Great ideas for 2017
Real-Life Success Story: Kathryn Elise
Women's health platform
Box subscription services
Find a unique product category that's still untapped by the box subscription industry, or find a way to put a new spin on an existing service, and you could have a lucrative business on your hands. Keep it as inexpensive as possible — according to LearnVest, offering cheaper products will help you stand out from the competition.
Real-Life Success Story: FatFitFun Box
Health clubs for millennials
Real-Life Success Story: ROAM Fitness
Real-Life Success Story: Tozzle
Real-Life Success Story: Flexera Software Services
Health care consulting
Real-Life Success Story: Advisory Board
Real-Life Success Story: Korilla
Real-Life Success Story: Sonia Roselli
According to Jamie Turner, founder of The 60-Second Marketer, there will be an ongoing need for mobile assistance based on the increasing number of consumers with smartphones.
"If you're in business, it's your job to be where your prospects are. Your prospects are in mobile right now," Turner said.
Real-Life Success Story: Kony
Real-Life Success Story: ALTA Language Services
Real-Life Success Story: STERLINGS Mobile
Healthy vending machines
More and more health-conscious and time-strapped Americans are looking for quick food on the go that is healthier than the soda and chips you usually find in vending machines. This has spawned a whole new industry of wellness-oriented, specialized vending companies like Fresh Healthy Vending that offer franchisees the chance to own and service vending machines with better foods and beverages.
Interested entrepreneurs can either open a franchise from an existing vending machine business or sell vending-machine friendly products to help stock up schools and offices with healthier, affordable snacks.
Real-Life Success Story: iDropped
Real-Life Success Story: Cape May Contracting
Additional reporting by Brittney Morgan (Helmrich).