When you google ‘small business ideas for the future,’ the search engine will fetch you several blogs, articles, news bits, etc. that list top business ideas for 2023 or business ideas that will survive until 2030. Are you going to read them one by one and waste your time? It’s your call anyway.
We, at GBCorp, have spent quality time coming up with a list of truly ‘small’ business ideas that will help anyone start and sustain a business in the future. By saying ‘in the future,’ we don’t mean 2030, but 2050 or later. Yes! We’ve curated this list after conducting deep-dive research into the challenges and barriers that a business might face in the future. Thus, the ideas presented in this article have fewer chances of failure thirty to fifty years down the line.
(In no particular order.)
- Print-on-demand apparel
- Homemade products retail
- Brand influencer
- Sell your talent
- Vending machine-based business
- A vendor to the renewable energy business
- Language transcription or translation
Futureproof Small Business Ideas—Top 7 on our list
Though print-on-demand is a booming business across nations, it has a promising future. From small brands to big brands, corporate and small-scale companies, everyone wants to impress their employees and potential customers. Setting up an online print-on-demand business with a custom design will cater to the above-mentioned needs of the market. You just have to partner with printing partners (they will manage everything from managing inventory to printing to dispatching the products). Easy-peasy!
Homemade products retail
Learning a ‘value addition’ can help you establish your own homemade products (skin care, beauty, ready-to-eat food, home-processed food items, etc.) from the comfort of your home. Believe it or not, home-made products are trusted by thousands of customers, and people really want to support the home-makers by buying from them. This trend will never go down and will only show upward momentum for years.
The Zoomers (millennials) of this century are smarter with their smartphones and social media channels. Becoming a brand influencer will not only publicize you personally but also enable you to earn from each post for a brand. In the past, present, and future, brands are going to reach out to you anyway. You just have to create your fan following initially without spending a penny by working ‘free’ for brands, then earn later.
Sell your talent
If you’re talented in a particular skill, you can either become a trainer, coach, teacher, educator, or consultant. Nowadays, people are paying attention to offline classes or courses instead of online ones. Because gone are the COVID days and unproductive learning. So, start selling your talent offline at a premium price. Your life is settled for the future now!
Vending machine-based business
There are numerous business opportunities with vending machines. These machines can be operated by just one operator in a small room. So, there is no big investment other than buying the machine. But you can earn thousands every day. Examples: Plant-based eco-friendly plates, tea cups, packaging boxes, cartons, etc.
A vendor to the renewable energy business
As we all know, renewable, clean, or green energy is going to dominate the world and totally replace non-renewable energy. So, why not become a supplier, distributor, or vendor to a renewable energy business? Be it solar power or biofuels, renewable energy will lead us in the future. Start networking with existing vendors and establish your business in one or two years, so that you gain experience and expertise in the next five to six years.
Language transcription or translation
Learn a new language (French, Spanish, or any foreign language, etc.) now and start offering linguistic transcription or translation services. When companies go global, they need your services for any sort of communication, collaboration, or business terms. In addition, you can teach the same online and start freelancing whenever you have time. This business is unique, and not many of them choose it. If you’re good at learning new languages, then this cup is for you!
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