7 Business Fields to get into in 2018

7 Business Fields to get into in 2018

As a business type, small businesses have never been more popular! With startups sprouting all around the world, the climate is just perfect for you to give your own idea a go. If your dream is being a business owner but you don't quite know which branch of business to opt for, we hope that this article will give you a rough insight into the most popular small business ideas to get into in 2018.

Seasonal Business

Seasonal business

The main upshot of running a seasonal business is also its downside. While enjoying a laid-back lifestyle for the better part of a business year is cool, a couple of months worth of effort can really give you a run for the money. Of course, if you are looking for a part-time gig, seasonal businesses are among the best ways you can dip your toe into business ownership without making it a full-time job, unlike most businesses, no matter how big or small. Think in terms of lawn care, chimney sweep, Halloween retail, tour guide, tutorship, etc.

Technology Business

Technology business

If you are tech-savvy, you are probably into technology. There is no better profession for a tech geek than starting a tech-related business. Naturally, the technology field is vast and engaging enough for you to branch out from anything tech-related to anything else that just barely relates to the field. Everything from computer repair and maintenance and computer training, to blog consulting, internet research, IT support, social media consulting, video production, web design and design in general meets the cut!

Pet-related Business

If you are a proud pet owner (the more the merrier) and are looking to start a startup, you'd probably love to be surrounded by an awesome variety of animals and keep them healthy, happy and safe. Being one yourself, you're probably well aware of how dedicated pet owners tend to be to their pets, which means that there is already a tremendous potential that your future business will achieve success. Everything that caters to animal lovers goes - pet sitting, pet boarding, daycare, training, pet matching and finding, grooming, dog walking, pet food, pet restaurant, bathing, even pet massage therapy.

Green Business

Green business

People are starting to get increasingly aware of the damage we've done to our mother Earth, meaning that everyone is way more engaged in keeping our environment healthy, safe and green. Nowadays, everyone is looking to contribute to the cause, and no matter how quickly the green businesses are sprouting, there seems to be no limit here, at least not for now. From organic products to green cleaning and composting, there seem to be hundreds of green ideas available on the current small-business market.

Food Business

Food business

Starting a food business can be very daunting and challenging. In fact, the vast majority of food businesses tend to fail within the first year of operating. However, if you are considering getting into food business, you are probably passionate enough to give it a go, no matter how painful and exhausting the process might be.

In order to make your own life easier, try thinking in broader terms; sure, a typical restaurant is always a viable option, but explore other possibilities, such as a food truck business, or a niche restaurant/takeout. Do your research, cover all the necessary legalities (there are a lot of these) and make sure that you've obtained all the right equipment, from pots and pans, to a versatile heat exchanger system.

Economy-proof Business

Economy-proof business

Let's face it, the majority of business ideas are highly dependent on the economic climate; if people don't have enough money, your budget is likely to be tight. Service-based businesses, like house cleaning and health clubs, are generally impervious to a particular condition of the market, and so is auto maintenance, laundry service, vending machines, bookkeeping and accounting, content writing, childcare, etc. With recession proof business, you're catering to public needs that are the last to be cut from a household budget.

Gaming Business

Gaming business

The gaming industry has never been more lucrative than in its current state. From software engineering and development, to beta testing and gaming competitions, this field is growing substantially with each coming year, meaning that it has slowly turned into something we never thought would be possible: a viable career choice! If you are a skilled or passionate gamer, what better job is there for you than the gaming business? Regardless if you want to create games, play games or test games, there is a field your company can specialize in.

Hopefully, these seven small business ideas will help you come up with your own - something that will turn you into a satisfied and professional entrepreneur. From seasonal businesses, technology and pets, to green, food, gaming-related and economy-proof businesses, the ideas are numerous, and the choices vast.

Guest Author

Diana Smith

Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls interested in topics related to marketing and the latest business technologies. In her free time she enjoys exercising and preparing healthy meals for her family.