Lets do a simple view and a bit analysis:
Making a business is all about matching supply vs demands. No matter how big the business is, no matter what type of business it is. Things that make them different are: the scale, the product/service provided, structure of the ownership, and where a business stand on (as a supplier, or mediator, or customer, or mixed). Supply and demand have the same level of urgency. Either a business lack of supply or lack of demand will cause a business suffered (if not dead).
Your mission is to match your potency to provide services or products to the globe’s demand.
Why global trend? Why not local trend?.
Global trend influence people’s habits and attitudes much everywhere on the earth. On this global era, everything go global.
Here are some hot trends that you can turn into a small business
a. Eco issue and small business opportunities
Eco is become more and more hot issue lately. This issue leaves a high awareness of eco everywhere on the globe. Providing services or products that support people’s awareness to the eco, or providing things that bring eco identity become more and more prospective on the 2008 and most likely will go on. Giving greener choice to the people well matches the demands. Practically, you may provide or distribute eco-products either in a storefront or online or even mixed.
b. Global Warming and Touring services and eco issue
You may have an excellent experience to operate a tour services on your previous and are trying to match with the global trend. Global warming is one of the hottest issue now onward. Antarctica, rain forest, north pole is become more and more popular tour destination, because of the issue.
c. Energy saving issue and small business opportunity
Now world’s people more and more care aware and care to do energy saving, more people are now willing to use solar even for the house. There is great potential of opportunity to provide solar panel installation for house’s equipments.
d. Baby boomer’s statistic and its opportunity
Number of senior aged individual is significantly increased on the 2008. You may want to explore, find out how it is in your country or region. Wide-range types of senior care services are waiting in the market: In-home care, home services for senior such as preparing the meal, running errand or even housekeeping for senior.
e. Disparity the poor and the rich
Disparity is growing and the middle class is shrinking. This make restaurant, car and even house ownerships will increase. Explore yourself more.
f. Traditional believe casting
This trend will make demand on books, CD’s or any other types of media that accommodate this trend are increasingly. It likely become a lucrative business opportunity going forward.
Try to explore more global trend to find small business idea that well matches your desire, skills, strengths and goals in the same time.