To make Susan Ward's, these businesses must: have the potential to be profitable now and for many years in the future; 2. be able to do well even in uncertain economic times; 3. not require a PhD or decades of experience. Some require trade school training, a university degree or a prior apprenticeship, while others need only some prior experience and a passion for the industry.
4. not require large amounts of startup capital, but only what every startup business requires: dedication, hard work, perseverance and a desire to succeed.
Here are Susan Ward's picks for the best small business ideas based on current trends in business and demographics.
If construction is in your blood and you think you would enjoy making clients' home renovation dreams come true why not turn it into a business? Ask almost anyone who is needs repairs or renovations done on their home (or business) - remodeling contractors are hard to find and the good ones are always busy.