Finding the best businesses to start in 2014 and into the coming decade might seem like a guessing game, even though there seems to be much more clear direction for what consumers really want. And for those looking to be an independent small business without a large staff, you could fall into some very lucrative fields.
Most of the above business opportunities may fall under personalized services where people take the initiative to help or improve something in their lives. And, with health care being one of the leaders in career growth, some of those personalized services fall under the health category.
Health Services for Aging Baby Boomers
Many of the future jobs you’ll see thrive in coming years will probably revolve around Baby Boomers, because they’ll be well into retirement then. That also means health problems as they age and straining the national health care system as a result. Anyone working as a personal health aid for aging baby boomers will probably be in high demand starting next year and far beyond. With a medical degree, you could start a business as an in-home care specialist as families try to prevent sending their aging Baby Boomer parents to a care facility.
Mobile Solutions and Security
Businesses are gravitating more toward mobile technology in marketing to consumers and with use in the office. Security is still a major concern, though, and not all in-house IT teams are able to solve them without turning to consultants.
Being a mobile solution consultant or mobile security expert would be an excellent business idea in 2014. Being a mobile consultant also gives you a chance to work in the field and see what’s going on in the real world, giving you a leg up on any competition from in-house IT teams.
Social Media Expert or Consultant
Some sites predict demand for this career in the coming year, despite the seeming notion everybody is on social media. You’ll find a number of businesses, however, that have yet to delve into social media to use for marketing purposes. Anyone with a degree or certification in digital marketing and SEO can become a personal service to these businesses in helping them transition to places like Twitter, Facebook or even Instagram. Having additional media knowledge to employ on social media (like video production) will likely keep you in demand for a long time.
Part of the above can be incorporated into the earlier-mentioned mobile consultant business. That’s because marketing on social media is becoming a popular action done on mobile devices.
Green Business Consultants
Going green in a business isn’t just a fad any more and likely is here to stay thanks to more awareness of environmental realities. Some sites say a perfect business opportunity in 2014 is a green business consultant. Businesses that attempt to go green sometimes need consultants to come in and help them through the myriad steps after adhering to a different pattern for years. A person who’s worked in environmental fields and in analyzing business structures could find a lucrative opportunity here.
This can also apply to starting a green technology business where growth is quietly increasing all the time.
While the above jobs only show a sample of what’s possible in business next year and beyond, thinking independently is going to help the independent business economy. In a very connected world, easier networking and marketing gives more opportunity for those businesses to thrive.