages and barely take care of their day to day work like room cleaning, utensil cleaning, grocery shopping, pet care, etcetera. And when they shifted to Patna, let’s assume 10 years back, they brought a 15-16 years old  female/male from their village to work as a house-helper. But now those kids have grown up and are getting married. And so, they no longer can afford to be a domestic help. They switch to become construction labour, or drive e-rickshaws, etcetera. This is creating a big shortage of domestic helpers in Patna, Bihar.

Maid services business ideas in Patna

And this is where you can step-in to help the residents of Patna. Start a maid hiring agency based out of Patna. Maybe you can start maid training business too, and help the Patnaites find the right maid for their household care works at affordable prices. One maid can usually take care of 3-4, or more 2 bhk flats if they are located in the same building or at-least in a close proximity to each other.

Your business model can be to take commission from those who need a maid, and in-turn you get them the talent and function as a guarantor that the maid is skilled and ethical in her approach.

Is this a good business for next five or ten years?

This business of availing domestic help will be highly successful as the population of Patna further saturates. The influx of people in Patna is on an increase, though there are other cities like Gaya, Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Begusarai which are growing quite fast.

When starting a business, always start in a domain where you can scale fast or start in your expertise area. Starting a business in the trending domain is also a good idea as everyone is a novice, so all entrepreneurs would be on the same boat. I will recommend checking out some really good future business ideas that I have shared keeping in view their future value.

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 2023

Let’s get started.

Top 5 Education Business Ideas in Bhagalpur, 2023

Discover below the list of profitable business ideas in Bhagalpur in 2023. Let’s start with education business Ideas in Bhagalpur that you can start in 2023. 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

23. 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.

24. 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.

25. 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.

Off-topic opinion

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.

Free advice guys disappear when you need even the slightest of support in your life.

Codepoet NA hustler at heart

26. Computer training center business idea for Bhagalpur in 2023

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

27. Government exam preparation coaching business in 2023 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 2023

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, 2023:

28. 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

Here are some more electronics business ideas for 2023. If you are looking for more retail business ideas, do read this article.

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.

29. 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.

30. 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 “2023 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 2023 -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 2023 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

31. 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 2023.

32. eRickshaw showroom business for Bhagalpur in 2023

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

33. Textile sourcing & manufacturing business from Bhagalpur, India

Because Bhagalpur is hub of Textile manufacturing, you can start a textile sourcing business from Bhagalpur in 2023. 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.

34. 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 2023.

35. Electronic repairing service center business in Bhagalpur in 2023

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.

Awkward-Experience: 

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 2023. Read those ideas as well.

36. 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.

37. Logistic services business in Bhagalpur for 2023

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.

Where to go to find the online business ideas in Bihar 2023 list?

Like few other pages on GrowthRomeo, for brevity, I’ve not discussed here the online startup ideas that you can start in here.

We already have a dedicated article on online business ideas, and unique business ideas where we discuss opportunities specific to e-commerce, finance, lifestyle, education, and healthcare. Also, do share with your family and close friends as well.

Hah! Let’s get back to the topic of this article i.e., the opportunities that would suit the soil and air of Bihar. If you’re not from Bihar, brief intro could be that ‘Bihar is the land of Ashoka, Sita, Aryabhatta, and Buddha’.

Why you must start a business in Bihar?

You should pursue the listed business ideas in Bihar because it is a state in India with 10 crore customers. Yes. Bihar is big-

  • As per the last census in India, Bihar was the third most populous state in India i.e., you have a huge client-base.
  • Bihar’s population is 10 Crores+ i.e., 1/3rd of the US population. And the per-capita income is gradually increasing i.e., more expenditure power.
  • Last year, while we combated the pandemic and economic turbulence, Bihar’s growth was twice the national average.

Commendable enough to convince you to launch a new startup in Bihar?

Now, with digital penetration, Bihar citizens need to further bolster their growth rate. The state needs to catch up with the development and digital transition that the nation is going through. And so, by relying on our agricultural strengths we have curated a list of business ideas for Bihar to modernize it’s industrial landscape.

You’ll also find a few business ideas in Bihar from the Agricultural, Leather, Brewery, Textile, Digital, and Education sectors.

Is Patna, Bihar good to start a business in 2023?

In Bihar’s political fabric, the Nitish government as of 2023 is trying hard to bring in more industrial investment and create jobs for the youth of the state. Team Tejaswi is also a rising force in Bihar, and even if he comes into power, he will be under extreme pressure to accelerate Bihar’s growth.

So, you should be assured that there will be government schemes to boost business in Bihar in the long term to reignite Bihar’s industrial dreams. Bihar’s growth took a backseat after Jharkhand was cut out of it. And maybe, that’s why it becomes even more important you pursue business ideas in Patna, Bihar to accelerate growth in the region.

What sort of businesses are suited for Patna, Bihar?

Tourism businesses, Educational sector organisations, Agriculture focused enterprises, Textile factories, Real-estate companies, and Green Energy focused businesses ideas in Patna, Bihar have good scope in the next 10-20 years i.e., 2022 to 2042. And from an economic point of view, 2040-2050 will be a period of high growth for Bihar. So, whatever you business ideas in Patna you decide to start, do clarify your goals, and then go with a rock-solid mindset/intent. See the longer picture. With hard work and God’s grace we shall definitely succeed in our business ventures.

What sort of business ideas in Patna you’re looking to start in 2023?

Maybe, you are looking to launch sanitary pads manufacturing business ideas in PatnaOr, a computer skills training business in PatnaOk, how about you open a fast food outlet in PatnaPatna is the economic centre, and the largest city in Bihar with a population of 2.35 millions i.e., 23 lakh people. It’s home to thousands of small and medium scale businesses as well. 

With so many businesses already out there, it’s highly critical to first analyze

  • the scope of a business ideas in Patna,
  • feasibility of your ideas,
  • market size of the business ideas in Patna,
  • product-market fit research
  • market saturation,

..then after proper idea validation, startup a new business in Patna. And that’s what this business ideas in Patna 2023 collection is all about i.e., to help you identify opportunities worth pursuing in Patna, Bihar. 

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.

That’s not all the business ideas in Bihar… 

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Explore new business opportunities to try in 2023 on GrowthRomeo, and find out ways to market your business, and scale it to greater heights. With the right people, and the right resources – you’ll write a success story worth remembering. 

I strived hard to find out these business ideas in Bihar, to help you unlock prosperity, growth, and happiness in life. And I love it when you share your story with us. So, do drop in messages / emails / whatsapp / comments if you have any favorite among the above or if you have launched a new business in Bihar. Do share this list with your family and friends.

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FAQs

What type of industry can be set up in Bihar?

Bihar is brilliant place to start any of the following businesses:

  • Agriculture related businesses
  • Healthcare focused services
  • Educational startup
  • IT services
  • Textiles
  • Aquaculture
  • Hotels & restaurant

Which startup is best in Bihar?

If you’re launching a startup in Bihar, it will be great if you could cater to:

  • Agricultural economy
  • Educational market
  • Textile industry
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Women upliftment
  • Import/Export services

Which business is profitable in Bihar?

Coaching business is undoubtedly one of the most profitable in Bihar. Also, the below small business ideas for Bihar could be highly profitable:

  • Tea adda chain
  • Fast food restaurant chain
  • Online education
  • Fast fashion textile business
  • IT consultancy
  • Home interiors
  • Job training & consultancy
  • Marriage bureau
  • computer repair services

Find more business ideas in this collection of business ideas for Bihar.

How many startups are there in Bihar?

There are no official numbers for how many startups are there in Bihar, but on a rough estimate basis there are more than 200 startups in the incubation centers of Bihar under several colleges and premier institutes. And approx 200 more are working on their own without any investor or mentor support. There might not be lot of startups from Biharis from Bihar, but Bihar entrepreneurs have made it big on national level with startups like TaxiForSure, Alkem, TVF, etcetera.

Which business is profitable in Patna?

Patna is one of the top localities to startup a business in Bihar. The top profitable small business ideas that you can start in Patna includes:

  • Saree store
  • Govt. exams coaching business
  • Tourism focused startups
  • Textile & fashion apparels export
  • FMCG & food processing units
  • GreenTech startups
  • EdTech startups
  • AgriTech startups

Find more business ideas on GrowthRomeo.

What business can you start in Patna?

In 2022, I would recommend you to start following businesses in Patna:

  • Textile & home fashions export
  • Pet care businesses in Patna
  • Real-estate consultancy business
  • IT services
  • Digital marketing agency
  • Govt. Exam coaching business
  • IIT/AIIMS/CAT/CLAT training institute
  • Makhana exports
  • Bihar tourism agency
  • Logistics services

There could be multiple other opportunities for you to start in Patna. Of course, you can always explore GrowthRomeo to find good business ideas for Patna.

Is Patna good for business?

As discussed at the start of this business insight, Patna is definitely a good place to start a business. It helps if you are a localite. It could be a challenge if you’re an outsider (not from Bihar) and want to execute your plans in Bihar. Because it could be tough to crack into the mindset and lifestyle of people of Bihar. It’s very unique. A decade ago, world bank quoted Patna as the second best place to startup in India. Delhi was first.

How to open a coaching center in Patna?

You can incorporate a coaching institute in Patna just like how you would incorporate any other general business-

  • Register for sole proprietorship or a Pvt Ltd firm.
  • Get shops and establishment license
  • Obtain trade license
  • Open a current account
  • Get you GST & and other taxation paperwork done.

It’s good to engage a company registration and taxation consultant. This gives you more time to execute your business expansion plans. Feel free to reach out to our team for help.

Which are the best business ideas to start in Bhagalpur?

For Bhagalpur, I would recommend starting a business in any of these three domains:

  • real-estate
  • education
  • textiles

Also, find 15 more business ideas in this insight on business ideas for Bhagalpur.

Is Bhagalpur good to start a business?

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.

Why is Bhagalpur famous?

Bhagalpur is famous for several reasons:

  • Gangetic dolphins
  • Silk city of Bihar
  • Good education & healthcare economy
  • Jardalu mangoes
Nishant Choudhary
  

Nishant is a content marketing consultant for startups & SMEs. He writes about MarTech & business growth. Also an avid book reader, skater, pyjama lover, and traveller.

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