The Internet is full of ideas. Many of them are magnificent flashes of creativity and innovation that will bring to life the businesses of the future that will change the course of the world. We have all experienced it, technology has changed our way of living radically and at a speed that we could not imagine. It is even predicted that for the next 10 years the changes will happen 3 times faster than they have happened in the last 10. Not surprising! Let’s remember what happened…
- In the last 10 years, the largest Internet-based companies have been born and grown and many of their creators are not even 25 years old. Companies like Facebook, Google, YouTube or WhatsApp have only been around for a few years.
- 10 years ago we did not have digital television, nor Netflix , nor social networks , much less cell phones with powerful processors similar to high-performance computers. Someone had to invent them and turn them into businesses.
- Just a short time ago you depended on a long list of procedures to import a vehicle, today you can choose the brand, style and color from the screen of your phone, pay for it online and have it in front of your door in a matter of days.
- Social networks have become the new means of communication and people are the generators of news and content.
So if you are one of those restless entrepreneurs who understand the importance of digital transformation and dream of being part of this wave of new businesses that will change the world, here are some trends:
BUSINESS OF THE FUTURE
- Online payment methods . The use of credit and debit cards as means of payment is increasing every day and the use of cash will be less and less. E-commerce is gaining ground and people are buying more and more online.However, even today there are very few secure options to pay and receive money online. Locally, each country is seeking to implement solutions for online portals, but the developments are complex due to the multiple security measures that are required. Paypal, for example, has shown its leadership and business potential in this line. for which it represents a profitable business of the future that someone will have to develop.
- Cryptocurrencies. Electronic currencies like Bitcoins are revolutionizing the world and opening the door to forms of investment never before imagined.
- Shipping and delivery systems . People are buying more online and are looking to leave their homes less every day. Very soon we will make the supermarket online, we will buy digital devices, electrical appliances, cakes and even rental cars.Someone has to develop systems for shipping and delivering all these items quickly and safely for all kinds of markets and sectors, and above all with economical payment options appropriate to their location. Market that gigantic companies like FEDEX or UPS will not be enough to supply locally. The demand for these services is a good business niche in this segment.
- Digital Marketing Agencies . Although there are currently thousands of Internet service providers such as hosting, email, system development, page design, etc. The demand will be increasing in terms of content services and online advertising management.Every company wants to have a presence on the Internet to survive, so it will be necessary to develop thousands of digital strategies for companies, organizations and people. Professional consultants, community managers, graphic designers and an arsenal of tools will be needed for this type of work. The Internet continues to be a business niche with enormous opportunities.
- Automated diagnostic systems . In the near future we will not need to go to the doctor to get a medical diagnosis. Nor go to the mechanic and maybe not even to the psychologist.There will be many automated digital systems through which you can get basic diagnoses and solutions just by entering your symptoms or elementary data. This will be possible thanks to huge databases with information regarding endless possibilities. This class of systems will allow professionals to transmit their knowledge and turn it into online services.
- New sources of energy . Gasoline as fuel is known to have its days numbered and it will not be the solution of the future. Solar power systems, wind power, green fuels or any other energy solution represents big business opportunities of the future . Electric systems as a substitute for fuels is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs.
- Global warming . Surely one of the most drastic effects of this problem will be the scarcity of water. Some suggest that the next world war will not be over oil but over water, and indeed we are not far from it.In the meantime, creative and resourceful minds are needed to help conserve, distribute and purify water in such a way that society as a whole benefits. Let’s hope there are enough creative entrepreneurs out there to come up with equally creative solutions to this problem.
Well, now you know what the big venture capitalists are investing in.