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Five Business Ideas You Should Revisit

If you are on the hunt for a great business idea, it’s likely that you’ve come across some not-so-ideal business opportunities. That’s not to say that those ideas are any better or worse than other ideas, but that for one reason or another, you felt that they weren’t right for you. It happens.

Sometimes aspiring business owners don’t start out with an idea and have to sift through many options to come to a final decision. In spending so much time in the weeds, really great opportunities can look less than ideal. They get lost in the details. If you’ve already glazed over these five ideas once and feel like they aren’t for you, we’re here to tell you they are worth a second look.


Sure, it seems complicated and requires a lot of startup capital, but with the right business partners, product, and patience, you can earn a lot of money for your efforts. Whether you decide to help broker cryptocurrency, support other creators of cryptocurrency, or dabble in support services that surround the industry, there are plenty of opportunities in this fast-paced and often controversial industry. There’s money to be made and if you can get comfortable with learning as you go and can weather the storms, it might be worth revisiting.


The cannabis industry is growing at rapid rates right now, but you might be on the other side of the argument when it comes to legalization and public use. Regardless of how you personally feel about cannabis, if you are a savvy businessperson, then you know there’s no denying how lucrative this industry really is right now.

Will it last? Only time will tell, but you can certainly make a living; whether it be in support arenas, the cannabis accessories market, or helping with dispensary marketing.

Animals and Pets

At first glance, you might think there’s no money in pet care, grooming, dog walking, or selling pet food and accessories, but the pet industry, particularly the dog care industry is exploding. With more information coming to light regarding the quality of food and treats, there’s never been a better time to launch into business to make a difference in the lives of millions of animals around the world. Manufacturing might seem like a lot of work, but once you are up and running, this stuff pays for itself.


Do you wear glasses? If you do, you know how overpriced these things really are. If you are looking to start a business with a high mark-up, consider the eyewear industry. There is money to be made, lives to change, and working in fashion is a lot of fun. You get to influence trends, help people make decisions about what they will look like, and determine how much money you want to make. Eyewear experts basically write their own ticket. More and more companies are working to reduce the cost of wearing glasses, but there’s still plenty of profit to be made.

Real Estate

A lot of real estate agents start out struggling because you need to finance a lot of the upfront costs yourself, but really, how is that any different than starting any other business? Real estate is one of those industries that people love to weigh in on and have an opinion about. People think that because they have bought a home and live in it that they know a thing or two about “the market.”

But it takes real skill and interest to build a business in the real estate market. Whether you want to sell real estate, develop it, rent it, or tear it down and make parking lots, this industry isn’t going anywhere. Sure, there are dips in the economy that impact the sale of real estate, but at the end of the day, if you can manage the risks, it’s a great industry to give a second look to. After all, people need homes to live in.