2014 Best Business Ideas
2014 is going to be a great year for new entrepreneurs. There are more opportunities out there than ever, and new technology, and even the increasing willingness for investors to help finance smaller business ventures, is making it easier for new ideas to turn into full-fledged profit creating businesses faster than ever before. But what type of business should you start if you are just getting warmed up with the entrepreneurial scene? The following list of 2014 best business ideas provides examples of business ideas that don’t take years of specialized training or a huge amount of money to start – in other words – perfectly suited to new entrepreneurs who are ready to start a small business and see where it takes them.
Home Care For The Elderly
Both the active-elderly and adult children of elderly parents would benefit from this service. At-home care for seniors does not need to be purely healthcare related (though this is may be the most well-known incarnation of this business type). Many seniors still want to live their own lives but realize that they may need help with day to day activities, such as shopping, meal prep, or tidying up. Adult children may also wish to care for their aging parents at home, but aren’t there all the time to keep them company or ensure that they get help in an emergency situation. This type of homecare is almost like baby sitting (or senior sitting, as it were) and those that can provide quality senior assistants and companions at a reasonable price may find their services highly sought after.
Healthy Option Vending Machines
With the right location, vending machine businesses have seen very good profits. However, with people growing more health conscious, the junk food and soft drink machines just aren’t meeting the needs of hungry, yet choosy, people on the go. A vending machine business that offers healthy options and can set up in high traffic areas, such as offices and schools, has the potential to really make a name for itself, especially since this concept isn’t that well known yet.
Website Design Consultant
If you have an eye for detail, are a perfectionist, and know a little bit about website design, this business idea might be a good one for you. A design consultant would be someone who views the finished website layout and design as a visitor to the site would and offers suggestions on how to improve it and make it more user-friendly and attractive. For example, many websites that cater to the elderly don’t realize that their font size might be a problem for readers with dimming eyesight. The same goes for font colors that might blend with the background. A consultant would pick up on these small but important details and ensure that the site is enjoyable for visitors, which will bring the site more repeat clients or customers.
Daycare or Nanny Service
Finding reliable child care services is a nightmare for many parents. Daycares nowadays are often over packed and understaffed, and depending on a teenaged neighbor to be totally reliable when sitting your kids can be a problem, so there is a real need for more businesses in this area. If operating a home daycare is not an option, you might consider providing a nanny or babysitting service. Actually being a nanny might not bring the profits you are seeking, but being able to provide parents with reliable baby sitters, with background checks, emergency training, and other benefits, can earn you a very loyal customer base.
These are just a few of the business ideas for 2014 that promise to bring in profit, not just this year, but years and years to come. While there is no one-size-fits all business that is perfect for everybody, the ideas mentioned above should give new entrepreneurs inspiration in starting their own unique businesses in the year ahead.