Small Business Ideas and Consumer Trends

In addition to trendwatching.com I have recently been using a number of other resources to identify emerging consumer and business trends.

springwise, coolbusinessideas and killerstartups utilise “spotters” around the globe to provide daily updates on recent business startups. The latter site is focused on internet businesses. I’ve added these sites into my Google Reader (still loving it!) which is now feeding me with a 30-40 new business startup ideas per day. Some seem absolutely mad/crazy but it really highlights how focused and determined entrepreneurs can be when they become truly passionate about a new idea – It seems there is no stopping them!

I’ve also just discovered a great tool here to analyse the trends amongst the blogging community.┬áSince there are now numerous blogs for pretty much any topic you care to mention this is a pretty useful site for identifying consumer trends that are emerging within the business niches in which you are involved or interested.