There is no denying that the last year was rough for every one of us. Granted, some industries did better than others, but the global economy, as a whole, took a strong beating. But, the things are finally going for the better and, as far as the indicators are showing, the next year will be the time for rebuilding. In short, if you want to start your own gig, 2021 is the year to go.
But, where to place your bet? Well, although restrictive measures are being lifted all over the world, the COVID-19 outbreak will affect the way we conduct business in years to come. Keeping that in mind, let’s take a quick look at some of the most promising investment opportunities.
Warehouse and distribution management for e-stores
The last couple of months were especially good for the entire e-commerce sector. Now when people have experienced the convenience of buying items from the comfort of their homes, they will hardly fall back to old habits. However, in order to stay in the game long-term and be able to move their goods from point A to point B, all these companies will need a rock-solid warehouse and distribution infrastructure. So, why wouldn’t you fill in this void and set up your own delivery channels? The market still has plenty of room for new players.
Over the last couple of years, drones made quite an impact on the whole slew of industries ranging from construction to e-commerce and delivery. Their ability to navigate hard to reach places and avoid all obstacles of modern traffic simply can’t be emulated by any other tool currently in existence. The same can be said about security – the unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with night-vision cameras can easily substitute the entire shifts of exposed workers. The private security potential of drones hasn’t yet been fully realized, so here’s your chance.
The car industry is one of the rare sectors that didn’t take a huge hit this year. While international travel has been and, to a large extent still is, restricted, the people are safely roaming the national roads and need the fresh supply of vehicles. The only thing you need to tap into this market is to find some niche corner you can easily exploit. For instance, brands like Subaru are growing in popularity but still lack dedicated retail and repair support. Obtaining the import license for these vehicles and stockpiling Subaru genuine parts may prove to be your best shot at success.
Elderly care services
The US population is rapidly aging. Nothing bad about it – reduction in mortality and better living standard are on the way to increase the number of Americans aged 65 or more in 2018 to 95 million in 2060. All these people will need care and medical support once they reach their golden years. Keeping in mind that starting this specific branch of business requires relatively low investments and that health awareness experienced exponential growth over the last couple of months, we say this opportunity is well worth a shot.
These days, when the world of business has largely moved into the virtual environment, the pressure on websites to supplement human interaction and deliver the best possible customer experience only became harder. The efficient solution comes in the form of intuitive AI-powered chatbots that allow the customers to provide valuable feedback and quickly browse through one company’s product and services. But, all these chatbots need to be developed, and the companies working in this sector are still few and far in between. Leverage this fact to your advantage.
Virtual medical services
If we can be sure about two things in regards to the generations coming after boomers, that would be that they are far more tech-savvy and far less inclined to pay a visit to the good doctor except in the case of emergency. The result of these two things put together is the infamous Doctor Google that often does more harm than good. This problem could be easily solved by a simple online platform where one can inquire about their medical condition, and schedule an online appointment with a genuine medical professional. The current social distancing measures give this idea a lot of potential.
Web design service
When we talked about several of the previous topics, we have mentioned that, for a number of reasons, businesses are irreversibly moving on the web. And with the online playing field becoming so dense, only the companies that put some thought in the presentation and ease of navigation will have a chance for survival. Don’t believe us? The recent research says that, if they fail to grab their attention, the visitors will leave the webpages after a mere 10 seconds. With this in mind, investing in a web design startup does seem like a good idea.
We hope these few mentions gave you some general direction of where to put your entrepreneurial efforts in the year 2021. The recent COVID-19 outbreak changed the way we look at the business and the world in general – probably for good. But, the opportunities for starting your own gig are still there. You only need to know where to look.