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29 Best Startups Helping Boost and Innovate in the Local Business Space

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This article showcases Welp Magazine’s top picks for the best ‘Local Business’ startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating in the Local Business industry, but are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.

We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Welp Magazine hosts a yearly startup award honouring the most outstanding entrepreneurs and high-growth businesses in the world. If you want to enter your startup to be in the running for the top startup of 2021 or learn more about our competition click here.


1. Tokn

The idea behind this startup: Community Powered Local Commerce

Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Industries: Communities, Internet, Local Business, Mobile Apps, Small and Medium Businesses, Software

Founders: Qamar Siddiquie, Raghav Soni

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2. TruLocal

The idea behind this startup: e-commerce marketplace

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Consumer Goods, E-Commerce, Local Business, Marketplace, Retail

Founders: Unknown

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3. MauCariApa.com

The idea behind this startup: MauCariApa.com is a listing site that help you find places (e.g. hotel, cafe) easily in various cities in Indonesia.

Headquarters: Bandung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Industries: Information Services, Internet, Local Business, Tourism, Travel

Founders: Unknown

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4. BusinessCobra

The idea behind this startup: A Blog dedicated to high quality Business related topics

Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Industries: Business Development, Business Intelligence, Local Business, Small and Medium Businesses

Founders: Ha Na.

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5. Sumo

The idea behind this startup: Sumo is a lifestyle super app which provides in-store payment, movie tickets and restaurant booking

Headquarters: Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya

Industries: Consumer Reviews, Internet, Leisure, Local Business, Ticketing

Founders: Tav Denkey Jr

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6. Near Country Provisions

The idea behind this startup: A new way to source healthy, ethical meat from local farmers – delivered to the doorstep of households in the Mid-Atlantic region

Headquarters: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Industries: AgTech, E-Commerce, Farming, Food and Beverage, Food Delivery, Local Business, Local Shopping, Subscription Service, Sustainability

Founders: Adam Gerson

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7. Loqualist

The idea behind this startup: Loqualist est une plateforme SAAS qui contribue à la digitalisation des Achats en entreprise.

Headquarters: Toulon, Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur, France

Industries: Business Intelligence, E-Commerce, Group Buying, Information Technology, Internet, Local Business, Small and Medium Businesses, Software

Founders: Damien Motte

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8. Nearal

The idea behind this startup: Nearal is a mobile app for local professional networking.

Headquarters: San Jose, California, United States

Industries: Human Resources, Local, Local Business, Professional Networking, Social Network

Founders: Tingbin Tang

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9. Loving Local

The idea behind this startup: Loving Local is a customer loyalty and marketing platform for local businesses and the communities they serve.

Headquarters: Munich, Bayern, Germany

Industries: Advertising, Internet, Local Advertising, Local Business, Loyalty Programs, Marketing Automation, Social Media Marketing

Founders: Unknown

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10. HomeStow

The idea behind this startup: Platform for homeowners

Headquarters: Denver, Colorado, United States

Industries: Home Services, Local, Local Business, Professional Services

Founders: Unknown

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11. Nearest Shop Online

The idea behind this startup: Nearest Shop Online is an open & free marketplace to bring local shops & services online at 0% comission

Headquarters: Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

Industries: E-Commerce, Local, Local Business, Mobile Apps, Professional Services, Web Development

Founders: Unknown

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12. Brave Exhibits

The idea behind this startup: Trade show displays and exhibits in Denver Co.

Headquarters: Denver, Colorado, United States

Industries: Brand Marketing, Event Management, Local Business, Trade Shows

Founders: Philip Foust

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13. BusynessProfile

The idea behind this startup: Best Business Directory Listing Submission Site is BusynessProfile to start building visibility in Google SERP in your local community.

Headquarters: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Industries: Advertising, Local Business

Founders: Rakesh Reddy

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14. EnquiryMart

The idea behind this startup: EnquiryMart is one of the leading online platforms of trusted and verified packers and movers in India.

Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Industries: Local Business, Location Based Services, Logistics, Transportation

Founders: Unknown

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15. Ostratto

The idea behind this startup: Ostratto is a forward thinking business IT company that makes work, less work.

Headquarters: Bristol, Bristol, City of, United Kingdom

Industries: Business Information Systems, Business Intelligence, Consulting, Internet, IT Management, Local Business, Mobile, Small and Medium Businesses, Software

Founders: Unknown

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16. Fyllan

The idea behind this startup: Time commerce

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Consumer, Local Business, Restaurants

Founders: Unknown

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17. SEO Realtor Hub

The idea behind this startup: SEO Realtor Hub is an only of its kind the world’s first SEO service provider to Real Estate agency websites.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Digital Marketing, Information Technology, Local Business, Marketing, SEO

Founders: Unknown

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18. Infocontact

The idea behind this startup: Find businesses and professionals in Morocco using the local directory. Opening hours, reviews, recommendations, events and more.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Local Business

Founders: Unknown

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19. Premier Movement Studio

The idea behind this startup: Dance Studios in Saint Johns, FL

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Local Business

Founders: Unknown

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20. Bottom Dogs

The idea behind this startup: Bottom Dogs provides social media management services for small businesses.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Local Business, Social Media Management, Social Media Marketing

Founders: Unknown

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21. Frisco Yard Cards

The idea behind this startup: Offers franchise opportunities for custom yard signs in this hot growing industry.

Headquarters: Frisco, Texas, United States

Industries: Local Business, Location Based Services

Founders: Unknown

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22. Virtual Desk

The idea behind this startup: Virtual Assistant & Business Coach

Headquarters: St Louis, Missouri, United States

Industries: Business Development, Consulting, Local Business, Small and Medium Businesses, Virtual Assistant

Founders: Unknown

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23. The Local BZ

The idea behind this startup: TheLocalBZ connects companies and businesses with the people who are actively searching the internet for those products and services.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Local, Local Advertising, Local Business

Founders: Unknown

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24. eWaati

The idea behind this startup: eWaati is a startup for digital management of presence and working time.

Headquarters: Bamako, Bamako, Mali

Industries: Local, Local Business

Founders: Unknown

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25. Epoxy Flooring San Diego

The idea behind this startup: Affordable epoxy flooring from the top-rated epoxy company in San Diego, CA

Headquarters: Chula Vista, California, United States

Industries: Local Business

Founders: Unknown

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26. Air & Energy of NWFL

The idea behind this startup: Duct Cleaning

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Local Business

Founders: Unknown

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27. D S D Safety Sales Ltd

The idea behind this startup: Fire Extinguishers in London, ON

Headquarters: London, Ontario, Canada

Industries: Local Business, Public Safety

Founders: Unknown

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28. Argyle Tattoo

The idea behind this startup: Tattoo Shop in Cocoa Beach, FL

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Local Business

Founders: Unknown

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29. A Plus Plumbing and Heating

The idea behind this startup: Pipe Repair in Montgomery, PA

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Local Business

Founders: Unknown

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