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1. Support for the elderly
By 2030, the National Population Council (Conapo) estimates that the number of elderly will be 20.4 million, which will represent 14.8% of the population. This sector requires support from the company in day-to-day activities such as going to the doctor, buying the pantry, reading or simply going for a walk. Form a team of mature people who can provide this service for a few hours a day. They must first pass a selection and trust filter before they begin to provide services.
2. Comprehensive therapy for adolescents
The myth that only crazy people go to the psychologist has been gradually eradicated. These types of professionals are specialists in helping to overcome emotional impacts caused in childhood or to achieve better communication with adolescents. Start an individual therapy business or weekend group workshops for teens. Thanks to this service, you will be able to address questions of self-esteem, socialization, career choices, among others. Hire a few start-up psychologists, then hire more staff.
3. School regularization
According to the PLANEA basic education assessment. Start a business that contributes to the learning process of children with regularization courses. Hire a base of qualified teachers and offer your services at home.
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4. Jams without sugar
Type 2 diabetes is not exclusive to overweight adults with poor eating habits: it has already affected children due to childhood obesity. Make and sell jams or jellies without sugar. Doing them is a relatively simple process that you can do as a side task at home. You can add value to your offering by using only organic products.
5. Blog for moms
According to Inegi, there are 32.8 million Mexican mothers; most of them in productive age. This universe needs guidance ranging from how to recover from childbirth to how to educate children, feed them or help them in their daily performance. Therefore, a good business option is to create a portal focused on this audience. Offer tips and share your experiences. It markets advertising space with brands focused on the children’s or women’s niche. You can also include an announcements section where business moms can advertise; from them you will receive a periodic royalty. Use social media to promote your blog.
6. Installation of night skies
Watching the stars in the sky is one of the most relaxing activities there is. Unfortunately, environmental and light pollution does not always allow this experience. It offers families to install starry skies in their bedrooms using special materials that only work when a room is darkened. Please note: the effect can last for more than eight years. Join a company that markets this type of product and become their distributor.
7. Ecological centerpieces for parties
In a country like Mexico where the festive atmosphere seems to be part of our DNA, making eco-friendly centerpieces for the holidays can be a real bargain. To get started, you will need to train yourself in designing jars. So offer your creations for specific celebrations, such as weddings or the 15th anniversary. Your added value: models made with materials that have no negative impact on the environment, such as henequen, clay, stones, wood, ceramics and textiles. Create alliances with sustainable suppliers.
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8. Haute couture workshop
The Federal Consumer Prosecutor’s Office (Profeco) recalls that the wedding dress represents 11.9% of the total budget for a wedding. This item of clothing can cost several thousand pesos, although the agency says the average expenditure Mexican women make on this item is $ 26,000. Set up a haute couture workshop and offer the making and design of this type of outfit. Don’t forget to include XVs and cocktail dresses. You can also complete your catalog with headdresses and textile souvenirs.
9. Hand painted tennis shoes
The creative industry is listed as one of the five key economic branches of the international projection, and Mexico ranks 18th in the world for exporting creative products with more than US $ 5.1 billion. Thus, it is the only Latin American country in the top 20, according to a report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Enter this industry with the production and marketing of hand painted tennis shoes. Sell them via a e-commerce . To set yourself apart from the competition, you can create designs from the iconic films. Don’t forget to create a Facebook page and keep your designs up to date on Pinterest and Instagram.
10. Direct sale of nutritional supplements
The Mexican Direct Selling Association points out that 47% of sales made under this program correspond to the nutrition sector. Start with a business that offers you to start a business with a low investment. Bet on brands with extensive market experience and who also offer training to improve your performance. To retain consumers, organize value-added activities. For example, a nutrition club. And most importantly, know the benefits of your products.