What does it take for a business idea to make this list?
First, it has to meet the premise of this article and tap into current trends, on the theory that starting a business based on a popular trend will give a startup a better chance of success.
Second, it has to be feasible as a small business. Currently, for instance, there are many exciting business opportunities in biotechnology and resource extraction but these aren’t opportunities that most small business people would be in a position to take advantage of.
Third, there have to be few if any barriers to entry, meaning that just about anyone could start one of these businesses; you don’t need years of education or millions of dollars in startup capital.
And fourth, of course, they have to be legal and ethical.
With no more ado, my picks for the best business opportunities for right now are: