Great business ideas for 2018
If you're a particularly organized person and think you'd be good at coaching people through getting rid of unnecessary items, you could turn this skill into a lucrative business this year. It definitely requires patience and understanding, so being a people person is important. Ask if clients will let you take before and after photos of the areas of their homes you've organized, and use those to create a portfolio to attract more clients and market your business on social media.
Home healthcare services
There are plenty of ways to help seniors and grow a successful business at the same time. Everything from salon to errand services can be a success, as long as you can bring your skills to their homes or assist older people who can no longer walk or drive to get to you. Also, consider a business to help seniors transition from their homes to assisted living facilities, with services such as packing, transporting, setting up or storing their furniture and possessions.
Wheelchair repair service
In a study led by Michael Boninger, of the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, about 53 percent of wheelchair users reported one or more breakdowns requiring repair between 2006 and 2011. There is a need for those who can fix both manual and electric wheelchairs quickly to get them back to those who depend on them.
Wheelchairs, especially electric wheelchairs, can be complicated to repair. Considering they're also expensive and necessary equipment for the people who use them, if you have the skills to repair them or are willing to hone them, you're likely to find your services highly in demand.
The study shows that as companies once again focus on international growth over the next few years, they will turn to the translation industry to provide localization services. A growing population of immigrants is expected to contribute to further growth.
"The industry has grown as companies look to cash in on an increasingly global marketplace," said IBISWorld industry analyst Andrew Krabeepetcharat.
This need has created an opening for bilingual speakers with the ability to interpret speech from one language to another. Specific services they can provide include document translation and the translation of website information into languages for use in other countries, taking into account unique cultural and linguistic traits.
Health clubs for millennials
Real-Life Success Story: ROAM Fitness
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Healthy vending machines
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: HUMAN Healthy Vending Machines
Real-Life Success Story: Mandy Dyonne
Real-Life Success Story: Ruksana Writes
Senior care provider
Real-Life Success Story: Adult Placement Network