For many entrepreneurs, starting a business means sitting at a desk. The services industry is booming, and more and more companies have grown to reflect this, resulting in a very similar working pattern: arrive at desk, stay at that desk for eight hours (with maybe a couple of breaks), and then go home. 

However, many entrepreneurs simply do not want to work in this way. They want to free themselves from the desk and embrace a way of working that ensures the scenery changes every single day, making work a little more interesting and varied. If you feel the same, then here are five business ideas you might want to consider… 

Tour guiding 

If you live in an area that is popular with tourists – or are willing to move to such an area in order to start your business – then tour guiding could be a great choice. You will be able to spend much of your work time away from an office, and while the sites you visit might not change, each different group of customers will bring something unique to every single tour you lead.


If you’d like to start a business where the scenery literally changes every day, then starting a haulage business and seeking in house semi truck financing to get you on the road is the perfect solution. You’ll be able to travel – potentially across the country if you prefer – and can spend the time you’re not driving exploring exciting new locations close to your chosen route and visiting villages and towns you might never have otherwise encountered. 


If you’re a dab hand in the kitchen and would rather spend your working time in front of a hot stove rather than a desk, then life as a catering company owner could be beckoning. While you’ll work in the same environment most of the time, the tasks you will face will provide almost infinite variety – one week you could be catering a small luncheon, and the next an elegant evening meal. 


Yes, due in no small part to the influence of Marie Kondo on modern culture, organizing other people’s homes is now a viable business opportunity. If you decide to become a professional organizer, your work location will change every few days, as you visit different properties – all of which will have their own quirks, and individual owners’ needs, to address.

Personal training 

It is difficult to find a starker contrast to life behind a desk than personal training. One involves sitting in the same place every day, working out your fingers and wrists as you type but not much else. The other is a far more active pursuit, helping your clients to reach their goals, day-in and day-out. You can even choose to base your training sessions at different gyms in your area, helping to guarantee that each day will be different to the last.

In conclusion

Modern businesses have become more desk-based than ever before, but there are entrepreneurial options – such as those discussed above – that can allow you to break free and enjoy a very different style of working. 

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