We are now in the second half of 2022; soon the year will be over. 6 months is quite a long time if you use it wisely. So much can happen in 182.5 days or less. One goal you can pursue in these last 6 months is starting a business. Businesses do vary in nature as some are short-term, medium-term, or long-term. Let us suppose you want to start a business within these 6 months. Not just starting it but successfully getting it off the ground and becoming successful within that period. There are business ideas you can consider if that is what you are aiming at. Let me share with you business ideas you can start and grow in 6 months or less.

Vegetable Production

There are several early maturing vegetables. For example, there are vegetables such as cauliflower or lettuce that can reach maturity in roughly 45 days. Broadly, numerous vegetables can reach maturity within less than 6 months. Most of them can even be cultivated twice within that period. Vegetables are generally sought after which makes it easy to sell them. Production costs are usually low or manageable thus making the profit margins quite good. Even with just basic know-how, anyone can successfully grow vegetables for sale.

Commodities Trading

Commodities here refer to several possible things. It can be fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) or it can be agricultural produce. It can span to things like precious metals (or minerals) too. Things such as petroleum or energy fall under this category as well. All of these commodities are important to all of us. They make up integral parts of daily lives. That is why investing in manufacturing, transporting, or selling them is extremely profitable. You can start trading in all of these things in less than 6 months.

Poultry Production

This is a common one and is widely practised by many Zimbabweans. The most common focus is chickens though of course poultry includes more than just chickens. Easy niches to settle for are broiler chickens production, roadrunner chickens production, or layer chickens production. There are so many options on how you can start rolling out your own business in this field. The demand for products is always there and the turnaround periods are short. By the end of 6 months, you would have brought in some considerable revenue.


Exam seasons are now a typical all-year-round norm. Students across all levels mostly need extra help to better learn and assimilate the necessary knowledge. That is why tutoring has become almost a norm over the past couple of years. The mainstream school system has not been delivering good value due to several reasons e.g. poor remuneration. That is why most teachers or lecturers are resorting to offering tutoring to boost their incomes. You do not even need to be a formal teacher or lecturer to become a tutor. If you have solid expertise in any field of interest that appeals to a huge market, you can become a tutor. Right now exam season for high schools is fast approaching, now is the time to start tapping into the demand for tutors.

Selected Retail Goods

This one depends on what you can observe and take note of. If you check closely you will notice there are several selected retail goods you can sell. Some examples are clothing, consumer electronics, cosmetics, and so on. These are things you can source today and start selling immediately. The whole idea is to identify what sells, source cheaply (but not compromising on quality), and sell at competitive prices. There is intense competition in this line of business but you can always figure out how to outdo your competitors.

Multimedia Services

This is a large field with so many possible focuses. We are talking about things like photography and videography. We are also looking at things like graphic design, on-demand multimedia design and printing services, web design, and many other related areas. Especially given the indispensable importance of content creation these days, there is lots of money in this line of business. 6 months is more than enough to start and become established.

Mobile Fast Foods

You can start any fast food business and get running within 6 months. However, I feel there is untapped potential in mobile fast foods. This is something I am yet to see becoming the mainstream in Zimbabwe. I would recommend exploring the mobile food truck approach. Recently I came across a company in Harare that makes mobile food trucks. I was amazed at how affordable they are – starting from US$1950. These are mobile food trucks with all the relevant fittings to do fast food anywhere. I believe people should try out mobile fast foods; it takes way less than 6 months to become a formidable brand.

These are 7 businesses I have selected that I know you can start now and be well-established before the year ends. It is not too late to start that business you have been wishing to start in 2022. Right now is the perfect time to start working on setting it up.