Recession-proof Business Ideas

Even during a recession, business keeps getting done. The question really is whether or not you are going to shift your mindset to one who leverages opportunity instead of someone victimized by the winds of chance. If youre like most people, you would rather shift than suffer.

Here are some tips on how you can identify great business opportunities and begin to apply them to your life so you can enjoy success because of, instead of in spite of, the economic challenges of the day.

Look for industries that everyone needs regardless of their economic situation

By identifying industries that need help providing the day to day services that everyone needs  food, shelter, clothing, day to day amenities of sustenance, and health care  you will likely find ways to either find a job or identify a market you can serve with your talents.

Find companies that offer products for managing tough economic times

Look for companies that supply temp workers, handle business liquidations, or provide comfort items such as counseling services. They are all going to need help for the extra business they are flooded with.

Try brokering excess inventories through barter or trade

Act as the liaison between people who want to buy excess inventories and people who have them. If you build a network, you can end up getting some of the things you need directly easily.

Offer education, retraining, and tutoring

With people out of work, sometimes from industries that wont rebound due to shifts in technology, you can offer paid classes that help retrain an obsolete workforce.

Package your own products in a new and interesting way

If youre already in business selling products, try bundling them in a new, creative way. Make working with you more convenient, more complete, easier and more efficient than working with someone else.

Establish joint venture relationships that provide synergy

By partnering with another business person to offer both of your client bases more value, you both win and all of your clients win too.

Become a consultant

Many people who get laid off can go back to work as independent contractors for their old employers. It saves the employer benefit costs and you can often charge even more per hour than you used to get paid via a salary

Get online

For a very small amount, you can launch a website, sell products, promote your site and begin making money. Lots of people want to try something new during tough times  you could sell them what they need to make a change.

Dont forget the needs of the wealthy

Affluent individuals who were more in cash than debt are open to finding great bargains and continuing to live their lifestyle. They see this economic time as an opportunity to get in low. You can cater to that.

Invest in you by starting your own business

By investing in your own business, instead of being subjected to the whims of an employer who can lay you off, you can choose your destiny. Bu establishing an additional revenue stream that allows you choices, you have more freedom.