If narrowing in on a single, successful business idea for your small town is stressing you out, don’t worry. Once the necessary training and certification (link to -childminder-childcare-provider/overview) is complete, a childcare business will give you the flexibilty of working from home whilst saving the cost childcare and getting to spend more time with your own children.
These companies show us that even if your idea might make a loss in the beginning, a business idea could still be extremely valuable depending on its potential for growth, based on its level of; innovation, uniqueness and its ability to solve a problem.
I’d suggest looking at online business opportunities first – things like setting up a niche website, blog, or building guides and courses to teach other people the skills you have – since you’ll be able to more easily work on something of that nature during the nights and on your day off from work.
The idea is that the software would teach students to write something that people actually want to read, using the analytics to track how many people read the writing and how much time they spend reading it when they don’t have to. Students could then compare their writing with kids in other classes and at other schools, and the best student writing would be featured internally within the community via some Digg-like interface.
You could be a consulting, coach, and so on. It can however as I already mentioned be tricky working as a tutor for a tutoring company and then breaking off to start your own competing tutoring business, so be very acutely aware of the terms in your contracts with the company if you decide to go that route and build up experience while getting paid hourly from them.