As any successful entrepreneur will tell you the best businesses are ones that anticipate the next great economic trend. Related: 6 Things To Ask Yourself Before Starting A Business Some fields may be on the upswing as other industries may be dying out. Figuring out the future might look difficult, but you can start by identifying ways in which the economy’s recent changes have already created opportunities. The evergreen nuggets of wisdom still apply in the 21st century:
- Read the business press: newspapers and magazines and any trade journals that apply in your industry of choice (either in print or online).
- Poke around your own region to notice who’s succeeding and why.
- Pay attention to economic indicators that track growth in the U.S. economy, based on such areas as stock prices, payroll, sales and production, unemployment and inflation. Notice sectors that stand out.
- Consult the experts.