Everyone is always speculating about the next big thing, the next big business idea. And I’ve recently located some new and very interesting ones in a piece titled, “Is One of These Business Ideas the Next Big Thing?” These are business ideas that you may never suspect – the business of butlers and butchers:
“The opportunity is not in being a butler . . .but in training them and finding them homes. . . Lest you think there’s not enough of a potential market, the International Guild of Professional Butlers says there are a “few million” butlers and that there’s been a recent surge in the number of folks signing on.”
“As part of the buying-local food trend, neighborhood butcher shops are making a comeback. While visiting the local butcher is not likely to completely replace shopping for meat in grocery stores, the Food Channel pointed to a resurgence in butcher shop patronage as one of its top trends for 2011.”
Who’d have guessed? Butlers and butchers, harkening back to the days of old. Superberries and beer gardens also made the list, check it out.
What do you think? What’s YOUR business idea for the “next big thing?” Leave us your idea in a comment below by September 1, 2011 (along with your Twitter username, should you happen to have one) and we’ll pick the best two ideas in our Moderators’ opinions. Each of the winners will receive a $50 Amazon gift certificate!
So come on and tell us! What’s your next big business idea?
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