by Blake Herzog
With more people rethinking their work lives and priorities than ever before, entrepreneurialism could be huge this year as more “dreamers” become “doers.”
Launching a new business is never a cakewalk, especially when there might be even more competition than usual exactly because of this trend.
Below, you can check out six industries being cited across the world of commerce as the most promising fields for new businesses to gain a foothold over the next 12 months:
With so many people striking out on their own, a lot of them will be choosing the freelance path over the entrepreneurial one. Plus, many who hang up their own shingle will need affordable services to help get themselves established, whether it’s accounting, social media, production, or something else. Start using your own network to find out who’s striking out on their own and what they need to succeed.
Consumers are more aware than ever of the carbon footprint of their shopping and transportation choices and are looking for locally produced alternatives when possible, as well as products with reduced or recycled packaging. Here in the desert, there’s high demand for energy and water-efficient products, as well as for solar panel installation and maintenance. Other consultants help families and businesses sift through all their purportedly “green” choices.
Event planning — in-person and virtual
Nowadays being able to gather in person is a big deal, both as a cause for celebration and for meeting the safety protocols that may be required, expected, or preferred in a given situation. Most virtual events have room to improve through more reliable technology, more engaging content, or any number of other factors. Anybody with a knack for planning and marshaling the resources needed for a successful event in either format can expect to stay busy!
The fitness and wellness sector is expected to see continued strength as people look for effective alternatives to the monotony and health concerns that come with indoor gyms. Fitness apps will continue to be popular, and you don’t have to be connected to a major company to create one of your own. Services for less workout-centered activities such as team sports, climbing, hiking, and dancing also could see major growth this year.
This has been a hot sector for several years and no one is predicting a slowdown. As pet ownership has become even more popular over the last couple of years, so has the need for groomers, walkers, trainers, pet sitters, doggy daycares, and other super-fun businesses for animal lovers! You can also plug into the sustainability trend by creating eco-friendly pet waste services or making toys from recycled and upcycled materials.
This is an easy business to get into as long as you enjoy cleaning (or at least know a few people who do). The overhead is low and it’s straightforward work, so all you really need is a phone number, credit card processor, and a little bit of creative marketing. Again, advertising the use of “green” products can help you get your foot in the door.