If you are ready to start a business and hate the idea of being tied to one location, a mobile business may be the perfect fit for you.

What is a mobile business? A mobile business is exactly what it sounds like—a business that allows you to hit the road, traveling to different locations to provide your products and services to your customers. Mobile business owners are able to transport all of the necessary tools and equipment in their vehicles, and provide their services to customers at their homes, other locations, or right out of their vehicles (think food trucks). One of the best parts of starting a mobile business is that the startup costs are generally low, providing a quicker path to profitability.

If this sounds interesting to you, here are 16 mobile businesses you can explore further.

 Pet Grooming

pet grooming

If you have experience with pet grooming, all you really need to start a mobile pet grooming business is your equipment and at the ability to travel to your customers’ homes, bringing the grooming salon right to them. This is an especially valuable service for pet owners who are tight on time or those with pets who spook easily.

 Niche Food Truck

food truck

You have probably seen food trucks for just about every type of food, but the most successful trucks have a specific food niche they cater to. Perhaps it is a type of food (sandwiches, pretzels, or breakfast) or perhaps it’s the ethnicity of the food (Mexican, Italian, or Chinese) or it could even be specialty food (vegetarian, desserts, or organic).

 Party Transportation

party bus

A party bus simply transports partygoers from one location to another. It could be taking guests at a wedding from the ceremony to the reception, bringing birthday party guests to a special game or concert, trekking high schoolers around after their prom, or even ensuring designated drivers for bachelor and bachelorette parties.



If you have experience in a certain subject area and love teaching others, a mobile business as a private tutor may be for you. Not only is this a mobile business idea, but this also makes a great part-time business because you can control how much you work and when you are available. If you are tutoring children, after-school hours and evenings are more ​popular, making it a perfect part-time fit.

 Auto Detailing

auto detailing

A mobile auto detailing business allows you to bring the equipment right to your customers’ cars, washing and cleaning their vehicles while they are at work, watching their son’s football game, or doing something else that requires their attention. This is a huge time-saver for busy people, often making it an easy sell.

 Personal Trainer

personal trainer

A mobile or in-home personal training business brings the fitness gear and workout plan right to your clients, wherever they are. If you are already certified as a personal trainer, startup costs are very low and profits can be high, especially since you won’t need to give a portion to a gym for use of their space.

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