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/ 06 May 2019 / No comments
One way of getting ahead in the world of small business is to identify markets which are relatively new or, if they have been around for a while, which have experienced considerable growth in more recent times. The most obvious example is computer technology, where even last year’s innovation is this year’s sale item and there is an insatiable drive amongst many to always be with the latest thing.
There are obvious reasons why such a market might offer benefits not available to those entering more traditional and less fluid areas of commerce. Constant changes and upgrades mean nobody has the market sown up for long, as everybody is forced to dive in and compete each and every time a new concept is launched and becomes available. A moving target provides constantly new options for those prepared and able to hit the ground running.
A Rapidly Changing World
An interesting if rather highfalutin piece of research by Warwick University in the United Kingdom has taken a look at rapidly evolving product markets in the area of digital technologies. The respected Forbes has considered how businesses can adapt to a rapidly changing world, which significantly builds its case around an assumption that it is change which is driving enterprise rather than perhaps the other way around. In same ways it is not strictly relevant, whether the chicken or the egg came first the essential point is surely that online business needs to adapt and be receptive to continual movement in the market if it is to flourish.
An altogether less geeky but nevertheless still rapidly expanding market is that of alternative and herbal medicines. Click here to see an example of how new trends and a greater understanding of the properties of many such remedies has opened new doors for entrepreneurs who have entered this market in response to a significant increase in demand.
A Long History of Herbal Medicines and Remedies
In many cases alternative medicines are not new but actually have a long history, in some cases predating the emergence of the modern pharmaceutical industry. Distrust in officialdom and the profit-driven culture of that industry has led many to question the prevalent wisdom and encouraged us to look for more natural solutions to everyday ailments and maladies. Health food shops abound in our shopping malls and even the large corporate chains have given ground to this new development in nutrition and medicine by responding to popular demand.
One area in which the industry has blossomed is in the manufacture and supply of CBDs, or cannabidiols, which are now generally accepted to have therapeutic qualities for sufferers of certain conditions, and in some parts of the US and elsewhere legislation has been relaxed and adjusted in accordance with this recognition.
As attitudes change so new openings have been created for online businesses to ship and supply natural medicines to a growing network of new customers who look for solutions to old problems which conventional medicine has appeared unable to address.