Every year it seems that new business trends arise. From e-cig trends of a few years ago to user agent programs of this year, the trends never cease. But what works for some may not work for others, and the financial issues that can come from these businesses can be worse than not investing at all. Below are a few of the tried and true trends for 2016 and beyond.
As mentioned above, user agent programs are a big trend this year. An agent ISO program (independent sales organization) is something that many are looking for. While big business and big banks are getting the boot by many, smaller organizations are looked upon to pick up the slack.
Another tried and true trend comes from the surge of yardwork companies. This could be from out busy schedules, or the rise of baby boomer ages, but yard workers are in high demand. It was once something that teenagers did to earn extra funds, but adults are getting into the business, too. From trimming hedges to building stone paver walls, yardwork goes way beyond cutting the grass.
An upcycle business is also in high demand. While many donate to thrift shops, others look to consign and make a little cash from their goods. Websites like thredup.com have started the upcycle-for-cash trend.
In our multicultural world, translators are in high demand. Many firms look for part-time or freelance translators, as most do not have the need for a full-time staffer. If you are fluent (or want to be fluent) in a second or third language, check out this trend.
One of the hottest business trends in 2016 (and the foreseeable future) is a health insurance consultant. You do not need a license, since you are not actually selling insurance, but rather advising people of their options. The health care reform has caught a lot of people off guard – especially those who thought they could keep the plan they has for years past. If you have a medical background or an insurance background, this opportunity is a great one to get ahold of.
Above are a few of today’s hottest business trends. There are many more available, but whatever you choose be sure to weigh the pros and cons. Are you experienced or are willing to learn? Are you ready to invest more than 40 hours per week? Are you okay taking a financial hit? These questions are important, and can help you better judge if you are ready to take part in a booming business trend.